Evaluations for Instructor and Course


Northern Kentucky University takes Instructor and Course Evaluations very seriously as an important means of gathering information for the enhancement of learning opportunities for its students. It is an important responsibility of NKU students as citizens of the University to participate in the instructor and course evaluation process. During the two weeks* prior to the end of each semester classes, you will be asked to reflect upon what you have learned in this course, the extent to which you have invested the necessary effort to maximize your learning, and the role your instructor has played in the learning process. It is very important that you complete the online evaluations with thoughtfully written comments.

Student evaluations of courses and instructors are regarded as strictly confidential. They are not available to the instructor until after final grades are submitted, and extensive precautions are taken to prevent your comments from being identified as coming from you.

Starting Spring semester 2011, Undergraduate and non-law graduate students who complete an evaluation for a particular course (or opt out of doing so within the evaluation instrument) will be rewarded for their participation by having access to their course grade as soon as that grade is submitted by the instructor. On the other hand, any student who does not complete the course evaluation (or opt out of doing so within the evaluation instrument and during the appropriate evaluation period posted on the Schedule page) should expect to incur approximately three weeks delay in access to his or her course grade beyond the close date of the evaluation period.

NKU Course Evaluation Policy