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Seeking faculty for CEQ committee

The Course Evaluation Questionnaire (CEQ) is now a routine part of gathering student feedback on almost every course taught at Memorial’s St. John’s and Corner Brook campuses. In its current form it has been used for 10 years. Many developments have been made in teaching and learning over the decade. This is why the Senate Committee on Course Evaluation (SCCE) recently recommended Senate consider a review.

With Senate support, the SCCE is now in the process of constituting a review committee. Among matters likely to be included in the review are: the adequacy of the questions to address current methods of instruction, electronic administration of the CEQ, the usefulness of the five-point scale and the distribution of the results. The SCCE’s full report to Senate is available at www.mun.ca/ceq/CEQ_Review.php.

While the review committee will have student, staff and faculty members, the SCCE is seeking two important faculty members for positions on the committee: one to be the chair and the other an instructor with expertise in teaching evaluation.

The faculty member acting as chair should have demonstrated commitment to university teaching. Such commitment could be in the form of teaching award(s), publications on teaching and learning, and professional development in teaching. The chair will be responsible for overseeing the work of the Review Committee, which is planned to take place during the 2010-2011 academic year.

The process will involve extensive internal consultation with members of the Memorial University community. A final report will be delivered to the Senate Committee on Course Evaluation by the end of the academic year.

The faculty member should have demonstrated research experience in teaching and/or teaching evaluation. Ideally, such experience will be in the form of some combination of publications on teaching and learning, conference and workshop presentations, and institutional experience in teaching evaluation development. The faculty member will also ideally have experience in various modes of course delivery, including face-to-face, distance, and blended learning.

Nominations can be self-nominations or nominations of colleagues. It is anticipated that the Review Committee will be formed by the beginning of October 2010.

The SCCE invites nominations to Sharon Pippy (spippy@mun.ca) by Sept. 9, 2010.
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