The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation is launching a monthly brown bag series to offer faculty and staff a place to discuss topical issues about teaching, learning and higher education. Each conversation will be anchored by a short reading. Bring your lunch and engage in a provoking discussion!
When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hand Art Center Seminar Room
Topic: Student Evaluations of Teaching – Are they valid?
Discussion Article: Teaching Eval Shake-up, Inside Higher Ed – 22 May 2018
The first Brown Center Brown Bag in the series builds upon a discussion sparked last May regarding Student Evaluations of Teaching (aka SETs). SETs are ubiquitous in the American higher education system as a measure of teaching effectiveness, yet a growing body of research points to issues of validity and bias with the surveys. [more]