Introduction Samples Course Evaluations
This document contains two sample introductions that are commonly used in course evaluations.
Note: The sample messages provided in this document are only examples. You and your department may use alternate messages to better suit your course evaluation needs.
This guide explains:
“The questionnaire below is designed to measure your assessment of the instructor's teaching effectiveness in this class. When added to other students' comments, your evaluation will be used by the University to consider the professor for retention, merit raises, promotion and tenure. If you do not wish to answer the questions, you may leave a comment at the end of this evaluation concerning the professor's teaching effectiveness. You may be completely candid as the professor will not see the results of the evaluations until after the semester ends. Please click on "Answer the questions" to proceed.”
“The State Board of Education requires that students be given the opportunity to evaluate their courses and their instructors. The faculty members are not allowed to see the evaluations completed by students. All evaluations are anonymous. A compilation of the responses will be given to the instructor after final grades have been submitted. The evaluations are reviewed by the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the college. They are important documents used to evaluate faculty performance and students are encouraged to make honest comments.”
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