Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Case for Striking Back

Inside Higher Ed
July 29th, 2015


Instructors have little to lose by responding to student criticism on RateMyProfessors.com, a new study suggests, and what they say could actually end up having a positive impact on student performance.
According to research by Yuhua (Jake) Liang, assistant professor of strategic and corporate communication at Chapman University, students respond best in academic achievement to assurances that they will be treated fairly in their courses. Attempts to stress competence or concern for students, however, does not appear to boost either performance or motivation.

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