Course Evaluation

Course evaluations are a valuable resource to gain insight into course workloads and past student’s input on faculty. Feedback is also helpful administratively as we evaluate existing courses, faculty, new courses, 50 vs 100 unit options, and more. Course evaluations are an important part of the overall feedback loop at Booth and help us maintain and improve our academic offerings.

Each quarter, students evaluate their instructors' performance by answering 9 questions that require 6 numerical and 3 descriptive responses. After all instructors have submitted final grades, the averaged results of all valid student responses to the 6 quantitative questions become available to the Chicago Booth community. When evaluations are on file for most courses and enough volume of feedback to provide anonymity has been met, we plan to release comments to students.

Full-Time, Evening, Weekend and PhD course evaluation data, organized in an Excel file showing all courses taught in the last 5 years, may be accessed here. Access to course evaluations is restricted to members of the Chicago Booth community. CNetID and password are required.

The course evaluation database, Blue by Explorance, is maintained by the Registrar’s Office. Any questions regarding course evaluation results or accessing online reports should be emailed to BoothRegistrar@lists.chicagobooth.edu. You may also view our Frequently Asked Questions here.

UNDERSTANDING THE COURSE EVALUATION REPORTS

Values shown for each question represent the average of all student responses for that particular course. These values are based on a scale of 1 to 5, with the exception of question one, which requires a specific time estimate.

The questions are:

  • Excluding class sessions, estimate the average number of hours per week spent in preparation or review.
  • Please review and evaluate the instructor on the following:
    • Overall, did the instructor convey the course material clearly?
      Overall, did the instructor convey the material in an interesting way?
  • Please review and evaluate the course on the following:
    • Did you take away useful tools, concepts, and/or insights from this course?
      How much did you get out of this course?
  • Would you recommend this course to other students?