Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research


Reporting to the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, OTEAR supports institution-wide teaching evaluations and other assessments processes related to learning outcomes, continuous academic improvement, academic appointments and promotions. OTEAR convenes networks on implementing teaching and learning best practices as a complement to and in collaboration with the corresponding centers in the academic units, with the goal of sharing research on innovations in teaching across the four campuses. In our role to support the university community, OTEAR collects and analyzes student feedback on instruction, and provides university-wide programming as well as customized workshops, training, and consultations upon request.

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Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research
Rutgers University
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(848) 932-7466


Artificial Intelligence

We at OTEAR have been carefully following the rise in Generative AI and its effects as we recognize the need to provide timely advice, useful information, informed perspectives, and best practices for instructors, students, and colleagues.

Learning Analytics

Learning analytics can enhance the student experience by evaluating, diagnosing, and providing support structures to help students achieve their learning goals. Learning analytics aim to ensure students become reflective, self-motivated, life-long learners.


Microcredentials document students’ achievements beyond traditional transcripts. These badges use verifiable assessments to measure outcomes, allowing students to showcase specific skills in various digital formats.

  • on April 15, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    Mark your calendars for A Student Centered Syllabus and Inclusive Teaching Strategies in Large Courses on April 18! This virtual workshop presented by Dr. Kavitha Govindasamy from SAS-N will focus on developing learner-centered syllabi and fostering inclusivity in large courses.Register:

  • on April 12, 2024 at 5:35 pm

    Please join us virtually for A Beginner’s Guide to Universal Design and Accommodations in Higher Education Classrooms on April 18th! Discover theory, legal basis, & best practices behind classroom modifications and accommodations.Register:

  • on April 11, 2024 at 8:55 pm

    Join us on Monday, April 15, for a workshop where Dr. Rachel Derr will introduce Equity-Oriented Design! These are educational design principles that support equitable opportunities for all students.Register here:

  • on April 10, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    Remember to sign up for the Inclusive Practices Spotlight: Strategies from Rutgers’ Instructors this Friday! During the session, we will learn about the strategies that some instructors have used to create inclusive learning environments. Register here:

  • on April 5, 2024 at 7:04 pm

    Are you interested in learning more about the research process? Join us on April 17th for a meeting of the SoTL Round Table, where we will be joined by Leslin Charles from the @rutgerslibraries to learn about reference organization, databases, & more!Register here: