SPOTs (Student Perception of Teaching forms) are to be completed online. Faculty no longer provide paper SPOTs in class at the end of the semester. Please remember to complete the SPOTs for the classes in which you are enrolled. In order to complete the SPOT, please go to Https://spot.fau.edu. Please note that some faculty may ask you to complete the SPOT in class using your smartphone or tablet.
Please keep in mind that SPOTs are an extremely effective tool to evaluate the quality of instruction. Departments, schools, and colleges use individual instructor data and comments in annual evaluations, as well as for tenure and promotion. SPOT results are presented to faculty in summary form after the end of the semester. Individual SPOT responses are completely anonymous and remain anonymous. The faculty has no way of linking a SPOT to a particular student.
To complete the SPOT, go to
and click on the course name.
Please note that some faculty may ask you to complete the SPOT in class using your smartphone.
If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation at email@example.com.
SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards.
The Fall 2019 SPOT Results and Comments were completed on January 11 and sent directly by e-mail to the faculty, chairs and deans who had SPOT eligible data. We realize that some educators had difficulty opening his/her SPOT Comments. The OIT part of our SPOT team is currently working a solution to this issue. We apologize for the delay.
If you did not receive any of your results, there is a high probability that your class was ineligible for a SPOT Report. Those individual faculty members with SPOT eligible classes can also access their Fall 2019 SPOT Results from our website: https://www.fau.edu/spot/. The SPOT Comments are not available on the website.
Beginning Spring 2020, FAU will have a new semester format with 7 terms within the semester. Below are the SPOT opening and closing dates for the 7 terms. However, most classes will occur during the Full Term. SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) for Spring 2020 will be available online on different days at 12:01 a.m. It depends on the academic period in which the class occurs. The deadline for completion is the last day at 11:59 p.m. (If you are taking a Fast Track class, your SPOT will close on the last day of your class. Your professor will inform you about the opening and closing dates.)
|TERM||OPEN DATE AT 12:01AM||CLOSE DATE AT 11:59PM|
|Intersession||December 28 (Saturday)||January 3 (Friday)|
|First 5- Weeks||February 1 (Saturday)||February 7 (Friday)|
|First Half||February 15 (Saturday)||February 21 (Friday)|
|Second 5- Weeks||March 14 (Saturday)||March 20 (Friday)|
|Full Term||April 18 (Saturday)||April 24 (Friday)|
|Third 5- Weeks||April 18 (Saturday)||April 24 (Friday)|
|Second Half||April 18 (Saturday)||April 24 (Friday)|
To Begin the SPOT process, CLICK HERE.
Login with your FAU NetId.
Click on each course to complete the SPOT for that course
If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation at firstname.lastname@example.org