Online course evaluations are processed through the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment using SmartEvals, and will be administered for the first time in the spring of 2015. The WLU Faculty Senate revised Policy No. 215 Course Evaluation along with the evaluation core questions to accommodate the transition to an online delivery method. The revised documents are officially approved by Faculty Senate on February 17, 2015.
SmartEvals provides improved reporting capabilities for faculty and administration. For example faculty can create as many as 6 additional course specific questions for any/all of their classes, and departments and programs have the same opportunity to collect program specific data. Evaluations for online Distance Education are integrated into the SmartEvals platform and the Distance Education survey includes a set of 5 additional questions.
Students receive email notification when the survey collection begins, and they can complete the surveys using a smart phone, laptop, computer, etc.
Per Institution policy, faculty do not receive any survey results or reports until after grades have been submitted to the Registrar’s Office.