Holistic Evaluation of Teaching Policy

Dalhousie University’s evaluation of teaching should reflect a holistic approach that ensures all evaluation of teaching takes into account multiple sources of evidence of teaching excellence, including:

1.  Evidence of effectiveness from students;
2.  Evidence of effectiveness from peers; and,
3.  Evidence of effectiveness from self.

There is significant discussion about holistic educational practices in the literature on teaching and learning in higher education, including related to the evaluation of teaching. That literature reinforces the importance of ensuring that holistic approaches to evaluating teaching incorporate principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity and accessibility, and enable and facilitate diverse perspectives on course design, pedagogy, and assessment in line with effective and inclusive teaching and learning practices.

Category:  Academic 
Responsible Unit:  Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
Policy Sponsor:  Senate
Approval Date: January 22, 2021
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