Student Feedback Instrument (SFI)

Student Feedback Instruments (SFIs) are used at Red Deer College to collect student feedback on teaching (in SoTL literature, these are often referred to as SETs, Student Evaluations of Teaching).

SFI description from the Strategic Planning and Analysis website: SFI: The means by which students provide feedback on instruction at Red Deer College. Student feedback shall be obtained from students in each course using the instrument approved by the Board/ Faculty Performance Committee. Non instructional faculty members shall receive feedback from students in small groups, workshops or classes conducted using an instrument approved by the Board/ Faculty Professional Standards Committee. The dean and the faculty member shall both receive a summary of all data from the prescribed student feedback instrument each term.
 

Student Emails

Student Invitation Email

Sender Name: Red Deer College SFI Facilitator

Sender Email: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Reply to: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Subject: RDC Student Feedback Instruments Now Available

Message:

Hello [Student Name],

You have one or more Student Feedback Instruments available to be completed!

  • SFIs are your opportunity to provide feedback on instruction at Red Deer College.
  • Participation is voluntary but your opinions are very important to Red Deer College.
  • Instructors use the results to improve the learning experience.
  • Responses will remain anonymous and instructors do not receive results until after final grades are submitted.
  • For each SFI you complete, your name will be entered for your chance to win a $100 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card (10 cards will be available to be won)! Winners will be notified by email and phone number registered with Red Deer College. Prizes must be collected before [Date].

Please click the link below to evaluate your instructor(s):

Link to Your Student Feedback Instruments

If you have any questions, please e-mail sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Student Subsequent Email

Sender Name: Red Deer College SFI Facilitator

Sender Email: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Reply to: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Subject: NEW RDC Student Feedback Instruments Now Available

Message:

Hello [Student Name],

You have NEW Student Feedback Instruments available!

  • SFIs are your opportunity to provide feedback on instruction at Red Deer College.
  • Participation is voluntary but your opinions are very important to Red Deer College.
  • Instructors use the results to improve the learning experience.
  • Responses will remain anonymous and instructors do not receive results until after final grades are submitted.
  • For each SFI you complete, your name will be entered for your chance to win a $100 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card (10 cards will be available to be won)! Winners will be notified by email and phone number registered with Red Deer College. Prizes must be collected before [Date].

Please click the link below to evaluate your instructor(s):

Link to Your Student Feedback Instruments

If you have any questions, please e-mail sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Student First Reminder Email

Sender Name: Red Deer College SFI Facilitator

Sender Email: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Reply to: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Subject: REMINDER: RDC Student Feedback Instruments Now Available

Message:

Hello [Student Name],

You have one or more Student Feedback Instruments available to be completed!

  • SFIs are your opportunity to provide feedback on instruction at Red Deer College.
  • Participation is voluntary but your opinions are very important to Red Deer College.
  • Instructors use the results to improve the learning experience.
  • Responses will remain anonymous and instructors do not receive results until after final grades are submitted.
  • For each SFI you complete, your name will be entered for your chance to win a $100 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card (10 cards will be available to be won)! Winners will be notified by email and phone number registered with Red Deer College. Prizes must be collected before [Date].

Please click the link below to evaluate your instructor(s):

Link to Your Student Feedback Instruments

If you have any questions, please e-mail sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Student Last Day Reminder Email

Sender Name: Red Deer College SFI Facilitator

Sender Email: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Reply to: sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

Subject: LAST DAY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK: RDC Student Feedback Instruments

Message:

Hello [Student Name],

This is your last chance reminder to complete any remaining Student Feedback Instruments if you have not already done so. Our records indicate that one or more of your SFIs will close tonight!

  • SFIs are your opportunity to provide feedback on instruction at Red Deer College.
  • Participation is voluntary but your opinions are very important to Red Deer College.
  • Instructors use the results to improve the learning experience.
  • Responses will remain anonymous and instructors do not receive results until after final grades are submitted.
  • For each SFI you complete, your name will be entered for your chance to win a $100 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card (10 cards will be available to be won)! Winners will be notified by email and phone number registered with Red Deer College. Prizes must be collected before [Date].

Please click the link below to evaluate your instructor(s):

Link to Your Student Feedback Instruments

If you have any questions, please e-mail sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca


 

Student View

Student View (Page 1)

SFI Page 1

[Term Code] [Form] Student Feedback Instrument (SFI) for [Subject]

Hello [Student Name],

This Student Feedback Instrument (SFI) is for: [Instructor First Name] [Instructor Last Name] for [Student Name]

If the instructor name and course information are not correct DO NOT complete this evaluation form, and please contact the SFI Facilitator at sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

This is your opportunity to provide feedback on instruction at Red Deer College. The College uses the results of the Student Feedback Instruments to assess instructor performance and institutional effectiveness. Instructors use the results to improve the learning experience.

Your feedback will only be available to instructors AFTER final grades are submitted for this course. This includes any comments you provide and a summary of the 5-point scale ratings. Your feedback will also be made available to your instructor’s Dean.

Student View (Page 2)

SFI Page 2

[Term Code] [Form] Student Feedback Instrument (SFI) for [Subject]

Student Feedback Instrument (SFI) is for: [Instructor First Name] [Instructor Last Name] for [Student Name]

If the instructor name and course information are not correct DO NOT complete this evaluation form, and please contact the SFI Facilitator at sfifacilitator@rdc.ab.ca

While your participation in this evaluation is voluntary, your opinions are very important to Red Deer College. Student Feedback Instrument results are used in assessing your instructor’s performance and institutional effectiveness. Your identity will remain anonymous. Feedback will only be available to instructors AFTER final grades are submitted for this course. This includes any comments you provide and a summary of the 5-point scale ratings. Feedback will also be made available to your instructor’s Dean. Please remember that the 5-point scale goes from left to right with “1” being “Strongly Disagree” and “5” being “Strongly Agree”. If you feel you cannot answer a question, you may leave it blank or select “No Response”. This is an evaluation of your instructor in a particular course, not a program evaluation.

(Please skip any items that do not apply to you)

[Questions]

Student View (Page 3)

SFI Page 3

[Term Code] [Form] Student Feedback Instrument (SFI) for [Subject]

After completing this page you MUST click “Submit” at the bottom of the page for your responses to be recorded. Please click “Submit” once you are satisfied with your responses and wish to submit your Student Feedback Instrument evaluation. Once you have submitted your responses, you will be unable to return to make any further changes.

[Questions]

Thank you for participating in this evaluation for [Instructor First Name] [Instructor Last Name] in your course: [Student Name]


 

SFI Questions

General Form Questions

These are the questions that appear on most SFIs.

Five-point scale questions (rate on 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5; 1 = ‘Strongly Disagree’; 5 = ‘Strongly Agree’):

The instructor:

    1. Was well prepared for class.
    2. Provided an atmosphere supportive of learning.
    3. Provided feedback in a constructive manner.
    4. Was effective in communicating the subject matter.
    5. Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching the course.
    6. Was available for assistance outside of class. (e.g., office hours, telephone, email).
    7. Clearly communicated expectations regarding grading criteria.
    8. Provided a valuable learning experience for me.

Written response questions:

    9. Please describe something specific to the course that helped you most in learning.
    10. Please describe what the instructor could have done differently to help you learn.
    11. Other comments:

Practicum Form Questions

These questions are for specific ELCC, NURS, and PN courses.

Five-point scale questions (rate on 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5; 1 = ‘Strongly Disagree’; 5 = ‘Strongly Agree’):

The instructor:

    1. Was well prepared for the practicum.
    2. Provided an atmosphere supportive of learning.
    3. Provided feedback in a constructive manner.
    4. Was effective in communicating the subject matter.
    5. Clearly communicated expectations regarding grading criteria.
    6. Communicated expectations that were consistent with course objectives.
    7. Discussed expectations for my specific practicum setting.
    8. Demonstrated enthusiasm for student learning.
    9. Developed my thinking about this discipline.
    10. Was reasonably available for consultation.
    11. Provided a valuable learning experience for me.

Written response questions:

    12. Please describe something specific to the course that helped you most in learning.
    13. Please describe what the instructor could have done differently to help you learn.
    14. Other:

Tutorial/Seminar Form Questions

These questions are for specific ELCC, NURS, PN, and SOWK courses.

Five-point scale questions (rate on 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5; 1 = ‘Strongly Disagree’; 5 = ‘Strongly Agree’):

The instructor:

    1. Was well prepared for the tutorial/seminar.
    2. Provided an atmosphere supportive of learning.
    3. Provided feedback in a constructive manner.
    4. Was effective in communicating the subject matter.
    5. Encouraged growth in my self direction.
    6. Provided appropriate guidance in the tutorial/seminar process.
    7. Communicated expectations that were consistent with course objectives.
    8. Demonstrated enthusiasm for student learning.
    9. Provided an environment that encouraged the expression of various points of view.
    10. Developed my critical thinking about the discipline.
    11. Encouraged growth in my self-awareness.
    12. Clearly communicated expectations regarding grading criteria.
    13. Was available for assistance outside of class (e.g. office hours, telephone, email).
    14. Provided a valuable learning experiences for me.

Written response questions:

    15. Please describe something specific to the course that helped you most in learning.
    16. Please describe what the instructor could have done differently to help you learn.
    17. Other: