Source: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 33, Iss. 1; Feb 2008, pg. 87.
Typical university-wide course evaluations do not provide instructors with sufficient information on the effectiveness of their courses. This article describes a course assessment and enhancement model where student feedback can be used to improve courses and/or programs.
The model employs an assessment tool that measures student perceptions of importance and their current competence in course-specific learning objectives both pre- and post-course. Information gained from this assessment enables course improvement over time and also allows for modification in delivery and/or content of the current course.
This model is intended to augment traditional course evaluation mechanisms based on specific and actionable feedback on learning objectives.