WashU Course Evaluations

We are excited to announce that a new course evaluation system for Washington University was implemented in a pilot program in the Summer 2016 semester. The University fully implemented the new system in the Fall 2016 semester.

Go to Course Evaluations

 

The new WashU Course Evaluations offers several advantages over the previous system. Among others, they include:

  1. Very robust reporting, including text analytics.
  2. A more modernized interface, one which is very conducive to mobile access.
  3. Daily updates from our information databases, which will keep student and instructor data up-to-date in the course evaluation system.
  4. Integration with other University systems such as WebSTAC, WebFAC, Blackboard, and Canvas.

Evaluation Results

Basic evaluation scoring is made available for use by students and advisors. Below you will find feedback for both Arts & Sciences courses as well as courses for other participating schools/programs.

Please note:  Additional and more specialized reports for instructors, chairs, and administrators are available after logging into Course Evaluations above.

A&S Fall 2016 Reports

 

WashU Fall 2016 Reports

 

For now, please use the button below to access eval information prior to Summer 2016. We are working to transition archived evaluation responses and aggregated data into the new system.

Access Archived Eval Results

FAQs

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for both faculty/staff as well as students on the Danforth Campus. If you encounter technical issues or have additional questions, feel free to contact the WashU Course Evals Team at  evals@wustl.edu.

Questions regarding Course Evaluations on the Medical School campus should be directed to OMSEsurveys@email.wustl.edu.

The Danforth Campus transitioned to the new system over the Summer of 2016. We are still working to move archived responses into the new system for reporting purposes.
Our previous course evaluation system was the subject of a yearlong review in 2013 and was found wanting in a number of functional areas. The new system provides enough flexibility in content and distribution to meet the needs of any academic unit that wishes to use it. The new system integrates well with other systems of the University, features robust reporting, and is mobile-friendly.
Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, the Sam Fox School, the Brown School, the School of Law, University College, and the School of Medicine will be using the new course evaluation system. You may still be asked to complete a paper evaluation for departmental purposes or for courses in the Olin Business School.
You will be sent a system-generated email when each course evaluation opens. You can also access Course Evaluations at any time through Blackboard, WebSTAC, or at evals.wustl.edu.
Evaluations are administered on a rolling basis throughout the semester. An evaluation for a given course will typically open the Monday prior to the last day of class. Short courses (8-week, weekend, Online Law, etc.) have week-long evaluation periods. Regular courses (courses that span the entire fall or spring) will ordinarily have longer evaluation periods. If you have questions about the evaluation period for a specific course, please contact evals@wustl.edu.
Your name will not be included in any instructor or department reports summarizing the course evaluation responses. Please see your dean's office with questions regarding eval anonymity.
Because your feedback is so critical to improving the learning community at Washington University, there is no formal way to opt out of course evaluations. We ask that you provide a fair and honest assessment of your learning experience in each course. We strongly encourage you to add additional comments where possible.
Yes! You can access the Course Evaluation system on a mobile device web browser using the provided links. There is no downloadable app for Course Evaluations.
For courses on the Danforth Campus, please contact the WashU Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu.
The Danforth Campus transitioned to the new system over the Summer of 2016. We are still working to move archived responses into the new system for reporting purposes.
Our previous course evaluation system was the subject of a yearlong review in 2013 and was found wanting in a number of functional areas. The new system provides enough flexibility in content and distribution to meet the needs of any academic unit that wishes to use it. The new system integrates well with other systems of the University, features robust reporting, and is mobile-friendly.
Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, the Sam Fox School, the Brown School, the School of Law, University College, and the School of Medicine will be using the new course evaluation system.
Ordinarily courses such as independent study, internship, etc. will be excluded from course evaluations. In most cases, classroom-based courses should be subject to evaluation. Any decision to exclude a course from evaluation would need to be made by the appropriate dean or department chair.
Yes. Question Personalization is available to instructors for all Danforth Campus courses. You can download QP instructions above.
Yes, as long as the online class is in one of the above participating schools.
Evaluations are administered on a rolling basis throughout the semester. An evaluation for a given course will typically open the Monday prior to the last day of class. Short courses (8-week, weekend, Online Law, etc.) have week-long evaluation periods. Regular courses (courses that span the entire fall or spring) will ordinarily have longer evaluation periods. If you have questions about the evaluation period for a specific course, please contact evals@wustl.edu.
No. If you believe the evaluation dates for your course(s) are truly unmanageable, please contact evals@wustl.edu.
Students will be sent an invitation email with links to their evaluation task list. They will also be sent reminders if they do not complete their evaluations. During the open evaluation period, course evaluation links are also available through Blackboard, WebSTAC, or at evals.wustl.edu.
Yes. You will receive a notification email inviting you to view your response rates. You can also view response details that include the names (not responses) of the individual students who’ve completed their evaluation. From this window you can send email messages to all non-respondents. This feature is mobile-friendly.
Repeatedly remind students of the importance of completing their evaluations and devote a small amount (10-15 minutes) of class time to evaluations during the evaluation period. Students can use their mobile devices to complete evaluations, so this is easily done in-class.
Yes. Please direct students to evals.wustl.edu.
Responses will be aggregated and compiled into an instructor report that will be available each term after all final grades are submitted.
At least four students must submit responses in order for an instructor report to be generated.
For courses on the Danforth Campus, please contact the WashU Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu.