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Course Evaluation Measures for Winter 2020

We understand that both instructors and students are adapting to new ways of teaching and learning, and that course evaluation results may be affected by these circumstances. We are therefore implementing the following measures to mitigate any negative impact:
 

  1. The following request is being included in all system-generated emails to students: “Given the current situation regarding COVID-19 and McGill’s shift to remote teaching and learning, please base your numerical ratings on your experience only up until March 13th. If appropriate, feel free to provide comments on how your instructor adapted the course and their teaching to the new circumstances.”
  2. Instructors may choose whether or not to have course evaluation results from the Winter 2020 term included in their teaching dossier for purposes of reappointment and tenure.
  3. Numerical results from the Winter 2020 term will not be disseminated to the public even if permission was granted by the instructor and the response threshold is met.

We hope that these actions will address the concerns around fairness regarding course evaluations. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support all of our instructors during this unprecedented time.

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