The SELFI is the Student Evaluation of Learning and Feedback for Instructors.
Students are an important source of information about the effectiveness of a course and instructor. The SELFI is the way students can provide constructive feedback to UND instructors. The results are used by faculty to make improvement in their own courses and by departments in faculty performance evaluations and in tenure and promotion decisions.
The SELFI, with 24 core questions, includes the three open-ended comments and provides a method to collect and report student ratings of instruction in areas that are broadly applicable to most classes.
- Faculty use information from course evaluations to improve their courses and teaching methods, and to determine whether course content is meeting the needs of their students
- Deans and department chairs review course evaluation data to assess both their faculty, and the value of courses offered in their department.
- University committees include course evaluation data as part of faculty reviews, to determine promotion and tenure.