IAS course evaluations are intended to serve a variety of information needs.
- IAS Course Summary Reports provide
instructors with student feedback to develop and improve instruction.
Reports are sent to instructors (and chairs, on request) at the end
of each academic term, and include the number and percentage of students
who chose each response option for each question, as well as the average
(median) response for each item and an "adjusted median" taking
into account enrollment reason, class size, and relative expected grade.
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- Ratings of selected items are posted to the Course Evaluation Catalog (CEC) during the third week of each quarter. Development of the CEC was funded by UW Seattle ASUW to assist students in selecting courses. It does not include ratings of courses taught by TA's and evaluated with forms F (quiz sections) or H (lab sections).
- IAS Dean's Reports assist administrators in allocating resources and support. These reports are generated at the end of each academic term, and list courses that received especially high or low average ratings (greater than 4.6 or less than 3.0, respectively). The reported averages are means of course medians and are presented for selected items from all forms with the exception of Form J.
- IAS Annual Reports provide Deans and Chairs with an overall summary of student ratings of instruction by course level and faculty rank, and consist of two related reports. The Ratings Summary reports average ratings by course level on selected items. The reported averages are means of course medians and are presented for each college, sub-college, if applicable, and department. The Survey List displays courses that were evaluated during the past year (and so included in the Ratings Summary).
- IAS Five-Year Course Evaluation Summary Reports summarize IAS results for individual academic departments for each of the past five academic years. The single-page reports provide average ratings for each department, the department's college or sub-college, and the institution as a whole. Standardized differences between departmental averages and those of the comparison groups are also reported. Information is provided for all courses, as well as broken down by course level and faculty rank. This report has been developed to support regular periodic review of academic programs.
- IAS Custom Summary Reports contain the same information as IAS Course Summary Reports, but are based on combined ratings from many courses. Ratings from several courses may be combined for a particular instructor in decisions regarding promotion and tenure. An overall estimate of instruction in a particular department can be obtained by combining ratings for all courses taught during a particular time period. These reports are generated on request.
- IAS data can be exported according to several predefined export specifications. Exported data are provided as semi-colon delimited text files.