Responding to Negative Student Evaluations

In a recent Faculty Focus article, “What to Do About Those Negative Comments on Course Evaluations,” Maryellen Weimer, PhD, provides suggestions for how to productively respond to outlying negative feedback on end of term student evaluations. She explores her own tendency to overreach and obsess over the “one negative comment in a sea of positive ones.” She addresses how to stop overreaching and instead learn to filter emotionally-charged negative feedback into constructive, productive response.