Teaching Handbook

Student Feedback

WWU Course Evaluations | Using Student Evaluations | Non-traditional Feedback | Mid-quarter Evaluations

WWU Course Evaluations

  • Course Evaluations, WWU Registrar's Office facilitates both in-class and online course evaluations and posts results (with permission) online.

Student Evaluations

  • Analyzing Student End of Course Written Comments, The Scholarly Teacher. Helpful tips on how to approach reading student evaluations at the end of the quarter. Included are some discussion questions to jog your thought process.
  • Early Course Evaluation, Center for Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University. Three different types of surveys that can be implemented with ease early in the quarter to get a general idea of how students feel about your course.
  • Making Sense of Student Evaluations, Greg Reihman, Lehigh University. Eight suggestions for professors for how to approach student evaluations in a way that makes them more effective overall, and what key ideas to try to take away from them.
  • Sample Evaluation Questions and Topics, Learning Design and Technology, Michigan State University. Over 100 potential questions to ask students for formative feedback, all broken up in over a dozen distinct categories ranging from 'office hours' to 'course materials.'
  • Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness, Penn State University. List of 177 items to choose from in building a student feedback form.

Non-traditional Feedback

Mid-quarter Evaluations

  • Incorporating Midterm Course Evaluations, The Teaching Center, Washington University in St. Louis. Breaks evaluations into a three-step process (designing, administering, and responding) and has details on how to best complete each one. Includes sample evaluations for both lecture and seminar-style classes.
  • Midterm Formative Assessments & Surveys, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield. A video from Iowa state that gives a good overview of the importance of evaluations, and the key differences between formative and
    summative assessments.

See also: Formative Assessment