Student participation in the course evaluation process is very important. Faculty members learn a great deal about their teaching as well as the content and organization of their courses. The feedback provided is closely followed by the College Deans, Department Chairs and other senior administrators to assess the educational experience at Emerson and better inform personnel and curricular decisions. We need student feedback to make this process a success.

Review of Course Evaluation Concern Report

Course evaluations are used in many ways:

  • By all students, to gain early access to their grades each term
  • By professors, to improve their teaching
  • By deans and department chairs, in evaluating faculty
  • By award committees, in selecting teaching award winners
  • By departments and committees, in evaluating candidates for tenure and promotion

Course Evaluation Schedule

Fall 2022

  • Open: December 2, 2022
  • Close: December 30, 2022

Spring 2023

  • Open: April 20, 2023
  • Close: May 13, 2023

May Intersession 2023

  • Open: May 19, 2023
  • Close: May 26, 2023

Summer Session 1 2023

  • Open: July 3, 2023
  • Close: July 19, 2023

Summer Full Session and Session 2 2023

  • Open: August 16, 2023
  • Close: August 28, 2023

Course Evaluation Instrument

Revision of Course Evaluation Form

Download the Course Evaluation Instrument

2015-16 Course Evaluation Committee Members

  • Amy Ansell, Dean of Liberal Arts
  • Vinoth Jagaroo, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Robert Todd, Visual and Media Arts
  • Amy Vashlishan Murray, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Consultants

  • Michael Duggan, Institutional Research
  • Eiki Satake, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kelly Farquharson, Communication Sciences & Disorders

2014-15 Course Evaluation Committee Members

  • Lori Beth Way, Academic Affairs
  • Erika Williams, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Robert Todd, Visual and Media Arts
  • Amy Vashlishan Murray, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Evaluation Draft Review Process

Note: Versions referenced in table below can be seen by clicking the linked version number.

Time Period Milestones
AY2013-2014 Collection of data from student focus groups, research of best practices at other institutions, initial draft course evaluation instrument (Version 1)
October 2014 Revisions based on consultation with Deans' Council (Version 2)
November 2014 Revisions based on consultation with Faculty Council (Version 3)
February 2015 Revisions based on consultation with Academic Cabinet (Version 4)
March 2015 Revisions based on consultations with Student Government Association (SGA) and Affiliated Faculty (Version 5)
October 2015 Departmental discussions of draft (Version 6)
December 2015 Departmental discussions of draft (Version 7)
February 2016 Course Evaluation Instrument Draft (Version 8)
March 2016 Final Course Feedback Form (voted by Faculty Assembly on February 23, 2016)

Course Evaluation Sub-Committee Reports

Instructions for Students

Students can access their course evaluations through two options

Option 1

  1. Students will receive a personalized e-mail link sent to their Emerson College e-mail address 1–2 days before course evaluations open.

Option 2

  1. Sign into the course evaluation system using DUO authentication. 
  2. Review your responses to the survey items making sure that your responses and comments are intended for the instructor and the course.

The responses you provide will remain confidential. Faculty will not have access to the evaluations until after grades are posted and the online application being used to collect responses prevents faculty from seeing any names, ID numbers, or any other identifying student information when viewing the evaluation.

Instructions for Faculty

  1. Course Evaluations (Prior to Fall 2014) 
    • TBD
  2. Course Evaluations (Fall 2014 - Present) 

Detailed instructions for logging into the course evaluation system, accessing, and interpreting the reports are contained in this PDF file.

Faculty will receive a personalized e-mail link sent to their Emerson College e-mail address 1 day before course evaluations open.

Errors

Students, if you discover you’ve made a mistake on your course evaluation after submitting it, please email ir [at] emerson.edutitle="Email Institutional Research".

Frequently Asked Questions

A compilation of frequently asked questions on course evaluations may be found here.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about course evaluations, please contact academic_affairs [at] emerson.edu (subject: Course%20Evaluation%20Question) title="E-mail Academic Affairs".