Students must evaluate every course they take. The Board of Regents has created a questionnaire that students must complete. The results (as expressed in percentages) of 8 of the questions become public record and are published. Faculty should read carefully the results of the evaluations to ascertain how their students perceive their teaching and use the results as a tool for improving it.
Each department administers the evaluations differently, but all departments must observe the following guidelines:
- Faculty member must not be present while students are filling out the evaluations.
- The evaluation must not be done on a day when an exam is scheduled.
- Faculty must allow for adequate time for students to complete the evaluation.
- Faculty have no access to the evaluations or the result of the evaluations until after they turn in the grades.
- Evaluations are anonymous; faculty cannot retaliate against students they suspect gave him/her a bad evaluation.
Adjunct faculty should discuss with the staff the procedures to distribute student evaluations.
To see a sample of the evaluation students fill out, click here.