Grades , Course Evaluations , and Academic Incentives

  title={Grades , Course Evaluations , and Academic Incentives},
  author={David A. Lovea and Matthew J. Kotchenb},
  • David A. Lovea, Matthew J. Kotchenb
  • Published 2010
We develop a model that identifies a range of new and somewhat counterintuitive results about how the incentives created by academic institutions affect student and faculty behavior. The model provides a theoretical basis for grade inflation and the behavioral response of students. Comparative statics are used to analyze the effects of institutional expectations placed on faculty. The results show that placing more emphasis on course evaluations exacerbates the problems of grade inflation and… CONTINUE READING