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ERIC Number: EJ1095212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
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Reevaluating Teaching Evaluations
D'Agostino, Susan; Kosegarten, Jay
Liberal Education, v101 n3 Sum 2015
In this article, the authors propose the use of new terminology when discussing teaching evaluations. Surveys can be considered as providing students an opportunity for "feedback" about teachers, not "evaluations" of teachers. Students, professors, and administrators should not view the surveys as an opportunity to judge a professor, but as an opportunity to provide useful feedback for the faculty member. The authors also suggest that ultimately, it is up to the administration to ensure the integrity of survey data collection methods, and it is up to the faculty to foster students' abilities to think critically and write effectively every day, including the days they are asked to complete student feedback surveys.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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