Institutional Research Office

Course Evaluation System (CES)


Starting Fall 2018, the University of Hawai╩╗i System implemented a new Course Evaluation System (CES) replacing UH Hilo's paper evaluation system.

CES Documentation


Spring 2020

  • February 3, 2020 - February 27, 2020: Staff setup period
  • March 2, 2020 - April 16, 2020: Instructor setup period
  • April 20, 2020 - May 7, 2020: Student evaluations open
  • May 18, 2020: Results released
  • June 1, 2020: Public access results published

Results released: Results will be released only to the faculty member.
Results published: If faculty choose to publish/share their results, it will be available to the public on June 1, 2019. UH Hilo has decided to keeps results private/no sharing. It is the decision of the faculty to publish their results.

March 2, 2020 - April 16, 2020: Instructor Setup

  • Per request of VC Hon, please do not add in additional questions for AY2018-19
  • If you are still considering adding in customized questions, this is the time to do it. Your customized questions will appear first on the survey followed by UH Hilo's standard 24 questions.
  • After November 21, 2019 the survey will be locked from editing. You will only be able to view the survey questions; survey results will not be released until December 19, 2019.

April 20, 2020 - May 7, 2020: Student Evaluations Open

  • Consider administering the surveys early. If you administer the survey on the first Monday or Tuesday, it'll provide an opportunity to watch your response rate. If your response rates are still low by the next class meeting, you can remind students to complete their surveys throughout the week.
  • The survey does not require any special app. The survey is mobile friendly and can be accessed with a phone, tablet, or laptop.
  • Optional: To increase participation, give students a small amount of credit for completing the survey. From your CES dashboard, you will be able to see the number of completed surveys.
    • For example, if 60% of the class completes the survey, XX amount of extra credit will be awarded to the class.
      • UH Hilo's normal response rate is less than 65%.

May 18, 2020: Results Released