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Bill 12-A-8 Revising "Student Evaluation of Instruction" to Establish a Policy Section (Approved)

FACULTY SENATESOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 12-A-8

Approved by the Faculty Senate
February 29, 2012

BRIEF SUMMARY: This bill specifies the policy portion of the existing Faculty Handbook section on Student Evaluation of Instruction (Chapter 3, Section C10).

REVISING "STUDENT EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTION" TO ESTABLISH A POLICY SECTION

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: subject to the passage and approval of both this bill and its companion bill establishing a corresponding "procedures" section, Chapter 3, Section C10 of the Faculty Handbook be amended by replacing the existing content (Faculty Senate Bill 99-A-03) with the following "policy" section (with the companion "procedures" to follow it in the Handbook):

Student Evaluation of Instruction Policy

Student evaluation of instruction at Southeast Missouri State University shall be conducted for four distinct purposes:

1. to enable individual faculty members to continually improve the quality of their classroom instruction,
2. to provide individual faculty members with a measure of perceived effectiveness of instruction,
3. to enable students to provide input concerning the quality and content of classroom instruction,
4. to acquire institution-wide measures which may be used to compare and contrast Southeast with other universities.

Student Evaluation for Improvement of Classroom Instruction and Content

In recognition of the strong teaching mission of Southeast Missouri State University, formal faculty evaluation processes and incentives shall be implemented and maintained to encourage continuing improvement in instruction and a commitment to quality instruction by all faculty. Procedures and processes should not only include rigorous peer review and self-evaluation of instructional effectiveness but also systematic, credible student evaluation of instruction.

All faculty shall be evaluated by systematic, anonymous student evaluations in all sections of each course taught. Those faculty teaching the same students in an integrated framework of interconnected courses, such as the College of Education's Block program, may have the option to administer just one evaluation per set of courses.

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Action Date
Introduced to Senate 2/15/2012
Second Senate Meeting 2/29/2012
Faculty Senate Vote 2/29/2012
President's Review 12/12/2012
Board of Regents Vote 12/14/2012
Posted to Faculty Handbook

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