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ERIC Number: EJ1251855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Does Instructor Availability Matter to Students? Evidence from Course Evaluations
Reynolds, Katherine; Ludlow, Larry
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v31 n1 p5-27 2020
Student perceptions of instructor availability outside of class are examined both as a predictor of instructor quality and as an outcome of student, instructor, and course characteristics. Data represent a 30-year case study record of course evaluations and instructor professional and personal variables. Student perceptions of instructor availability have a statistically significant positive relationship with student ratings of instruction beyond what is explained by other sets of instructional variables. These results suggest that faculty members' ratings of instructional quality may improve with increased availability to students outside of class; however, it is not entirely clear what exactly it looks like to students for faculty to be available outside of class.
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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