Text of June 12, 2002 Memorandum from President Francis L. Lawrence
Subject:  Resolution on Best Practices in Assessment of Teaching

In response to the University Senate's Resolution on Best Practices in the Assessment of Teaching and its recommendations for making the assessment process more useful to individual faculty and departments, Dr. Seneca asked Dr. Monica Devanas and Dr. Gary Gigliotti of the Teaching Excellence Center to review the recommendations and advise me on the feasibility and implementation of the proposals.  I enclose their response in which they have carefully analyzed the recommendations and suggested ways to implement them.  I strongly support these efforts to make the assessment process a more useful one and thank the University Senate for their good efforts to improve the teaching skills of the faculty and the classroom experience of the students.