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CANCELLED - Overcoming the 5 Most Common Student Complaints on Teacher Evaluation Surveys - April 2023

Ended Apr 20, 2023

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Overcoming the 5 Most Common Student Complaints on Teacher Evaluation Surveys at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. 


As a teaching mentor at the Robinson College of Business and business schools globally, Dr. Brightman has reviewed thousands of student evaluations of instructors and observed a pattern to poor evaluations. This workshop focuses on fixing these student evaluation-destroying complaints.


Dr. Brightman has taught formal courses and workshops on collegiate-level teaching to doctoral students and faculty from the University System of Georgia, across the nation, and the world.  He presently serves as the Robinson College teaching mentor and has worked with more than 55 faculty members. He has also mentored at many other schools, including Emory University, University of North Carolina, University of Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology, CEIBS (Shanghai), and Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane). 


When: April 19-20, 2023, 1:00PM – 4:30PM EST daily

Location: Zoom

Fee: $649 US


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Who Should Attend: Faculty interested in increasing student evalation ratings



Dr. Brightman will share many simple strategies that minimize the most common student complaints; disorganized courses, confusing lectures, too many slides, lengthy slides, and lack of class participation. These simple fixes will also improve your students’ classroom performance and experience.


Course Schedule

Day 1  

  • Design course frameworks that will show your students the course’s organization.
  • Write serious learning objectives. 
  • Generate critical thinking level classroom discussions.


Day 2

  • Reduce your number of slides. 
  • Deliver clear and memorable presentations.
  • Clean up your slides and minimize reading them.  
  • Present a group structure that generates critical thinking level discussions.


Program Faculty

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Dr. Brightman’s honors include the 1984 College of Business Alumni Distinguished Professor and the 1992 Georgia State University Alumni Distinguished Professor. Both awards are given to the outstanding teacher and scholar at the college and university level.  Dr. Brightman also received the 1998 University System of Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award as the outstanding teacher in the university’s four major research institutions.  

Dr. Brightman’s programs have attracted over 1,400 participants worldwide. In addition, he has presented over 120 on-site teaching workshops worldwide. Finally, he served as the semester-long teaching mentor for over 50 colleagues at GSU from 1999 to ttoday and has done short-term mentoring at over 50 colleges worldwide. 

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