CC one step closer to being 100 steps behind SEAS
Written by Bwog Staff
Big news in the case for transparency in academia: Starting in the spring, CC students may be able to view the results of their course evaluations online—specifically colorful bar graphs illustrating the section in which students rank the class and the professor from 1-5. CCSC has been working on the project since last year, but ESC has already been doing this for quite some time with a program called Oracle. “Knowledge is power,” proclaims Oracle. Indeed!
Daily reminder e-mails make it pretty hard to forget that it’s course evaluation season, but CCSC Policy dude Alidad Damooei says that the spiffy new system will only become reality if you actually fill them out: “I am pretty confident that the project will come to fruition but the ONLY [his emphasis] possible threat is a low response rate,” Damooei explained in an email.
TAs, meanwhile, have been sweetly suggesting that their students do their academic duty and fill out the evaluations, especially if they’ve had a good time in the class. According to one source, the instructions they were given pronounce that “personal encouragement” is the best way to ensure a high participation rate.