A mixed methods evaluation study was conducted to consider the impact of faculty gender on students’ ratings of instruction within the Engineering College at a large, Research One Midwestern University. The rationale for this study was that both the faculty and the student populations in many large scale University College’s of Engineering are traditionally, and predominantly, male. Many Engineering faculty members in these same institutions are required to use student ratings of instruction as part of their packages for promotion or tenure, or both. These two issues combined make it imperative that the role that faculty gender has on these students’ ratings of instruction be more fully understood.
Consequently, the research questions for this study were:
Results from this study will be presented.
|Keywords:||Women in Engineering, Faculty Assessment, Assessment of Teaching, Engineering Education, Higher Education Assessment|
Faculty Member, Riley School of Education, Walden University, Champaign, Illinois, USA
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