ERIC Number: ED339732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Student Ratings of Teaching: Recommendations for Use. Idea Paper No. 22.
Cashin, William E.
Recommendations for deriving and using student ratings of college teachers are presented. General recommendations for teacher evaluation include: (1) using multiple sources of data about a faculty member; (2) using student ratings as one aspect; and (3) determining the purpose of the ratings before they are collected. Ten specific recommendations are made for the design, implementation, and interpretation of a student rating system. Suggestions are also made for short and long (diagnostic) rating forms that include open-ended comments. Six recommendations are made for the administration of the student rating system; these include anonymity of student raters. Final steps in interpretation support the development of a written explanation of how analyses of student ratings are to be interpreted and appointment of a faculty member as a consultant to help the faculty use the ratings. A 20-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Data Collection, Evaluation Utilization, Guidelines, Higher Education, Professors, Program Design, Program Implementation, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Systems Development, Teacher Effectiveness
Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66505 (individual copies for $1.00, a complete set of Idea Papers for $5.00, 25-99 copies $0.25 per copy, and 100 or more at $0.20 per copy. Orders of less than $25.00 must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development in Higher Education.
Note: For a related paper, see ED 302 567 (Idea Paper No. 20).