Whether used to gauge the success of a course, to measure the impact of dialogue tools, or to build a tenure case, evaluation plays a key role in higher education.
Post-dialogue surveys and reflection help faculty understand the impact on students of that day’s class. A mid-semester check-in gauges how dialogue affects student learning. An end-of-semester evaluation helps an instructor understand what worked, what didn't work, and how students are measuring their progress.
Evaluation also helps faculty make the case for dialogic classrooms to administrators, academic leadership, and fellow faculty members.