ERIC Number: ED160021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of Extraneous Circumstances on Student Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness. Research Report No. 40.
Reed, Jeffrey G.
Faculty interviews were used at Kansas State University to identify 24 environmental, student, and faculty variables that were believed to moderate student ratings of teaching effectiveness. The relationship of these variables to criteria derived from the Instructional Development and Effectiveness Assessment (IDEA) System of KSU was examined. Five "extraneous" variables were useful in explaining criterion variance. Factor analysis group the variables into six factors--respect for students, course experience and control, faculty emphasis on teaching, commitment to course, and teaching style. Questionnaires used in the study are appended. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Instructional Improvement, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
Office of Educational Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Office of Educational Research.