Evaluating higher education teaching performance is complex as it involves consideration of both objective and subjective criteria. The student evaluation of teaching (SET) is used to improve higher education quality. However, the traditional approaches to considering students’ responses to SET questionnaires for improving teaching quality have several shortcomings. This study proposes an integrated approach to higher education teaching evaluation that combines the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and data envelopment analysis (DEA). The AHP allows consideration of the varying importance of each criterion of teaching performance, while DEA enables the comparison of tutors on teaching as perceived by students with a view to identifying the scope for improvement by each tutor. The proposed teaching evaluation method is illustrated using data from a higher education institution in Greece.
Bibliographical noteThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of the Operational Research Society . The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41274-016-0165-4
- higher education
- SET questionaires
- student evaluation of teaching