The University of Iowa

Assessment of Teaching

In spring 2018, a 19-person Assessing the Classroom Environment (ACE) task force began an effort to revise the end-of-semester ACE survey.  The scope of the effort grew, and after reviewing initial objectives the committee agreed that the guiding principle should be promoting high quality instruction and its continual improvement. This principle, coupled with the desire to increase student input and minimize well-documented biases in student ratings, demanded that we expand the measures used to assess teaching.

For details about this effort--including the task force's recommendations, technical details, and next steps--see the ACE website: