The CHERTL Evaluation Assistant is a web-based software tool that can be used to develop questionnaires to elicit students' perceptions of teaching and courses. The Evaluation Assistant allows lecturers to 'custom-build' instruments by selecting questions from a bank of questions. The program also allows users to submit their own questions for inclusion in the question bank and questionnaires.
Although evaluation reports generated by the Evaluation Assistant are confidential in that CHERTL only returns or discusses reports with the lecturer who has conducted the survey, lecturers are encouraged to close the feedback loop by discussing survey results with the respondents. Many staff members also choose to include all or part of these reports in their teaching portfolios to support claims of development or excellence. While reports on teaching evaluations are private as they are aimed at developing teaching, reports on course evaluations are public documents in the sense that Heads of Departments can legitimately request lecturers to make such reports available for programme review purposes.
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