Student Evaluation of Teaching is your way to make your voice heard about what you think about your instructors at UBC. For many classes, you can use Student Evaluations to choose a course section that has an instructor that your peers have said does a great job teaching. In many ways, it is more accurate and reliable than sites like ratemyprofessor.com, yet few instructors have released their results. You have the ability to help change this and improve the quality of the classes you are taught at UBC and avoid classes where the teaching isn’t up to students’ standards. Below is a short message that you can copy and paste to send to your Professor or TA.
To learn a bit more about student evaluation of teaching visit teacheval.ubc.ca
Click the link to take a look at the Senate Policy on teaching evaluations.
Here is a Ubyssey Article on Teaching Evaluations and why they really matter.
Dear Enter Instructor Name,
I was a student in your class this past semester and I took part in the Student Evaluation of Teaching process that happens at the end of each semester. In the evaluation, I had the chance to provide some of my thoughts on the class in a respectful yet anonymous way. I hope that you will consider releasing the results of your student evaluation of teaching from your class so that they are available on teacheval.ubc.ca/results. Only the results from the 6 UMI questions will be released and there are a number of really positive results that will come from doing so teacheval.ubc.ca/resources/for-faculty-members. It is easy to select which courses you would like to release by going to your Campus Wide Login Enterprise Systems portal. I would like to thank you for your consideration in this request and that by releasing your evaluations you will show students like me that you care about our evaluations and you take our input seriously.