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Recommended Pool of Questions

Each academic unit may select up to 21 of these additional questions when designing their course evaluations.

The questions are identified as Instructor-Related or Course-Related; when there are multiple instructors, the Instructor-Related questions are asked for each instructor while the Course-Related questions are asked only once.

The list provides questions that address aspects of the instructor and course that have an impact on student learning, as well as providing useful information for improvement.  The list should address all domains and be consistent with the priorities of each academic unit.

Alternatively, each academic unit may choose to develop up to 21 questions of their own. It is recommended that these be reviewed with a consultant from Teaching and Learning Services.

All questioned are answered on a 1-5 scale where 1 = Strongly disagree, 5 = Strongly agree and 3 = Neutral. A “Not Applicable” (N/A) option should be included where appropriate. Comments boxes may be included for any question.

Instructor-Related Questions

Respect for students

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor demonstrated respect for individual differences (e.g. disabilities, gender, race, religion etc.)

Instructor

The instructor related to students in ways that promoted mutual respect.


Communicating expectations

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor told us what we could expect to learn as a result of taking this course.

Instructor

The instructor set high but attainable expectations for this course.


Active engagement

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor encouraged students to actively participate.

Instructor

The instructor provided adequate opportunities for questions and discussion during class time.


Interaction with faculty members

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor was helpful to students seeking advice.

Instructor

The instructor was available to students outside of class.

Instructor

The instructor had a genuine interest in individual students.

Instructor

Considering class size, the instructor was available for individual consultation.


Evaluation / Feedback to students

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor provided useful feedback on my progress in the course.

Instructor

The instructor graded student work promptly, considering the size of the class, and provided helpful comments and feedback where appropriate.


Enthusiasm / Interest

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor stimulated my interest in the course.

Instructor

The instructor’s use of examples and illustrations helped to heighten my interest.


Organization

Type

Question

Instructor

As the course progressed the instructor showed how each topic fit into the course as a whole.

Instructor

The instructor conducted class sessions in an organized manner.


Clarity

Type

Question

Instructor

Overall, the instructor’s explanations were clear and understandable.

Instructor

The instructor explained concepts clearly and understandably.

Instructor

The instructor summarized material in a way that helped me remember.


Learning activities and resources

Type

Question

Instructor

The instructor used effective teaching aids.

Instructor

The instructor’s use of teaching technology (e.g., myCourses, audio-visual presentations, PowerPoint presentations, email) was effective and appropriate.

 


Course-Related Questions

Respect for students

Type

Question

Course

The general climate in this course was good for learning.

Course

The course respected diverse ways of learning.


Communicating expectations

Type

Question

Course

The course objectives were clearly explained.

Course

In general, the level of difficulty in this course was appropriate.

Course

Expectations for learning in this course were clearly communicated.


Active engagement

Type

Question

Course

There was a collaborative atmosphere in this course.

Course

The assignments engaged me in learning.

Course

Students were invited to share their ideas and knowledge.


Evaluation / Feedback to students

Type

Question

Course

The evaluation methods used in this course were fair and appropriate.

Course

Feedback on course assignments contributed to my learning.


Cohesion

Type

Question

Course

The course content matched the course objectives.

Course

The learning activities were well integrated into the course.

Course

There was close agreement between the stated course objectives and what was actually covered.

Course

The assignments in the course were clearly related to the course goals.

Course

The evaluation methods reflected the important aspects of the course.


Enthusiasm / Interest

Type

Question

Course

In this course, I felt motivated to learn.

Course

As a result of this course, I have greater appreciation for this field of study.


Organization

Type

Question

Course

Course materials were presented in an organized manner.

Course

The course outline was consistently followed.


Clarity

Type

Question

Course

The course objectives were clearly explained.

Course

The requirements of the course (projects, papers, exams) were adequately explained.


Learning activities and resources

Type

Question

Course

The course materials (e.g., readings, lecture notes, in-class exercises) contributed to learning the subject matter.

Course

The physical facilities provided for this course were appropriate (e.g., classroom/lab space, structure, furnishings).


Administrative / Context

Type

Question

Course

Approximately how often have you attended the classes in this course?

Course

Did you attend the section in which you were registered? If you changed section, please state your reason why.