Northeastern State University values quality teaching and is continuously engaged in improving the learning environment for our students. We conduct course evaluations every semester to assist us.
Complete course evaluations for the first half of the Summer 2021 semester June 24th
thru June 27th. Evaluations for the second half and full term classes will be available
July 15th thru July 21st.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do I HAVE to complete the course evaluations?
- Why do I keep getting emails asking me to complete a course evaluation?
- How long will it take to complete a course evaluation?
- When can I complete the course evaluations?
- How can I access my course evaluations?
- When do my instructors have access to the responses to the course evaluations?
- Are my answers completely anonymous, or can my teacher tell which answers I gave?
- How are the responses to course evaluations used?
The simple answer is no. However, your feedback is very important to us. You will continue to receive email notifications about the course evaluation for each class until you complete the course evaluation for that class.
You will receive an email invitation for the courses in which you are enrolled. You will continue to receive reminders for the course evaluations until you complete all of the evaluations. If you complete the course evaluation for one of your four courses, you will continue to receive reminders for the other three courses.
This is dependent upon the amount of feedback you would like to provide on the course and instructor. Generally, each course evaluation should take anywhere from five to 15 minutes to complete.
The course evaluations can be completed anytime, 24 hours a day, from the beginning of day (12:00 a.m.) the evaluation period opens to the end of the last day (11:59 p.m.) of the evaluation period. For the second half of the Fall 2020 semester, the evaluation period begins on Wednesday, November 16th and ends on Sunday, December 4th.
You can access the online course evaluations anywhere you have an internet connection either through the link provided in the invitation email, or through the link provided within your course in Blackboard.
Instructors have access to the results of the course evaluations after grades have been turned in.
No one at NSU can tell who said what, as long as you don't identify yourself in the open-ended questions.
Instructors use your responses to the course evaluations to make improvements to their courses for future semesters. Department chairs, program coordinators, and college deans use your responses to the course evaluations to make hiring, promotion, and award nomination decisions as well as to develop and provide professional development to instructors.