Adjunct Faculty Evaluations

If you have been contacted by the Academy regarding an evaluation this semester, please review and select one of the three options below by September 2, 2022.

Option 1: Goal-based Self-Evaluation

Goal icon represented as a target with an arrow in itThis option encourages you to embark on a new path to improve student learning in your course or share the work that you are involved in already.  There are three recommended goal-based experiences to choose from (see Goal Options below), or you can propose your own goal.

To submit your interest in completing a goal-based self-observation, please complete the Goal-based Self-Evaluation form.

After submitting the form above, you will receive an email with more information about the next steps below: 

  1. Meet with an Academy representative at the start of the semester to finalize your goal and discuss strategies and resources 
  2. Complete the Goal-Based Form template that applies to your goal choice (see Goal Options below) and submit the form to your Academy representative no later than December 2, 2022.

Goal Options

  1. Become an Ally Advocate
    Leverage the Ally tool in Blackboard to improve the accessibility and usability of your course content for all students. You will explore Ally resources to learn about the tool and complete several hands-on steps to remediate some of the digital content of your chosen course. Preview the specific steps here on the Ally Advocate Goal-Based Form template. 
  2. Complete Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) for One Course (must be requested by Week 4 of the semester)
    Work with a trained facilitator to provide a survey to your asynchronous course students to or choose to have a trained facilitator run a live feedback session with your students during a class period. The facilitator will gather the responses and share them with you so that you can then discuss possible modifications and/or continued processes and lead a follow-up discussion with your students regarding the results. Preview the specific steps here on the SGIF Goal-Based Form template. 
  3. Perform a Review for Equity on One Course
    This option will help you identify actionable steps you can take to teach more inclusively. With guidance from Academy staff, you will use the abridged Enacting Equity course review tool to address aspects of identity, representation, equity gaps, and more in your course. Preview the specific steps here on the Equity Review Goal-Based Form template. 
  4. Propose Your Own Goal
    If there is a particular pedagogical approach, technology tool, or professional development opportunity you would like to explore, consider developing your own goal. This option requires more planning on your part but may be right for you if you have specific areas of interest. An Academy team member can help you plan your project, and you will use the Self-Proposed Goal-Based Form template to document your plan and achievements.
    Some examples include:
    • Adopt, adapt, or create free Open Educational Resources (OER) to reduce textbook and course material costs for your students (more information, including resources, can be found on the Academy OER page) 
    • Participate in an OSCQR review for one of your online or blended courses 
    • Implement course modifications to an online or blended course based on previous feedback from a course design review 
    • Share the work that you have implemented or plan to implement as a result of your participation in a Community of Practice 
    • Implement and reflect on a new activity or assessment in your course
Option 2: Reverse Peer Observation

Peer review icon represented by two people icons behind one anotherWe recognize that much can be learned from watching a colleague teach. This option enables you to observe a peer instructor’s class and reflect on how you might implement observed teaching strategies in your own class.

To submit your interest in completing a reverse peer observation, please view the list of available courses, dates and times on the Reverse Peer Observation sign-up sheet. Virtual reverse peer observations are recommended this semester, and online options are available.

After submitting your interest on the sign-up sheet above, you will receive an email with more information about the next steps below:

  1. The Academy for Teaching Excellence will email you and the peer instructor with next steps.
  2. Observe for at least 50 minutes and complete the Reverse Peer Observation form (Word document)
  3. Submit your completed form along with your availability and sign-up for a meeting with an Academy representative prior to December 2, 2022.

Completed Reverse Peer Observation Examples:
Example 1

 

Option 3: Traditional Observation

To submit your interest in completing a traditional observation, please complete the Traditional Observation form.

An observer will be designated by your division dean to observe your course. After selecting this option, you will be connected with an observer who will help to identify a course to observe. Depending on availability, departmental practices, and the type of feedback you are seeking, this may be an online, blended, or face-to-face course.