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Course Evaluation Reports

Faculty Means

The reports provide means for each Faculty and the School of Continuing Studies. The means are presented by course level and by class size for the four questions that appear on all course evaluations.

End-of-Course Evaluation Policy

Approved by Senate on April 23, 2014. The changes have been implementated for Fall 2014.


Download a printable version: McGill Course Evaluation Policy [.pdf]

Mercury Evaluation Periods

Default Evaluation Period

The default course evaluation period for regularly scheduled courses will be the same across the University. The time period normally runs for six weeks, and will end two days after the examinaton period is over.

Strategies to encourage student participation

There are a number of strategies that you can use to encourage participation in course evaluations.

If you have any questions or suggestions that you would like to share, please mercury [dot] info [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact us).

Course Evaluation Results available to McGill Community

The course ratings reported on the site are only one indicator of teaching effectiveness, and these results should be treated with caution since they represent reports only for the particular courses and terms designated.

End-of-course evaluations may be used, as one indicator of teaching effectiveness,

Mercury Online Manuals

These manuals show you how to access and use the online course evaluation system, Mercury.

Interpretation of Results

The following documents (Interpreting End-of-Course Evaluation Results and Course Evaluations: Information for Students) were prepared with three goals in mind: