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Student Course Evaluation Procedures

From: 
Chris Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Sent: 
Monday, July 17, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
To: 
KU Lawrence Faculty
KU Lawrence Unclassified Professional Staff
KU Graduate Teaching Assistants

The University of Kansas values effective teaching. Although student evaluations are only one component of an effective teaching assessment strategy, they are an important component and must be given due consideration. We remind you that University policy requires that teaching faculty should be evaluated each semester, summer session, and intersession by students in all courses with five or more students. University policy also requires that the forms are administered and collected under controlled conditions that ensure students' anonymity.

To meet this requirement, instructors conducting the evaluation in class should:

  1. Announce the date when course evaluations will be distributed at least one class session in advance.
  2. Leave the room during the administration of the student evaluations.
  3. Ask a student or other departmental representative to collect the evaluations and deliver them to the department office for tabulation.

If you are teaching an online or hybrid course, OR are collecting course evaluations online for a face-to-face class, the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning can assist you with administering an online version of the assessment.

Departments are reminded that instructors should have access to student evaluations only after final grades have been submitted.

A full description of procedures for distributing evaluations in the classroom is found in the KU Policy Library at http://policy.ku.edu/provost/student-eval-procedures-for-admin.

Chris Brown
Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Professor, Geography and Atmospheric Science

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