WashU Course Evaluations

Washington University implemented a new course evaluation system in Summer 2016. Below you will find information about how to navigate the system. If you have suggestions on how we might make this page more user friendly, please contact the WashU Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu.


Evaluation Tasks

 

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

Log in to your Course Evaluation Dashboard

 


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 Evaluation Dashboard above.

I’m a student, can evals help me when selecting courses?

Student Access to Evaluation Results

 

I need to access course eval results prior to Summer 2016.

Access Archived Evaluation Results (prior to SU16)

 


FAQs

 

I need more help.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for both faculty/staff as well as students. 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 for the MD program should be directed to OMSEsurveys@email.wustl.edu.

We implemented the new course evaluation system in Summer 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 university systems and is mobile-friendly.
Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Sam Fox, Brown, Law, and University College make up the Danforth campus participating schools. The School of Medicine is also using the new course evaluation system as well as OT, PT, CRTC, Biostatistics, and PACS. You may still be asked to complete a paper evaluation for departmental purposes, for courses in the Olin Business School, or for other medical campus programs.
You will be sent a system-generated email when each course evaluation opens. You can also access evals at any time through Blackboard, WebSTAC, or via your dashboard after clicking above.
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 our learning community, 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 WashU Course Evaluations on a mobile device web browser using the provided links. There is no downloadable app.
Please contact the WashU Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu. As needed we can put you in touch with the appropriate school or department administrator. Questions regarding Course Evaluations for the MD program should be directed to OMSEsurveys@email.wustl.edu.
We implemented the new course evaluation system in Summer 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 university systems and is mobile-friendly.
Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Sam Fox, Brown, Law, and University College make up the Danforth campus participating schools. The School of Medicine is also using the new course evaluation system as well as OT, PT, CRTC, Biostatistics, and PACS. You may still be asked to complete a paper evaluation for departmental purposes, for courses in the Olin Business School, or for other medical campus programs.
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, as long as the online class is in one of the above participating schools.
Question Personalization is available to instructors in participating Danforth campus schools as well as Biostatistics and PACS. For more information and instructions, see the section labeled QP above.
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 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 via the dashboard at evals.wustl.edu.
Yes. You will receive a notification email inviting you to view your response rates. You may also have the ability to view response details that include the names (not responses) of the individual students who’ve completed their evaluation. (This feature is active only for participating schools.) From this window you can send email messages to all non-respondents.
Consider devoting a small amount (10-15 minutes) of class time to evaluations during the evaluation period. (Students can use their mobile devices to complete evaluations.) Based on our response rate analysis, this is the most effective way to increase your response rates. We have also seen increased rates when a class-level incentive is offered. For example, if a class reaches 90% participation, an instructor may bring in a treat. Although this seems trivial, it shows students you are interested in their feedback. For more ideas you can email us at evals@wustl.edu or contact your dean’s office.
Yes. Please direct students to evals.wustl.edu.
Responses will be aggregated and compiled into an instructor report after the semester closes. You will be notified via email when reports are available. This email will have a direct link to your report. If you misplace your email, reports can always be accessed via evals.wustl.edu.
In order to protect student anonymity, many schools have implemented a 4 respondent minimum for fall and spring semester reports. (For summer terms this threshold is typically lowered.) Please see your dean’s office if you have additional questions about this threshold.
Please contact the WashU Course Evals Team at evals@wustl.edu. Questions regarding Course Evaluations for the MD program should be directed to OMSEsurveys@email.wustl.edu.