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ERIC Number: EJ879979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Web-Based Student Feedback: Comparing Teaching-Award and Research-Award Recipients
Symbaluk, Diane G.; Howell, Andrew J.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v35 n1 p75-86 Jan 2010
We examined web-based ratings and open-ended comments of teaching-award winners (n = 120) and research-award winners (n = 119) to determine if teaching-award winners received more favourable ratings and comments on RateMyProfessors.com. As predicted, students rated teaching-award winners higher than research-award winners on measures of teaching quality (i.e. helpfulness and clarity). A higher percentage of teaching-award recipients relative to research-award recipients received positive open-ended comments about competence, use of humour, clarity, appearance and personality as well as both positive and negative open-ended comments about level of course difficulty. We discuss implications of these findings for lending credibility to the RateMyProfessors.com indices and for promoting published faculty evaluations at post-secondary institutions more generally. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada