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ERIC Number: EJ907867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
How I "Improved" My Teaching Evaluations: A Survival Manual for the Politically Incorrect
Academic Questions, v23 n4 p487-496 Dec 2010
The pseudonymous "Great Teacher" deliberately decided to lower his teaching standards in order to raise his scores on the "Student-Generated Numerical Evaluation Form" (SNEF), achieving an ulterior goal and unfortunately proving SNEF-critics right on all counts. This article relates why he eventually decided to sacrifice pedagogical quality to "raise" those scores, and how he went about raising them. His experience may prove useful to other professors who need to protect their careers by becoming more popular with students. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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