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ERIC Number: EJ1116219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
An Examination of Teaching Award Support Letters: What They Reveal about How Students and Faculty Perceive Teaching Excellence
Jackson, Kathy L.; Brua, Chas; Ramsay, Crystal M.; Hood, Larkin; Weinstein, Suzanne; Scruggs, Richard
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n3 p3-33 2016
The term "teaching excellence" is frequently used but difficult to define. In an effort to expand upon previous work to define teaching excellence, the authors analyzed 93 teaching award nomination letters of students and peer faculty from a large, land-grant university in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Content analysis identified 25 codes that were used to compare the student and faculty letters in terms of code frequency. The codes were then applied to the university's student ratings instrument to compare the alignment between commonly used questions on the instrument and the spontaneously generated codes from the student and faculty letters. Results showed that students and faculty frequently use the same criteria to evaluate excellent teaching.
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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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