Classroom Evaluation and Audits During the two weeks prior to final exams, the department will conduct its student evaluation. On a day of your choice, during the last two weeks of class, the department secretary or coordinator will send a student or come to class and hand out survey forms for the students to fill out. Evening hour classes’ instructors may be asked to conduct evaluations themselves with the help of a student. This survey includes information about the textbook, the course, the instructor and so forth. This evaluation will take approximately 15-20 minutes, during which time you should leave the room. After all survey forms are completed, you may return to the room and conduct your class session. These survey forms will be available to you, at the end of the semester. The department uses these forms to evaluate the effectiveness of textbooks, teaching methods, techniques, etc. At least once each academic year, a department professor will visit each new instructor’s class, to audit the class. These observations are generally unannounced, but will be as unobtrusive as possible. The professor will have an observation form to complete, which will be placed in your personnel file as part of your teaching record at IU Northwest. You will also receive a copy of this form for your own records. You are free to discuss these forms with your department chair at any time. New adjuncts are encouraged to visit veteran IU Northwest instructor’s classrooms and to discuss their teaching experiences.