Course Evaluations

UCSF Graduate Division course evaluation is performed using the “What Do You Think” (WDYT) system from CollegeNET. This cloud-based system was adopted initially during the Fall 2017 term. It is administered for the campus by the Graduate Division. The system dynamically creates evaluations for students to complete in real time and is comprised of different question sets depending on course characteristics. Evaluation questions are supplied by the program administrator of each program.

Question Types

University Question Set

A university question set was developed by the Graduate Division and is used on all evaluations across all programs.  This set consists of the eight questions below:

College, Department, or Subject Defined Question Sets

Roughly 70% to 80% of the question sets are based on the Program, Department, or Subject of a course. Likewise, those units make the decisions on the bulk of the questions to ask. Departments or Subject groups may decide to include additional question sets, or not. Some have used other characteristics such as Type (lab, lec, sem, etc.), Course Number, or Level (eg. all 400 level numbers) to define question sets.

Instructor Defined Question Sets

All instructors are able to create extra questions (up to four) of their own to ask of a single class or many of their classes. Many instructors use this to ask pedagogical or outcome-specific questions. Instructors are notified that they can add their own questions approximately 10 days before the evaluation period opens.

Co-Instructor Questions

Any question set may be identified as an "Instructor" set. Thus, if there are three co-instructors, for example, there will be three "instructor" sets in the evaluation filled out by the student, with the appropriate instructor name added to those questions. Each instructor then only sees responses to their instructor set (plus all the non-instructor set questions)

NOTE: The UCSF course tracking system allows room for only the instructor of record.  If there are multiple instructors that need to be evaluated (all must have MyAccess credentials), please have your program administrator send these instructor's names and email addresses as part of their course evaluation packet that they send to the Graduate Division.