University of Nevada
School of Dental Medicine
The University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine needed a more intuitive system to administer course and faculty evaluations.
eValuate was configured to automate anonymous student evaluations, track non-respondents, and send evaluation reminders to help improve response rates.
The University of Nevada – Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine has been providing Nevada with well-versed dentists who are able to address the state’s needs and dentist shortages, especially in rural areas, since it opened in 2002.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine had tried to use systems for the course and instructor evaluations in the past, but between usability, reporting, and support, it hadn’t been able to find a comprehensive system to meet its specific needs. They needed to improve response rates and wanted weekly reminders sent out to students so that they would actually fill out their evaluations in a timely manner. They needed to aggregate reporting related to response averages and course departments. Above all, they needed a system that was more intuitive that more people throughout the school would be able to understand and use.
They needed to be able to run reports on means related to departments, courses, faculty, and even sets of questions within their evaluation forms. The University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine provided AllofE with its requirements and desired reports, and AllofE configured eValuate to help automate administering anonymous evaluations to students and track non-respondents to help improve response rates.
Once AllofE understood all the specific details and reports the program needed, they got to work customizing eValuate to suit their unique needs. They recognized improved results within the first semester of implementation. They previously had to manually calculate a number of different types of averages based on their evaluation results. Bill Davenport, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was amazed at how quickly AllofE was able to build a report that brought back everything he had been looking for.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine is also using eCurriculum to standardize each course director’s syllabus format and is actively using eCurriculum to run reports based on coverage of the school’s competencies. They plan to analyze course coverage and student feedback longitudinally moving forward to further improve the students’ learning and experiences while in the program.