Recognizing the Joint Committee Report on Student Evaluations
of Teaching

AS-3002-11/FA (Rev)

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) reaffirm its commitment to academic and instructional excellence and recognize that student evaluations of teaching serve as a pathway to meeting that commitment; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU acknowledge and thank the representatives of the CSU administration, the ASCSU, and the California Faculty Association (CFA) who prepared a comprehensive Report on Student Evaluations of Teaching; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support the general recommendations of the report that calls for the use of student evaluations as but one of many measures to evaluate teaching effectiveness and for their use to be primarily formative rather than summative; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to the Board of Trustees, the Office of the Chancellor, the California Faculty Association, Campus Presidents, Campus Provosts/VPAA, CSU campus senate chairs, and the members of the Joint Committee on Student Evaluations of Teaching.

RATIONALE: Section 15.19 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of 2007 between the CSU administration and the CFA acknowledged concerns regarding student evaluation and practices. As a result, the parties agreed to form a joint committee to study “the best and most effective practices for the student evaluation of teaching effectiveness.”

In the execution of its charge, the joint committee, with representatives from the CSU, the CFA, and the ASCSU, exercised due diligence in evaluating the extant literature on the best practices of student evaluation of teaching, as well as data from all CSU campuses concerning local practices in reaching its conclusions. This resulted in the Joint Committee Report on Student Evaluations of Teaching. [http://www.calstate.edu/AcadSen/Records/Reports/documents/Report_on_Stude
nt_Evaluations_of_Teaching.pdf
].

Approved Unanimously – March 17-18, 2011



 
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