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Froslid Jones, Karen
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Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Overview

American University has partnered with eXplorance, Inc. to provide an online survey tool called Blue® for the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) process. With the introduction of Blue, instructors are now able to oversee and manage their survey settings, including changing the timing of the surveys and adding questions. Additionally students benefit from a more flexible and accessible response collection system.

Blue distributes the evaluations, collects responses and generates reports. Blue operates on calendar-based triggers to send email notifications to faculty and students to complete their relevant SET tasks.

If you are having issues with a survey, please look at the relevant resources and/or FAQs pages. Any further issues with Blue, or the SET system as a whole, should be directed to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at: (for questions from faculty), (for questions from students) and (for questions from staff and all others.)

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