An easy click to find your Faculty Evaluations

Undergraduate Meds has been working with MEdTech on enhancing the way faculty receive their faculty evaluations from students.

In MEdTech, go to “My Evaluations” at the top right hand side of the screen, and click.

 

MyEvaluations

All of your evaluations from the past years will be laid out for you there.

Tips for Processing Teaching Evaluations

Sometimes it’s challenging reading teaching evaluations.  Here are some tips for you to process this important information effectively:

1. Analyze.  Don’t get sidetracked by one outlier or a few negative comments.  To do that:

2.  Identify your key strengths. What are the questions that received the top three scores? Read the narrative comments that accompany these.

3.  Identify key areas to improve.  What questions received the lowest three scored?  Read the narrative comments that accompany these.

4.  How can you account for your strengths and weaknesses?  How are you teaching, or how are your learning events designed to give evidence for this?

5.  What will you ensure you keep doing in the future?

6.  What might you want to change in the future and how will you do this?

7.  Who can you consult with?  There are 3 categories of people who can assist you:

a.  Students:

  • Try to get earlier (formative) feedback in the future with a simple quiz that asks students how a session went.  Try questions like “Did this learning event meet the learning objectives?”  “Was the teaching clear?”  “Did I use enough steps, examples, figures and references to explain challenging concepts?”  “Was the session organized so that you could follow along?”
  • Use an “exit card” which asks students to put a statement of success on one side, and a challenge you can work on, on the other.
  • Or ask students “What is the muddiest point” in writing.  That will tell you what you have to clear up, and where your teaching may have met a challenge.  NOTE:  it’s important that you clear up the muddiest point, either through the Discussion Board on MEdTech, in another session, or through an email to the class academic reps.

b.  Peers or Course Director:  Peer coaching and getting advice from a colleague who has undoubtedly “been there” is a very useful way to get answers to questions and solutions to problems.

c.  The Educational Team:  This is what we are here for.  The Educational Developers work one-on-one with faculty to help them in all areas of their learning events.  Don’t hesitate to call.

Teaching is not easy, and for many, it’s not intuitive.  Focus on your strengths, and consult to build your skills.

Questions?  Write here, or write to sheila.pinchin@queensu.ca