- Online evaluations are made available approximately one week before the end of classes, remain open through study days, and close prior to final exams. However, some professors may have chosen to limit the availability of their course evaluations, so students should reach out to their professors to determine when evaluations will be available for their courses.
- Once the survey becomes available, the students will receive email reminders listing the courses for which they still have pending evaluations. These emails will contain a link to the CoursEval website, where students can log-in using their NetID and password. Courses with pending evaluations will appear on the home screen once students are logged-in.
- Students can edit their responses up until the time when the survey closes, even if they have already been submitted.
- Once evaluations are closed online, it is no longer possible for students to complete, submit, or edit them.
- The online evaluations are anonymous.
- Faculty do not receive any evaluation results until after all grades have been submitted for each course.
- Likewise, the evaluation survey will close before final exams begin and before grades for the semester become available to students.
- Faculty never receive any information about which students submitted which responses. Also, faculty will not be able to determine who completed their evaluations and who did not.
- The results of some questions are published online in the schedule of classes, available to students through MyAccess. Faculty have the ability to opt out of having their results published there.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
Only active and current students in a course may complete an evaluation survey for that course. If you drop a course, but still see the evaluation survey on your CoursEval Home screen, your withdrawal may not have been processed yet. Do not complete evaluations for that course, instead, contact Caitlin Harding, Manager of Course Evaluation Systems at email@example.com.
All instructors will be evaluated on one survey. Students will be provided with independent evaluation questions for each instructor within the survey for that course.
No. We do not evaluate courses with only one student enrolled, internships, labs, recitations or independent studies. Nor do we evaluate courses taught in certain departments. Also, teaching assistants are not evaluated by the Registrar’s Office. Finally, instructors may choose not to have their course evaluated.
If you are concerned about whether or not you are assigned to complete evaluations for a specific course, check the emails sent from the University Registrar, or the listings in CoursEval on your Home screen throughout the evaluation period.
Results from course evaluations are used throughout the university for many essential purposes. Faculty use evaluation results to edit teaching style, course materials and course structure. Departments and Deans use results in decisions regarding rank, tenure and promotion of faculty as well as program design and class offerings. Students use evaluation results during pre-registration and add/drop in selecting courses and instructors for the future or current semester.
The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for collecting, tabulating, and reporting on course and faculty evaluations.
The Registrar’s Office administers online course evaluations only, paper evaluations are no longer available.