Student Corner

SOI - Student Opinion of instruction

A motto for the Dewar College of Education is "Positively impacting learning through evidence-based practices." Your feedback is "evidence." VSU and the College of Education very much value your feedback on both the course and instructor, for which we provide the end-of-term SOI, or Student Opinion of Instruction form. We use the data collected with the SOI to inform the improvement of courses and the quality of instruction. The feedback can benefit you directly with the improvement of shared systems and related courses you may yet take. Improving the quality of the program and its graduates will have long term benefits for you with the reputation of your degree.

HOW: The data is reported anonymously and after your instructor has posted final grades. When prompted to do so at the end of the term, please take the time to fill out the online Student Opinion of Instruction form.

VSU students log in to Banner and select the SOI link, where you then select the appropriate course section.

Non-VSU students should receive an email from the Dean of the College of Education. Please do NOT delete this email. It is your only method of reaching the SOI form to provide us the necessary feedback. The email provides a direct link to the survey. It reads something like this:

"With the help of LiveText solutions, I am inviting you to fill out an online form.
Please click on the following link to complete this form at your convenience."

THANK YOU for being conscientious students and providing feedback that will benefit you and education in general.

Other Forms of Feedback are Welcome...

If you have a more immediate concern regarding systems, the program, a course, an instructor, or any staff member, please feel free to contact the Chair of your department (see the Advising link.). We want to do all we can to support your learning.


John Crawford from University Advancement organized a "Blazer Roadtrip" for the students, faculty, staff and family members of the VSU Kings Bay Off-Campus Center. A bus trip, tailgate party, meeting President McKinney and his lovely wife and watching a phenomenal football game made for a wonderful VSU football day! Also we would like to extend a special thanks to Tracy Collins for organizing the event with John Crawford.