Kennesaw State University

Teaching Resources

Ways to Increase Course Evaluation Response Rates

There are several ways you can increase your response rate for your online course evaluations (Adams, 2012; Hoel & Dahl, 2018; Nulty, 2008). Some suggestions for instructors include:

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Advice from Near Peer Early Career Faculty at KSU

Welcome to KSU!

The following advice is from your peers in the inaugural Quick Starters Early Career Faculty Learning Community. 

First Things First …

Email

Your email is set up as soon as you accept the offer of employment. Start checking it right away so that you don’t miss any important announcements. “KSU Inform” is an essential source of news and events on both the Kennesaw campus and the Marietta campus.

Campus Card and Parking

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Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides links to campus resources related to gender and worklife balance, GLBTIQ initiatives, racial and ethnic dialogue, health and wellbeing, disabilities and more.

http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/resources/diversity_resources.php

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Faculty Development and Recognition

Faculty Development and Recongition offers programs to support faculty success at KSU, ranging from workshops on promotion and tenure to faculty awards.

https://fdr.kennesaw.edu/

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Onboarding, Promotion, and Tenure

Faculty Affairs provides links to many important onboarding faculty resources, ranging from payroll and benefits, to KSU ID cards and email accounts, to navigating the annual review and promotion and tenure system/processes. 

http://facultyaffairs.kennesaw.edu/new_faculty_resources.php

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Creating Transparent Assignments Webinar

You can view the webinar on Creating Transparent Assignments Using the TiLT Framework here: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/daae9952bd3a46b5afcaff54767e38c9 

The slides are attached as a pdf

Please contact Mandy McGrew if you have any further questions. 

Area of Focus: Part-Time Faculty Tag: Part-Time Faculty

KSU Resources for Part-time Faculty (slides)

These are the slides from the workshop/webinar on KSU resources for part-time faculty members. If you have any questions about the content, please contact Mandy McGrew at mandymcgrew@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-6410

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Interpreting Course Evaluations: Tips for Instructors

Course evalulations represent an excellent source of data for teaching improvement; however, they can also feel intensely personal. Instructors should keep the following in mind while interpreting their course evaluations:

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Interpreting Course Evaluations: Tips for Reviewers

Because course evaluations are used by reviewers to make important decisions regarding promotion and tenure, they should be interpreted appropriately. Deans, department chairs, and promotion and tenure committee members should keep the following in mind while conducting reviews:

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