Student Learning Experience (SLE) Survey Login Information

How do I log into SLE?

To access Student Learning Experience survey (SLE), use this link and enter your ONID username and password.

You also can access eSET through MyOregonState.

  • Enter your ONID username and password
  • Go to the Resources tab
  • Choose "Academic" resources
  • Click on "Student Learning Experience Survey (formerly eSET)"

Please note that eSET works best with Firefox or Chrome and with pop-up windows enabled.

Survey/Evaluation Permissions

How do departments and department administrators get permission to access eSET or SLE reports?

If a Department Head, Director, or Dean would like eSET or SLE access for themselves or an administrative assistant, then the Department Head/Dean must send a request to the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment (Tam Belknap) with the following information for each person:

  • Name
  • Position title
  • OSU ID number
  • OSU email address

In order to preserve confidentiality, the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment requests that access to eSET/SLE reports be limited to non-student, permanent employees who normally have access to sensitive information.

If someone who has access to eSET/SLE reports leaves the department or changes roles, please inform APA so unit-level permissions can be removed.

Administrative reports are not available for terms designated by the Faculty Senate and Provost’s office as blocked for COVID-19 accommodations. These terms are Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.

Who has access to eSET or SLE reports?

Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Deans have access to quantitative information and signed student comments for the programs and faculty they supervise. This applies to both SLE and eSET.

Select administrative personnel who work in university departments, colleges, campuses, and Academic Affairs may have access. These accounts are created specifically for each individual and reflect their role and need for survey information.

Instructors have access to their own quantitative and qualitative results. Only instructors see comments or responses to open-ended questions unless students “sign” their comments, in which case Department Chairs and Deans can also see the comments.

The Office of Academic Programs and Assessment stresses that everyone follow confidentiality protocols, per the Faculty Senate regulations.

Administrative reports are not available for terms designated by the Faculty Senate and Provost’s office as blocked for COVID-19 accommodations. These terms are Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.

For cumulative data reports, not specified by individual instructor, please contact the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment. Instructors can always view their reports for all courses surveyed or evaluated through their individual SLE portal.

How does a department access reports?

To access eSET or SLE reports, use this link and enter your ONID username and password.

You also can access SLE through MyOregonState.

  • Enter your ONID username and password
  • Go to the Resources tab
  • Choose "Academic" resources
  • Click on "Student Learning Experience Survey (formerly eSET)"

You can obtain departmental summary reports by selecting “Rollup Reports” or individual course reports by selecting the “Report Browser” link. Administrative reports are not available for terms designated by the Faculty Senate and Provost’s office as blocked for COVID-19 accommodations. These terms are Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.

Questions in SLE

What are the standard University questions for SLE?

The standard questions can be found on the Standard University Questions page.

How is the SLE survey different from eSET?

Beginning Fall 2021, OSU will begin using the Student Learning Experience survey for all eligible courses. See the new questions here. SLE questions focus on how students’ experiences in a course and their learning are interrelated. The questions are linked to OSU’s Quality Teaching Framework. After a two term pilot study, the overall SLE survey tool was approved by the Faculty Senate on June 10, 2021. The individual questions will continue to be refined until they are formally adopted by the Faculty Senate (likely in Spring 2022).

What happened to Q1 and Q2 from eSET?

The two previous evaluation questions most relied on for P&T will continue to be on the SLE survey until new guidelines are set up for how to use the surveys. These questions are Q1, “The course as a whole was” and Q2, “The instructor’s contribution to the course was”.

What were the Spring/Summer 2020 alternate questions?

Due to the rapid change to remote education in Spring 2020, the Faculty Senate voted on April 14, 2020 to ask different questions for Spring 2020 evaluations.  The questions were:

1) In regard to your interactions with the content, instructor, and other students in the course, what went well this term?

2) In regard to your interactions with the content, instructor, and other students in the course, what didn't go well or could be improved?; and

3) Please comment on your workload for this course. Were the number of hours per week needed to prepare for this course appropriate to the knowledge gained?

These alternate questions were presented alongside the standard eSET questions for Summer 2020.

Can a unit add additional questions?

Yes. Some colleges and departments add additional questions to the courses taught in their area. Please contact APA to pursue this option. Additionally, the Baccalaureate Core Committee occasionally adds questions to Bacc Core courses.

Courses and Instructors Included in SLE

What determines which courses are evaluated in SLE?

SLE reflects course information uploaded from Banner at the end of week 7. Each course is designated by the CRN (Course Record Number), and further divided by instructors or teaching assistants who have been assigned 2% or more of responsibility for the course in Banner. Once courses have been uploaded from Banner into the SLE system, they cannot be changed.

Which courses are not included in SLE?

All OSU credit classes are included in SLE except:

  • Courses with fewer than 6 students, per the Faculty Senate (2012)
  • INTO IEP courses
  • Certain Veterinary Medicine courses
  • Certain blanket courses (those whose numbers start with 401-410, 501-510, 601-610, 701-710, and 801-810)

In courses with two or more instructors, who is being evaluated?

In a course with multiple instructors, only those with at least 2% responsibility for the class in Banner will receive surveys from students. The Banner deadline for instructor changes is week 7.

Otherwise, if a course with multiple instructors is set up under only one faculty member's name, then only that faculty member will receive a survey.

How do teaching assistants get evaluated through SLE?

Teaching assistants receive surveys only if they are assigned a minimum of 2% responsibility for the class in Banner. The Banner deadline for instructor changes is week 7.

Otherwise, if a class is set up under just the faculty member's name, then only the faculty member will receive a survey.

Survey Results and Reports

When are reports available?

After the grading period closes, instructors receive an email nofifying them that reports are available. Visit the SLE calendar to find out when survey results are available.

eSET and SLE reports from previous terms are always available, except for those from AY 2020-21 (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021) and Summer 2021. Administrative reports are not available for terms designated by the Faculty Senate and Provost’s office as blocked for COVID-19 accommodations. For cumulative data reports, not specified by individual instructor, please contact the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment.

Why can I not access AY 2020-21 reports?

Administrative reports are not available for terms designated by the Faculty Senate and Provost’s office as blocked for COVID-19 accommodations, specifically AY 2020-21 (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021) and Summer 2021. For cumulative data reports, not specified by individual instructor, please contact the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment. Instructors can always view their reports for all courses surveyed or evaluated through their individual SLE portal.

Which questions are not included in the department-level reports?

The department/administrative reports do not include:

  • Unsigned comments
  • Instructor added questions
  • Bacc Core questions

How are reports obtained when there are multiple instructors?

Each instructor only has access to their individual reports. Any course or unit-specific questions must be added to each instructor’s SLE survey.

Instructors are evaluated only if they are assigned a minimum of 2% responsibility for the class in Banner. The Banner deadline for instructor changes is week 7.

For reports on multiple instructors, a departmental administrator can compile a report for the class as a whole. They can do this by going into SLE and selecting the relevant courses and sections and exporting as an Excel file or as PDFs. These can then be sent to the listed instructors of record. Per University policy, instructors will not see the comments for the other instructor(s) (unless the comment is signed) or responses to open-ended questions.

How are reports obtained for teaching assistants?

When assigned class responsibility, teaching assistants access their individual reports as instructors.

TAs are evaluated only if they are assigned a minimum of 2% responsibility for the class in Banner. The Banner deadline for instructor changes is week 7.

For reports on multiple TAs teaching the same class, a departmental administrator can compile a report. They can do this by going into SLE and selecting the relevant courses and sections and exporting as an Excel file or as PDFs. These can then be sent to the listed instructor of record. Per University policy, the instructor will not see the student comments on the TA's evaluation (unless the comment is signed) or responses to open-ended questions.

How do I run SLE reports?

APA is updating the instructions. Please check back soon.

How are older reports accessed?

Reports for eSET evaluations (2012-2021) are available through the same program previously used. Log in to the SLE/eSET on-line system.

For data/reports prior to 2012, please contact Tam Belknap. Most pre-2012 data is available only as a PDF.

How is the median calculated?

The median is the value on the score scale that separates the top half of the group from the bottom half. OSU uses a calculation that assumes that multiple values within a range are distributed evenly over the range.

A calculation of this type results in a more complete set of values. (The traditional computation of median might result in values of 5.0, 5.5, 6.0. The OSU calculation results in values 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and so on to 6.0). This calculation has been used for OSU student evaluations since 2004.

How do I track the percentage of students who are responding during the eSET evaluation period?

Department heads, school heads, and administrators can track response rates as the survey period progresses. The response rate is available either on the home/dashboard page or through a Status Tracking Report.

Technical Issues

Who receives emails about SLE?

Instructors are notified when they can add questions to their course and are reminded when the period is about to close. Instructors are also notified when reports are available.

Students are notified when surveys are open, are reminded during the evaluation period, and are notified when surveys have closed.

Administrators are not sent SLE notification emails. See the SLE calendar for dates.

I get a blank page when I go into SLE. What is wrong?

This message generally appears because of browser issues. Pop-ups may need to be enabled on your browser or you may need to clear the browser's cache. Alternately you may need to try a new browser (Firefox and Chrome work best). Visit our Resolving Technical Problems page for information on other technical issues.

Where should I go for information about technical issues?

Visit our Resolving Technical Problems page for information on technical issues.

When logging in to access department reports, I get this message: "This page is not enabled for current user roles." What does it mean?

Your ONID is not fully linked to SLE. Please contact Tam Belknap for assistance.

How does the SLE survey system differ from the eSET evaluation system?

What Do You Think, or CollegeNet, continues to be the platform for OSU’s student input regarding courses. While the name has been changed to SLE and the individual questions are different, all eSET data is retained and can be found using the original reports.