Brown Center’s brown bag lunchtime conversations – Student evaluations of teaching

Student Evaluations of Teaching: Valid? Biased? Informative?

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 ArticleTeaching 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]

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