The GatorEvals question set has three main categories

Student self-evaluation

Instructor evaluation

Course evaluation

Included in these categories will be Free Response Questions and Supplemental Questions for Online Courses. Supplemental questions for Clinical and Lab sections will be piloted in Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 for inclusion in the full release scheduled for Fall 2019.

Student Self-evaluation Questions 

Self-evaluations are an important part of a student's educational experience. Students are asked to reflect on their experience over the course of the semester as they answer the following questions.

Question #

Question Text

Scale

Resources for Instructors Seeking Instructional and Course Enhancement

1. 

Why did you take this course? Select Yes/No for each item.

 

Requirement/prerequisite, interest in topic, instructor, word of mouth, fit my schedule, other

Hear various strategies to motivate students in the Beyond the Podium Podcast with Dr. Kim Moore

Magna Campus and Faculty Focus offer great teaching face to face and teaching online quick tips and strategies

The FDTE Resource Library is a one stop shop for student engagement and motivation

Student engagement strategies:

Beyond the Podium Podcast: Mikell Pinkney

2. 

How would you rate your own participation (completed readings, assignments, etc.) in this course?

Very low, Low, Moderate, High, Very High

Strategies to increase student participation and interaction with course materials can be found on the teach.ufl.edu website

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Instructor Evaluation Questions 

The questions below relate to a student's experiences with the course instructor. Student's are asked to indicate their level of agreement with the statements below.  

Question #

Question Text

Scale

Resources for Instructors Seeking Instructional and Course Enhancement

3. 

The instructor was enthusiastic about the course.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Share your enthusiasm early and often in you classes

FDTE Resource library: start of class

Beyond the Podium Podcast: first day of class strategies

4. 

The instructor explained material clearly and in a way that enhanced my understanding.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Quality lectures communicate enthusiasm and content

Clear communication helps all student in this Beyond the Podium Podcast with Melina Jimenez and in workshops with Susan Schuld

Clear directions and expectations enhance learning

5. 

The instructor maintained clear standards for response and availability (e.g. turnaround time for email, office hours, etc.)

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Good communication and feedback are key aspect of student learning.

The FDTE Resource Library for information on communication and feedback and tips for office hours

The Beyond the Podium Podcast with Joslyn Ahlgren and LB Hannahs offer great tips.

Manga Mentors also offers useful ideas.

6.

 

The instructor fostered a positive learning environment that engaged students.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

The FDTE resource library provides resources on respecting diverse learners and talents  and on fostering student success.

7. 

The instructor provided prompt and meaningful feedback on my work and performance in the course.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

The FDTE Resource library has an entire section dedicated to feedback and assessment.

If you are looking for more on feedback visit the Magna Campus and Faculty Focus  resources

8. 

The instructor was instrumental to my learning in the course.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Take a virtual tour of some excellent courses on the FDTE awards page

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Course Evaluation Questions 

This section relates to the course design, not the instructor. Student's are asked to indicate their level of agreement with the statements below.  

Question #

Question Text

Scale

Resources for Instructors Seeking Instructional and Course Enhancement

9. 

Course content (e.g., readings, activities, assignments) was relevant & useful.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

You can find out more about learning objectives and alignment in the FDTE Resource Library and Magna Campus

A course alignment map can help make sure the course content aligns with the objectives

10. 

The course fostered regular interaction between student and instructor.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Quality Interaction can take many forms the Teach.ufl.edu  website can provide some fresh ideas

11. 

Course activities and assignments improved my ability to analyze, solve problems, and/or think critically.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Active Learning and Experiential Learning strategies make learning “stick”.

Simple strategies and activities like collaborative learning and problem based learning can improve problem solving and critical thinking skills

12. 

Overall, this course was a valuable educational experience. 

 

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Take a virtual tour of some excellent courses on the FDTE awards page


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Free Response Questions  

Question #

Question Text

13. 

Please identify the instructor's strengths that contributed to your learning in the course.

14. 

What additional constructive feedback can you offer the instructor that might help improve the course?

15. 

What constructive suggestion(s) do you have for improving the course materials, organization, and assignments?

16. 

Please identify the topics and/or skills you learned in the course that you that you believe will have the highest application for future courses or professional growth. 

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Supplemental Questions for Online Courses

Question #

Question Text

Scale

Resources for Instructors Seeking Instructional and Course Enhancement

17. 

The online environment of this course contributed to my ability to learn the material.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

The following online workshops can provide some guidance for online design and teaching:

How to Design a Great Online Course

How to Build a Great Online Course

How to Teach a Great Online Course

18. 

Student learning objectives were connected to course activities and assignments. 

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Are you writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts

19. 

Course content is presented and structured in a logical, consistent, and organized manner.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

Online or Hybrid course creation requires planning. The Resource Library can provide some ideas. For design help:

COIP can help with UF online courses

CITT can help with other UF courses.

20. 

There were a variety of assignments appropriate for an online course.

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree

 

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