Committee on Teaching Charge

13.30 Committee on Teaching (En 7 Oct 87; CC 21 Feb 96; CC 31 Aug 19)

13.30.1 There are five Santa Cruz Division members. In addition, there are one non-senate teaching
faculty representative, one graduate student representative, and no more than two undergraduate student representatives. The Committee advises the Chancellor, Campus Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Provosts, College Provosts, Deans, Departments and instructors on priorities, policies and strategies related to teaching, instructional support and outcomes. (Am 24 Oct 90, 25 May 94, 30 May 01, 21 May 04, 1 June 2020; CC 31 Aug 98, 3 Nov 09, 31 Aug 19; EC 18 Oct 91, 12 May 97, 31 Aug 02, 31 Aug 04)

13.30.2 The duties of the Committee include: (CC 31 Aug 19)

1) To consult with departments as to the form and use of any methods designed to evaluate faculty teaching performance and to recommend to the Academic Senate how such methods should be used in the evaluation of faculty members' teaching effectiveness. It is also responsible for formulating and evaluating campus policies governing the evaluation of teaching (including course evaluations), and consults with the administration on implementation and archiving of course evaluations. (Am 1 June 2020; CC 31 Aug 98)

2) To propose programs that will foster good teaching, and to stimulate and aid all departments in strengthening their efforts to foster good teaching.

3) To formulate general policies concerning instructional support activities on the campus, and to advise the administration regarding campus budgetary needs for instructional support.

4) To select Faculty and instructors to receive Excellence in Teaching Awards and other awards as appropriate. (Am 1 June 2020: En 30 May 01)

5)To collaborate and consult regularly with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, with Information Technology Services, and with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, in matters regarding teaching and instructional support. (En 1 June 2020)