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Do student evaluations measure teaching effectiveness? [Part 3 – Evaluation as symbol]]

By | March 31, 2014

I believe that it is important to think about why these student course evaluation ratings are being obtained, and how that relates to the kinds of measures used. I pointed out in Part 2 that the one-shot end-of-course retrospective rating system cannot obtain ratings valid over the whole term. There are procedures that could obtain valid ratings, but… Read More »

Do student evaluations measure teaching effectiveness? [Part 2]

By | March 30, 2014

This topic is too good to let go without a reprise; this post is based in part on a final post that I made to the LinkedIn discussion I mentioned earlier. The point has been made repeatedly and correctly that feedback has to be multidimensional, reflecting different aspects of the teaching. Almost every survey tries to assess these… Read More »