Student Evaluations of Faculty - page 2

I have taught in more that one nursing education institution and with a variety of student populations. My experience everywhere has been that nursing students tend to be somewhat harsh and critical... Read More

  1. by   Altered
    Yes, I am challenging the post. Students are asked to evaluate instructors on a continum. One question asks the students to rate the specific instructor R/T other instructors. However, the remaining questions focus on the availability of the instructor and his/her effectiveness.

    Keep in mind that students evaluate multiple instructors and not every faculty member, all of whom participate in grading, receive poor evaluations. Consider the number of evaluations as well. One negative response isn't quite an afront to your teaching capabilities as larger group would be.

    If the source of poor evals were truely R/T prior instructors, wouldn't you expect a higher number of posts directed toward the same concern?
  2. by   island40
    I've taught RN students at two community colleges in IA. Both tied annonomous student evaluations to retention- forget getting a raise in IA. I've had students throw thier books, cut thier toenails, and have a hair-pulling drag down fight in the nurse's station during clinical. None of these students were expelled or disciplined. I was told to get control of my class. I quit at the end of the semester. I had the understanding that I was going to be teaching adults, not spoiled children. My class had a 92% NCLEX pass rate- much higher than the 77% of the institution.
  3. by   island40
    I've taught RN students at two community colleges in IA. Both tied annonomous student evaluations to retention- forget getting a raise in IA. I've had students throw thier books during lecture, cut thier toenails during lecture, and have a hair-pulling drag down fight in the nurse's station during clinical. None of these students were expelled or disciplined. I was told to get control of my class. I quit at the end of the semester. I had the understanding that I was going to be teaching adults, not spoiled children. My class had a 92% NCLEX pass rate- much higher than the 77% of the institution.

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