ERIC Number: EJ1063437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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An Evaluation of Factors Regarding Students' Assessment of Faculty in a Business School
Peterson, Richard L.; Berenson, Mark L.; Misra, Ram B.; Radosevich, David J.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v6 n2 p375-402 Jul 2008
Student faculty ratings are used at most institutions of higher learning for three important reasons. First, the ratings provide direct feedback to the faculty, and this enables faculty to adjust their teaching styles. Second, the ratings provide the administration with information intended to assist in guiding and mentoring faculty toward more effective pedagogical performance in the classroom. Third, the ratings also provide the administration with information to be used in the reappointment, tenure, and promotion processes, as well as for assignment of salary range adjustments and teaching awards. To be of real value, however, all of this is predicated on the use of a valid and reliable faculty-rating instrument along with a system designed to provide both the faculty and the administration with norming reports that allow for appropriate comparisons of ratings. This article reports such a study conducted within a large department of a business school and recommends that the process used be adapted by other business school departments and other academic units across the university and at other universities to ensure a more universally appropriate usage of students' ratings.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Universities, Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Teacher Salaries, Awards, Evaluation Methods, Departments, Comparative Analysis, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Administration, Decision Making
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