Beginning in 2013, all SMC academic programs will begin the transition from paper to online course evaluation.
This transition will begin with the Schools of Science and Education. During Spring 2013, the online course evaluation system will be introduced to programs in these two schools. In Fall 2013, the system will be introduced to the Schools of Liberal Arts and Economics and Business Administration. The implementation plan for the online course evaluation system, which includes this timeline, can be found here [PDF].
It is typical for response rates to initially drop as a result of moving from paper to online administration of course evaluations. And it will take time to discover the best ways to ensure a high response rate at SMC. For now, faculty are encouraged to try these strategies for increasing response [PDF] and to send feedback after trying them.
Please contact Chris Procello with any questions about the online course evaluation system. Faculty may also contact the following in their school about the course evaluation system: Colleen Keirn (Education), Roy Wensley (Science), Shawny Anderson (Liberal Arts), and Tomas Gomez (Economics & Business Administration).