Proposal Abstract

This paper examines the changes associated with Georgia Gwinnett College's recent switch from paper based student course assessments to a web based system of course assessments. Student assessments and overall teaching performance comprises from 40% to 60% of the teacher's annual performance evaluation so any changes due to data collection methods can be significant. This session will discuss the pros and cons of each data collection method, student response rates, implementation difficulties, response of the Deans to the change, trends in the ratings of the teaching staff overall and typical impact on an individual's rating. The audience will use in class “clickers” to complete a short survey at the start of the session concerning their own college's teacher evaluation program. These results will be tabulated and used in the presentation.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 8:00 AM Mar 11th, 8:45 AM

Effectiveness and Results of Paper Based versus Web Based Student Course Assessments

Room 2904

This paper examines the changes associated with Georgia Gwinnett College's recent switch from paper based student course assessments to a web based system of course assessments. Student assessments and overall teaching performance comprises from 40% to 60% of the teacher's annual performance evaluation so any changes due to data collection methods can be significant. This session will discuss the pros and cons of each data collection method, student response rates, implementation difficulties, response of the Deans to the change, trends in the ratings of the teaching staff overall and typical impact on an individual's rating. The audience will use in class “clickers” to complete a short survey at the start of the session concerning their own college's teacher evaluation program. These results will be tabulated and used in the presentation.