TABS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does the TABS analysis work?
The faculty member will receive a computerized analysis of the results and meet with a TABS consultant. Your consultant will provide useful information regarding your teaching strengths and specific instructional areas which can be further developed. The instrument used for this pre-analysis of your course is the university adopted SEEQ (Student questionnaire utilized for automated course evaluation at the end of the semester).
Who can schedule a TABS consultation?
TABS is a free service for all UNO faculty (including adjunct) and graduate teaching assistants.
Can I be evaluated more than once?
Yes. It can be a useful tool to assess progress if you implement changes from one TABS evaluation and then reassess in the following semester.
Who will be evaluating me?
All TABS consultants are faculty members who have significant teaching experience and who have been trained for the program. We want to insure quality assessment and therefore ask you to submit anonymous evaluations of your consultation sessions.
How confidential is TABS?
It is important to us that the faculty member feels confident in the confidentiality of the assessment! We, therefore, only share assessments with the evaluated instructor and the consultant. No printed copies are maintained and electronic records are purged at the end of each semester. We do not share any information concerning consultations unless the evaluated instructor specifically requests that we do so.
What if I want my TABS records?
You may keep a copy of your records by downloading them to your own computer or by printing a hard copy. Otherwise, they will be deleted by the end of the semester in which you were evaluated.