Feedback and Reflection on Teaching
CTE provides feedback to help faculty and TAs shape their teaching, as well as interpret feedback they receive from students and peers. CTE does not participate in formal evaluation of faculty or TAs (e.g., for hiring, promotion, tenure, merit pay, recommendation letters).
Peer review of teaching informs the process of promotion, tenure, and many grants and awards.
Required student evaluation of teaching is a tool for developing your pedagogical skills from semester to semester. It is integral to promotion, tenure, and annual review, as well as some awards.
Receiving student feedback early in the semester helps you examine your teaching, implement strategies for better student learning and potentially improve scores on Student Evaluation Surveys. And you get to ask for the particular feedback that you're seeking.