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Nuts & Bolts questionnaire (course evaluations)
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From:  	"Heather K. Peterson" 
Subject:  	[Fwd: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire]
Date:  	Mon, September 10, 2007 8:29 am
To:  	speh@math.cornell.edu
Cc:  	ref2@cornell.edu,mst1@cornell.edu

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Hi Birgit,

In reference to Bill's e-mail, when you get a chance can you provide me
with a hard copy of the on-line version of the questionnaire?  Also,
before I can move forward with sending out a reminder notice, at some
point I need to confirm with you/Dick the process and how much ITO support
can be provided to faculty interested in the online version.  I ask that
you or Dick touch base with me at your earliest convenience so I can get
this squared away.

Thank you again for your help.

Heather

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [Fwd: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire]
From:    "Bill Gilligan" 
Date:    Fri, September 7, 2007 4:21 pm
To:      speh@math.cornell.edu
Cc:      "Maria Shea Terrell" 
         wahlbin@math.cornell.edu
         "Richard Edward Furnas" 
         "Heather K. Peterson" 
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Birgit,
I've asked Heather to hold off on sending out information about the Nuts &
Bolts questionnaire until there's been a chance to confirm the process for
supporting any course instructors who wish to use the on-line version this
year.
I've talked briefly with Dick Furnas and Maria, about support for the
on-line version through the Instructional Technology Office.  I think Dick
can work out with you how much support can be provided though ITO and how
much you or other members of the committee can offer to those interested in
the on-line version.

I've also asked Heather to check with you or Dick to get a hard copy of the
on-line "Nuts & Bolts questionnaire, and we would then use that as the
questionnaire for instructor's who elect to continue using a paper survey
form.
I'll have Heather review a draft notice on the Nuts & bolts reminder to the
teaching faculty with you and Lars next week and then she can send out the
reminder to them after that.

If there are any other issues that you think need to be addressed before
the notice is sent out, please let Heather know - I'll be out of the office
next week.
Thanks.
Bill
**************************************

>Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 10:08:36 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: [Fwd: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire]
>X-PH: V4.1@postoffice10
>From: "Heather K. Peterson" 
>To: wdg1@cornell.edu
>User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.9a
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>Hi Bill,
>
>In addition to the e-mail I sent to Birgit yesterday (below), I spoke with
>her briefly and she indicated that it is encouraged to use the online
>feature, which she believes a majority of faculty did use.  However, we
>also provided the option of hard copy.  I tracked down an e-mail Birgit
>sent to faculty in February 07 notifying them of the online version.  In
>the e-mail she asked for those interested to email her.  She subsequently
>set up a training session.  I'm thinking that since it has been used, most
>should be familiar with this software/blackboard (with the exception of
>visiting faculty, etc).  Since this online N&B process is still in the
>beginning stages for this semester, I could follow the same type of
>protocol and send an e-mail to faculty reminding them of the approaching
>N&B.  If there is a demand for the online version, I could work with
>Richard on setting up a time for a brief training (especially for those
>new).
>
>Another thought for the future.... at some point providing a link under
>admin. resources section on the Math Dept. web site that provides
>directions for faculty.
>
>I'm still thinking this through.  Let me know your thoughts.
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
>Subject: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire
>From:    "Heather K. Peterson" 
>Date:    Wed, September 5, 2007 1:43 pm
>To:      speh@math.cornell.edu
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>Dear Professor Speh,
>
>We are approaching Nuts & Bolts student course evaluations.  I am sorting
>out this process by referencing Arletta's files.  It looks like a "pilot"
>was to be performed last year to test the new online process via
>Blackboard.  However, subsequent memo correspondence from Allen Hatcher in
>February 07 leads me to believe that the evaluation process was done
>manually.  Please let me know if you recall the final outcome in this
>process, whether it was done manually, online, or if there was an option
>for both.  I also realize now after meeting with Bill that each course has
>to be set up for Blackboard in order to utilize the online feature. Your
>input on this would be a great help.
>
>Thank you.
>
>Heather Peterson
>Administrative Assistant
>Department of Mathematics
>310 Malott Hall
>Phone:  607-255-4013
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>Heather Peterson
>Administrative Assistant/Course Enrollment Coordinator
>Department of Mathematics
>310 Malott Hall
>Phone:  607-255-4013
>Fax:  607-255-7149

_______________________________________________________________________________
Bill Gilligan                                                   Phone:
607-255-7594
Administrative Manager                                  Fax:   607-255-7149
Department of
Mathematics                                       Email:wdg1@cornell.edu
319 Malott Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853




Heather Peterson
Administrative Assistant/Course Enrollment Coordinator
Department of Mathematics
310 Malott Hall
Phone:  607-255-4013
Fax:  607-255-7149


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From:  	"Heather K. Peterson" 
Subject:  	[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire]]
Date:  	Mon, September 10, 2007 12:43 pm
To:  	bes12@cornell.edu,ref2@cornell.edu
Cc:  	wdg1@cornell.edu,maria@math.cornell.edu
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Birgit/Dick,

Birgit, per your suggestion this morning (& e-mail) the best way to get
the ball rolling on this is to go ahead and e-mail allfac asking
instructors to notify Dick (cc: me) who is interested in using the online
version of Nuts & Bolts and to provide the information that is needed
(Birgit, I will have you look at the e-mail before I send it).  This way
it will give Dick enough time to coordinate the student technicians for
course builder set up (as done last semester).

Once we get the courses set up I can send the official reminder notice to
faculty including any ITO support that may be provided to them.  By then
Bill should be back and can provide his input.

I will hold off on doing this until I hear back from you both.  Let me
know what you think.

Thanks.



---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire]
From:    "Birgit Speh" 
Date:    Mon, September 10, 2007 9:40 am
To:      "Richard E. Furnas" 
         "wdg1@cornell.edu >> Bill Gilligan" 
         "Heather K. Peterson" 
         bes12@cornell.edu
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Dick,

this is my understanding also. We looked at the possibility of other 
survey techniques as well, but discarded them because we didn't want 
whole fraternities filling out the surveys, but restrict them to the 
students in the course.

The way it was done in the past was to send out an e-mail about the  SHORT
version of the survey to allfac, asking who would be interested in  using
an electronic version of Nuts and Bolts. A copy of the  e-mail  from last
spring semester is probably still available in Arletta's  mailbox. I call
look at it and edit it a little.


The process is as follows: Those who would like to use the electronic 
version are suppose to send an e-mail to Me? Heather? Dick( I think this 
would be best) with the following info:

Class taught
Blackboard web site yes or no.


Those who answer yes get an e-mail asking to include to give the person 
who is actually doing the work course builder privileges and report back 
when this is done.

For those who answer a bb website is setup the students registered are 
uploaded and the survey is setup. When done the instructor receives an 
e-mail. This email also includes instructions about accessing the  results
of the survey.

In general the survey should be open for the whole semester.

I hope this explains it and I am sorry that it is so complicated , but  it
was the best we could come up with after looking at all the software 
which is available at Cornell for software.

Birgit



Richard E. Furnas wrote:
> Birgit,
>
> In looking over things in the ITO, I find more than one candidate for 
"the" on-line version. If you have a copy in some form that would be
very
> helpful.
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> As to logistics of the distribution, Blackboard has no notion of shared 
resources across sections of a course or between courses. Instances of
an
> on-line version in Bb would need to be uploaded individually into each 
section of each course. Who could actually do this varies from section
to
> section, course to course since it requires Instructor, TA, or Course 
Builder privileges. Is this description consistent with your
> understanding of the use of Bb for Nuts and Bolts in the past?
>
> I have been looking into less cumbersome ways of implementing surveys 
with various levels of anonymity and access to results.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Dick
>
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> ==== On 9/7/07 4:21 PM Bill Gilligan < wdg1@cornell.edu > said: ====
>
>> Birgit,
>> I've asked Heather to hold off on sending out information about the
Nuts &
>> Bolts questionnaire until there's been a chance to confirm the process
for
>> supporting any course instructors who wish to use the on-line version
this
>> year.
>> I've talked briefly with Dick Furnas and Maria, about support for the 
on-line version through the Instructional Technology Office.  I think
Dick
>> can work out with you how much support can be provided though ITO and
how
>> much you or other members of the committee can offer to those
interested in
>> the on-line version.
>> I've also asked Heather to check with you or Dick to get a hard copy of
the
>> on-line "Nuts & Bolts questionnaire, and we would then use that as the 
questionnaire for instructor's who elect to continue using a paper
survey
>> form.
>> I'll have Heather review a draft notice on the Nuts & bolts reminder to
the
>> teaching faculty with you and Lars next week and then she can send out
the
>> reminder to them after that.
>> If there are any other issues that you think need to be addressed
before
>> the notice is sent out, please let Heather know - I'll be out of the
office
>> next week.
>> Thanks.
>> Bill
>> **************************************
>>> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 10:08:36 -0400 (EDT)
>>> Subject: [Fwd: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire]
>>> X-PH: V4.1@postoffice10
>>> From: "Heather K. Peterson" 
>>> To: wdg1@cornell.edu
>>> User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.9a
>>> Hi Bill,
>>> In addition to the e-mail I sent to Birgit yesterday (below), I spoke
with
>>> her briefly and she indicated that it is encouraged to use the online
feature, which she believes a majority of faculty did use.  However,
we
>>> also provided the option of hard copy.  I tracked down an e-mail
Birgit
>>> sent to faculty in February 07 notifying them of the online version.
In
>>> the e-mail she asked for those interested to email her.  She
subsequently
>>> set up a training session.  I'm thinking that since it has been used,
most
>>> should be familiar with this software/blackboard (with the exception
of
>>> visiting faculty, etc).  Since this online N&B process is still in the
beginning stages for this semester, I could follow the same type of
protocol and send an e-mail to faculty reminding them of the
approaching
>>> N&B.  If there is a demand for the online version, I could work with
Richard on setting up a time for a brief training (especially for
those
>>> new).
>>> Another thought for the future.... at some point providing a link
under
>>> admin. resources section on the Math Dept. web site that provides
directions for faculty.
>>> I'm still thinking this through.  Let me know your thoughts.
>>> Thanks.
>>> ---------------------------- Original Message
----------------------------
>>> Subject: Nuts & Bolts questionnaire
>>> From:    "Heather K. Peterson" 
>>> Date:    Wed, September 5, 2007 1:43 pm
>>> To:      speh@math.cornell.edu
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dear Professor Speh,
>>> We are approaching Nuts & Bolts student course evaluations.  I am
sorting
>>> out this process by referencing Arletta's files.  It looks like a
"pilot"
>>> was to be performed last year to test the new online process via
Blackboard.  However, subsequent memo correspondence from Allen
Hatcher in
>>> February 07 leads me to believe that the evaluation process was done
manually.  Please let me know if you recall the final outcome in this
process, whether it was done manually, online, or if there was an
option
>>> for both.  I also realize now after meeting with Bill that each course
has
>>> to be set up for Blackboard in order to utilize the online feature.
Your
>>> input on this would be a great help.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Heather Peterson
>>> Administrative Assistant
>>> Department of Mathematics
>>> 310 Malott Hall
>>> Phone:  607-255-4013
>>> Heather Peterson
>>> Administrative Assistant/Course Enrollment Coordinator
>>> Department of Mathematics
>>> 310 Malott Hall
>>> Phone:  607-255-4013
>>> Fax:  607-255-7149
>> _______________________________________________________________________________
>> Bill Gilligan                                                   Phone: 607-255-7594
>> Administrative Manager                                  Fax:607-255-7149
>> Department of
>> Mathematics
Email:wdg1@cornell.edu
>> 319 Malott Hall
>> Cornell University
>> Ithaca, New York 14853


Heather Peterson
Administrative Assistant/Course Enrollment Coordinator
Department of Mathematics
310 Malott Hall
Phone:  607-255-4013
Fax:  607-255-7149


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From:  	"Heather K. Peterson" 
Subject:  	Nuts & Bolts update
Date:  	Wed, September 12, 2007 1:03 pm
To:  	ref2@cornell.edu
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Hi Dick,

Following the same process as last semester, Lars has agreed to having faculty interested in the online survey contact you via e-mail (cc'g me). I am giving you a heads up on this before I send out the e-mail to faculty. I will also include a deadline date for them to respond. This will allow you enough time for coordinating set up on Blackboard (it's my understanding that students helped with set up up last semester). They will also have the option of using the hard copy questionnaire, which may limit the number interested in the online version.

Please confirm receipt of this e-mail. I'd like to get the ball rolling asap.

Thanks again.

Heather Peterson Administrative Assistant/Course Enrollment Coordinator Department of Mathematics 310 Malott Hall Phone: 607-255-4013 Fax: 607-255-7149

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