Fall 2019


October 28

  • SETE team provides department contacts spreadsheet with all department sections, instructors and the SETE status of each course (e.g. Exempt, Evaluated, Not Evaluated). Department contacts review spreadsheet and return to SETE team with any status changes.
  • Departments confirm Official Department Contacts (AOCs & Chair) - Departments confirm the official administrative contact person who will assist with the technical implementation of web-based student evaluations of teaching effectiveness.
  • Departments communicate Exemptions to Course Evaluation Process - At the discretion of the chair, departments submit a list of courses that are not to be evaluated, such as select supervisory or independent study courses.
  • Departments and Colleges Submit Additional Question Items - Colleges and departments submit any additional question items, beyond the six core university items, that they would like added to the Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness form. Colleges and departments are encouraged to add open-ended questions if they would like qualitative feedback from their students.
  • Departments Verify Instructors of Record in CS - Departments verify the instructors of record listed in the CS database are accurate, so that the appropriate instructor(s) are evaluated.

October 26

  • Deadline for departments to return course status spreadsheet, communicate new exemption requests and submit questions changes to SETE team (sete@sfsu.edu).


November 8

  • Deadline for departments to return course status spreadsheet, communicate new exemption requests and submit questions changes to SETE team (sete@sfsu.edu).


December 2

  • Teaching Evaluation Period Opens - Students are provided links to student evaluations for each of their classes in an email delivered to their SFSU email accounts and also on their iLearn home page after they log in.

December 9 & 13

  • Students Receive Reminder - Students who have not completed all evaluations are sent a reminder email to their SFSU email accounts. Students who have completed all evaluations will NOT receive a reminder.

December 9

  • Faculty Receive Response Rate Update - Faculty members will receive an email indicating the current response rate for their course(s) and tips on how to encourage students to complete their teaching evaluations.

December 15

  • Teaching Evaluation Period Closes - At 11:59pm, students will no longer be able to submit evaluations.

December 16 - 21

  • Final exams administered

December 21 - January 4 (approximate dates)

  • Students who complete all assigned evaluations and whose instructors submit grades early will have access to their grades in their Student Center as soon as they are posted.


January 6

  • Grades are released to students - All students will be able to see their grades in the Student Center.

January 13

  • Evaluations made available to faculty and department contacts in SETE Reports Portal - An email will be sent to faculty and department contacts with a link to the SETE Reports Portal and how they can access evaluations.

Reference links

SFSU Academic Calendar - https://webapps.sfsu.edu/public/webcal/acadcalendar