The School of Nursing values opportunities to compare the quality of our program to others and to receive systematic advice from faculty, students, alumni and other external constituents. While periodic reviews by our professional accrediting agencies and the Graduate School provide particular motivation for evaluation, the School also depends on organized evaluations annually from the:
- Teacher and Course Evaluation for all teachers and all courses.
- Occasional surveys or focus groups, such as those conducted jointly by the Graduate Student Action Body, faculty and administration.
All data collected by the School are treated confidentially without identification of individuals. Only group data are reported. If you have suggestions about ways to improve the evaluation process, the master’s and doctoral program directors welcome your comments.
Student evaluations of faculty teaching in the clinical, laboratory and classroom settings and for advisement, research supervision and independent study are an important source of information for individual faculty and program improvement. Students also are asked to evaluate the extent to which the content, teaching methods and management of a course contributed to their learning.
The School has responded to a mandate from the Board of Governors of the University to have a format for evaluating courses and teachers consistently in each academic unit. Any suggestions regarding this evaluation process should be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs.