Departments

Questionnaire Guidelines

  • Every questionnaire has ten university wide core questions.
  • In Winter 2021, ‘Overall, this was an excellent course’ Q1 and ‘Overall, the instructor was an excellent teacher’ Q2 will be retired. While they will no longer be required, departments can use them as one of their questions.
  • Each department can have up to twelve questions to their template.
  • Instructors may add up to five of their own questions (3 multiple choice and 2 open ended). Instructors are able to view the questionnaire before added to ensure questions are not duplicated.
  • Q3 “I learned a great deal from this course.” has been replaced with Q1631 “This course advanced my understanding of the subject matter.”
  • If a department chooses to include fewer than 12 questions, the system is not able to compensate to allow additional instructor-added questions.
Question Scale
This course advanced my understanding of the subject matter. (Q1631) Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree
My interest in the subject has increased because of this course. (Q1632) Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree
I knew what was expected of me in this course. (Q1633) Almost Always, Frequently, Sometimes, Rarely, Never
The instructor seemed well prepared for class meetings. (Q230) Almost Always, Frequently, Sometimes, Rarely, Never
The instructor explained material clearly. (Q199) Almost Always, Frequently, Sometimes, Rarely, Never
The instructor treated students with respect. (Q217) Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree
I had a strong desire to take this course. (Q4) Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly Disagree
As compared with other courses of equal credit, the workload for this course was… (Q891) Much Heavier, Heavier, Similar, Lighter, Much Lighter

Evaluation Process Overview

Each school, college, or department has at least one designated administrator who is responsible for ordering evaluations. Evaluations are typically ordered in the first month of a new term. Several weeks prior to the start of the evaluation, instructors will receive an email invitation to preview and optionally add questions.  Instructors can add up to three multiple choice questions (on a scale of Strongly Agree - Strongly Disagree) and up to two open-ended questions. If you are not sure if your department administrator has set up an evaluation for your class, you can log into Blue to see if your evaluation is listed in your ‘Tasks’ section.  

Instructors and students will receive an email once the evaluation is available to the students. This is typically two weeks before the end of the semester for regular term classes. The email will contain a link to view real-time response rates. Students (GSI, TA etc.) who also teach will need to log in as a Central-Campus Instructor in order to see their real-time response rates and reports. Students can access their evaluation in Canvas or by clicking the link in their email, or by going directly to Blue

Instructors will receive an email once the reports are available (in Blue). The grade roster for the course must be posted in Wolverine Access.