Evaluation of Teaching and Papers Policy
Responsibility for policy: Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
Approving authority: Academic Board
Last reviewed: April 2016
Next review date: April 2021
- This policy applies to all paper convenors, Chairpersons/Heads of Departments/Schools or equivalent and Deans of the University of Waikato.
- The purpose of this policy is to:
- set out the responsibilities of paper convenors, Chairpersons/Heads of Departments/Schools or equivalent and Deans with respect to regular student evaluations of teaching and papers, and the promotion of the University's commitment to the achievement of excellence in teaching and learning, and
- demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement.
- This policy should be read in conjunction with the following:
- Paper convenors are required to:
- conduct a paper evaluation and a teaching evaluation for at least every second occurrence of each paper for which they are responsible, in accordance with the current Guidelines for the Evaluation of Teaching and Papers, and
- include in the subsequent Paper Outline a summary of any changes that have been made to the paper in response to the most recent student evaluations.
- Chairpersons/Heads of Departments/Schools or equivalent are required to:
- ensure that cycle of evaluations required under clause 4 of this policy is implemented, and
- take the evaluation data provided by the Teaching Development Unit for staff in their Department/School or equivalent into account in their discussions with staff about professional goal-setting and professional development opportunities.
- Taking account of the evaluation data provided by the Teaching Development Unit for staff in their their Faculty, Deans are required to report annually to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) on the implementation of this policy in their Faculty.
Responsibility for monitoring compliance
- The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) is responsible for monitoring compliance with this policy and reporting any breaches to the relevant Dean and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
- Breaches of this policy may result in disciplinary action under the Staff Code of Conduct.