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ERIC Number: EJ1026239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Norming of Student Evaluations of Instruction: Impact of Noninstructional Factors
Nargundkar, Satish; Shrikhande, Milind
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v12 n1 p55-72 Jan 2014
Student Evaluations of Instruction (SEIs) from about 6,000 sections over 4 years representing over 100,000 students at the college of business at a large public university are analyzed, to study the impact of noninstructional factors on student ratings. Administrative factors like semester, time of day, location, and instructor attributes like gender and rank are studied. The combined impact of all the noninstructional factors studied is statistically significant. Our study has practical implications for administrators who use SEIs to evaluate faculty performance. SEI scores reflect some inherent biases due to noninstructional factors. Appropriate norming procedures can compensate for such biases, ensuring fair evaluations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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