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Teaching Evaluations

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Calendar

 

SP/SP-SU/SU 2017

FALL 2017

WINTER 2018

SP/SP-SU/SU 2018

Midterm feedback

       

Students fill out evaluations

 

Oct 9 – Oct 17

Feb 5 – Feb 14

 

         

Final evaluations

       

First-half seven-week courses

       

Students fill out evaluations

 

Oct 19 – Oct 26

Feb 15 – Feb 22

TBD

         

Full-term & second-half seven-week courses

       

Students fill out evaluations

Aug 1 – Aug 16

Nov 30 – Dec 13

Apr 4 – Apr 18

TBD

         

Law School courses

       

Students fill out evaluations

Jul 31 – Aug 14

Nov 28 – Dec 12

Apr 9 – Apr 23

The above dates are guidelines that most evaluations follow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Instructors/Faculty/Staff

Calendar

  SP/SP-SU/SU 2017 FALL  2017 WINTER  2018 SP/SP-SU/SU 2018

Midterm feedback

       

Departments submit orders

  Sep 5 – Oct 6 Jan 3 – Feb 2  

Students fill out evaluations

  Oct 9 – Oct 17 Feb 5 – Feb 14  

Instructors view reports

  Oct 20 (Tentative) Feb 16 (Tentative)  

Final evaluations

       

First-half seven-week courses

       

Departments submit orders

  Sep 5 – Oct 4 Jan 3 – Jan 30 TBD

Instructors review and modify orders

  Oct 5 – Oct 17 Jan 31 – Feb 13 TBD

Students fill out evaluations

  Oct 19 – Oct 26 Feb 15 – Feb 22 TBD

Instructors and departments view reports

  Jan 3, 2018 (Tentative) Apr 23 (Tentative) TBD

Full-term & second-half seven-week courses

       

Departments submit orders

May 2 – July 5 Sep 5 – Oct 19 Jan 3 – Feb 16 TBD

Instructors review and modify orders

July 6 – July 31 Oct 20 – Nov 21 Feb 19 – Mar 28 TBD

Students fill out evaluations

Aug 1 – Aug 16 Nov 30 – Dec 13 Apr 4 – Apr 18  TBD

Instructors and departments view reports

Aug 23 (Tentative)  Jan 3, 2018 (Tentative) Apr 23 (Tentative) TBD

Law School courses

       

Departments submit orders

May 2 – July 29 Sep 5 – Nov 21 Jan 3 – Apr 7

Students fill out evaluations

Jul 31 – Aug 14 Nov 28 – Dec 12 Apr 9 – Apr 23

Instructors and departments view reports

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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