Departments Getting Started

Departments Get Started with Course Evaluations

Service Description

Getting Access to the Service:  

  • Departments and academic units looking to participate must meet departmental readiness criteria:

    • A Course-Instructor data audit, which examines course data from a recent previous term to assess whether evaluations could have been delivered during that term.

    • A review of evaluation forms to assess compatibility of items with online system configuration and improve the quality of the items.

    • Full Unit Onboarding: The service onboards academic units in full, so the unit must be prepared to make a complete transition to online-delivered evaluations for all evaluatable courses.

The Course Evaluations Service Provides Academic Units:

  • Automated delivery & analysis of end-of-term course evaluations.

  • Department customizable evaluation templates (with items supplied from Course Evaluations Question Bank as well as departmental custom items).

  • Instructor personalized questions which can be added to evaluations with responses only visible by instructors.

  • Automated reports provided: descriptive stats, distributions, aggregate student comments.

    • Instructor / course Report: Web accessible or PDF downloadable aggregation of student responses for each question item on the survey:

      • Department aggregate = Average computed for each question compared to departmental average.

    • Raw Data Report: Spreadsheet which provides all raw score data all courses evaluated for a department in the current term.

    • Department Summary Sheet: Spreadsheet which provides average scores for all instructors evaluated in a given semester within a department for university required items as well as response rate data.

Additional Requirements for Participating Departments:

  • Personnel Requirements:

    • Departments must designate both primary and secondary administrative personnel who are responsible for providing data to the Course Evaluations service during the early data confirmation period each semester. These individuals are also responsible for communicating service inquiries to the service and will be included on all help requests initiated by department instructors to keep them informed of any issues that might occur.

  • Data Requirements:

    • All instructors must be in Campus Solutions to be evaluated and have CalNet credentials

    • Data confirmation identifies which courses will be evaluated

    • Report access defined by department admins - must be kept up to date

    • CalNet credentials required to utilize system in any capacity

    • Concurrent enrollment students will not evaluate secondary sections (not included in official rosters)

    • Department is responsible for all accuracy of secondary section enrollment after records are “frozen” by Registrar’s Office in Week 5.

    • Individual instructors are responsible for maintaining up-to-date email address listings in the campus directory in order to receive system notifications (question customization, response rate viewing, and reports-access)

Participating Programs and Departments (as of Spring 2018)

African American Studies (AFRICAM)
Agricultural and Resource Economics (A,RESEC)
Anthropology (ANTHRO)
Bioengineering (BIO ENG)
Celtic Studies
Chemistry (CHEM)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIV ENG)
College Writing (COLWRIT)
Comparative Literature (COM LIT)
Computational Biology (CMPBIO)
Design Innovation (DES INV)
Earth and Planetary Science (EPS)
Economics (ECON)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EL ENG or COMP SCI)
Energy and Resources Group (ERG)
Engineering (ENGIN)
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM)
Ethnic Studies (ETH STD)
Freshman/Sophomore Seminars, L & S Discovery, Big Ideas Courses
Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS)
Geography (GEOG)
German (GERMAN)
Graduate Division
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IND ENG)
Information, School of (ISchool) (DATASCI or INFO)
Integrative Biology (INTEGBI)
Italian Studies
Journalism (JOURN)
Linguistics (LINGUIS)
Materials Science and Engineering (MAT SCI)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mechanical Engineering (MEC ENG)
Media Studies (MEDIAST)
Molecular and Cell Biology (MCELLBI)
Music (MUSIC)
Natural Resources, College of (DEVP)
Neuroscience (NEUROSC)
New Media, Berkeley Center for (NWMEDIA)
Nuclear Engineering (NUC ENG)
Nutritional Science and Toxicology (NUSCTX)
Physical Education (PHYS ED)
Physics (PHYSICS)
Plant and Microbial Biology (PLANTBI)
Political Science (POL SCI)
Psychology (PSYCH)
Public Health (PB HLTH)
School of Social Welfare (SOC WEL)
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Spanish and Portuguese (SPANISH)
Statistics (STAT)
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS)
Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (ISF)