Student evaluations of instruction have been conducted at the University of Washington (UW) since the 1920's and the supporting administrative systems have been improved and expanded several times over the years. NEW!! This fall we will be adding new capabilities to our course evaluation system to allow gradual introduction of online evaluations at the UW Seattle campus. Departments will to able to 1) utilize an online interface to manage their course evaluations, and 2) request online evaluations for online courses. These new features will be completely optional - please let us know if your department would like to try them.
How do I order forms?
NOTE: Evaluation request forms now ask you to specify Course Type.
- "Face-to-Face" courses follow the traditional teaching model in which faculty and students meet in-person, generally in a classroom, lab, or studio. Although some course information (such as a course website, syllabus, or reading materials) may be provided online, these resources do not replace weekly course time.
- "Online" courses are those in which the vast majority of instruction and student participation is mediated by the internet. Students are not physically present in a traditional classroom setting; although they may meet briefly once or twice, this is not a significant part of the learning experience.
- "Hybrid" courses are a combination of traditional face-to-face instruction and online learning activities. These courses are sometimes referred to as "blended". There is a wide variation in the relative proportions of face-to-face and online learning.
Which form should I use?
Different forms were developed to evaluate various instructional formats, but the best way to choose a form is by reading the items to see which best address issues of concern to you.
|A Small Lecture / Discussion (66K PDF*)||I Distance Learning (100K PDF*)|
|B Large Lecture (98K PDF*)||J Clinical / Studio (92K PDF*)|
|C Seminar / Discussion (98K PDF*)||K Project / Studio (100K PDF*)|
|D Problem Solving (99K PDF*)||L English as a Second Language (269K PDF*)|
|E Skill Acquisition (98K PDF*)||MStudy Abroad (315K PDF*)|
|F Quiz Section (153K PDF*)||X Educational Outcomes (99K PDF*)|
|G Lectures / Assignments (97K PDF*)||Comment Form (19K PDF*)|
|H Lab (152K PDF*)|
Who can use the Instructional Assessment System (IAS)?
Each instructor at UW Seattle may evaluate one course (up to 100 students) each quarter without charge, with the exception of Assistant Professors who may evaluate two courses. Evaluations beyond this quota are charged to the department.
How do I administer IAS evaluations?
Instructions (24K PDF*) to administer course evaluations are included with each packet of forms.
Can I add additional items?
IAS forms have provision for instructor-supplied items on the back of the forms. The Additional Item Template facilitates creation of an item master to print or photocopy onto evaluation forms.
How are results reported?
IAS course evaluations provide information used by instructors, students, and administrators. A variety of reports has been created to meet these diverse needs.
How can I compare my ratings with other UW Seattle Courses?
IAS Norms can be computed for individual classes based on the college/department, instructor rank, course level, and class size.
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