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Resources for faculty regarding student feedback

The resources on this page were selected from the vast research literature on Student Evaluations of Teaching. They cover different aspects of the process, from their role in student learning to debates over bias and how they should be interpreted from the perspective of individual faculty as wel as at an institutional level. Entries include books available in the Faculty Development collection of the Otterbein Library as well as publications from peer-reviewed academic journals and from the Internet.

Selected Articles

Additional Research

  • Adams, M. J., D., & Umbach, P. D. (2012). Nonresponse and online student evaluations of teaching: Understanding the influence of salience, fatigue, and academic environments. Research in Higher Education, 53(5), 576-591.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Smith, G. (2005). Students’ preconceptions of professors: Benefits and barriers according to ethnicity and gender. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 27, 184-201.
  • Berk, R. A. (2013). Face-to-face versus online course evaluations: A "consumer's guide" to seven strategies. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(1), 140.
  • Brueggeman, B. J., &. Moddelmog, D. A. "Coming-out pedagogy: Risking identity in language and literature classrooms." Pedagogy 2.3 (2002): 311-35.
  • Chulkov, D. V., & Jason Van Alstine. (2012). Challenges in designing student teaching evaluations in a business program. The International Journal of Educational Management, 26(2), 162-174.
  • Constand, R. L., & Pace, R. D. (2014). Student evaluations of finance faculty: Perceived difficulty means lower faculty evaluations. Journal of Financial Education, 40(1/2), 14-43.
  • Dagaz, M., & Harger, B. (2011). Race, gender, and research: Implications for teaching from depictions of professors in popular film, 1985-2005. Teaching Sociology, 39(3), 274-289.
  • Dresel, M., & Rindermann, H. (2011). Counseling university instructors based on student evaluations of their teaching effectiveness: A multilevel test of its effectiveness under consideration of bias and unfairness variables. Research in Higher Education, 52(7), 717-737.
  • Farreras, I. G., & Boyle, R. W. (2012). The effect of faculty self-promotion on student evaluations of teaching. College Student Journal, 46(2), 314-322.
  • Fike, D. S., Fike, R., & Zhang, S. (2015). Teacher qualities valued by students: A pilot validation of the teacher qualities (t-q) instrument. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 19(3), 115-125.
  • Grayson, J. P. (2015). Repeated low teaching evaluations: A form of habitual behaviour? The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(4), 298-321.
  • Guder, F., & Malliaris, M. (2013). Online course evaluations response rates. American Journal of Business Education (Online), 6(3), 333-n/a.
  • Güvendir, M. A. (2014). a scaling research on faculty characteristics that higher education students prioritize. College Student Journal, 48(1), 173-183.
  • Hubbell, L. (2015). Students aren't consumers. Academic Questions, 28(1), 82-89.
  • Jackson, M. J., & Jackson, W. T. (2015). The misuse of student evaluations of teaching: Implications, suggestions and alternatives. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 19(3), 165-173.
  • Johnson, M. D., Narayanan, A., & Sawaya, W. J. (2013). Effects of course and instructor characteristics on student evaluation of teaching across a college of engineering. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(2), 289-318.
  • Kuzmanovic, M., Savic, G., Popovic, M., & Martic, M. (2013). A new approach to evaluation of university teaching considering heterogeneity of students' preferences. Higher Education, 66(2), 153-171.
  • Liu, O. L. (2012). Student evaluation of instruction: In the new paradigm of distance education. Research in Higher Education, 53(4), 471-486.
  • Mardikyan, S., & Badur, B. (2011). Analyzing teaching performance of instructors using data mining techniques. Informatics in Education, 10(2), 245-n/a.
  • Meadows, K. N., Olsen, K. C., Dimitrov, N., & Dawson, D. L. (2015). Evaluating the differential impact of teaching assistant training programs on international graduate student teaching. The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(3), 34-55.
  • Nadler, J. T., Berry, S. A., & Stockdale, M. S. (2013). Familiarity and sex based stereotypes on instant impressions of male and female faculty. Social Psychology of Education : An International Journal, 16(3), 517-539.
  • Pritchard, R. E., & Potter, G. C. (2011). Adverse changes in faculty behavior resulting from use of student evaluations of teaching: A case study. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 8(1), 1-7.
  • Rucker, M. H., & Haise, C. L. (2012). Effects of variations in stem and response options on teaching evaluations. Social Psychology of Education : An International Journal, 15(3), 387-394.
  • Smith, B. P., & Hawkins, B. (2011). Examining student evaluations of black college faculty: Does race matter? The Journal of Negro Education, 80(2), 149-162.
  • Warner, J., & Simmons, A. (2015). Giving voice to students: A preliminary analysis of informal mid-term evaluations & procedural justice. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 19(1), 71-79.
  • Wilson, T. (2015). evaluations and external benchmarks of accounting program quality. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 19(1), 266-276.
  • Xu, Y. (2012). Developing a comprehensive teaching evaluation system for foundation courses with enhanced validity and reliability. Educational Technology, Research and Development, 60(5), 821-837.
  • Yew, E. H., J., Yong, J. J., & Y. (2014). Student perceptions of facilitators' social congruence, use of expertise and cognitive congruence in problem-based learning. Instructional Science, 42(5), 795-815.

From the CTL's Faculty Development Collection

Overviews of Reasearch on Student Evaluations of Teaching