Teaching surveys will be open Nov. 21 to Dec. 11. Student feedback provides unique insights about the class climate and individual learning experiences. There are several steps faculty can take to increase student engagement and improve the quality of feedback.
Results from fall surveys will be available after Dec. 21 as final grades are posted. We have resources for interpreting and using results to improve teaching and faculty can schedule a meeting with a teaching consultant who can help develop a plan.
Research has shown that several factors should be considered when using student evaluations of teaching in promotion, tenure, and annual reviews. Other measures such as peer observations, review of teaching materials, and faculty self-assessments should be combined with student feedback data to measure teaching effectiveness.