Teaching Evaluations and Early Term Feedback

We encourage instructors to engage in an early term feedback process to provide agency for students and to provide students with clarifications on course expectations and/or other adjustments, if needed.

At the end of each semester, instructors, teaching assistants (TA), and section leaders (SL) are evaluated. Students evaluate their instructors and SLs via the University's Student Rating of Teaching (SRT). Instructors evaluate their SLs and TAs via Departmental TA/SL evaluation. 

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Early Term Feedback

The early term feedback process is typically conducted between weeks 3 and 8 of a course. Feedback methods include creating a simple Google form/survey, Canvas early term feedback survey, or creating a survey through Explorance Blue. Additionally, CEI offers a short, 15-minute video series, Getting Feedback You Can Use, that provides useful tips and tricks for engaging in and implementing this process.

Student Rating of Teaching (SRT)

The Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) is completed by students, providing input about instructors and the courses they teach. SRT content includes factors related to instructional excellence and course improvements. University Senate policy requires the evaluation of all courses taught at the University. 

Graduate students in the Department of Psychology are reviewed by students via SRT if they have a graduate instructor (GI) or section leader (SL) appointment.

Office of Measurement Services (OMS) oversees online and paper-based SRT administration and reporting for the Twin Cities campus.  The process and information can be found on the OMS SRT page

SRT Administration

Teaching Assistant/Section Leader Evaluation

At the end of each semester, all graduate students in the Department of Psychology who have a teaching assistant (TA) or section leader (SL) appointment are evaluated by the course’s instructor. Instructors will receive an email from departmental staff towards the end of the semester with an evaluation form to complete. Instructors should share a copy of this evaluation with the student.  

(Section leaders are also evaluated with the Student Rating of Teaching - SRT by the students enrolled in their section.)

Christina Wiencke
Associate Director of Curriculum & Instruction
S257 EltH | 626-1732
Heidi Wolff
Curriculum and Graduate Services Specialist
S258 EltH | 624-5002
Silke Moeller
Academic Technologist
N211 EltH | 625-0644
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