Your opinion matters
As part of a pilot to explore the feasibility of moving towards online student feedback surveys for potential College-wide adoption, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is piloting EvaluationKIT, a tool that will allow student feedback surveys to be generated and tabulated electronically with an easy integration through the Blackboard Learning Management System.
During this initial implementation process, faculty will not be penalized for low response rates due to shortened administration windows, user error, or software/technical errors.
Note: All MDC students and employees have a Blackboard account.
Students can complete their surveys by computer, tablet, or phone. The surveys are 100% anonymous. The data is collected in EvaluationKIT. The surveys (Classroom and Alternate) are the same surveys that have always been used for the College’s Student Feedback Administration.
EvaluationKIT offers built-in reporting features that allow instructors and administrators to view results in reports, bar-charts, and even download the raw data files. Instructors and administrators can access results within a few clicks and view summary reports for the courses they teach or the areas they oversee. Pilot participants include Virtual College courses and classroom courses.
Chairpersons, Directors, or NWSA Deans must complete an Template to Opt-In file (Excel document) and submit it by the deadline dates.
Annual contract faculty who decide to opt-out of Online Student Feedback for Summer Term 2018 need to complete an opt-out form.
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions. Click or tap on a question to view the answer.
Beginning with the Fall 2017 Term, Full-Time faculty who teach classroom courses can only opt-in by contacting their chairperson. Full-Time and Adjunct faculty who teach Virtual College courses are automatically included in Online Student Feedback. Continuing contract faculty who teach Virtual College courses in the Spring Term must inform Virtual College academic services of their decision to participate in Online Student Feedback.
Beginning with the Fall 2017 Term, Adjunct faculty are required to participate in the online administration. Therefore, all of their eligible courses will be included in the online administration.
Yes. Eligible courses that are offered less than four (4) weeks are excluded. Faculty teaching these courses need to participate in the paper-based administration.
Note: Student Feedback must be obtained from students in every regular credit (includes developmental education and EAP) and career credit (vocational) classes during the appropriate term.
Yes. Students will begin receiving emails via their MyMDC account, which includes a unique link to the survey on the first day of the online administration period for their course(s). Depending on the term, email reminders are sent to the non-responders every three (3) days (Fall and Spring Terms) or every two (2) days (Summer Term). In addition, if the class is connected to Blackboard, the student logging into Blackboard receives a pop-up window with a message to complete their survey. Students can select the “Do It Later” button to complete the survey at a later time.
Depending on the number of weeks in the term, the first day will be two weeks after the ‘Last Day to Withdraw’ date (16-week,14-week and 12-week terms), or one week after the ‘Last Day to Withdraw’ date (8-week terms), or three days after the ‘Last Day to Withdraw’ date (6-week terms).
Note: Faculty may change this date to a later date.
The last day of classes for the term.
Note: Faculty may change this date to an earlier date.
Either because the administration period for the class has not yet started or it has ended. The survey is only available during the scheduled administration period for the class. Please refer to the Student Feedback Key Dates and/or contact the faculty member teaching the class to find out the scheduled administration dates for the class.
The class was not included in the online student feedback administration. Faculty who receive this message should first contact their chairperson, then AET@mdc.edu for support.
The scheduled dates are the second Wednesday after classes begin the subsequent term (e.g. Summer Term 2175 reports are scheduled to be available on September 6, 2017).
Below are the response rates for the Online Student Feedback Administration from 2016-17.
Alternative Surveys are administered in courses such as Co-Op, Independent Studies, Competency-based Education and Virtual College.
Classroom Surveys are administered in traditional classroom courses, including Web-enhanced, Blended and Labs.
If you need assistance, please contact a Testing and Assessment Director at your local campus:
Juan Carlos Meza
Marisel M. Gaymer
Mayte Castro Pino