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ERIC Number: EJ816803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness: An Analysis of End-of-Course Faculty Evaluations
Smith, Bettye P.
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p788-800 Dec 2007
The purpose of this study was to describe student ratings of teaching effectiveness for faculty in the College of Education (COE) at a Research I institution in the Southern United States. Student ratings of teaching effectiveness were analyzed for the 190 tenure-track faculty in this study based on race (White, Black, and "Other" racial groups which included Asians, Latinos, and Native-Americans). Three academic years of undergraduate and graduate level courses combined were used to analyze student ratings for 28 items (26 multidimensional and 2 global) on the end-of-course evaluation form. Mean ratings indicated that White faculty and faculty identified as "Other" executed the 26 multidimensional items "often" in their teaching, whereas Black faculty executed 16 multidimensional items "often" in their teaching and ten items were executed "occasionally". On the two global items ("overall value of course and overall teaching ability"), student ratings were "very good" for White faculty and faculty who were identified as "Other," and "good" for Black faculty. White faculty had significantly higher mean scores than Black faculty on the composite of multidimensional items and the two global items. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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