Well, mid-term evaluations do help. I'm not so sure about constantly checking in with students, given the short amount of time (30 hours) I have with any given group.
Also, faculty evaluation helps students improve!
This is a superfluous posting. There is nothing here about retention. Enrollments are key! Teaching is only important to the degree (pun intended) that it keeps students paying their tuition or channeling that loan money into the system. How students and teachers use evaluation or feel about evaluation or anything else is completely irrelevant if it does not inform decisions that affect retention.
No, no, it's superfluous because it does not address Our Public Affairs Mission and Educating for a Global Community and Inclusive Excellence!
I like the assumption that students tell us anything of value that we need to change. I usually get: "This professor was mean. No late work was accepted," or, the more helpful, "I did'nt lern nething."
I don't even read them anymore.
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