An end-of-course evaluation is an essential tool to accurately assess the course and faculty effectiveness. Faculty evaluation ratings help ensure high quality instruction and promote excellence in teaching and learning.
Despite the implementation of a computer-based faculty evaluation in 2010, it was hounded by drawbacks due to limited throughput. Principally restrained by the limited access to the system since there were only twenty (20) desktops used for this purpose, the first rating session is usually scheduled barely after the Midterm exams.
As a repercussion of this early conduct of evaluation, it fails to consider the entire breadth of the learning process. With a handful of terminals, the turnout usually covers only more than half or 50% of the student population. This leaves the rating not representative of the entire population. More importantly, it condones the lack of responsibility or the evasion of the students in performing their obligation to meaningfully participate in this evaluation process of ensuring academic excellence.
Steadfast in improving processes and systems through innovative applications, the Information & Communications Technology Office (ICTO) has introduced the online version of the Student Faculty Evaluation System (SFES) as a multi-fold enhancement to the old system.
Starting 1st Semester, SY 2017-2018, registered students were able to evaluate towards the tail-end of the semester, or two (2) weeks before the Final exams. Using their own smartphones or computers, students can remotely access the SFES anytime and anywhere. This impacted to a 100% turn-out, more so that the completion of the SFE is now an automated requisite prior to receiving their eGrades in the online Computerized Registration System.
With the ability to generate real-time, results-based evaluation reports, the colleges are now granted direct access to the wealth of information in managing the performance of their faculty members.
Under the direction of the Systems Development Office, the SFES was developed by its team of programming assistants led by Patrick V. Uri. The operations of the SFES -- supervised by the Operations Management Office -- are governed by PAO No. 2017-28-ACA.