According to the Bloomington Campus Procedures on Early Evaluations, approved by the Bloomington Faculty Council, all instructors of courses in which there are beginning students enrolled will receive a request for assignment of letter grade evaluations, observations, or recommendations in the fourth week of the regular semester, with a submission deadline of the Sunday after the sixth week. The Student Engagement Roster is the mechanism to submit early evaluations. Instructors will be notified of their obligation via email and be directed to complete progress reports for these students. A progress report is a filtered list of students in the Student Engagement Roster for which feedback is requested by a campus office, such as the Office of the Registrar, Athletics, etc.
The Early Evaluation may consist of observations and recommendations to the student instead of, or in addition to, a letter grade. The method by which an early letter grade evaluation is determined, and the percentage of the final grade which that evaluation represents, are decided by the instructor. This evaluation will be accessible to the student and the student's academic advisor. These evaluations are for counseling purposes and are not recorded on the students' permanent records.
- Early Evaluations are required for 1st 8-week session courses and encouraged for courses that meet less than 8 weeks, and/or start after the submission deadline.
- Early Evaluations are required for only one component of a multi-component course. For example, submit either the lecture or all discussion sections of a course.
- If you teach only graduate courses in which no undergraduate students are enrolled, you will not be required to enter Early Evaluations.
- Students can view their Early Evaluation grades, observations, and recommendations online. Students are notified via email that they have received feedback via the SER; advisors and/or other offices may contact the student based on the recommendations provided.
The Student Engagement Roster is available for the duration of the term.
Instructors will receive a notification from the Office of the Registrar about the early evaluation process during the fourth week of classes.
Early Evaluations should be completed by the Sunday after the sixth week of classes. See the Official Calendar for deadline dates for the Fall and Spring terms.
For any additional questions, comments, or problems regarding the early evaluation process, you can e-mail the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (812) 855-5680 Monday through Friday until 4:30 p.m.