Course evaluation support
Guidelines for course evaluations
An important instrument in quality work at Uppsala University consists of the course evaluations that are conducted in connection with courses and study programmes at the University.
Course evaluations are regulated in the guidelines for course evaluations that have been adopted by the Vice-Chancellor. Among other things, they show that the guidelines also cover third-cycle courses and study programmes and that work with course evaluations requires that consideration be given to ethical demands, such as respecting the privacy of employees and students, which is why any publication of students’ free-text responses must be approved in advance by an officer in charge (not a a student receiving a wage). Central viewpoints from students’ free-text responses, along with the course evaluation, are to be summarised in a course report. The course report includes an evaluation and analysis of the results by the person in charge of the course (or some other designated person) and comprises both student and teacher viewpoints and any proposed measures for improvement.
The recommendations "Course evaluations and other educational evaluations – part of quality work" provide some important points of departure for work with course evaluations, along with practical advice. It is structured in a way that enables the reader to easily get oriented in the contents, since the headings are in the form of questions.
Support for work with course evaluations
Unit for Quality and Evaluation offers course evaluation seminars designed for both employees and students. The purpose of these seminars is to stimulate work with course evaluations at the departmental level.
Besides these resources, there are many examples of course evaluations and examples of course reports that you can use or be inspired by in your own work.