Good teaching is strongly emphasized and highly valued by PolyU because the University is committed to providing the best possible professional education for its students. To ensure and facilitate good teaching at PolyU, the University conducts teaching evaluations regularly to collect feedback from different stakeholders via different channels. You can find a comprehensive guide to teaching evaluation policies for all parties involved in evaluating teaching performance here.
But briefly, there are three main components in teaching evaluations at PolyU. You can click on each component for more details.
At PolyU, all full-time and part-time staff having a major teaching responsibility for any subjects/classes of any PolyU award-bearing programmes at the sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels are required to collect feedback from students on their teaching on a regular basis for both developmental and judgmental purposes. The results will be used as one of the sources of evidence in judging a staff member’s teaching performance in the annual staff appraisal and in important personnel decisions regarding (re)appointments, tenure and promotion.
The SFQ system
The SFQ system draws different information from different systems and consists of two main sites: one for staff members and one for students.
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Did you know that for academic reviews or staff appraisal that you may need to subject a teaching portfolio?
A teaching portfolio is a document compiled by an academic staff member to represent or make claims about his/her teaching practice or accomplishments. It is an opportunity to document and demonstrate the effectiveness of your teaching by presenting a wide range of evidence from a variety of sources.
While the format of the teaching portfolio isn’t stipulated, the University provides a e-portfolio platform
– the eTeaching Portfolio (eTP) system
– for teachers to use if they want.
The PolyU eTP system
The PolyU eTeaching Portfolio (eTP) system is an online platform for teaching staff members to compile their teaching achievements into a portfolio. It facilitates the documentation of teaching evidence in a systematic and an efficient way for developmental and judgmental purposes. It is designed to support the preparation of supporting documents in accordance with the documentation requirements for academic reviews set out in Handbook on Teaching Evaluation.
Peer review of teaching is part of the formal teaching evaluation process at PolyU. It is confined to the review of teaching in a classroom setting, and so is conducted in the form of classroom observation. You can find out more about peer review at PolyU, including who needs one and when, in the Handbook on Teaching Evaluation.
List of reviewers
Would you like to invite a reviewer to do a peer review?
Find the list of certified reviewers here.