Student Evaluation of Teaching

FAQ and Application

For detailed information on the Student Evaluations of Teaching, please see the FAQ and Faculty Application links below.

When does the online student evaluation of teaching at St. John’s University start?
From the Fall 2007 semester on (Spring and Fall semesters).

What survey form is used for St. John’s student course evaluation?
The survey form was developed by a committee of St. John’s faculty members. There are two versions of the evaluation; one for traditionally taught classroom courses and one for online courses. The classroom course form can be found here and the online course form can be found here.

Who can I contact for assistance with the student evaluation of teaching?
You can contact the Office of Institutional Research at [email protected] or (718) 990-1869).

Does the new evaluation system have any advantages for course instructors?
Yes, course instructors now have the option of adding their own questions (up to five) to their course surveys.

Furthermore, research indicates that a major advantage of online evaluation is that it allows students as much time as they wish to complete, thereby generating more thoughtful comments than the traditional paper-and-pencil method.

What are the advantages of the evaluations for students?
The literature indicates that students get dividends by participating in the evaluations. For example, they often ask more insightful questions in class, understand course material more deeply, and take greater responsibility for their learning.

Online evaluation results can be analyzed much faster than those from paper and pencil administrations. This allows course instructors to make changes to their courses in a timely fashion, thereby leading to improvements in teaching and learning.

How can course instructors add their own questions to their evaluations?
Each course instructor will receive an email message with a link to the survey form (to which they can add their own questions). You may download the instructions for adding questions to the survey.

Are the evaluations anonymous?
Yes, it’s anonymous in the sense that the system only tracks students who have not completed the survey, thereby generating reminders to those students who have not responded to the survey. Course instructors will receive the aggregated results after they turn in the course grades; therefore, individual students cannot be identified in the results.

What courses will be evaluated?
Classroom and online courses with three or more students will routinely be included in the evaluation process every semester. However, instructors of non-classroom instruction courses have the option of participating in the evaluations. Please contact the Office of Institutional Research at [email protected] or (718) 990-1869) for assistance.

How will students go online and complete the evaluation form?
Each student will receive an e-mail with a unique computer-generated password and a link to the survey. All they need to do is to click on the link and complete the survey.

Is there any chance that students will be able to complete more than one survey for the same course?
No, because each password can only be used once. Therefore, after a student has completed a survey, the password that allowed him/her to access that survey becomes void.

When will the evaluations start for each individual class?
The evaluations will start three weeks before finals.

How will the evaluation results be distributed?
After turning in their course grades, course instructors will receive aggregated results for each class as a PDF file through email.

A Tool for Assessing and Improving Instruction

Spring 2014 marked the inauguration of the online student evaluations of teaching at St. John's University which replaced the former Student Course Evaluation (SCE) version.  The new course evaluation form was developed by a committee of St. John’s faculty members and comprised 13 scaled and three open-ended questions.  Moreover, instructors had the option of adding as many as five of their own questions.

Many ideas on utilizing the findings have been reflected in responses from faculty.  A sample of actual quotes appears below:

  • "I will change the way we set up work groups. Students loved the small groups, but some thought we should rotate the members every few weeks. I'll try that next time."
  • "I plan more one on one and small group interactions with students. "
  • "The students gave constructive suggestions on how to incorporate special projects and group work."
  • "Well, my colleagues and I shared our results so that we could incorporate students' thoughts into the next course in our sequence. They gave us valuable insight on using Blackboard/WebtCT."
  • "Students identified specific aspects regarding the use of technology that I will try to improve in the future."
  • "Students indicate that class discussion is very useful, and I plan to develop this method, along with some other suggestions like images in PowerPoint, more short films, etc.."

Evaluations 

The Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) form at St. John’s University is used to gauge the effectiveness of various teaching and classroom components. Furthermore, in an effort to enhance the educational experience, it is an essential tool used to identify areas for professional development. Participating in the SET ensures that students’ feedback influences the academic quality of our programs going forward. Therefore, students are highly encouraged to support this ongoing initiative.

Click on a semester to view its aggregate college-level data.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduateUndergraduate*Graduate*
St. John's University (Overall)F 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesF 2017
(PDF)
N/ASp 2018
(PDF)
N/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesF 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
School of EducationF 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
College of Professional StudiesF 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessF 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesF 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences co-taught coursesF 2017
(PDF)
N/AN/AN/A
Study AbroadF 2017
(PDF)
N/ASp 2018
(PDF)
N/A
Online LearningF 2017
(PDF)
F 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)
Sp 2018
(PDF)

* Beginning Spring 2018, co-taught courses are included in their school reports.

 

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduateUndergraduateGraduate
St. John's University (Overall)F 2016
(PDF)
F 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2017
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesF 2016
(PDF)
N/ASp 2017
(PDF)
N/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesF 2016
(PDF)
F 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2017
(PDF)
Sp 2017
(PDF)
School of EducationF 2016
(PDF)
F 2016
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Sp 2017
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Sp 2017
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College of Professional StudiesF 2016
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F 2016
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Sp 2017
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Sp 2017
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The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessF 2016
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F 2016
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Sp 2017
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Sp 2017
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College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesF 2016
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F 2016
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Sp 2017
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Sp 2017
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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences co-taught courses*F 2016
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N/ASp 2017
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N/A
Study AbroadF 2016
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N/ASp 2017
​​​​​​​(PDF)
N/A
Online LearningF 2016
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F 2016
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Sp 2017
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Sp 2017
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* Co-taught courses were not evaluated separately prior to Fall 2016


2015 - 2016 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduateUndergraduateGraduate
St. John's University (Overall)F 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesF 2015
(PDF)
N/ASp 2016
(PDF)
N/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesF 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
School of EducationF 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
College of Professional StudiesF 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessF 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesF 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Study AbroadF 2015
(PDF)
N/ASp 2016
(PDF)
N/A
Online LearningF 2015
(PDF)
F 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)
Sp 2016
(PDF)

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduateUndergraduateGraduate
St. John's University (Overall)F 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesF 2014
(PDF)
N/ASp 2015
(PDF)
N/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesF 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
School of EducationF 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
College of Professional StudiesF 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessF 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesF 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Study AbroadN/AN/AN/AN/A
Online LearningF 2014
(PDF)
F 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)
Sp 2015
(PDF)

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduateUndergraduateGraduate
St. John's University (Overall)F 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesF 2013
(PDF)
N/ASp 2014
(PDF)
N/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesF 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
School of EducationF 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
College of Professional StudiesF 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessF 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesF 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Study AbroadN/AN/AN/AN/A
Online LearningF 2013
(PDF)
F 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)
Sp 2014
(PDF)

2012 - 2013 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduateUndergraduateGraduate
St. John's University (Overall)F 2012
(PDF)
F 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesF 2012
(PDF)
N/AN/AN/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesF 2012
(PDF)
N/ASp 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
School of EducationF 2012
(PDF)
F 2012
(PDF)
N/AN/A
College of Professional StudiesF 2012
(PDF)
F 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessF 2012
(PDF)
F 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesF 2012
(PDF)
F 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Study AbroadN/AN/AN/AN/A
Online LearningF 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)
Sp 2013
(PDF)

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

 UndergraduateGraduate
St. John's University (Overall)Sp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)
Institute for Core StudiesSp 2012
(PDF)
N/A
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesSp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)
School of EducationSp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)
College of Professional StudiesSp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)
The Peter J. Tobin College of BusinessSp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)
College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesSp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)
Study AbroadN/AN/A
Online LearningSp 2012
(PDF)
Sp 2012
(PDF)