Why Feedback Matters

Students

The SFT provides an opportunity to give feedback on the quality of instruction and course content received during your studies. Professors take the feedback seriously and use it to enhance how they design and teach courses.

Professors are seeking respectful and constructive feedback, just as a student expects when having their own work evaluated. Scroll down to see our Frequently Asked Questions section for guidance on constructive feedback.

All responses are anonymous and results are only provided to professors after final marks are submitted.

Beyond the SFT, students who believe they had an outstanding professor (or professors) can provide additional feedback and recognition by nominating them for a Contribution to Teaching Award.

Professors

The SFT process is a mechanism for developing and providing evidence of teaching delivery and teaching performance.

All tenure track, tenured and limited term appointed faculty members are required to submit their SFT scores for a specific subset of questions in annual reports to their deans. The summary report for the set of questions jointly agreed to by the Association and the Board are also required for promotion, tenure, and renewal. They may be used for merit applications.

It is important to note that SFT is just one measure among many for demonstrating and assessing teaching performance.

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