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Analysis of Students’ Feedback in a Faculty Award System

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

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June 18, 2014



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Continuing Professional Development Division Technical Session 2

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Continuing Professional Development

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24.182.1 - 24.182.9



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Pradeep Kashinath Waychal College of Engineering Pune, Innovation Centre Orcid 16x16

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Analysis of Students’ Feedback in a Faculty Award SystemFaculty award system is a well researched area in engineering education and mostly depends onstudents’ input. In this paper, we discuss our new award system and analyze the input whichseems to be a novelty.We used an online voting system that sought an ordered list of the three best teachers from thestudents who have spent at least a year in the college. The students also rated the three teacherson knowledge, delivery, student centeredness, devotion and discipline that are defined asfollows; Parameter Definition Knowledge The teacher has all round and complete knowledge - Not only in the subject area but beyond that. Delivery The teacher uses various means very effectively to make students knowledgeable and wise. Discipline The teacher has very high degree of self discipline Student Centeredness I and most of my friends go to this teacher whenever we come across any technical or non technical Devotion The teacher has the highest devotion / passion for the teaching professionAround 680 out of 2400 eligible students voted for 190 teachers. The authors used an algorithmto shortlist three best teachers from each department.The award system also considers research in engineering education and other factors that couldimpact students’ voting. We, therefore, are asking the short listed faculty pertinent details thatincluded developing new courses, redesigning old ones and results thereof, guiding capstoneprojects and research scholars, helping other colleagues in excelling at teaching, divisionbetween electives versus core courses, sizes of classes, total teaching workload and divisionbetween graduate and undergraduate teaching. Further, we are looking at their contribution toorganizational initiatives like accreditation and co-curricular activities. We are also asking theshortlisted teachers their perceptions about reasons of their popularity and future plans to retainthat. We are developing an algorithm to aggregate the information to decide the top threeteachers at the college.The ongoing analysis is providing interesting insights. For example, the teachers who haveearned maximum votes tend not to have doctorate degrees; the short listed teachers score well onthe knowledge front and score poorly on student centeredness front; and so on. In our paper, wepropose to present absolute and relative analysis (with respect to the teachers’ information asoutlined above) of the votes. We plan suggesting possible action plans for continuingprofessional development of the teachers and enhancing education quality at the organization.The plans can also benefit peer teachers and organizations. 1

Waychal, P. K. (2014, June), Analysis of Students’ Feedback in a Faculty Award System Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20073

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