course evaluations

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 12:45

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching and it will soon be time to have students complete course evaluations. I don't find that my department's evaluations give me the most meaningful feedback and am going to have my students complete a second evaluation. In the past, I've used the SALG (student assessment of learning gains) to augment the course evaluations, but was wondering if VIPEr users had any other recommendations - either good models or literature on developing good evaluations.

Thanks in advance. And happy semester! 


Developing Rubrics

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 10:29

Several IONiC members were meeting at Smith College and the topic of rubrics came up. I'm always looking for better ways to evaluate student work. Scott Williams mentioned that he had rubric for grading posters and Adam Johnson said he had one for grading student theses. I have an oral presentation from (that I'm in the process of revising). I was hoping that people would be willing to share their rubrics so that we have good starting places from which to work.

Please consider by sharing your rubrics, your thoughts on developing them, etc.