Teaching is imperative to the mission of the University of West Florida (UWF) and, thus, its effectiveness must be assessed. The purpose of the Student Assessment of Instruction evaluation process is to provide individual faculty, chairs, and deans with specific information to enhance instruction and faculty development.
The SAI rating system permits student to confidentially rate their learning experience at UWF. Students are encouraged to provide feedback about their courses and instructor. Approximately six weeks after grades are submitted, summaries are provided to faculty and administrators in order for the instructor to improve their courses and teaching methods.
The Teaching Partners program promotes the exchange of effective and innovative teaching strategies. Teaching Partners was initiated by the College of Arts and Sciences and is now available to all faculty at UWF.
The Teaching Partners program is designed to:
The University of West Florida (UWF) maintains a license agreement with iParadigms, LLC for the purpose of using their product Turnitin, an online text matching service. The Turnitin service has the potential to be an important resource for promoting information literacy as well as encouraging academic integrity. All UWF faculty have access to the Turnitin service, and each faculty member can also make the service available to students in his or her classes. Because the Turnitin service has implications for copyright of student work, privacy of student academic records covered by FERPA, and other related issues, it is critical that all university faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants use Turnitin appropriately.
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