APS Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Mentoring Symposium on Evaluation & Critiques: Giving and Receiving Teaching Evaluations

Symposium — Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM — Virtual Session, Room APS-2
Career Opportunities in Physiology Committee — Chair: Stefany Primeaux — Co-Chair: Sarah Ray

Part one of a three-part symposia focusing on how to give and receive evaluations and critiques related to teaching, grant writing and overall performance. Goals are to provide information on how to receive, understand, and accept positive and negative evaluations and to feel comfortable giving constructive positive and negative evaluations. This symposium will cover the topic “Giving and Receiving Teaching Evaluations”  and will include one senior faculty member, one junior faculty/postdoctoral member and one session chairs (from COPC). Speakers will have experiences teaching and receiving and/or giving teaching evaluations at multiple academic levels, to a diverse student population (e.g. race, ethnicity, sexuality, age), and at different institutions (e.g. teaching vs. research). Speakers will share their own critiques, discuss how they altered their teaching to address these critiques, discuss how they have evaluated the teaching of junior faculty/postdocs/students and discuss differences between evaluations given by students and by peers. Following the 2 presentations, there will be a 30 minute panel Q&A session with speakers and COPC representative chairing the session.


  • Introduction
    Stefany Primeau — Physiology, LSU Health Sciences Center
    4:00 PM - 4:05 PM

  • Using Teaching Evaluations to Enhance Your Career Trajectory I
    Kathryn Johnson — Trailbuild
    4:05 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Using Teaching Evaluations to Enhance Your Career Trajectory II
    Victoria Halperin-Kuhns — Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    4:40 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Conclusion
    Stefany Primeaux — Physiology, LSU Health Sciences Center
    5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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