March 2017 Archives

SIRS results for Fall 2016 posted

The Fall 2016 results of the Student Instructional Rating Surveys are available to students and all members of the university community at 

Department administrators should use the "SIRS Archive" instead of the above web site for a more complete record of SIRS results, and can contact us for login information if necessary.

Faculty should have received their own survey results by email in January (if using online surveys), or should contact their department administration to review paper survey results (returned via campus mail to department chairs in March). 

A damaged electrical transformer will be repaired on Friday, March 17. This will cause a power outage to part of the College Avenue Campus, including the Rutgers Student Center, College Avenue Gym and surrounding buildings. It will also affect networking and  telephone services to several buildings.

The CTAAR office will remain closed until power is restored, and the CTAAR  web site will be unavailable.

Electrical service will be restored sometime after 5:00 pm, but it may take several more hours to restart servers and re-establish network services. We hope to have our web site back online by Saturday morning at the latest, and the office will reopen on Monday.

SIRS Pilot in evaluationKit

CTAAR has begun a pilot project using a new survey tool,, for running the Student Instructional Rating Surveys.  In Fall 2016, we ran surveys for the School of Social Work, School of Management and Labor Relations, and School of Communication & Information in the new system, as well as all courses taught through the Canvas course platform. We are planning to expand the pilot to more units for the Spring 2017 semester. 

We have tried to make the pilot as seamless as possible, and in many cases the only difference that students need to know about is the link to the survey location, which may vary by course:

  • Most courses continue to use the "survey dashboard" in Sakai -
  • Academic units participating in the pilot will use evaluationKit -
  • Canvas courses will have a link automatically appear in Canvas, but can also use
  • Some courses continue to use the old paper survey system and have no link
  • eCollege is being phased out, but courses still using that platform can access their surveys directly through eCollege. 
  • All courses are listed on our Current Surveys page, with links to the correct location for each individual course survey.

We will also send email to faculty and students with the correct links to their individual course surveys. 

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