The Office of Institutional Research and Testing is responsible for conducting course evaluations each fall and spring term.
Note: IRT does not specify who will be evaluated or when, or determine the questions on the survey form. See the Policies & Procedures page for more details.
Course evaluation results are used by faculty to improve teaching. In addition, they are a significant component of the performance review process, which includes reviews for tenure and promotion.
In addition to using the standard paper course evaluations, the University utilizes a web-based student end-of-course evaluation system, which is hosted by an off-site vendor known as EvaluationKIT. Evaluation KIT uses a secure server that ensures the anonymity and security of all data. The electronic course evaluation system is easy, convenient, secure, anonymous, and confidential. EvaluationKIT is integrated into the University's BlackBoard course management system, which provides easy access for both instructors and students.