This student feedback study was presented as an interim report from the chair of the Student Course Feedback Oversight Committee to the oversight committee and to the Academic Senate Executive Committee in April, 2012. Over the ensuing year it has been updated with additional analyses and is now a final report. It reveals important characteristics about student feedback responses that cannot be seen on the usual course-by-course basis on which such measures are typically engaged. The findings of this study have critical implications for the use of student feedback measures in merit, retention, promotion, and tenure matters.
The study is based on two large samples drawn from the standard instructor and course forms of the student feedback measures for the 2009 semesters and the 2010 semesters cutting across three academic years. See the complete Student Feedback Measures final report.