The provost, Dr. Aflake, wants faculty input. Should we have a quota system? Should we publish each proffie's grade distribution so students who want to learn more can take harder proffies? Should we deny cost of living raises to proffies who give too many high marks.
Dr. Amelia, she of non-existent tenure, has an idea. Declare a secret (to the flakes) amnesty for the faculty for the next three years. The scores on student evaluations will not be considered in faculty evaluations until the current crop is flushed from the system. This can be concurrent with faculty discussion/experimentation on higher standards and tougher grading, which faculty can participate in without fear of repercussions for being tough or the only one who is tough. In other words, agree that the administration won't use evaluation scores as a sole or even major criteria for evaluation of classroom expertise. We can start over with the freshies in 4 years.
After all, research shows that expected grades and evaluations are, in fact positively correlated AND that faculty have the strong opinion that this is the case.
Q: So being of the non-existent tenure, Dr. Amelia should keep her mouth shut and continue to bring chocolate on evaluation days, correct?