Course Evaluations

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is responsible for conducting course evaluations each summer, fall, winter, and spring term.

Note: The IR Office 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 instructors to improve teaching. In addition, they are a significant component of the performance review process, which includes reviews for tenure and promotion.
  • Instructors use feedback from course evaluations to improve their teaching and the overall experience of a course.
  • Department chairs use feedback from course evaluations to help instructors improve their teaching and make changes to the course and/or program that is being delivered.
  • In many cases, course evaluations provide the only opportunity for students to provide feedback to instructors on how courses might be improved.

All course evaluations are administered electronically. The University utilizes a web-based student end-of-course evaluation system, which is hosted by an off-site vendor known as EvaluationKIT. EvaluationKIT uses a secure server that ensures the security of all data. The electronic course evaluation system is easy, convenient, secure, and confidential. EvaluationKIT is integrated into the University’s Canvas course management system, which provides easy access for both instructors and students.

Note: Fall 2020 course evaluation reports are now available. See the Reports page for more details to access reports.

Spring 2021 Course Evaluation Schedules:

***Dates are subject to change due to COVID-19

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law April 5 April 19 TBD
LLM June 11 June 20 TBD
Military Cycle 4 April 16 May 7 TBD
OCSD Mini 1 February 17 February 28 April 30
OMBA1 February 16 February 24 March 2
OMBA2 April 13 April 21 April 27
Quarter March 17 March 28 April 2
Science Labs April 7 April 30 May 7
Semester* April 7 April 30 May 7
Trimester April 12 April 25 April 30
Wintermester January 4 January 8 January 15

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Spring early evaluation requests are due February 3
  • Spring required evaluation requests are due February 24
  • Spring voluntary evaluation requests are due March 10

Summer 2021 Course Evaluation Schedules:

***Dates are subject to change due to COVID-19

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law June 28 July 12 TBD
Military Cycle 1 TBD TBD TBD
Military Cycle 5 May 28 June 14 TBD
Minimester* May 21 May 28 August 13
OCSD Mini 1 June 9 June 20 August 20
OMBA1 June 8 June 16 June 22
OMBA2 August 3 August 11 August 17
Quarter June 9 June 20 June 25
Summer I* June 25 July 6 August 13
Summer II/Full Summer* July 30 August 11 August 13
Trimester August 2 Ausgust 15 August 20

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Minimester required evaluation requests are due May 6
  • Minimester voluntary evaluation requests are due May 14
  • Summer I required evaluation requests are due June 9
  • Summer I voluntary evaluation requests are due June 16
  • Summer II/Full Summer required evaluation requests are due July 14
  • Summer II/Full Summer voluntary evaluation requests are due July 21


Updated 4/8/21

Institutional Research

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