STUDENT EVALUATION REVAMP TASK FORCE
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Web Pages & Evaluation Forms
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(An * means it is listed in Student Evaluation References)
Offer of Chocolate Changes the Way Students See a Professor, Study Finds (from Tufte)
*Spooren, Pieter and Dimitri Mortelmans (2006), "Teacher professionalism and student evaluation of teaching: will better teachers receive higher ratings and will better students give higher ratings?" Educational Studies, 32 (2) June, 201-214.
*Dommeyer, Curt J., Paul Baum, Robert W. Hanna and Kenneth S. Chapman (2004), "Gathering faculty teaching evaluations by in-class and online surveys: their effects on response rates and evaluations,", Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 29 (5) October, 611-623.
*Darby, Jenny A. (2007), "Are course evaluations subject to a halo effect?" Research in Education, 77 (August), 46-55
*Toland, Michael D. and R. J. De Ayala (2005), "A Multilevel Factor Analysis of Students' Evaluations of Teaching," Educational and Psychological Measurement, 65 (2) April, 272-296.
*Cohen, Erik H. (2005), "Student evaluations of course and teacher: factor analysis and SSA approaches," Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 30 (2) April, 123-136.
*Richardson, John (2005), "Instruments for obtaining student feedback: a review of the literature," Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 30 (4) August, 387-415.
*Riniolo, Todd, Katherine Johnson, Tracy Sherman and Julie Misso (2006), "Hot or Not: Do Professors Perceived as Physically Attractive Receive Higher Student Evaluations?" The Hournal of General Psychology, 133 (1), 19-35.
*McDaniel, Thomas R. (2006), "Student Evaluations of Instructors: A Good Thing?" Academic Leader, 22 (8) p. 8
Fox, Craig (2006), "The availability heuristic in the classroom: How soliciting more criticism can boost your course ratings," Judgment and Decision Making, 1 (1) July, 86-90.
Emery, Charles, Tracy Kramer and Robert Tian (?), "Return to Academic Standards: Challenge the Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness," ...
Sproule, Robert (2000), "Student Evaluation of Teaching: A Methodological Critique of Conventional Practices," Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 8 (50),
Student Evaluation References (Word file)
Last updated 11/1/07
eXplorance Blue/Evaluation software
Factoid: Using 2006-2007 data, the correlation between student gpa and average teacher effectiveness rating, at the college level, was .85421, and R-square was therefore .73, or 73%. See Excel file for details.
From: Keiser, R. (2005, March 18). The Merits of Student Evaluations. Chronicle of Higher Education/, /51/(28), A47-A47.
"The practice of using unvalidated instruments is considered unethical by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. It probably would not stand up to a court challenge. ..
I should note that, as a little check, for years I handed all tests and assignments back at the beginning of the next class period after which they were submitted. I never got more than 4.5 on a 5.0 scale for returning assignments and tests on a timely basis. ..."
Faculty Thoughts and Ramblings
Jeff Elison, 11/16/07
Wayne Roberts, 11/21/07
Student evaI qtnnaire: Same form as current, with no teaching effectiveness question
Student eval II: Different format - essentially an organized checklist, to discourage mean computations.