Spring 2016 course evaluations underway

Friday, July 15, 2016

Course evaluations opened on Monday, July 4 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Here are some best practices for instructors:

In advance

  • Schedule an evaluation date for each class you're teaching (ideally near the beginning or middle of class)
  • Tell your students early in the two-week evaluation period when you will give class time for course evaluations
  • In the class prior, remind students to bring a web-enabled device for evaluation day (smartphone, laptop, or tablet)

On evaluation day

  • Display the PowerPoint slide or write the evaluate web address on the board 
  • Tell the students how their feedback will inform your teaching
  • Remind them that their responses are anonymous
  • Leave the room for 10-15 minutes while they complete

After evaluation day

  • Log in to the evaluate platform to check the response rate
  • If it's low, remind students in a subsequent class that you'd like their feedback and ask them to complete the survey
  • If it's high, thank students for their time and feedback