SOS Faculty Experience

Course Evaluations Available

Student Opinion Surveys are available two weeks before a 14-week term ends and one week before a 7-week term or shorter term ends. When the survey period begins, students receive an email from containing instructions on how to access their individualized portal and complete the Student Opinion Survey. The portal will contain a list of their courses and available surveys. Students will receive two reminder emails before survey expiration. All surveys expire at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the term.

Spring 2022 14-week term First 7-week term Second 7-week term 3-week interim
Classes Begin 1/31/2022 1/31/2022 3/28/2022 5/16/2022
Last Day to drop a course 3/16/2022 2/25/2022 4/22/2022 5/27/2022
Faculty Email Notice 1 Window 4/22/2022 2/28/2022 4/29/2022 5/20/2022
Faculty Email Notice 2 Window 4/27/2022 3/2/2022 5/3/2022 5/23/2022

Survey Period Opens 


Friday, April 29, 2022 Friday, March 4, 2022 Friday, May 6, 2022 Friday, May 27, 2022

Reminder Message #1

(3 days from open)

5/2/2022 3/8/2022 5/10/2022 5/31/2022

Final Reminder Message #2

(1-3 days left)

5/10/2022 3/11/2022 5/12/2022 6/2/2022

Classes/Session End

(Survey Period Closes)

Friday, May 13, 2022 Friday, March 11, 2022 Friday, May 13, 2022 Friday, June 3, 2022
Grades due 5/18/2022 3/16/2022 5/18/2022 6/8/2022



  • Instructors are notified up to 72 hours before students receive the SOS invitation.
  • Faculty & Instructors will be able to check the return rate in their classes & create/adapt their own messaging to their students as needed.
  • Adjusted window for all other areas not listed. (Accelerated Nursing)


General Overview of the SOS Process for Instructors 

You will receive an email notification that the survey period is open. We have developed email templates instructors can send to students to remind them course evaluations are opened.
Your SOS Results:  Instructor Dashboard 

Instructors will receive an email notification that their SOS data is available to view in their Instructor Dashboard up to a month after the current semester’s deadline for submitting final course grades has elapsed.

You will be able to view, retrieve, and analyze your data in a variety of ways.  Results will be updated after every session in which the instructor teaches a course.  Instructions and tutorials are available on the Dashboard Guide for Instructors.

Dashboard Access Changes During Survey Collection

During survey collection, your SOS Instruction and Course Response page will no longer be accessible until the completion of the term.

Any questions regarding SOS procedures should be directed to the SOS Administrator ().

More resources:

Survey Administration Best Practices

Emails Instructors Can Send Students

How to Review Response Rate Report

Dashboard Guide for Instructors

2022 Improvement of Instruction (IOI) committee update

How to Access your SOS results prior to 2020

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