Student evaluation of teaching has two purposes:
- To assist individual instructors in improving their own teaching;
- To assist academic administrators in counseling instructors about their teaching. Student evaluations are carefully weighed as a factor in judging the teaching component in tenure, promotion and salary determinations.
For additional information, please refer to the Faculty Staff Handbook, Chapter 2, Section 2700.
Course Evaluation Data
In recent years, we have made changes to the software used to collect course evaluation data. The questionnaire itself, did not change. Faculty and administrators can view system-generated reports, by logging into the system used during the semester you wish to view results for. Data has not been moved between these systems.
Please be aware that reports used for Promotion & Tenure, or other review processes, are custom reports (not system-generated) and must be requested from Institutional Research by emailing email@example.com. This report process has remained the same throughout changes to our data collection software.
Please use the chart below to locate system-generated data and reports.
|Semester(s)||Data Collection System||Changes to Data||Note||Support|
|Fall 2021 and forward||MyCoursEval (Anthology)||Results are withheld when student responses are fewer than 3. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5.||This is the current system in firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Summer 2020 to Summer 2021||Course Evaluations (Anthology)||Results were withheld when student responses were fewer than 3. Responses were on a scale of 0 to 4.||This system was also known as CampusLabs.||email@example.com|
|Spring 2020 and earlier||Course Evaluations (VandalWeb)||Results were withheld when course enrollment was fewer than 5. Responses were on a scale of 0 to 4.||This is our legacy system. Our vendor-based solutions were set-up to replicate practices from this system, as much as firstname.lastname@example.org|
History and Development
The Student Evaluation of Teaching form was revised during the 2016-17 academic year. The Teaching and Advising Committee (TEAC) reviewed and revised the content of the tool. The process called for the implementation of the key prior items, proposed new items and a set of items to serve as validation items. Two semesters of data (fall and spring) were collected and a validation study was undertaken. The results of the validation study were reviewed by Faculty Senate and University Administration. The revision was adopted and the validation items were dropped. The revised form is now currently in use.