Course-level assessments are designed to help instructors find out what students are learning and how well they are learning it.
For many courses of varying format and size, across many disciplines, reasonable alternatives to traditional tests exist. In fact, oftentimes the alternatives may even be advantageous to promote student learning and be more authentic means of students demonstrating what they have learned.
The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate's Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) has set forth regulations that outline final examination requirements and processes for conducting alternatives to a final examination.
Traditionally, end of semester student course evaluations have been the primary focus for evaluations of teaching. To provide the broadest picture possible of your teaching, you may want to include other sources of information.