Lake Wobegone University: All teachers above average


WSU teaching and courses are all above average! I got into a conversation on the bus with a faculty member in Economics about assessment of teaching and learning.

In Fall 2009, as in many semesters past, the College of Ag, Human and Natural Resource sciences asked two questions at the end of its course evaluations. Here is the data on 282 courses with 5756 student ratings spread among them:

What is your overall rating of the instructor in this course?
What is your overall rating of this course?
With possible responses: Outstanding, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Poor

Comment below on the quality of these questions, or on the meaning and utility of this data.

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