What you need to know
The Academic Policy and Regulations Team (APART), in consultation with the Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL) and the Registrar’s Office, has determined that subject evaluations for academic year 2020-21 will take place on a normal schedule, but with a modified version of the typical evaluation form.
Each report will contain a “context statement” regarding the pandemic-related disruption, and instructors will have the opportunity to add an additional statement detailing any specific impacts on the content and format of their subject.
Some key points to remember:
- TAs and other non-primary instructors are being evaluated this year.
- Student participation is voluntary; departments select which subjects and instructors will be evaluated.
- Visit our subject evaluation page to evaluate your classes.
Subject evaluation form
The modified subject evaluation form for academic year 2020-21 contains the following sets of questions:
Instructor Questions — Three questions on the quality of teaching using a standard 7-point Likert scale followed by an opportunity for open-ended comments on teaching.
Subject Questions — Seven questions on the overall learning experience using a standard 7-point Likert scale followed by an opportunity for open-comments comments on the subject.
(New) Aspects of Learning — Likert-based and open-ended questions that allow students to report on aspects of the class introduced to accommodate remote learning under the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
(Optional) Additional Questions — Likert-based and open-ended questions provided to Instructors to include at their discretion, focused on the overall remote subject experience and sense of community.
Each report will contain the following statement:
In addition, Instructors will have the option of adding an additional statement to express how the pandemic may have impacted the content and format of their subject in particular. Those who wish to include such a statement should contact their department’s Subject Evaluation Coordinator.
- Email email@example.com.