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Though faculty are often skeptical of student evaluations, research suggests that student evaluations are an effective tool for evaluating teaching. Here is a link to a meta-study that surveys the results of approximately 1500 other studies on student evaluations: Cashin, "Student Ratings on Teaching: The Research Revisited" Here are some of the major ...


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(Migrated from the comments at request of OP.) One place to look is in the following source: National Research Council. Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003. There is free online access, and Chapter 5 (Evaluation Methodologies), includes a ...


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This is just a minor addition, but I talk to my students about it. In class I sometimes stop to take little show of hands surveys, e.g. "do you guys like it better if I start with an example and move on to the general formula, or vice versa?" After each exam and quiz I ask students personally how they felt about it, whether it was too hard or too easy, when ...


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Consider a less technological solution Students, especially in modern times, are already using a big bunch of different online platforms and their functionalities. Adding one more is not a good solution, and, in particular, since it is voluntary, it would likely not get used that much anyway. At NTNU each course has a group of student representatives (...


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