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Teaching Evaluations

Students

Calendar

 

SP/SP-SU/SU 2016

FALL 2016

WINTER 2017

SP/SP-SU/SU 2017

Midterm feedback

       

Students fill out evaluations

 

Oct 10 – Oct 18

Feb 6 – Feb 15

 

         

Final evaluations

       

First-half seven-week courses

       

Students fill out evaluations

 

Oct 21 – Oct 28

Feb 17 – Feb 24

June 8 – June 21

         

Full-term & second-half seven-week courses

       

Students fill out evaluations

Aug 2 – Aug 17

Dec 1 – Dec 14

Apr 5 – Apr 19

Aug 1 – Aug 16

         

Law School courses

       

Students fill out evaluations

Aug 1 – Aug 15

Nov 22 – Dec 6

Apr 10 – Apr 24

July 31 – Aug 14

The above dates are guidelines that most evaluations follow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Instructors/Faculty/Staff

Calendar

  SP/SP-SU/SU 2016 FALL  2016 WINTER  2017 SP/SP-SU/SU 2017

Midterm feedback

       

Departments submit orders

  Sep 6 – Oct 7 Jan 4 – Feb 3  

Students fill out evaluations

  Oct 10 – Oct 18 Feb 6 – Feb 15  

Instructors view reports

  Oct 21 (Tentative) Feb 17 (Tentative)  

Final evaluations

       

First-half seven-week courses

       

Departments submit orders

  Sep 6 – Oct 5 Jan 4 – Feb 1 May 2 – May 23

Instructors review and modify orders

  Oct 6 – Oct 19 Feb 2 – Feb 15 May 24 – June 6

Students fill out evaluations

  Oct 21 – Oct 28 Feb 17 – Feb 24 June 8 – June 21

Instructors and departments view reports

  Jan 4, 2017 (Tentative) Apr 24 (Tentative) June 28 (Tentative)

Full-term & second-half seven-week courses

       

Departments submit orders

May 3 – July 6 Sep 6 – Oct 20 Jan 4 – Feb 17 May 2 – July 5

Instructors review and modify orders

July 7 – July 31 Oct 21 – Nov 21 Feb 20 – Mar 29 July 6 – July 31

Students fill out evaluations

Aug 2 – Aug 17 Dec 1 – Dec 14 Apr 5 – Apr 19  Aug 1 – Aug 16

Instructors and departments view reports

Aug 24 (Tentative)  Jan 4, 2017 (Tentative) Apr 24 (Tentative) Aug 23 (Tentative) 

Law School courses

       

Departments submit orders

May 3 – July 29 Sep 6 – Nov 20 Jan 4 – Apr 8 May 2 – July 29

Students fill out evaluations

Aug 1 – Aug 15 Nov 22 – Dec 6 Apr 10 – Apr 24 July 31 – Aug 14

Instructors and departments view reports

Varies Varies Varies Varies

The above dates are guidelines that most evaluations follow.

Teaching Evaluation Process Overview

Students, faculty and staff all have a part in making the evaluation period a success every term.

Teaching Evaluations Quick Reference Guide

Update Templates/Add Questions

When core templates need creating or modifications, instructors working with their evaluation coordinators can design their core evaluation templates by selecting the questions from our Question Catalog A maximum of 30 rating questions and 5 open-ended comment questions is the limit.

Contact ro.evaluations@umich.edu with new template and question requests, or changes. The Registrar’s Office – Evaluations staff will modify existing templates or create a new evaluation templates for you. Information to include in the email:

After the new templates are setup, department evaluation coordinators will be able or order evaluations using the new templates.

Check/Manage Orders

Department staff can check their orders by using the Mpathways > Curriculum Management > Teaching Evaluation Summary page. Use the page’s download feature to create a spreadsheet with all the evaluations for the previous term or year. It is a good practice to refer to last year’s or last term’s evaluation orders when creating orders for a new term. Another good practice is to wait until after the 3rd week of the term before ordering evaluations to minimize evaluation problems due to instructor changes in curriculum set up.

Instructors can check to see if an evaluation has been ordered from either Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center or from their Teaching Questionnaire page under their workspace in CTools. If an evaluation was not ordered for your class, then contact your department’s evaluation coordinator.

In most cases, if the department allows it, primary instructors can customize their evaluations by adding questions from the Wolverine Access > Faculty Center page. Not all questions are a good fit for our question catalog. The CTools 'Forums' or 'Polls' tools may be better suited handle certain questions. The information for using these tools is online under CTools > Help.

Teaching Evaluation Reports

Reporting Timeline

Typically, students complete evaluations during the last full week of classes. The evaluations then close before the start of examinations. After the majority of final evaluations for the term close, CTools interfaces that data back to Mpathways. Report access is turned on after a brief processing period. Instructors can access the reports after the grades for the class has been submitted in Wolverine Access > Faculty Business > Faculty Center.

The Individual Response Report is deleted from the system at the end of the following term. See the report availability datasheet for details.

Report Types

There are three standard Teaching Evaluation reports:

Medians and Quartiles

The Instructor Report and Instructor with Comments Report provide university wide and school/college wide medians along with the medians for the class. The reported medians are calculated by finding the median from a frequency distribution.

These two summary reports also provide quartiles that allow instructors to compare their rankings with other similar courses university wide and within their schools/colleges for questions 1 through 4.

Improving Teaching — Strategies and Resources

Resources to assist you with interpreting or making use of your results:

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) – Faculty Consultations
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) – Teaching Strategies & Resources

Requesting Evaluation Reports and Data

To obtain Teaching Evaluations prior to Fall 2008 or to request department or school/college wide Teaching Evaluation data in different formats (for example, Business Objects reports, Excel spreadsheets, comma separated values (*.csv) files) contact ro.evaluations@umich.edu.

Response Rates Reports

Response Rate Reports are available at a summary level by school or college and at a detail level by department.

School/College Response Rates

Winter 2016 – Winter 2015 Rate Comparison
Fall 2015 - Fall 2014 Rate Comparison
Winter 2015 - Winter 2014 Rate Comparison
Fall 2014 - Fall 2013 Rate Comparison

Rates for Academic Year 2015-16
Rates for Academic Year 2014-15

Response Rates by Department

Winter 2016 – Winter 2015 Rate Comparison
Fall 2015 - Fall 2014 Rate Comparison
Winter 2015 - Winter 2014 Rate Comparison
Fall 2014 - Fall 2013 Rate Comparison

Rates for Academic Year 2015-16
Rates for Academic Year 2014-15

Past Terms Response Rate Reports

Increasing Response Rates

Individual instructors are often best situated to increase the response rates for their evaluations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Office of the Registrar – Evaluations
1210 LSA Building
500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1382
734-647-3626
ro.evaluations@umich.edu
http://ro.umich.edu/evals







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