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Reevaluating the Student Evaluation Process

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

ETD Design V: Classroom Delivery, Course Content, and Assessments

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Engineering Technology

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22.1229.1 - 22.1229.7



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Scott Dunning University of Maine

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Dr. Dunning is the Director of the University of Maine School of Engineering Technology (SET). He is responsible for overall supervision of the four academic programs within the school and serves as its academic dean. He is also a tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology. His primary academic responsibilities have been for teaching courses within the electrical engineering technology program.

Dr. Dunning’s primary research interests are in the areas of power systems optimization and the application of energy efficient technologies to industry. Previously, he was the Director and Founder of the University of Maine Industrial Assessment Center where he supervised the completion of over 200 industrial assessments for New England manufacturers. In 2002, the center evolved into the University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center. As Executive Director of the AMC, he coordinated engineering outreach projects to support economic development in the state as well as supporting research centers on the University of Maine campus.

Dr. Dunning is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maine and previous Chair of the Maine Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a Certified Energy Manager and provides C.E.M. training for the Association of Energy Engineers both nationally and internationally. He is also previous National Chair for the Engineering Technology Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. He currently serves as a commissioner for the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

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Rosemary A. LaMountain University of Maine

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Administrative Associate in the School of Engineering Technology department.

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Linda Liscomb University of Maine

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Administrative Asst. II
School of Engineering Technology

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Abstract "Reevaluating the Student Evaluation Process" Scott Dunning, Rosemary Lamountain, Linda Liscomb University of MaineAt the end of each semester, students dutifully fill out student evaluation forms toevaluate the quality of the course and the course delivery and administration asperformed by the instructor. Many institutions use forms that have remainedrelatively unchanged for years. Some use a wide battery of questions to cover allpossible aspects of the course. Others use less questions but encourage or requiresupporting comments from students to justify scores. A review of availablereference data on the topic will be detailed.This paper examines the student evaluation process and discusses the strengths andweaknesses of several approaches. Data collected during the 2009-2010 academicyear comparing evaluation data from two different evaluation forms that were usedin multiple classes will be presented. Statistical analysis will be presented alongwith qualitative data comparison. Conclusions will be drawn based upon theresults.

Dunning, S., & LaMountain, R. A., & Liscomb, L. (2011, June), Reevaluating the Student Evaluation Process Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18626

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