Interpreting SETES for Faculty Success: Debunking Myths & Perceptions

Facilitator: Matthew Paolucci Callahan, PhD, Psychology Department

Aware of the factors correlated with high ratings on student evaluations? (Hint: it’s not grades) In this session, faculty learn about some of the most common myths about student ratings and how best to gather and use student feedback to improve student learning. Also discussed, are practical ways to encourage students to complete online SETEs and how to analyze and report both quantitative and qualitative ratings. This 90-minute workshop includes 45 minutes of content followed by 45 minutes for participants to ask questions.

Workshop Objectives

  • research evidence on which factors are (and are not) associated with student ratings
  • how to increase response rates of online SETE’s
  • how to appropriately interpret quantitative and qualitative ratings
  • best practices for appropriate reporting and evaluation of student ratings
  • how student ratings can be used to improve teaching and learning

The 45-minute presentation will be broadcast LIVE via Collaborate


  • Schulz 3001
  • Online viewing from offices or home