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General Information

Overview

Evaluations allow you to voice your opinions on your classes, instructors, and assistants using an anonymous online evaluation form. Your input helps increase teaching excellence at UCI!

What are online Evaluations?

Midterm feedback form:

Midterm feedback allows instructors and assistants to get feedback from students regarding a class while the class is still in session.

The midterm feedback form and questions are provided by the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI), part of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE).

Instructors and assistants select their own dates for an "evaluation period" and students submit the forms through EEE. Students are automatically limited to one submission, and all submissions are anonymous.

Once the evaluation period ends, instructors and assistants are provided with results in an electronic format.

Final evaluations:

Final evaluations allow an instructor or an assistant to get feedback from students at the end of class instruction.

The final evaluation form and questions are provided by the Council on Student Experience, part of the Academic Senate.

Instructors and assistants (or department administrators) select dates for an evaluation period and students submit evaluations via EEE. Students are automatically limited to one submission and all submissions are anonymous.

Instructors and assistants are provided with results after final grades for a class have been submitted to the Registrar.

EEE can also provide instructors and assistants with participant names (separate from submission data) so that they may award extra credit, if applicable.

With the sponsorship of ASUCI and the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Academic Senate approved releasing a limited portion of results for the official, final evaluations for Senate-represented faculty members. Students can access the results at Eater Evals. The earliest results included will be from Fall 2012, when faculty were first given the opportunity to opt-out.

Preview evaluation

You can download PDF previews of the standard evaluations forms here:

Or, you can preview active evaluation forms, including official evaluations, which may use custom questions and answers rather than the standard forms above.

Preview evaluation:

  1. Click the link by the appropriate evaluation.
    image of sample link
You should now be previewing the evaluation.

What are evaluations used for?

Evaluations are used to help improve the quality of education at UCI.

Midterm feedback provides instructors and assistants with student feedback on teaching methods and class effectiveness while the class is in progress. This feedback is used by instructors and assistants to improve the experience of the class during the quarter.

Final evaluation responses are provided at the end of the quarter, after final grades have been submitted. This data is used by instructors and assistants to prepare for future quarters and to adjust their teaching methods in order to provide more challenging and positive educational experiences.

What have students said about online evaluations?

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Download the summary (PDF)

The EEE Web Team is constantly seeking new ways to support teaching and learning at UCI. For several years, we have offered instructors and teaching assistants the option of conducting self-diagnostic online evaluations. Plus, schools and departments can choose to conduct official, final evaluations through EEE.

But what do students actually think of online evaluations?

To get a general idea of students' opinions, we conducted an informal, anonymous online survey, which received submissions from 1,830 UCI students.

We've summarized the results in a 1-page handout that includes excerpts from the survey responses. We noticed several common misconceptions and concerns in respondents' comments as well, so we included additional information about evaluation anonymity, emails, duration, contents, and impact on teaching at UCI.

Ask your instructor to activate an evaluation

If you think an evaluation would be helpful in your class and you'd like to ask your instructor to build one, download, print, sign, and give this short letter to your instructor.

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Download the evaluation request letter (pdf, 455 KB)

The evaluation request letter tells your instructor:

  • Why an evaluation is helpful
  • How to get started quickly and easily
  • Where to find a step-by-step guide online
  • How to contact EEE support staff for assistance
If you want your department to use EEE Evaluations, contact the department directly.
Official, end-of-term evaluations are managed by departments and schools, which have full discretion to decide when to use paper vs. online evaluations. For questions about your department's policies, contact the department directly.

Using Evaluations

Complete an evaluation

Completing an evaluation from MyEEE:

  1. Sign in to EEE and go to your MyEEE page.
  2. Go to the "MyStudentClasses" module.
  3. If your instructor or school has activated an evaluation for one of your classes, a link will appear in the respective class' module.
  4. Click Evaluations for the class in which you wish to complete an evaluation.
    MyStudentClasses module evaluate link
  5. Click Evaluate by the appropriate evaluation.
    Image of evaluate link
  6. Read the information regarding the evaluation and click Take Evaluation.
    Image of take evaluation button
  7. Fill in the online evaluation form.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Carefully Review your responses
    Once you submit an evaluation, you cannot supplement, remove, or edit your comments in any way.

    Double-check the name of the instructor/TA — don't mix up your evaluations!

    Focus on professional qualities; avoid personal comments.

    Be honest and objective.

  10. Click Submit Evaluation.
    Image of submit evaluation button
Your evaluation responses should now be submitted.

Completing an evaluation from the ToolBox:

  1. Sign in to EEE.
  2. Go to the "ToolBox" from the navigation bar.
    Click on ToolBox.
  3. Click Evaluations from the list of tools.
    Image of evaluations link
  4. Click Evaluate by the appropriate evaluation.
    Image of evaluate link
  5. Read the information regarding the evaluation and click Take Evaluation.
    Image of take evaluation button
  6. Fill in the online evaluation form.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Carefully review your responses
    Once you submit an evaluation, you cannot supplement, remove, or edit your comments in any way.

    Double-check the name of the instructor/TA — don't mix up your evaluations!

    Focus on professional qualities; avoid personal comments.

    Be honest and objective.

  9. Click Submit Evaluation.
    Image of submit evaluation button
Your evaluation responses should now be submitted.

If you need assistance or have trouble using the evaluation form, please Contact Us.

Change submitted responses

Once you submit an evaluation, you cannot supplement, remove, or edit your comments in any way.

Double-check the name of the instructor/TA — don't mix up your evaluations!

Focus on professional qualities; avoid personal comments.

Be honest and objective.

Due to the design of Evaluations, which ensures security and anonymity, there is no way to remove or modify a submitted response.

Please be sure to fill out your evaluation completely and accurately before submission.

If you have made an error in your submission, such as evaluating the wrong person, The EEE team still cannot remove or modify your responses. Consider writing a letter containing your intended feedback and asking your department to include that letter in the instructor or TA's file. Please note that accepting or denying such a request is entirely at the department's discretion.

Evaluation results

After you have submitted your midterm feedback and final evaluation responses, EEE keeps your answers in a database separate from your UCInetID information.

Instructors and assistants may retrieve midterm feedback results at the end of the evaluation period for midterm feedback, and final evaluation results after the Registrar's final grades submission deadline.

Results are tabulated and given to the instructors in an electronic format. Your responses help the instructors determine what methods and practices have been most effective in the classroom, giving them the opportunity to made necessary adjustments and improvements, both during the quarter and for future courses.

After the final grades deadline for a given quarter, quantitative (non-textual) evaluation results for particiapting faculty become viewable to students and campus members who login with a UCInetID using Eater Evals. Only results from Fall 2012 and forward are available. — Learn More.

Email reminders

By default, EEE only sends out one notification email to let you know when an evaluation has become available for you.

Department administrators may choose to send additional reminder emails, which are only sent to students who have not completed the evaluation.

If you have any questions about reminder emails you have received, please contact your department directly.

Viewing Evaluations

What is Eater Evals?

Evaluation results for quantitative responses to department-activated official final evaluations are now displayed for courses taught by Senate faculty and lecturers with Security of Employment (SOE or PSOE) using Eater Evals. Individuals who have logged in with their UCInetID will be able to review results beginning in Fall 2012.

View evaluations for an instructor

Evaluation results for instructors and courses meeting specific criterion are now available through Eater Evals.

  1. Open Eater Evals
  2. Click the Browse Faculty
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    Note: If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to login with your UCInetID and password.
  3. Click the first letter of the faculty's last name
    image of Alphabetical Browse Faculty
    Or use the search box on the right to find a specific faculty.
    image of Faculty search
  4. Click the name of the faculty to access all available evaluations.
  5. Click the course title.
  6. Click View results by the appropriate evaluation.
You should now be seeing evaluation results.

View evaluations for a course

Evaluation results for instructors and courses meeting specific criterion are now available through Eater Evals.

  1. Open Eater Evals
  2. Click the Browse Departments tab
    image of Browse Departments tab
    Note: If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to login with your UCInetID and password.
  3. Click the department abbreviation to see all available courses.
    image of Browse Departments tab Or use the search box on the right to find a specific department.
  4. Click the title of the course to access all available evaluations.
  5. Click View results by the appropriate section.
You should now be seeing evaluation results.

Confidentiality, Anonymity and Extra Credit

Confidentiality and anonymity

Anonymous evaluations results are distributed to instructors, teaching assistants and departments; participant identities are confidential.

  • EEE provides quantitative and qualitative results only to the individual being evaluated and, in the case of official department-administered final evaluations, to designated department staff.
  • Results for midterm evaluations are not available until the evaluation closes; results for final evaluations are not available until after the Registrar's final grades submission deadline.
  • The Evaluations system provides no information to instructors, TAs, or department administators that makes it possible for them to associate any given response with a particular participant.
  • The Academic Senate regulates the evaluations process and prohibits instructors and TAs from receiving a list of the participants unless a minimum of 5 submissions have been received. Departments can also raise this minimum or disable the list entirely.

Timeline for Final Evaluation results and participant lists

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Digital Citizenship, Civility, and Computer & Network Use Policy

Students are expected to be responsible digital citizens in their online interactions through EEE and all campus systems, and are required to adhere to the Computer & Network Use Policy.

See also:
Campus Civility - 4/27/12 message from Chancellor Drake

What results can students see?

Self-diagnostic evaluations — Students cannot see results

Students cannot see any self-diagnostic evalution results.

The results of self-diagnostic evaluations (all Midterm Feedback Forms and any Final Evaluations activated by instructors and TAs for themselves) are only provided to the person who activated the evaluation. That instructor or TA has discretion over what to do with that information.

Official final evaluations — Students can see some results

Students can access limited quantitative results for evaluations beginning in Fall 2012 using Eater Evals. — Learn More.

Students can see:

  • Results for official, department-activated final evaluations
  • Results for quantitative questions only
  • Results for Senate faculty and lecturers with SOE/PSOE who have not chosen to opt out during the quarterly opt-out period
  • Results for undergraduate courses
  • Results for evaluations for courses beginning in Fall Quarter 2012

Students cannot see:

  • Results for self-diagnostic evaluations instructions and TAs activate for themselves
  • Qualitative results (freeform comments)
  • Results for teaching assistants or lecturers (other than SOE/PSOE)
  • Results for evaluations for courses offered prior to Fall Quarter 2012

Please note that evaluation forms vary from school to school and from department to department. In all cases, only the available quantitative results will be displayed.

Earn extra credit through participation

Instructors may choose to award extra credit points to students for submitting evaluations. Awarding points and determining point value is at the discretion of the instructor.

After the evaluation period has closed, EEE provides the instructor or assistant with a list of students who participated, ordered by student ID number. This list gives no indication of which student submitted which evaluation.

This option is only available to instructors with classes in which at least five students have submitted evaluations.

Troubleshooting

Who should I contact?

Contact the primary contact

For anything that is non-technical, this contact will be listed under each individual evaluation if a primary contact has been specified.

Contact EEE

For anything that is technical, or if there is not a primary contact listed underneath the evaluation.

I made a mistake - what do I do?

Once you submit an evaluation, you cannot supplement, remove, or edit your comments in any way.

Double-check the name of the instructor/TA — don't mix up your evaluations!

Focus on professional qualities; avoid personal comments.

Be honest and objective.

Always make sure you carefully check your responses and do not submit your evaluation until you are certain you are satisfied.

If you have made an error in your submission, such as evaluating the wrong person, consider writing a letter containing your intended feedback and asking your department to include that letter in the instructor or TA's file. Please note that accepting or denying such a request is entirely at the department's discretion.

Why am I missing classes?

There are several reasons why classes may be missing. Some of the most common causes are listed below.

Common causes for missing classes:

  • You may be viewing a different quarter on EEE — Switch Quarters
  • Students: You may not be officially enrolled in the class — Student Access
  • Assistants: Your instructor may not have added you in Assistants — Learn More
  • Instructors: Your Department Scheduler may have not added you to the Registrar's Electronic Schedule of Classes (eSOC)

Use the Missing Classes look-up tool to check your status and receive trouble-shooting help.