Date of Award
College of Education
Type of Degree
The perceived consequences of student evaluations of teaching (SET) on higher education instructional practices and instructor morale were investigated. Participants were randomly selected from the 2002-2003 faculty of West Virginia’s eight public colleges, n= 274. The researcher developed self-report survey, the Gall Faculty Response to Evaluations of Teaching (FRET), was inspired by research literature. Research questions investigating the relationship between four independent variables and perception of changes in instructional practices were significant indicating that faculty consider information from student evaluations when changing teaching strategies. Research questions investigating the relationship between four independent variables and perception of changes in instructor morale were not significant indicating that the SET process has been institutionalized. Further research is needed to determine whether changes made to instructional practices increase or decrease learning and if the lack of effect on morale is positively or negatively related to learning.
Student evaluation of teachers.
Gall, Annette Rashid, "Faculty Perceptions of the Effects of Student Evaluations of Teaching on Higher Education Instructional Practices and Instructor Morale" (2004). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 598.