UNC Asheville Faculty
Senate Information on Online Evaluation of Instruction
January 27, 2010
Links of Interest:
Website for Online Evaluation Info:
Online Course Evaluations:
website on CoursEval:
Powerpoint by Stanford University Registrar:
Powerpoint by BYU faculty:
Work with FWDC to identify concerns and suggested steps
Identify possible product vendors
Will develop a website with information for faculty
Time Saved: Packaging forms, Distribution, Scanning, Comment Typing,
Creation of Reports, Preparation of Reports to Faculty and Dept Chairs
probably the equivalent of one position. (40x50)=2000. Potentially 16,000
pieces of paper.
Quick results for faculty. Would allow results to influence planning for
the next semester.
Results displayed in a variety of ways more than just mean/median for each
Confidential. Faculty, Department Chair, Dean, Provost. Current practices
allow data/comments to be read by others.
Opportunity to add custom questions by faculty.
Some software products can categorize comment types and allow factor
analysis, i.e. responses by student major, level, etc.
general, a more detailed analysis of results.
One evaluation per student, per course. Available through OnePort.
Email reminders for non-responders. Some provide updates to faculty on
number of responders.
Response Rate: There are studies that have compared response rates and
response results for paper vs. online. Although response rates frequently
go down, the actual response results vary little.
opportunities to increase response rates. Examples: Delay viewing of
course grades for non-responders (Stanford, et al), university level
prize drawings, responders can see course summaries (for multiple
courses data on the course, not instructor)
Confidentiality as confidential or more so than paper.
Individual students able to provide multiple responses. Not possible all
software packages provide safeguards to eliminate this possibility.