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 Watermark Course Evaluations and Surveys (formerly known as EvaluationKIT). Watermark Course Evaluations and Surveys uses a secure server that ensures the security of all data. The electronic course evaluation system is easy, convenient, secure, and confidential. Watermark Course Evaluations and Surveys is integrated into the University’s Canvas course management system, which provides easy access for both instructors and students.

Note: Spring 2022 course evaluation reports are now available. See the Reports page for more details to access reports.

Summer 2022 Course Evaluation Schedules:

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

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law June 27 July 11 TBD
Military Cycle 5 May 27 June 10 TBD
Military Cycle 1 August 31 September 21 TBD
Minimester May 25 June 2 August 16
OCSD Mini 1 June 1 June 12 August 19
OMBA1 June 7 June 15 June 21
OMBA2 August 2 August 10 August 16
Quarter June 6 June 19 June 24
Summer I June 29 July 8 August 16
Summer II/Full Summer August 3 August 12 August 16
Trimester August 1 August 14 August 19

Fall 2022 Course Evaluation Schedules:

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

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law October 10 October 24 TBD
LLM January 12 January 21 TBD
Military Cycle 2 November 16 December 7 TBD
OCSD Mini 1 TBD TBD TBD
OMBA1 September 27 October 5 October 11
OMBA2 November 23 December 1 December 19
Quarter August 29 September 11 September 16
Science Labs November 16 December 9 December 21
Semester* November 16 December 9 December 21
Trimester November 23 December 4 December 9

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Fall early evaluation requests are due TBD


Updated 8/12/22

Institutional Research

Institutional Research
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Waco, TX 76798-7350

(254) 710-2061