Approved by the:	University Senate May 15, 1997

UNIVERSITY SENATE RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE USE OF
STUDENT EVALUATIONS OF TEACHING DATA

The University Senate supports the optional use of student evaluations of teaching data, on a form to be developed, as a tool in student course selection decision-making.

The University Senate directs the Committee on Educational Policy to develop a plan (1) to implement the May 1, 1997 report of its subcommittee on teaching evaluation (including refinement of the list of proposed questions for the optional evaluation form), (2) to monitor its implementation, and (3) to plan for evaluation of the usefulness of the data for aiding students in course selection.

The University Senate requests that the necessary funding be provided by the University administration to support creation of the required information system.

The University Senate also directs the Committee on Educational Policy to bring back to the Senate, no later than the winter quarter, 1998, meeting, a proposal for action which responds to the three points outlined in paragraph two of this resolution.

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