Senate Proposal 2-87 is amended to permit the use of student evaluation instruments other than that required by Proposal 2-87. The use of alternative instruments is subject to these restrictions and policy changes:
A. Any alternative instrument will be furnished by the Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development. These are understood to be trial instruments being considered for adoption by the University.
B. The instrument will be used only by those tenured faculty members who freely elect to use the instrument in their classes. These faculty members will cooperate with the Director in the administration of the evaluation.
C. The results of the evaluation will be furnished to the faculty members and department chairs, following current policy. The results of the evaluation will also be furnished to the Director.
D. Before the administration of the evaluation, faculty members may elect to have the results of some or all items of the trial instrument released for publication, e.g. by the USG Teaching Standards Committee.
E. The results of the evaluation will be retained by the Director, who will maintain the results in strict confidence. The results will be used only for assessing the usefulness of the trial instruments, unless other use is granted in written permission from the individual faculty member to the Director.
Adopted by Senate: January 22, 1997
Approved by President: February 19, 1997