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Course Evaluations

We administer course evaluations for most academic units on campus. Evaluations responses are used to improve the quality and effectiveness of instructional activity at the University.

For questions about course evaluations, please contact:

Anonymity

Evaluation responses are completely anonymous. No personally identifiable information, such as name or student ID, is connected to the feedback students submit.

Information for Students

Notifications

Students will receive an email with instructions once the evaluation period opens and periodic reminder emails until they complete all their evaluations or the evaluation period closes.

Completing Evaluations

To complete your evaluations:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb.
  2. Click the Courses tab.
  3. Click "Fill Out Evaluations" under Course and Teacher Evaluations.
Using the Response Scale

Please pay close attention to the order of options in the response scale when completing evaluations. Levels of agreement are ordered from low to high starting on the left. 

1 2 3 4 5 6
Strongly disagree Disagree Disagree more than agree Agree more than disagree Agree Strongly Agree

Information for Instructors

Notifications

Instructors will receive an email with a PDF report of their evaluation results once they are ready for review, generally three weeks after grades are due.

Adding Evaluation Questions

Instructors may add up to two questions to the evaluation template for their academic unit. To add questions to an evaluation:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb.
  2. Click the Faculty tab.
  3. Click the Manage Your Activities button under Faculty Activities.
  4. Click the Course Response link on the left, which opens a new window.
  5. Click the red Manage Questions button on the left.
  6. Click Select Questions to add customized questions.
Tracking Response Rates

Instructors can track response rates to their evaluations throughout the evaluation period. To maintain confidentiality, instructors may not see the identities of individual respondents. To track response rates:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb.
  2. Click the Faculty tab.
  3. Click the Response Rates for Online Evaluations button under Course and Teacher Evaluations.
  4. Hover over the red Course Response link in the left-hand menu.
  5. Click View Respondents.
  6. Select Course Evaluation - University as the instrument.
  7. Click Select Instrument, if available.
  8. Select the evaluation period emailed to you in the "Your Course Evaluations" message.
  9. Click View.
  10. Select the course you would like to view.
  11. Click View.
Viewing Evaluation Results

To view evaluation results:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb.
  2. Click the Faculty tab.
  3. Click the Response Rates for Online Evaluations button.
  4. In the Digital Measures screen, click the red Run Reports button in the top left corner.
  5. Step 1, Select the Course Evaluation Report (Word) or Course Evaluation Raw Data (Excel).
  6. Step 2, Select the term(s) for the reporting by clicking Click Here. Make sure to select the evaluation period emailed to you in the "Your Course Evaluations" message.
  7. Step 3, Select the type of data to include - Quantitative, Qualitative, or Both.
  8. Step 4, Select the output - Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.
  9. Step 5, Leave as the default - Letter.
  10. Select Build Report.

Note: There are multiple terms within each quarter due to variable course end dates. Instructors must select the term based on the date their course ended.