Because we are getting close to the end of the semester, it may be a good time to review the UMD Procedures for Administering Summative Student Evaluations.
Here is the opening statement in this policy:
When courses are evaluated summatively by students (i. e., for inclusion in academic files for personnel purposes), such evaluations shall be conducted during the last two weeks of classes for the term, preferably not on the last day of classes or during the final examination period. All evaluation forms shall be processed by Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS), a neutral party, in order to provide standard results, security of data, and privacy of the results.
Please review the entire policy for detailed information.