End-of term course evaluations will open at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 1. Many on campus have had great success achieving a response rate above 70%, which is remarkably good for a survey like this. How do you encourage students to participate? What do you say or do that provides them with opportunities, reasons, or incentives to give you the constructive feedback you need to improve?
Beginning last spring semester, instructors were given the ability to add customized questions to end-of-term evaluations. Have you tried adding any questions? If not, why not? If so, please share questions that have resulted in good insight.
The next few weeks are the toughest in the academic year for students (and maybe for instructors too!). It’s been a long time since Labor and K-Day, and as the days get colder and darker, students struggle to stay motivated through to the break. What do you do as an instructor to shake things up or keep things interesting during this stretch? Share your favorite tips and techniques!