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Southeastern Louisiana University is committed to student success. A student opinion of teaching survey provides a mechanism for students to voice their opinions of how a teacher can help students perform better in the classroom. Results obtained from student opinion surveys provide useful information to faculty about improving teaching effectiveness and also help to inform annual faculty evaluations and progress toward promotion and tenure.
This policy ensures a coordinated university-wide approach for administering student opinion of teaching surveys and provides evidence of compliance with the Rules of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors (Chapter III, Section X, Faculty and Staff: Faculty Rank, http://www.ulsystem.net/assets/docs/searchable/boards/Chpt_3_X_Faculty_Rank.pdf), which states, “As part of its evaluative procedures, each institution will utilize a system of periodic faculty evaluations by students, with the improvement of teaching effectiveness as a major focus of such evaluations.”
The purposes of Southeastern’s SOT Policy are:
This policy applies to the teaching performance of all faculty, regardless of their academic rank or tenure status.
In order to achieve these purposes, the administration of the SOT surveys must be standardized and confidential. Therefore, the following policy is set forth to adhere to these principles: