At The University of Memphis Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness (SETE) provides
an opportunity for students to evaluate all of their courses and instructors.
All colleges and universities use some instrument to evaluate their courses and faculty.
The University of Memphis has developed the Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness
for this purpose. Many people contribute to the SETEs process: among these are students,
faculty, teaching assistants, department staff, and computer services.
Every faculty member and teaching assistant who teaches must be evaluated. The results
of the SETEs are an important tool used by the chair and dean to evaluate the teaching
ability of a faculty member. They are especially important during the tenure and promotion
process. The instructor does not learn of the results of the evaluation until after
the students have received their grades.They are important to the instructor so that
changes in teaching formats reflect student progress.
The University thanks each of you for your participation in the Student Evaluation
of Teaching Effectiveness process.