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Personalized Instructor/Course Appraisal System
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the instructor know that I submitted an appraisal?
In the past, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Evaluation allowed instructors to see a list of students who have submitted an appraisal. In accord with Faculty Senate Resolution FS.27.122, this is no longer available.
How will I know my appraisal has been submitted?
You will receive a printable confirmation online immediately upon successfully submitting your appraisal. A second confirmation will be sent by e-mail. You may keep these for your records.
Can my appraisal be linked back to me?
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Evaluation will report only aggregate assessment statistics and will not divulge the source of individual responses to the instructor, Department Head, College Dean, other University officials or external parties. Even if the instructor receives a list of students who submitted an appraisal, he/she will not be able to link a name with an individual response. Likewise, comments to essay questions will not be linked to individual responses. Student IDs will be stripped from the records before the results are made available to the instructor.
Who will see the results of the Early Feedback appraisals?
The results of Early Feedback appraisals will only be used by the instructor for the purpose of making changes to the course, and will not be reported to the College Dean or Department Head. Early Feedback results are deleted at the end of the semester.
Who will see the results of the End-of-Term appraisals?
The results of End-of-Term appraisals will be used by the instructor for the purpose of making changes to the course, and will be reported to the College Dean and Department Head who may use the information for decisions about promotion and tenure.
Note to instructors:
Your Department Head will receive a summary of the college and department items, but not a summary of the items you selected.
When will the instructor see the results of the End-of-Term appraisals?
End-of-Term results will not be reported to the instructor nor to the College Dean or Department Head until after final grades are turned in.
What is the deadline for submitting appraisals?
Appraisals must be submitted before 6:00 p.m. of the last day of the appraisal period in order for your appraisal to be recorded.
What time zone does PICA use for the appraisal schedules?
All deadlines are based on USA Central Time except courses taught at TAMU Qatar, which are based on local Qatar time.
May I revise my appraisal after I submit it?
You may log back into the system over multiple sessions during the appraisal period and revise your answers if desired. The last version you submit will be the only version recorded.
May I submit more than one appraisal per class?
You may submit only one appraisal per class. You may revise your appraisal as much as desired, but the last version you submit will be the only version recorded.
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