Augsburg University provides students the opportunity to provide feedback on their perceptions of course experiences. There are 18 questions asking about the structure of the course, items specific to this course, comparing this course to others, and items about class time. The past form was longer (29 questions) and focused on several areas – instructor, course, materials. Research has shown that forms with multiple targets are less useful. The form was revised by a working group in 2017-2018 and approved by the faculty in 2018.
Sample of current form (2018 – )
Sample of the past form (2005-2017)
- University course surveys are delivered online to all courses having 3 or more students with some exceptions.
- All courses are surveyed every term. Surveys are generally opened 2 weeks before the end of the course and remain open during finals week. The total time available is close to 2.5 weeks.
- All course surveys are anonymous.
- All course surveys are voluntary.
- Results are available online to faculty after the grade submittal deadline has passed.
- It is recommended that faculty set aside 5-10 minutes of class time for students to fill out the surveys following the protocol below
- let the students know ahead of time so a device (phone, computer, etc) can be brought to class
- leave the room during the 5-10 minutes
- affirm that the surveys are voluntary and anonymous
- reinforce the value of the information provided to both you and to your department chair
Other Opportunities For Feedback
- Mid-Course Surveys
- Departmental Surveys
Help and Information
- Help for faculty with viewing results
- Help for faculty using the Survey Intelligence Report (comparison across years)
- Sample faculty report
- Response rates
For detailed information on viewing and interpreting course surveys, visit the Course Evaluations section of the Knowledge Base
- Papers and Research
- Annotated Bibliography of Online Course Evaluations
- Student Evaluation of Courses: Kicking and Screaming into the 21st Century (paper on fall 2004 pilot)
- From Pencils to Pixels: Course Evaluations Go from Online Pilot to Production (presentation given in fall 2006)
- Documents and Communications