This semester, the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is working to transition the responsibility for the surveys to the newly formed Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE). The TLC will also assist the OIE in transitioning the student-ratings surveys out of Sakai, a learning management system, and into TK20, an institutional assessment system.
The transition period will conclude in May, and, moving forward, the OIE will be responsible for the dissemination of student-ratings surveys, survey instructions and alerts, and survey reporting. In the interim, the TLC is providing the following information for CSC faculty and staff:
The only thing that is changing about the student-ratings surveys this (spring) semester is the platform that is being used (TK20 instead of Sakai) and the academic affairs’ unit that bears responsibility for the student-ratings surveys (OIE instead of TLC).
Survey Rollout Windows
The TLC and OIE will roll out the student-ratings surveys according to the dates listed in the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar:
- 1st 8-Week Courses (F2F and Online): Start 2/21/16, End 2/2816
- Online 16-Week Courses: Start 4/11/16, End 4/18/16
- F2F 16-Week Courses: Start 3/13/16, End 5/1/16
- 2nd 8-Week Courses (F2F and Online): Start 4/24/16 to 5/1/16
Instructions for Students
Students will receive emails (and email reminders) about the surveys, which are handled automatically by TK20. Prompts about the survey timeframes and links to TK20 will be featured in Sakai.
Instructions for Faculty
Faculty will also receive emails (and email reminders) about the surveys. Survey results will be available for faculty to review in TK20 after course grades have been submitted. Faculty who are unfamiliar with TK20 should review the step-by-step instructions on accessing student-ratings results.
Faculty who are interested in improving their student-ratings response rates are welcome to adopt and/or adapt the Course Reflection Assignment provided and endorsed by the TLC.