Related Item: Student Evaluations

Last February the University Rank & Tenure committee at Montana State University-Billings sent the following memo concerning the use of student evaluation scores on that campus:
The University Rank & Tenure Committee (URTC) has become increasingly concerned with the following practices used by applicants and evaluators in the tenure and rank advancement process concerning student assessment data:

For these reasons, the URTC respectfully requests that those involved in collaborative negotiations consider including in the next CBA language which will explicitly stress the importance of weighing a range of evidence demonstrating excellence in teaching in the tenure and rank advancement evaluation process, including but not limited to student evaluation scores.

Copies of the memo were sent to the president of the faculty union, the chancellor, the provost, the deans, and the chairs of departmental rank and tenure committees.
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