Teaching Evaluations (data)

Virginia Commonwealth University

In the table below, please find the data from course evaluations for courses taught at VCU. [NOTE: all scores range from 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible score.]

SEMESTERFALL 2007SPRING 2008FALL 2008SPRING 2009FALL 2010SPRING 2011FALL 2011SPRING 2012
COURSEADMS 611ADMS 611ADMS 611EDUS 710EDUS 710EDUS 890Ed.D. ModuleEDUS 717ADMS 707ADMS 647ADMS 647WEIGHTED MEAN (ALL)WEIGHTED MEAN (F2F ONLY)
ENROLLMENT1313152013720131059
The instructor was well prepared for this course.4.54.84.34.64.854.74.84.63.84.34.604.66
The instructor presented course material in an organized and informative manner.4.44.23.94.54.14.94.84.83.92.63.64.194.46
The instructor's choice of instructional materials facilitated my learning in this course.3.83.53.64.33.64.94.93.92.83.63.563.57
The instructor's teaching techniques helped me learn the material in this course.3.63.53.24.23.454.93.82.83.23.874.07
The instructor was available outside of the classroom.4.33.63.33.93.554.754.64.23.94.214.19
The instructor encouraged discussion, participation and questions in the course.4.64.54.24.74.554.84.94.8444.584.68
The instructor treated students with courtesy and respect.4.64.33.94.84.754.74.94.82.43.14.344.63
The instructor clearly presented evaluative criteria for assessing my work.3.73.83.13.84.24.94.74.22.22.83.503.55
The instructor graded and returned students' written work in a timely manner.3.22.922.93.34.854.22.42.73.513.58
The course helped me understand what will be expected of me as a professional.3.93.53.44.44.44.94.83.833.84.124.32
As a result of this course, my knowledge and skills were increased in the subject matter.4.14.23.84.54.354.84.23.64.24.334.43

 

Hofstra University

At Hofstra University, for each course in which six or more students are enrolled, the Course and Teacher Ratings (CTR) consist of multiple choice items (quantitative data) and a separate form for students to write about the course and the teacher in a more open-ended format (qualitative data).  The 21 items on the quantitative portion of the CTR comprise four scales: Overall evaluation of instructor and course, Workload/Difficulty, Grading/Feedback Quality, and Interaction/Encouragement.  All scales are scored on a range of one to five; for all but the workload/difficulty scale, lower scores (closer to one) represent better ratings.  The figure below displays the data for the the averages for the main scale: Overall Evaluation of Instructor and Course.

 

The figure shows clear pedagogical improvement.  It is also interesting to note how the trajectory of the scores, for the most part, mirrors that of the program faculty as a whole.  However, since 2004, I scored at least as well as my colleagues, if not better (my scores are in blue (diamonds); program faculty in red (squares)). That fact is also evident in the following table comparing my scores to other faculty in the program.

 

BECKERPROGRAM
2002FALLEADM 280PPolitics of Education21.9
2002FALLFDED 111Politics of Education1.72.1
2003SPRINGEADM 321Intro. to doctoral studies1.41.8
2003FALLFDED 111Politics of Education2.11.7
2004SPRINGEADM 321Intro. to doctoral studies1.31.4
2004FALLFDED 111Politics of Education1.71.9
2005SPRINGEADM 321Intro. to doctoral studies1.2(missing)
2005FALLEADM 357Applied Educational Research1.21.4
2006JANUARYEADM 281LWeb-Surveys for School Leaders1.11.3
2006SPRINGEADM 358Applied Educational Research1.31.3
2006FALLEADM 244School Law1.21.9
2007SPRINGEADM 321Intro. to doctoral studies1.31.3
September 6th, 2010 by Jon Becker