Student Evaluation of Teaching Program

IEA conducts the official student evaluations of teaching at SJSU. To encourage wide participation and open feedback, students' identities are kept confidential and answers are only reported to faculty in summary form.

How to Access Reports for Faculty and Departments

In 2017, SJSU migrated to MyCoursEval for collecting and reporting on teaching evaluations. Faculty and department contacts have access to their respective reports year round on the system after the reports have been released. Historical reports from before then are available from IEA on request. Designated department administrative staff often have access to back copies as well. There are plans for direct links between MyCoursEval and the eFaculty system in the future.

See our faculty access guide and department access guide for more details on how to access and use the new reports.

The table below summarizes electronic report availability.

CollegeAvailable on MyCoursEvalAvailable on MySJSU (Peoplesoft)
Lucas College of Business Fall 2017 onward
Summer 2017
Spring 2017 regular session
Spring 2017 special session
Spring 2014 to Spring 2017
All Other Colleges Fall 2017 onward
Summer 2017
Spring 2014 to Summer 2017

SOTE/SOLATE Norms by College

To save space in the individual reports, we have prepared a stand-alone guide of SOTE/SOLATE college-level norms (averages, medians, selected percentiles) in the following addendum reports.

Fall 2018Fall 2018
Spring 2018Spring 2018
Fall 2017Fall 2017

Both the SOTE and SOLATE individual reports also include comparison figures at the department and university levels.

Background on SOTE and SOLATE

The Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE) form is used in courses primarily taught in lecture and seminar formats. The Student Opinion of Laboratory and Activity Teaching Effectiveness (SOLATE) form is used in laboratory and activity courses. The content of SOTE/SOLATE, along with policies on teaching evaluations, come from the Student Evaluation Review Board (SERB) and the SJSU Academic Senate.

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