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Lucas Center for Faculty Development

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Faculty members have generally lamented the lack of useful information one can discern from student evaluations of courses.  Often it becomes a popularity contest or students are asked to evaluate things like content knowledge of the instructor, for which they do not have the expertise to do so.  In some cases, one of the main criteria for evaluating teaching by a supervisor has been "over-all assessment of the instructor" which is then further reduced to a numerical mean. As Provost Toll has often said, "What does reporting a score of 3.798657 on this item really say about one's teaching?"

Provost's Communication

April 11th, 2013

August 19th, 2013

September 16th, 2013

October 23rd, 2013