Deans, Chairs, and Course Evaluations

Where to Access Course Evaluations

Chairs and Deans can simply log in with their NetIDs and passwords to www.unr.edu/evaluate.  You may use any computer or mobile device, and this is the same URL given to faculty and students. Department and college/division administrators have permissions in their accounts to track response rates (i.e., how many students have submitted evaluations) by department and college and to view the evaluation results for multiple courses.  Chairs may view evaluation results for every course taught within their respective departments, and Associate Deans and Deans may view the results for every course taught within their respective colleges, divisions, or schools.

Tracking Response Rates

On the "Reports" tab of your home page when you log in to www.unr.edu/evaluate, select "Status Tracking" from the drop-down menu.

You can then choose to view the number of surveys submitted by a bar graph or by total number per course or department, depending on your permissions level (n.b, the following images show university-wide results):

WDYT status tracking by graph

Or:

WDYT status tracking by total numbers

Viewing Evaluations for Multiple Courses

Whenever you have the option to select a "form," choose "Spring 2015" - this was the final evaluation form agreed upon by the Faculty Senate in early 2015.

Option 1: Use "Report Browser" 

On the "Reports" tab of your home page when you log in to www.unr.edu/evaluate, select "Report Browser" from the drop-down menu:

screenshot of wdyt report browser


Here you can filter a list of courses by term, college, department, instructor, and course, and either check an individual course (this will take you to the Ratings Summary page for that course, as described on the faculty account page) or select multiple courses then click the "Create Batch File" link, as indicated by the red arrow in the image above. If you click "Create Batch File," you will be given two option: "Batch PDF Report" or "Batch Quantitative Results."  The first option allows you to download and print both quantitative and qualitative results, while the second allows you to download and print an Excel spreadsheet.

Option 2: Create a Rollup Report

In the "Questions" option below, choose "All."

On the "Reports" tab of your home page when you log in www.unr.edu/evaluate, select "Rollup Report" from the drop-down menu:

screenshot of wdyt rollup report page


Here you can produce a tabulated report of the number of students who responded to each question within each category (or select "common" to view only the results for institution-wide questions), the percentage of those answering 0-4 on each question, and the mean response to each question.

You have two main bodies of search criteria:

  • under "Drill Down," you can use the search criteria outlined in the "Summary Report" (term, college, department, course prefix, and number) or
  • under "Filter," you can qualify your search by degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course level (100- to 700-level courses), class size (enrollment), and course type (e.g., lecture, lab).

For example, if you wish to view the aggregate results for a given college, school, division, or department in a specific semester, use the "Rollup" option and set "Questions" to "All" just above the "Create Report" blue button in the image above.

  1. Always select the Spring 2015 form, use the drop-down menu next to "Term" to select "All," and choose your department. 
  2. If you are a dean, you may select all departments in your college, school, or division (using the drop-down menu next to "Department," select "All").  If you are a chair, your department will be your default and only selection.
  3. Select the "Subject" (course prefix) and "Number" in the "Drill Down" column, and add any additional desired criteria under the "Filter" column, if you wish to view specific results.  If you wish to view aggregate results for any category, select "All" in its drop-down menu.  This will generate the following type of table (in your account, scroll down the page to view results for all questions):

WDYT drill down table

As you can see above the table, you can choose to print the results or export them to an Excel spreadsheet.

If you want to compare student responses to questions over multiple semesters, use the "Rollup" option as well, and set "Questions" to "All" just above the "Create Report" blue button in the image above.

  1. Always select the Spring 2015 form, use the drop-down menu next to "Term" to select "All," and choose your department. 
  2. If you are a dean, you may select all departments in your college, school, or division (using the drop-down menu next to "Department," select "All").  If you are a chair, your department will be your default and only selection.
  3. Select the "Subject" (course prefix) and "Number" in the "Drill Down" column, and add any additional desired criteria under the "Filter" column, if you wish to view specific results.  If you wish to view aggregate results for any category, select "All" in its drop-down menu.  This will generate the following type of table (in your account, scroll down the page to view results for all questions):

WDYT drill down

As you can see above the table, you can choose to print the results or export them to an Excel spreadsheet.

Finally, if you wish to run a comparative report within one semester, you must use the "Comparison" option, and set "Questions" to "All" just above the "Create Report" blue button in the image above.

  1. Always select the Spring 2015 form, use the drop-down menu next to "Term" to select the semester you wish to view, and choose your department. 
  2. If you are a dean, you may select all departments in your college, school, or division (using the drop-down menu next to "Department," select "All").  If you are a chair, your department will be your default and only selection.
  3. Rather than selecting criteria under the "Drill Down" and "Filter" columns, when you choose to run a comparison report, you will see a drop-menu such as that below:WDYT comparison drop down menu

  4. Choose a criterion - note that the criteria will change, based on what you initially select under the "Drill Down" and/or "Filter" columns - and click the "Create Report" button below your choices.
  5. This produces a color-coded bar chart showing how many students selected 0-4 on each question in the evaluation form.  The following example shows a comparison for a single question, using "Course Levels" as the criterion within one college and one department:


WDYT comparion color chart