Evaluations

End of the Semester Teaching Evaluations
CODL has created an online version of the standard, end-of-the-semester Student Evaluation of Teaching that may be used for online, hybrid, and even face-to-face classes.  Click here to view an example of the evaluation.  The sample shown is based off of the basic evaluation form approved by University Governance, but we can customize the questions for any department or School.
 
During the last week of class, the evaluation is sent out to students through the backside of Blackboard so instructors cannot see response activity, though we do notify them when the survey has been deployed.  Students receive an initial announcement via email and in their Blackboard message center.  We also ask instructors to invite their students to participate because instructor encouragement and enthusiasm about the evaluation process often garners a higher response rate. Halfway through the evaluation period, a reminder message is automatically sent to students who have not yet responded to the evaluation invitation.
 
Results are compiled and sent to the department or School heads after grades are submitted.  The report is in a PDF format that highlights the percentage of positive, negative and neutral responses.
 
Mid-course Evaluations
CODL has also created a mid-course evaluation for instructors to use to gauge student satisfaction with course design, work flow, and instructor interaction.  Typically instructors use this evaluation halfway through their semester.  The results can be used to make changes to the second half of the semester or the next time the class is taught.  The evaluation can be customized to ask any questions instructors consider helpful for the further development and improvement of their class.  Click here to view an example of the evaluation.  We have several evaluation samples on file to help instructors design a survey that fits their class and teaching style.
 
The evaluation can be deployed through Blackboard, either within the course site or on the backside like the end-of-the-semester evaluation.  Deploying the evaluation within the course site still garners anonymous feedback, but the instructor can see which students have participated.  Also, deploying the evaluation within the course site means the responses will be collected in the Grade Center, so instructors may access the feedback immediately.  If the survey is deployed on the backside of Blackboard, CODL will collect the results and send a report to the instructor.
 
 
The end-of-the-semester Student Evaluation of Teaching is considered by many departments and Schools in the processes for merit salary, promotion and tenure, and sabbatical leave decisions.  The mid-course evaluation is an excellent method for measuring the success of course design and teaching practice.  Contact us at 785-864-1000 or onlinelearning@ku.edu for more information and to discuss creating an evaluation for your class.


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