Student Evaluations of Teachers: A New Perspective
Questioning the all-too-common practice of having students evaluate teachers every semester is like challenging a sacred cow. But past and current research tells us that the way SETs (student evaluations of teachers) typically are done has many flaws and is in need of dramatic change. In this session, we will note the advantages of SETs, but — perhaps more importantly — we will examine the issues related to this ubiquitous practice and be challenged to consider changes that are needed and how nursing faculty can lead such change efforts in their own schools of nursing.
- Analyze evidence-based and personal issues related to the use of SETs (student evaluations of teaching)
- Propose strategies that address issues related to the use of SETs and create processes that are relevant for students and helpful to faculty
- Reflect on ways in which one can function as a leader in one’s own institution to enact proposed changes to existing SET processes