The Assessment Resource Center’s Townsend Hall office is currently closed, and staff are providing remote support only. The ARC is aware that a number of people will be using online course evaluations for the first time. To get started, please read the Guide to Online Course Evaluations. For questions, please call (573) 882-7773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARC supports post-secondary teaching and learning at the classroom level and at an institution level through assessment and evaluation.
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ARC provides scanning, scoring, and reporting of classroom tests for instructors of University of Missouri courses. Answer sheets, course identification sheets, and key sheets can be picked up at the ARC campus office, 112 Townsend Hall. After test administration, instructors need to complete the required documents and return them with the completed answer sheets to the ARC campus office.
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MoCAT is an online system that allows instructors to gather mid-semester feedback in order to improve teaching and learning during the semester. Instructors choose the appropriate survey, launch it, and review the compiled results. Please note: A MoCAT survey and results cannot be used in lieu of any official end-of-semester course evaluation required by the instructor’s home department. The MoCAT survey is used for informational purposes to help instructors implement changes during the semester.
MU’s Teaching for Learning Center strongly encourages the use of the MoCAT survey. The survey results are intended to provide instructors with valuable feedback regarding student perceptions of instruction and learning while showing students that instructors at the University of Missouri care about teaching.
The MoCAT evaluations can be deployed at any point during the semester, generally starting in Week 4, allowing instructors the opportunity to modify their classes to enhance teaching and learning throughout the remaining weeks of the semester. Instructors should assure students that their responses to the survey will remain anonymous: All student responses are aggregated into a single report for the instructor. Results are provided only to the person who launches the survey.