The Task Force submitted its proposal with supplemental documents to the Office of the Provost and Faculty Council on June 4, 2021.
TFELT is grateful to all participants in the community engagement sessions and pilots over the past two years. Thank you.
Our university is on a path to create a comprehensive method for evaluating teaching effectiveness, which will align to a meaningful recognition and reward structure for distinction in teaching.
The Office of the Provost and Faculty Council have convened the Task Force to Enhance Learning and Teaching (TFELT), to leverage the findings of MU committees that have come before them, and consider successful implementation models from peer institutions. TFELT has three main goals:
- To propose a campus-wide multi-measure approach for the evaluation of teaching
- To propose a system to support, recognize, and incentivize teaching excellence
- To establish a plan to measure the long-term impacts of these changes on student learning and success
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TFELT’s Efforts, 2019 – 2021
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Task Force Members
TFELT’s charge has grown out of a number of past inquiries by task forces on campus and across the UM System. These past efforts inform our current work. We invite you to examine these resources as our community considers how best to assess, support and reward teaching for learning on campus.
- Task Force on Teaching Evaluation Final Report (December 13, 1990)
- Teaching Scholarship Task Force Report (May 8, 2014)
- UM Intercampus Faculty Council Task Force Report (June 18, 2018)
- MU “Flagship of the Future” Strategic Plan (October 4, 2018)
- UM Board of Curators “Teaching Matters” Discussion ( September 26, 2019)