Narrative Evaluations

Make sense of what you've learned.

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What is a Narrative Evaluation?

Narrative evaluations express the thinking that went into your work, what you completed and the reactions of both you and your faculty members to your work. These detailed documents often provide specific examples of achievement or progress.

Each course, program, or contract you take will be evaluated three ways:

  • Faculty will evaluate your work
  • You’ll write your own self-evaluation
  • You'll evaluate your faculty

The Evaluation Process

Get an understanding of the evaluation process and review samples, writing guides, and other resources below. 

Faculty Evaluation of Student

Academic Achievement

Your faculty will write an evaluation of your academic achievement during Evaluation Week at the end of your course, program or contract. If you are in a team-taught program, one or more faculty may participate in writing the evaluation.

Parts of your evaluation

  • Description of the learning objectives and assignments
  • Evaluation of your academic achievement
  • Credit equivalencies showing how many of your credits were in which subjects

Faculty generally share their evaluation with you at a one-on-one evaluation conference during Evaluation Week. Once they've written the final version, your faculty will turn in the evaluation for transcript review and final posting to your academic record. You can view all of your faculty evaluations in your Academic Progress on My Evergreen.

You have 30 calendar days from the time you receive an evaluation to seek an amendment from the Deans. Aside from corrections, revisions are approved by your faculty and Registration and Records. If you don’t complete a class or receive no credit, you will not have an evaluation for that offering in your transcript.

Student Self-Evaluation

Accomplishments & Goals

At the end of each academic offering, you will write self-evaluations and turn them in through My Evergreen.

You should reflect on what you’ve learned while taking this offering: summarize your accomplishments, new understandings and goals for the future.

You may find it useful to refer back to your self-evaluations while working on your annual and final Academic Statements. Submitting a self-evaluation is not the same as submitting it to your transcript. Transcript submission is optional. Once submitted to your transcript, however, it cannot be removed or revised. For questions about evaluations, contact Registration and Records.

Student Evaluation of Faculty

Provide Feedback

Evergreen faculty members are asked to solicit evaluations of their work from all of their students. Students write the Student Evaluation of Faculty at the end of a quarter, or when leaving the program.

There are multiple ways to write evaluations of faculty. Ask your current faculty what type of feedback would be useful for them to learn and grow in their teaching. The evaluations that you write of your faculty will be part of their regular review and can influence the growth in the faculty member’s teaching plans and goals.

Turning in your evaluation of faculty
Students typically bring their Student Evaluation of Faculty to the faculty-student evaluation conference. To have it included in your faculty's portfolio, you’ll need to submit it through My Evergreen. If you prefer not to deliver the Student Evaluation of Faculty to the faculty member in person, you may submit it online and choose not to show it to the faculty until your credits post.

If you want to provide a copy for your faculty member's dean for any reason, share it with the Deans. 

Communicating Your Record 

People who read your transcript will get a full picture of what you did in college and what your work ethic is like, far exceeding a simple letter grade. Graduate schools appreciate the level of detail, because it shows the depth of work. Your evaluations can demonstrate how prepared you are for graduate-level study.

Evergreen’s Registration and Records has experience working with graduate schools and employers of all kinds to communicate whether your work meets their requirements.

Registration and Records

“It’s rare to have a detailed essay from your professor that not only reflects your skills and learning but who you are as an individual. My transcripts all sound like letters of recommendation. They reflect everything I learned and everything my teachers saw within me.”

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Resources for Writing Your Evaluation 

Put your best word forward!

Talk to peer tutors, attend a workshop or get online resources for writing your self-evaluation or evaluation of your faculty. 

 Writing Center