Midcourse Evaluations Suggested Readings

Here is a bibliography of suggested readings on midcourse evaluations. Use them to learn more about the evaluation process and how to get the most out of it for your class.

Bartlett, A. (2005). "She seems nice": Teaching evaluations and gender trouble. Feminist Teacher, 15(3), 195-202.

Berk, R. A. (2006). Thirteen strategies to measure college teaching: A consumer's guide to rating scale construction, assessment, and decision making for faculty, administrators, and clinicians. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bullock, C. D. (2003). Online collection of midterm student feedback. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 95-102.

Buskist, C. & Hogan, J. (2010). She needs a haircut and a new pair of shoes: Handling those pesky course evaluations. Journal of Effective Teaching, 10 (1), 51-56.

Cohen, P. A. (1980). Effectiveness of student-rating feedback for improving college instruction: A metaanalysis of findings. Research in Higher Education, 13(4), 321-341.

Diamond, M. R. (2004). The usefulness of structured mid-term feedback as a catalyst for change in higher education classes. Active Learning in Higher Education, 5(3), 217-231.

Friedlander, J. (1978). Student perceptions on the effectiveness of midterm feedback to modify college instruction. The Journal of Educational Research, 71(3), 140-143.

Hampton, S. E., & Reiser, R. A. (2004). Effects of a theory-based feedback and consultation process on instruction and learning in college classrooms. Research in Higher Education, 45(5), 497-527.

Harris, G. L. A., & Stevens, D. D. (2013). The value of midterm student feedback in cross-disciplinary graduate programs. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 19(3), 537-558.

Keutzer, C. (1993). Midterm evaluation of teaching provides helpful feedback to instructors. Teaching of Psychology 20(4), 238-240.

Kite, M. E., Subedi, P. C., & Bryant-Lees, K. B. (2015). Students' perceptions of the teaching evaluation process. Teaching of Psychology, 42(4), 307-314.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1996). Silences as weapons: Challenges of a Black professor teaching White students. Theory into Practice, 35(2), 79-85.

Lewis, K. (2001). Using midsemester student feedback and responding to it. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 33-44.

McCann, T. M., Johannessen, L. R., & Spangler, S. (2010). Mentoring matters: Mentoring by modeling informal self-evaluation methods. The English Journal, 99(5), 100-102.

McGowen, W. R., & Osgathorpe, R. T. (2011). Student and faculty perceptions of effects of midcourse evaluation. To Improve the Academy, 29, 160-172.

McKeachie, W. & Svinicki, M. (2013). Teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Cengage Learning: Belmont, CA.

Murray, H. G. (2007). Low-inference teaching behaviors and college teaching effectiveness: Recent developments and controversies. In R. P. Perry & J. C. Smart (Eds.), The scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education: An evidence-based perspective (pp. 145-200). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Pulich, M.A. (1984). Better use of student evaluations for teaching effectiveness. Improving College and University Teaching, 32(2), 91-94.

Ransom McGowen, W. & Osgathorpe, R. (2011). Student and faculty perceptions of effects of midcourse evaluation. To Improve the Academy, 29, 160-172.

Schwier, R. A. (1982). Design and use of student evaluation instruments in instructional development. Journal of Instructional Development, 5(4), 28-34.

Sipple, S., & Lightner, R. (Eds.). (2013). Developing faculty learning communities at two-year colleges: Collaborative models to improve teaching and learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Veeck, A., O'Reilly, K., MacMillan, A., & Yu, H. (2015). The use of collaborative midterm student evaluations to provide actionable results. Journal of Marketing Education, 1-13.