The process of providing a genuine opinion about the course structure, learning methodologies, instructors, assessments, and other course-related questions is termed as course evaluation. Universities prefer to have a course evaluation at the end of the semester from the students, which can help them in making appropriate changes according to the feedback. It helps faculty to improvise on weak areas of teaching. Course evaluation is conducted in almost all universities, but it is not mandatory. Students are often least concerned about filling out a course evaluation sheet, and hence utmost care must be taken while preparing so that maximum students can enroll in the same.
This article covers templates, examples, samples, and descriptive information on the course evaluation for learning.
This file is a twenty-three-page informative report titled Best Practices in Using Aggregate Course Evaluation Data and is published by Hanover Research. An examination of the use of course evaluation data in institutions of higher education is included in the report. It touches upon the issues of administration, interpretation, practice of instructions, reporting, and research. It is divided into two sections viz. Administration of course evaluation and using course evaluation data for ease of understanding.
The above file is an example of a three-page Course Evaluation Request published by the Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Science. It allows participants to select the course they want to evaluate and include a list of topics covered in the course. Basic information about the participant has to be included in such forms. It also includes instructions regarding the evaluation request for making the process easier. Such forms are rolled out by different universities according to their policies.
Student opinion is an asset for a university as it helps in assessing and improving the quality of teaching. Such forms also help management in deciding the reappointment, promotion, and tenure of a respective faculty. These are anonymous forms, and no one ever knows the student’s identity. This file is an example of a course evaluation form issued by Pomona College. It is divided into three sections i.e., self-evaluation, faculty evaluation, and summary.
The academic affairs of Columbia College Chicago have published this eighteen-page informative report titled Online Course Evaluation Literature Review and Findings. It includes a detailed description of three topics viz. summary of scholarly research on a student course evaluation, additional reading: an annotated bibliography, and recommendations for improving response rates. It is available for download in PDF format for learning purpose.
This file is a unique course evaluation worksheet which is used to determine if an individual meets the educational requirements to appear for the CPA examination. It can be considered as a sheet for self-evaluation. The general requirements for the proposed examination are divided into three sections viz. general college coursework, degree, and courses. The sheet can be downloaded in PDF format for reference.
This file is a thirty-four-page comprehensive report on the student course evaluation instrument. The report includes recommendations for improvements in students rating data by introducing a new feedback form. The report also advocates for a learning-centered instrument where students are emphasized to reflect on their own learning for framing feedback on the course. The file can be explored for learning and understanding purpose.
The journal of interactive online learning has published this research paper titled Online Vs. Traditional Course Evaluation Formats: Student Perceptions. The study evaluates the confusion on offering a course evaluation form in electronic format or in traditional scam sheet format from the students’ viewpoint that helps in identifying concerns, preferences, opposition and support for each format.
A course evaluation form can be a nightmare for professors who are inefficient in teaching. It maintains a constant pressure to teach the students with the best methodology and in an efficient manner. This file is an example of a teacher & course evaluation form published by the National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. It is a two-page form which can capture rating about different questions from students in the range of 1-10.
The above file is a four-page course evaluation checklist sample published by the Canvas. It is created with the purpose of elevating the quality of courses at the Canvas. The legend includes three different stars for ratings which indicate expected performance, best practice, and exemplary performance respectively. Course information, course content, assessment of students learning, and course accessibility are the four main evaluation topics of this sample.
Course evaluation in universities is now conducted in an electronic format i.e. online one the web. It becomes difficult for fresher students to understand the significance of this form and about the methods of submitting it. Hence universities publish a sheet of frequently asked questions for the students which contain all the details about the evaluation form along with its importance. This file is a similar Course Evaluation FAQs for students for reference and understanding.
This file is a nineteen-page winter 2017 course evaluation template available for download in PDF format. Evaluations in the file were administered online for classroom-based courses. Technical administrations of the evaluations were also carried out by the Integrated Planning and Effectiveness (IPE) board members. One can download this file for learning as it can help in formulating a similar template.
The above document is a six-page PDF file which includes the comments taken from course evaluations between fall 2009 and fall 2010. The most relevant comments from subjects & topics like education technology, the foundation of education, class management, instructions, and others are captured in the file. Such documents present overall feedback about an instructor and the methodologies applied for teaching by him/her.
This file is a six-page editable course evaluation questionnaire template available for download free of cost. One can download this file and modify the questions easily without changing the standard format of evaluation. Sufficient space has been provided at the end of the file for adding personal comments if any evaluation factor has been missed out in the sheet.
The Cornell Outdoor Education has published this editable class evaluation form in .doc format. It is a systematically organized document designed meticulously so that students can fill up the form in minimum time. It includes only nine questions and is followed by evaluation instructions.