At most universities, student ratings of courses are required. This is due to a variety of reasons. Gathering evidence on teaching helps departments make informed decisions related to tenure, retention and promotion. Requesting student to complete evaluation forms sends the message that effective teachers are a clear focus.
Evaluation Forms for Improved Performance
The most important function of evaluation forms is to provide the instructor with feedback that can be used to directly improve performance. Instructors can refine their methods to provide students with better learning experiences. Therefore, evaluations play a positive role in enhancing the climate of teaching and learning.
While evaluations show instructors what they are doing right and wrong, actually making the necessary changes can be difficult. Many instructors do not know exactly how to revise their methods to improve learning. Additionally, it can be confusing when attempting to reconcile contradictory statements or weigh comments in relation to scaled criteria. Click here for website with free evaluation forms
The best way to implement student feedback is through consultation with colleagues. A secondary opinion can be extremely useful when interpreting open ended or opposing viewpoints. For evaluations to lead to change, instructors must reflect on their goals and beliefs related to the course. Reflection on subject matter and learning processes is necessary when attempting to make improvements with feedback from evaluation forms.
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i got my phd results…
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i passed! so i gave myself a new haircut to celebrate new beginnings… (and to keep up the tradition i started when i finished my undergrad)
maybe i should go all the way?
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Bartram was the University Day distinguished speaker this year (2012) in honor of UNC’s Water Institute, which you can read about here:
The institute seeks to increase awareness of the critical importance of fresh water to human health in all parts of our world. Bartram was a wonderful and inspiring speaker.
Turn off that tap!!
Conserve, even if you "don’t have to pay for it". My water, for example, comes from a well and is "free". But no water is really free, and it behooves each of us to do our part to conserve that which exists on earth.
To my British friends: Dr. Bartram comes to us from good old England, Surrey, mainly. It was a big step, he says, but he’s happy in Chapel Hill!
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