Welcome to USC's Course Evaluation Website!
This site provides members of the USC community with results from students' course evaluations. This information is provided with appreciation for students' cooperation in completing course evaluation forms every semester.
The evaluations are currently available from 2004 - 2007. A limited number of Spring 2008 evaluations are available currently on the site, the remainder will be available soon.
About this Website
Course evaluation results reflect the opinions of those students who took the time to fill out an evaluation form. The results tell us something about student satisfaction, but they do not tell us how much students actually learned or benefited from the course.
Results are provided for all courses starting in Spring 2004 that (a) obtained a response rate of at least 50% on the course evaluation; (b) obtained at least 3 completed course evaluation forms; and (c) provided course evaluation data in a form that could be displayed here. At this time, data for School of Dentistry are not included because their procedures differ from those most commonly used on campus. We will add data from these schools as soon as possible. Evaluations for Business and Accounting are available beginning with the Fall 2004 semester.
Results are provided for 12 questions on the course evaluation form rated on a five-point scale (1=poor, 2=below average, 3=average, 4=above average, 5=excellent). For each item we display two important pieces of information:
1) The mean, or arithmetic average. Higher mean scores indicate higher satisfaction among students completing the questionnaire. 2) The standard deviation, which signifies how closely clustered around the mean the individual ratings were. A small S.D. means that most students were in close agreement, while a larger S.D. means that ratings were more varied. Roughly 68% of ratings fall within one standard deviation of the mean, 96% fall within 2 standard deviations and 99.6% fall within 3 standard deviations of the mean.