CSE370 Questions for Course Evaluation

Form A course evaluation:

  1. The course as a whole was: (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor, Very Poor)
  2. The course content was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  3. The instructor's contribution to the course was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  4. The instructor's effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)

  6. Course organization was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  7. Clarity of instructor's voice was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  8. Explanations by instructor were: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  9. Instructor's ability to present alternative explanations when needed was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  10. Instructor's use of examples and illustrations was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)

  12. Quality of questions or problems raised by instructor was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  13. Student confidence in instructor's knowledge was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  14. Instructor's enthusiasm was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  15. Encouragement given students to express themselves was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)

  17. Answers to student questions were: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  18. Availability of extra help when needed was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  19. Use of class time was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  20. Instructor's interest in whether students learned was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  21. Amount you learned in the course was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)

  23. Relevance and usefulness of course content were: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  24. Evaluative and grading techniques (tests, papers, projects, etc.) were: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  25. Reasonableness of assigned work was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
  26. Clarity of student responsibilities and requirements was: (E,VG,G,F,P,VP)
Relative to other college courses you have taken:
  1. Do you expect your grade in this course to be: (Much Higher, _, _, Average, _, _, Much Lower)
  2. The intellectual challenge presented was: (MH,_,_,Avg,_,_,ML)
  3. The amount of effort you put into this course was: (MH,_,_,Avg,_,_,ML)
  4. The amount of effort to succeed in this course was: (MH,_,_,Avg,_,_,ML)
  5. Your involvement in this course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was: (MH,_,_,Avg,_,_,ML)
  6. On average, how many hours per week have you spent on this course, including attending classes, doing readings, reviewing notes, writing papers and any other course related work? (Under 2, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22 or more)
  7. From the total average hours above, how many do you consider were valuable in advancing your education? (Under 2, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22 or more)
  8. What grade do you expect in this course? (A 3.9-4.0, A- 3.5-3.8, B+ 3.2-3.4, B 2.9-3.1, B- 2.5-2.8, C+ 2.2-2.4, C 1.9-2.1, C- 1.5-1.8, D+ 1.2-1.4, D 0.9-1.1, D- 0.7-0.8, E 0.0, Pass, Credit, No Credit)
  9. In regard to your academic program, is this course best described as: (in your major?, in your minor?, a distribution requirement?, a program requirement?, an elective?, other?)

Additional items (on reverse):

The first 11 questions as part of our ABET accreditation preparations.  Please answer these completely.  Leave #12 blank.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  7. An ability to communicate effectively. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (A-very much, G-not at all)
  12. Please leave blank.

  14. How did you like the homework grading scheme of only grading a subset of the problems and having you grade yourself using the solutions? (0-hated it, 9-loved it)
  15. Do you think the TAs graded fairly? (0-absolutely unfair, 9-with the wisdom of the ages)
  16. How much use did you make of the assignment solutions? (0-none, 9-lots)
  17. How did you like the four bi-weekly quizzes instead of a single mid-term exam? (0-hated it, 9-loved it)
  18. Do you think the quizzes were graded fairly? (0-absolutely unfair, 9-with amazing wisdom)
  19. How much use did you make of the quiz solutions? (0-none, 9-lots)
  20. Did you like the design tools (Aldec Active-HDL) we used in this class? (0-hated it, 9-loved it)
  21. Did you find the time spent in lab actually wiring up circuits to be useful? (0-always, 5-half the time, 9-never)
  22. Please evaluate Jon Froehlich as a TA. (0-terrible, 9-great)
  23. In general, did you like the mix of lectures, written assignments, and laboratory assignments? (0-not at all, 9-very much)
  24. Please evaluate Waylon Brunette as a TA. (0-terrible, 9-great)
  25. How were the responses to your e-mail questions? (0-worthless, 9-very useful)
  26. What did you think of the course web? (0-useless, 9-great)
  27. What did you think of the lecture slides? (0-hated them, 9-loved them)
  28. Do you wish you had handouts for the lecture slides in advance of each lecture? (0-no, 5-maybe, 9-yes)
  29. What did you think of the course text? (0-hated it, 9-loved it)
  30. Did you read the assigned chapters in the text? (0-no, 5-sometimes, 9-all the time)
  31. Are you more interested or less interested in hardware design after taking this class?

  32. (0-much less now, 5-about the same, 9-much more)
  33. Would recommend this course to fellow students? (0-never, 9-absolutely)
  34. Was the experience in this course worthwhile to your education? (0-waste of time, 9-quite enriching)
  35. Did you like the room in which the course was scheduled? (0-no, 9-yes)
  36. How often did you fall asleep in lecture? (0-all the time, 9-never)
  37. Was the course what you expected? (0-not at all, 9-pretty much)

Student comments (yellow sheet):

  1. Was this class intellectually stimulating? Did it stretch your thinking?
  2. What aspects of this class contributed most to your learning?
  3. What aspects of this class detracted from your learning?
  4. What suggestions do you have for improving the class?

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