All of the DU reports on teaching excellence recommend using mutliple methods (beyond just student rating forms) to fairly evaluate teaching performance. Many reports recommend annual review of teaching and “enhanced” review at specific intervals. Teaching review would be based on an articulated breakdown of sources of evidence developed by each unit/dept.
Although there are varying opinions and research around Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs)/Student Ratings of Instruction (SRIs), most agree that they should not be used as the sole basis of evaluating someone's teaching performance and effort.
The OTL website has a Teaching Evaluation Toolkit with ideas and resources about multiple methods for evaluating teaching.
It is worth articulating assumptions and guiding principles for a process of supporting, rewarding and ultimately evaluating teaching.
Many units across DU are exploring and implementing more balanced frameworks for evaluating teaching.
The Daniels College of Business has been piloting a new approach to evaluating teaching based on four main categories of teaching performance:
The Writing Program has utilized an extensive process for evaluating teaching for many years as outlined in their faculty handbook. Teaching evaluation includes:
The Morgridge College of Education is piloting an approach to teaching evaluation based on four areas:
This portfolio last updated: May 23, 2017 11:51:50 AM