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General Course Characteristics
Student Performance and Background
Assignments and Readings
Grading
Course Content
Instructor Questions

General Course Characteristics

 1)

Are the objectives of the course clear?

Unclear  O O O O O Clear

2)

Evaluate the course in terms of its ability to challenge you, to push you, to strengthen your ability to think and learn, and to contribute to your education.

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3)

Evaluate the syllabus for the course, including its organization, its pacing, and its specific assignments.  What texts did you find more or less useful or interesting? Were the assignments (e.g. preparation assignments, short or long papers, group discussions, exams) useful in improving your skills with respect to the goals of the course?

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4)

Evaluate the course in terms of the appropriateness and fairness of the criteria for grading, the assignment of grades, and the instructor’s comments on your writing.

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5)

Is the amount of work required appropriate for the credit received?

Too Much O O O O O Too Little

6)

Given the amount of credit received for this course, the work required was:

Much too light O O O O O Much too heavy

7)

This course fostered intellectual growth.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

8)

This course helped me improve my skills in writing.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

9)

How has this course improved your writing?

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10)

This course helped me improve my skills in oral communication.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

11)

This course helped me improve my skills in understanding data.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

12)

The goals and expectations of the course were made clear.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

13)

What did you like best about this course?

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14)

The course challenged me in new ways.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

15)

What advice would you give to future students in this course?

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16)

What would you change about this course? Are there any topics, readings, or assignments you would like to add or drop?

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17)

In what ways could the course improve?

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18)

This course helped me to improve my skills in communicating effectively.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

19)

I would recommend this course to others.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

20)

This course helped me improve my skills in research.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

21)

What material or skills did you learn the most effectively in this class?

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22)

Additional comments regarding this course?

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Student Performance and Background

1)

For what reason did you think that it was important to you to register for this course? (Check as many answers as apply)

O  Graduation requirementsO  To maintain grade point average
O  Required for major or prospective major
O  Course recommended
O  Professor recommended
O  Personal interest
O  To fill a time slot
O  Other

2)

I did my best to participate fully in this class.

Strongly Agree O O O O O  Strongly Disagree

3)

I put forth sufficient time outside of class to succeed.

Strongly Agree O O O O O  Strongly Disagree

5)

Evaluate your performance in this course. Do you think that you made a reasonable contribution through attendance, preparation for class, and participation in discussions? What might have improved your performance?

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6)

What grade do you anticipate earning in this course?

7)

I attended the exam review sessions and found them helpful.

Strongly Agree O O O O O  Strongly Disagree   X Not App

8)

Approximately how many hours per week outside of class time did you devote to this course?

O  1-3     O   3-5       O 5-10      O  10-15       O >15

9)

Did you come to class fully prepared (i.e., completing reading, etc.)?

Always O O O O O Never

10)

How actively did you seek help from the instructor when needed?

Weekly O O O O O Never

Assignments and Readings

1)

Course exams and assignments were effective tests of student learning and understanding.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

2)

How effective were the group projects in meeting the goals of this course?Comment:

3)

How effective were the writing assignments in meeting the goals of this course?

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4)

Do you have any suggestions for improving the writing component of this course?

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5)

Was the assigned reading difficult?

Too Easy O O O O O Too Difficult

6)

Are the tests fair?

Unfair O O O O O Fair

7)

How effective were the labs in meeting the goals of this course?

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8)

How would you rate the contribution of the textbook to the course?

Poor O O O O O Excellent

9)

Evaluate the lab in terms of its relationship to the lecture portion of the course.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

10)

What course activities or assignments were most useful and why?

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11)

What did you learn as a result of your field placement?

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12)

What was helpful about the field observations/feedback you received from your professor?

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13)

In what ways could the professor improve the field observation/feedback?

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14)

Laboratory materials and equipment required for the course are available and I could use them effectively.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

15)

Which readings did you find helpful, or most helpful? Which, if any, readings would you prefer to see dropped?

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16)

Do you think that the class we spent in the Science Library was valuable? Why or why not?

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Grading

1)

Exams and assignments were returned promptly.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

2)

Grading appeared to be fair and unbiased.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

3)

Are the grades assigned fairly?

Unfair  O O O O O Fair

Course Content

1)

Are there any lecture topics that you would like to have seen added or dropped?

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2)

Which of the modules of the course would you rate most highly in terms of its effectiveness?

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3)

What material or skills could have been taught differently or taught better?

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Instructor Questions

 

1)

Is she/he actively helpful when students have difficulty?

Not Helpful O O O O O Actively Helpful

2)

In what ways was the professor helpful?

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3)

The instructor creates an atmosphere in class such that students feel free to ask questions, disagree and express their ideas.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

4)

The instructor respects students, recognizing their dignity and integrity.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

5)

Does she/he appear sensitive to students’ feelings and problems?

Unaware O O O O O Responsive

6)

Does she/he demonstrate originality and introduce interesting ideas?

Dwells on Obvious O O O O O Introduces Interesting Ideas

7)

Does she/he put the material across in an interesting way?

Dull O O O O O Very Interesting

8)

Is she/he fair and impartial in her/his dealings with the students?

Unfair O O O O O Fair

9)

The instructor stimulated thought and/or discussion about the topic.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

10)

This instructor encouraged class participation.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

11)

Was she/he flexible?

Rigid O O O O O Flexible

12)

The instructor was available outside of class.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

13)

The instructor appeared knowledgeable.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

14)

The instructor provided appropriate feedback on course assignments.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

15)

Does she/he tell students when they have done particularly well?

Never O O O O O Always

16)

The instructor was enthusiastic about the subject matter.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

17)

The presentation of information was clear and organized.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

18)

Is she/he interested in the subject?

Seems Uninterested O O O O O Seems Interested

19)

Does she/he use enough examples or illustrations to clarify the material?

None O O O O O Many

20)

Does she/he present material in a well-organized fashion?

Disorganized O O O O O Well-Organized

21)

Did she/he follow an outline?

Not at all O O O O O Very Closely

22)

The instructor was prepared for class.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree

23)

The instructor made effective use of class time.

Strongly Agree O O O O O Strongly Disagree