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Student ratings of instruction are an important element for understanding how students perceive their educational career at FHSU. It is important that the evaluations be administered as uniformly as possible throughout the University and that valid data is collected, especially regarding the instructional skills of the professor and the academic quality of the course. Your input is vital to the continued success and ongoing improvement of the courses at FHSU.
Have a question about the new online evaluation system? Read the instructions and FAQ
below. For questions not covered by this page,
contact the Learning Commons.
The online system is easy to use:
Repeat until all your surveys are complete.This year you can win an iPad or iPod for participating! Go to fhsu.edu/makeitbetter for more information!
Unless a student self-identifies in written comments there is NO WAY to identify the student to the response they make in the survey system. One advantage to a third party is ensuring anonymity for respondents is assured.
Logging into the system allows verification that respondents have taken, partially taken, or not taken some or all assigned surveys. Again, answers to survey questions are completely separate from this verification.
Results of the surveys will not be made available to faculty or administration until at least one day after final grades have been submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Although online evaluations will be conducted on most FHSU courses, some will not be surveyed. Contact the CTC HelpDesk to find out if your missing course is being surveyed and has been accidentally omitted from your list.
Unfortunately, no. While each person’s voice is important to accommodate this request the entire survey must be re-administered which is not feasible. Hopefully, the three weeks prior to finals week in which the survey is open will be sufficient for the vast majority of students to participate in the evaluations.
How the online surveys are administered including when they open, close and when the data is available is set in the Student Affairs policies of the Faculty Handbook which can be found here: http://www.fhsu.edu/academic/provost/handbook/ch_7_evaluations_faculty/
Faculty use the data collected on the student ratings of instruction to make adjustments in their approach to the course from one semester to the next. Administration can use this same data to help understand how students perceive their learning experience at FHSU.
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