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What are ACE Online Course Evaluations?

Assessing the Classroom Environment (ACE) is an online evaluation system that collects student opinions about an instructor and provides a standard set of summary results. Instructors may or may not be required to use ACE and should check with their department to determine their options.

Key Features

  • Allows for greater access to course evaluations for students and faculty
  • Will distribute evaluations for all courses regardless of enrollment (independent studies excluded)
  • Flexible configuration and easy distribution
  • Instructors can select a set of items from a question bank of approximately 200 evaluative statements
  • Instructor-generated items can require either a scaled response or open-ended comments
  • Quick access to results and reporting features

Common Links

Access ACE Online Course Evaluations Getting Started for Instructors How-To Guides
ACE Best Practices FAQs Getting Started for Administrators


Support for ACE Online Evaluations