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Phone: 646-660-6500

Fax: 646-660-6501

 

Email:

provost.office@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Mailing Address:

Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585

 

Walk-In Address:

Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive



Monday, May 7, 2018

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

Dear Colleagues,

The Student Course and Faculty Evaluation period for most of the college's Spring 2018 courses is already under way, and runs until 11:59PM (EDT) on May 16.

Over the last few semesters, we've averaged over 50% student participation in the evaluation process. This is considerably higher than the reported national average for on-line evaluations, but we'd like to do better.

Consider asking your students to complete the evaluations in class using smart phones or laptops — obviously, this implies letting them know in advance; note too that some students do not have access to these.

The attached QR Code (Quick Response Code) takes students directly to the evaluation website using "smart" mobile devices: you can make copies of it for your students. It also appears on flyers/banners throughout the campus

Please note that during the evaluation period instructors can monitor how many of your students have participated (but not which students have participated, nor any results) in real-time by signing in to your myEvalCenter at https://baruch.cuny.edu/evals or via the Student Course and Faculty Evaluation Response Rate Update emails that are sent periodically throughout the evaluation period.

Please try to set aside a few minutes during an upcoming class to speak with your students about the evaluation process. Here are some things you might mention:

  • the evaluation period runs May 3 through May 16;
  • responses to the survey are completely confidential and that instructors will see results only after grades are released;
  • you (and other instructors) actually use feedback from past course evaluations (For example: "Last semester the evaluations said I should make better use of the course website, and that is why this year I have been posting notes on-line.");
  • students will receive (or already have received) emails addressed to their Baruch email accounts with directions for completing the evaluation surveys;
  • students can see the results (many do not know this!) at https://baruch.cuny.edu/evals once they have been posted (under "Evaluation Results & Reports" section.

If you would like your students to complete the evaluations during class time, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Let your students know in advance that this is your plan and advise them that if they would like to participate during class time they should bring their smart phones or laptops that day.
  2. They can use a web browser on their smart devices or laptops to go to the login page that is indicated in the evaluation email they received on their Baruch accounts.
  3. Alternatively, your students can go to https://baruch.cuny.edu/evals to login and complete their course evaluations. You might write the address on the board or distribute copies of the flyer. (Using the login page that they were sent via email will save a step or two.)
  4. The students' login information is the same username and password they use for accessing campus computers and Wi-Fi.

If you are administering the evaluations in class, you must step outside the classroom for the designated period (roughly 15 minutes). Doing this during the last 15 minutes of class invites students to leave early; doing this at the beginning may leave out latecomers. The best practice is to set aside 15 minutes within the class session, making it clear that you intend to continue with the lesson after the break.

Questions:
Answers to many questions can be found in the Quick Guides on the Evaluation website or by using the Your Input Matters! Support Tool, Baruch College's Online Student Course and Faculty Evaluation Support System (https://baruch.cuny.edu/evaluation_support).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gary Hotko in the Office of Testing and Evaluation at (646) 312-4308 or by email (faculty.evaluation@baruch.cuny.edu).

Thank you for your help!

 

Dennis Slavin

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)

Dennis.Slavin@baruch.cuny.edu

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/teaching_learning.htm