Online Course-Ratings and the Personnel Evaluation Standards
Susan J. Clark (Brigham Young University, USA), Christian M. Reiner (Purdue University, USA) and Trav D. Johnson (Brigham Young University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006
Many institutions of higher education are considering the possibility of conducting student evaluations of teaching (course-ratings) online. Some campuses have already implemented online evaluation systems that collect, process, and report ratings data electronically. Information on the successes and challenges of these systems is beginning to emerge. This chapter outlines some of the most salient advantages and challenges of online student evaluations of teaching within the context of how they relate to The Personnel Evaluation Standards set forth by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE, 1988). The authors also provide suggestions for successful implementation of online evaluation systems.