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How do Course Evaluations Work?


By Adelisa Badzic ’24, Staff Writer and Digital Producer

It is that time of the semester again when course evaluations are recommended to do by students.

Institutional Reporting and Academic Projects Coordinator Kristin Anderson, spoke a little bit about how they work and what happens after the evaluations take place. It is 100% optional to take the course evaluations, but it is recommended so the college can ensure students are in good hands with learning. 

Who can see the results of the evaluations?

“The faculty member, the department chair, the dean, and the provost, can all see the results of these evaluations.

 Course evaluations are anonymous, we only receive the mean of how many disagree, and agree there are. No names are involved.”

Are students’ voices heard?

“The department chair should follow up with professors if there is a concern within classes and professors.”

Course evaluations have been around for a long time now and Fisher does take pride in them. Course evaluations switched from a paper format to online in 2014. Before switching online they went through a scantron and collected the data that was given. 

“I think it is really important that students take these evaluations. Because if only two people out of a 20-person class only responded, how good is that information really? The more students that answer the evaluations, the better the data comes back and can be used as well as trusted.”

To take your evaluations, simply log into your Blackboard account and this message should pop up. 

Screenshot by Adelisa Badzic ’24


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