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Monday, April 27

  1. page Concerns about eSPOT edited ... are noted. 1. One is the possibility of lower response rates when the course evaluation…

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    are noted.
    1. One is the possibility of lower response rates when the course evaluations are done outside of class time. Response rates for online questionnaires averaged around 60%; response rates to paper questionnaires averaged around 80%. At TCU, our current response rates for the paper/pencil forms is at about 75%. Other institutions have used several methods to ensure a decent response rate: incentives, information to students about their role in the evaluation process, etc.
    2. A second area of concern noted when other institutions implemented online evaluations is that evaluations may be less favorable. In two analyses at Northwestern University, online ratings were 0.25 points (on a 6-point scale) lower than in-class ratings. A University of Michigan study found that online ratings were 0.15 less favorable than in-class ratings. It should be noted, however, that when everyone uses the same method of data collection, this bias disappears. Ratings may fall slightly with a switch to online data collection, but they should fall equally for all. Relative standings should not change.
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Wednesday, August 22

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Friday, January 20

  1. page Nuts and Bolts of eSPOT (how it will work) edited Many questions have come up about how the eSPOT will be administered. This page is designed to give…
    Many questions have come up about how the eSPOT will be administered. This page is designed to give some answers to those questions.
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    2011 SPOT will useused the same
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    several years. And, the SPOT forms will bewere given to
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    format, unless yourthe department requestsrequested online administration.
    When the system goes fully online:
    Beginning of the Semester - faculty will be emailed about the option of adding personalized items to their eSPOT forms. There will be a core set of institution questions, but individual faculty can add items to any specific course. This option will be open for several weeks.
    Last two weeks of the semester - as with the current SPOT, the eSPOT will be open for student responses for approximately 2 weeks (sometimes three depending on the Thanksgiving holiday dates). The evaluation period starts on a Wednesday and will be open so that they students have two Wednesdays, two Thurdays, two Fridays, two Mondays, and two Tuesdays. The evaluations will close after the last day of class (as per TCU policy).
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    the paper format. This canformat OR it may be modified
    eSPOT Confidentiality - student responses to the eSPOT will be anonymous. Student names and emails are not associated with their responses.
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    email reminders. Meanwhile, faculty members will also be able to monitor student response rates so that they can remind students to participate.
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  2. page Mid-Semester Evaluation Option edited ... mid-semester check-in, instructions on how please stand by. Because we are transitioning t…
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    mid-semester check-in, instructions on howplease stand by. Because we are transitioning to a different software system for implementing online student surveys, for the spring 2012 midterms we will likely use CLASS CLIMATE can be found ina different method just for the Resources area.
    Results
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    any administrator.
    Research indicates that when instructors offer midterm feedback opportunities for students, end-of-semester student perceptions are more favorable -- especially, of course, when the instructor pays respectful attention to student suggestions that are reasonable and feasible.

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Wednesday, January 18

  1. page eSPOT items edited ... fall of 2011. 2011 (see Faculty Review Panel page). This draft has been recommended by ou…
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    fall of 2011.2011 (see Faculty Review Panel page).
    This draft has been recommended by our panel, by the University Evaluation Committee, and by the Academic Excellence Committee.
    It has not yet been approved as a replacement for the current SPOTs. In the meantime we have continued to use the "old" items.
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  2. page Faculty Review Panel edited SPOTs REVISION and REVIEW We asked a department chairs Each person independently reviewed the d…
    SPOTs REVISION and REVIEW
    We asked a department chairs
    Each person independently reviewed the draft that had been developed by the Evaluation Committee and further reviewed by the Academic Excellence Committee. During their review they referred to a list of criteria suggested by researchers on faculty evaluation processes.
    After independent review, the faculty panel met face-to-face and online to discuss the wording and appropriateness of each item as well as the overall categories of items in the new SPOTs revision. They suggested revisions and reached consensus on recommending the new SPOTs.
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  3. page Faculty Review Panel edited SPOTs REVISION and REVIEW We asked a department chairs in each College to recommend faculty who h…
    SPOTs REVISION and REVIEW
    We asked a department chairs in each College to recommend faculty who have gained respect regarding their expertise in teaching. We then asked this representative panel of TCU faculty members to serve as judges to review the revised SPOT instrument (see eSPOT items page.)
    Each person independently reviewed the draft that had been developed by the Evaluation Committee and further reviewed by the Academic Excellence Committee. During their review they referred to a list of criteria suggested by researchers on faculty evaluation processes.
    After independent review, the faculty panel met face-to-face and online to discuss the wording and appropriateness of each item as well as the overall categories of items in the new SPOTs revision. They suggested revisions and reached consensus on recommending the new SPOTs.
    In addition, two groups of TCU students reviewed the items in a focus-group setting, where they also reached consensus that the items were clear, comprehensive, and fair.
    The TCU faculty review panel members are listed below:
    Name
    Dept
    Rank
    Dianna McFarland
    Psych
    PPP
    Kelly Andrews
    Nutritional sci
    Instructor
    Yuri Strzhemechny
    Physics
    Assistant
    Charlotte Hogg
    English
    Associate
    Bill Roche
    Philosophy
    Assistant
    Jodi Campbell
    History
    Associate
    Beata Jones
    Business
    Assoc PPP
    Ray Pfeiffer
    Business
    Professor
    Debi Iba
    Communication
    Instructor
    Roma Flowers
    Dance
    Assistant PPP
    Stuart Cheney
    Music
    Assistantss
    David Jenkins
    Social work
    Professor
    Kris Riddlesperger
    Nursing
    Assoc PPP
    Charles Walker
    Nursing
    Professor
    Sue Anderson
    EDUC
    Associate
    Mark Bloom
    EDUC
    Assistant
    9 women
    7 men
    All colleges
    Instructor-2
    PPP-4
    Assistant-4
    Assoc-3
    Full-3

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