Senate Ad Hoc Student Evaluation of Teaching Committee
Purpose: To review the content and administration of the student evaluation of teaching forms and their application.
Membership: Faculty, at least one of whom has experience teaching online courses, representatives from the Provost's Office, the Office of Institutional Research, and the ES Committee or the Director of ES. A student representative.
Terms: 5/1/2014 -- 12/31/2014
Selection: Appointed by the Senate Executive Committee
Functions and Responsibilities:
To review the current administration of the student evaluation of teaching forms in all settings and courses -- on campus, in hybrid courses, in online courses and in graduate, undergraduate, and professional courses; this would include issues related to the possibility of paperless evaluations for all courses, both on campus and online;
To review the effectiveness of the current situation relative to evaluation of Essential Studies courses, and, if warranted, to recommend changes to how student evaluation of teaching forms could be constructed and used to assess Essential Studies goal achievement.
To review the current application of summary and written results from student evaluation of teaching forms in annual review, promotion, and tenure decisions;
To review the current research literature on student evaluation of teaching; to review the best practices in the administration of student evaluation of teaching in all settings; to review the best practices in the use of summary results of student evaluation of teaching in annual review, promotion, and tenure decisions; and to develop, if necessary, a new student evaluation of teaching form for use in all settings;
To propose procedures for uniform administration of student evaluation of teaching forms in all settings;
To propose policies for the use of data obtained from student evaluation of teaching forms in decisions regarding annual review, promotion, and tenure;
To develop recommendations to the University Senate for policies regarding the application of and use of data obtained from student evaluation of teaching forms.
Input from all affected parties including lecturers, non-tenured, and tenured faculty;
Use of most recent research on student evaluation of teaching;
Development of valid and reliable student evaluation of teaching questions;
Consistency in use of the student evaluation of teaching forms;
Consistency in the application of student evaluation of teaching results.
Reporting: To the University Senate Executive Committee and to the University Senate
Source of Information: Bylaws: Committees -- 2. Permanent and ad hoc committees; Senate Executive Committee minutes, February 21, 2014 and March 25, 2014.
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