Cross-listings Reports Update

We recently emailed the chairs of each department a survey regarding their thoughts on the discontinuation of combined reports for course cross-listings beginning Winter 2022. Thank you for sharing your input.  

We recognize that some of you are concerned about the elimination of this feature. Before making this decision, we investigated the number of departments that used the cross-listing option and discovered that a small fraction, only 14%, of University departments require cross-listing reports which helped in our decision.  

The Online SET system does not support cross-listed courses. Although there is a cross-list code in Banner, it is used differently by each department. There is no rule that we can apply across the board to all courses; they must be manually processed on an individual basis. This process was very time-consuming and held up Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) reporting for the entire university. 

This decision was not an easy one to make and that is why we hope you will understand our dilemma. We would like to address some of the concerns you shared below: 

  1. Some of you have indicated that instructors will not get reports for low enrollment courses. This is not true. 

While the data will not appear in the official Summary reports, it is available in the Chairs Exception report, and with faculty permission, can be manually combined with your summary information by downloading the report from COGNOS in Excel.  

The following cases are considered unofficial, but made available in the Chairs Exception Report: 

  • Courses with response rates lower than 5 and greater than 2. (Individual Reports are also provided to faculty.) 
  • Courses with response rates lower than 3. (Individual Reports are not provided to faculty to protect student confidentiality.) 

The instructor must be officially registered in Banner to receive a report.  For each course reference number, the instructor will receive a different report. If your preference is to combine these CRNs, see item 2 below. 

  1. Some have indicated that combining cross-listings cannot be done. This is not true. 

Departments can assign someone in their area to combine the scores using a "weighted mean," or pay a nominal fee for Scoring Services to do it for them at an hourly rate of $14.00, in 15-minute increments. Depending on the number of courses, this work can range from around fifteen minutes to two hours.  

We understand you may have concerns. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have by completing a SET Service Request Form, and one of our team members will assist you.