ISQs and Teaching effectiveness

Question from Anonymous posed to Dr. Simon Rhodes, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

Dr. Szymanski has stated that he does not believe that ISQs measure teaching effectiveness. Instead, he stated he believes ISQs measure customer satisfaction. Last year two faculty members were denied tenure in part using their ISQ scores, stating they did not meet the requirements of teaching effectiveness due to a single ISQ question. If the President does not believe that ISQs measure teaching effectiveness, why would UNF cite this measure when denying a faculty member tenure?  


Answered from the floor by Dr. Rhodes

OK. So we’ve sort of been here a little bit earlier, so I am not going to discuss individual cases, but this topic of how we evaluate teaching is very important. It was one of the first things that David and I talked about and we have collaboratively set up this group to look at how we evaluate teaching. It’s not just ISQs; it’s peer evaluations; it’s other measures we can think of.

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