End-of-Semester Student Evaluations of Teaching: What Can and Should We Do to Improve Response Rates and Quality?

November 13, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Read a recap of this program and view a list of additional resources.

Open to: All instructors and academic staff


Please join your Berkeley colleagues in the Academic Innovation Studio in Dwinelle Hall for a panel discussion moderated by Oliver O’Reilly, chair of the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching. Panelists will include Miles Lincoln from ETS, who will discuss future potential developments of the online evaluation system, as well as faculty and lecturers who have developed effective strategies to improve response rates.

The panel will also explore several issues, including

  • Mandatory assignment of end-of-semester evaluations;
  • Adding student-student questions to make evaluations more meaningful to respondents;
  • Improving communications with faculty and students to increase understanding of how evaluations are used ;
  • Incorporating feedback into classroom tools, such as bCourses.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided and participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. Registration is not required but helps us know how many people to expect. We hope you can join us for this event. 


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm.


The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching

Series description

Teaching Dialogues is a regular series of campus-wide discussions on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

All faculty, graduate students, and academic staff are welcome and encouraged to participate.

See recaps and recordings of past dialogues and other AIS programs.