We give thanks for Sister Veronica Ann Baxter (1928-2014), remembered for her innovative leadership of Marylhurst from 1974 to 1984, when the university transitioned to a co-educational college of lifelong learning.
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.