(June 30, 2011)--The course evaluation period for the first five-week summer term opens Thursday, June 30, and will continue through Tuesday, July 5.
This week, students will receive an email with links to the evaluations for each course they are enrolled in. Students should not share the evaluation link with classmates; the link can be used only once. Alternately, students can log in to ASAP to complete their evaluations.
"We encourage faculty who are teaching this summer to talk with their classes about the importance of filling out the course evaluations," said Doug Atkinson, director of evaluations and surveys in the Office of Institutional Research. "Students should understand that the online surveys are anonymous and that their thoughtful feedback really can help instructors improve their courses."
Atkinson also added that some email providers may block the evaluation emails as spam. In order to receive the emails and completion certificates, students should add the following email addresses to their approved senders list:
Beginning fall 2010, end-of-semester course evaluations are conducted online, completely replacing the paper-based IDEA surveys previously used. In addition to saving paper and class time, the online course evaluations also help the university comply with Texas H.B. 2504, which requires certain evaluation results and other data to be posted online. At UTSA, that information is posted on the Bluebook website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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