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Note to Faculty

The Course Feedback tool, and service, have been chosen, and provisioned, in order to incorporate sustainability, efficiency, and quality into UNM’s course evaluations, as well as enable Faculty to take ownership of their course surveys.

The Course Feedback website is made available to you as a resource to answer questions, as well as direct you on how to obtain additional help.

Responsibilities of Faculty

Because of the tight time schedule for Custom Question creation and Student survey dates, it is extremely important for Faculty to review all emails received from coursefeedback@unm.edu as soon as they arrive.

One of the primary responsibilities of Faculty is to maintain frequent communication with their Departmental Administrator, and/or the Course Feedback Support Team, in order to insure that all enrollment data, instructor data, survey dates, etc. meet academic requirements, as the Course Feedback Support Team often relies on the combined efforts of Administrators and Faculty to help resolve any issues. 

Though Departmental Administrators are often the first point of contact for Course Feedback services, Students may view an Instructor as a primary contact as well. Being knowledgeable about this service, as well as communicating the benefits of this service to students, will increase response rates.

Instructors have the ability to make alterations to course and instructor information by using the Course Feedback tool or by contacting the Course Feedback Support Team.

Before or at the Start of the Semester

Make your end of semester less hectic by:

  • Obtaining and reviewing all evaluation reports from the prior semester. 

  • Communicating with your Departmental Administrator regarding any team teaching assignments, TA/GA assignments, or changes in course data, so that the Course Feedback Support Team can make appropriate modifications to your course evaluation data.

  • Reviewing UNM-wide questions, as well as College-wide, or Departmental-wide questions, prior to developing Instructor-based custom questions.

  • Vetting Instructor-based custom questions with colleagues, program coordinator, or Dept. Chair, if required.

  • Making sure that custom survey questions do not overlap, or repeat/conflict/compete with UNM-wide, College-wide, or Departmental-wide questions.

  • Ensuring that all course data, newly or modified, has been submitted for entry into Banner.

  • Making plans for obtaining high Student response rates, e.g. scheduled class time to complete surveys, extra credit for survey completion, etc., see: http://coursefeedback.unm.edu/faq/faculty.html#section-1-item-14

  • Assessing whether an initial demographic survey or mid-course survey is necessary. If yes, please alert your Department Admin and contact the Course Feedback Support Team as soon as possible.

    Note that additional details regarding Faculty responsibilities, resources, and roles can be found in the Faculty section under the "FAQ" tab located in the main menu of the Course Feedback website. Additional information, such as online tool help and videos can be accessed with the application itself, by clicking on the  in the top right-hand corner of the EvaluationKIT application. 

During the Semester

  • Be prepared to receive emails from the Course Feedback Support Team regarding 1H (first half) course evaluations early on in the semester (about half way through the course).
  • Be prepared to receive emails from the Course Feedback Support Team regarding 2H (second half) and end of semester course evaluations approximately 3/4 of the way through the semester (about half way through 2H courses, and 3/4 of the way through full term courses).
  • Thoroughly review all emails from the Course Feedback Support Team.
  • It is preferable that Faculty report any alterations to course, instructor, and Faculty information to the Course Feedback Support Team before their course reaches the half way point, or immediately after they receive their email invitation.
  • Add custom questions to Student surveys.
  • Prepare Students for completing course evaluations.
  • Be prepared to receive emails from your Students (questions, concerns, certificates of completion, etc.).

End of Semester 

  • Log into the EvaluationKIT application often to monitor response rates.
  • Review all emails from the Course Feedback Support Team.
  • Report any issues with course evaluations to the Course Feedback Support Team as soon as possible.
  • Be prepared to receive emails from your Students (questions, concerns, certificates of completion, etc.).
  • Distribute credit for Students who have completed course evaluations if applicable
  • Obtain reports for completed course evaluations.