While some faculties have suspended student evaluations of teaching for the semester, others have indicated that they are moving ahead with them anyway despite the massive disruption that has occurred to the student’s learning environment. It is URFA’s position that the only thing that can be measured this term is the student’s satisfaction with the University/College’s ability to transition to online learning. Members’ ability to move courses online, and the student’s satisfaction with instruction, can simply not be evaluated due to these exceptional circumstances and members should not suffer any consequences from a negative evaluation received in this semester.
If your faculty made the decision to continue with Student Evaluations of Teaching despite the COVID-19 pandemic, URFA and COR strongly encourages members to take the issue to their Faculty Council. URFA has created a draft motion for members to present at Faculty Council. Find it on our website here. If you have any questions, please contact the URFA office.