At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to provide the College with their assessments of the effectiveness of teaching in courses they have taken. These assessments of courses and instructors are submitted anonymously on a questionnaire, which includes some standard questions and some specific to the course. The questionnaires are completed in class every semester in courses taught by untenured faculty members and in alternate calendar years in the courses taught by those with tenure. The responses to these questionnaires are tabulated and the results are distributed only to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Professional Standards Committee, the chairperson of each faculty member’s department, and the faculty members themselves. This information is used, together with other evidence bearing on the quality of a faculty member’s teaching, in making decisions on rehiring, promotion and tenure. Students are expected to take the responsibility of providing this information seriously by completing the questionnaires as thoughtfully and objectively as possible, and by following closely the details of the process by which they are administered.