Approved by the: Student Senate December 5, 1996
WHEREAS the University of Minnesota is committed to providing service, user friendliness, and a quality undergraduate education to its students;
WHEREAS the ability of students to access summary data of quarterly student evaluations would assist in course registration process, would provide a great service to students and would hold faculty more accountable to students;
WHEREAS the Carlson School of Management currently allows student access to faculty evaluations and provides faculty with the option of making their evaluations public in accordance with the Minnesota Data Practices Act; and
WHEREAS eight of the University's Big Ten peers currently allows student access to faculty evaluations;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the University of Minnesota Student Senate supports student access to the summary data of student evaluations of faculty and urge faculty, administration and the regents to provide a means for this student benefit;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Student Senate urges all collegiate units of the University of Minnesota release the summary data of said evaluations for student review, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT one year after implementation of this policy, the administration should report to the Regents detailing the results of the policy and addressing what other measures could be taken by the University to more effectively and efficiently make evaluations available to students.