As part of the educational process, students are to complete course evaluations at the end of their courses, but before final exams. The feedback collected from the course evaluation is used by academic departments in the improvement of the curriculum and used in the promotion and tenure process of faculty.
Over the past several years, various departments have been making the transition from scantron and hand written course evaluations to conducting course evaluations online. In May 2009, the Faculty Senate Learning with Technology Committee reviewed various course evaluation products and recommended that course evaluations should be conducted online through GullNet.
In Winter 2010, a pilot of course evaluations was conducted with the Communication Arts and Psychology Departments. During Spring 2010 the Departments of Communication Arts, Psychology, Respiratory Therapy and Medical Technology conducted their course evaluations online through GullNet. Since then, the number of departments conducting their course evaluations through GullNet is increasing each semester.