Factors influencing teaching evaluations in higher education

Ginette C. Blackhart, B. Michelle Peruche, C. Nathan Dewall, Thomas E. Joiner

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Post research indicates several factors influencing teaching evalua-tion ratings instructors receive. We analyzed teaching evaluations from psychology courses during fall and spring semesters of 2003-2004 to determine if class size, class level, instructor gender, number of publications (faculty instructors), average grade given by the instructor, and instructor rank predicted teaching evaluation ratings. Entering predictor variables into a multiple regression analy-sis concurrently, results indicated that only average grade given and instructor rank significantly predicted instructor ratings. Specifically, higher average grades given by the instructor predicted higher ratings, and graduate teaching assistants received higher overall ratings than faculty instructors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalTeaching of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Psychology


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