Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research

About OTEAR

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
otear@rutgers.edu

Initiatives


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


Microcredentials document achievements beyond traditional transcripts. OTEAR offers badges to faculty and staff to promote Teaching Evaluation and Classroom Inclusivity.

  • on May 28, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    📣 Announcing: Introduction to Learning Analytics for Instructors!We’re excited to share with the Rutgers University community a new self-paced program that provides an opportunity to explore how learning analytics can better support your teaching and boost student success.Sign up for the first cohort or learn more details at go.rutgers.edu/IntroLA

  • on May 28, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    SIRS Dates – Summer 2024 https://otear.rutgers.edu/sirs-dates-summer-2024/

  • on May 14, 2024 at 7:35 pm

    Spring 2024 SIRS Results Available to Faculty https://otear.rutgers.edu/spring-2024-sirs-results-available-to-faculty/

  • on April 19, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    Congratulations to the recipients of the #Rutgers #University Faculty Year-End Excellence Awards in teaching and research. https://academicaffairs.rutgers.edu/2023-2024-faculty-year-end-excellence-award-recipients #highered

  • 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: https://go.rutgers.edu/y7399dd