Student Evaluation of Teaching in Courses
The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering uses University of Toronto's centralized course evaluation framework and online delivery system to evaluate all courses. In conjunction with the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI)
, the Faculty oversees the course evaluation process offered by our departments and programs.
University of Toronto has a core set of questions that are asked for all courses. Additionally, the Faculty has selected a set of questions for our courses. Each department may include more questions and questions from an individual instructor may also be introduced. See the resources below for listings of each type of question, including questions that individual instructors can add.
Students will be contacted by email and asked to visit a site where they will complete a course evaluation for each of their courses. Each course instructor will receive a detailed analysis of student responses. An executive summary of the quantitative questions, in a separate student report, will be shared with students unless the instructor opts out. Teaching assistant evaluations will still be conducted via paper-and-pen format.
Please encourage your students to thoughtfully and critically participate in course teaching evaluations.
Instructor and student timelines can be found on CTSI's website
The following resources will help you better understand the purpose and procedure for course teaching evaluations:Tips to help promote participation to students
- promote course evaluations before the student window opens and remind students while the window is open
- remind students the link will be sent to them in an email from the Vice-Provost, Students
- dismiss class 15 minutes early one day and tell students the time is being provided for course evaluations
- explain to students how you value and use student feedback
- allow the student reports, which provide the average value for questions 1-6 and Departmental/Faculty questions, to be shared with students (i.e., don’t opt out of sharing) and let students know you will share the results with them