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Instructor results information for University administrators


What reports are available?

We have plans to provide a multitude of reports. Those currently available are:

  1. Individual Instructor Reports: Individual reports for each instructor teaching a course section. The report includes the responses to the likert scale items and the open-ended questions.

  2. Academic Area SRTE Reports: These reports contain all of the official question responses for a Campus or College in a single document. Summary results are now provided for course-sections with fewer than 5 responses. This restriction was removed by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Each line contains the summarized data for a course section. The reports are ordered by course designation, number and section. There are two reports available for your view—Summary Report: 2 columns per question (mean and response count) and Expanded Report: 9 columns per question (mean, response count, and count for each score of 1-7)

  3. Academic Area Open-Ended Reports: These reports contain the open-ended text results for both the University-wide and the academic area questions. These reports are ordered by both Instructor User ID (ABC123) and course designation.

How do I view instructor results?

All individual instructor reports, including results for paper SRTEs, are available at https://rateteaching.psu.edu. Results are retained for 10 years in accordance with Policy AD35 University Archives and Records Management and its concurrent General Retention Schedule.

Can I download or print results?

There is an option within the individual instructor report to print or save the report as a PDF.

How do I view multiple years of results simultaneously?

Plans are underway to develop reports that will visually compare a range of semesters. Until that feature is available, you will need to print the results and compare them manually.

I don't see all the results I expect to see.

Check with your SRTE representative to make sure SRTEs were administered for the course where you expect to see SRTE results. If SRTEs were administered, check with your results access administrator to make sure you have access to the expected campus, college or academic unit information.

Who has access to instructor results?

The instructor of record for a course and academic unit administrators have access to instructor results. There may also be other administrative personnel in the academic unit, college, or campus who have access for administrative purposes. SRTE results for faculty who teach World Campus courses are sent to World Campus administrators. World Campus will share these results with the academic administrators in the academic unit that sponsors the faculty member.

How is access granted to results?

Each academic unit has an SRTE Results Access Administrator who is responsible for decisions regarding access to SRTE results for their academic unit.

How do I get help interpreting results?

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence offers confidential consulting to help you better understand the SRTE results.

What can I do in future semesters to help my faculty improve their results?

The teaching and learning consultants at the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence are available at no cost to discuss issues related to teaching and learning with anyone who teaches Penn State students.