Frequently Asked Questions
When students mark professors
Some quick questions about the University’s teaching and course evaluation system
The dean tries to balance the workload of everyone in the department. Sometimes previous course evaluations can help a part-time instructor obtain a teaching position.
Yes. Deans have said they find this feedback to be a valuable means of improving professors' teaching skills.
Yes. Depending on the results, changes may be implemented during the next iteration of a course on aspects such as organization of the curriculum, specific learning activities, and the use of technology.
Deans have the responsibility to follow-up with the professor when there is a pattern of bad course evaluations. Various corrective measures may be taken, including recommending that the professor take advantage of the resources designed to improve teaching.