Frequently Asked Questions
The evaluations team have started to compile a list of questions that students often want to know. Click on the questions (or statements) below to see their answers.
When are evaluations open to students?
Default evaluation dates are set by the university. For A and B semester, evaluations open 2 weeks before the end of teaching, and close six weeks later.
Some teachers change the dates when their evaluation will be available to their students. Your lecturer may tell you these dates in class, through Moodle or via email. You can also see the closing date by following the link in the evaluations email.
Why are some teaching evaluations available during the mid-semester break?
Teachers who only teach in the first half of a semester may choose to have a mid-semester evaluation. These usually open the Monday before teaching recess starts and close on the last Friday of the recess.
This paper hasn't finished yet, why am I being asked to evaluate it?
Evaluation periods are based on the official end-date of papers. If you feel that the default evaluation period does not suit your paper, you can ask your lecturer to change the evaluation dates. Alternatively, email the Evaluation Team and we will contact the lecturer for you.
I can't see my teacher on the list of teachers to evaluate.
Your teacher may not be correctly linked to the paper, or may have opted out of the evaluation. Please contact the Evaluation Team and we can have them added to the evaluation if they are missing due to an administrative error.
The paper I am taking isn’t on the list of papers I need to evaluate
This may be because:
- Your paper has less than 6 students enrolled. To protect confidentiality, evaluations are not automatically set up for papers with less than 6 students enrolled.
- The paper convenor has chosen not to conduct an evaluation for this occurrence of the paper. University policy states that all papers must be evaluated at least every second occurrence, so the paper will be evaluated the next time it’s taught.
- The lecturer has changed the evaluation dates. This is often the case for 'C' semester papers. Your lecturer should let you know your evaluation opening and closing dates.
If you are unsure why a paper is not appearing in your list of papers to evaluate, contact the Evaluation Team
What other ways can I give feedback about this teacher?
If you have any feedback about your learning experience throughout the semester, your lecturer would be very happy to hear from you. You could either talk to them after class or send them an email. We have a page about other forms of feedback.
If you would like to provide feedback to your lecturer and there is no evaluation available, you can do this through your Class Representative. In serious situations, if this does not bring satisfactory results, you can make a formal complaint.
My question is not here.
Please contact the Evaluation Team