Aurora University - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION


Student Perception of Teaching Form (online version)

Your Primary (Home Room) Facilitator's Name - Not Your Name:
i.e. Sharon Gatz, Stephen Meehan, Chris Marszalek or Jill Mueller

First Name Last Name REQUIRED

Choose a group:

Course Number and Title:

Please fill this form out as it applies to your primary facilitator. Please evaluate this instructor and course by respondingto the following descriptors listed below. Circle from 1 to 7 (low to high) the number that best matches your perception. Please know that this evaluation will remain confidential.

Instructor Characteristics

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1. Instructor has command of the subject, presents material in an appropriate way, discusses current developments, and relates topics to other areas of knowledge.
2. Instructor is clear, states objectives, summarizes major points, presents material in an organized manner, provides emphasis.
3. Instructor utilizes sound class presentation skills: encourages student participation, welcomes questions and answers.
4. Instructor is available to students, Is interested in students as individuals, responds to students in a timely manner.
5. Instructor enjoys teaching, Is enthusiastic about subject, makes the course interesting, has self-confidence in subject areas.
6. Instructor functions effectively as a facilitator: Is a resource person, encourages the development of student initiative and responsibility.
7. Instructor can sense strengths and weaknesses in student's understanding: Provides information helpful in furthering the student's knowledge.
8. Instructor demonstrates intellectual qualities: Is thoughtful, precise, and open-minded; effectively communicates the value of ideas, reason, and the inquiring mind.
9. Overall, the instructor has been effective in delivering this course.
Course Characteristics

10. The syllabus was useful in understanding the course organization
11. The class time was effectively used and sufficient to cover the course content
12. Work required outside of class (readings, research) was commensurate with graduate level study.
13. Required reading materials were supportive in understanding the course content
14. The required readings and/or research components of the course will be helpful in improving classroom practice.

My highest degree is:

Please indicate by clicking in the checkbox up to five of the most important reasons that motivated you to take this course (note you may choose fewer than five).

The course content attracted my interest and addressed my desire to improve my classroom instruction.

The classtime/location was most convenient for me.

I needed the course credit for advancement on the salary schedule.

I have taken AU credit courses before through this program and found them most helpful.

I have taken a course or courses before with this instructor and found them most interesting.

I am taking this course to fulfill my certification requirements.

The relatively low cost of this graduate course was an important factor in taking this class.

Other (please state a reason not listed above)

Please comment briefly on the things any instructor did in this course that most helped you to learn. Please identify which instructor(s) your comments pertain to. Include suggestions for improvement of the course and any comments that may be helpful to the instructor or Aurora University in offering this course in the future.

How rewarding was this course in terms of improving your instructional ability as a classroom teacher?

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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Fermilab Friends for Science Education, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author: Aurora University
Created: June 30, 2005