Section 2.5 Involvement of Students

Section 2.5 Involvement of Students

Section 2.5 Involvement of Students

As the term suggests, students are an integral part of the evaluation process. However, opinion about the validity and use of students’ comments is far from universally accepted and has prompted thousands of studies (Spooren, Mortelmans, & Denekens, 2007).


In general, research suggests that well designed student ratings can be a valuable source of info for evaluating aspects of faculty teaching performance (Marsh, 1984; Calderon, Green, & Reider, 1994), a sentiment supported by many researchers (Alsmadi, 2005; Lemos, Queirós, Teixeira, & Menezes,2010; Felton, Koper, Mitchell, & Stinson, 2008; Moore, & Kuol, 2005; Ramsden 2003).


This section explores various facets of student involvement in evaluation of teaching and touches upon issues expanded in other sections of the website.



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