The University of Mary Washington conducts course evaluations every semester as one measure of assessing faculty teaching and to provide opportunity for improvement. UMW values students’ feedback and encourages faculty to enhance their teaching and classroom experiences based on feedback from student course evaluations. Aside from course evaluations, faculty are encouraged to conduct other formative assessment activities as necessary.
Student course evaluation activities are coordinated by the Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness (OIAE). Toward the end of each semester, invitations are sent to students to evaluate the courses they are enrolled in during the semester. The evaluation utilizes numerical and qualitative assessments of the course. After students have completed their evaluations and final grades have been submitted, the results are sent to the dean of the college, the instructor’s chair, and the instructor.
All faculty are evaluated in the fall and spring semesters. Student evaluations of summer session courses are scheduled based on the needs of the Colleges. At the end of each semester, instructor reports will be distributed to faculty upon submission of final grades to the Registrar’s office. More details about the course evaluation schedule can be found at http://provost.umw.edu/promotion-tenure-and-evaluation-calendars/student-course-evaluation-calendar/.
For more information about student course evaluation, you can contact the Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness at 540-654-1616.