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The Office of Organizational Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment (OE) is responsible for planning, assessment and continuous quality improvement throughout the School. OE carries out its mission by facilitating:

  1. Monitoring and reporting of progress on the School’s strategic plan
  2. Data collection in the Factbook to guide benchmarking, data reporting, and decision-making
  3. The course evaluation process to ensure continued quality improvement of teaching and learning
  4. Data collection and annual reporting of faculty activity and productivity;
  5. The administration, coordination, monitoring, and use of surveys and survey data conducted within the School
  6. Assessment of the development of student learning
  7. Assessment of degree program effectiveness and impact

 

The Office of Organizational Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment (OE) manages all surveys for the School. Faculty, staff, and students conduct surveys throughout the year in an effort to collect meaningful information to guide quality improvement efforts across various aspects of the School and our programs. In addition, we contribute as a School to national surveys conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and use this information as well in our quality improvement efforts.

Survey Policies and Procedures

This document presents an overview of the School’s survey policies and procedures for faculty, staff, students, and alumni. General policies and procedures outlined include requests from external institutions/ individuals; faculty, staff, and students interested in conducting a survey; survey approval, set-up and administration; IRB approval; and, survey data review, interpretation, and planning.

Survey Request Form (Powered by Qualtrics)

If you wish to conduct a survey of faculty, staff, students, or alumni, please complete and submit a Survey Request Form to the Office of Organizational Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment (OE). Be prepared to share information about the purpose of your survey; who will respond to the survey; and, how the results data will be used.

If you or your office/division/organization has administered a survey, in accordance with School Survey Policy and Procedures, please use this form to document major survey findings and proposed actions for using survey results in planning and implementing program or organizational improvement or change. To assist OE in preparing our annual report of all School surveys, we will request that you complete and submit this form to us on an annual basis.

AACP Institutional Research Annual Surveys & Services

The AACP institutional research department gathers, analyzes and summarizes data related to the colleges and schools of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy uses the AACP surveys to assess trends and make decisions with regard to the School’s pharmaceutical education.

Student evaluation of course and educator effectiveness is one component of an overall course and educator assessment process. The evaluations serve to:
  • provide students an opportunity to share feedback on the effectiveness of the course and the educators who teach in a course;
  • provide educators with feedback regarding student-perceived effectiveness of the course as well as their teaching methodologies and styles;
  • provide the School, specifically the Professional Program Curriculum and Assessment Committee and the Graduate Education Committee, with data to consider in course and curricular quality improvement efforts; and,
  • provide the School’s leadership, including Division Chairs and the Executive Committee, with information regarding student-reported effectiveness and impact of faculty teaching efforts.

The Office of Organizational Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment (OE) assumes responsibility, on behalf of the School, for facilitating the course evaluation process for all required and elective course offerings in the School at both the professional and graduate levels.

Software: Explorance Blue

The School uses an online course evaluation system, Explorance Blue, to gather feedback on courses and instructors. This system is contracted and used in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Course directors, instructors, and students can access course evaluations and course evaluation reports by visiting https://blueeval.unc.edu/blue/.

Information and Resources for:
  • Student access to the Blue Course Evaluation System:
    • Directly with onyen single-sign-on (SSO) at the UNC Blue Home: https://blueeval.unc.edu/blue/
    • Links provided in email invitation and reminders, including the active tasks list of open evaluations
    • ConnectCarolina: Course Evaluation System link is under SelfService on the left. Blue Central Home Page will display all available evaluations.
    • Sakai: Go to the “Home” Sakai page and click on the “Course Evals” option on the left-hand menu. Only available on the “Home” Sakai page, and not on individual course sites.
  • Students receive an email invitation on opening day with a direct link to their list of live evaluations, as well as periodic reminders until they have clicked SUBMIT to complete all evaluations.
  • coming soon – Link to Blue Central Home Page Features for Students
  • The feedback you provide on course evaluations is valued by course directors and educators, and used to improve their courses and teaching.
  • The School reports aggregated metrics on response rates and overall educator and course effectiveness by degree program in the Faculty Impact and Academics sections of the Factbook.
  • Your responses are confidential and no identifying information is ever directly connected to the feedback you submit.
  • Explorance-created Student Guide (ESOP-relevant sections: access your evaluations, complete your evaluation)
  • Student auditors in PhD courses will have an opportunity to provide feedback on their course and educators via an OE-administered Qualtrics survey
  • Educator access to the Blue Course Evaluation System:
    • Directly with onyen single-sign-on (SSO) at the UNC Blue Home: https://blueeval.unc.edu/blue/, select user group “Instructor
    • ConnectCarolina: Navigate to Admin WorkCenter Links and click on Course Evaluation System link
    • Links provided in email invitation and reminders, including the active tasks list while evaluations are live
  • coming soon – Link to Blue Central Home Page Features for Educators
  • Monitor real-time response rates for live evaluations in Blue from the “Home” page and click on the “Subject Management” button in upper left corner
    • coming soon – Link to Monitoring Response Rates – Guide for Educators
  • View reports in Blue (select user group “Instructor“) and from the “Home” page navigate down to the lower half to the “Report” section
  • Course directors provide OE with data each semester so evaluations can be built in the Blue Course Evaluation System. Data includes:
    • Instructors to be evaluated
    • Facilitators for PHCY 617 and PHCY 732 (fall terms), and PHCY 631 and PHCY 718 (spring terms)
    • Any custom questions, adjustments to evaluation open or close dates, and other evaluation needs
    • Information needed for Qualtrics-based evaluations of courses and educators (e.g. student auditors in PhD courses)
    • Typically requested by OE in June/July for fall terms, Nov/Dec for spring terms, Mar/Apr for summer terms
  • Explorance-created Instructor Guide (relevant sections for ESOP Educators: access your evaluations and reports, view the Blue central page to open tasks and analyze results, view the Subject Management page to monitor your response rates and analyze results)


Evaluation Schedule (open & close dates):
  • PY1 PBC: Mon 8/15 – Fri 8/26
  • PY3 Block 1: Mon 9/19 – Fri 9/30
  • Graduate Block 1: Mon 10/03 – Fri 10/14
  • PY4 Seminar: Mon 11/07 – Tue 11/22
  • PY3 Block 2: Mon 11/14 – Fri 12/02
  • PY1, PY2, Graduate, & Graduate Block 2: Wed 11/16 – Fri 12/09
  • PY2 Block 1: Mon 2/13 – Mon 2/27
  • Graduate Block 1: Mon 2/20 – Fri 3/3
  • PY1 & PY3: Thur 3/16 – Tue 4/18
  • PY4 seminar: Mon 4/10 – Fri 4/28
  • PY2 Block 2: Thur 4/13 – Thur 4/27
  • Graduate & Graduate Block 2: Mon 4/17 – Tue 5/9
  • TBD: TBD – TBD


Policy and Procedures for Student Evaluation of Course and Instructor Effectiveness

This document presents an overview of the School’s course evaluation process, and the purpose of gathering student feedback on all required and elective courses and educators at both the professional and graduate levels.

Instrument for Student Evaluation of Course and Instructor Effectiveness

Instrument is updated as needed with input and endorsement of the School’s curriculum and assessment committees.


Student Course Evaluation Summary Reports

Organizations

Conferences and Events

Journals

Web-based Articles

Tools

Rubrics

Our Team

Chris_Gosk

Chris Gosk

Director
cgosk@unc.edu
(919) 445-3035

christina_pomykal

Christina Pomykal

Program Manager
christina_pomykal@unc.edu
(919) 966-2021

Vishal Tiwari

Vishal Tiwari

Sr. Data Analyst
vishal.tiwari@unc.edu
(919) 445-4950

jackie_zeeman

Jackie Zeeman, Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
jackie_zeeman@unc.edu
(919) 966-0884