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BSU Course Evaluations

Every semester the Center makes available Mid-term and End of Semester evaluation forms designed to provide confidential feedback to faculty. The Best Practices in Using Teaching Evaluation Techniques provides instructions for using the End of Semester form.

Computer Scored Course Evaluations

All course evaluations, including the CPD End of Semester evaluation form, department specified forms, and forms developed by the instructor to evaluate a particular course, can be scored by Information Technology Services.  

As described in the Best Practices instructions, it is best to arrange to have someone else (a student worker or colleague) conduct the class evaluations while the instructor is absent from the room. If written comments are requested, provide students with a separate sheet of paper and open-ended questions and arrange to have the comments transcribed by your department's administrative services during the winter or summer break.

During the week before you plan to administer the evaluations, contact Information Technology Services at scanresults@bemidjistate.edu  to obtain the Scantron sheets (pink bubble sheets). They will need to know the six digit COURSE ID of your class. Students are instructed to answer the questions on the Scantron sheets. To protect their privacy, students do not put their names on the sheets. The Scantron sheets then need to be dropped off in Deputy 207 with the Course ID, the number of questions asked, and the instructor's name. After the last day to submit grades for the semester, the results will be emailed to the instructor as an excel file after the completed forms have been scanned, and you may then pick up the completed forms in Deputy 207.

Other Course Evaluation Instruments

Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG)

This website provides faculty with tools to develop their own assessment instrument that is built around student learning gains. The SALG approach requests that students assess and report on their own learning and the degree to which aspects of the course (such as assignments and other learning opportunities) contribute to their learning.

http://www.salgsite.org/