Teaching Evaluation of Faculty (TEF)


If you have any questions, please email evals@liu.edu

Below are Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching Evaluation of Faculty (TEF) for students: please click on each question to see its answer. If you have any additional questions, please email evals@liu.edu

Student evaluations for the fall 2019 session are listed below.

Survey Open for Fall Courses IASystem December 2, 2019
Survey Closes for Fall Courses IASystem December 12, 2019

Students will receive an email on the first day the survey opens (see table above) from “LIU TEF Course Evaluations via IASystem Notification” (no-reply@iasystem.org) with the survey link. Please look for the email in your LIU email inbox.  Simply click on the link and complete your survey. Students receive a separate email for each course.   Survey links are unique to each course (not each student).  Please feel free to reach out to your instructor for the course evaluation link if you have deleted the email.

Reminders will be sent (see the question below) if you have not yet completed the survey. Verify that your campus preferred email address in MyLIU(my.liu.edu) is one that you check. Faculty are strongly encouraged to post the course survey links to Blackboard so you can also find the link there. Survey links are specific to each course, not each individual student. If you have checked all options, please an email to evals@liu.edu with your student ID, course number and course section in order for us to assist you.

Yes, students receive email reminders if they have not completed the survey. Reminders are sent from “LIU TEF Course Evaluations via IASystem Notification” (no-reply@iasystem.org).  Once students complete the survey they will no longer receive any automated emails regarding the TEF except for the confirmation email that the survey has been submitted.

Yes; a confirmation email is automatically sent to the same email address where the survey link was sent. Confirmation emails cannot be resent, and they are only sent to the students, not the instructors. Once again, instructors do not have access to view which students completed the course survey, only the overall response rate for the course.

Because confirmations are only sent once, we recommend that the student check their Spam, Clutter or Junk folders. You can also search your mail by the key words: “IASystem Evaluation Completed.”

The average time most students report completing the survey is less than 8 minutes.

Absolutely. All answers are confidential and no identifying information will be shared with instructors or teaching assistants, and overall results will not be released until after instructors have submitted final grades to the Office of the Registrar.

Yes; however, all comments that contain coarse or violent language and/or content, or derogatory remarks about the person’s gender, race, sex, religion, national origin or other personal characteristics will be removed and not taken into consideration.

Evaluations cannot be deleted or redone, and cannot be completed after the deadline, but students can e-mail evals@liu.edu to provide your feedback about an instructor and/or class. The TEF team will then forward the student comments anonymously to the instructor and/or chair of the instructor’s department after grades are posted for the term. Student comments will then be included in the instructor’s overall evaluation.

Student opinions matter. Not only are course evaluations used to measure teaching effectiveness, student feedback provides faculty members with valuable information as they modify, plan, and revise their course(s).

Click on the link you were sent in email and try again.

Using the link you had originally, you are still welcome to submit your  feedback until the end date and we look forward to your  participation.