Today you will receive an e-mail from Melanie Huff regarding evaluating each of the classes in which you are enrolled. If you do not receive these messages (one for each class) by the end of the day, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the instructions contained in those messages:
Welcome to our revamped and completely anonymous evaluation site (through the CourseWorks system).
You may access evaluatios at http://courseworks.columbia.edu. Enter the site using your UNI and password and navigate to the course. The deadline to complete all evaluations is May 19, 2006.
Your role in providing feedback via course evaluations is of vital importance to the Journalism School. The information is used not only by future students to make informed balloting choices but also by faculty to evaluate their syllabi and to refine their practices and by the administration to make curriculum decisions and assess professor performance.
Course evaluations are one element in tenure, promotion and contract decisions; they can affect professors’ careers at Columbia.
We ask that you take your time and seriously reflect on your learning experience as you provide an honest answer to each question.
You may begin work on the forms immediately.
However, in order to make sure that all students have the time to do evaluations, we are asking seminar, workshop, M.A. discipline and RWI professors to schedule lab time for their classes specifically for evaluation completion.
You do not have to complete all the forms in one sitting. However, once you begin working on the form for a given class you must complete and submit it before exiting the system. Partially completed forms are not stored.
Completion of your evaluations is required. Although evaluations are now anonymous, we will know who has not done them.
Please be aware that professors won’t have access to your evaluations of them until after they have submitted their evaluations of your performance.
David Klatell, Vice Dean