Student Perceptions of International Instructors’ Teaching Effectiveness Across Disciplines

Authors

  • Eun Chong Yang International English Language Testing System Author
  • John Ni Miami University Author
  • Galina Shleykina Southeastern Oklahoma State University Author

Keywords:

critical thinking, higher education, faculty learning communities

Abstract

This study identifies and analyzes factors impacting students’ perceptions of  international instructors’ teaching effectiveness at a U.S. public university. The researchers conceptualized teaching effectiveness as a combination of factors and applied structural equation modeling to analyze the effects on students’ perceptions of effectiveness. Analyzing approximately 2,000 responses, the study concludes that international instructors’ communication skills and ability to provide a supportive learning environment significantly impact students’ perceptions, yet familiarity with American academic culture does not directly affect their perceptions. The authors offer recommendations to enhance teaching effectiveness for instructors, students, and institutions.

Published

2024-06-11

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