Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education Science and Economic Management (ICESEM 2017)

Introducing Collaborative Teaching into Elective Courses Across an Engineering University: Effect of Teacher's Characteristics on Student Evaluations of Teaching

Authors
Rongjun Pan, XiaoJin Feng, Xuewen Feng, Huiqin Wu
Corresponding Author
Rongjun Pan
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesem-17.2017.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Collaborative teaching; Elective courses; Teachers' characteristics; Student evaluations of teaching
Abstract
Collaborative teaching can benefit the students with diverse learning characteristics a lot to access and achieve high academic performances. Student evaluations of teaching is widely used as a metric to estimate instructor effectiveness. To estimate the effects of different teachers' characteristics on teaching performance, collaborative teaching was adopted in elective courses in the last several years across an engineering university in this study. About 4000 college students involved in the progress were surveyed to determine the impact of teacher's characteristics on their evaluations of teaching. The results we obtained demonstrated that gender exerts slight influences on the student evaluation of teaching, however, age, academic rank, and experience affect the evaluation greatly. Highly positive responses on the survey in the experiment suggest continuing and expanding the collaborative teaching model in elective courses.
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