Interpretation of Statistics in Instructor Profile Report

Within Faculty Success, full-time instructors can run the "Instructor Profile (MOCES) - Promotion and Tenure" report to access the combined core item median for each class evaluated and comparison statistics needed for promotion and tenure dossiers. Part-time faculty can request a PDF version of the report from their chair or dean.   

Instructions for running the "Instructor Profile (MOCES) - Promotion and Tenure" report

The "Instructor Profile (MOCES) - Promotion and Tenure" report is a list of all evaluated classes taught by the instructor since fall 2008. It shows response rate information, the core items median, and comparison data for each evaluated class. Student comments are not available but can be accessed by logging into the MOCES system.

Interpretation of Instructor Profile



Total Enroll

Total number of students enrolled in the class at the time of the evaluation.

Total Resp

Total number of students who submitted an evaluation.

Resp Rate

Response rate; the percentage of students enrolled who submitted an evaluation.

Core Items Median

The core item median is the median of the pooled responses to the four core items. These are: How was this class as a whole?  How was the content of this class?  How was the instructor's contribution to this class?  How effective was the instructor in this class? All core items and the combined median have a 1 – 6 response scale: Excellent (6); Very Good (5); Good (4); Fair (3); Poor (2); and Very Poor (1). 

Department and College Comparison Statistics

The department and college comparisons are based on classes evaluated within the last two academic years in the same department/college and course level.  Course levels are: lower division undergraduate; upper division undergraduate; graduate.  For purposes of calculating these statistics, courses are assigned to the department and college to which they belong administratively (displayed at the upper left of the report). 

Comparison data do not include classes with five or fewer responders where the response rate was less than 100%.  In addition, comparison data are suppressed when the comparison group is comprised of fewer than ten classes.  Online/ hybrid classes may be more likely to have the comparison results suppressed due to this change as many departments do not have enough online/hybrid classes to compare.  Summer comparison data are not applicable due to the small number of classes evaluated

  • 20th-50th-80th Percentile:  Shows the distribution of core item medians among classes in the comparison group. 20th percentile is the score below which 20% of the classes in the comparison group are found.  The 50th percentile represents the median. The 80th percentile is the score below which 80% of the classes in the comparison group are found.
  • Total Classes:  Number of class sections in the comparison group.