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SRT News Archive



September 30, 2008 [CTL]

Fall 2008 Teaching Enrichment Series: Making the New Student Ratings of Teaching (SRTs) Work for You

Student ratings of teaching can be used to improve student learning and document teaching success. Through a series of three seminars, we invite faculty and instructors to examine the benefits of regularly gathering and analyzing student feedback. Sessions will address how to use early feedback to refine a course and how to use SRT data to document teaching effectiveness.

Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged. Light food and drinks will be provided. Each seminar is repeated three times at different locations and times of day, and is designed to be a stand-alone event.

Seminar 1
Making the New Student Ratings of Teaching (SRTs) Work for You took place September 23rd-25th. To arrange for this seminar to be held in your department at no charge, call 612-625-3041. (Minimum group size is 4.)

Seminar 2
Midterm Feedback: Making the New Student Ratings of Teaching (SRTs) Work for You
Sept. 30 - 8-9 a.m. 1383 Social Science Building (West Bank)
Oct. 1 - 3:30-4:30 p.m. 116 Amundson (East Bank)
Oct. 2 - 12-1 p.m. B30 Classroom Office Building (St. Paul Campus)

Seminar 3
Documenting Teaching Effectiveness: Making the New Student Ratings of Teaching (SRTs) Work for You
Nov. 11 - 8 -9 a.m. 330 Blegen, (West Bank)
Nov. 12 - 12-1 p.m. 102 Mechanical Engineering (East Bank)
Nov. 13- 3:30-4:30 p.m. B42 Classroom Office Building (St. Paul Campus)

Please visit the Center for Teaching and Learning web site for more information and registration.


April 17, 2008 [General News]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE EVALUATION
Note to instructors from the Provost's Office:

During spring semester 2008, as the University transitions to the faculty-senate approved Student Rating of Teaching questions, all student rating forms on the Twin Cities campus will be distributed in hard-copy format only. Please contact your department administrator to obtain the new paper SRT forms instead.

Classes that are delivered online will still be allowed to use online evaluations. If you are teaching an online course, please contact eval@umn.edu.

We will work with faculty governance regarding future formats for the evaluation questionnaires.

If you have questions, please contact Billie Wahlstrom, billie@umn.edu.

Thank you.


April 21, 2008 [For Faculty]

Message To Faculty from the chairs of the Faculty Consultative Committee and Committee on Educational Policy
On April 19, 2008, a message was sent out to all faculty regarding the new Student Rating of Teaching form and usage. For the full message from the chairs of the Faculty Consultative Committee and Committee on Educational Policy, check the "For Faculty" page.
April 15, 2008 [CTL]

August 28, 2008 Student Ratings of Teaching
Using the new form to improve teaching and learning
Thursday, August 28, 9-10:15 & 10:30-11:45 a.m., Room TBA
This session will introduce the new form and identify instructional support for addressing the teaching and learning issues implicated by the core items. Register in May for this and other Teaching Enrichment Series sessions at www.teaching.umn.edu
April 11, 2008 (For Faculty & TAs, For Staff)]

Information about OMS Usage of the Data Warehouse
Information regarding how OMS uses the Data Warehouse for the new Student Rating of Teaching.
April 11, 2008 (For Students)]

Student Volunteer Instructions
Information regarding the administration of the SRT process for student volunteers has been updated on the "For Students" page.
April 10, 2008 (For Staff)]

Information For Staff
Information regarding the administration of the SRT process for Staff has been updated on the "For Staff" page.
April 2, 2008 (CTL)]

Student Ratings of Teaching Theatrical Sketches
On Thursday, April 17, 12-1:30 at 402 Walter Library, the Theater for Teaching and Learning will present a series of short theatrical sketches related to student ratings of teaching. Afterwards, a facilitator will lead a lively discussion about the research surrounding teaching evaluations and how they can be used to improve one's teaching. No registration necessary.
April 7, 2008 [Resources]

Map of Undergraduate Education
A graphic illustrating the connections among the various curricular elements at the University of Minnesota can be found on the Resources page.
April 4, 2008 [For Faculty & TAs]

SRT Form Administration
Instructions on how to use the new Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) form is now accessible. Please check the Faculty & TAs section for more information.

April 4, 2008 [Resources]

SRT User Manual
A copy of the user manual for the new Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) form is now accessible. Please check the Resources section for more information.

April 4, 2008 [Resources]

New Student Rating of Teaching Form
Digital copies of the new Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) form and associated ID sheet are now accessible in PDF format. Please check the Resources section for more information.

April 4, 2008 [Resources]

Final Report of the Ad Hoc SCEP/SCFA Subcommittee
A copy of the Final Report of the Ad Hoc SCEP/SCFA Subcommittee is now accessible. Please check the Resources section for more information.