Guidelines for students who complete online student rating of teaching evaluations are below.
Evaluations may be completed during the final two weeks of instruction for Fall and Spring terms.
- If you are enrolled in a mid-semester course, these evaluations are available for completion during weeks six through eight (6-8) of the term. The evaluation period closes on the last day before the official start of the final examination period.
- Due to the varying date ranges for summer term, IDL, and certain other classes, course evaluation periods vary on a class-by-class basis. For most courses, end-of-semester evaluations will still occur during the final two weeks of a course.
At the beginning of each course evaluation period, any student who has online evaluations to complete will receive an email reminder.
- During the evaluation period several reminders are sent out to students who have not yet completed their course evaluations.
- Unfortunately, we are not able to remove your name from the mailing list because professors are required to submit evaluations by students of their teaching, and University-assigned student e-mail accounts are the University's official means of communication with all students.
You cannot complete an evaluation if the evaluation period has passed.
- Mid-semester and end-of-semester evaluation periods are firm and established in accordance with policy pertaining to course evaluations.
Guidelines for Taking an Evaluation
You do not have to complete the entire evaluation.
- You are encouraged to provide as much information as possible, and to keep in mind the importance of your contribution. Some forms (those that appear mid-term) tend to be for instructors so they can better understand their class and what changes they may need to make. Other forms, typically those that appear at end-of-semester, may influence decisions as far as tenure and salary.
Once you have submitted an evaluation, you cannot go back and change it.
- After you submit an evaluation the system records this fact so that you cannot submit another evaluation for the same portion of a course. This is because the answers you provide are stored separately and without any information identifying you as the submitter so neither your instructors nor those people who support the evaluation system will be able to recover your individual responses.
If the instructor listed on the evaluation is not the correct one, do not complete the evaluation.
- If you encounter this problem, contact your instructor as soon as possible and advise him/her of this problem.