Crucial CAPE Online Info for Instructors

How does online CAPE work?

Students will receive an email from CAPE with a link to all their course evaluations. These emails will be sent out during 9th week. Students may also access their course evaluations via BLINK and TED.  Several reminder emails will be sent out to students who do not complete all of their evaluations. Students will have until 8am before first final to complete the evaluation. All data (numerical results and student comments) will be given to Academic Affairs after grades have been posted.  Academic Affairs posts this data on their password protected website for faculty and staff to view.  Numerical results (without student comments) will be posted online at the CAPE website and the Schedule of Classes after grades have been posted.

How can I help CAPE boost response rate?

Inform and encourage students in class. We cannot stress how important this is. CAPE will not be successful without faculty encouragement!

Can I opt out of CAPE?

No. Since CAPEing will no longer occur during class time, we are not offering the option for instructors to opt out of having their classes CAPEd.

Can I request paper forms for self-CAPE instead of doing an online evaluation?

No. We don’t have resources to send paper survey forms in lieu of the online surveys.

How are team-taught classes being handled?

CAPE uses data from the Registrar to identify all team-taught classes and generate a survey for each instructor listed. Please update all information with the Registrar!

How are courses with fewer than 16 students enrolled being handled?

They will be handled like any other courses. There is no need to send in any extra requests like self-CAPE packets before. Please make sure the course is listed on the Registrar with the correct information.

What courses are not CAPEd?

All courses that have not been CAPEd in the past with a legitimate reason (not low enrollment or simple instructor decline) will continue to not be CAPEd for now. For example, this includes the 198s and certain classes where instructors don’t really lecture. The list of courses not CAPEd can be found at https://cape.ucsd.edu/faculty/CoursesNotCAPEd.aspx

Can I submit custom questions for the surveys?

Yes. Instructors can pose specific questions to students by submitting custom questions on https://cape.ucsd.edu/admin/faculty. These questions must be posed with a "strongly agree to strongly disagree" scale in mind. The link will open week 5 and close week 7. 

How are student comments being handled?

As before, students will not have access to the comments. All data, including comments, will be given to Academic Affairs after grades have been posted.  Academic Affairs posts this data on their password protected website for faculty and staff to view. 

How do I access my CAPE data and comments?