Guide to the Course and Teacher Evaluations (CTEC)

Collection Title: Course and Teacher Evaluations (CTEC)
Dates: 1998-2000
Identification: 30/00/02
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Course and Teacher Evaluation Council
Extent: 6 Carton
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Course and Teacher Evaluation Council, an administrative unit under the Office of the Provost, has compiled and published Course Descriptions and Course Evaluations of classes at Northwestern University since academic year 1971/72. The purpose of both the course descriptions and the evaluations is to provide students with details about classes and teachers at Northwestern beyond the information contained in the Course Bulletin. Course evaluations consist of two parts: the tabulated results of answers to multiple-choice questions, and summaries of essay comments. Evaluations are arranged numerically in order of course number.
Acquisition Information: CTEC Evaluations are submitted to the University Archives by Nedra Hardy of the Office of the Registrar.
Processing Information: Processor: Janet C. Olson, December 1999.
Conditions Governing Access: none
Related Materials: For evaluations from 1971/72 through 1995/96, see the Archives' Serials Holdings filed under "Northwestern Faculty Review." Course Descriptions are also located in the Serials Holdings.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

The Course and Teacher Evaluation Council, an administrative unit under the Office of the Provost, has compiled and published Course Descriptions and Course Evaluations of classes at Northwestern University since academic year 1971/72. The purpose of both the course descriptions and the evaluations is to provide students with details about classes and teachers at Northwestern beyond the information contained in the Course Bulletin.

Course Evaluations include information gathered from undergraduate courses (A-, B-and C level). Not all schools submit evaluations; for the most part, courses reported on come from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Medill School of Journalism, and the School of Education and Social Policy. Starting with Winter Quarter, 1999, the reports include evaluations of courses in the School of Music. Some schools conduct and publish their own evaluations separately.

From academic years 1971/72 through 1992/93, these evaluations were published in a paperbound format. In 1992/93, evaluations were also posted on the campus database, NUlnfo, and from that year on paper copies were distributed only to each undergraduate dean's office.

Scope and Content

Beginning with the 1996/97 academic year, the Course and Teacher Evaluation Council began posting the quarter-end evaluations on-line, with the result that the printed-out version comprises about one cubic foot of paper per quarter.

Course evaluations consist of two parts: the tabulated results of answers to multiple-choice questions, and summaries of essay comments.

Addition, Box 4

This addition to the Course and Teacher Evaluations consists of evaluations of courses offered during the fall quarter of the 1999-2000 academic year. Evaluations  are arranged numerically in order of course number.

Addition, Box 5

This addition to the Course and Teacher Evaluations consists of evaluations of courses offered during the winter quarter of the 1999-2000 academic year. Evaluations are arranged numerically in order of course number.

Addition, Box 6

This addition to the Course and Teacher Evaluations consists of evaluations of courses offered during the spring quarter of the 1999-2000 academic year.

Arrangement of Materials

Evaluations are arranged numerically in order of course number.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Course and Teacher Evaluation Council

Subjects

College teachers--Rating of--Illinois

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Curricula


Container List / Contents

  • Academic Year 1998/99
    • 1998/99 : Fall
    • 1998/99: Winter
    • 1998/99: Spring and Summer
  • Addition 1
      Separated materials:  None. Scope and Contents: This addition to the Course and Teacher Evaluations consists of evaluations of courses offered during the fall quarter of the 1999-2000 academic year. Evaluations are arranged numerically in order of course number.
    • Academic Year 1999/2000
  • Addition 2
      Separated materials:  None. Scope and Contents: This addition to the Course and Teacher Evaluations consists of evaluations of courses offered during the winter quarter of the 1999-2000 academic year. Evaluations are arranged numerically in order of course number.
    • Academic Year 1999/2000
  • Addition 3
      Separated materials:  None. Note:  This is the final set of Course and Teacher Evaluations that the Archives will receive in paper form. Since all CTEC evaluations are published on-line and retained for a period of at least ten years, there is no further need for a paper copy at this time. As of this date, the URL is: http://www.registrar.northwestern.edu/courses/index.html#CTEC Subsequent archival copies of each quarter's CTECs will be received in electronic form on CDROM. Scope and Contents: This addition to the Course and Teacher Evaluations consists of evaluations of courses offered during the spring quarter of the 1999-2000 academic year.
    • Academic Year 1999-2000