ERIC Number: EJ1050401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Using the Results of Teaching Evaluations to Improve Teaching: A Case Study of a New Systematic Process
Malouff, John M.; Reid, Jackie; Wilkes, Janelle; Emmerton, Ashley J.
College Teaching, v63 n1 p3-7 2015
This article describes a new 14-step process for using student evaluations of teaching to improve teaching. The new process includes examination of student evaluations in the context of instructor goals, student evaluations of the same course completed in prior terms, and evaluations of similar courses taught by other instructors. The process has steps to help maximize instructor motivation as well as to help identify good targets for improvement. The article describes as an initial case study the experiences of academics in three disparate fields in using the new process. This initial use of the process led to deeper reflection than usual for the instructors and to ideas for ways to improve their teaching. The results indicate that the new process holds potential as a systematic way of using student numerical ratings and comments to produce plans for improvements in teaching.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Feedback (Response), Action Research, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Statistics, Psychology, Rating Scales, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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