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Paper and teaching evaluations

2020 A Trimester Evaluations COVID-19 Response

A trimester evaluations are open to staff for customisation until Sunday 24 May. Paper convenors and teachers are asked to check that all their papers are listed correctly at and, if changes are needed, to notify their departmental administrators. Administrators need to make any changes as soon as possible. Evaluations will open to students on 25 May.

The evaluations team will be available in the CeTTL's daily 'Ask me Anything' (AMA) sessions (9-10am or 3-4pm at during the customisation period to answer questions and assist staff with customising their evaluations.

Because of the Covid-19 lockdown, we have added four questions to this trimester’s evaluation. These questions are open-ended, text response and are designed to elicit students' feedback on the shift to fully online teaching. Question responses will be anonymised (by teacher and paper) when reported to Divisions and results will not be included in the Academic Staff Portfolios or any promotion activity. Teaching Convenors may opt-out of any or all of the additional questions through the evaluation system or by emailing [email protected].

NET papers are excluded from these additional questions.

link to Evaluations at Waikato

Evaluations at Waikato

An explanation of paper and teaching evaluation processes at the University of Waikato.

link to utilising evaluations

Utilising evaluations

Step-by-step instructions on using the Blue evaluation system to evaluate your papers and teaching at the University.

link to using feedback to improve teaching

Using feedback 

Using the information from student feedback  to improve your papers and teaching.

link to improving response rates

Student Engagement

Ideas for improving response rates and why it's important for students to engage with the evaluations process.

link to summative evaluation

Summative evaluation

How summative evaluation methods are used by the University to improve papers and teaching.

link to formative evaluation

Formative evaluation

Formative evaluation methods that you can use to improve your paper and teaching for the current cohort of students.

link to evaluation questions

Evaluation questions

The core questions used to evaluate papers and teaching at the University.

link to evaluations data

Evaluations data

Aggregated evaluation data for the University.

link to policy and guidelines

Policy and guidelines

Evaluation policy and associated guidelines that outline how papers and teaching are evaluated at the University.