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Idea course evaluations

IDEA Course Evaluations

New Faculty Academy

Spring, 2014


Purpose uses
Purpose/Uses

  • Administrative

  • Measure Effectiveness

  • Improvement

    “The most crucial use of [course evaluation results] is for the improvement of instruction. Only your careful study of your evaluation results and student comments can accomplish that goal.”

    -RSCC Faculty Handbook


Timeline
Timeline

  • FIF Completion

    • Paper (in class): Refer to instructions sent by your division

    • Online: April 3-April 30 (Complete by April 9 if adding additional items)

  • Evaluations

    • Paper (in class): April 10-April 16

    • Online: April 10-April 30


Faculty information form fif
Faculty Information Form (FIF)

  • Online FIF

  • Objectives

    • Contact Dean or department secretary for guidance on selecting Objectives

    • Essential (1-2)

    • Important (2-3)

  • Additional Items (directions and sample items on OIER webpage)


Online evaluations
Online Evaluations

  • Student reminders via Raider Net email accounts

  • Reiterate importance of their feedback

  • Consider awarding extra credit

  • In-class administration procedures


Results
Results

  • Summary Report

  • Definitions

    • “Unreliable”

    • “Representative”

    • Converted scores

    • Raw vs. adjusted scores

  • IDEA results are adjusted for:

    • Student effort/work habits (#13)

    • Student desire to take course, or motivation (#15)

    • Class size


Using evaluation results course improvement
Using Evaluation Results: Course Improvement

  • IDEA Center Suggestions: http://www.theideacenter.org/research-and-papers/pod-idea-center-notes-learning

  • Strategies for improving teaching include:

    • Helping students answer their own questions.

    • Explaining how each topic fits into the course.

    • Relating course material to real life situations.

    • Scheduling course work in ways which encourage students to stay up-to-date with their work.

    • Forming “teams” or “discussion groups” to facilitate learning.

    • Involving students in “hands-on” projects such as research, case studies, or “real-life” activities.


Re evaluate to measure the effect of changes
Re-Evaluate to Measure the Effect of Changes

  • Close the loop!

  • Were your changes effective?

  • If not, back to the drawing board….


For help
For Help

  • OIER Webpage: http://www.roanestate.edu/?5498-Instructor-Resources-for-Faculty-Evaluations

  • IDEA Center Research and Papers: http://www.theideacenter.org/research-and-papers

  • Shelley Esquivel, [email protected], ext. 4822


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