Student Evaluations – Paper or Electronic?

Through the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement, YUFA has confirmed with the Employer that YUFA members have the right to choose whether to use electronic or paper student evaluations. This applies to all members, not just those going through the tenure & promotion process. It is recommended all NON-TENURED faculty use hard copy evaluations, in order to obtain a higher participation rate. Some communications concerning online evaluations erroneously implied that online student comments would be used in tenure and promotions. This is not true. YUFA also reminds faculty that it is a violation of the Collective Agreement and York’s Tenure Procedures to include any anonymous student comments in a tenure and/or promotion file. In fact, no anonymous comments may be kept in any file.