Policies/Procedures

General policies for course evaluations are set by the Office of the Provost. Institutional Research and Testing has additional policies and procedures in place to ensure that the actual conduct of the evaluations is handled efficiently and confidentially.

Course Evaluation Policies and Procedures 2015

POLICY GUIDELINES from the 2012 Baylor Faculty Handbook
All new tenure-track faculty members must participate in student evaluations in all sections of the courses they teach every fall until they have completed six years at Baylor or until they have received tenure. All tenured faculty members are expected to participate in student evaluations in all sections of the courses they teach during the fall of every third calendar year. Part-time faculty, whether employed for a single semester or on a recurring basis, are encouraged to participate in student evaluations in all sections of the courses they teach.

These guidelines establish the minimum requirements for faculty participation in student evaluations of courses. However, faculty may choose to have students evaluate some or all of their courses each semester if they wish. All faculty members are encouraged to participate in the student evaluations voluntarily at least one semester each year.

Course Evaluation Request Forms

*For Fall and Spring semesters only: the Early Request Form can be submitted by Department Chairs to request evaluations prior to the end of the semester. Early requests for the Fall 2015 semester are due to Charlotte Angeletti (Charlotte_Angeletti@baylor.edu) by September 15.

Early Request Form

The Special Need Request Form can be submitted by Department Chairs or instructors to request evaluations for courses that do not meet schedule requirements for evaluation. Special Need requests for the Fall 2015 semester are due to Charlotte Angeletti (Charlotte_Angeletti@baylor.edu) by Monday, October 12.

Special Need Request Form