Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost will be holding “Open-Labs” for any faculty needing additional assistance with creating custom surveys and editing course information.
If you would like to attend one of these sessions please RSVP by clicking on the link below:
The New Course Feedback System EvaluationKIT
Why the new Teaching and Course Feedback form and online system?
As noted in the “Teaching Evaluation Task Force report, May 2015”, our current teaching evaluation instrument has been in place since the mid-1990’s and there have been concerns about validity (does the question accurately reflect what it’s intended to measure) and reliability (would the same results be collected if distributed at a different time?). Additionally, the costs of carrying out the current system (in paper, technology, and staff labor) are substantial and inconsistent with PLU’s commitment to sustainability. The new form was presented at the April 2016 Faculty Assembly, where it was discussed and approved for implementation beginning in summer, 2016.
Course Evaluation Process
Note: All course evaluation announcements/notifications will be communicated through e-mail. Each of the e-mails described in the process below will contain direct links to EvaluationKIT. Deans and Chairs can also access EvaluationKIT at any time by clicking on the EvaluationKIT login link located on this page.
Prior to Evaluation Period
- 2 Weeks Prior – “Pre-Survey Period” – During this 2 week period, Deans/Chairs and Instructors will be able to access EvaluationKIT and review their course information. Chairs and Instructors can add custom questions to their department or specific course(s) being evaluated. Additionally, Instructors can “manage courses” or view and edit the start/end date(s) and time(s) of their survey(s) if they are planning to administer their evaluation(s) during class time. Any of these changes/additions must be completed prior to the default survey start date(s) listed in their email.
IMPORTANT: Instructors are responsible for notifying the Provost Office if any of their course information is inaccurate or missing.
- Two days prior to the survey start date, Instructors will receive a “Pre-Survey Announcement” email notification letting them know that the survey will launch in 48 hours. This notification will include a “table of courses” listing each of their courses to be evaluated and the start/end dates for each survey.
During Evaluation Period
Instructors will receive a “Response Rate Notification” email every 2 days while their survey(s) is open.
Deans and Chairs will receive a “Survey Announcement/Response Rate” email with instructions on viewing response rates for their division/department.
After Evaluation Period Ends
Approximately 2 weeks after the evaluation period ends, Deans/Chairs and Instructors will receive a “Results Notification Email” letting them know that feedback results are available for review. The link provided in this communication will give them access to their EvaluationKIT Dashboard and their reports. Please note that feedback will be available after ALL final grades have been submitted to the Registrar’s Office for a given semester.