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.