International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Faculty Ratings for on-Line Teaching: Moving beyond the Teaching Evaluation
Thomas R. Tudor

Teaching is difficult to evaluate fairly. Many academic institutions rely solely on the results of student teaching evaluations. Few institutions use in-class peer reviews or other more intrusive methods. The growing use of fully on-line teaching has created an opportunity to go beyond just using end of course student evaluators. This paper explores more advanced evaluation processes that are now readily available with the arrival of on-line teaching. These methods are not time extensive and can be applied consistently across varied courses. Methods discussed include the thorough review of on-line course shells, a check for updated course assessments and teaching aids, frequency and timeliness of faculty engagements, thoroughness and quality of student feedback, and the respect given to students during interactions. In addition, this paper asserts that giving advance knowledge of these standards along with the full support needed to meet them are both required to succeed with this newer and more modern on-line course evaluation approach.

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