POLICY: Instructional improvement is the overall goal of the evaluation process at Spoon River College. The focus of the process is to identify strengths and areas needing improvement related to instruction and to plan improvement strategies for areas of concern.
This policy applies to all part-time faculty.
Evaluation documents relative to student and administrative evaluations are signed by the instructor and the supervising administrator and placed in the instructor’s personnel file. The instructor has the opportunity to review all documents and attach a written response prior to placement in the personnel file. The written response may agree or disagree and can provide clarification, differences of opinion, or disagreement with any item or comment in the evaluation documents. Such statements are a part of the record of evaluation and are included in the personnel file with all other evaluation documents.
|Course Length||Evaluation Availability|
|8 weeks or longer||10 calendar days|
|7 weeks or less||5 calendar days|
Faculty will be notified a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of a student evaluation period. Faculty will not have access to student evaluation results until final grades are submitted. The Office of Instruction will provide the approved standardized evaluation. Any changes to the evaluation tool must be approved by College Senate. Each semester, individual faculty will have the option to add up to five questions to each course evaluation in addition to the standard evaluation questions.
The supervising administrator has the privilege of requesting evidence of preparation for the class session.
The supervising administrator or his/her designee prepares a written report of the observation and provides a copy of the report to the instructor no later than ten (10) working days after the visit. The instructor schedules a conference within ten (10) working days of receiving the report to discuss the observation report.
If the President or his/her designee participates in the classroom observation, he or she also submits a written report within ten (10) working days to the instructor. The instructor schedules a joint follow-up conference of all three (3) parties, within ten (10) working days of receiving the report.