West Virginia University is committed to ensuring the quality of its academic programs, its teaching and the learning experience for students. Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI) gives faculty a tool to solicit anonymous feedback from students.

WVU changed to a new SEI tool in 2016, with a few key changes:
  • SEIs will be delivered online with a mobile-friendly survey application. Students can complete the survey during class using a smart phone, tablet or laptop OR out of class anytime the survey is open.
  • Default surveys are created for all courses, but instructors may “Opt Out” if their college or department does not require the use of SEI.
  • University-wide standard questions have been approved by the Faculty Senate, along with a basic structure of the survey.
Within the SEI system, you can personalize questions, change the survey delivery mode and adjust the survey open/close dates for student responses. For more information on the SEI system and process, please click the SEI – FAQ box above.

NOTE: The old Electronic Student Evaluation of Instruction tool (eSEI) is no longer available for survey delivery or ordering. Previous reports from eSEI; however, will remain available for retrieval for an indefinite period. You can still access the old eSEI system at https://esei.wvu.edu for reports prior to Spring Break 2016.

Instructors who want to save previous reports or store them in Digital Measures are encouraged to do so. The old eSEI system eventually will be decommissioned, but no date has been set. Support is available at http://it.wvu.edu/help, and technical questions may be directed to ITSHelp@mail.wvu.edu.

Please direct questions or concerns regarding surveys to Teaching and Assessment Committee Chair Evan Widders, past Chair Heather Billings, Faculty Senate Chair Lena Maynor or Board of Governors Representative Richard Turton.


SPRING 2017 KEY DATES
Class Start
Date
SVM
QP Open
QP
Closes
Student Evaluations Released Student Evaluations Close
5 week
Jan 9 Jan 21 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 19
Mar 27 Apr 5 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 28
6 week
Feb 13 Feb 24 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 24
7 week
Jan 9 Jan 23 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 25
Jan 9 Jan 24 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 28
8 week
Jan 2 Jan 17 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 24
Mar 1 Mar 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 28
Mar 6 Mar 21 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 28
16 week
Jan 2 Feb 3 Apr 4 Apr 5 Apr 21
Jan 9 Feb 3 Mar 23 Mar 24 Apr 5
Jan 9 Feb 10 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 28

*Approximate dates based on course start and end dates