Clarification on LTS' Role in Course Evaluation Support
The following message from Craig Mey can be used by LTS Staff when addressing inquiries related to our helping create course evaluations.
Dear Faculty Member,
I am very disappointed with the inability to act proactively on a course evaluation alternative. The need to respond to the issue was brought up over 2 years ago. It was known at that time the mainframe would eventually be decommissioned and a course evaluation alternative was needed. In an attempt to be proactive, Associate Deans were consulted and were unable to come to a consensus.
A CETL learning community studied best practices in course evaluation. The committee did not feel it was appropriate for them to make any recommendations, but rather to provide the results of the study.
LTS provides a service to assist with course evaluations when in production but LTS is not in a position to decide on a course evaluation instrument or develop custom evaluations for depts.
Feel free to forward this on to whomever you think is appropriate.
I am instructing our staff that we are not creating solutions for Faculty. We cannot help individual departments with their custom solution. I am clarifying expectations to keep our staff from being placed in a difficult situation.
LTS does not have the resources to provide a custom course evaluation for each department or College. However, a campus wide solution is an efficient project that LTS will assist with. LTS is happy to counsel the University in the selection re: the technology compatibility and then support of a campus-wide instrument when it is in production ---when an instrument is determined.
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