|Student Input and Feedback About the Curriculum|
Student perspectives and feedback about the curriculum are highly valued and have been of great help with curriculum improvement. Student feedback and input occurs through several mechanisms:
Committee Student Representatives
Student representatives are selected to serve on the Education Policy Committee, (Student Council President), and Curriculum Committee (OSRs) and course evaluation subcommittee (elected student representatives). Their perspectives and suggestions have resulted in considerable input with the College’s curriculum renewal effort. The OSRs are voting members of the Curriculum Committee. These student representatives are expected to attend the committee meetings -- bringing up the concerns of the students they represent within the meetings and disseminating information discussed in the meetings back to their constituency. The Educational Policy Council meets quarterly. The COM Curriculum Committee meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. The Course evaluation subcommittee meets as described below. Students not on committees should contact their student representatives with concerns and suggestions.
Course Evaluation Subcommittee Meetings
In the first and second years, following each educational Block, the elected student representatives to the course evaluation subcommittee are invited to attend a block evaluation meeting wherein the block directors, theme leaders, curriculum Deans and Dean's Office support staff gather to present and discuss data collected through E*Value course evaluations regarding the educational period that has just been completed. Students are also asked to solicit from their constituents any specific concerns that should be addressed. The first and second year OSR representative will also be invited to their class-respective meeting. The purpose of these meeting to review how the courses are going educationally. This is an opportunity for "mid-course correction" if there are issues that need to be addressed. Many of the issues raised during these meetings subsequently become agenda items for curricular revision and modification.
Student Evaluations of Courses and Faculty
As part of their course requirements, students are required to complete course and faculty evaluations. These evaluations are conducted electronically through a program called E*Value. Students receive an email that has a link to the evaluations that they need to complete. These evaluations are taken very seriously; they are used to improve the curriculum, decide who will teach in the curriculum, and in the evaluations of the chairs and departments that offer the courses.
Contact Appropriate Curriculum Year Coordinators
Students are welcome to contact the curriculum year coordinators at any time with their comments and suggestions about the curriculum.