ERIC Number: ED386632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Enhancing the Usefulness of Students' Evaluations of Instruction.
Freidman-Erickson, Sharon; Waller, Michelle P.
A procedure for soliciting student evaluation feedback which is useful for improving college instruction is described. In four psychology courses, an end-of-course evaluation survey asked for community college students' opinions on five open-ended questions (N=1 instructor, 19 classes, 298 students). Responses were classified into 17 categories, and the percentage of responses falling into each category was calculated. The results allowed the instructor to determine the components of the courses that the students thought were most or least important to their learning and motivation, and gave the instructor some direction for possible instructional changes. This evaluation procedure provided insight into student's perspective which is not captured by formal, institutionally-based, student evaluation programs. (Four tables presenting results are appended.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the APS Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (2nd, New York, NY, June 1995).