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eSET and the Bacc Core

APAA - Assessment

The Baccalaureate Core Committee and the office of APAA coordinate with units to use the electronic Student Evaluation of Teaching (eSET) to gather indirect evidence of student learning in Baccalaureate Core skills categories in the year prior to their review.

  • eSETs have already been collected for the 2013-14 Baccalaureate Core Category review. For units who wish for the eSET Bacc Core questions to continue, the questions will remain. For all other courses the questions will be removed.
  • DPD and College of Engineering WIC courses in the 2014-15 will have questions added to their eSETs through summer 2014 for the upcoming Baccalaureate Program Review. The DPD questions can be found here.

What should instructors do?

There is no need for instructors to take any action. The questions will be automatically added to the participating courses. Instructors will still be able to add their own individual questions to course evaluations.

Results Handling

The results will be independently processed by the Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation (APAA) Office and then distributed as aggragate data to the Baccalaureate Core Committee, faculty and unit heads.

  • The eSET data will NOT be used in individual course reviews during the Bacc Core Category review process.
  • Individual instructors will NOT be identified in data that are used in the review.

Baccaluareate Core Committee

The Bacc Core Committee will ONLY receive aggregated data from the eSET. The data will be aggregated such that individual instructors are not identifiable.

eSETs are NOT used in any aspect of the individual course reviews during the Bacc Core Category reviews.


Faculty will receive the results of the additional Bacc Core questions on their eSET reports. Hopefully student responses to these questions will provide some insight into the student perceptions on their learning related to the outcome.  Faculty may choose to include eSET data as part of their review, but are not required to do so.

Unit Heads

Because the questions fall under the “quantitative” category as Likert Scale questions, the student responses to the Bacc Core SET questions will show up on the individual faculty reports that unit heads receive.

Contact Info

500 Kerr Admin. Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph: 541-737-7463 | Fax: 541-737-8082

APAA Staff
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