First Comprehensive Reappointment Review

Student Review of Teaching forms and guidelines

The Faculty Manual does not require the use of a specific form for student reviews of teaching in comprehensive reappointment reviews, so long as the department’s form addresses the criteria for contributions to student learning and development in the Standards for Faculty Evaluations (Section 4.VI.B.1).  However, IE&A has developed two options for department use that are closely tied to the student review of teaching form used in tenure and promotion reviews.  IE&A has also developed questionnaire preparation guidelines for departments wishing to develop their own form or to modify the IE&A forms.  Unlike tenure and promotion reviews, comprehensive reappointment reviews do not include a student committee for developing additional questions or summarizing results.

Student Review of Teaching for Reappointment – Checkbox Form – This is a simplified version of the tenure/promotion review form, consisting primarily of closed-ended ratings supplemented by a few open-ended questions. The form is available as a template in Form Creator, named “Student Review of Teaching for Faculty Reappointment (short),” and in the Google Form Templates, named “Student Review of Teaching for Faculty Reappointment (multiple choice)”.

Student Review of Teaching for Faculty Reappointment questionnaire – This form is the same as the one used by IE&A for the second comprehensive review, and closely resembles the tenure/promotion review form, consisting primarily of open-ended questions.

This form is also available as a template in Form Creator, named “Student Review of Teaching for Faculty Reappointment (open),” and in the Google Form Templates, named “Student Review of Teaching for Faculty Reappointment (open-ended)”.

Guidelines for preparing questions – This document provides advice about preparing or modifying a student review form and example questions for departments that will yield valid and reliable responses from students.