Web Applications and Technology - Course Evaluations

UES Class Evaluations

The Universal Evaluation System (UES) is UT Dallas' tool for course and instructor evaluation. As of Fall 2013, online course evaluations are mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate classes with 5 or more students (classes with less than 5 students are evaluated by request). Evaluation responses are anonymous. Evaluation results are publicly available on CourseBook, however, student comments are not publicly available.

Summer 2024 Course Evaluation Important Dates*

Summer 2024 Term 11-Week Session 8-Week (8W) 1st 5-Week (5W1) 2nd 5-Week (5W2)
Classes Begin 5/28/24 6/3/24 5/28/24 7/2/24
Last Day to drop 6/12/24 6/10/24 5/31/24 7/8/24
Course Evaluations Open 7/29/24 7/10/24 6/20/24 7/29/24
Course Evaluations Close 8/9/24 7/23/24 7/3/24 8/9/24
Last Day of Classes 8/7/24 7/20/24 7/1/24 8/7/24
Final Exams 8/8/24-8/9/24 7/22/24-7/23/24 7/2/24-7/3/24 8/8/24- 8/9/24
Exception Request Deadline 7/19/24 7/1/24 6/13/24 7/19/24
Reports Generated 8/16/24 8/16/24 8/16/24 8/16/24

*Please email wat@utdallas.edu to obtain information for the mini-session dates. See the full Academic Calendar for additional information.

Not finding surveys for all of your classes? Here's why

All classes are not automatically scheduled for course evaluations. Only organized classes with 5 or more students are evaluated. Lab courses are excluded from evaluation, unless they are combined lecture/lab courses or core curriculum courses, due to Texas statutory regulations. Instructors of record may request to have their lab courses evaluated. Most independent study, thesis, dissertation, internship, practicum, seminar, and research classes are excluded from automatic evaluation. Instructors of classes which are not evaluated by default may request an exception by email. OISDS will determine whether course evaluations will be enabled. Please be advised that course evaluations will not be enabled for any course when there are 4 or fewer students due to lack of anonymity.

Viewing Grades

IMPORTANT: VIEWING YOUR GRADE IN COURSEBOOK FOR A COURSE WILL LOCK ITS EVALUATION

Complete your evaluation BEFORE viewing your grade if you wish to submit an evaluation for a course.

Students can view their official grades in Orion, the University's official source, when they have been posted according to the published academic calendar. Students may also view their unofficial grades in CourseBook; they can also view unofficial grades in eLearning until they lose access to their course(s) which will happen one day before the new semester starts.

UES Response Rate - Spring 2024

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Email Based Class Evaluation

Students will be invited to evaluate specific classes via an email from the UES system. Each email is personally generated for the recipient and contains a web address (URL) which will link directly to the evaluation page. Just click the link embedded in the email to start the evaluation and no login is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Viewing Evaluation Results

All evaluation results are publicly available in CourseBook. However, student comments will not be publicly available. School administrators may contact Web Applications and Technology to learn about the UES Reporter - an alternate way to access results.

Generally, instructors of record will have access to the full evaluations, with two exceptions:

  1. Instructors of record who resigned from UT Dallas will not have access.
  2. Graduate students who serve as teaching assistants/teaching associates will not have access to other students’ evaluation data.

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