23 November 2008

Faculty Course Questionnaire (FCQ) results

It has been a pleasure to have instructed this class in introductory discussion and debate. The English abilities improved dramatically comparing last class to the second. Students are now quick to respond, do so comfortably, and make the extra effort not to lapse into Korean. I am looking forward to the last third of the course. Below are FCQ results.

Averaging over seven survey questions, below are lists of student attitudes to the course (by student and further below by specific question). The following critera were used: "Presentation of course material; explanation of assignments; relevance of assignments to course; how well the teacher motivated students to explore the subject further; course as a learning experience; this course, compared to all your other courses; this instructor, compared to all your other instructors." The scale is very good = A B C D E = very poor. A = 4.0; A- = 3.7; B+ = 3.3; B = 3.0; B- = 2.7; C+ = 2.3; C = 2.0; C- = 1.7; D+ = 1.3; D = 1.0; D- = 0.7; E = 0.0.

  • Student attitude toward course
  1. A- (98%)
  2. A-
  3. A- (93%)
  4. A-
  5. A-
  6. A-
  7. A-
  8. B+ (88%)
  9. B (79%)
  10. B
On average, students rated the course B+ (3.6/4.0) (90%)
  • Student attitude to course by question
  1. Presentation of course material: B+
  2. Explanation of assignments: A-
  3. Relevance of assignments to course: B+
  4. Workload relative to other courses: 5.1 (too light = 1.0, 9.0 = too heavy)
  5. How well the teacher motivated students to explore the subject further: B+
  6. Course as a learning experience: B+
  7. This course, compared to all your other courses: A-
  8. This teacher, compared to all your other teachers: A-
Of the eight questions, I scored lowest (3.4/4.0 or 85 percent) in presentation of course material. I will double my efforts to produce high quality, easily understandable lessons.

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