Student Course Evaluations
Every semester, students receive the opportunity to provide feedback on each of their courses by completing student course evaluations. These evaluations are one of the primary means by which faculty are assessed, and the feedback provided by students through this process is essential to the continued growth and success of the faculty, administrators, and the college as a whole.
CCA currently uses an online platform to distribute and collect student course evaluations. Paper forms are no longer available, and all course evaluations must be completed online. During the final weeks of each semester, students will receive an email from the Provost’s office with a personalized link to their online account, along with detailed instructions for how to access and submit their evaluations. Students will have access to their evaluations 24 hours a day through the end of the survey period. Once the deadline for completing the evaluations has ended, faculty and administrators receive an email with instructions on how to view the results, which become available only after grades are submitted.
Start and End Dates for Fall & Spring Semester Course Evaluations
2018-19 Academic Year:
Fall 2018 Course Evaluations:
Start date: Monday, November 18th, 2018 at 8:00am
End date: Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 11:59pm
Spring 2019 Course Evaluations:
Start date: Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 8:00am
End date: Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 11:59pm
2019-20 Academic Year:
Fall 2019 Course Evaluations:
Start date: Monday, November 25th, 2018 at 8:00am
End date: Friday, December 20th, 2018 at 11:59pm
Spring 2020 Course Evaluations:
Start date: Monday, April 20th, 2019 at 8:00am
End date: Friday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:59pm
Encouraging a High Rate of Response
It is important for faculty to engage and support students in the completion of student course evaluations. The college-wide expectation for the rate of response (i.e. submitted evaluations) for each course is 80% or higher. Faculty receive the highest response rates, and the most valuable feedback, when they take the following steps:
- Communicate to students the importance of the course evaluations to their teaching
- Review the activities and topics covered in the course and remind students of some of the learning opportunities provided
- Set aside ample time in class for students to complete the evaluations
Once the evaluation period is open for students, we request that faculty set aside at least 30 minutes of class time for students to complete their evaluations. During this time, students should be encouraged to use their laptops or visit the computer lab or library. Students can also access the online evaluation platform through their mobile devices if necessary.
If you have any questions about how to access your EvaluationKIT account to view your response rates and download completed course evaluations, please refer to the how-to documents below:
For any further questions regarding course evaluations, or the online course evaluation platform, please contact Faculty Records Coordinator Kate Pruitt.