Tag Archives: course evaluations

Students: We need your feedback!

23 Apr

You’ll receive notice of  online feedback forms soon for your courses, from April 22 – May 5. Results will be released to faculty May 22.  Most Honors students take the time to give serious feedback on these online forms. 

Why?  Because student feedback is a vital part of the evaluation process for courses and for faculty.  It’s true!  While your responses are anonymous, and results aren’t even seen by faculty until after graduation, your feedback is extremely important in making sure that all students get the best experience possible.

The feedback surveys only take a few minutes of your time — and doing them online let’s us save a lot of paper!  And pencils.  Nobody ever worries about saving pencils but they matter too.  Help us save paper and pencils by completing yours online as soon as you get it!

Online Evaluations: Good For Doing!

28 Nov

Last year we piloted online course evaluations with a few HONR sections.  You guys were great!  A really high response rate gave us hope that we can finally abandon the paper, pencils, and endless little bubbles.

This year, all Honors classes have their course evaluations online. That means that instead of having your class time interrupted, you’ll be able to fill out your evaluation whenever it’s convenient for you.

Course evaluations are extremely important to us! Faculty do read the responses (after grades are posted, though your identity always remains anonymous) and they use that information to make their classes better.

Even if you didn’t have particularly strong feelings about the course, if you don’t register your middle-of-the-road-nothing-crazy sentiments, the online evaluations will end up skewed toward the extremes of “OMG HORRIBLE CLASS I CAN’T BELIEVE WE HAD TO READ” and “I WISH I COULD TAKE THIS CLASS 5 TIMES A SEMESTER!  WE DISCOVERED 3 NEW PLANETS AND SOLVED ALL QUESTIONS OF EPISTEMOLOGY.”  All responses are important!  Don’t let yours get missed.

By going online and completing the evaluation for your courses, you’ll be helping in another way too. We really don’t want to go back to the paper and pencil method — but if response rates are really low for online evaluations, we’ll have to.  If you won’t do it for us, and you won’t do it for your professors, and you won’t do it for your classmates and the students who come after you, then please, at least do it for the trees. Evaluation form trees take a long time to replenish — do you know how long it takes to grow a tree that produces little lettered circles in its wood? A long time.

So when you get that email from the robot system that registers your opinions, and your professor sends you that nagging email, please click the link and fill out the evaluation.

Freshmen Small Groups Round III

10 Nov

It’s Round III of the Freshmen Small Groups!  These are the last sessions of the semester, with only a couple planned for the Spring, so you don’t want to miss it! If you still haven’t

We’ll be discussing:

  • Registration review
  • Finals
  • Course evaluations
  • Research opportunities
  • Upcoming Honors events
  • Learning styles assessment

Before you come, make sure to complete this learning style assessment and print out your results.

As always, you can register online for the most convenient time.  But do it now, you busy, busy people, because spots always fill up quickly.

Small Groups will meet next week of November 14th – specific days and times are available at the online registration page.  Sign up now!

Freshmen Small Groups Round III

31 Oct

We’ve got two full weeks of walk-in advising ahead of us, but it’s already time to start looking ahead and planning out the rest of the semester (and finding out about awesome events and opportunities in the UHP).

That’s right, it’s Round III of the Freshmen Small Groups!  These are the last sessions of the semester, with only a couple planned for the Spring, so you don’t want to miss it!

We’ll be discussing:

  • Registration review
  • Finals
  • Course evaluations
  • Research opportunities
  • Upcoming Honors events
  • Learning styles assessment

Before you come, make sure to complete this learning style assessment and print out your results.

As always, you can register online for the most convenient time.  But do it now, you busy, busy people, because spots always fill up quickly.

Small Groups will meet during the week of November 14th – specific days and times are available at the online registration page.  Sign up now!