University Senate policy requires the evaluation of all courses taught at the University. OMS oversees online and paper-based SRT administration and reporting for the Crookston, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses, and online SRT administration and reporting for the Duluth campus.
For semester-long classes, Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) takes place during the last 3 weeks of classes, before final exams (see below for data collection windows for all course lengths).
Detailed information on SRT administration:
The online SRT platform (for instructors to view response rates and reports and for students to complete online ratings) is https://srt.umn.edu/blue.
|Course Length||Data Collection: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester||Data Collection: Duluth|
|83 days or longer||The last 24 days of instruction||The last 14 days of instruction|
|5-82 days||The last 25% of the class instruction time||The last 20% of class instruction time|
|4 days or fewer||The last day of instruction||The last day of instruction|
The course length is calculated based on the duration between the earliest instance of the "first class" meeting and the latest "last class" meeting in the PeopleSoft system.
Instructors may encourage students to complete ratings on a certain day within the data collection window (for example, by setting aside focused time for students in a specific class period).
Please note all SRTs are currently being administered online due to the pandemic
The SRT may be administered either on paper or online, but not both, as designated by the Department Contact. Both formats allow evaluation of multiple instructors. Currently, 70% of courses collect SRT data on paper and 30% collect SRT data online.
Default SRT format:
- Paper SRT is the default for most courses, unless the department requests the online format.
- Online SRT administration is the default for all-online courses.
Online SRT features include:
- Access on mobile devices.
- Compatibility with Canvas.
VIEWING COURSE RESULTS
To assist students in course selection, SRT responses that pertain to a course (not a specific instructor) are made available under the provisions of current University Administration policy for Rochester, Twin Cities and Morris campuses.