Course Evaluations

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is responsible for conducting course evaluations each summer, fall, 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 2020 course evaluation reports are now available. See the Reports page for more details to access reports.

Summer 2020 Course Evaluation Schedules:

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law June 29 July 13 TBD
Military Cycle 5 June 2 June 16 TBD
Military Cycle 1 August 21 September 11 TBD
Minimester* May 22 June 1 August 14
OCSD Mini 1 June 10 June 21 August 21
OMBA1 June 10 June 21 June 23
OMBA2 August 1 August 12 August 18
Quarter June 15 June 28 July 3
Summer I Science Labs June 26 July 7 August 14
Summer I Semester* June 26 July 7 August 14
Summer II Science Labs July 31 August 12 August 14
Summer II Semester* July 31 August 12 August 14
Trimester August 3 August 16 August 21

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Minimester required evaluation requests are due May 7
  • Minimester voluntary evaluation requests are due May 15
  • Summer I required evaluation requests are due June 10
  • Summer I voluntary evaluation requests are due June 17
  • Summer II required evaluation requests are due July 15
  • Summer II voluntary evaluation requests are due July 22

Fall 2020 Course Evaluation Schedules:

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

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law October 12 October 26 TBD
Military Cycle 2 November 9 November 30 TBD
OCSD Mini 1 September 30 October 11 December 11
OMBA1 September 30 October 11 October 13
OMBA2 November 23 December 6 December 8
Quarter September 7 September 20 September 25
Science Labs November 11 December 3 December 18
Semester* November 11 December 3 December 18
Trimester November 23 December 6 December 11

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Fall early evaluation requests are due September 9
  • Fall comparison groups are due September 11
  • Fall required evaluation requests are due September 30
  • Fall voluntary evaluation requests are due October 14

Updated July 27, 2020

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