Comment Cards can now be sent via Polaris. Below you will find general information about Comment Cards and how to send one.
What is a Comment Card?
Comment Cards are sent by course instructors to provide feedback on a student's progress or standing in a course - such as to note concern (e.g., poor grades, poor attendance, problems with deadlines, lack of participation) or to highlight achievement or improvement.
Who receives Comment Cards?
Comment Cards are directed to the students, and copies are sent to all instructors for that course, as well as the student's advisor(s), Dean, and coach (if applicable).
Why should instructors send Comment Cards?
Experience tells us that students perform poorly in a given course for any number of reasons. It is often the case, however, that a student who is struggling in one course is struggling in other courses. Sharing information enables advisors and Deans to intervene, determine what is going on, and direct students to the appropriate resources on campus. Unfortunately, advisors and Deans sometimes do not learn that a student has been struggling until the end of the semester when the student comes up for academic action (probation or suspension). We fully recognize that each student has primary responsibility for seeking help, but sending a Comment Card allows advisors and Deans an opportunity (hopefully early in the semester) to intervene to help a student get on track.
To send a Comment Card to a student in your class:
Below is an example of an email an instructor would see after clicking on the Comment Card icon.
If you have any questions, please contact the Polaris Help Line at x1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.