Why do undergraduate students at Western fill out end-of-course questionnaires on courses and teaching?
Students at Western have completed university-wide questionnaires since Fall 1996, and the distribution of the questionnaires and collected data is supported by the Faculty Collective Agreement. Data gathered from the questionnaires serves a variety of purposes:
The most effective strategy for encouraging students to log in to Your Feedback and complete their course questionnaires is instructor encouragement and interest. Just as with the paper version of the questionnaire, instructors should continue to provide 15-20 minutes in class during the feedback period for students to complete their questionnaires.
There are also several strategies that can help students write effective comments on their questionnaires.