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Ffaculty to students outside the classroom 98

Availability of faculty to students outside the classroom

With regard to satisfaction of students with the availability of course instructors,the following question is suggested for inclusion in a course evaluation.

Please indicate your satisfaction with the availability of the instructor outside theclassroom by choosing one response from the scale below. (In selecting your rating,consider the instructor’s availability via established office hours, appointments,and other opportunities for face-to-face interaction as well as via telephone, e-mail, faxand other means.)

1 2 3 4
Very Dissatisfied Dissatisfied Satisfied Very Satisfied
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE EVALUATION

1. All faculty are required to administer the evaluation instrument in all courses except those in which the faculty-student ratio is one-to-one.

2. In team-taught courses the evaluation shall be administered for each faculty member.

3. Guidelines for administration are as follows:

bullet icon, blue squareAdminister during classtime
bullet icon, blue squareRead standardized written instructions to the students. Instructions should include a statement as to how the results of the evaluation will be used.
bullet icon, blue squareThe professor leaves the room while the students complete the evaluation.
bullet icon, blue squareA designated student hands out forms, collects forms, and delivers the completed forms to the appropriate designated location (not the instructor).
bullet icon, blue squareEvaluations are completed anonymously.
bullet icon, blue squareProfessors will not receive the feedback until grades have been turned in to the Registrar.
bullet icon, blue squareStudent should have a mechanism to confidentially inform administrators of instructors who fail to follow procedures.
bullet icon, blue squareThe administration should take steps to address and deal with the problem of some professors not administering the evaluation instrument.

With regard to the availability of academic advisors, the following question issuggested:

Please indicate your satisfaction with the availability of your academic advisor bychoosing one response from the scale below. (In selecting your rating, consider theadvisor’s availability via office hours, appointments, and other opportunities forface-to-face interaction as well as via telephone, e-mail, and other means.)

1 2 3 4
Very Dissatisfied Dissatisfied Satisfied Very Satisfied

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE EVALUATION

1. Surveys should be conducted on an annual basis.

2. Surveys should be conducted during the Spring semester, in order to allow freshmen

students to have enough experience with their advisors to be able to reliably evaluatethe item.

3. Surveys should allow the student to remain anonymous.

4. Surveys should be conducted in one of the two following manners, as deemed appropriate by the institution:
bullet icon, blue squareSurvey of all students
bullet icon, blue squareSurvey of a statistically valid, representative sample which samples freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

5. Results of the item should be reported by total group and by class-level.