Evaluation Overview

Doctoral students must be evaluated annually with respect to their progress toward degree. Doctoral programs shall establish guidelines for the process of this evaluation. The results of the evaluation should be shared with the Director of Graduate Studies and the student, and should include an opportunity for student comment. A copy of the evaluation must be placed in the student’s file. If a student’s progress toward degree is found to be unsatisfactory, a remedial plan must be outlined and communicated to the student, and the unit dean should receive a copy of the evaluation. Copies of annual evaluations must also be sent to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) for any student funded by a University Fellowship, Diversity Scholarship and Assistantship, Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award, Out-of-State Merit Award, Candidacy Fee Award, or SIGS Tuition Matching Award. Doctoral students must be evaluated annually with respect to their progress toward degree.

SACS requires that all current Graduate Teaching Assistants (Masters and/or Doctoral) be evaluated on their teaching. You must have some process for evaluating GTA teaching duties. If you wish, the GTA evaluation can be part of the evaluation of progress toward degree for doctoral students and submitted as one document, but you must also evaluate any masters students who are GTAs.

The deadline for 2015-2016 evaluations is Friday, May 20, 2016. Please contact Ben Wetherbee, bjweth01@louisville.edu, 852-6498, with any questions.