Complete all your course evaluations online by Nov 20 & see your grades early & wind iPads, gift cards & scholarships!

Students!

  • access course evaluations through Nov 20 here: http://wku.evaluationkit.com
  • more info: online course evaluations website
  • if you complete all your course evaluations, you will:
  • 1. have access to fall semester grades as soon as they are entered into TopNet beginning Dec 3 (vs. Dec 19)
  • 2. be entered into a Dec 3 drawing that includes 3 iPads, 10 book scholarships worth $250 & 40 WKU Store gift cards worth $25

WKU moves to online course evaluations

WKU is saving 150,000 sheets of paper and 12,000 envelopes by moving course evaluations online.

Tuesdi Helbig, director of the Office of Institutional Research, said the move to online evaluations started with the University Senate. Following the Provost’s approval of the Senate’s recommendation in May, WKU created a pilot project to begin fall 2012.

Course evaluations give students the opportunity to provide faculty with feedback on their teaching effectiveness. The information, which is anonymous and goes to the faculty member and department head, is also used in the annual evaluation and tenure and promotion process, Helbig said.

In the past, students completed paper evaluations that were then transcribed, scanned and compiled, meaning the information wasn’t available to faculty until February.

“This will help save a lot of time, effort and paper,” she said, adding reports will be available to faculty and department heads on Jan. 4.

The information obtained through the evaluations is important to assuring and improving faculty effectiveness in the classroom, she said, so several incentives have been built into the process.

Students who complete all of their course evaluations will have access to fall semester grades as soon as they are entered into TopNet beginning Dec. 3, while others will have access beginning Dec. 19. They will also be entered into a Dec. 3 drawing that includes three iPads, 10 book scholarships worth $250 and 40 WKU Store gift cards worth $25.

Students can access the evaluations through Nov. 20 by going to wku.evaluationkit.com and logging on with their WKU NetIDs and passwords.

“Faculty can also check their response rates online,” Helbig said. “They can’t see who has filled them out, but they can see how many have completed them.”

More information is available from the online course evaluation website.

Contact: Tuesdi Helbig, (270) 745-3250.

(Source: WKU News, Nov 7, 2012)

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