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Faculty and instructors should have received an email message on Monday, April 14 with the results of their Spring Student Instructional Rating Surveys (for surveys that were conducted online only). Please check your email, with the following exceptions and conditions in mind:

  • Remember to check your "Spam" or "Junk" folders. SIRS results may be incorrectly labeled as junk based on specific student comments; this is highly unpredictable. 
  • "Rutgers Connect" inbox may have an "other" tab that hides messages, please check the "other" tab for your SIRS results.
  • Some units request that we hold the SIRS results (Rutgers Business School, Law School). These results will be sent at a later date. 
  • You may receive a separate email for each course, which your email software may treat as a "conversation". You may need to click to exand the conversation to see all of your survey results. 
  • Paper surveys will be scanned during the summer and returned by paper mail in the beginning of the Fall semester

If you cannot find the SIRS results for your courses, please write to us at ctaar@brokenemail.rutgers.edu please replace "brokenemail" with docs.rutgers.edu and we will resend your results. 

Please save the file attachment with your SIRS results for future reference.

If your survey was conducted in the "pilot" system (EvaluationKit), you will recevie a link to download your results instead of a file attachment, but you should still save this file for future reference. For EvaluationKit surveys, we will follow up with a supplemental report by email with the same data reformatted into the standard SIRS report for consistency, however this supplement will not contain the student comments. 

Department Administrators will receive copies of the SIRS reports through a Sakai dropbox or EvaluationKit link, before May 25th. 

Students can complete the Student Instructional Rating Surveys (SIRS) for their courses now, in most cases with a due date of May 3rd. 

There are three possible locations for SIRS. Students and faculty will receive emails with the correct link for their courses:

Due dates vary depending on the school and course. For exact details for a specific course, please check our list of current surveys - this will show the survey due date and correct link for all courses.

SIRS - Fall 2017 Results Published

The Fall 2017 results of the Student Instructional Rating Surveys are now available for the university community, through the SIRS results web site (requires Rutgers NetID login): 

https://sirs.ctaar.rutgers.edu/

Please note that CTAAR does not publish survey data for TAs. Department administrators who need full access to the SIRS data for their unit should use the SIRS Departmental Archive instead of the above site, and contact us for assistance. 

Instructors received their own SIRS results previously, by email on January 5th (for surveys conducted online), or via campus mail in late March (for paper surveys) c/o their department chair. Faculty and departments should retain their own copies of the SIRS results for future reference. 

The Middle States reaccreditation process for Rutgers University is in progress, and will culminate in an on-site evaluation from March 19 - 22, 2018. To prepare for the reaccreditation, all members of the university should take some time to familiarize themselves with the reaccreditation process, and with the Rutgers self-study:

Questions and comments should be directed to the steering committee, middlestates2018@badadress.rutgers.edu please remove "badaddress" and just use @rutgers.edu.

The workshop, TAP: Creating eBooks for the Classroom on 2/22/2018, is cancelled due to low registration.  We will offer it again in Fall, 2018

The TAP workshops: TAP: Excel for Grading (2/7/18) and TAP: Online Grades and Communication (2/8/18) are cancelled due to low registration.

OIT will perform critical updates to the electrical system in the Hill Center, which houses most of the university's web servers, on January 27. The exact timing of the work has not been announced yet. Many Rutgers web sites will be offline during the work.

Sakai will be offline. Canvas may also be unavailable at times, however since it is hosted off-campus it may be possible to log in to Canvas by going directly to the login link - http://rutgers.instructure.com/login/saml (depending on whether Rutgers CAS login is available or not). 

Rutgers Connect email will be available through the direct Microsoft link - https://outlook.office.com/ - and does not rely on any on-campus services. 

More information will be posted on the OIT news sitehttps://rutgersit.rutgers.edu

Several web sites are currently offline, including the front page for the Canvas course platform. Canvas however is still accessible, provided you use the link directly to the login page:

 http://rutgers.instructure.com/login/saml

OIT and DoCS are aware of the problem and are working to restore normal access. 

November 27 - SIRS begins

The online Student Instructional Rating Surveys have been set up and are queued to begin on Monday, November 27th  with student responses due by December 15, for most courses. Faculty and instructors should have received emails regarding their surveys, if there are any problems or you did not receive email (please check your spam!) write to us at ctaar@brokenmail.rutgers.edu please replace brokenmail with docs.rutgers.edu as soon as possible. 

Online surveys will be found in two locations:

Some departments continue to use paper surveys, those have been distributed to departmental offices and can be handed out in class. 

For exact dates and survey location for any specific course, please search for the course on our current surveys web page. 

CTAAR is pleased to continue providing a subscription to the Magna Publications library of videos and newsletters that cover a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning. 

  • Magna Commons is a large video library of webinars and talks on higher education teaching and adminstration
  • Magna "20-Minute Mentors" are shorter videos covering many of the same topics in a more concise format
  • The Teaching Professor quarterly newsletter focuses on classroom issues
  • The Online Classroom monthly newsletter covers issues specific to online teaching.

To access the Magna publications, please log in to Sakai through our Magna Sakai Page, and click the "Magna Publications" link. 

https://sakai.rutgers.edu/portal/site/magna

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