Change how we evaluate teaching in order to promote innovation, quality, and fairness.
“Oregon is among a small but growing number of institutions that are looking to de-emphasize the use of student evaluations in personnel decisions. Instead, faculty members are increasingly evaluating one another’s teaching. They are also writing reflections on their own teaching.
Meanwhile, even where student evaluations still play a significant role, they are being revised to minimize bias and prompt more-thoughtful feedback. The evaluations’ wording puts greater emphasis on student engagement and the shared responsibility between instructor and student.”
As part of Doane University’s evaluation of teaching, the professor chooses a course topic for which their pedagogical methods could be strengthened and then makes those changes and provides documentation to the supervisor, so continuous improvement is always occurring (see attachment).