Well, the results of our latest pilot of delivering course evaluations via online delivery are in. This semester we tweaked the delivery process and encouraged all the participating faculty to make time during their last class meeting for students to complete their course evaluations-using the online tool instead of paper. Faculty also asked their students to bring their laptops, tablets or smartphones to class on the last day. The results were impressive. Many of our classes had response rates of 80 to 100%. What led to this success? We listened to students who told us that the last weeks of the semester were an overwhelmingly busy time for them and they were likely to postpone or forget about the course evaluations unless faculty gave them time to complete them during class. This mix of traditional delivery(in class) with modern collection methods(online forms) seems to be working.
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