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ERIC Number: ED374716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Evaluation in the College of Business: Factors Related to the Overall Teaching Effectiveness.
Tang, Thomas Li-Ping
This study sought to identify major factors of teaching evaluation as related to professors' overall teaching effectiveness. Undergraduate and graduate students at a university in the southeastern United States were asked to rate 126 business faculty through anonymous course evaluations. Students rated faculty on 12 specific items related to teaching performance; responded to 5 items about class standing, grade point average, reason for taking the course, attendance, and expected grade; and rated the instructor on overall teaching effectiveness. A total of 6,395 evaluations were collected and analyzed. The results of a multiple regression analysis demonstrated that 12 factors were predictors of overall teaching effectiveness, including: (1) instructor presents material clearly; (2) instructor answers students' questions; (3) instructor treats students in a courteous and professional manner; and (4) instructor appears to be well-prepared for class. These data suggest that students are fairly reasonable in considering important aspects of the learning process when they evaluate professors' overall teaching effectiveness. The results are discussed in light of the faculty reward system in place at U.S. universities, the balance between teaching and research, and the changes in management education. (Contains 40 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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