The Course Evaluation Project Team (CEPT– now the Student Course Perceptions Project) was established in May 2014 to explore the potential for a new course evaluation model that meets the needs of students, faculty, staff and administrators.
CEPT report to Senate September 2017
The project team submitted a report to the University Senate for September 18, 2017, which was accepted by Senate without FAUW's support.
FAUW put forward a motion to strike a working group on complementary methods of teaching evaluation. This motion passed and created the Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team (CTAPT), which has since been working in parallel to a second phase of CEPT, known as CEPT2.
Motion: To strike a working group to research and develop methods of assessing teaching and learning complementary to Student Course Perception surveys.
Rationale: The process leading up to the CEPT report has galvanized University of Waterloo community members’ commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Both pedagogy scholars and the CEPT report itself emphasize the need for other markers of teaching quality, especially for use in annual review, and promotion and tenure decisions. By striking the proposed working group now, we can build on the momentum and knowledge generated by the CEPT process. The proposed working group should include representation by (at least two each) FEDS, GSA, FAUW, and University administration, as well as researchers with relevant (for instance, pedagogy, psychology) expertise.
- Final report (PDF) prepared by the Course Evaluation Project Team
- Draft report November 7, 2016 (PDF)
CEPT2 and CTAPT reports to Senate May 2020
The May 20 Senate meeting agenda package includes an interim report from the Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team (CTAPT) and an update on the second phase of the Course Evaluation Project Team (CEPT2).
FAUW is very grateful to its CEPT2 appointee, Professor Jasmin Habib, for her service on the taskforce. We appointed her to the taskforce because of her solid commitment to equity and fair, transparent processes, and are very confident that she was an effective advocate throughout the CEPT2 process.
- FAUW’s responses to the Senate motions and recommendations of CEPT(2) and CTAPT (PDF) (updated May 16, 2020)