Policy 2221 – Student Evaluation of Faculty

Revision Date: 02/27/2020

Last Review:  02/27/2020

Responsible Office: Office of the Provost

Reference Office: Board of Supervisors; Council of Academic Deans


Faculty evaluations have two major purposes at Louisiana Tech University:

  • To provide students an opportunity to provide input that will help faculty improve
    their classes.
  • To provide administrators with student input about the effectiveness of the faculty member’s teaching.
  • The faculty, administration, and students benefit from honest, thoughtful responses
    by each student.


Not Applicable.


Procedure for Student Evaluation Process:

Quarterly Evaluation Preparation Responsibilities

  • Following the ninth class day, spreadsheets listing current class/teacher assignments will be provided to departments. 
  • Departments must submit all course/faculty assignment corrections to the Registrar’s office for input into the Student Information System by the end of the sixth week of the quarter.
  • Departments must submit any courses to be excluded from the evaluation process, other than the standard course exclusions, to the Computing Center by the end of the sixth week of the quarter. Standard exclusions are dual enrollment courses and credit exams.
  • In week ten of the quarter, the evaluation process will be loaded based on current student and faculty course assignments. 

Evaluation Process

  • Faculty evaluations will be performed each Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter. 
  • Faculty evaluations will be accessed via a web link which directs students to a web site containing links to each of their own courses to be evaluated.
  • Faculty will be notified, via email, of the upcoming evaluation period. This email will also include a link to the evaluation process which faculty are encouraged to place on their individual course pages. 
  • Students are notified, via email, of the evaluation period shortly before the evaluation site opens. This email also contains the link to access the site. 
  • A link to the evaluation process will also be placed on the main Canvas welcome page. Students will have access to do evaluations one week before graduating students’ grades are due.
  • The evaluation period will end at 5:00 PM on the day graduating students’ grades are due. 
  • The evaluation process will keep track of which students have participated in the evaluation but will disassociate any evaluation responses from any individual.

Distribution of Results and Comments

Central IT will provide reports of results in PDF format. There will be three sets of reports: 

  1. Each Dean will be provided with a report of the results for his/her entire college. 
  2. Each College Dean’s office will be provided with a set of reports for the subject areas in that college. The College is responsible for forwarding these reports to the appropriate department head or program chair.
  3. Each instructor will receive a report for each of his/her classes. 

Comments received during the evaluation process will be collected and emailed to faculty. Comments will not be emailed until after the last date to complete an incomplete grade.