Student Evaluations of Teaching Information for Instructors (updated 2019-06-18)

Instructor Question Personalization opens one week prior to evaluation.

Instructor Question Personalization closes at 11:59pm one day prior to evaluation.

Evaluations open for BIOL and CHEM lab sections on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Evaluations open for all courses on Monday, November 18, 2019.*

Evaluations close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.*

*Open and close dates for evaluations may be customized to the course for faculty led study abroad experiences.

The College’s primary purpose for end of course evaluations in to improve instruction.  The secondary function of end of course evaluations is for administrative use as part of teaching evaluations.

Be aware that if you hold multiple roles in the system (ie you are an instructor and a student or you are an instructor and a department administrator) you will be asked to select a user role when you log in.  User groups include Student, Instructor, and CAS_Dept_Users (College Department Users).

Students:

Evaluations can be accessed via ConnectCarolina, by students.

The Blue Course Evaluation System link can be found under Student HomePage Links in ConnectCarolina.

Evaluations can be accessed via Sakai by students (if they login with their onyen).

Students will see a “Course Evals” option on the left-hand menu in Sakai. Clicking on that option will show their course evaluations within the Sakai environment.

Instructors:

Evaluation reports, question personalization, and response rates (listed as subject view management) can be accessed via ConnectCarolina by staff, faculty, and TAs listed as instructors.

The Blue Course Evaluation System link can be found under the Student Administration menu on the left on the Faculty Portal.  This will take you to your Blue Dashboard which will display any open tasks (question personalization, response rate viewing) and any available reports (present and past).

Everyone:

All campus users can also access the Blue Course Evaluation System directly using your onyen and password to log in at this url: https://blueeval.unc.edu/Blue/.

The College is now using the Blue Course Evaluation System to evaluate courses.

Each semester instructors will receive 1-3 emails with a direct link to access their courses’ response rates.

Instructors can also log into Blue at any time via any of the access options listed above.  This will take you to the Blue Dashboard which will show Task List and have an option for checking response rates.  Response rate tasks will be labeled as subject view management or view and manage questionnaire settings in the task list.  The Response Rate option on the left menu is not currently in use.

The Blue Course Evaluation System includes a feature which allows instructors to add personalized questions to their evaluations.  All instructors listed for evaluation will have this opportunity.  Instructors will receive an email from the system approximately seven days prior to the evaluation opening date with an access link and instructions.

Step-by-step instructions for how to add questions to your evaluations can be found here: Question Personalization Directions (updated 2017-02-07).  For all users, we would like to stress that your questions will not be displayed to students unless you have submitted them.  The save button will save your work but does not submit your questions.

If you have questions about how to use this feature, please contact the College Course Evaluation Team at cas_evaluations@unc.edu.

We have posted the instruments currently being used by College departments for those who wish to review the current questions before selecting their additional questions.  There is also an option to preview the questions from within the question personalization task, which will display all questions currently being asked on your course in addition to any you have added.

Responses to these added questions will not be included on Student Evaluations of Teaching reports for courses.  They will be sent to each instructor in a separate report that only that instructor will have access to.

What questions will be asked of students on evaluations varies by department or curriculum.  To check what questions are being asked on your evaluation, please use this guide.

Please be aware that cross-listed courses will use the instrument assigned to the owning (sponsoring) section of the cross-list, which is determined based on the offering number in ConnectCarolina.  If you have any questions about what instrument will be assigned to your course, you can contact cas_evaluations@unc.edu.

The Blue Course Evaluation system was used to evaluate all College courses beginning in Spring 2017.  It was also used for four pilot departments in Fall 2016 (Art, Economics, Mathematics, and German and Slavic Languages and Literatures).  All evaluations in the Blue Course Evaluation System will remain available to instructors and department administrators for both web viewing and PDF download.  Past years’ evaluations will display under the “Archive” reporting section.  Report viewing defaults to “Current” which displays the most recent three cycles (fall, spring, summer).  If you are an instructor and do not have access to one of your course evaluation reports, please contact cas_evaluations@unc.edu with the course subject, number, section, and semester for assistance.

Evaluations for the College were managed through Class Climate from Fall 2014 until Fall 2016.  If you need a copy of your course evaluation report for any course taught between Fall 2014 and Fall 2016, please email cas_evaluations@unc.edu with the instructor’s first and last name, the course subject, number, and section, and what semester it was taught.  A PDF copy of the evaluation report will then be emailed to you.

For course evaluation reports from prior to Fall 2014, report archives are maintained by the department.  Please contact your department regarding who maintains this archive.

Digital Measures, the system used prior to Class Climate, was implemented for departments starting in 2009 (implementation dates vary) and ran through Summer 2014.  The Digital Measures site was taken down in early spring 2015, and unfortunately, course evaluation coordinators no longer have access to the dashboard to pull reports for course evaluations prior to fall 2014.  The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) preserved the raw data and has shared this with the college.  Please email cas_evaluations@unc.edu with the instructor’s first and last name, the course subject, number, and section, and what semester it was taught.  This data can only be shared as an excel file at this time.

Prior to Digital Measures implementation course evaluations were processed through paper forms and managed by individual departments.