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Course Evaluations

We administer course evaluations for academic units on campus. Evaluations 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

You 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

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

Adding Evaluation Questions

You can add up to two questions to the evaluation template for your academic unit. To add questions to an evaluation:

  1. Log in to SmartEvals (enter your PioneerWeb credentials when prompted).
  2. From the menu, select EvalCenter --> Home.
  3. Click the Add Qs link to the left of the course in your course list.
  4. Follow the instructions on the page to set up the new question.
Tracking Response Rates

You can track response rates to your 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 SmartEvals (enter your PioneerWeb credentials when prompted).
  2. From the menu, select EvalCenter --> Home.
  3. Review the response rate for each of your courses using the % Resp column.
Viewing Evaluation Results

Summer 2016 to present:

  1. Log in to SmartEvals (enter your PioneerWeb credentials when prompted).
  2. From the menu, select Reports --> Survey Results.
  3. Click the bar chart icon to the left of the course you would like to view.

Fall 2004 to Summer 2016:

  1. Log in to PioneerWeb.
  2. Select the Faculty tab.
  3. Under Course and Teacher Evaluations, click Course and Teacher Summaries.