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Course Evaluations - Faculty Frequently Asked Questions

Course Evaluations - Faculty FAQs

What is going to change in the distribution of course evaluations?

Course evaluation distribution is going to be simplified. MyClass Evaluations will automatically post evaluations for your course to each enrolled student’s account. Students will receive several reminders to complete their course evaluations. You also will have access to your results immediately following the university grade posting date.

Can I still have students complete evaluations during class time?

Yes. Students can access their MyClass Evaluations account using any mobile device. We actually encourage faculty to provide class time for face-to-face classes to ensure a greater number of completed evaluations. You can also incentivize* the completion of course evaluations on students’ own time and require they provide the MyClass Evaluations proof of completion for credit. Results still remain anonymous and unavailable until course grades are distributed.

How will this help my evaluations in online classes?

The results you received from previous attempts to evaluate online classes will be no worse than before and have the potential to be much better. You can incentivize* the completion of course evaluations and require they provide the MyClass Evaluations proof of completion for credit. Results still remain anonymous and unavailable until course grades are distributed.

*How can I encourage students to complete the course evaluations?

You can offer minimal extra credit for proof of completion of course evaluations, or provide minimal course credit for completion of course evaluations. The incentive should not be so compelling that students wishing to abstain from the evaluation feel unable to decline, but can be enough to make it worth their time. The incentive, if applied, should be no more than 5% percentage points added to their grade. Faculty should not directly penalize students for not completing course evaluations, nor coerce their participation. The goal is to encourage participation without unduly influencing the results negatively or positively.