Faculty evaluations are a requirement as stated in the PSU/KNEA and PSU/KBOR contract as part of the Performance Appraisal process. Evaluations are administered during the spring and fall semesters and the process is facilitated by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Following the stipulations of the contract, the faculty and chair meet at the beginning of the semester to determine the courses that will be evaluated. Classes with low enrollment should be avoided because a minimum of 4 students must complete an evaluation to receive valid survey results for that class. The classes are requested through the GUS portal (under "Academic Administration").
The choice of instrument is dependent upon the method of instruction for the class.
Guidelines for Selecting Which Evaluation Form to Use
Instructions for requesting evaluations
Notice of evaluation instrument and evaluation dates are sent to Deans, Department Chairs, School Directors, their respective administrative assistants, and teaching faculty prior to the beginning of the semester. Weekly reminders are sent to all teaching faculty during these time periods. On-line instructions are sent to all on-line and hybrid instructors weekly during the evaluation period. Evaluation results are returned to the departments and distributed to the faculty after grades are turned in.
Exact dates for key elements of the evaluation process are set prior to the beginning of the spring and fall semesters.
Requests for classes to be evaluated are submitted during the first two weeks of the semester
Fall Evaluation Period is during November
Spring Evaluation Period is during April
Deadline for return of completed evaluations is at 4:30pm the Tuesday following the end of the evaluation period