Course Evaluation Codes for Trinity College

Updated August 2017
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Course Evaluation Codes for reports in Summer II 2017 - Present

 

Overall rating
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2
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4
5
The course has clearly defined student learning objectives Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The course had clear expectations for assignments and other work Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Overall the course was: Poor Marginal Average Very Good Excellent
Overall the instructor (Instructor 1) was: Poor Marginal Average Very Good Excellent
Overall the instructor (Instructor 2) was: Poor Marginal Average Very Good Excellent
Overall the instructor (Instructor 3) was: Poor Marginal Average Very Good Excellent

 

Trinity College learning objectives
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3
4
5
This course helped me gain factual knowledge Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me understand fundamental concepts and principles Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me learn to apply knowledge, concepts, principles, or theories to a specific situation or problem Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me learn to analyze ideas, arguments, and points of view Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me learn to synthesize and integrate knowledge Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me learn to conduct inquiry through methods in the field Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me learn to evaluate the merits of ideas and competing claims Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me to effectively communicate ideas orally Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
This course helped me to effectively communicate ideas in writing Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree

 

Course Dynamics
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5
The course had a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Compared to the requirements of other classes of this type, please characterize the course difficulty Very low Low Moderate High Very High
How much did you learn from this course Nothing A little A moderate amount A lot A great deal

 

Student Engagement
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10
How many hours per week on average did you spend on this course (outside of class meetings)? Examples include study groups, attending office hours, reading, writing, working on practice problems, etc. 1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 4 Hours 5 Hours 6 Hours 7 Hours 8 Hours 9 Hours 10 Hours
About what percent of the class meetings (including discussions, labs, etc.) did you attend in person? 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

 

 

 

 

 

Course Evaluation Codes for reports in Summer II 2013 - Summer 1 2017

 

Quality of the course
1 2 3 4 5
Give an overall rating for the quality of this course. Very poor Poor Adequate Good Excellent
Give an overall rating for quality of the instructor. Very poor Poor Adequate Good Excellent
Overall, how much did you learn in this course. Very little A little Moderate amount Quite a bit A great deal
How would you characterize the workload in this course. Very light Light Moderate Heavy Very heavy

 

Course dynamics
1 2 3 4 5
The course materials (readings, textbooks, labs, online, etc.) engaged my interest. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The course assignments (papers, projects, problem sets, etc.) helped me learn. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The course was well-structured and organized . Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The course expectations and requirements were clear. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The course was intellectually stimulating and made me think. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
The grading procedures were appropriate and fair. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree

 

Quality of instruction:  Instructor 1
1 2 3 4 5
Please rate the overall quality of instruction from this instructor (instructor 1). Very poor Poor Adequate Good Excellent
Instructor 1 had a thorough knowledge of the subject matter. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 1 was enthusiastic about the course. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 1 explained material clearly and in a way that enhanced my understanding. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 1 was well prepared. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 1 provided timely and helpful feedback on my work and performance in the course. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 1 was willing to meet and help students outside of class. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 1 fostered a positive class dynamic and atmosphere conducive to learning. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree

 

Quality of instruction:  Instructor 2 and 3 (if applicable)
1 2 3 4 5
Please rate the overall quality of instruction from this instructor (instructor 2). Very poor Poor Adequate Good Excellent
Instructor 2 had a thorough knowledge of the subject matter. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 2 was enthusiastic about the course. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 2 explained material clearly and in a way that enhanced my understanding. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 2 was well prepared. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 2 provided timely and helpful feedback on my work and performance in the course. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 2 was willing to meet and help students outside of class. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Instructor 2 fostered a positive class dynamic and atmosphere conducive to learning. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree

 

Trinity College learning objectives
1 2 3 4 5
Gaining factual knowledge. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
Understanding fundamental concepts and principles. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
Learning to apply knowledge, concepts, principles, or theories to a specific situation or problem. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
Learning to analyze ideas, arguments, and points of view. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
Learning to synthesize and integrate knowledge. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
Learning to conduct inquiry through methods of the field. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
Learning to evaluate the merits of ideas and competing claims. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to effectively communicate ideas orally. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to effectively communicate ideas in writing. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Mode of Inquiry:  CCI
1 2 3 4 5
My understanding of different national cultures, institutions, or policies and the ways that these are being affected by and, in turn, influencing global processes. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My overall ability to understand cultural differences and/or issues of identity and diversity between or within national boundaries. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My understanding of the ways in which identities and notions of difference are constructed, reinforced, and changed. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My understanding of what is commonly accepted as "normal" through analyses of cultural systems, political economies, and social relations. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to recognize stereotypes and evaluate critically complex and competing ideas about individual and group differences. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Mode of Inquiry:  EI
1 2 3 4 5
My overall ability to understand and engage in critical analysis of different ethical issues and perspectives. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My understanding of diverse meanings of justice, goodness, and virtue across time and place. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My understanding of diverse systems of values and competing courses of action. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to articulate ethical questions, and to assess competing claims and approaches to ethical thought. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Mode of Inquiry: FL
1 2 3 4 5
My understanding of the nature of culture in as far as it is embodied in language. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to use my language skills to interact with speakers and texts in that language. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
How much did this course contribute to your overall ability to communicate in another language and understand the cultures in which it is used. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to bring a cultural perspective to bear to enhance understanding of issues of similarity and difference. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Area of Knowledge:  QS
1 2 3 4 5
My ability to identify assumptions used in solving quantitative problem and limitations of any conclusions. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
How much did this course contribute to your overall ability to analyze and solve problems using quantitative skills. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to effectively present results of the application of a quantitative skill in solving a problem. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My proficiency in using a quantitative skill. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Mode of Inquiry:  R
1 2 3 4 5
My ability to formulate a question, analyze material, and integrate findings. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
How much did this course contribute to your overall ability to conduct original research using methods of the field or discipline. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to develop a product that describes or exemplifies my research, whether it be in written form or presentation in a public setting. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to engage research resources, both through libraries and electronic means. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Mode of Inquiry:  STS
1 2 3 4 5

My ability to examine the scientific, political, and/or societal factors that ultimately came to bear on the topic.

Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
How much did this course contribute to your overall ability to understand impact of scientific/technological developments on society, or social/economic roots of scientific/technological field. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My understanding of contemporary social issues relating to the development and application of a particular area of science and technology. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Mode of Inquiry:  W
1 2 3 4 5
Overall ability to write clearly and effectively. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to distinguish between expressive and argumentative forms of writing. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to analyze, integrate, and synthesize information and ideas. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to use original and source materials through traditional library research and the use of computers and the World Wide Web. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My familiarity with the format of academic papers. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly
My ability to develop, support, critique, revise, and refine arguments. Not at all A little Moderately Highly Very highly

 

Students' motivations for course enrollment*
Y
N
Certificate requirement Selected by student Not selected by student
Challenge myself Selected by student Not selected by student
General education requirement (curricular codes) Selected by student Not selected by student
Instructor Selected by student Not selected by student
Interest in topic Selected by student Not selected by student
Major requirement Selected by student Not selected by student
Minor requirement Selected by student Not selected by student
Course prerequisite Selected by student Not selected by student
Word of mouth Selected by student Not selected by student
Fit my schedule Selected by student Not selected by student

* Results do not appear in Trinity reports. Data are included in raw data files made available to academic departments upon request.  Contact assessment@duke.edu for assistance.

Students' self-evaluations*
1 2 3 4 5
How difficult was this course for you? Very easy Easy Moderate Difficult Very difficult
How would you rate your own participation (including attendance) and engagement in this course? Very low Low Moderate High Very High
How many hours per week, on average, did you spend outside of scheduled class time (including labs) on this course? 0-1 hours/week 1-3 hours/week 3-5 hours/week 6+ hours/week  
What grade do you expect to receive in this class?   Options are A, B, C, D, F, and Other

*  Results do not appear in Trinity reports. Data are included in raw data files made available to academic departments upon request.  Contact assessment@duke.edu for assistance.