Course Evaluation Comment Removal Policy and Procedure

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: Course Evaluations (Faculty & Administrators)
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: September 28, 2017

Faculty are able to review their own evaluation reports, including student comments, before they are published to the university community, by logging into Campus Labs: 

https://stonybrook.campuslabs.com/faculty .   

After reviewing student feedback from the evaluation reports, faculty may request redaction of any comments that harass, threaten, defame, slander or otherwise fall outside the scope of the course by submitting a request to the department chair. If the chair determines the comment/s require further review, they may forward the request to:

The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Charles.Robbins@stonybrook.edu or
The Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Charles.Taber@stonybrook.edu
 

Student comments will be considered for redaction if they:
  • Appear to evaluate the instructor on criteria not related to her/his teaching performance and/or on a discriminatory basis (see the University's Non-Discrimination Statement: http://www.stonybrook.edu/policy/policies.shtml?ID=105)
  • Raise allegations of professional impropriety (including harassment or discrimination) on the part of the instructor
  • Include threats of violence. Such allegations may be referred to appropriate University authorities for investigation.

Comments referred to the Vice Provosts for evaluation will be reviewed and the instructor and their chairperson will be notified of any determination made. 

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