Evaluation of Teaching

Student Feedback

Student Feedback on Teaching (SFT) is one way in which Lakehead University assesses the quality of teaching and student learning experience.

In 2013, Lakehead University started gathering this feedback online in addition to on paper.

Many courses are now evaluated online but professors have the option to continue using paper-based feedback forms for their courses, and as such, students may be asked to complete a mix of paper and online forms.

Questions Against Colonization

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1. "Questions Academics Can Ask to Decolonise Their Classrooms" (post) argues that "decolonising the classroom" is not just a matter of "changing the content of what [we] teach" but also requires that we "shift the tasks required to engage with that literature," considering "how different ways of teaching might bring decolonial practices into the classroom."

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy III: Examples & Models

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Below, you will find a variety of teaching philosophy statements, most sorted by the subject and others authored by winners of Teaching Excellence Awards.

  • These may be useful as models, exemplars, sources for language for your own teaching philosophy, etc.  
  • I encourage you to examine models from a variety of fields as each brings something unique to the presentations of a teaching philosophy.

A. Teaching Philosophy Statements by Award Winners

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy II: Drafting the Document

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“Writing Your Teaching Philosophy” (web page)  from the Center from Education Innovation, University of Minnesota, outlines the process of writing a personal statement of your teaching philosophy.

A. Creating a Draft

Once "you've written down your values, attitudes, and beliefs about teaching and learning, ... organize those thoughts into a coherent form."