Student Commentary Reports

Open-ended questions are a great way to gauge students’ impressions of their courses or instructors. This is an opportunity for them to contribute to the success of your institution by elaborating on their responses to the evaluation statements, or express any of their concerns about the course or instructor.


College Survey Services will work with you to determine what questions you’d like to ask and how to design them to provide the best data. You may supply specific questions you wish answered or leave open areas for truly free commentary input.


If you are utilizing paper surveys, College Survey Services can provide the commentary typed, or as scanned images of the handwritten sections on your form. All comments are combined into one PDF file per course section and accompany that sections’ statistical report.


The commentary collection process is customized to your needs:

  • In certain situations, College Survey Services will combine all comments from one section onto one page.
  • If desired, survey scoring can be shown alongside the commentary, easily displaying the correlation between the two.
  • As an option, College Survey Services will assign a survey response number to the commentary to reveal if the unsavory comments are coming from just one student or multiple.