Teaching Evaluation Scores
Teaching effectiveness scores (TES) for the Department of Medicine are captured and maintained within two systems, namely the Postgraduate Web Registration (POWER) for resident teaching and the Medical Student Information System (MedSIS) for MD program teaching.
POWER Evaluations for Resident Teaching
Within POWER, teachers can view their teaching effectiveness scores at quarterly intervals for one week periods for the current academic session and at any time for past academic sessions. A minimum of three completed teaching evaluations are required before teachers can view their reports.
The upcoming viewing periods are as follows:
|Weekly Viewing Periods||2021 - 2022||2022 - 2023||2023 - 2024|
|1st quarter - September rotation||September 27 – Oct 1, 2021||September 26 – 30, 2022||September 25 – 29, 2023|
|2nd quarter - January rotation||January 17 – 21, 2022||January 16 – 20, 2023||January 15 – 19, 2024|
|3rd quarter - April rotation||April 18 – 22, 2022||April 10 – 14, 2023||April 8 – 12, 2024|
Note – You will be able to access your Teacher Effectiveness Score at 12PM on the first day of the viewing period.
- Log in to POWER.
- Enter your PIN/Password. Forgotten PIN/Passwords can be recovered using the link on the POWER login page.
- On the blue menu, click ‘Effectiveness Scores’.
- Select the academic year you wish to view using the 'Training Session' filter. If there are less than three evaluations, a message indicating that there are too few completed evaluations will display.
- For assistance with using the system, contact the POWER help desk .
In early July, evaluations are available for viewing for the previous session. Teachers can view all TES for years preceding the current session at any time provided that three or more teaching evaluations have been submitted for the session. Academic years are selected using the 'Training Session' filter on the POWER system.
MedSIS Evaluations for MD Program Teaching
We encourage all faculty to review their Undergraduate teaching effectiveness scores in MedSIS to get feedback on their teaching activities and to help prepare their teaching dossiers for review and promotion.
In order to do view your TES in MedSIS:
- Go to medsis.utoronto.ca
- Login (please use the forgot your password or login help buttons if needed)
- Go to TES Score on the left-hand menu
- Select session, course and form from the drop-down lists.
If there is a published TES report available for the selected criteria, the report will appear.
It is important to review all sessions (years), courses and forms (course components) that you have taught in.
TES reports in MedSIS are only available after they are reviewed and published by the course director. Generally, all TES data from courses from the prior academic year are published before the subsequent January. If you wish to receive specific TES data prior to formal publication, you can often contact the course director and ask them to provide it to you. TES data can only be provided once 3 or more evaluations have been completed for a specific session/course and form.
The department uses a formal appeals process for hearing teachers’ concerns about their own evaluations. Teachers who wish to make an appeal should forward a written request and rationale to the Department Research & Evaluation Officer. An Appeals Review Committee convenes and adjudicates twice annually regarding submitted appeal requests. Teachers are notified of the outcome of the investigation and appeals review. Under no circumstances should faculty attempt to contact learners who they believe may have provided a teaching evaluation that they wish to challenge. Appeals of scores will be handled exclusively through the appeals committee.
In the case of appeals being upheld, the challenged or questionable evaluations are suspended within the POWER system, effectively correcting the affected teachers’ summary reports. These amendments are usually completed within 24 hours following rulings from the Appeals Committee.
In the case of appeal requests being denied, appellants will also be duly informed as to the outcome. However, an additional notice of the unsuccessful appeal will be remitted for inclusion in the teacher’s faculty file.
The department's appeals process for hearing teachers’ concerns about their own evaluations is under redevelopment. Teachers who wish to make an appeal should contact Med.Undergrad@utoronto.ca for more information.