Below are Frequently Asked Questions about Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) for students: please click on each question to see its answer. If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com .
Student evaluations for the 2017 fall sessions are listed in the table below.
|Term||Term Dates||Survey Administration Dates|
|Regular Academic Session||August 28 - December 15||November 20 - December 7|
|8W1||August 28 - October 20||October 9 - October 19|
|8W2||October 23 - December 15||December 4 - December 14|
Students will receive an email on the first day the survey opens (see table above) from "UNT SPOT Course Evaluations via IASystem Notification" (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the survey link. Please look for the email in your UNT email inbox. Simply click on the link and complete your survey. Students receive a separate email for each course.
Yes, students receive email reminders if they have not completed the survey. For the summer sessions, a reminder will be sent 2 days before the close of the survey (for the 3W1 session the reminder will be sent 1 day before the close of the survey). The reminders are sent from "UNT SPOT Course Evaluations via IASystem Notification" (email@example.com). Once students complete the survey they will no longer receive any automated emails regarding the SPOT except for the confirmation email that the survey has been submitted.
The average time most students report completing the survey is less than 8 minutes.
Absolutely. All answers are confidential and no identifying information will be shared with instructors or teaching assistants, and overall results will not be released until after instructors have submitted final grades to the Office of the Registrar.
Yes; however, all comments that contain coarse or violent language and/or content, or derogatory remarks about the person's gender, race, sex, religion, national origin or other personal characteristics will be removed and not taken into consideration.
Evaluations cannot be deleted or redone, and cannot be completed after the deadline, but students can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your feedback about an instructor and/or class. The SPOT team will then forward the student comments anonymously to the instructor and/or chair of the instructor's department after grades are posted for the term. Student comments will then be included in the instructor's overall evaluation.
Student opinions matter. Not only are course evaluations used to measure teaching effectiveness, student feedback provides faculty members with valuable information as they modify, plan, and revise their course(s).
Yes, by completing all of your SPOT evaluations you will be entered to win an iPad Mini or one of ten $10 dining cards (during the fall and spring terms only) .
Sarah Hill, Undergraduate student, winner of the spring 2017 SPOT iPad mini giveaway