SET References for Effective Practice

In Fall 2007, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Advisory Board formed a committee to explore best practices related to student evaluation of teaching (SET). Below are the references from the literature review. The committee identified the need to offer a set of guidelines for effective student evaluation of teaching outlined on the Student Evaluation of Teaching webpage.

Research

National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) data website

References for Effective Practice

  • Abrami, P. C. (1985). Dimensions of effective college instruction. Review of Higher Education, 8(3), 211-228.
  • Abrami, P. C. (1993). Using student rating norm groups for summative evaluation. Evaluation and Faculty Development, 13, 5-9.
  • Algozzine, B., Beattie, J., Bray, M., Flowers, C., Gretes, J., Howley, L., Mohanty, G., & Spooner, F. (2004). Student Evaluation of College Teaching: A Practice in Search of Principles. College Teaching. 52(4), 134.  Retrieved December 10, 2007, from   http://www.metapress.com/content/f470q86m45xg1467/?p=46bab8cf74e64505acb584dc45568855&pi=2
  • Arreola, R. A. (2000). Developing a comprehensive faculty evaluation system: A handbook for college faculty and administrators on designing and operating a comprehensive faculty evaluation system (2nd Ed.). Bolton, MA: Anker Publisher Company.  Available at ISU Parks Library:  LB2333 A77 2000
  • Cannon, R. (2001). Broadening the context for teaching evaluation. In C. Knapper & P. Cranton (Eds.), Fresh approaches to the evaluation of teaching (Theme Issue). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 88, 87-97.  Retrieved December 10, 2007, from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/89011422/issue
  • Cashin, W. E. (1999). Student ratings of teaching: Uses and misuses. In P. Seldin (Ed.), Changing practices in evaluating teaching: A practical guide to improved faculty performance and promotion/tenure decisions (pp. 25-44). Bolton, MA: Anker.  Available at ISU Parks Library:  LB2333 S436x 1999
  • Cashin, W. E., & Downey, R. G. (1992). Using global student rating items for summative evaluation. Journal of Educational Psychology, 84 (4), 563-572.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: LB1051 A1 J8
  • Centra, J. A. (1993). Reflective faculty evaluation: Enhancing teaching and determining faculty effectiveness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: LB2333 .C456 1993
  • Chen, Y., & Hoshower, L. B. (2003). Student evaluation of teaching effectiveness: An assessment of student perception and motivation. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 28(1), 71-88.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=afh
  • Cheung, D. (2000). Evidence of a single second-order factor in student ratings of teaching effectiveness. Structural Equation Modeling, 7(3), 442-460.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.leaonline.com/loi/sem
  • Coen, P. A. (1983). Comment on a selective review of the validity of student ratings of teaching. Journal of Higher Education, 54, 448-458.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-1546%28198307
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  • d’Apollonia, S., & Abrami, P. (1997). Navigating student ratings of instruction. American Psychologist, 52, 1198-1208.Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: BF1 Am38
  • Franklin, J. (2001). Interpreting the numbers: Using a narrative to help others read student evaluations of your teaching accurately. In K. G. Lewis (Ed.). Techniques and strategies for interpreting student evaluation (Theme Issue). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 85-100.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?
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  • Harrison, P. D., Douglas, D. K., & Burdsal, C. A. (2004). The Relative Merits of Different Types of Overall Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness. Research in Higher Education. 45(3), 311-323.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0361-0365
  • Hobson, S. M., & Talbot, D. M. (2001). Understanding student evaluations: What all faculty should know. College Teaching, 49(1), 26-31.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: LB2300 Im71
  • Hodges, L. C., & Stanton, K. (2007). Translating Comments on Student Evaluations into the Language of Learning. Innovative Higher Education. 31(5), 279-286.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://www.metapress.com/content/6m576x4615608441/?p=2eb1fb52456540e8804e823aeaff3037&pi=3
  • Lewis, K. G. (2001). Making sense of student written comments. In K. G. Lewis (Ed.). Techniques and strategies for interpreting student evaluation (Theme Issue). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 25-32.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=86011233
  • Marincovich, M. (1999). Using student feedback to improve teaching. In P. Seldin (Ed.), Changing practices in evaluating teaching: A practical guide to improved faculty performance and promotion/tenure decisions (pp. 45-69). Bolton, MA: Anker.  Available at ISU Parks Library: LB2333 S436x 1999
  • Marsh, H. W. (1987). Students’ evaluations of university teaching: Research findings, methodological issues, and directions for future research, International Journal of Educational Research, 11, 253-388.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08830355
  • Marsh, H. W. (1995). Still weighting for the right criteria to validate student evaluations of teaching in the IDEA system. Journal of Educational Psychology, 87, 666-679.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: LB1051 A1 J8
  • Marsh, H. W., & Dunkin, M. J. (1992). Students’ evaluations of university teaching: A multidimensional perspective. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (vol. 8, pp. 143-233). New York: Agathon Press.  Available at ISU Parks Library: LB2324 H54x
  • Marsh, H. W., & Roche, L. A. (1997). Making students’ evaluations of teaching effectiveness effective. American Psychologist, 52(11), 1187-1197.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: BF1 Am38
  • McKeachie, W. J. (1997). Student Ratings: The Validity of Use. American Psychologist. 52(11),1218-25.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: BF1 Am38
  • Murray, H. G. (1983). Low-inference classroom teaching behaviors and student ratings ofcollege teaching effectiveness. Journal of Educational Psychology, 75, 138-194. Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: LB1051 A1 J8
  • Murray, J. P. (2001). Reflecting on student ratings: A personal approach to teaching improvement. Journal of Faculty Development, 18(4), 131-136.  (Not owned by ISU Parks Library; contact Interlibrary Loan to request article: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/isu-bin/ILL )
  • Neumann, R. (2000). Communicating student evaluation of teaching results: Rating interpretation guides (RIGs). Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 25 (2), 121-134.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from
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  • Rando, W. L. (2001). Writing teaching assessment questions for precision and reflection. In K. G. Lewis (Ed.). Techniques and strategies for interpreting student evaluation (Theme Issue). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 77-83.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=86011233
  • Renaud, R. D., & Murray, H. G. (2005). Factorial Validity of Student Ratings of Instruction. Research in Higher Education. 46(8), 929-953.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from  http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0361-0365
  • Rice, R. E., & Stewart, L. P. (2000). Extending the domain of instructional effectiveness assessment in student evaluations of instruction. Communication Education, 49, 253-266.  Available at ISU Parks Library, General Collection: PN4071 Sp351
  • Shevlin, M., Banyard, P., Davies, M., & Griffiths, M. (2000). The validity of student evaluation of teaching in higher education: Love me, love my lectures? Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 25(4), 397-405.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=afh
  • Sproule, R. (2000). Student evaluation of teaching: A methodological critique of conventional practices. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 8(50). Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v8n50.html
  • Svinicki, M. D. (2001). Encouraging your students to give feedback. In K. G. Lewis (Ed.). Techniques and strategies for interpreting student evaluation (Theme Issue). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 17-24.  Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=86011233
  • Theall, M., & Franklin, J. (2001). Using technology to facilitate evaluation. In C. Knapper & P. Cranton (Eds.), Fresh approaches to the evaluation of teaching (Theme Issue). New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 88, 41-50. Retrieved December 11, 2007, from http://proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=86011233

SET Resources reviewed during 2007 study

Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Kansas State

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt

Individual Development & Educational Assessment (IDEA) Center

Student Assessment of Learning Gains, Wisconsin

Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness, Penn State

University Course Assessment, Carnegie Mellon

University Course Evaluations, Minnesota