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Doctor of Education (EDD)


Educational and Psychological Studies (Education)

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First Committee Member

Debbiesiu L. Lee

Second Committee Member

Isis Artze-Vega

Third Committee Member

Scotney D. Evans

Fourth Committee Member

Serona Elton


Student faculty evaluations from an undergraduate music business related program at a private Mexican institution were analyzed using quantitative and qualitative methods with the purpose of understanding student perceptions of effective and ineffective teaching. Overall, students rated their professors highly. The best rated area was personal and professional traits, and the worst rated area was didactic abilities and strategies. In response to two open-ended questions asking for positive and negative comments about the instructors, students felt more compelled to write about their professors’ personality traits, ability to explain the content, level of preparation, level of entertainment/boredom, and selection of content. Based on these findings, a model for analyzing student perceptions of effective and ineffective teaching is proposed: The three p’s of teaching. Implications and directions for future research are provided for both higher education in general and the targeted institution/program in particular.


music business; teaching; effective teaching; effective instruction; student ratings; student faculty evaluations; Mexico