Course Evaluations are due soon..

So it’s that time of year. The Provost’s office wants us to fill out our course evaluations, and will bribe us with the prospect of prizes if we do so.

Online course evaluations are underway and only 27% of students have completed all of their course evaluations. Last semester 70% of students completed all of their evaluations and we would really like to beat that this semester.

Please help us make that possible by logging onto Sage ( and completing your evaluations before they close on May 1st at 9:00 a.m. — this Friday! (This deadline cannot be extended.)

As an added incentive, prizes will once again be raffled off to students who complete all of their evaluations. Raffle prizes include the following:
* $15.00 iTunes gift card (3 available)
* $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card (6 available)
* iPod Shuffle, 4GB (1 available)
* iPod Touch,16GB 2nd generation (1 available)

You’re not eligible to win until you complete all of your course evaluations.

It’s a good cause and gets you free stuff (possibly) so why not?

Don’t forget to…Shut up already!

Okay, the reminder emails about filling out course evaluations are getting old. REALLY old. Like mold on toast old. Seriously.

The latest one says that they are postponing the deadline because they want more people to fill them out, which is great. I have no problem with postponing the deadline. In fact I support postponing the deadline. And so I got to thinking, why can’t the deadline be postponed until right before grades are due? Why not just make it so that you can’t see your grades until your evaluations are filled out? What’s wrong with that?

What do people think? Has this been thought of already? Why hasn’t it been done?