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Inside Higher Ed highlights research on teaching evaluations by WFU professor, student

Research by a Wake Forest professor and student on student evaluations of teaching is highlighted in an Inside Higher Ed news story written by Colleen Flaherty and published online Feb. 27.

The research was done by Justin Esarey, associate professor of politics and international affairs, and senior Natalie Valdes.  Entitled “Unbiased, Reliable and Valid Student Evaluations Can Still be Unfair,” the research paper was published in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

The Inside Higher Ed story reports that the researchers found “that these evaluations are deeply flawed measures of teaching quality.”

In the research paper, Esarey and Valdes note that “using invalid, unreliable or biased student evaluations to make decisions about hiring and tenure is obviously harmful to students and faculty alike.”

For further information, see the news story and the research paper.

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Faculty Books: February 2019

The following is the faculty books report for February 2019:

Arthur, Shawn. (Study of Religions). Contemporary Religions in China. Routledge. February 2019.

 Dahill-Brown, Sara E. (Politics & International Affairs). Education, Equity, and the States: How Variations in State Governance Make or Break Reform. Harvard Education Press. February 2019.

Newman, Joel S. (Law, Emeritus). A Short & Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation, 2nd ed. West Academic Publishing. February 2019.

 Otteson, James R. (Economics). The Essential Adam Smith. The Fraser Institute. February 2019.

Otteson, James R. (Economics). Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society. Oxford University Press. February 2019.

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New Student Handbook with revised Student Code of Conduct available online; Undergraduate Bulletin online, too

This is a guest post from the Division of Campus Life:

A new Student Handbook has been developed for undergraduate students. The new handbook was created to provide students with important University information, policies, and processes in an online format that’s easy to navigate. While the handbook has a wealth of information, the newly revised Student Code of Conduct comprises much of the content.

The Student Code of Conduct was revised through a process that was intentional, comprehensive, and deliberate, with the goal of allowing thorough consideration of various stakeholder perspectives.

“I have been impressed during the last year and a half by the extensive involvement of students, faculty, and administrators in offering comments and recommendations regarding the proposed code revisions and then deliberating about the best way to make changes in response to this community feedback,” said John Dinan, professor of politics and international Affairs and chair of the Judicial Council.

Additionally, the Undergraduate Bulletin is now published digitally. The Bulletin contains the course offerings and requirements of the undergraduate schools, as well as other important academic policies and procedures.

You may access the Handbook at go.wfu.edu/studenthandbook and the Bulletin at bulletin.wfu.edu. These new online resources are important publications for our community.

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Faculty, staff books: 2017

  • Ajami, Riad A., & Jason Goddard. (Business). Global Business: Competitiveness and Sustainability. Routledge. October 2017.
  •  Atchison, R. Jarrod. (Communication). A War of Words: The Rhetorical Leadership of Jefferson Davis. University of Alabama Press. June 2017.
  •  Barnes, Bernadine. (Art). Michelangelo and the Viewer in His Time (Renaissance Lives series). Reaktion Books. June 2017.
  •  Brown, Tommy. (Staff, Communications & External Relations). The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money. Zondervan. March 2017.
  • Cheng, T. J., & Wei-chin Lee, Eds. (Politics & International Affairs). National Security, Public Opinion and Regime Asymmetry: A Six-Country Study. World Scientific. June 2017.
  •  Coates, David, Ed. (Politics & International Affairs). Reflections on the Future of the Left (Building Progressive Alternatives series). Agenda Publishing. November 2017.
  •  Dalton, Mary M. (Communication). The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies, 3rd ed. Peter Lang. January 2017.
  •  Dalton, Mary M., & Laura R. Linder, Eds. (Communication). Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies. Peter Lang. January 2017.
  • Eun, Cheol, & Bruce Resnick. (Business). International Financial Management, 8th McGraw-Hill. February 2017.
  •  Fournier-Lanzoni, Rémi. (Italian). Rire de plomb: La comédie à l’italienne des années 70. Presses de l’Harmattan. October 2017.

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Comings and goings for August 2017

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in August 2017:

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