Student Reviews of Courses Information for Students

The following are frequently asked questions by students regarding online student reviews of courses. If you do not find the answer to your question below, please send your question to

Why should I complete a review of my course?

Throughout your time at App State, the University will solicit feedback from you in a variety of ways to help us determine whether we are achieving our mission and identify areas for improvements. Student reviews of courses provide individual instructors with feedback on their teaching and their courses so they can improve the experience in the classroom. In addition, student reviews of courses are one piece of information used as part of the annual evaluation of faculty. Your feedback on your courses is essential. Please help us reach a good response rate and provide your instructors with thoughtful feedback that will help us improve the educational experience at Appalachian State.

How will I be contacted about reviewing my courses?

When a review window opens, you will receive an e-mail with a list of all of your courses participating in the online student review of courses process. You will receive reminders to complete your review until the review window closes (typically the day after grades are due). Some instructors may provide time in class for you to complete the review for their course.

One of my courses is missing from the list of my courses to review. What can I do?

At this point, not all departments and courses are choosing to participate in online reviews of courses every semester.  If you have a course that is missing, you might consider asking the instructor if you will have the opportunity to complete a review. You can also contact the instructor and/or department chair to ask them to participate in the online review of courses process for future semesters.

Are my responses confidential?

Your individual responses to online reviews of courses are confidential. Instructors and department chairs have access to overall feedback (not individual responses) after final grades are due. Your identity will be unknown to the instructor unless the course enrollment is very low or you choose to identify yourself in written comments to open-ended questions. For courses that are not experiential, results are not released to instructors unless a minimum threshold of 3 responses is reached.