Grading and Evaluations

Grades Due

Grade rosters become available in AIS on the Monday of the last week of your class. Grades are due seven days after the end of each session:

  • Session 1 - Friday, August 4
  • Session 2 - Friday, September 8
  • 8wk - Friday, August 25
  • 10wk - Friday, September 8
  • Independent/Field Studies/Internships - Friday, September 8

Instructors use AIS to submit grades. Make sure your grades are submitted AND published completely. See Registrar's excellent FAQ.

Please be prompt in your grade submission, missing grades may prevent students from enrolling in fall courses or affect their fall financial aid.  

  • Student Evaluations of Instructor/Course

    Evaluations are administered at the end of each session.  Course evaluations are all online.  Summer Session will contact instructors and TAs with open/close reminder emails.

    2017 Evaluation Dates:

    Session 1 Open July 20 Close July 28
    Session 2 Open August 24 Close September 1
    8-Week Open August 10 Close August 18
    10-Week Open August 24 Close September 1
  • Student Evaluation Experience:

    • Students are emailed when evaluations open and are reminded at their ucsc.edu email addresses during the evaluation period.
    • Students can get to the evaluations through reminder emails or by logging into ecommons.

    Administration Best Practices:

    To help raise historically low response rates, consider some of the following best practices:

    • Reserving 15-20 minutes of class time for students to complete evals.
    • Offer extra credit to students who complete an evaluation
    • Offer extra credit /bonus points to the WHOLE class if your evals completion rate exceed 60% or 75%. Summer Session can quickly/easily tell you your completion rates or the names of who has/hasn't completed an evaluation. Email request to summer@ucsc.edu

    Processing:

    • Summer Session downloads evaluation responses and sends them to the department.
    • Once your grades have been submitted, you can view evalation results by contacting your department manager.
  • Submitting Narrative Evaluations

    Extensive information on how to submit optional narrative evaluations can be found on the Registrar’s FAQs for Faculty: Evaluations

    • Evaluations are due 2 weeks after the session ends.
    • Submit narrative evaluations to nes@ucsc.edu.  

    Find Faculty Senate-approved guidelines on the Academic Senate website.

  • Change of Grade

    Requirements:

    • A final grade notation may be changed upon your written request, provided that there has been a clerical or procedural error.
    • A grade may NOT be changed on the basis of re-examination or the completion of additional work.

    See the Registrar's Grading FAQ for expanded information and policies.