|Approved by the:||Student Senate December 2, 2004
Administration - no action required *
Board of Regents - no action required
*The President supports the release of questions that address the learning situation of the course and how it is structured. He also supports increasing the accessibility of course evaluative data. Therefore, the President encourages the Student Senate Consultative Committee to work with the Senate committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) to address these issues through policy, as SCEP works to condense into one the three existing policies on the evaluation of instruction, as well as consider incorporating changes recommended by the ad hoc subcommittee of SCEP and the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs.
WHEREAS Students fill out an evaluation of teaching at the conclusion of each course; and
WHEREAS The evaluation of teaching includes a student release section with questions focused on the professor's style and curriculum content; and
WHEREAS The student release section is a useful tool for students registering for classes; and
WHEREAS The accessibility of released student sections is unsatisfactory; therefore be it
RESOLVED That the Student Senate recommends to One Stop that a teacher evaluation link be added to each course and professor in the course guide; and be it further
RESOLVED That if a course is new or the professor has not taught at the University of Minnesota before and has no evaluations to release, the student be notified as such; and be it further
RESOLVED That if a professor has not consented to the release of his or her evaluation, the student be notified as such.