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1 FACULTY COURSE EVALUATIONS Online versus Paper IT Center Administration

2 Overview of Online Pros and Cons Pros Doesnt use class time More time for evaluating More, deeper comments due to time, typing ease, anonymity Protected from tampering and loss Convenient if integrated with D2L, with automated reminders Green, with associated savings on paper forms Lower cost to administer Access to data, faster turnaround Cons Lower participation rate Inconvenient for students in non-D2L classes IT Center Administration

3 Online Participation Rate Numerous studies indicate lower participation does not materially change results: McGill UniversityUniversity of Minnesota Brigham Young UniversityTexas Tech University Cornell UniversityUniversity of North Carolina CSU, NorthridgeFarleigh Dickinson University Murdoch UniversityGeorgia State University Marquette UniversityDrexel University (See FAQs, McGill University and Krajewskis annotated bibliography, Augsburg College) IT Center Administration

4 Response Rates at MSU Online Requested Online Submitted Paper Requested Paper Submitted Spring 091, ,17829,383 Response Rate42%68% Summer 091, ,5572,462 Response Rate34%54% Fall 098,9753,35543,60328,065 Response Rate37%64% IT Center Administration Using or Have Used Online Evals at MSU: AgEd, Art, Arch, CoB, CS, Educ, Engl, EU, Hist, HHD, Math, Nursing, Poli Sci, Plant Sciences, Sociology, Film/Photo

5 Improving Participation Rates Columbia University achieves response rates of 85% or more using intensive marketing and incentives (See Online Course Evaluation literature review, NJIT Faculty Council) Schools investigating improving response rates Yale LawNorthern Arizona State Northwestern LawUniversity of Denver Sturm Duke Law (See Krajewskis annotated bibliography, Augsburg College) IT Center Administration

6 Works Cited FAQs about Response Rates and Bias in Online Course Evaluations, Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University, July 2009, retrieved November (http://www.mcgill.ca/files/tls/ResponseRatesandBiasOnlineCourseEvaluationsJuly09.pdf) Krajewski, Scott, annotated bibliography, Augsburg College, 2005, retrieved November (http://web.augsburg.edu/~krajewsk/evals/annotated-biblio.pdf) On-line Course Evaluation, literature review by NJIT Faculty Council, October 2008, retrieved November, (http://www.njit.edu/about/pdf/online-student-evaluation-supportingmaterial pdf) IT Center Administration


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