Student Feedback Forms (SFFs)
Information for School/College Administrators
The Measurement and Research Center (MARC) together with the Senior Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies coordinates the administration of SFFs. We rely upon SFF Coordinators within the school/college Deans' offices to verify the SFF list of courses and instructors each semester, to help prepare and collect paper SFFs and later to distribute the results. The Coordinator's role is vital to the success of the SFFs administration. We appreciate the attention to detail and accuracy as this will help ensure the correct course/instructor data is loaded into the online e-SFF system and used to overprint SFF materials (paper delivery).
The SFF manifest for each school/college is a listing of each course (with detailed course and instructor information) that will be evaluated in the current semester. MARC provides each school/college a preliminary SFF manifest and asks that the school/college carefully review the data and work with us to update the information.
Because the manifest information is used to populate the SFF system, it is very important that the SFF manifest information be accurate, and even more critical for e-SFF courses. It is essential that instructors and students are able to access the appropriate forms and that responses are captured and applied to the appropriate course and instructor. A mistake can cause corrupted data.
Approximately six weeks after the start of the spring/fall semester (one week for summer sessions) you'll receive the preliminary manifest with course and instructor data we've downloaded from BANNER.
The SFF Coordinator will review the listing carefully and inform MARC about -
- course additions
- course deletions
- updated information for courses, instructors, etc.
- any lab/recitation courses you’d like us to “roll-up” with a common lecture/meeting and individual lab/recitation sections
The requested updates should be returned to MARC (via e-mail) as soon as possible, so that MARC can make the necessary changes. Some colleges send a marked up copy of the preliminary manifest that is highlighted (in various colors) with changes/corrections accompanied by an e-mail detailing the changes, etc. (i.e., if there's a course listed on the preliminary manifest that should not be evaluated, please highlight the course on the Excel file, attach the file to an e-mail and include the course data that you wish to delete in the body of your e-mail).
Please pay particular attention to missing instructors and other information, as well as sections with enrollment of fewer than 8 students. If the instructor field is blank, please add the instructor’s name and TUid; note these changes in the body of your return e-mail.
The SFFs for most undergraduate and graduate courses are now conducted online. Both instructors and students can access the website during the live evaluation period at http://esff.temple.edu. The website link is included in the emails sent to instructors and students, and there is also a link on TUportal.
Click here for a sample of the e-SFF Orange Instructor Form.
Click here for a sample of e-SFF Student pages (S1 form).
To include a course in the online delivery, use the purple-header columns (Excel manifest) on the right and include:
- Form Type (S1, L1, R1, P1, M1)
- Note if 2 or more courses are Cross-Listed and online, specify all relevant CRNs (meet same time, same place, same instructor, same experience)
Online Learning courses for your college are included in your manifest. Please be sure to include the form type for these courses as well as other courses designated for the e-SFF.
For scheduling reasons, there may also be a small number of graduate/undergraduate courses that will use paper. MARC will integrate the data provided by each school and college to create a final version of the Excel manifest. The final version is utilized for printing the following SFF materials:
- A set of three labels for each course , which includes course/instructor information
- Green Course Identification forms (pre-printed with course/instructor information)
- Orange Instructor forms (pre-printed with course/instructor information)
For questions regarding processing (i.e., manifest concerns (paper and online), forms distribution, form types, returning SFFs for processing, etc...)