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Bill 08-A-08 - Consumer Information (APPROVED)

FACULTY SENATESOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 08-A-08

Approved by the Faculty Senate
May 7, 2008

Approved by Board of Regents

December 12, 2008

POLICIES FOR THE POSTING OF CONSUMER INFORMATION REGARDING STUDENT EVALUATIONS

WHEREAS: the state legislature mandated that higher education institutions post certain consumer information including student evaluations in SB-389, and

WHEREAS: the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education has adopted specific regulations concerning these requirements through rule CSR 10-9.010, and

WHEREAS: the Senate has expressed its preferences for complying through Resolution 07-05.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the following policies will be used concerning the use of student evaluations in support of SB-389:

1.A separate survey will be developed to satisfy the requirement.
2.Results of this survey may not be used for personnel actions like promotion and tenure or program review.
3.The University will not keep a permanent record of the surveys except as needed to comply with these policies or as part of routine server backups.
4.Only individuals with a valid SE Key may access the information.
5.Only one instructor's ratings may be viewed at one time.
6.Only raw 5-point Likert scale results will be reported. No means, T-scores or other statistics will be compiled or reported. The rating scale shall be 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree.
7.Only the most recent two years' worth of results will be posted for each course taught.
8.The questions on the survey may be reviewed by the Senate each year and can be changed by a simple majority vote.
9.Students may submit one evaluation per each course for which he or she is enrolled between the last day to drop a course and the beginning of finals week.
10.The Senate recommends that a separate link be provided through the Portal under the student's "my courses" tab for each course which is grayed out except during the reporting period as a way to submit evaluations for each course in which they are currently enrolled.
11.The two initial questions for the survey will be: 1) My instructor cared about student learning and 2) My instructor successfully contributed to my better understanding of the course material.
12.Students' anonymity will be maintained.


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