Response reports

Overview of reports

Spring 2021 Evaluation Reports were changed to reflect:

  • University-level questions were modified to clarify that the instruction was remote, not in-person.
  • Faculty and Department/School-level questions were not included
The reports also contain a statement noting that evaluation results were collected during a rapid shift to remote instruction and should be interpreted in this context and with fairness. Click here for more information.


SETC uses a “staircase framework” to facilitate question delivery from different evaluation user groups in the SFU community, including instructors, evaluating units (departments, schools and programs), Faculties and university administrators. Once responses have been collected, SETC disseminates customized reports to each user group. Broadly speaking, there are five types of reports:

Different question/answer sets appear on each type of report and responses are aggregated at different levels (e.g., course, department, Faculty, university), as displayed in the chart below:

Report Viewer Question Sets Aggregation
Course report with instructor questions Course instructor Instructor, evaluating unit, faculty, university Responses within course
Course report Evaluating unit administrators (e.g., department chair, school director, TPC) Evaluating unit, faculty, university Responses within course
Evaluating unit Evaluating unit administrators (e.g., department chair, school director, TPC) Evaluating unit, faculty, university Responses across evaluating unit, across faculty, across university
Faculty Faculty administrators (e.g., dean, administrative manager) Faculty, university Responses across faculty, across university
University Associate vice-president, learning and teaching University Responses across university

Student confidentiality

Reports contain descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, frequencies, and response count for each question) aggregated at a course level to protect student confidentiality. If fewer than five students respond to a SETC evaluation, means are rounded to the nearest whole number and standard deviations are removed from reports.

Classes with fewer than five students do not receive SETC evaluations to protect student confidentiality. Evaluating units or instructors may administer their own evaluation outside of the SETC program in this case. 

Ad hoc reports

SETC currently does not do reporting beyond the standard reports that are sent out at the end of a semester. Any ad hoc reporting (statistical modelling, inferential analysis, data-set preparation) is on hold until all units have had a chance to be rolled into the SETC platform.