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CAMPUS PROFILE GLOSSARY
November 2016

9500-9980 STUDENT TEACHING EVALUATIONS
Source: Instructor-course evaluation system (ICES) files maintained by the Center for Teaching Excellence

9520 % of Fall & Spring on-campus sections using ICES
The number of class sections offered by this unit for which instructor-course evaluation forms were submitted divided by the number of class sections offered by the unit. The denominator does not include off-campus or individual instruction sections. Occasionally the percent may exceed 100% when multiple instructors for one course request evaluations or when the department is incorrectly identified on the instructor's ICES request form. For example, if a course is crosslisted, the instructor may identify it as being offered by one department when it was recorded as being offered by another.

Important Note for academic years 2007-08 and beyond:
Online ICES questionnaires are being used by a select group of departments. Until questions about equivalency between online and paper-based ICES questionnaires are resolved, ICES data for this select group will be unavailable in the Campus Profile. In addition, all online sections regardless of department are using online ICES questionnaires out of necessity, and therefore will also not be included in Campus Profile data.

The following departments were either wholly or partially using online ICES questionnaires: (listed by academic year):

2007-2008Chemistry, Library and Information Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics
2008-2009Astronomy, Computer Science, Chemistry, French, Integrative Biology, Labor and Employee Relations, Library and Information Science, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics
2009-2010Astronomy, Computer Science, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Labor and Employee Relations, Library and Information Science, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics
2010-2011Astronomy, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Labor and Employee Relations, Library and Information Science, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics
2011-2012Astronomy, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (starting in Spring 2012), Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Labor and Employee Relations, Library and Information Science, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics
2012-2013Astronomy, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Labor and Employee Relations, Library and Information Science, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics
2013-2014Astronomy, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Labor and Employee Relations, Library and Information Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physics, Social Work, and Statistics

Notes:
The department of Computer Science switched back to paper-based ICES forms in 2010-2011.
The department of Labor and Employee Relations is using online ICES questionnaires for their online sections only, but most of their sections are only offered online, making the ICES data available in Campus Profile sparse.
In a few departments, such as Library and Information Science and Integrative Biology, there appear to be a small percentage of sections using paper-based ICES questionnaires, resulting in a very small subset of sections being represented in Campus Profile ICES data.

9560-9760 Faculty and TA ratings
Students are asked to "Rate the instructor" on a 5-point scale, excellent to poor. The average score (1-5) is computed for each section. The average section scores are divided into groups (top 10%, next 20%, etc.) and the percent of this unit's sections in each group is shown. The instructors self- identify themselves as faculty or TAs. This means that "faculty" includes tenure-system and non-tenure system faculty. The ICES data is for each academic year, excluding summer sessions.

9770-9860 Percent of sections ranked 4 or 5
The percentage reported is the average proportion of students in a course assigning an ICES rating of 4 or 5 to the instructor. The percent of 4s and 5s received in each course is averaged across the entire unit. (This is a course-level statistic).

 

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