GOVERNING DOCUMENTS: ACADEMIC
POLICY:
TEACHING EVALUATION
Effective Date:
November 7, 1984
Revised Date:
November 6, 1996
Review Date:
 
Approving Body:
Senate
Authority:
 
Implementation:
 
Contact:
Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Applies to:
All Academic Staff


Faculty/School evaluation of teaching, using the Student Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ), shall be implemented beginning with the 1996-97 Regular Session. Faculties/Schools/ Departments and/or instructors shall be encouraged to add additional items of inquiry to meet specific concerns or interests. These questions may be machine-scored and/or written format. Any requests to deviate from using the SEEQ as the common core for evaluations shall be submitted by the Dean/Director to the Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, and accompanied by the proposed alternate evaluation instrument. If an exemption is granted, it shall be reported to Senate.

All courses and sections shall be evaluated each time they are offered.

Deans/Directors shall be responsible for developing a method of distribution of evaluation questionnaires, collection of data, and feedback to instructors including suggestions for positive change where it is indicated, and ensuring that mechanisms are in place to measure and record both improvement and change in teaching skills.

The Vice-President (Academic) and Provost shall establish a means of ensuring the quality of the evaluation process throughout the University, and examine ways by which adequate resources can be provided to assist in the implementation and on-going conduct of teaching evaluations.

Deans/Directors shall encourage all faculty to create and maintain a Teaching Dossier, in support of their teaching activities which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • a summary of teaching responsibilities/assignments
  • a reflective statement on teaching philosophy and goals
  • evidence of course development and modifications
  • development of teaching materials
  • products of good teaching
  • description of steps taken to evaluate and improve teaching
  • undergraduate and graduate supervision
  • presentations, research and publications on teaching
  • administrative and committee work related to teaching
  • information from colleagues, students and other sources
  • objective outcome measurements of student performance.