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
2019-20 Academic Year:
Fall 2019 Course Evaluations:
Start date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 7:00am
End date: Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 11:00am
Spring 2020 Course Evaluations:
Start date: Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 7:00am
End date: Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 11:00am
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 would like to view a blank version of the CCA student course evaluation survey, please click the link below:
How To Login & View Course Evaluations in EvaluationKIT
Logging In To EvaluationKIT
The Academic Affairs office sends multiple emails to faculty and students during the course evaluation period at the end of every semester, alerting them to important deadlines regarding the course evaluation period. Every one of these emails to faculty contains a personalized login link. When you click on this login link, it will take your directly to your EvaluationKIT dashboard.
If you have lost or deleted all of the emails we have sent regarding student course evaluations, you can still login into EvaluationKIT at any time. To do this, you will need to create a new password for your account:
- Type cca.evaluationkit.com into your web browser.
- Click the text that says “Forgot Your Password?”, located under the login entry fields.
- A box will pop-up asking for your Username. Type your CCA Username* into the entry field, and click “Send Password”.
- EvaluationKIT will send an email to your CCA email account which contains a link. Click the link in the email and it will take you to a page where you can reset your password.
- Once your password is reset, you will be able to login into EvaluationKIT at anytime using your username (same as your CCA username) and the password you’ve just created.
We recommend saving the login information you've just created and bookmarking the EvaluationKIT homepage, so you can easily access it at any time.
Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions for Using EvaluationKIT
For step-by-step instructions on how to access your EvaluationKIT account, view your response rates, and download completed course evaluations, please refer to the documents below:
For any further questions regarding course evaluations, or the online course evaluation platform, please contact Faculty Records Coordinator Kate Pruitt.