Using the Web for Student Evaluation of Courses and Faculty

Using the Web for Student Evaluation of Courses and Faculty

  • Many of the individual institutions’ assessment systems listed above use online evaluations or have both paper and online versions. Go to the top of this section and use your browser’s Find (Ctrl-F) function to locate entries whose descriptions include the word “online.”
  • Comparing paper and online evaluation systems:
    • Online course evaluations: Sources consulted. From Monica Stitt-Bergh at the University of Hawaii.
    • An initial bibliography on online course evaluations (pdf file). Compiled and annotated by Scott Krajewski at Augsburg College. (Thanks to Monica Stitt-Bergh for bringing this to my attention.)
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
      • November 2002 thread Online Evaluations initiated by Pat Mizak.
      • September 2009 thread Transitioning from Paper-Based to Online End-of-Course Evaluation initiated by Ying Xiong.
      • July 2010 thread Oddity with Online Evaluations initiated by David Eubanks.
      • April 2012 thread Addressing Faculty Concerns About Online Course Evaluations initiated by Mindy McWilliams.
      • January 2014 thread Electronic Course Evals, initiated by Joan Hawthorne.
  • Commercial and freeware systems for web-based course evaluation:
    • In the ASSESS discussion-list archive, see the:
      • September 2007 thread Re: Online Course Evaluation initiated by Shannan McNair.
      • September 2009 thread Course Evaluation Software initiated by Kevork Horissian.
      • July 2012 thread Recommendations for On-Line Course Evaluation System, initiated by Annalisa Gramlich.
    • Commercial resources for online student evaluation of teaching.
      • EvalTools, EvaluationKIT, SmartEvals, and Surveymaker offer web-based course evaluation as well as tools for general online surveying.
      • Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG), a customizable web survey for learning-focused end-of-term or during-the-course feedback.
    • TooFAST, the current version of the Free Assessment Summary Tool from Bruce Ravelli at Mt. Royal College.
      • Web survey for student feedback, for classroom assessment during the course of a term.
      • An important caveat: TooFAST is fully anonymous, with no way to tell who has submitted an evaluation, or how often. Therefore it is not intended for end-of-term course evaluations whose data become part of the salary, promotion, and tenure process.
  • Additional articles and reports:
    • University of Delaware: Notes on a project to develop online course evaluations.
      • Project notes.
      • Mockup, test, and actual online forms, restricted to UD faculty and staff.
      • Links to other examples of or information about online course evaluation. (Some links are no longer active.)

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