Investigating the Current Teaching Evaluation Practices used in Engineering Programs and their Usefulness to Educators Public Deposited

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  • Evaluation of teaching is used to examine and improve teaching quality in higher education. The literature consists of best teaching evaluation practices that have been developed, yet there is little research that has been conducted which investigates teaching evaluation practices in engineering programs. This thesis represents two manuscripts that explore the current teaching evaluation practices that are used in engineering programs at three institutions using exploratory sequential mixed-method design. The data were collected by interviewing and surveying thirty-four educators including course instructors, department heads, and program coordinators. The results showed that there are six approaches to evaluate teaching currently used in engineering programs. These approaches are utilized either for formative or summative evaluations to determine an educators’ effectiveness. Participant’s perspectives were also examined to identify teaching evaluation practices that were found to be useful to educators. A major finding of this study is that current teaching evaluation practices in engineering programs do not align with evidence-based teaching practices despite a substantial interest in improving teaching evaluation practices. It is important for educators to identify and adopt best teaching evaluation practices that have been shown to enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning.
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