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ERIC Number: EJ938568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Course Grades, Quality of Student Engagement, and Students' Evaluation of Instructor
Culver, Steven
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v22 n3 p331-336 2010
Students' evaluation of faculty and courses continue to be the most often used gauge in higher education of how well courses are taught. Faculty are particularly concerned that student ratings are highly associated with the grades students expect to receive. However, newer research on student engagement suggests that it is students' own interaction with the course material that determines their evaluation of the course. The purpose of this study then was to examine (1) whether the grades students expected in the course affected the overall evaluation of the instructor, (2) whether the students' quality of engagement in the course affected the overall evaluation of the instructor, and (3) whether students' quality of engagement moderates the relationship between expected grades and overall evaluation of the instructor. Results indicate that students' engagement with the course material significantly moderates the relationship between expected grades and overall rating of instructor. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. Web site: http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A