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ERIC Number: EJ925780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Student Satisfaction with Undergraduate Teaching in China--A Comparison between Research-Intensive and Other Universities
Zhang, Hongshia; Foskett, Nick; Wang, Dianmin; Qu, Mingfeng
Higher Education Policy, v24 n1 p1-24 Mar 2011
This paper presents the findings of a national survey of student satisfaction with undergraduate teaching in a sample of universities and colleges in China. The results show that while a high proportion of academic staff participates in undergraduate teaching, levels of student satisfaction are low. The lowest levels of student satisfaction are found in research-intensive universities. The study concludes that the main causes of this situation are: a shortage of well-qualified academic staff; the pressure on academic staff to focus their time on research output; policies and practices that emphasize research-orientation in the evaluation of academic staff performance; and poor support for teaching in terms of both support staff and teaching facilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China