Evaluating Teaching and Learning

Evaluating Teaching and Learning

Assessment and evaluation are necessary for the educational process. Whether gathering information about a student’s performance or analyzing the effectiveness of one’s teaching strategies, frequent and timely assessment provides feedback and input for reflection and possible improvement.

Teaching is a vital component of many faculty members’ position responsibility statement. According to Section 5.2.3 of the Faculty Handbook,

“Most faculty have significant teaching responsibilities, and the quality of their teaching is a major factor in evaluating their accomplishments and performances.”

Effectively documenting your teaching is necessary for formative improvement, and essential in annual performance evaluations, promotion and tenure reviews, and supporting teaching award nominations.

To begin your documentation, download the Documenting Evidence of Effective Teaching (PDF). This ISU-focused list provides opportunities for documenting effective teaching from the perspective of the instructor, colleagues, and students.