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Recommended Pool of Questions

Each academic unit may select up to 21 of the recommended pool of questions when designing their course evaluations: the Academic Unit may include up to 18 questions and the instructor(s) may include up to 3 questions:

Recommended Pool of Questions.pdf

Preparation of Questionnaires

Each Faculty will determine whether a Faculty-wide questionnaire will be used for the different course types, e.g., lectures and labs.

Administration & Procedures

The course evaluation procedure described respects the Senate policy on end-of-term course evaluations approved on 23 April 2014.


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Linking questions to teaching and learning

The IDEA Center is a nonprofit organization which provides assessment, development and other resources to colleges and universities worldwide. It has produced, in collaboration with POD (The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education), an extremely useful series of articles written by respected experts in teaching and learning in higher education, specifically linking questionnaire items to relevant aspects of teaching and learning.

Course Evaluations

Mid-Course Evaluations

Mid-course evaluation can be a great tool to make adjustments to an ongoing course. Find out more about how to carry out mid-course evaluations. 

End-of-Course Evaluations

End-of-course evaluations provide valuable student feedback and are one of the ways that McGill works towards maintaining and improving the quality of courses and the student’s learning experience. Find out more about the policies and Mercury Online Course Evaluation system.