Distance Education provides students with a flexible, convenient way to earn college credit. Instead of attending classes on campus, students participate in non-traditional courses offered through a variety of delivery modes. Learn more about Distance Education >
ACC made available the opportunity to evaluate Distance Education instructors and courses online in 2007.
Course/Instructor Evaluation Guidelines - Distance Education course evaluation guidelines are in the procedures manual (p.5)
For course evaluation purposes, distance learning courses run on the same semester schedules as on-campus courses and have deadlines for completing assignments and exams. For all evaluation purposes, Distance Learning courses are treated like any other course. See the evaluation calendar here.
The process and timeline for reporting evaluation results is the same as for the current paper/pencil evaluations. Student/faculty confidentiality is also the same. Evaluation results and comments will be stored in Datatel and distributed with the report to both the instructor and department chair.
Professors should remind students of the opportunity to evaluate their distance learning instructors at least two weeks prior to the end of term or end of course See the evaluation calendar here.
Remind students that evaluations can be done at any location with internet access.
Here is a link for a tutorial showing how to complete the evaluation form. This page illustrates how students select each course/faculty member, complete the evaluation, and submit it. It is important to fill out the entire form (not just the comment section) in order to capture the best data possible.
A distance education form sample containing the questions asked in the DE course evaluation.
Form C - Open Campus form
The Distance Education evaluation process is governed under the same guidelines and procedures for all other courses.
More information such as evaluation calendar, procedures, etc.
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