ERIC Number: ED231313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
The Effectiveness of Consultation in Support of Student Evaluation Feedback: A Ten Year Follow-up.
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.; Stevens, Joseph J.
A 10-year followup was conducted of a study that examined the effectiveness of expert consultation and student feedback provided to college faculty. A 1978 study (Aleamoni) found significant improvement in student ratings for a group of instructors receiving student feedback and expert consultation in comparison to a group of instructors receiving student feedback alone. An assessment was undertaken with 28 of the 33 instructors who participated in the original 1971 study and had voluntarily used the Course/Instructor Evaluation Questionnaire after the termination of the original study. The number of times instructors had engaged in individual consultations or had participated in instructional workshops during the followup period was also assessed. It was found that instructors who had participated in consultation received higher student ratings and used student ratings and instructional services more throughout the followup interval. Despite methodological difficulties in the research, it is concluded that the usefulness of student rating feedback is ensured only when integrated with a system of instructional support. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Albuquerque, NM, Apr. 28-May 1, 1983).