Student Feedback Forms (SFFs)
Each semester, Temple students provide feedback on course materials and instruction using Student Feedback Forms (SFFs) developed by the joint faculty and staff Committee on Course and Teaching Evaluation. Temple has used the current version of the SFFs since the 2008-2009 academic year; the Course and Teaching Evaluation (CATE) form was used in previous years. Temple's formal policy regarding assessment underscores the importance of assuring the quality of classroom instruction at all levels:
Temple University is committed to high quality instruction in graduate, undergraduate and professional programs. Student feedback regarding instruction is an integral part of assuring quality in the University’s educational programs. Every instructor – each person teaching at the University – is required to have his or her teaching evaluated by students every semester using a standard form adopted for such purpose. [Policy (02.78.14), Nov. 2002]
Students, instructors and college administrators can access the links above for additional SFF information. Comments or questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are five types of SFF forms, tailored for different courses and sections. Course Identification and Instructor forms are also used for each evaluated course. [Please note that the forms below are samples only and are not for use.]
|Note: As announced in Provost Englert's March 14, 2012 email, effective summer 2012, the SFFs for undergraduate and graduate courses will be conducted online. Courses in the professional schools will continue to use paper. For scheduling reasons, there may also be a small number of graduate/undergraduate courses that will use paper.
SFF data are used by instructors to improve their teaching and course materials. Student feedback also helps instructors and administration make merit, tenure and promotion decisions, as well as other important decisions about how courses are taught at Temple. After grades have been submitted and student evaluation forms processed, instructors receive their SFF reports via TUportal. This report includes percentages and means for each item, and open-ended student comments.
Reports for the online data will be available within a couple of weeks of the close of grading. Reports from the paper-based administration are available approximately six weeks after the last day of classes for the semester. Click here for sample report.