Student Evaluation of Instruction Reports

The Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI) is processed using Blue from Explorance, Inc, and is a trusted leader in course evaluation.

Report Access:

Reports are available the Tuesday after Commencement.  There are three ways to access your reports.

  1. An email with a link to view your reports will be sent when available. 
  2. In the SEI Center in Carmen.
  3. Access Blue.
Semester System Status
Spring and Summer 2020 Blue Current*
Summer 2018 - Autumn 2019 Blue Archived*
Spring 2018 and earlier Faculty Center **

*See toggle on the top-right of report list to change between current and archived reports.
**Change term in Faculty Center to Spring 2018 or earlier to access reports.

Please review instructions for how to download all of your reports at once in Blue.
Prior term reports are still available in the Faculty Center

Reports for instructors

Cumulative Report:

This report contains responses for all classes from Summer Term 2018 and later.

This report should be used for Promotion and Tenure dossier, section IVA.

  1. Mean scores for each question for each class in order by term.
  2. Number of responses, class size, and university comparisons by class size.

For classes prior to Summer Term 2018, cumulative reports are still available in the Faculty Center. See SEI Reports for prior terms below.

SEI Overview Report:

This report is a one page summary of your class.

This report should be used for Promotion and Tenure dossier, section IVB.

  1. Combined class reports list all class information .
  2. Frequency Analysis: All SEI questions.
  3. Score Analysis table of your responses compared to the department, and to same-size classes in your college and the university.

SEI All Overview Reports: Standard and Combined Classes

This report contains all of the one-page Overview Reports in a single report.

This report should be used for Promotion and Tenure dossier, section IVB.

  1. Due to system limitations, there is one report for all regular/standard classes and one report for Combined classes.

SEI Class Detail Report:

This multi-page report contains the information from the Overview Report along with additional data:

  1. Response rate.
  2. Frequency Analysis: All SEI questions, grouped by key elements of teaching. 
  3. Score Analysis:
    • Bar graph display of your responses compared to the department, and to same size classes in your college and the university.
    • Table containing the same comparisons including Standard Deviations.
  4. Enrollment Reason: A breakdown of why students enrolled in this class.  Old reports only listed the predominant reason students enrolled.
  5. Comments: if enabled, now appear within the report.  No more matching them up yourself. Note: comments are retained for one year and will be deleted from reports at that time. It is recommended that instructors save local copies of reports with comments if permanent access to comments is desired.

SEI Instructor Summary Report:

With the implementation of the Cumulative report in Spring 2019, we have discontinued the Instructor Summary Report.

Historical Data Report (in Blue):

This report contains information from Summer 2009 through Spring 2018.

1. Question 10 results for all classes.
2. Frequency Analysis for each question for each class.
3. Comparison Scores - the results for each question for the university, and the college and/or department, if available.
4. Question Rankings - the three highest and three lowest rated items from all SEI responses.
5. Enrollment Reason - breakdown of what reasons students gave each semester for taking your classes.

SEI Reports for prior terms:

Reports from Spring 2018 and prior are available in the Faculty Center. This includes both the cumulative and individual class reports.

Note: the cumulative report will not be updated moving forward, effective Spring 2018. You may want to save a copy of it locally, as access to this report in this format will end with the transition to Workday in 2021.

Accessing the SEI Reports from the Faculty Center for Spring 2018 and prior can be accomplished by following the below instructions:

1. Go to buckeyelink.osu.edu.
2. Click on the Faculty/Staff (Logins and Resources) task.
3. Use your OSU username and password to log in to the Faculty Center.
4. Click on the Change Term button; select the term for which you wish a report, and click Continue. Note: choose Spring 2018 for a cumulative report.
5. Click on the SEI Info button that appears to the left of the desired dates. Note: the icons for the Class Roster, Gradebook, Grade Roster, and SEI Info above your class list are not functional and merely serve to illustrate frequently-used buttons.
6. Scroll down to the SEI Reports section, click on Generate New SEI Class Report or Generate New SEI Cumulative Report.
7. Wait for the page to refresh until the report is generated.
8. Once the report is generated, click on View Existing Class Report to see the SEI report. Note: reports you previously generated remain available for you to view, print, or download for a two-week period. You can generate a fresh copy of the report at any time.
9. Repeat steps 3-7 for each class.

Unit-level reports

The following SEI summary reports are available to departments. Please review instructions for how to download all of your reports at once in Blue. 

Class List with Overall Score:

This report contains the reponse rate and Question 10 results for all classes.

  1. Response rate for the unit.
  2. List of all classes with response rate, mean and standard deviation (SD) for Question 10.

SEI Unit-level Report with Text Analytics:

This report contains an overview of responses and text analytics for all classes in a unit.

  1. Response rate for the unit.
  2. Frequency Analysis for each question for the unit as a whole.
  3. Comparison Scores for the unit, college and university.
  4. Theme cloud display of student feedback for the unit.
  5. Comment Frequency to see how often attributes were mentioned.
  6. Breakdown by Question 10 to see how the attributes mentioned impact overall evaluation.

Export Report:

This report contains a link to download information for all classes in the unit.

Comment Report: Unit-level:

This report is available only for units who receive comments for instructors. It contains a list of all comments for all classes. Note, SEI Admin is working with the vendor to update sorting functionality. Using the "find" function (CTRL F) will help locate comments for a particular class or instructor. Note: comments are retained for one year and will be deleted from reports at that time. It is recommended that units save local copies of reports with comments if permanent access to comments is desired.

Contact Us

EmailSEIAdmin@osu.edu 
Phone: 614-247-6178