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End-of-Course Evaluations

McGill University values quality in the courses it offers its students. 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. Student involvement in this process is critical to enhance the general quality of teaching and learning.

All McGill courses with five or more students must be evaluated and students may be allowed access to the results of the numeric portions of course evaluations, provided the instructor grants permission. We encourage all instructors to complete the online permission form to grant permission to disseminate the numeric results of their course evaluations to students.

On 23 March 2011, Senate passed a revised policy on end-of-course evaluations; we urge you all to review it.

Policy on Course Evaluations

Historical Background

Online Course Evaluation System (Mercury)

Quick facts: Did you know? …

  • There are more than 5,000 unique courses evaluated every year
  • There are more than 2,500 unique instructors evaluated every year
  • There are more than 30,000 students with course evaluations every year
  • The University-wide participation rate was 52% for fall 2011 and 49% for winter 2012
  • The University-wide implementation of Mercury helped eliminate the need for approximately 96 boxes of paper or 480,000 sheets every year
Please address questions and/or comments to: mercury [dot] info [at] mcgill [dot] ca.