Beyond Student Evaluations: A Conversation about Alternative Methods of Assessing Teaching Effectiveness

It is well known that end-of-semester evaluations measure student satisfaction and NOT necessarily learning or teaching effectiveness. Teaching and learning scholar Dr. Linda B. Nilson notes that “it is time to replace student ratings or counterbalance them with other indicators.” Join us for this structured conversation about how we might measure learning and evaluate teaching effectiveness.

As a result of attending this session, you will:

  • Describe and define teaching effectiveness;
  • Obtain an historical overview of how student evaluations have developed over time;
  • Identify key questions and issues with student ratings; and
  • Discuss alternative methods for assessing student learning and teaching effectiveness.

Session Date

  • 3/22/2016

    Tuesday, 12–1 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Marie Kendall Brown, Ph.D., is assistant director for teaching and learning at the Delphi Center. She joined UofL in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. In her current role, she designs and administers programs, services, and events to support faculty professional development with respect to teaching. Her research interests include faculty learning and development, teaching and learning topics in STEM, strategic partnering with academic units, and college student development from a constructive-developmental perspective. She is a recipient of UofL’s 2015 Outstanding Performance Award.

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