An essay by Dr. Jennifer Sasser, gerontology program director, was published in the International Journal of Reminiscence and Lifelong Learning in January 2015.
Last year, we read 7,600 course evaluations completed by Marylhurst students.
Most student respondents were satisfied with their courses and instruction, and they reported a slightly higher level of satisfaction compared to the prior academic year.
The majority – 91 percent – said Marylhurst instructors are available and responsive to questions or concerns, and are well prepared.
After evaluating the data, we are making a number of improvements, including:
- Changes to courses and teaching strategies, such as decreasing the number of online
discussions, changing textbooks, clarifying assignments, and devoting more in-class
time to experiential learning
- Identifying support and mentoring opportunities for instructors to further their professional
- Changes in course offerings and schedules
Course evaluations are one source of information about student experience that help us identify strengths and make improvements to courses and/or instruction. Course evaluations are voluntary and anonymous.