Course Evaluations

The Office of Institutional Research and Testing is responsible for conducting course evaluations each summer, 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 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: Summer 2019 course evaluation reports are now available. See the Reports page for more details to access reports.

Fall 2019 Course Evaluation Schedules:

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law October 14 October 28 TBD
LLM November 14 November 24 TBD
Military Cycle 2 November 8 November 29 TBD
OMBA1 October 2 October 13 October 16
OMBA2 November 25 December 8 December 11
Quarter September 9 September 22 September 27
Science Labs* November 11 December 5 December 20
Semester* November 18 December 12 December 20
Trimester November 18 December 8 December 13

*Please note the following additional deadlines:

  • Early evaluation requests are due September 13
  • 2019-2020 Comparison groups are due September 13
  • Required evaluation requests are due October 11
  • Voluntary evaluation requests are due October 25

Winter 2019 Course Evaluation Schedules:

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law January 13 January 27 TBD
Military Cycle 3 February 7 February 28 TBD
Quarter December 2 December 15 December 20

Spring 2020 Course Evaluation Schedules:

Evaluation Group Evaluations Open Evaluations Close Reports Open
Law April 6 April 20 TBD
Military Cycle 4 April 17 May 8 TBD
Quarter March 23 April 5 April 10
Science Labs April 6 April 30 May 15
Semester April 14 May 6 May 15
Trimester April 13 April 26 May 1

Updated September 12, 2019