In our commitment to student success and learning at CSU, the Provost Office partnered with The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) to support faculty in enhancing teaching skills and developing teaching effectiveness. The process begins with reflecting on and assessing current teaching practices and impacts on students, continues with identifying an area of growth and aligning it with the Teaching Effectiveness Framework, and progresses to engagement with professional development and integration of best teaching practices. The cycle then begins again with reflecting and assessing growth in teaching. The flowchart below outlines the actions that faculty and department chairs/evaluation committees can engage in during this yearly cycle.
Developing and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness at CSU
Teaching Effectiveness Tools
TILT developed a set of resources that support teaching; course design; and the development, reporting, and evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Some documents will assist faculty in defining effective teaching and setting and accomplishing teaching goals; other documents will assist department chairs and teaching committees in creating a process for their department to develop then evaluate teaching effectiveness. See below for a short description and intended use of each document:
- Departmental Process for Developing and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness at CSU-Flowchart V1.0: a recommended process for faculty and chairs/teaching committees to follow as they engage in the cycle of goal-setting, developing teaching competence, and evaluating teaching effectiveness within their department
- Process for Developing and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness at CSU at a Glance: an alternate view of the
process for developing and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU
- Options for Promotion Criteria for Teaching Faculty V1.0: provides sample criteria to support departments as they determine criteria for evaluating teaching effectiveness and promotion of NTTF/Teaching Faculty.
- Teaching Effectiveness Framework at a Glance: This visual begins to define teaching effectiveness, shows separation and interconnectedness of domains, and is used by TILT to assist faculty at they begin the goal-setting process for teaching. It also guides the determination of professional development needs of faculty.
- Framework for Developing Teaching Effectiveness: Details the varying levels of proficiency in teaching for seven domains; used to support goal-setting process; can also be used for self-reflection, mentoring, and determining individual or departmental needs for PD on effective teaching practices. It provides suggestions for resources.
- Goal-setting form: Intended for self-reflection to identify teaching strengths, setting a teaching goal and determining how that goal will be measured. For individual, personal use OR departmental annual review
- Strengths-Limitations of Evidence for Teaching Effectiveness V1.0: Takes a closer look at forms of evidence that might be used for annual review and promotion. Gives departmental decision-makers a starting point when deciding which types of evidence will be used to determine teaching effectiveness for annual review.
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