COVID-19 Student evaluations for Spring 2020

Dear Colleagues:

Standard course evaluations will be administered online for remote-taught and online Spring 2020 courses. Faculty will receive the course evaluation link on April 13, 2020.  The link can be shared with students in a Blackboard email or announcement, or by other means.

Faculty delivering synchronous courses may choose to use class time for students to log in and record their course evaluation responses, in much the same way that paper evaluations have been administered in past semesters. The evaluation link will remain active until 11:59 pm on May 2, 2020. Link to tips for increasing student participation in course evaluations.

Faculty will be notified via email when course evaluation reports are available, after final grades have been submitted.

The Provost and leadership of United Faculty (UPI Local 4100) have agreed to the following with regard to the use of student perception of teaching data from the Spring 2020 semester.

For the Spring 2020 semester, student perception of teaching instruments (commonly referred to as teaching evaluations) will be administered online in all courses, with the results being returned to individual faculty members. Data from the evaluations will not be included in the faculty personnel file; nor shall quantitative data be included in faculty personnel evaluations, narratives, or portfolios for retention, tenure, or promotion. Data may be collected for program accreditation purposes where required.


Dennis R. Papini
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost