Student ratings were collected from 896 students over an eight year period in an introductory course in animal agriculture. The possible effects of year, season, semester, class level, major, expected grade, GPA and sex of the student were examined. Generally, student ratings were affected significantly only by sex of the student, expected grade and GPA. Women students within each expected grade level and overall rated the professor more highly than did men students. With respect to the effects of grades, the higher the expected grade, the higher the student ratings. Students with extremely high GPA rated the teacher higher; those with the lowest GPA rated him lowest. However, GPA did not seem to be a factor within the broad range of 2.0 to 3.5.



student ratings, student characteristics

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