Kennesaw State University

Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness

CETL can help you evaluate your teaching effectiveness at different times during the semester, targeting the issues that interest you, then help you with interpreting the data collected and brainstorm possible ways to enhance your course. Our goal is always to improve student learning. Any of these services can be conducted in any modalities (face-to-face, blended, or online).

Before semester begins
- Request syllabus review
Create a syllabus that motivates students to learn and makes clear the learning objectives and expectations of the instructor.
Create and include an evaluation plan for the semester.

On or about 4 weeks into the semester
- Conduct your own short evaluation
Focused on classroom management, overall course structure, or specific learning concepts and content.
Conducted anonymously through d2l or Qualtrics survey.
See resources for information about early semester evaluations.

On or about 8 weeks into the semester
- Conduct your own mid-semester evaluation
Focused on classroom management, overall course structure, or specific learning concepts and content.
Conducted anonymously through d2l or Qualtrics survey.
See resources for information about mid-semester evaluations.
- Schedule an SGID or classroom observation with CETL
Classroom observations - We are available to sit in your course (or review your online course), observe and collect data on individual behaviors (yours and your students), offer our observations back to you as feedback, brainstorm possible solutions to any issues uncovered, and document the whole process in a written memo.
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) – An SGID is a focus group led by CETL in which we speak directly with the students to ask what working in the course and what they would like to see changed. CETL staff can act as neutral third parties who can collect anonymous feedback and report it back to you.

During the last few weeks of the semester
- Remind students to complete university student evaluation. Students receive an email from the university with the link to the evaluation.
- Conduct your own evaluation
Focused on specific learning concepts and content, mapping back to objectives.
Conduct anonymously through d2l or Qualtrics survey.
See resources for information about end of course evaluation.