Student Feedback Forms (SFFs)
Information for Students
Student evaluations will help current and future students decide on class selection. The information below details how SFFs are used, as well as information about the process. If you have any questions please contact Sally Frazee, Measurement and Research Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (215) 204-8685.
Each semester, the University asks students to provide feedback about courses and instructors by completing SFFs. Instructors use the feedback to improve their teaching and course materials. Student responses will also help the instructor and administration make tenure and promotion decisions, as well as other important decisions about how courses are taught at the University. Students should fill out the SFFs thoughtfully at the end of each course. [Policy (02.78.14), Nov. 2002]
We thank you for taking the time to complete your SFFs.
New this Fall!! Students will have access to Instructor Ratings
Students will have access to view some selected results during course registration in the fall, but only if they completed all e-SFFs in the previous spring or summer 2013 semesters. Incoming fall 2013 freshmen and transfer students will also have access.
Please be assured that all student feedback is treated seriously and confidentially. In order to preserve student anonymity, course sections with fewer than eight people enrolled are generally not included in the e-SFF system and instructors will not receive a report.
Instructors do not receive feedback about the course until after all grades have been submitted for the semester, and no identifying information is associated with responses in any reports. After grades have been submitted and student evaluation forms processed, instructors receive their SFF reports. This report contains a summary of the rating data and listing of all the comments (anonymously made by the students in the course) to the open-ended questions on the evaluation form.
e-SFF is the online course and teaching evaluation system, allowing students conveniently to provide confidential feedback about their courses and instructors. Shortly before classes end each semester, an email will be sent to both instructors and students enrolled in courses included in the online evaluation process. Links to the e-SFF website will also be posted on TUportal. The website is mobile-friendly, so instructors and students can complete their SFFs on a smartphone or mobile device with either a 3G/4G cellular data plan or through a wireless connection. Students should respond to the questionnaire and any additional items the instructor may have provided. Students and instructors can monitor the response rate for courses by going to esff.temple.edu or on TUportal.
Paper Administration SFFs - For scheduling reasons, there may also be a small number of graduate/undergraduate courses that will use paper. Courses in the professional schools are continuing to use paper. The instructor will ask for a student volunteer to administer the questionnaire, while the instructor leaves the room.