Utah Valley University
Policies and Procedures
|Title||Instructor and Course Evaluations||Number||631|
|Section||Academics||Approval Date||Jun 14,1993|
|Subsection||Faculty||Effective Date||Jun 14,1993|
- The faculty of the institution are to be assisted in the efficiency and effectiveness of their teaching by being given feedback from students on regular, periodic evaluations of the faculty members' courses and teaching behaviors. Information provided by these evaluations may also be used to document the faculty members' professional responsibility performance and to assist in tenure decisions.
- First- and second-year faculty will be evaluated in two or more classes each semester. All faculty will be evaluated by students at least one semester per year in at least two classes/laboratories/shops.
- A standard institution-wide evaluation instrument will be used for the evaluation. This instrument will collect information considered most relevant to the teacher's performance, the teacher's course organization, and the teacher's professional responsibility. Room will be provided to evaluate a small number of teacher or department concerns.
- Results of faculty/course evaluations will be treated with great confidentiality. The department chair will conduct at least a yearly appraisal interview with each faculty member using the faculty/course evaluation as one of the evidences of instructor performance and as a basis for goal setting. In addition, the chair will prepare a written evaluation and review it with each faculty member annually.