Student Perception of Teaching (SPoT)
Your Voice Matters
Spring and Summer 2019
Student evaluations of teaching take place as required throughout the Spring and Summer semesters.
For most Spring classes the evaluation period is June 3-17 and Summer is August 6-19, 2019.
Instructors can adjust the date and timing for each class as well as which classes are to be evaluated.
Selected courses will be available for feedback at various times throughout the semester. Students will receive an email to their MRU email account when the evaluations are available for completion. Survey links can also be accessed on BlackBoard (BB) in the instructor feedback block.
Student responses are reported in aggregate format and are always confidential. Student comments are reviewed to comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act which means that any personal identifiers are removed from the final report.
Instructors do not receive a summary report of their results until marks have been posted and even then, instructors will not be able to connect responses to student names.
Here’s how to complete evaluations online:
- Use the link sent in your email, access through BB or go to evaluate.mtroyal.ca/Blue
- Log in with your MRU username and password.
- You will see a list of classes that have been selected by individual faculty to be evaluated.
- Select the class you want to evaluate and follow the instructions
NOTE: If you have more than one evaluation listed for the same instructor it is most likely they teach a lab or tutorial as well as lecture.
If you are experiencing technical difficulty or would like more information about MRU's SPoT, please email email@example.com.
SEI Fast Facts
Student Evaluation of instruction (SEI) is the administrative process that collects and reports student feedback about their instructors.Student Perception of Teaching is the form used for most lecture and lab sections.
There are custom forms in use for Nursing Practice, Education Practicum, Interior Design Critique and Library sessions.
SEI reports can become part of a full-time faculty member’s annual report, are required in tenure dossier submissions and are used in applications for contract faculty appointments.
SEIs are also the primary method that students can give feedback about their teaching, both strengths and areas for improvement. Faculty value this feedback, and use it to help improve their teaching and their courses.
Reports are not released until final grades have been posted for the semester.
- Ability to evaluate more classes
- All students registered in the course have access to complete the evaluation regardless of attendance
- Students have time to consider their comments rather than being required to complete in a limited time
- Environmentally friendly
- Cost effective
Email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your first name, last name, course CRN and subject and ask to have your responses retracted.
Depending on the volume of mail this may take a few business days to complete. You will receive an email from MRU Evaluate after it has been retracted.
The most common reason that you cannot open the link in your email is that you need to clear your browser history. Directions for this clearing your browser are on the myMRU home page.
If this does not correct the issue try using a different internet browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Or, you can login with your MRU user name and password https://evaluate.mtroyal.ca/blue to access your evaluations.
If you still cannot access your evaluations email email@example.com for assistance.
There are minimum thresholds of how big a class is in order to have an evaluation administered. If you are in a small class this is why you are not being asked to evaluate the instructor.
Instructors can select which classes they want to have evaluated.
If lab, lecture and tutorial sections are all taught by the same instructor you will only be asked to evaluate the person once.