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In preparation for the 2013 Baccalaureate Core Category review, the Baccalaureate Core Committee is coordinating with units to use the electronic Student Evaluation of Teaching (eSET) to gather indirect evidence of student learning in certain Baccalaureate Core skills categories coming up for review in 2013.
The first categories that will participate in the eSET Bacc Core questions are certain math, speech, and fitness courses (MTH 105, 111, 112, 211, 241, 245, 251, 251H; COMM111, 111H, 114, 114H, 218, 218H; HS 231, 241, 245, 248, and PAC). WIC Bacc Core courses (College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Business, and PHHS) may be added in future terms (Spring 2013).
What should instructors do?
There is no need for instructors to take any action. The questions will be automatically added to the participating courses. Instructors will still be able to add their own individual questions to course evaluations.
The results will be independently processed by the Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation (APAA) Office and then distributed as aggragate data to the Baccalaureate Core Committee, faculty and unit heads.
- The eSET data will NOT be used in individual course reviews during the Bacc Core Category review process.
- Individual instructors will NOT be identified in data that are used in the review.
Baccaluareate Core Committee
The Bacc Core Committee will ONLY receive aggregated data from the eSET. The data will be aggregated such that individual instructors are not identifiable.
SETs are NOT used in any aspect of the individual course reviews during the Bacc Core Category reviews.
Faculty will receive the results of the additional Bacc Core questions on their SET reports. Hopefully student responses to these questions will provide some insight into the student perceptions on their learning related to the outcome. Faculty may choose to include eSET data as part of their review, but are not required to do so.
Because the questions fall under the “quantitative” category as Likert Scale questions, the student responses to the Bacc Core SET questions will show up on the individual faculty reports that unit heads receive.