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2016-2017 Catalog

Evaluation of Faculty and Courses

Student evaluations at Lafayette College provide information to (1) instructors and department heads for use in faculty and course development; (2) the Provost for use by the faculty committee on Promotion, Tenure, and Review as one of several considerations in recommendations concerning appointments, promotions, and tenure; and (3) students for use in course selection.

Near the end of each semester, instructors set aside a portion of class time for this purpose. The standard evaluation consists of a questionnaire and a comment sheet. Within a few weeks of the evaluation, computer results and written comments are sent to instructors and to the Provost. Numerical results are available online to students.