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Froslid Jones, Karen
Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

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Student Evaluation of Teaching

American University collects student feedback regarding their academic experience through Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) surveys available at the end of most AU courses.

Explorance Blue hosts AU's SET activities, such as updating the timing of SET surveys and completing the survey. Students can access their surveys, and faculty can adjust their survey timing and add personalized questions while SETs are active at set.american.edu. SETs are administered by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and managed by Kristi Pozza, Student Evaluation of Teaching Coordinator.

Student Evaluation of Teaching provides valuable insight into the student experience with AU courses and instructors. Instructors use SET data to adjust their instruction or course where appropriate. Administrators use SET data to review student feedback regarding faculty, departments, and programs, and students use SET reports and other relevant information to make course registration decisions.

For information about SET result confidenitality, SET questions, course section exemptions, SET schedules, and other topics, access the resource pages available from the links below. 

Find the Faculty and Staff Resources page here.

Find the Student Resources page here. 

Any further questions about the Blue platform, or SETs in general, should be directed to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at the following email addresses:

Faculty_SET@american.edu (questions from faculty)

Student_SET@american.edu (questions from students)

OIRA_SET@american.edu (questions from staff and all others)