University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Current Engineering Undergraduates

Student Evaluation of Teaching in Courses

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Introduction

The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is utilizing University of Toronto's centralized course evaluation framework and online delivery system for all courses, beginning in Fall 2013. In conjunction with the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), the Faculty is overseeing 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 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 link to a site where they complete the course evaluation for each of their courses. The new system will contact each course instructor directly with a detailed analysis of the student responses. An executive summary of the quantitative questions, in a student report, will be shared with students unless the instructor opts out. Teaching Assistant evaluations remain paper-and-pen.

Please encourage your students to thoughtfully and critically participate in course teaching evaluations!


Timelines

Below you will find timelines for when you, as instructors, can review and add questions that will be asked of your students and choose to opt out of the student report:

F courses:
November 7 - 17
Y courses:
-
S courses:
-

Students will have approximately two weeks to complete the online evaluations:

F courses:
November 21 - December 5
Y courses:
-
S courses:
-


Resources

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 this is time provided for course evaluations;
  • Explain to students how you value and use student feedback; and
  • 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 be sharing.

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