WSU-SOM utilizes several methods of curricular evaluation. For many years, 1st- and 2nd-year students have been required to complete an online evaluation for each professor after successful completion of their respective course. One-third of the student population is required to submit evaluations after any given examination. For example, in a course that has two exams, one-third of the student population evaluates the first half, and a different third evaluates the second. Students anonymously submit their responses, using an internal web page, and the results are sent to the appropriate instructors, course directors, and academic deans. Although this evaluation is helpful in critiquing a course, it does have limited usefulness. For example, the majority of questions are closed-ended, and students are asked to select an answer ranging from “not helpful” to “very helpful.” It is difficult for feedback to be fully expressed with this method. For course directors, anonymous feedback may not always be constructive in nature, including irrelevant and unduly critical comments. Also, students’ comments often do not include suggestions on how to change aspects of the course that have been graded as poor. The aforementioned evaluation system also fails to offer a way for course directors to request specific feedback about unique aspects of their own course.