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Stanford's New Course Evaluations

Course Evaluations

Welcome to the home of Stanford's new course evaluations

Check the Course Evaluations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for updates and tips on handling common issues.

The new end-term course evaluations, introduced in Autumn Quarter 2015-16, are designed to:

  • Focus on learning
  • Increase student self-reflection
  • Provide instructors and departments with useful data
  • Be customized and relevant to each course
  • Support broad Stanford priorities: using feedback to improve student learning, courses, and programs, and using analytics to address critical questions

The new forms are shorter and easier to fill out. Answers to one question, "What would you like to say about this course to a student who is considering taking it in the future?”, are released to Stanford students to enable them to share their experiences.

Course evaluation completion rates improved in the Autumn Quarter. In Winter 2015-16, we will be focusing on the usability and stability of the system.

Quick links

Visit these resources to learn about writing learning goals, customizing your course evaluation, and interpreting your results:

If you would like a consultation, VPTL staff members are available to help you get started with these new evaluations and make the most of them.