FAQs about Student Evaluation of Selectives/Electives

Are selective evaluations required?

Course evaluations for selectives and electives must be completed within five days of the completion of the course.

When are selective evaluations conducted?

Selective and elective evaluations are sent out one day before they end.

Do all selectives use the same evaluation instrument?

While all selective evaluation forms are based on the same core questions, the forms do take into account the different formats of the selectives. Thus, each of the selective evaluations may vary slightly. Electives use a standard instrument across all the offerings, with the exception of those offered for first and second year students, which utilize their own instrument.

What questions are asked on the selective evaluation form?

The form covers many aspects of the selective as related to its stated learning objectives. It attempts to address instructional methods rather than individual instructors. See what the form looks like for each of the following selectives:

Why are reminders sent?

The product used for course evaluation has a reminder feature. Although we would prefer not to remind, we have found that response rates are significantly improved when this feature is used. Once a student submits a response, the student is no longer sent reminders. The electronic survey program determines who should receive reminders based on its database of respondents.

What happens when a student does not respond to a selective evaluation?

Each selective/elective decides independently what to do about students who have not responded to the selective evaluation.

When are the results of the selective evaluations reported?

Results of selective evaluations are reported mid-year and at the completion of the academic year.

 

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