Evaluation Completion Requirements by Students 

The purpose of this policy is to establish uniform procedures for the collection and use of student evaluations of courses and instructors in the College of Medicine. It is imperative that standardized and accurate procedures are employed to ensure reliable and valid data collection. This is a requirement outlined by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, University of Nebraska Board of Regents, and the College of Medicine.  Further, it is essential that the procedures employed protect the rights of both the instructors and the students.
Receiving substantive, representative feedback from students about our required medical school curriculum and instructors is crucial in helping the College of Medicine to understand program strengths and weaknesses to identify opportunities to improve the educational experience for future generations of students. In addition, learning to give and receive feedback is an integral part of developing professional skills students will need as future physicians.

Requirements for Completing Evaluations

Noncompliance Process

  1. Completion rates will be reviewed at the end of each semester. If a student has not completed at least 90% of the evaluations assigned during the evaluation period, he or she will receive a notification from the Office of Medical Education with a reminder of the policy and professional expectations of completion.
  2. If a student completes less than 90% of the evaluations assigned during a subsequent evaluation period, a medical citizenship form will be generated noting the student as non-compliant with item #2 on the Medical Student Citizenship form. The student may receive additional feedback regarding professionalism expectations and a warning that continued lapses may result in a referral to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.
  3. If a student completes less than 90% of evaluations for a subsequent evaluation period, the student will be referred to Student Evaluation Committee for further review and action.

Use of Professional Language in Evaluations

Revised August 5, 2014 by Student Evaluation Committee.

Policy Source Approved/Review date
Evaluations Revised by Office of Medical Education, July 2017 July 2017