Student Evaluation of Teaching: Methodological Critique

Robert Sproule


The purpose of the present work is twofold. The first is to outline two arguments that challenge those who would advocate a continuation of the exclusive use of raw SET data in the determination of "teaching effectiveness" in the "summative" function. The second purpose is to answer this question: "In the face of such challenges, why do university administrators continue to use these data exclusively in the determination of 'teaching effectiveness'?"


College Faculty; Evaluation Methods; Higher Education; Research Methodology; Statistical Analysis; Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance; Teacher Effectiveness

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