New Eval of Teaching Effectiveness
Evaluation Of Teaching Effectiveness
The College of Education is committed to high 'quality teaching by all faculty members and teaching assistants. As one means of assessing teaching effectiveness, the University provides a standardized student evaluation form. The evaluation is administered under the direction of the Office of Accreditation and Assessment in the College of Education.
Each faculty member, adjunct professor, and graduate part-time instructor who has teaching responsibilities is required to use the University student evaluations in every class each fall and spring semester. Summer evaluations are optional and faculty may choose not to have evaluations done at that time. Faculty evaluations by students should typically be conducted during the last two weeks of class. Personnel in the Office of Accreditation and Assessment will come to every on-campus or field-based class at a predetermined and mutually agreed to time and date to facilitate the collection of course evaluation data from students. The instructor will leave the room while the students complete the forms. The evaluation sheets will be collected by the appointed personnel and taken directly to the Office of Accreditation and Assessment, Terri Beard, (room 101 Ed bldg.). Faculty evaluations conducted in other venues should be mailed to the College of Education , Office of Accreditation and Assessment, Attn: Terri Beard, PO Box 41071 , Lubbock , TX 79409 , by a pre-selected student in the class. The results of the evaluation (numerical and/or any additional comments) must not be known by the instructor of the course until final grades have been turned in to the Registrar.
After the evaluation data are collected, the Office of Accreditation and Assessment, with assistance from the Institutional Research and Computing Services, is responsible to process the quantitative data collected with the evaluation forms and provides a detailed summary to the individual instructor. Summaries of evaluations and copies of narrative comments submitted by students for the faculty in each department are provided to the respective department chair and to the Dean.
Institutional Research and Computing Services will assume responsibility for collecting course evaluation data for all web-based and off-campus sections of two-way interactive or video-conferencing classes and share the results of the evaluation with course instructors through the Office of Accreditation and Assessment.
Faculty members and teaching assistants are encouraged to use other methods as well to evaluate their teaching effectiveness.
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