The Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) consists of 11 campuswide questions asking students for feedback about each class they take. Responses are shared with instructors, department chairs, deans, vice chancellors and are used for faculty development and for tenure and promotion. Instructors use this feedback to improve their teaching and the student experience while University administrators use this information for program improvement.
Each department and instructor may add additional questions to get the most out of the OCQ. Instructors receive a report that summarizes the students’ feedback for each class taught. Results are distributed only after grades have been submitted. Students are not identified in the report and instructors will not receive any data that links student responses by student name.
The OCQ is administered during the last weeks of classes prior to the start of the final exam period. Campuswide and unit-specific OCQ questions can be viewed here.