Student evaluation of teaching has two purposes:
- To assist individual instructors in improving their own teaching;
- To assist academic administrators in counseling instructors about their teaching. Student evaluations are carefully weighed as a factor in judging the teaching component in tenure, promotion and salary determinations.
For additional information, please refer to the Faculty Staff Handbook, Chapter 2, Section 2700.
History and Development
The Student Evaluation of Teaching form was revised during the 2016-17 academic year. The Teaching and Advising Committee (TEAC) reviewed and revised the content of the tool. The process called for the implementation of the key prior items, proposed new items and a set of items to serve as validation items. Two semesters of data (fall and spring) were collected and a validation study was undertaken. The results of the validation study were reviewed by Faculty Senate and University Administration. The revision was adopted and the validation items were dropped. The revised form is now currently in use.
Course evaluations were moved to a new vendor solution, Anthology (formerly CampusLabs) beginning Summer 2020. While the questionnaire has not changed, there are some changes with a new system. Data collected prior to Summer 2020 was not moved into the new system and must be requested separately from Institutional Research by emailing email@example.com. Reports in Anthology can be viewed on the web-based platform or PDF reports can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, requests for reports beyond those readily available in the CampusLabs system should be requested from Institutional Research by emailing email@example.com. This includes reports needed for Promotion & Tenure, combined section reports, custom reports and so on.