The Communiqué – Teaching “evaluations” – paper vs. electronic – September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

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CUASA Steering Committee

Root Gorelick, Biology

Vice President
Melissa Haussman, Political Science

Pum van Veldhoven, Sociology

Treasurer (pro tem)
Greg Franks, Sys. and Comp. Engineering

Chair, Collective Bargaining
Chantal Dion, French

Chair, External

Chair, Grievance
Pum van Veldhoven, Sociology

Salary and Benefits Officer
Greg Franks, Sys. and Comp.

Chair, Internal Affairs
Audra Diptee, History

Communications Officer
Kirsten Kozolanka, Journalism and Communication

Chair, Equity
Dawn Moore, Law and Legal Studies

Chair, Nominations and

Instructor Representative
Iain McKinnell, Biology

Librarian Representative
Kristof Avramsson

CUASA Office Staff

Grievance and Arbitration
Christal Côté

Office Manager
Deborah Jackson

Member Services and Communications Officer
Victor Lorentz

Deadline: next Wednesday, September 27th

While it is still early in the term, please take a moment to think about your “JCAA-approved teaching evaluations”. While the questionnaires are useful for some in appraising students’ experience of the course, the simple fact is these surveys are not adequate in assessing teaching effectiveness, and yet retain importance, especially for CDI assessments and tenure/promotion dossiers. CUASA reminds you that you can make an election about how teaching evaluations will be administered in your courses: on paper or electronically. CUASA strongly recommends that all members opt for paper forms. Scores are consistently lower when electronic surveys are used, and opting for paper reduced gender and racial bias in the surveys.

The questionnaires will automatically be administered electronically unless you pro-actively opt-in to paper forms before September 27th. You can do this quickly and easily through Carleton Central.


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