The Washington University Course Evaluation system is jointly maintained by the Office of the University Registrar and each participating school/program. Below you will find information about how to navigate the system. Scroll down to find additional help and contact information.


Evaluation Tasks

Students, are you ready to complete your course evaluations? Instructors, are you ready to add personalized questions, view response rates, or access personalized reports? Click the dashboard link below to access all course evaluation tasks:


Evaluation Results

I’m an instructor. How do I access my eval results?

Specialized reports for instructors, chairs, and administrators are available after logging into the Course Evals Dashboard above.

I’m a student or advisor looking for public eval reports.


Evaluation Help

I’m having technical issues or have additional questions.

Please contact the WashU Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu. You are also welcome to contact the appropriate school/program eval administrator as outlined below. Users in the College of Arts & Sciences are encouraged to first contact their department administrator.

QP

Question Personalization allows instructors to add course specific questions to the evaluation questionnaire. You will be notified via email when QP is available.

For more information on Question Personalization please view/download our How-To Guide:
Instructions for Question Personalization (PDF)

SMV

Subject View Management allows instructors and staff to monitor response rates and send personalized email messages to non-respondents. You will be notified via email when SVM is available.

For more information on Subject View Management please view/download our How-To Guide:
Instructions for Subject View Management (PDF)

Danforth Campus

SchoolContactEmailPhone
Arts & SciencesJennifer Kohljkohl@wustl.edu314-935-4938
Brown SchoolMelissa Arnoldm.arnold@wustl.edu314-935-3320
The Graduate SchoolAndy Wiegertawiegert@wustl.edu314-362-8541
Law SchoolJackie Thomasthomas.j@wustl.edu314-935-5821
McKelvey School of EngineeringLaura Setchfieldlaura.setchfield@wustl.edu314-935-8078
Olin Business SchoolTerry Wirtelwirtel@wustl.edu314-935-6326
Sam Fox SchoolCris Baldwincrisbaldwin@wustl.edu314-935-4761
University CollegeAmanda Muelleramanda.mueller@wustl.edu314-935-6720

Medical Campus

ProgramContactEmailPhone
Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR)Sara O’Nealsaraoneal@wustl.edu314-454-5113
Audiology and Communication SciencesRene Millermillerrp@wustl.edu314-747-0103
Division of BiostatisticsKim Freelskfreels@wustl.edu314-362-1384
Clinical InvestigationKarlee Kreienkampk.kreienkamp@wustl.edu314-935-8535
Program in Genetic CounselingElizabeth Yodere.yoder@wustl.edu314-454-2861
Institute for InformaticsAndrea Krusselkrussela@wustl.edu314-273-1676
Medical Physics DivisionJustina Dodsonjustina@wustl.edu314-273-3933
Occupational TherapyShannon Eckhoffeckhoffs@wustl.edu314-286-1616
Physical TherapyAlice Samatmanivongsamatma@wustl.edu314-286-1401
Population Health SciencesBlanka Hodzicbhodzic@wustl.edu314-286-0881
Rehabilitation and Participation Sciences (RAPS)Abby Kingabigailking@wustl.edu314-286-1619

FAQs

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for both faculty/staff and students.

How do I access course evaluations?

You will be sent a system-generated email when any course evaluation task or report becomes available. You can also access your eval tasks and reports anytime via the Course Evals Dashboard. Click the Log in to your Course Evaluation Dashboard button above. Then enter your WUSTL Key.

When do evaluations open? When do they close?

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. End dates/due dates for evaluation tasks are displayed on the Course Evals Dashboard. If you have questions about the evaluation period for a specific course, please contact evals@wustl.edu.

What schools/programs participate in WashU Course Evals?

Virtually all Washington University schools and programs use WashU Course Evals. For a list of participants see the eval administrator listing above.

Please note: MD program evaluations are administered through a separate system by the Office for Medical Student Education. For more information about MD course evals, please contact OMSEsurveys@email.wustl.edu.

Can I opt out of course evaluations?

To students: 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.

To instructors: The decision to evaluate a course is typically made at the school/program level. Courses such as independent study, internship, etc. may be excluded from course evaluations. Please contact the appropriate school/program eval administrator if you have questions about a specific course

I’m an instructor. Can I add custom questions?

Yes. Question Personalization should be available for all courses being evaluated. QP is not offered for midterm evals. As an instructor, you will be notified via email when QP opens for your course(s). For more information, instructions, and additional FAQs please view/download our How-To Guide:
Instructions for Question Personalization (PDF)

I’m an instructor. How do I check response rates?

Response rate monitoring should be available for all courses being evaluated. We call this access Subject View Management. Instructors and administrators will be notified via email when SVM opens for a course. For more information, instructions on response rate monitoring, and additional FAQs please view/download our How-To Guide:
Instructions for Subject View Management (PDF)

How do I instruct students to complete evals during class?

Students can link to their course evaluations via the link provided in their invitation email. They can also access course evaluations anytime at evals.wustl.edu, through WebSTAC, or through Canvas.

Who can see course evaluation responses?

The Office of the University Registrar generates aggregate feedback reports that include both numeric (quantitative) and comment-based (qualitative) feedback. Individual student identifiers (e.g., names, IDs) are in no way attached to evaluation responses within these reports. Reports are prepared and distributed within a hierarchy that allows higher level users access to all reports in their area.

  • Course Instructors and Assistants
  • Departmental/Program Directors and Administrators
  • School Administrators and School Deans
  • University Administrators

The quantitative feedback for select schools/programs is also available at evals.wustl.edu. Access is WUSTL Key protected.

Are course evaluation responses confidential?

Yes, course evaluation responses are kept confidential. The Office of the University Registrar will report only aggregate feedback and will never include the source of individual responses on any report distributed at any level.

The matching of respondent names to eval responses can only be done by system administrators. Access to this information is an involved process requiring several levels of approval and would only be done in extreme cases (e.g. threats of violence). Instructors and department level administrators cannot match names to eval responses.

When are eval reports available?

Course evaluation reports for end-of-term course evaluations are not distributed until the deadline for final grades has passed and all evaluation periods have closed. The final evaluation period for a given semester may include courses ending after the last day of the regular session.

Course evaluation reports for midterm course evaluations are typically distributed the Tuesday after midterm evals close. Please note, not all schools/programs participate in midterm evals.

To instructors: You will receive email notification when reports become available.

To students: The quantitative feedback for select schools/programs will be available at evals.wustl.edu after all other reports have been distributed. This will only include end-of-term evaluations.

Is there a respondent threshold on eval reports?

Course evaluation reports no longer have a respondent threshold. This means reports are generated without regard for the number of responses or the response rate. You may see threshold not met on reports generated prior to Summer 2018.

Who should I contact for support?

Please contact the Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu. You are also welcome to contact the appropriate school/program eval administrator as outlined above. Users in the College of Arts & Sciences are encouraged to first contact their department administrator.

Is the evaluation link in this email safe?

Legitimate course evaluation emails will always be addressed from The WashU Course Evals Team (evals@wustl.edu) and include a WashU logo at the bottom. You may also receive emails from an instructor sent directly from the eval system. If you are uncomfortable clicking on the email link, you can always access your evaluation tasks via the Course Evals Dashboard above.

Who is the WashU Course Evals Team?


The WashU Course Evals Team includes system administrators in The Office of the University Registrar as well as school/program level staff from all participating areas. We are invested in promoting course evaluations at WashU. We encourage participation in the process and constructive use of eval feedback by instructors, departments, schools, and at the university level.