The information collected by the Evaluation Questionnaire is used by UCY to improve Study Programmes and the quality of teaching.
It has recently been revised by an ad hoc group, appointed by the Senate Committee on Studies and Student affairs, and by the KE.DI.MA. Board. In constructing the questionnaire a wide spectrum of questionnaires used at other universities were examined (some samples can be found here ). Reliability studies that were undertaken both internationally (relative material can be found here ), and locally at UCY were also taken into account (see Questionnaire Study at the University of Cyprus[in Greek] Appendices: Α, Β).
The Questionnaire is completed by students online via BannerWeb. UCY teaching faculty do not have access to individual evaluations or any personal data. They only receive anonymous reports, after grades have been announced, with statistical information about the evaluation results of the whole class.
Since the Fall Semester 2005-2006 distribution has been compulsory for all instructors (Senate's decision - 243th meeting [in Greek]).The following are exempted:
Courses with fewer than five registered students (decision of the Rector's Council, meeting 5/2006 [in Greek]),Tutorials (0 credit hours) (decision of the Centre's Board, 19th Meeting, 8th June 2007),Courses which do not require class teaching - research stage, exams, thesis etc, andSeminars (decision of the Centre's Board, 22nd Meeting, 9th June 2009).
According to a decision by the Rector's Council (Meeting 29/2007 [in Greek]), academic staff are responsible for each of their assigned courses and should therefore have access to the evaluation analyses for courses taught under their supervision by special teaching staff and postgraduate students. The academic staff can request a copy of the analyses from the Chairperson of their Department.
English translations of the UCY Evaluation Questionnaires used:
1st Version (up to Fall Semester 2004-05) not available in English
2nd Version (Spring Semester 2004-05)
3rd Version (for academic years 2005-06 and 2006-07)
4th Version (from Fall Semester 2007-08 up to Spring Semester 2009-10)
5th Version (from Fall Semester 2010-11)
6th Version (from Fall Semester 2012-13)
7th Version (from Spring Semester 2012-13)
8th Version (from Fall Semester 2015-16)
UCY Newsletter Article, Issue no. 10, October 2005 (page 13, in Greek)
UCY Newsletter Article, Issue no. 40, October 2011 (page 20, in Greek)
UCY Newsletter Article, Issue no. 47, March 2013 (page 17, in Greek)