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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations (Course Feedback Forms)

Student feedback can provide valuable insight about the student experience that contributes to effective teaching and learning. WSU is moving to the eXplorance Blue system, with the university-wide transition planned by spring 2017.

For information, see:

 

Who Do I Contact About Course Evaluations (Course Feedback Forms) at WSU?

College Course Evaluation Coordinators

At WSU, colleges determine the feedback form for the courses they offer, the dates it is available, and other logistics. Instructors should contact their department or their college coordinator with questions about how course feedback forms will be delivered in their classes. See College Course Evaluation Coordinators.

Enterprise Systems Group (ESG)

Contact esg.blue@wsu.edu for all technical planning, implementation, help, training and questions about using Blue, including:

  • Setting up a course evaluation in your college
  • Generating reports from course evaluations in Blue
  • Checking response rates on live course evaluations
  • Faculty, staff and student help and customer support
  • Training for your college’s course evaluation coordinator
  • General training on use of Blue or education about Blue features for faculty, students, staff
  • Rollout over time of new features

 

Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL)

Contact atl@wsu.edu for consultation on course evaluation questions, policies, and interpretation of results and reports, including:

  • Orienting faculty to Blue
  • Designing or refining course evaluation question sets in your college
  • Interpreting results
  • Developing design of reports for instructors, chairs, and programs
  • Developing college-level policies and protocols
  • Using some results as part of program-level assessment (of curricular effectiveness, student engagement, etc.)
  • Analyzing response rates

 

Transitioning into Blue

Academic Year 2016-17

  • New colleges will continue to move into Blue, with the university-wide transition planned by spring 2017
    • Instructors: Please contact your college or department if you have questions about whether your course evaluation will be in the new system.
  • Most courses in these colleges/programs will use Blue:
    • College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Honors College, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Murrow College of Communication, Carson College of Business, College of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Anthropology, Asia Studies, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Culture, History, Humanities, Math and Statistics, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs.
    • Online courses offered through Global Campus will also continue to use the new system.

Academic Year 2015-16

Roughly two-thirds of WSU’s classes used the online system, Blue

  • Most courses in these colleges/programs used Blue:
    • College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Honors College, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Murrow College of Communication, and College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Chemistry, History, Math, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and Psychology.
    • Online courses offered through Global Campus also continued to use the new system.

Academic Year 2014-15

50% of WSU courses moved into the new online system, Blue

  • Most courses in these colleges/programs used the new online course evaluation system:
    • College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Honors College, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Chemistry, Roots of Contemporary Issues, and a few groups that previously used Skylight for course evaluations.
    • Online courses offered through Global Campus also used the new system.
  • Most courses in these colleges continued to use scantron or paper course evaluations: 
    • College of Arts and Sciences, Carson College of Business, College of Education, Murrow College of Communication, and most courses offered in Vancouver and Tri-Cities (this represents about half of the courses offered at WSU).
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