MUFA ad-hoc Committee on Student Evaluation of Teaching Report

MUFA ad-hoc Committee on Student Evaluation of Teaching Report

In 2019 the McMaster University Faculty Association created a committee to perform a student evaluation of teaching. The committee, comprised of faculty and students (undergraduates and graduates) met in the first months of 2019, circulated a draft report early spring, sought feedback from various groups on campus and published a final version in December.

This exercise provided important feedback from faculty and students on the evaluations used to assess teaching and learning outcomes at McMaster University and suggested to replace the current quantitative questionnaire by three tools to assess the learning experience of students: a formative tool to be used during the term (preferably mid-term), known as “stop-start-continue”, a summative tool, based on focus groups, collecting qualitative comments through a collective discussion at the end of the course, and reflexive tool, based on a survey questionnaire addressed to graduates to collect information at the program level.

We are now seeking feedback on these recommendations through a series of town hall meetings, to take place this month (January 21 and 29). Please see the information at the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/student-evaluation-of-teaching-report-town-hall-tickets-88525280497