Decision Concerning Student Surveys of Instruction in the Event of Campus Disruption

From the Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Decision Concerning Student Surveys of Instruction in the Event of Campus Disruption

  1. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Ad Hoc Academic Continuity Committee have considered the impact on Student Surveys of Instruction during the disruption caused by COVID-19. With a focus on issues critical to the continued academic progress of our students and the success of our instructors, the group is especially concerned about challenges related to the deployment, data collection and the future use of SSI data that is collected during this period.
  2. Given the foregoing, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee has decided the following concerning Student Surveys of Instruction (SSIs). As a one-time response to the current campus disruption, the university will continue to deploy Student Surveys of Instruction in all courses; however, the SSI results shall be delivered only to instructors for formative feedback and shall not be part of the evaluation for personnel decisions including but not limited to reappointment, tenure, promotion, renewal of appointment and merit.
  3. This process for the deployment of SSIs and the collection of SSI data will apply to courses taught by all university instructors including but not limited to tenure-track faculty (TT), full-time non-tenure track faculty (FTNTT), full-time non-tenure eligible faculty (FTNTE), part-time faculty, graduate assistants, and visiting and distinguished professors.