Recently, Case Western Reserve University (like most others institutions) migrated course evaluations and the associated data collection to the web. Evaluations are no longer collected with paper and pencil and in class.
Weatherhead School of Management has been collecting evaluations using both online and paper forms. Evidence collected from one department suggests that the method of administration systematically changes the outcomes.
Tim Fogarty, professor of accountancy at Weatherhead School of Management, has been looking at this data. At the next UCITE session, he will share his findings and speculate about the consequences.
If time permits, the session also will address what strategies might be adopted to increase the response rates and what might be done to improve on the questions being asked to provide more useful feedback to both the instructor and those using the survey results to evaluate the instructor.
That discussion will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library building (use the Adelbert Road doors).
Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.