Key Dates for the Fall 2018 End-of-Term Evaluations
Sep 4 – Oct 18 – Departments order evaluations
Oct 19 – Nov 23 – Instructors preview evaluations and optionally add
Nov 29 – Dec 12 – Students take evaluations
End of Dec – 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 email@example.com 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)
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 12 questions can be added to the template.
|Allowable Evaluation Questions|
|Eight new university-wide core questions||
|Old required university-wide questions (keep through 2020)*||
Twelve Department Selected Questions**
|Questions can be selected from the question catalog. Any combination of quantitative (ranking) questions and qualitative (comment) questions is allowed.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for new questions or templates.
12 Questions (Optional)
Five Instructor Added Questions
|Instructors have the choice of entering existing questions from our catalog or creating their own questions. ***
They can add up to 3 quantitative questions and up to 2 qualitative questions.
5 Questions (Optional)
|Maximum allowable questions: 27|
*Question #3 ‘I learned a great deal from this course.’ will be removed from all templates effective fall 2018.
** If a department chooses to have fewer than 12 questions, the system is not able to compensate with additional instructor-added questions.
***The questions being added by instructors do not copy over from term to term. They have to be re-entered.
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