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Meta-evaluation of the teaching evaluation system of a Mexican public university




teaching practice, higher education, teacher-assessment questionnaires, feedback


Meta-evaluation is a systematic review of an evaluation program, oriented to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. The objective of this work was to carry out a meta-evaluation of the teaching evaluation system of bachelor´s degrees based on the opinion of its faculty. The design corresponds to a case study that resumed elements of the responsive evaluation model.  Univariate analysis techniques and content qualitative analysis were used in a sample of 1,431 faculty members who answered an online questionnaire. The results show the complexity of the evaluation of teaching. For example, findings showed faculty use the students’ score results of the Teaching Competence Evaluation Questionnaire to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their teaching practice. They also propose extend the scope of the questionnaire and include elements such as respect and punctuality, to improve communication of the results to the faculty, and other evaluation strategies. At the same time, some faculty criticized student’s punitive uses of the evaluation and their lack of knowledge about the evaluation process. By way of conclusion, it is recommended that periodic assessments of teaching evaluation systems are conducted with the sole purpose of contributing to its practice and usefulness.


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Author Biographies

Alma Delia Hernández-Villafaña, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Licenciada en ciencias educativas por la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), maestra en ciencias de la educación por el Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo de la UABC y doctoranda en la misma institución. Es docente en la Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Sociales de la UABC.

Edna Luna, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Licenciada y maestra en psicología por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y doctora en educación por la Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (México). Su línea de investigación es evaluación educativa. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Nivel II. Es coordinadora de la Red de Investigadores sobre Evaluación de la Docencia y directora editorial de la Revista Electrónica de Investigación Educativa.

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Hernández-Villafaña, A. D., & Luna, E. (2023). Meta-evaluation of the teaching evaluation system of a Mexican public university. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 31.