The Baruch College Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Last updated on 3/5/2015
Towards the end of the semester every student at Baruch fills out anonymous teacher evaluation forms for each professor they had that semester online. The results are then tabulated and a rating average for each professor is obtained, with 5.00 being the highest possible rating. Please note that if a professor teaches more than one section of a particular course, separate ratings are given for each section. Also, many professors teach more than one course; therefore, a professor's rating may differ from one course to another.
The evaluation form includes a series of questions covering, for example, your class preparation, presentation, and interaction with students. Students fill in their answers on a scale of 1-5 (i.e., Never Always).
These evaluations are for both undergraduate (day and evening) and graduate courses.
Course & Teacher evaluations are provided online for you courtesy of Student Life.
The evaluations which have been published are
for those faculty who have submitted written authorizations for
their release to the Office of Testing and Evaluation. These are the most current Course & Teacher
Neither Student Life nor the Division of Student Affairs has any control over when Course & Teacher evaluations are released.
Faculty members wishing to have their evaluations added to the website should contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation to authorize the release. Upon release by the Office of Testing and Evaluation, the evaluation will be published to the website by the Office of Student Life.
A copy of the students' tabulated results will be placed in your department file. Check with your department secretary to find out when the evaluation is in (usually near the beginning of the next semester) and request a copy for your records.
(Baruch policy stipulates that anything placed in an employee's file must be initialed by the employee indicating that s/he knows it is being placed in the file. If you disagree with a document going into your file, you should initial it and indicate that you wish to rebut it. If you refuse to sign a document, your supervisor initials it and notes that you refused to sign the document for the file.)
Students receive feedback from us on their performance throughout the semester-- from comments on their papers and work in class to conversations and meetings outside the classroom. To aid in our own professional development, additional evaluation from this important constituency can be helpful. In addition to the student evaluation form, you might solicit student feedback by offering students a way to share their comments anonymously, by dropping their typed comments in your mailbox.
To read more, please see Teacher Evaluations.