What do you think?
By Seth Duncan
Mar 1 2012
Rogue Community College students will be able to evaluate instructors anonymously online starting in March.
During fall term RCC tested out a new online instructor evaluation system called What Do You Think? Students taking massage courses were able to fill out course evaluations online as a replacement to the scantron forms that have been used on the past.
The system will make course evaluation available to all students, for each course, every term, according to Chelsea Kelsey-Hamilton, assistant to Kirk Gibson, dean of instruction and transfer studies.
The course evaluation process is designed to give faculty members a complete, accurate, and confidential information about their courses. Thoughtful and constructive comments will help to improve the courses at RCC. This may positively impact the experiences of future students in this course, according to Kelsey-Hamilton.
Anonymity may be a concern of students when filling out instructor evaluations.Online course evaluation has been designed so that no one’s identity can be tracked. This is an important principle of the process: your evaluation is confidential and anonymous Kelsey-Hamilton said.
The system is hosted by a third party, CollegeNet, a trusted educational IT partner.The system is designed to separate the evaluations from class time as well. By evaluating courses online, class time is no longer wasted according to Kelsey-Hamilton.
Faculty members, and their supervisors, as appropriate, are able to view their results of the evaluations only after the evaluation period has ended and after submitting final grades for the course.
By using the new evaluation system you can:
•Evaluate courses only you are enrolled in
•Complete evaluations anytime
•Save evaluations in progress and return to complete them later
•Receive emails when evaluation periods open and close
“I feel the greatest benefit of the new on-line evaluation, is that we no longer administer the evaluation during class time; therefore students don’t lose a whole class session!” said Kelsey-Hamilton.
The link to access “What do you think?” can be found on the My Rogue page of RCC’s website and will become active on March 9.
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