Faculty Course Evaluations-The HUB - Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Course Evaluations


Note: Please be aware that as of summer 2010, the FCE process employs Web Login for authentication. Because of that, the login screen used to authenticate to the FCE site has a new appearance. For more information on Web Login, please visit http://www.cmu.edu/computing/web/authenticate/.

Purpose

Faculty Course Evaluations (FCEs) are used to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Carnegie Mellon through feedback to both individual faculty members and promotion committees.

Responses to the FCE provide information on students' perceptions of their engagement, learning outcomes, the instructor's behavior and course activities. This feedback will help guide changes in future iterations of the course and/or the instructor's teaching.

Responses also serve as one measure of the quality of faculty member's teaching that is used to evaluate faculty for promotion and tenure.

Proposed Statement on Faculty Course Evaluation

Students play an integral role in the academic life of the university through their participation in the evaluation of the faculty through the Faculty Course Evaluation process.  FCE data serve an important role in the evaluation of teaching and learning, as an important piece of the promotion and tenure process, and as part of the process of course design and improvement. Student participation in the FCE process is critical to the university's commitment to quality teaching and academic excellence. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the process with constructive feedback that is relevant to teaching and course content.

Note About Tepper & Heinz Graduate Courses

Graduate courses offered through Tepper School and Heinz School are NOT evaluated with this system.

For information on how to evaluate your graduate courses in these schools, please contact the administrators for the Tepper or Heinz School.

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Paper-Based FCE Data

*FCE data from the paper based FCE forms (from Spring 1988 to Summer 2004) are no longer available online. Please email your request to university-registrars-office@andrew.cmu.edu.


Older-Based FCE Data

FCE data from the older-based FCE forms (from Fall 2004 to Summer 2007) has been migrated into our current hosted FCE application. However, the migrated FCE data will NOT have the rich, detailed results and will NOT have the multi-functionality like the retiring website. The converted data will only include mean scores and comments excluding percentages and/or demographic data. Please login to the application above.