Encouraging Student Engagement with Course Evaluations

Encouraging Student Engagement with Course Evaluations


Even when teachers make course evaluations a priority, it can be difficult to encourage thorough, thoughtful participation from students. This workshop is intended to help you make the most out of your course evaluations, offering strategies for encouraging student engagement, tips for writing more productive prompts, and alternative evaluation styles. This investment goes beyond CTECs, and we will discussing ways to implement and make use of informal evaluations while the course is still ongoing. Participants will identify student feedback they’d like to receive specific to their intended teaching contexts and ultimately begin to draft a set of objectives and possible prompts to fit that context.

Workshop Facilitators: 

Anne Boemler is a PhD Candidate in the English Department. Her dissertation, Sion's Muse: Literary Communities in Renaissance Devotional Verse, investigates the ways in which devotional poetry and verse translations of the Bible used to teach Protestant doctrine and devotion during the long English Reformation.

Eric James is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Public Culture. He is a Graduate Teaching Fellow and instructor for public speaking classes at Northwestern University. His research focuses on how the term “network” has been used to describe online experiences of romantic and political intimacy.