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ERIC Number: ED371667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-14
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessing Faculty Performance Using the Student Evaluation of Instruction.
Schlenker, Dale E.; McKinnon, Norma Cole
This study examined the effects of class size, course level and absenteeism on college student ratings of college faculty teaching performance at a small liberal arts institution, Atlantic Baptist College (New Brunswick, Canada). A rating scale was completed by students in each course offered during the fall semester of the 1993-94 academic year. There were 743 usable evaluations which were analyzed using a statistical software program. A one-way analysis of variance was applied to the data. The analysis evaluated the impact of class size, course level, and student absenteeism in relation to five behavioral dimensions of instructional performance: manner of presentation, classroom/lab management, professional skills, relationship with students, and preparation/planning. Findings for class size were inconsistent but indicated that classroom/lab management, professional skills and relationship with students were significant while manner of presentation and course preparation were not. Course level appeared to be a consistent variable that displayed the greatest effect on student evaluation with students in more advanced courses indicating greater satisfaction with the instructor's performance. Results also consistently showed that, as absenteeism increased, student evaluation of instruction was less favorable. A copy of the instructor evaluation rating scale is attached. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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