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Literature Review on Student Ratings of Instruction

AAUP Recommendations

Statements on Teaching Evaluation (1999) AAUP statement 1

Observations on the Association's Statement on Teaching Evaluation (2005) AAUP statement 2

Proposal-Specific References (2/4/14)

  1. Ansolabehere, Stephen and Shanto Iyengar.  1997.  Going Negative:  How Political Advertisements Shrink and Polarize the Electorate.  New York:  The Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  2. Baumeister, Roy F., Ellen Bratslavsky, Catrin Finkenauer, and Kathleen D. Vohs.  2001.  Bad Is Stronger Than Good.  Review of General Psychology 5, no. 4:  323-3710. Baumeister
  3. Ito, Tiffany A., Jeff T. Larsen, N. Kyle Smith, and John T. Cacioppo.  1998.  Negative information Weighs  More Heavily on the Brain:  The Negativity Bias in Evaluative Categorizations.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 75, no. 4:  887—900. Ito
  4. Wongsurawat, Winai.  2011.  What’s a comment worth?  How to better understand student evaluations of teaching.  Quality Assurance in Education 19, no. 1:  67-83. Wongsurawat

Provided by Sheila Rucki

Specific Issues Discussed

  1. Examining Student Evaluations of Black College Faculty: Does Race Matter? (Examining student evaluations)

  2. Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness for Faculty Groups Based on Race and Gender. (Examining student evaluations)

  3. Greenwald, A. G. (1997). Validity concerns and usefulness of student ratings of instruction.  American Psychologist, 52(11), 1182-1186. (Validity concerns)

  4. Disciplinary Differences in Student Ratings of Teaching Quality (Disciplinary differences)

  5. Factors Influencing Teaching Evaluations in Higher Education. (Factors influencing evaluations)

Additional Literature

  1. REFRAME: a new approach to evaluation in higher education. (Reframe a new approach)

  2. Thick slice and thin slice teaching evaluations (Thick slice and thin slice)

  3. On Student Evaluation of Teaching and Improvement of the Teaching Quality Assurance System at Higher Education Institutions (On student evaluation)

  4. Improving course evaluations to improve instruction and complex learning in higher education. (Improving course evaluations)

  5. What's the “Use” of Student Ratings of Instruction for Administrators? One University's Experience. (Whats the use)

  6. Developing a comprehensive teaching evaluation system for foundation courses with enhanced validity and reliability. (Teaching evaluation system)

Auraria Library Resources

  1. American Faculty and their Institutions: The Global View.
  2. What Instructor Qualities Do Students Reward?
  3. Greenwald, A. G. (2002). Constructs in student ratings of instructors. In H. I. Braun, D. N. Jackson, & D. E. Wiley (Eds.), The role of constructs in psychological and educational measurement (pp. 277-297). New York: Erlbaum.

Provided by: Peter Vigil

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