Students’ Ratings of Instruction: Fair Usage?

Despite the preponderance of research documenting the limitations and inappropriate use of students’ ratings instruction as a primary evaluation of teaching quality,  many universities continue to rely heavily, if not solely on eSETS to make professional decisions. Check out this NPR blog to see why this practice is, at the very least inappropriate and as some claim, unethical.

“The better the professors were, as measured by their students’ grades in later classes, the lower their ratings from students.” Just one quote of many worth reading in the blog below…

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