With the end of the semester drawing near, I am sure course evaluation email reminders have been filling more than just my own email inbox. Why so many notices? Why is ASU so persistent in asking us to fill out these evaluations? Because they care. Department chairs, faculty and administration want to know what we think about the classes we have spent so much time studying for this semester.
If you do not frequently check your ASU email, you may be asking: How do I fill out the evaluations? Go on to your ‘My ASU’ account and under the ‘Fall 2012′ tab there will be a link that reads ‘Course Evaluations.’ This will bring you to a page that lists all the surveys that are available for you to complete for each teacher. For W.P. Carey faculty surveys, a separate email was sent out with the appropriate surveys based on your class enrollment.
Filling out these surveys may seem annoying or just another task for your to do list, but having the chance to fill out the course evaluations is, in reality, a great opportunity for students. It is one of few chances we have to tell our teacher what went well and what went not so well throughout the entire semester. I think of it as a way for us to help ‘future students’ who will one day be in the same class. Think about what aspects of the course should be repeated and which were not very helpful. So even though we may be complaining that we have to fill out the evaluations on top of everything else we have on our plates right now, we would more than likely be complaining if we did not have the opportunity to voice our opinions. So take the time to fill out the course evaluations well because although it may not seem like it, they do make a significant impact. Switch places with your teacher and give them feedback on their work this semester, instead of the other way around. Oh, and the faster you complete the evaluations, the faster those pesky emails will stop!