Students in all fall/spring sections with an enrollment of 6 or more will receive a survey to rate the instruction in that section unless a Dean/Chair (or designated departmental representative) exempts the section through communication with the CTL.
- Why and how are student evaluations administered at Michigan Tech?
- How are student responses used?
- What is the role of the William G. Jackson Center of Teaching and Learning?
Provided below is an overview of the standard survey structure for the Fall 2013 pilot phase and the Spring 2014 phase. Refer to the approved senate policy (Senate Proposal 22-13) for rationale, additional information and description of future plans.
|Section Title||Target||Survey Questions|
|The student’s own desire and preparedness for the course||The following questions are standard (required and uncustomizable):
|Fundamental attributes of quality teaching||The following questions are standard (required and uncustomizable):
|Content or course policies as determined by departments||Questions chosen/submitted by the chair or her/his designee at least two weeks prior
to any evaluation period. Possible examples include:
|Individual practices within the class, as determined by the instructor||Questions entered into EvaluationKIT by instructors approximately one week prior to
each evaluation period. Examples include:
Evaluations will be open for completion between 8 a.m. on the Friday two weeks before the last day of the semester and close at 11:59 p.m. on the Sunday before final exams. (Summer tracks: 8 a.m. Friday one week prior to the end of the track through 11:59 p.m. Thursday before final exam day.)
Participating students will receive email links and directions on how to complete evaluations 1-2 days prior to the beginning of the evaluation period as well as automatic e-mail reminders throughout the evaluation period. For instructors who DO use Canvas, students will automatically be reminded through windows and links within each Canvas course.
The following EvaluationKIT video may be helpful: