The College recognizes that evaluating faculty teaching success should rest on a broad portfolio comprising multiple forms of evidence. This position is in keeping with national best practices and is especially concerned to not give undue influence to student teaching evaluations which can be skewed by numerous biases including those associated with gender and race. It also recognizes that much of “teaching” takes place outside the classroom, in the behind the scenes work of preparing, grading, assessing, planning, meeting students, leading field trips, organizing speakers, and so on. The goal ultimately is to create a more robust process for recognizing and rewarding excellent teaching and to support a culture of reflective teaching across the college.
A&S College Policy on Evaluating Teaching