Nowell to Discuss Student Evaluations of Teaching

OGDEN, Utah – Cliff Nowell, a professor of economics and the 2010 Hinckley Fellow, will deliver the annual Hinckley Lecture on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in Weber State University's Stewart Library Hetzel-Hoellein Room.

The Hinckley Lecture Series, which began 10 years ago, is presented annually by WSU's Hinckley Fellow. The presenter chooses the topic based on personal interests or expertise.

Nowell's presentation, "Non-Reponse Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching," will focus on research he conducted using a unique set of data. The research indicated that no sample selection bias is likely to be present in teaching evaluations conducted at the end of the semester. The event is free to the public.

The Hinckley Fellow is selected through the provost's office based on outstanding teaching, service and scholarship at WSU. Both the award and lecture are made possible through a generous annual gift from the John S. Hinckley family. Visit for a complete list of past Hinckley Fellows.

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