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: Spring 2021 course evaluation reports are now available. See the Reports page for more details to access reports.

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

Fall 2021 Course Evaluation Schedules:

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

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law October 11 October 25 TBD
LLM January 13 January 23 TBD
Military Cycle 2 November 10 December 1 TBD
OCSD Mini 1 September 29 October 10 October 15
OMBA1 September 28 October 6 October 12
OMBA2 November 22 December 2 December 7
Quarter August 30 September 12 September 17
Science Labs November 8 December 2 December 17
Semester* November 15 December 11 December 17
Trimester November 22 December 5 December 10

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Fall early evaluation requests are due TBD
  • Fall required evaluation requests are due TBD
  • Fall voluntary evaluation requests are due TBD


Updated 7/19/21

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