Student Course Evaluations

Student course evaluations provide essential insight to improve Columbia’s learning environment. Responsible feedback allows us to measure the effectiveness of our curriculum, teaching performance, and student learning.

Before the final week of classes, students complete online evaluation surveys for each course. Students are expected to be honest, fair, and constructive in their evaluation.

Reports based on survey responses are published after the final grading deadline. They provide mean scores for survey questions and list comments anonymously.

In addition to faculty, academic administrators such as department chairs and school deans may review the reports as part of processes such as faculty promotions, teaching evaluations, and program reviews, to name just a few examples.

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