Faculty Course Questionnaires

Faculty Course Questionnaires

As of Fall 2019, UCCS began using EvaluationKit by Watermark to administer faculty and course questionnaires (FCQs). Throughout calendar year 2021, EvaluationKit will be renamed Course Evaluation & Surveys. Watch for this logo:

Course Evaluation & Surveys logo

 

Relevant Policies

University of Colorado APS #1009: Multiple Means of Teaching Evaluation
Regent Policy 5c: Faculty Appointments
Regent Policy 5d: Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion 
 

Accessing Internal Reports

  • Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys. Approximately two weeks after a course section ends, faculty and administrators may access detailed reports within Watermark Course Evaluations & Surveys (formerly EvaluationKit) by following a link in a scheduled email notification. 
  • Watermark Faculty Success. For our regular faculty who have accounts in Digital Measures, the detailed FCQ reports will be migrated from EvaluationKit into Digital Measures and will appear in the Scheduled Teaching area at the conclusion of a semester and also available via the "FCQ Report" that may be run within the program. Faculty may find useful this guide on How to Get FCQ Reports.

Scheduling

Per guidelines from the UCCS Faculty Assembly and FCQ Task Force, faculty course questionnaires will be administered during weeks 14 and 15 of regular 16-week courses. FCQs for short courses will be administered 7 days prior to and through the last day of the course.  

Fall 2021 Sessions     FCQ Start Dates       Report Date
Extended Studies   varies   Jan 4, 2022
Weekend & Intensives   varies   Jan 4, 2022
Session A    10/12   Nov 2, 2021
Session B    11/29   Jan 4, 2022
Pre-Term    8/11   Sept 1, 2021
Main Session (16 weeks)   11/29   Jan 4, 2022

 

Summer 2021 Sessions     FCQ Start Dates     Report Date
Pre-Term, Weekend, Intensives   varies from 5/21 to 7/31   Aug 14, 2021
Session A   7/4   July 25, 2021
Session B   7/30   Aug 20, 2021
Main Session   7/30   Aug 20, 2021
Extended Studies   varies from 6/30 to 7/30   Aug 14, 2021

 

FCQ Instrument
Per recommendations and approval of the UCCS Faculty Assembly, the FCQ instrument contains 14 questions. The three open-ended questions are not included in public reports.     

Public Reports

Public FCQ reports are posted here without responses to open-ended questions. Course sections with fewer than 4 respondents are excluded from public reports to protect student identities. The links are updated at the end of each semester and are searchable within each account area:

     Public FCQ Reports: CLAS, ENGR, JBEL, PAFF, BUSN
     Public FCQ Reports for College of Education
     

     Public Reports for separate accounts:
          School of Public Affairs (Fall 2019)
          College of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Fall 2019)
          College of Business (Fall 2019-Fall 2020)

The public report links vary because four of six colleges began using EvaluationKit by Watermark to administer faculty/course questionnaires in the Fall of 2019. The four colleges are: School of Public Affairs (PAFF), College of Education (EDUC), College of Business (BUSN), and the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences (ENGR). The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences (JBEL) began in Summer 2020 and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (CLAS) began using EvaluationKit in Fall 2020. 

Due to the pandemic-related disruption of teaching and learning, Spring 2020 FCQ results will not be posted publicly. Faculty and administrators will have access to the FCQ results within the software according to their security roles. As to the inclusion of FCQs in faculty reviews, individual faculty members should check with the faculty assembly and/or academic affairs leadership -- we expect the use of Spring 2020 FCQ results will be used in reviews at the discretion of individual faculty members.         

Other Results

FCQs administered prior to our adoption of Watermark, especially prior to Fall 2019, were processed by CU-Boulder and are available online:

The online results date back to 2008. FCQs prior to 2008 might be available in the archives of the Kraemer Family Library at UCCS.