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1 An Answer to Ratemyprofessor.com Presented by Rick Stepp-Bolling At CRLA 2010 Salt Lake City Conference Focusing Our Mission and Guiding Principles Into Practice

2 History of Student Evaluation? When did it all begin? Formal evaluation: 1980s

3 How Do Our Students Currently Make Decisions for Which Classes to Take? Availability What Former Students Have Said What Counselors Recommend What Professors Recommend

4 What Information Do You Think Is Important for Students to Make Better Choices? Take a few minutes to jot down general areas and specific information that you believe would help students make wiser choices.

5 Mt SACs DE Teams Choices Revision policy Grading policy Department-specific policies Teaching philosophy Teaching experience or experience in the professional field Personal info Theme approach used? What makes my class unique/interesting/fun/challenging Typical Day Group or individual work Out of class vs in-class Lost of homework? (Outside, group work, or individual) Test/assessments Strengths/modalities Teaching strategies: lecture, discussion, group, etc. Accommodations for LD students Examples of activities Handouts philosophy

6 What is the most important thing about teaching? Why did you become a teacher? What would your students say about you? How will I know if I succeeded in this class? What is your definition of success? Rating scales (e.g. concrete vs abstract, rigor) Instructors expectations of students How does your class content apply/connect with other classes, work, life? What is specific to this course vs the same for all instructors teaching this course?

7 Please look at the information below. Would knowing this information about a professor make a difference to you when selecting a course? Please check all statements that are important to you in making that decision. _____1. The amount of group work required for the class. _____2. Portion of typical class assignments that is completed in class. _____3. The types of tests or assessments used in the class. _____4. The learning styles (i.e. visual, auditory, hands-on) used by the professor. _____5. The professors teaching philosophy. _____6. The amount of teaching experience the professor has. _____7. Personal information about the professor. _____8. Examples of class activities used by the professor. _____9. The grading system or policy used by the professor. ____10. Frequency of tests or other assessments. Other than the day and time class is offered, what additional information would be useful to you in making a decision when selecting a class? _____________________________ _____________________________ ______________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ ___________________________

8 400 Students Were Surveyed For results, see handout

9 Revision of Template See handout

10 Whats Next?

11 Questions? Comments?

12 For More Information: Contact: Rick Stepp-Bolling


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