Policies/ProceduresOffice of the Provost. Institutional Research has additional policies and procedures in place to ensure that the actual conduct of the evaluations is handled efficiently and confidentially.
POLICY GUIDELINES from the 2019 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. All part-time faculty, whether employed for a single semester or on a recurring basis, must 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 Fall and Spring semesters are due to Melinda Dunn (Melinda_Dunn@baylor.edu) by the fourth week of class.
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 are due to Melinda Dunn (Melinda_Dunn@baylor.edu) with the Required Request form.