Course evaluations: how to increase response rates

Research and best practice consistently show the single greatest factor to increase participation in online student ratings surveys is for faculty to express and demonstrate how the results are important and used in making meaningful change. The next most influential factor is to set aside time in class to complete the surveys. In addition, once you log in and click on the specific course to be evaluated, you can copy and email the survey link directly to students from your faculty email. To learn more about best practices for online response rates, please take a look at http://ideaedu.org/support/existing-idea-paper-and-online-clients/ideaonline-support/best-practices-for-online-response-rates/.