Faculty Access to Teaching Evaluations

[Advice to the Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility and Jeanne M. Wilson, Director of Student Judicial Affairs 3/23/2006]

The administration of teaching evaluations is central to the supervision of courses, and therefore comes under Senate authority under Standing Order of the Regents 105.2(b).

CERJ is not charged with interpreting the Academic Personnel Manual or state law.  However, CERJ agrees with Student Judicial Affairs that under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the plain language of APM 160-20 faculty have a right to see original student evaluations, and that this right generally trumps student privacy rights.