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ERIC Number: EJ871612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness for Faculty Groups Based on Race and Gender
Smith, Bettye P.
Education, v129 n4 p615-624 Sum 2009
The purpose of this study was to describe student ratings of teaching effectiveness in a College of Education at a Southern Research I institution for faculty groups based on race and gender. Student ratings for undergraduate, graduate, and undergraduate and graduate courses combined, were used to determine the teaching effectiveness for the 190 tenure-track faculty in six groups of faculty (White males, White females, Black males, Black females, male faculty from "Other" racial groups, and female faculty from "Other" racial groups). Of the 36 items on the end-of-course evaluation form, the two global items--"overall value of course" and "overall teaching ability"--are reported. On "overall value of course," student ratings were "very good" for four of the six faculty groups and "good" for the remaining two groups. On "overall teaching ability," student ratings were "very good" for half of the faculty groups and "good" for the remaining half. "Very good" indicates a rating above 4.0 on a 5.0 scale while "good" indicates a rating below 4.0, but higher than 3.0 on a 5.0 scale. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A