UTSA has moved to online teaching evaluations. I thought this was a horrible idea. We used to have students write evaluations in class and so only the students who came to class would write evaluations. Under the new set up, students who don't attend either because they can't be bothered to show or because they've been failed for plagiarism are given the opportunity to write evals. Actually, they are encouraged to write evals. If they evaluate all of their courses, their names are entered into drawings for free ipads. (How about a drawing to reward attendance?)
Received my eval scores this afternoon braced myself for the worst. Students failed for academic dishonesty were going to let me have it. Someone who noticed that I wear the same outfit everyday would let me know the noticed. (Not the same token pants and shirt, but the same type. I did wear the same cardigan nearly every day.) The sleepers and the texters would explain why they had better things to do in class than pay attention.
Not to fear. Didn't happen. They didn't write evaluations. I had 1 student write an eval for phil law. 6 students in logic and another 6 for analytic phil. I think it was less than 10% response rate. They were all positive. My fears were unfounded, but it doesn't restore my confidence in the system.