Guest Blogger: Brenda Snider
I have just finished a class on analysis and design, which has sparked my interest. As a professor, you are evaluating each student’s performance. I think it would be beneficial if the students learned to evaluate their own performance in addition to the professor’s evaluation.
After each of my classes, we have to complete an evaluation form. In my opinion, there should be two class evaluations, one in the middle of the course and one at the end. If you complete an evaluation in the middle (or a few weeks in) of the course, you may gain an understanding of how the students are feeling about the course. You could include questions such as “Do you think you are gaining a complete understanding of the material?” “Do you need assistance/tutoring in any area?” “Are the class presentations interesting enough to keep your attention?”
The survey can be developed and completed online at Survey Monkey (www.surveymonkey.com). The results will be tabulated for you without much effort on your part.
Are professors here at Lincoln doing class evaluations in the middle of the course? Do you think this would be beneficial? What other questions would you include in an evaluation to pique student interest in the class?