Instructors have the option to add up to three additional questions from the question bank below to their course evaluations during the Question Selection Period (QP). These may be selected from any of the following question categories:
This process is entirely optional, and if you not wish to add questions to your survey, no further action is required (your course will still be evaluated using the standard questionnaire). Additionally, the responses to these additional questions are only available to the course instructor, not to administrators, students, or the public.
Note: All questions, unless otherwise indicated, are rated on a standard Likert scale (Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree). These responses are then converted to numerical values from 5 to 1 respectively. These numerical values allow responses to be averaged into a single score for a course, instructor, department, or CSU (college, school, or unit).
Official Course Evaluation Question Bank
A. Instructor Communication
The Instructor carefully explained difficult concepts, methods, and subject matter.
The instructor encouraged class participation.
The instructor's explanations were clear.
The instructor communicated information effectively.
The instructor gave adequate instructions concerning assignments.
The instructor was available to students either electronically or in person.
B. Learning Environment and Engagement
The course was well-paced.
The instructor fostered an environment conducive to learning.
The instructor's presentations and contributions in class engaged me.
The way the instructor conducted class kept me engaged.
The course format (online, hybrid, face-to-face) helped me to learn.
C. Instructor Preparation and Interest
The instructor was prepared for each instructional activity.
The instructor seemed genuinely interested in teaching the course.
The instructor showed a thorough knowledge of the course material.
The course instructor expressed interest in students' learning approaches (e.g. note-taking, study habits) throughout the course.
D. Contribution of Course Components to Learning
The course helped me present and communicate information more effectively than before.
The course helped me synthesize potential solutions more imaginatively than before.
The instructor integrated technology in ways that helped me learn.
In my opinion, the assignments, presentations, projects, or papers required in this course were worthwhile learning experiences.
During this course, I learned information that was meaningful to me.
I would recommend this course to other students.
I would recommend this instructor to other students.
The course materials (e.g., text and supplemental materials) were helpful to me.
Compared with what I expected to learn in this course, I feel I learned:
Far more than I expected (5), More than I expected (4), What I expected (3), Less than I expected (2), Far less than I expected (1)
Overall, I learned a great deal in this course.
E. Encourage Participation/Multiple Perspectives
The instructor encouraged me to take an active role in my own learning.
The instructor made me feel free to ask questions, disagree, and express my ideas.
The course instructor encouraged respect for different opinions and experiences in the classroom.
The instructor fostered a classroom environment in which all students could feel free to participate fully.
The instructor provided opportunities for students to interact with one another.
The instructor provided opportunities for students to interact with one another on team, group, or collaborative assignments or projects.
This course allowed for student-teacher dialogue.
F. Information on Course or Student Contextual Information
On average, approximately how many hours per week did you spend working outside of the course? Include time on homework, reading, reviewing, papers, projects, etc.*