Quantitative Summary Table

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Question
 1 – strongly disagree to
5 – strongly agree
Summer 2013 Fall        2013 Spring

 2014

Summer 2014 Vargas*

Avg

  SOC Dept.

Avg**

1. The instructor clearly defined course objectives, requirements and grading procedures 4.44 4.69 4.53 4.47 4.53   4.21
2. The instructor’s presentations were well organized and understandable 4.38 4.55 4.53 4.27 4.43   3.97
3. The instructor appeared to have a thorough knowledge of the subject. 4.40 4.79 4.56 4.53 4.57   4.49
4. The instructor provoked thought & stimulated critical thinking. 4.13 4.69 4.29 4.00 4.28   4.11
5. The instructor encouraged students to ask questions, express ideas and participate in class 4.44 4.90 4.59 4.00 4.48   4.28
6. The instructor is available to students for assistance outside of class. 4.06 4.36 4.35 4.07 4.21   4.01
7. The writing assignments contributed to my learning in this course. 4.38 4.38 4.35 4.33 4.36   3.98
8. The reading assignments contributed to my learning in this course. 4.31 4.24 4.06 4.07 4.17   4.08
9. Exams and quizzes appropriately tested material covered in the class and the readings. 3.75 4.48 4.65 3.73 4.15   4.03
10. The grading in this course was fair. 4.13 4.46 4.65 4.33 4.39   4.13
11. I studied and put effort into this course. 4.5 4.48 4.47 4.27 4.43   4.19
12. I found this class intellectually challenging. 4.19 4.03 4.00 4.00 4.06   3.78
***14. Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher 4.27 4.59 4.47 4.40 4.43   3.97
15.Overall, I rate this as an excellent course. 4.25 4.39 4.12 3.80 4.14   3.85

* My last name officially changed from Peterchak to Vargas as of 06/12/2015 due to marriage
** SOC Department Average is quantified using accurate departmental data from Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 only
***Question 13. “Overall, I rate the teaching assistant as excellent.” is omitted. This question is N/A since I had no teaching assistant for my courses.

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