As a part of the Academic Assessment plan, every faculty member must conduct student course evaluations for at least one course each year. Some questions should be common to all of the department's course or seminar evaluations, consistent with the goals that the department has set for assessment for the year. Other questions may be specific to the course, focusing on particular areas of curriculum and pedagogy about which the faculty member wants to know more. The completed course evaluations will be read and discussed by the faculty member and the department chair. Since course evaluations reflect only indirectly on student learning, they should be used in conjunction with other, more direct measures, as part of a robust assessment plan.Each faculty member is enrolled in a Blackboard course called Course Evaluation. Faculty are encouraged to post course evaluations they have used on this site and to check it for models for future evaluations. See under Resources, "Tools - Surveys" for other examples.