Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement
Student Evaluation of Faculty
The Office of Academic Assessment processes student evaluations of faculty in many courses taught at Radford University. Every semester the Student Evaluation of Faculty is conducted to solicit students’ perceptions of their experiences in each course taken. The results of the evaluations are provided to respective Department Chairs and faculty members.
Students’ course evaluation results are important to faculty because the outcomes are used for faculty evaluation, tenure, and promotion decisions. The Office of Academic Assessment analyzes the results and provides reports to academic departments.
Currently, Radford University utilizes both in-class electronic and paper-based instruments for administering course evaluations in face-to-face courses. An online replica is used for hybrid and distance learning courses.
For additional information on student evaluations of faculty, see the Radford University Teaching and Research Faculty Handbook [PDF]. (Specifically page 14...126.96.36.199 Student Evaluations of Faculty)