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ERIC Number: EJ1051659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
A Better Way to Evaluate Undergraduate Teaching
Wieman, Carl
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v47 n1 p6-15 2015
Current methods of evaluating teaching in colleges and universities fail to encourage, guide, or document teaching that leads to improved student learning outcomes. Here the author presents a measure of teaching quality that is correlated with desired student outcomes, free from large confounding variables, and that can be used to compare the quality of teaching between faculty members, departments, and institutions. In contrast with current methods for evaluating undergraduate teaching, it is appropriate to incorporate the inventory into the institutional incentive system. It also provides a way for faculty members, departments, and institutions to support claims of teaching commitment, improvement, and quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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