What is CIOS? The Course-Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS) is a survey managed by the Office of Academic Effectiveness. The CIOS provides feedback for
- instructors: to help improve teaching and learning in their courses
- administrators (numerical results only): to make decisions about teaching assignments, to support other decisions regarding teaching and learning at GT, and as part of promotion and tenure decisions
- students (numerical results only): to view ratings of instructors in past terms when making decisions for registration, etc.
Students contribute to the CIOS at the end of every term to provide feedback for their current courses and instructors; faculty access CIOS results after grades are due at the end of every term to view feedback provided by their students in order to continually improve their classes and meet students’ needs.
The CIOS survey consists of a set of core questions about teaching and learning in the areas of student effort, instructional quality, and course quality. Up to three additional instructor-selected questions may be added for each course. CIOS has existed at Georgia Tech since 1987. The original paper-based system was eventually moved online in 1999. It was then shortened in 2011 and used until 2011 when it was redesigned and move to an external vendor. where it has existed in its current form since the year 2000. CIOS was established to support the faculty of Georgia Tech in their efforts to improve teaching and learning on our campus. For more information about the history of CIOS, please see the CIOS and TAOS History page.
What is TAOS? The TAOS survey is an instrument designed specifically to collect data related to student perceptions of Teaching Assistants at Georgia Tech. The survey is comparable to the CIOS, but the CIOS only evaluates regular course instructors. The TAOS provides feedback to departments and the Institute about Teaching Assistant effectiveness, and provides TAs feedback to improve their future performance. The survey consists of several core questions and a comment section about the teaching effectiveness of each TA. The TAOS was first implemented in 2010.
For more information about the history of TAOS, please see the CIOS and TAOS History page.
System Access – Use your GT account to login
|CURRENT SURVEYS AND RESULTS (Summer 2011 – present)
Note to instructors, TAs, and administrators: To access your survey results, see the administrator reporting manual, instructor reporting manual, or this video. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Notes to students: Surveys are confidential, and instructors do not see survey results until 5 days after grades are due. Also, please address comments directly to your instructors. Comments for your regular instructors are shared only with those instructors (not with school chairs or other administrators, as they see the numerical results only), while comments for your TAs are shared with both the TA and their supervising instructor.
HISTORICAL SURVEY RESULTS (Fall 1999 – Spring 2011)
Survey Timing All surveys begin at 6:00am and end at 11:59pm on the dates indicated in emails received from the system.
For most courses, CIOS and TAOS will opened beginning the Monday two weeks before finals begin and run through midnight, Sunday after finals. For courses with non-standard schedules, CIOS and TAOS open for a period of 1-3 weeks near the end of the individual course, depending on course duration.
Reports become available 5 days after grades are due at the end of the regular term.
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