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2013 Common Block Development Evaluation and Feedback. February 26, 2014. Evaluation Components. CBD activities – hours and completion rate Stakeholder feedback Faculty (focus groups, FDR survey) Academic Leadership Service Leaders’ Team Student feedback. CBD Activities – How Much Time?.

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evaluation components
Evaluation Components
  • CBD activities – hours and completion rate
  • Stakeholder feedback
        • Faculty (focus groups, FDR survey)
        • Academic Leadership
        • Service Leaders’ Team
  • Student feedback
cbd activities how much time
CBD Activities – How Much Time?
  • Approximately 42,000 hours of faculty time were spent on CBD activities
  • Greatest usage of time allocated to:
    • Curriculum renewal and/or development
    • E-learning
    • Applied learning
    • Professional development
    • Program review
  • Estimated completion rate of planned activities:
    • Fully complete – 68 %
    • Partially complete – 20 %
stakeholder feedback areas of inquiry
Stakeholder Feedback: Areas of Inquiry


Strategic priorities


Activity template

Professional development opportunities

Impact on service areas

Recommendations for improvement

Additional general feedback

stakeholder feedback collaboration
Stakeholder Feedback: Collaboration
  • 83 % of faculty rated collaboration with colleagues in their school as good or excellent
  • Collaboration with colleagues in other schools, contract faculty and support staff - not as strong
  • Good opportunity to collaborate with GAS faculty to make important curriculum changes
  • Support groups called upon most often to help:
    • Learning Technologists
    • eLearning Coaches
    • CLT Curriculum Consultants
    • Program Technicians/Technologists
stakeholder feedback strategic priorities
Stakeholder Feedback: Strategic Priorities
  • 89% of faculty agree progress was escalated against strategic priorities
  • Most significant progress made with: curriculum renewal/ development, program review, applied learning and e-learning
  • 81 % of faculty experienced barriers which included:
    • IT unable to support some ideas/software
    • Faculty overestimated the amount that could be accomplished
    • Too many meetings and committees
    • Learning curve associated with D2L
    • Cross-school integration not well planned
    • Availability of other faculty
    • Other duties (e.g. coordinator, semester start up, teaching)
stakeholder feedback accountability
Stakeholder Feedback: Accountability

89% of faculty agreed the accountability framework was fair

83 % of faculty believed requirement to be on-site Tuesday – Thursday was fair

87 % of faculty provided a mid-term progress update to their Dean/Chair; 82 % provided a final progress update

Mid-term check in with the Dean was very helpful

Team members held each other accountable; faculty held themselves accountable

stakeholder feedback activity template
Stakeholder Feedback: Activity Template
  • Only 52 % of faculty rated the Activity Template as easy to use
  • Comments ranged from "very easy to use and clear” to "fairly useless“ and “cumbersome”
  • Structure gave the Deans ability to track activity progress
  • Suggestions for improvement included:
    • Allow for more rows to be added and more space to type
    • Focus on outcomes rather than time (i.e. getting close to 44 hours per week)
    • Ensure faculty consider time required for activities such as travel, booking meetings, setting agendas
    • Simplify the reporting
stakeholder feedback professional development
Stakeholder Feedback: Professional Development
  • 94 % of faculty believed PD activities were relevant and would enhance the student learning experience
  • 68 % of faculty agreed CBD provided opportunities for PD related to their professional field
  • Overall, PD was well received; topics were relevant and interesting
  • Suggestions for improvement:
    • Schedule PD week prior to CBD to allow full 7-weeks of CBD
    • Send PD schedule further in advance
    • More detailed description of topics
stakeholder feedback other improvement suggestions
Stakeholder Feedback: Other Improvement Suggestions
  • Early planning, better preparation
  • Involve faculty in the identification of priorities
  • Notify Facilities of CBD room/space needs in advance
  • Better cross-school coordination and planning
  • Account for preparation time for the Fall semester
  • Ensure a manageable and realistic number of projects
stakeholder feedback other improvement suggestions cont d
Stakeholder Feedback: Other Improvement Suggestions (cont’d)
  • More involvement of contract faculty and technologists
  • Reinforce faculty accountability
  • Focus on improvements to rooms (classrooms, labs), tools
  • Required completion of course outlines during CBD period
  • Complete textbook/course material/supply orders prior to leaving for vacation
student feedback
Student Feedback
  • Faculty/course evaluations completed by students in the 2013 Spring/Summer semester
  • Overall evaluation score
    • College = 92 %
    • Schools’ scores range from 91 % - 96 %
  • Faculty Evaluation
    • Schools’ scores range from 93 % - 97 %
    • A very big thank you to our contract faculty !
stakeholder feedback other general comments
Stakeholder Feedback: Other General Comments
  • Overall CBD was a great opportunity for faculty to have dedicated time to focus on projects and work with colleagues
  • Excellent opportunity to connect with other faculty to exchange best practices and plan improvements
  • CBD should be continued
  • Productive and rewarding initiative that was greatly appreciated by the vast majority of faculty
more information
More Information

2013 CBD Evaluation Summary available on the Academic section of the HR Website: