OSU - Online Student Evaluation for Instructor (SEI) sign now

We the students of The Ohio State University hereby petition for the creation of an online system for the student evaluations of instructors (O-SEI) that will both be placed and made available to Ohio State students. It is the request of the students to improve the quality of the classroom experience and increase the focus on teaching to benefit all students and increase the teaching abilities of professors. The online system is to create accountability among professors and better inform students of professor abilities in advance to class registration. In addition the online system will save time and money for every department by streamlining the process of dispersing and collecting instructor evaluations.

Our signatures support the Online-SEI detailed below.

1. All evaluations are to be conducted electronically by means of an email link sent to each student during the 9th week of the quarter. The student will then proceed to login, using their OSU username and password, and complete the evaluations for the classes in which they are enrolled.
a. The online distribution of evaluations will save class time, reduce the time to evaluate the results, and increase participation of the student members.
2. All student comments will be available to registering students after a two part screening process. This simple screening process will allow professors to flag inappropriate comments. These inappropriate comments will be forwarded to a screening panel that will judge whether the comment is indeed inappropriate. (examples of inappropriate comments include profanity and character assassination) In the case that the comment is inappropriate, it will be discarded. In the alternative case the comment will remain in the O-SEI system.
a. Publication of student comments will better allow future students to judge the professor, on all issues not covered through the standard bubbled responses.
b. The two part screening process allows professors to keep inappropriate statements from remaining in the system, and gives the student confidence that his/her comments are only discarded upon the review of the screening panel.
3. Each professor or department will have the ability to add a rebuttal to student comments, but contingent upon the screening process will not be able to keep the student comments from being accessible to other students registering for their classes.
a. Rebuttals by the professor or department will balance the overall evaluation and give perusing students a better sense of the big picture and miscellaneous factors that have affected students, or the curriculum.
4. Any department may customize their student evaluation forms as needed, but must adhere to full use of the online system.
a. Through departmental customization each department may continue to deliver appropriate and specific evaluations that are deemed most effective.
5. Results of all multiple choice questions are to be available immediately, while student comments and professor rebuttals must be completed and posted in the period of 2 weeks.
a. Timely results will add to the effectiveness of the Online-SEI

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  • 30 December 2015100. Nathaniel M
    I support this petition
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    good deal
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  • 23 November 201595. Jason F
    This sounds like an excellent idea. I'd love to know about the profs before taking a class!
  • 21 November 201594. Elizabeth P
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  • 25 October 201590. Liz G
    This is a good idea, theres one on ratemy professor.com and osuweb, but its a good idea anyhow
  • 21 October 201589. Rukku S
    would be much easier, and efficient. totes.
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    we need this
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    Great Idea
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    Or go to www.ratemyprofessors.com
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    good idea
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Jennie WaltonBy:
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Petition target:
President Holbrook & Board of Trustees


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