AU Evaluate Information for Faculty

AU eValuate
AU Evaluate

Information for Faculty:

AU eValuate is a web-based, mobile-friendly application that allows students to evaluate their courses and instructors. As faculty, you can preview the survey before it opens, monitor its progress, and view the results after the grading period has closed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I get into AU eValuate?

You will periodically receive emails with a link to the system, but you can always reach it from AU Access, Faculty/Advisors tab. Look for the AU eValuate icon near the bottom of the page.

When are evaluations open?

The evaluations for the full Fall, Spring, and Summer terms are typically available during the last week of classes and during the reading days. The evaluations close at 11:59pm the day before finals begin. Mini-semesters follow the same pattern but may be open fewer days. Auburn Online evaluations run the last five days of the term. Holidays and campus closures can affect the schedule. You should receive an email a few days in advance of the evaluation open date, and an announcement after the grading period has closed when the results are available.

What questions will be asked?

All courses will have the following eight questions asked. The first seven questions are presented with a Likert 6-point scale, and the last one is free-form text. Different departments may require additional custom sets of questions. You can email eValuate@auburn.edu to see your list, or, you can preview the questions after the survey is built by logging in to the system and selecting a course.

  1. I was encouraged to interact with the instructor regarding course content (electronically, during office hours, in class, etc.).
  2. I was provided opportunities to cooperate with other classmates about course material (electronically, inside or outside of class, etc.).
  3. I was informed of the instructor’s high expectations for my work in this course.
  4. I was provided with an evaluation of my academic progress at regular intervals during the semester.
  5. I was provided with ample opportunities to apply my learning in this course.
  6. I was prompted to think critically about course material.
  7. I was provided an environment that supported my learning.
  8. Please provide additional actionable feedback related to instruction (strengths or areas of improvement).

What if I want to change the questions?

First, check with your department head, because questions are customized by department. The department head should email eValuate@auburn.edu before mid-term to request changes.

How can I preview my list of courses?

Log into the system after the survey is built and you will see all your courses, how many responses are expected and received, and an option to preview the survey.

What if one of my courses is missing?

Some courses are not subject to evaluation by default, such as research and directed study, including any courses numbered with 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 98, or 99 as the middle two digits. Exceptions can be made by department if requests are received at eValuate@auburn.edu before the survey opens. Some colleges administer their evaluations internally and don’t use AU eValuate. If your course seems to be missing for some other reason, please email eValuate@auburn.edu.

How can I encourage my students to respond?

Students are more likely to respond to the survey if they know you want them to. Consider encouraging them to respond and even offering time in class.

When will I be able to see the results?

Results open in accordance with the Term Grade Roll Schedule maintained by the Office of the Registrar, the day after final grades are due, assuming all processing occurred as scheduled. You will receive an email announcement when they are available. Auburn Online and mini-semester results are held until the end of the full term.

Who do I contact if my questions were not answered here?

Please contact the AU eValuate administrator at eValuate@auburn.edu.

Last updated: July 16, 2021