The article, "Do Student Evaluations of Teaching Really Get an "F?"", originally published on the Blog of Rice University's Center for Teaching Excellence, puts into perspective the debate over the value of student evaluations of teaching. It includes an overview of the research literature on this subject as well as an examination of the press coverage that this practice has received in higher education news as well as national media outlets, like NPR.
This article by Stark & Freishtat (2014) started the most recent large-scale debate about the nature and use of student evaluations:
Prompting various responses, including a two-part report from IDEA (Benton, 2014):