September 18, 2019
  • 3:28 pm Enrollment, Part one: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 5:55 pm Toros Fall Sports Previews
  • 3:25 pm It’s Two Weeks Late, but here is The Bulletin’s 2019 Chargers Season Preview
  • 10:15 am Pardon Our Dust: Campus Construction on Target for Fall, 2021 Completion
  • 3:15 am CSUDH Again Gets Props as One of Top Universities in Country for Hispanic Students
  • 8:43 am CSUDH Should Bring Mayme Clayton’s Life Work Here
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By Eduardo Landa
Staff Writer

All semester, students have been turning in assignments, waiting for teachers to grade them.
But now the roles are reversed, as teachers will have to wait for students to evaluate their work.
Every semester, students are emailed Perceived Teaching Effectiveness (PTE) forms that evaluate a professor’s performance. These forms are used by Cal State Dominguez Hills in order to learn which instructors are doing the most effective job, in the eyes of students, and which ones aren’t.
These forms help determine which teachers get promoted, reappointed, tenured and also helps with post-tenure review. They are part of an overall evaluation process.
The PTE forms are all emailed to students – one for each class in which they are enrolled.
The forms do not take long to fill out, as there are only 13 questions. The questions ask whether you agree with the statement they propose or not.
For example, one question asks if “the course content covered the stated objective.” Students are given the option to choose “strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree and not applicable.”
The three final questions require students to write an opinion on what the teacher has done well and what they can do better.
Many students treat these PTE form emails as spam and don’t even bother getting to them. What students don’t know is that a professor needs 75 percent of their students to answer these forms or else none will be read.
All of a student’s responses will be kept confidential, and they will not be available to your instructor until after final grades are turned in.
Deadlines for all forms are 11:59 p.m. Dec. 6.
If students have any questions, they can feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500 or the Office of Faculty Affairs at (310) 243-3766.



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