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Teaching Evaluation: ICES FAQ

Frequently asked questions about ICES for faculty new to the University of Illinois and others interested in learning more about the use of ICES.

ICES is administered through Measurement and Evaluation in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). If you have any questions that are not addressed here, contact us at or call (217) 244-3846.


  • What is ICES?

  • What is ICES Online?

  • How can I use ICES Online?

  • Why is my class section not appearing in ICES Online?

  • What types of items can I put on an ICES questionnaire?

  • How can I add items from the ICES Item Catalog?

  • What if my department orders the online forms for us (“centrally prepared”)—do I do anything?

  • What does an ICES Questionnaire look like?

  • What is a department core?

  • What is the Student Government Core and how is it used?

  • When is the deadline for creating my ICES questionnaires in ICES Online?

  • What are the ICES complete forms?

  • I want to use the same items I used last semester. Will I have to complete a new request form this semester?

  • How are ICES ratings used?

  • What is the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students... and how can I get on it?

  • Who has access to my ICES results?

  • How do I view results of my ICES Online evaluations?

  • Where can I find my ICES scores from past semesters?

  • What is an ICES longitudinal profile?

  • Will my ICES Online results show up on ICES Longitudinal Profiles?

  • How is ICES Online different than the previous paper-based ICES system?

  • Can instructors in a team-taught section share a single ICES questionnaire?

  • My co-instructors and I are sequentially team teaching a section, and I finish teaching before the semester’s end date. Can I administer ICES when I finish teaching, or does it have to wait until the end of the semester?

  • How will my students be notified about ICES Online?

  • How long are ICES Online evaluations available to students to complete?

  • How many items can I have on an ICES Online evaluation form?

  • Can I use ICES Online for mid-semester feedback?

  • If I release results to my department, what results do they get?

  • How do I release my ICES results to my department and to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students?

  • How can my students or I access ICES Online?

  • Can I administer ICES during class?

  • How can I increase my students’ response rate for ICES evaluation forms?

  • What is the minimum number of students that a class needs to be eligible to administer ICES?

  • How many students need to complete their ICES evaluations for an instructor to be eligible for the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students?

  • Students need to enter their Net ID and password to fill out forms—is that ever reported back to instructors or departments?

  • Are ICES responses confidential?

  • I missed the deadline to complete an ICES evaluation. Can you reopen the evaluation for me?

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