How do students access the online SRTEs?
Students access their SRTEs through their profile page in ANGEL.
How do students know when to complete the SRTE?
The SRTE system generates an email to students to announce the availability of their SRTEs. This message includes instructions on where to complete and how long they are available. Email reminder messages are sent to students who have outstanding forms to complete.
Is there a time limit for complete SRTEs?
There is a preset period of time the SRTEs are offered. For the traditional fifteen-week course, SRTEs are offered the last two weeks of classes.
The SRTE system automatically times out at 90 minutes with a 5 minute warning. Students may save their SRTEs and return later to complete them.
What will motivate my students to complete the SRTE on their own?
Students have told us they are more compelled to complete a feedback survey if the information will be used to make improvements in the class. In general, it is good practice for faculty to communicate how they have incorporated past feedback into the course (e.g., included more teamwork, added visual examples, reordered topics).
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Will students who do not regularly attend be able to complete SRTEs for the course?
Yes. If the number of students not attending is sufficient to impact your scores; the feedback you get from those who do complete the SRTE may help you understand why this is happening. Alternatively, students who lack the motivation to attend class may not be motivated to complete the SRTEs.
Can I give some sort of incentive for my students to complete their SRTEs?
Literature on student ratings discourages individual faculty from offering incentives to complete the ratings because it can be misinterpreted. Other institutions hold a raffle as an incentive, but that is at the institutional level. Before we consider this as an option we need to determine whether SRTE response rates do decrease.
Can I tell which students did or didn't fill out their SRTE?
No. This is an anonymous survey and response data are not connected to student data. Faculty participating in the pilot report that they are receiving more extensive written feedback than when they used paper surveys. This may be because students are no longer concerned about being identified by their handwriting.
When will reports be available for my review?
Under the current process, SRTE reports are produced within five working weeks after the end of fall and spring semesters and five weeks after the end of the second summer session. We expect the standard online reports will be available for faculty review through the view results section
of the SRTE Web site within two weeks of the deadline for submitting grades (with the exception of fall, where the University closes for the holiday break in late December). This timeframe will allow faculty to make appropriate adjustments to their course(s) prior to the next offering.
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