Question Items

Core Items

Academic Senate Policy #S13-213, Administration and Processing of Electronic and Paper Teaching Effectiveness Evaluation Forms (TEEFs), states: All TEEFs shall include the six university core items, shown at the end of this policy document. Colleges and departments are encouraged to add items to the actual instrument. Standard instructions shall read as follows:

Please evaluate the teaching effectiveness of your instructor. Your responses are important and will play a significant role in performance evaluations and in retention, tenure, and promotion decisions and post-tenure reviews. Your responses are anonymous, and your instructor will receive this feedback only after course grades have been assigned. For items 1.1-1.5, rate the item on a scale ranging from the most positive response on the left (option 1) to the least positive response on the right (option 5).


1.1 The instructor defined the course objectives, learning activities, requirements and grading policies clearly in the syllabus.

Strongly agree◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Strongly Disagree


1.2 The course was organized in a way that helped my learning.

Strongly agree ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Strongly Disagree


1.3 The instructor created experiences that stimulated my learning.

Strongly agree ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Strongly Disagree


1.4 The instructor provided helpful and timely feedback on my performance and progress throughout the semester.

Strongly agree ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Strongly Disagree


1.5 The instructor was open to a variety of points of view.

Strongly agree ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Strongly Disagree


1.6 For item 1.6, please rate the overall effectiveness of your instructor on a scale ranging from the most positive response (highly effective) to the least positive response (ineffective).

When I consider the contribution to my learning, this instructor's teaching was:

Highly effective ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Ineffective

Additional Items

Please note the core items do not include any open-ended questions. Colleges and departments are encouraged to add their own open-ended questions so that their faculty may receive qualitative feedback. In this case, the six core questions appear on the form first, followed by the college questions, and then the department questions. The order of the university core items cannot be changed. When submitting additional questions, the above policy states:

Any additional items to be added to the TEEF standard six core items by either the College or the Department must be submitted to the evaluation system administrator prior to the beginning of the sixth (6th) week of instruction.

The online class evaluation system does not allow for additional questions from individual faculty. However, individual faculty members interested in adding their own questions may use other campus supported tools, such as Qualtrics survey software.