TritonEd Course and Professor Evaluations

The Department is concerned about low response rates for the CAPE both because of the possibility of selection bias (non-random respondents means that CAPE statistics may not generalize to the entire class) and because small samples means that CAPE statistics are noisy estimates of the true parameters.

As economists we know that incentives matter. Because we want to get feedback from all of our students, we are experimenting with providing individual incentives for helping us improve our courses by administering a survey identical to the CAPE but through TritonEd.  TritonEd surveys show us whether a student has completed the survey, but not the student’s individual responses so it is impossible for us to link a student with their specific answers ever.  Filling out the CAPE does not give us the ability to reward you individually, because the CAPE system only tells us the fraction of the class which responded.

The incentive we gave to students who completed the TritonEd survey was to uploaded their final letter grade to TritonEd, which gave respondents access to their grades right away. Since the Registrar takes up to a full day to update after we submit grades, instructors were willing to put in the extra effort to cut this lag for students who were willing to help improve our instruction and courses by responding to the TritonEd survey.

Below we report the TritonEd results for the subset of our classes that have participated in this experiment.

2017 Fall: Antonovics, Beare, Betts, Clemens, Famulari, Jacobsen, Mundler, Newhouse, O, Santamaria, Sinitsyn, Toda, Trevino

TritonEd vs CAPE Survey
2017 Fall Quarter

 

CAPE Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

TritonEd Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

Instructor

Course

Term

Enroll

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Antonovics

ECON 1

FA17

973

496

94.8%

99.3%

519

96.1 %

99.8%

Beare

ECON 122

FA17

16

10

85.7%

100%

11

81.8 %

90.9 %

Betts

ECON 147

FA17

79 37 97.1% 97.1% 48 95.8% 100%

Clemens

ECON 140

FA17

52 17 88.2% 88.2% 19 89.5% 94.7%

Famulari

ECON 100A

FA17

496 167 82.00% 88.2% 347 85.3% 89.3%

Jacobsen

ECON 131

FA17

310 100 85.9% 95.7% 167 88.6% 93.4%

Muendler

ECON 102

FA17

268 91 75.3% 82.1% 145 76.6% 78.5%

Newhouse

ECON 171A

FA17

238 78 88.4% 86.6% 130 86.2% 85.4%

Newhouse

ECON 172A

FA17

247 72 84.8% 90.9% 117 88.8% 90.4%

O

ECON 120C

FA17

276 130 80.5% 73.8% 147 82.6% 78.2%

O

ECON 173A

FA17

214 103 85.0% 80.6% 123 77.9% 73.3%

Santamaria

ECON 120A

FA17

466 151 98.6% 98.7% 222 96.8% 99.0%

Sinitsyn

ECON 100C

FA17

293 92 92.7% 91.5% 150 92.1% 86.9%

Sinitsyn

ECON 176

FA17

43 10 100% 100% 14 92.9% 100%

Toda

ECON 113

FA17

19 11 81.8% 81.8% 12 100% 100%

Trevino

ECON 142

FA17

47 20 100% 94.7% 27 88.9% 92.3%

2017 Summer 2: Beare, Iriberri, Levkoff, Major, Newhouse, Nieto-Barthaburu, O, Sinitsyn, Squires

TritonEd vs CAPE Survey
2017 Summer Session 2

 

CAPE Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

TritonEd Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

Instructor

Course

Term

Enroll

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Iriberri

ECON 1

S217

77

36

86.6 %

91.2 %

58

94.4 %

95.6 %

Nieto-Barthaburu

ECON 2

S217

39

6

66.76 %

50.0 %

25

95.8 %

91.7 %

Iriberri

ECON 100A

S217

58

16

92.9 %

78.6 %

29

93.1 %

86.2 %

Sinitsyn

ECON 100B

S217

48

11

87.5 %

100.0 %

35

97.14 % 

94.29 %

Levkoff

ECON 100C

S217

97

29

96.4 %

92.9 %

54

94.4 %

94.4 %

Newhouse

ECON 109

S217

60

13

100.0 %

100.0 %

33

90.9 %

90.9 %

Levkoff

ECON 110B

S217

36

12

81.8 %

90.9 %

17

82.4 %

94.1 %

Major

ECON 116

S217

22

3

100.0 %

100.0 %

14

71.4 %

71.4 %

Beare

ECON 120A

S217

30

4

100.0 %

75.0 %

12

 91.67 %

91.67 %

O

ECON 120B

S217

56

26

96.0 %

96.0 %

39

94.7 %

89.5 %

O

ECON 120C

S217

74

33

96.9 %

90.6 %

51

94.0 %

96.0 %

Nieto-Barthaburu

ECON 131

S217

75

17

100.0 %

100.0 %

57

96.4 %

94.6 %

Squires

ECON 144

S217

48

13

100.0 %

100.0 %

26

88.0 %

88.0 %

Newhouse

ECON 171

S217

51

18

100.0 %

93.8 %

33

93.4 %

93.4 %

2017 Summer 1: Famulari, C. Hilmer, M. Hilmer, Johnson, Lee, Levkoff, Major, Newhouse, Hovander, Nieto-Barthaburu, O, Sinitsyn, Willoughby

TritonEd vs CAPE Survey
2017 Summer Session 1

 

CAPE Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

TritonEd Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

Instructor

Course

Term

Enroll

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Nieto-Barthaburu

ECON 1

S117

48

83.3 %

91.7 %

35

97.1 %

91.4 %

Hovander

ECON 2

S117

41

80.0 %

100.0 %

18

61.1 %

82.4 %

Johnson

ECON 3

S117

44

93.8 %

100.0 %

29

100.0 %

100.0 %

Willoughby

ECON 4

S117

31

64.3 %

64.3 %

14

 85.7%

78.6 %

Famulari

ECON 100A

S117

85

96.2 %

100.0 %

63

95.2 %

98.4 %

Sinitsyn

ECON 100B

S117

51

90.9 %

90.9 %

41

90.2 %

95.1 %

Levkoff

ECON 100C

S117

107

87.2 %

94.9 %

64

92.2 %

95.3 %

Major

ECON 101

S117

21

100.0 %

87.5 %

12

100 %

100 %

Hilmer

ECON 107

S117

19

100.0 %

100.0 %

11

100 %

100 %

Newhouse

ECON 109

S117

72

100.0 %

100.0 %

44

95 %

95 %

Lee

ECON 110A

S117

71

90.5 %

85.7 %

40

87.5 %

75 %

Levkoff

ECON 110B

S117

36

66.7 %

77.8 %

22

90.9 %

90.9 %

Hilmer, C

ECON 120A

S117

38

76.9 %

61.5 %

27

81.5 %

66.7 %

O

ECON 120B

S117

58

89.7 %

89.7 %

44

97.7 %

93.2 %

O

ECON 120C

S117

69

90.0 %

93.1 %

43

88.4 %

90.7 %

Hilmer, M

ECON 130

S117

39

100.0 %

94.1 %

15

100 %

93.3 %

Nieto-Barthaburu

ECON 131

S117

62

85.7 %

85.7 %

40

97.5 %

92.5 %

Hilmer, M

ECON 139

S117

41

81.8 %

90.9 %

21

90.5 %

85.7 %

Willoughby

ECON 173A

S117

32

91.7 %

91.7 %

14

92.9 %

92.9 %

2017 Spring: Famulari

TritonEd vs CAPE Survey
2017 Spring Quarter

 

CAPE Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

TritonEd Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

Instructor

Course

Term

Enroll

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Famulari

ECON 140

SP17

48

15

92.0 %

85.0 %

41

95.12 %

97.6 %

2017 Winter: Famulari

TritonEd vs CAPE Survey
2017 Winter Quarter

 

CAPE Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

TritonEd Survey
(click on number of "evals made" to view survey)

Instructor

Course

Term

Enroll

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Evals Made

Rcmnd Class

Rcmnd Instr

Famulari

ECON 100A A00

WI17

221

101

86.0 %

85.0 %

152

90.13 %

88.82 %

Famulari

Econ 100A B00

WI17

217

121

86.0 %

88.0 %

140

90.71 %

95.0 %