Fall 2010 SIRS - paper survey changes

Some changes are being put into place for the Student Instructional Ratings Survey (SIRS) this year.  At present, about 65% of the sections of courses in the university use the online SIRS. This system has been very successful, lowering costs for departments and for CTAAR, with the results distributed to the faculty and departments within days after the end of the term. 

Due to budget reductions the paper system will still be available for AY 2010-2011 but with some significant changes:

  1. Any department using paper forms for Fall 2010 should not expect their results until June 2011. We will process the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 paper forms at the same time, and distribute those results in June. 
  2. We ask all departments, whether using the online system or the paper system, to fill in instructor information in an Excel templates template and return it to us by October 22nd. We will email the Excel template in mid-September. For those of you who previously used the online system this will already be familiar. For those of you still using paper surveys, the data that we collect in the templates will help us improve the accuracy of the SIRS reports and reduce processing time. 
  3. If you wish to begin using the online survey,  the department chair should please notify us of the decision in writing (email or paper).  

Please refer to our procedures for the online SIRS system, and the online SIRS frequently asked questions, and general information about the Student Instructional Rating Survey

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