Teaching Evaluations: Considerations for Faculty

The term “teaching evaluation” readily calls to mind the end of course surveys completed by students just before final exams.  As they are often used, these surveys provide a check on student satisfaction with a course and may be used as a proxy for teaching effectiveness in evaluations of faculty for salary increases, reappointment and promotion.  The surveys provide a voice for students, but when used alone and without context, they do not serve students, faculty, or administrators particularly well.  The information in this document was compiled by a group of experienced faculty and staff to assist you in getting the most out of evaluations of teaching to the benefit of both you and your students.

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