Last fall, the university converted the way students evaluate their instructors to a completely web-based, online system. This semester’s evaluation period opens this afternoon and runs through April 30. “The results in the fall were a good sign of progress,” Provost Susan Martin said. “The previous, all-paper system response rate was higher, so there’s room for improvement. But we’re certainly headed in the right direction.”
Instructor Evaluations News
In just a couple of weeks, students will be asked to evaluate their instructors for the spring semester. The online spring evaluation period runs April 9 through April 30. Fall 2011 marked the first time that all instructor evaluations were delivered to students electronically through the online Student Assessment Instruction System, and the final response rate was slightly above 50 percent. The online process saves 1.25 tons of paper, countless man-hours, and about $30,000 each year.
This is the final week for students to complete online instructor evaluations for the fall semester. The SAIS system closes at midnight on Friday, December 2.
The university has converted the way students evaluate their instructors to a completely web-based, online system. It is expected to save 1.25 tons of paper each year, reducing overall costs and saving countless hours of staff time. Students received the first invitation to complete the surveys about their instructors on Monday. The SAIS system is now open through December 2.