LEGAL RESEARCH STUDENT EVALUATION FORM Professor

LEGAL RESEARCH STUDENT EVALUATION FORM
Professor
Course:
Semester:
Fall 2009
A.
Knowledge of Course:
1.
The instructor was familiar with materials assigned and appeared knowledgeable about the subject matter of
the course.
1
2.
4
5
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
The instructor demonstrated depth of knowledge of subject matter beyond the material assigned.
1
4.
3
The instructor had both practical and theoretical grasp of matters covered in the course.
1
3.
2
2
3
4
5
Total
Where applicable, the instructor related topics covered in the course to other areas of the law.
1
2
3
4
5
Total
B.
TEACHING TECHNIQUE:
5.
The instructor communicated ideas well, stimulated your interest in the subject matter, and challenged you to
think critically about the course.
1
6.
4
5
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
The instructor was well prepared and approached the course in an organized manner.
1
8.
3
The instructor was open to questions, handled them effectively, and focused discussions on topics relevant to
the course.
1
7.
2
2
3
4
5
Total
The instructor focused on the most important aspects of the course instead of relatively insignificant points.
1
2
3
4
5
Total
9.
The instructor made effective use of his or her chosen teaching methodology (lecture, Socratic dialogue,
problems, etc.).
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2
3
4
5
Total
C.
DISCHARGE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DUTIES:
10.
At the beginning of the course the instructor explained course objectives and informed students of the basis of
grading and attendance policy.
1
11.
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
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3
4
5
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
The instructor was accessible outside the class for additional discussion or guidance.
1
15.
5
The instructor rarely missed classes and met classes as scheduled.
1
14.
4
Where applicable during the semester in which the course was offered, the instructor was reasonably prompt in
posting grades, returning assignments, and supervisor of written work or problems. (Ignore if not applicable).
1
13.
3
The instructor adequately covered assigned material and major topics in the course.
1
12.
2
2
3
4
5
Total
5
Total
Your overall rating of this Instructor:
1 = one of the worst
2 = poor
3 = average
1
2
4 = good
5 = one of the best
3
4
16.
Your overall rating of this course:
1 = terrible
2 = poor
3 = average
1
2
4 = very good
5 = excellent
3
4
5
D.
COURSE FORMAT:
17.
Instruction in LEXIS and WESTLAW was useful in learning to use the two systems.
1
18.
3
4
5
Total
The LEXIS and WESTLAW instruction was effectively integrated with the instruction on manual resources.
1
19.
2
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
The use of a set of problems/research hypothetical based on a fact pattern in a substantive area of law
effectively taught legal research tools and strategy.
1
2
3
4
5
Total
EVALUATION OF BASIC TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
The Provost and the Commission on Higher Education have mandated that the following questions be included on
student evaluation forms. Although the Law School=s evaluation form addresses the issues raised by the mandated
questions, we ask you to complete these questions in additions to the Faculty Evaluation Survey.
The following scales should be used:
For Questions 20-25
1 = almost never
2 = seldom
3 = about average
20.
The instructor clearly stated the instructional objectives of the course.
1
21.
4 = often
5 = almost always
2
3
4
5
Total
The instructor clearly stated the method by which your final grade would be determined.
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2
3
4
5
Total
22.
The instructor clearly explained and special requirements of attendance which differ from the attendance policy
of the University.
1
23.
4
5
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
5
Total
5
Total
The instructor met the class regularly and at the scheduled times.
1
25.
3
The instructor graded and returned the student=s written work (e.g., examinations and papers) in a timely
manner.
1
24.
2
2
3
4
The instructor scheduled a reasonable number of office hours per week.
1
2
3
4
For Questions 26-31
1 = very dissatisfied
2 = dissatisfied
26.
Please indicate your satisfaction with the availability of the instructor outside the classroom by choosing one
response from the scale below. (In selecting your rating, consider the instructor=s availability via established
office hours, appointments, and other opportunities for face-to-face interaction as well as via telephone, e-mail,
fax and other means.)
1
27.
3
4
5
Total
2
3
4
5
Total
How satisfied were you with the opportunities to interact with the professor in this course.
1
29.
2
How satisfied were you with the opportunities to interact with other students in the class.
1
28.
3 = satisfied
4 = very satisfied
2
3
4
5
Total
How satisfied were you with the promptness of the feedback that you received in this course.
1
2
3
4
5
Total
30.
How satisfied were you with the technology support required in this course.
1
31.
2
3
4
5
Total
How satisfied were you with the opportunities to access library resources and library support services for this
course.
1
2
3
4
5
Total