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Instructor Items

Course instructors may select up to ten items from the Instructor Section (Items 101-137).

101 Clarity of instructor's explanations
102 Logical presentation of course material by the instructor
103 Presentation of course material by the instructor
104 Instructor's use of class time
105 Instructor's ability to make course material interesting
106 Instructor's ability to convey relevance of course material
107 Instructor's encouragement of students to think for themselves
108 Instructor's use of examples and illustrations
109 Instructor's use of multimedia presentations
110 Clarity of instructor's verbal communication
111 Instructor's use of instructional methods
112 Instructor's care in stressing important points
113 Helpfulness of instructor's lectures in understanding the material
114 Instructor's enthusiasm for subject matter
115 Instructor's concern for quality of teaching
116 Instructor's planning and preparation
117 Instructor's mastery of subject matter
118 Instructor's ability to handle unexpected questions
119 Instructor's encouragement for subject matter
120 Helpfulness of answers to student questions
121 Instructor's encouragement for expression of student views
122 Instructor's skill in interpreting student responses
123 Presentation of material at a level appropriate to the audience
124 Instructor's encouragement of student participation
125 Instructor's availability for help outside of class
126 Instructor's approachability
127 Instructor's treatment of students
128 Instructor's ability to teach critical thinking on the course topics
129 Instructor's ability to stimulate interest in the course topics
130 Instructor's ability to encourage students
131 Instructor's fairness in grading
132 Clarity of expectations on tests and assignments
133 Promptness in returning graded material
134 Instructor's conscientiousness in keeping students informed of their standing
135 Helpfulness of feedback on graded material
136 Instructor's commitment to safety in the laboratory
137 Likelihood you would recommend this instructor to others
138 Instructor's encouragement to attend theater productions, guest lectures, concerts, gallery exhibitions and other campus and community events.
139 Instructor's ability to build a sense of community in the classroom.
140 Instructor's ability to provide an atmosphere in which an open exchange of ideas is encouraged.
141 Instructor's ability to encourage conversations with students who differ in terms of race or ethnicity,political opinions, religious beliefs, or personal values.

Course Items

Course instructors may select up to ten items from the Course Section (Items 301-706).

Level and Difficulty

301 Appropriateness of the pace at which material is covered
302 Appropriateness of the course workload
303 Appropriateness of expectations for student performance
304 Appropriateness of the level at which course material is covered

Knowledge and Skill Development

331 Course's content of factual material
332 Course's value in gaining an understanding of the subject matter
333 Course's value in teaching application of the subject matter
334 Course's value in teaching creative ability in this subject
335 Course's value in transmitting a set of values about the subject
336 Course's value in teaching how to carry out original research in this subject
337 Course's value in teaching how to evaluate new work in this subject
338 Course's value in teaching critical thinking skills
339 Course's value in teaching how to communicate clearly about this subject
340 Course's value in teaching written communication skills in the subject matter

Interest and Curiosity

361 Course's value in stimulating interest in the subject
362 Course's value in stimulating enthusiasm for learning the subject matter
363 Course's value in stimulating interest in outside reading
364 Course's value in stimulating discussion outside of class
365 Course's value in generating interest in taking related courses

Social Skills and Attitudes

391 Course's value in encouraging student interaction
392 Course's value in teaching leadership skills
393 Course's value in teaching awareness of societal problems
394 Course's value in generating an interest in community projects
395 Course's value in teaching the value of new viewpoints
396 Course's value in encouraging reconsideration of former attitudes

Self-concept

421 Course's value in teaching self-understanding
422 Course's value in gaining and understanding of personal problems
423 Course's value in gaining a sense of personal responsibility
424 Course's value in gaining an awareness of interests and talents
425 Course's value in developing self-confidence

Vocational Skills and Attitudes

451 Course's emphasis on skills needed by professionals in this field
452 Course's presentation of career opportunities
453 Course's contribution to a sense of professional identity

Recitation Sections

481 Quality of the recitation sections
482 Recitation section's value in learning course material
483 Recitation section's value in clarifying lecture material *
484 Recitation section's value as a supplement to lecture material
485 Usefulness of recitation sections in answering student questions
486 Availability of individual attention in recitation sections

University Learning Outcomes

488 Course's value in developing your ability to use and integrate information from multiple sources.
489 Course's value in developing your ability to think through real-world issues, explore creative avenues of expression, solve problems, and make decisions.
490 Course's value in helping you think about your goals and personal values.
491 Course's value in developing your leadership skills in ways that foster positive group work, social responsibility, respect in an interdependent world, and a commitment to service.
492 Course's value in developing your critical thinking skills by learning how to identify and evaluate arguments.

Lab Sections

511 Quality of the lab sections
512 Lab section's value in learning course material
513 Lab section's value as a clarifying lecture material
514 Lab section's value as a supplement to lecture material
515 Usefulness of lab sections in answering student questions
516 Clarity of instructions for lab activities
517 Availability of individual attention in lab sections

Written Assignments

541 Relevance of written assignments to course materials
542 Contribution of the written assignments in learning course material
543 Quality of written assignments in capturing student interest
544 Quality of written assignments in stimulating student thought
545 Clarity of directions for written assignments
546 Reasonableness of the amount of time required for written assignments

Reading Assignments

571 Relevance of reading assignments to course material
572 Contribution of the reading assignments in learning course material
573 Quality of reading assignments in capturing student interest
574 Quality of reading assignments in stimulating student thought
575 Reasonableness of the amount of time required for reading assignments

Textbook

601 Textbook's contribution to the course
602 Textbook's clarity
603 Textbook's balance in presentation of issues
604 Textbook's accuracy*

Exams

661 Relevance of the exams to the important aspects of the course
662 Coverage of reading assignments by exams
663 Coverage of lecture material by exams
664 Emphasis on creativity and original thought in the exams
665 Reasonableness in length and difficulty of exams
666 Clarity of exam questions

Online Materials

701 Usefulness of online material
702 Logical organization of online material
703 Technical ease of online material
704 Instructor's responsiveness in the online class environment
705 Feeling of community and interaction with instructor and fellow students online
706 Overall rating of the online aspects of this class

Low usage question will be removed as of 5/15/2011

Custom questions on the list for more than 5 years and with less than 10 uses each year will be removed from the custom question list. Custom questions being considered for removal will be designated with an '*' and a footnote for one full year as notice to instructors. Appeals should be sent to ir@uidaho.edu.

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