How SETC works
The SETC program provides a delivery platform for course evaluations and response reporting. Though the SETC team provides recommendations on how to make good questions and use reports, stakeholders across the university lead their own question making and report applications.
A “staircase framework” is used to deliver evaluation questions where each instructor, department (or program) and faculty creates evaluation questions about their respective subject areas, program/course goals, and teaching inquiry. There is also a university-wide question set that appears on every course evaluation. All of these questions are amalgamated into a custom-fit online evaluation form for each course.
Students give feedback
Students receive an email inviting them to access their evaluation forms near the end of their course(s). Students’ responses are kept confidential by rolling data into means, frequencies and standard deviations. If fewer than five students submit evaluations for a course, SETC limits the information report viewers can see.
Question creators get to see aggregated responses to questions at their own operational level. For example, Instructors, who operate at the course-level, get to see responses to all question sets, aggregated for their course. As the operation-level broadens, report viewers see fewer question sets and response information is aggregated across more students.