Course Evaluations - Departments

Submission Process

During weeks 0, 2, and 4 your department will receive a template from IDP which includes all courses as they are set up in Banner. From this template, the department/program head or the department evaluation coordinator will create a request form that will include all courses to be evaluated. All requests for evaluation must be submitted to IDP by the coordinator. If your course was not evaluated, it is possible that an evaluation was not requested by your department.

All course evaluations include eight standard questions, the two University “Core”’ items, four demographic questions used for research purposes and two written prompts for student feedback.  Additional questions may be chosen from the Purdue Instructor Course Evaluation Service (PICES) catalog or a departmental catalog if one exists. Some departments may have standard evaluation questions for some or all instructors.  There is a limit of forty-four questions per evaluation including the eight standard questions.

Schedule and Responses

There are three standard evaluation periods, during weeks 5 & 6, weeks 8 to 10 (may vary), and weeks15 & 16 in the academic calendar. They begin at 1:00AM on Monday of the first week and end 14 days later, Sunday at 11:59 PM. Some professional schools have different evaluation periods to accommodate irregular course scheduling. Contact your department evaluation coordinator for details. Instructors receive automated emails notifying them of the response rate for their courses. Real-time response rate updates are also available at the course evaluation website. It includes the number of students who have submitted responses out of the expected total of students enrolled. Names of students who have completed evaluations are not released to instructors.

The typed comments section is not required for students who complete an evaluation. It is possible no students provided typed feedback.  If no students left comments, the typed comments section will not be listed on the evaluation report.


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