Teaching Effectiveness Committee

Chair: Karen Anderson-Lain

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Annual Report

Membership: The Teaching Effectiveness Committee shall consist of 11 voting faculty members - one from each voting group and three at-large. All members shall be nominated and approved by the Faculty Senate. Additionally, one representative from the Office of Faculty Success and one representative from CLEAR will serve as ex-officio non-voting members of the committee.

Terms: The term of each faculty member shall be three years in length and members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. The chair of the committee shall be elected from and by the voting members of the committee. 

  • Group I: Jorge Aviles-Diz (SPAN) - Term Ends 2025
  • Group II: Oksana L. Zavalina (IS) - Term Ends 2026
  • Group III: Lotfi Ben Othmane (CSE) - Term Ends 2026
  • Group IV: Haley Zettler (DCJ) - Term Ends 2025
  • Group V: Divesh Ojha (LOM) - Term Ends 2026
  • Group VI: Chris Long (TEA) - Term End 2026
  • Group VII: Amy Petros (CHEM) - Term Ends 2025
  • Group VIII: Donna Marquet (THEA) - Term Ends 2025
  • At-large: Karen Anderson-Lain (COMM) - Term Ends 2025
  • At-large: Julie Leventhal (HNRS) - Term Ends 2025
  • At-large: Michael Neel (ACCT) - Term Ends 2026

Administrative Representatives:

  • Office of Faculty Success Representative: TBD
  • CLEAR Representative: TBD 

*  Indicates second term

The Teaching Effectiveness Committee's goal is to provide guidance to administrators, department PACs and RTPC, and faculty on the development of faculty teaching and the evaluation of faculty teaching across the University. The committee identifies concerns and submits recommendations for further actions to the Faculty Senate and Provost.

Teaching Effectiveness Committee Charges 2022-2025:
•    Identify and report issues of concern about the evaluation of teaching effectiveness.  
•    Collaborate with Senate committees, the Provost's Office, and other appropriate sources to obtain, compile, analyze, and report data regarding how PACs and RPTCs evaluate teaching effectiveness at the department level. 
•    Examine the role of SPOT evaluation in the teaching evaluation process.  
•    Provide recommendations for teaching evaluation best practices to the Provost to clarify teaching evaluation processes. 
•    Recommend resources and/or co-sponsor events for the advancement pedagogical professional development.  
•    Conducts work in cooperation with other committees and university offices, programs, and departments, including but not limited to Provost Office, Office of Faculty Success, Deans, Department Chairs, Department PACs and RPTCs, Faculty Advocacy Network, and CLEAR.