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Online Course Evaluations

Boston College's online course evaluation survey process is fast, easy, convenient, secure, anonymous, confidential, and important! Course evaluation results are used by faculty to improve teaching, and they are a significant component in the promotion and tenure process.

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Online Course Evaluations Survey Process

Fall and Spring semester course evaluation surveys will be released during the final week of the course and will close the day after the final exam. Students and faculty will receive an e-mail announcement the day the online course evaluations survey period opens. Summer course evaluations take place at the end of each course based on course end date.

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Confidentiality

The online course evaluation system uses current technology security measures to ensure the security of the data, the anonymity of the participants, and the confidentiality of the results. Because the online course evaluation system disassociates the information that identifies the student at the time survey completion is marked in the system, no identifying information such as name, school, or major is included in the results stored in the system or seen by the instructor. For more details you can access the confidentiality information web page.

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UCT Teaching Evaluation Questions
(revised per UCT meeting of May 9, 2008)

Part A

Note to students: Responses to Part A are anonymously reported to the faculty member, the department chair, the deans, and made available in summary form to other students.

Instructor

1. Which of the following statements apply to this instructor?
  a. The instructor was prepared.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  b. The instructor was available for help outside of class.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  c. The instructor returned assignments/tests conscientiously.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  d. The instructor showed enthusiasm about the subject matter.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  e. The instructor stimulated interest in the subject matter.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  f. The instructor’s explanations were clear.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  g. The instructor treated students with respect.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

2. How would you rate this instructor overall as a teacher?
     

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Fair

Poor

Course

3. Which of the following statements apply to this course?
  a. The course was well organized.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  b. The course generally followed the syllabus.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  c. Class attendance was necessary for learning the course material.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  d. The course was intellectually challenging.
     

Strongly Agree

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

  e. Compared to similar courses (i.e. core, major, etc.), this course required:
     

Much More Effort

More Effort

About the Same Effort

Less Effort

Much Less Effort

4. How would you rate this course overall?
     

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Fair

Poor

Part B

Note to students: Responses to the open-ended questions are anonymously reported to the instructor, the department chair, and the deans.

1. What are the strengths of this course? 2. How could the instructor improve the course? 3. Would you recommend this course to other students, majors etc.? Why or why not? 4. Additional comments:

Part C—Faculty Prepared Questions.

Note to students: Answers to Part C go only to the instructor.

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For More Information

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Services by calling 617-552-3300 or by sending an email to studentservices@bc.edu. Feel free to send any comments or suggestions about the course evaluation system or website to evals@bc.edu.

Online course evaluation information for faculty and staff.

Online course evaluation information for students.

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