Key Dates for the Spring-Summer and Summer 2018 Evaluations
July 11 - July 20 – Departments order evaluations
July 24 - August 1 – Instructors preview evaluations and optionally add questions
August 3 - August 15 – Students take evaluations
End of August – Reports available to instructors
New Teaching Evaluation System
Starting in Spring 2018 the University is transitioning to a new Teaching Evaluation system called Blue. Instructors and staff will use Blue to set up evaluations and view reports. Students can access evaluations either in Blue or through Canvas.
Department staff can start ordering evaluations after the drop/add deadline for the term. Staff will receive an email directing them to Blue, where they will find a list of the courses offered by their department(s).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests for new questions, new templates, or changes to existing templates. The Office of the Registrar’s Evaluation team will make the changes for you. Information to include in the email:
- Subject or Academic Org code
- Template Number (for changes) or indicate if it is a new template
- Description of the change
- Your contact information (email and phone number)
Instructors will receive an email from Blue inviting them to preview their evaluation and optionally add up to three custom multiple choice questions and two open-ended questions.
Reports for any evaluations taken in Spring 2018 or later will be in Blue. Evaluations from Winter 2009 through Winter 2018 will be in Faculty Center.
Instructors and department staff will receive an email from Blue when reports are ready. There are four standard reports:
- Instructor with Comments Report - a combined summary report that includes both quantitative ratings and student comments;
- Instructor Report - a summary that tabulates all quantitative ratings on a single page;
- Individual Response Report - a detailed report that displays individual student ratings and comments.
- Graphical Response Report – a summary report that displays results in a graphical format
Improving Teaching — Strategies and Resources
Resources to assist you with interpreting or making use of your results:
Office of the Registrar – Evaluations
LS&A Suite 5000
500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1382