SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

5D.1: Evaluation of Services Involves Students

Sauk has several mechanisms by which students may participate in various evaluation processes:

Student Evaluation of Courses:

Sauk has an established system of classroom course evaluations, asking students to complete a two-page rating survey with space for comments. Protocol requires that the teacher be absent from the room, that inter-office mailing of the surveys to the Vice President of Academics be handled by a student, and that the forms be held in that office until after the posting of final semester grades. The surveys are then returned to faculty so they can make any necessary instructional changes. No use is made of questions regarding technology, classroom environment, or curriculum relevance. At the time of the self-study, there is no similar mechanism in place for any online courses except for those in the NIOIN program; however, a task force of faculty has begun the process of developing an evaluation process for online courses.

Institutional Surveys:

Sauk periodically conducts institution-level surveys for the purposes of gathering data from students or graduates:

Focused Surveys:

At the time of a program review or in association with special projects, student surveys may be conducted to gather qualitative or quantitative data. Other types of student feedback are regularly collected in association with campus activities. Here is a sampling: