Help: Teaching Evaluations

Overview

The U-M Teaching Evaluation (TE) system is referred to as Teaching Evaluations in the Faculty Center. Each class has an icon that opens the associated Teaching Evaluation questions and results when available.

The chart below represents the general teaching evaluation process. Position mouse over each process step for more information.

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View and Add Evaluation Questions Step-by- Step Procedure

View and Add Evaluation Questions Guided Simulation

View Evaluation Reports Step-by-Step Procedure

Key Evaluation Dates (opens in new window)

Additional Teaching Evaluation Resources

Key Dates

calendar of important teaching evaluation dates is available on the Office of the Registrar - Evaluations website.

Guided Simulation

View a guided simulation that demonstrates how to view evaluation questions and add questions if desired.

Step-by-Step Procedures

View and Add Evaluation Questions

  1. On the Faculty Center page, view the term currently displayed and if necessary click Change Term to select the desired term.
  2. Click the Teaching Evaluations icon next to a class in your Faculty Center Class Schedule.
  3. View the available evaluations on the Teaching Evaluation Reports page.
  4. Click View Evaluation Questions next to the evaluation you wish to view.
  5. View the Administrative Added Questions (Note: Inquiries about department added questions should be directed to your department's evaluation coordinator.)
  6. Scroll down to view the Instructor Added Questions section. If your department allows and you are the primary instructor for the class, you can add additional questions to the evaluation template. Note: For cross-listed courses, questions should just be added to the home section.  Questions added to the home section will automatically be copied to all the other sections in the cross-listed course.
    1. Click the magnifying glass in the Number field. (Or use the The RO - Evaluations Item Catalog to locate a question.)
    2. Enter at least one criteria in the search by fields (optional.)
    3. Click Look Up.
    4. Scroll down to browse the Search Results.
    5. Click a question to add it to the evaluation.
  7. To add another question, click the plus icon on an existing question row.
  8. To delete a question, click the minus icon on the appropriate question row.
  9. Click Save.

Notes:

  • If your department does not allow questions to be added, you will only be able to view the evaluation questions. You will not be able to add questions to the evaluation.
  • Only primary instructors can add questions to the evaluation. Non-primary instructors can only view the evaluation questions.
  • Additions must be completed by the change deadline so that evaluations can be loaded to CTools before the evaluation start date. See the RO - Evaluations calendar.
  • If you do not see the evaluation icon or a class for which you have an evaluation ordered, contact your departments evaluation coordinator.

View Evaluation Result Reports

  1. On the Faculty Center page, view the term currently displayed and if necessary click Change Term to select the desired term.
  2. Click the Teaching Evaluations icon next to a class in your Faculty Center Class Schedule.
  3. View the available evaluation reports on the Teaching Evaluation Reports page. Note: If the reports are not available, no report links will display.
  4. Click View Instructor ReportView Individual Response Report, or View Instructor with Comments Report.

    • Instructor Report displays quantitative rating results, including medians and frequency counts. This report remains available indefinitely.
    • Individual Responses Report includes each student's anonymous ratings along with the student's anonymous comments. This report remains available for a limited period of time (e.g., approximately two to three weeks after the end of the exam period.)
    • Instructor with Comments Report includes both quantitative rating results and a list of anonymous student comments. This report remains available indefinitely.

  5. The report will open in a new window. Use the Adobe PDF print function to print the report.
  6. Close the report window.
  7. Click Return to Faculty Center (at bottom of page).

REMINDER: To view end-of-course reports, grades must be entered and the grade roster status for the class must be 'Posted'. For more information on grade rosters, see the Grade Roster FAQ .

Notes:

  • The pop-up blocker must be turned off.
  • Report links will not display until the final grades for a class have been submitted.
  • Only evaluations with student responses will have reports available.
  • If you do not see the appropriate class for which you were evaluated, you are most likely not assigned as an official instructor on the class. Contact your departments evaluation coordinator to retrieve teaching evaluation report results.

Additional Resources

The Office of the Registrar - Evaluations website provides additional information and resources regarding teaching evaluations, including frequently asked questions.


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