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ERIC Number: EJ816882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Developing a Psychometrically Sound Measure of Collegiate Teaching Proficiency
Barnes, Donald C.; Engelland, Brian T.; Matherine, Curtis F.; Martin, William C.; Orgeron, Craig P.; Ring, J. Kirk; Smith, Gregory R.; Williams, Zachary
College Student Journal, v42 n1 p199-213 Mar 2008
While student evaluation of teaching (SET) has become a common practice on most college campuses, research suggests that weaknesses exist in many of the common instruments employed for this assessment. This study lays the groundwork for the development of an improved psychometrically sound measure of teaching proficiency that can be used in a university setting. An inductive approach is used to explore the construct domain, resulting in the proposition that teaching proficiency is composed of two separate dimensions: teaching readiness (TR) and teaching excellence (TE). Scales for each dimension are developed and preliminary assessments are conducted for dimensionality, reliability, discriminant validity and nomological validity. Use of the scales is recommended to improve the quality of the SET process. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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