4.3 Teaching Evaluation and Support

The Institute is committed to the highest standards in teaching and strives to constantly improve in teaching effectiveness.

Instructors of Record
All Instructors of Record (whether permanent or temporary, full-time or part-time) are regularly evaluated for their teaching effectiveness, in a manner set out in Sections 3.3.2 and 3.3.7.  Support is provided for professional development in teaching through each college and through the Institute’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).  CTL provides services in classroom evaluation, teaching development seminars, retreats, and fellowships, as well as recognition through a number of awards. The center also provides new teachers with an orientation to teaching at the Institute.

Graduate Student Teaching Evaluation and Support
Each college or unit that assigns a graduate student to teach a class, recitation section, or laboratory section as the instructor of record shall ensure and maintain documentation that this individual holds a master’s degree in the discipline of the course or has received eighteen (18) graduate-level semester hours of credit in the discipline of the course. Said graduate student shall be directly supervised by a faculty member experienced in the discipline of the course.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 8.3.5.2, each college making such assignments shall have written procedures to

a)    Provide appropriate training to support and enhance each individual’s teaching effectiveness,
b)    Conduct regular assessments, based on written procedures and including results of student and faculty evaluations,   
       of each individual’s teaching effectiveness and performance, and
c)    Assess competency in English and, if needed, provide for training in English language proficiency.
 

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