Student Course Experience FAQs for Faculty

How can I activate the SCEs?

At the request of the Faculty Affairs Committee of the College Senate, in the Spring 2013 semester, the SCE (formerly SOFI) administration period for full term courses was extended to three weeks.  Faculty have the ability to activate the SCE survey for their courses during the first week of the SCE administration.  All SCEs will be activated for the last two weeks of the administration period.

To activate your SCE during the first week, first visit MyGeneseo. Select KnightWeb > Faculty Services > SCE (formerly SOFI) Reports & Administration > SCE Control Page.

The SCE Control Page lists faculty's courses that will be included in the SCE administration for the semester, the SCE start and end dates, the number of students to be included in the SCEs and the number of respondents.  At the beginning of each course is a check box; click on the check box to activate the SCEs for your course during the first week of the SCE administration.

Are there any guidelines for administering the SCEs?

The Faculty Affairs Committee of the College Senate have developed guidelines for administration of the SCEs (formerly SOFIs), which can be found HERE.

How long are the SCEs available?

For full term courses, instructors have the ability to activate the SCEs during the 3rd week before the end of the classes to administer them in class or to talk to students about instructor's perspective on SCEs.  SCEs will be activated for all full term courses the last two weeks of classes and notices will be sent to students at this time.  For shorter courses, the SCEs will activate 8 days before the end of the part of term; the last day of the term, the SCEs will be off.  Faculty are able to enter grades on the last day of the semester; to preserve the grade neutrality of the SCEs, once grading is turned on in KnightWeb, the SCE survey is no longer available.

See the SCE survey schedule

My lab/studio/discussion/directed study section used to appear in the SCE and now I don’t see it.  What happened?

Starting with the Fall 2009 semester, ungraded laboratory, discussion, studio, recitation sections that were offered in conjunction with another section were not included with the SCE load process.  Student teaching, directed study and internship sections were also removed from the SCE load. To protect students' anonymity, courses with fewer than four students are not included in the SCE process.

How can I check which of my courses will be included in the SCE?

At the bottom of the Faculty Services menu in KnightWeb, there is link to a menu item titled SCE (formerly SOFI) Reports and Administration. Within that menu is a SCE Control Page.  This SCE Control Page menu displays the courses for each faculty member which will be included in the SCE process for that semester.  Faculty are responsible for checking this page to ensure that proper courses are assigned to them.  The SCE Control Page also provides the start and end date for each section.

I received an e-mail from a student who said they had made a mistake on the SCE and wants to re-submit the SCE for my course.  Is this possible?

We do not allow students to change their SCE responses once the SCE has been submitted.  Because SCEs are used in personnel decisions, there has been reluctance to allow changes or delete submitted responses.  The 2nd page of the online SCE explicitly directs students to check their responses represent the instructor listed at the top of the page and reminds them the response cannot be changed once submitted.

Where should students go to complete the SCE?

In a web browser, direct students to visit MyGeneseo. Select KnightWeb, Surveys, then SCE (formerly SOFI) Surveys.

What are the SCE questions?

See Preview SCE Questions

How do I add additional questions?

In the KnightWeb system, instructors are not yet able to add course specific questions. 

When will SCE results be available?

SCE reports are released to faculty once all grades have been turned in to the Registrar’s Office.  Results for the summer term SCEs are not released until all grades have been submitted.

Additional Questions/Concerns

If you have concerns about the SCE process or questions, please contact the Faculty Affairs Committee of the College Senate.