MU Department of Mathematics

Buchanan's Faculty Evaluation Questionnaire

Future students may be interested in how past students have rated the learning experience in courses which I teach. I have summarized in the table below my instructor averages along with the departmental averages and university averages for past students' responses to the Course and Instructor Evaluation Questionnaire. The first several questions are demographic in nature and thus the responses have been omitted. Instructor averages below the departmental or university mean are highlighted in red.

Numeric responses should be interpreted as follows (unless otherwise noted): 4=“Strongly Agree”, 3=“Agree”, 2=“Neutral”, 1=“Disagree”, 0=“Strongly Disagree”.

Evaluation Questions Professor Department University
Mean Mean Mean
Status of course in students' major
Students' class standing
Students' expected grade1 2.8 3.0 3.3
Students' weekly study hours2 1.7 1.3 1.1
Students' cumulative grade point average
Students' class attendance3 3.9 3.9 3.9
Covered course objectives per syllabus 3.7 3.6 3.6
Followed grading criteria set at start 3.5 3.5 3.5
Useful textbooks and assigned readings 3.1 3.2 3.1
Available and helpful outside of class 3.4 3.4 3.3
Returned work within reasonable time 3.8 3.5 3.5
Evaluated fairly and provided responses 3.5 3.4 3.4
Made good use of class time 3.6 3.4 3.3
Clear and well organized presentations 3.6 3.2 3.2
Stimulated interest in the subject 3.3 3.2 3.3
Showed enthusiasm for teaching 3.5 3.6 3.6
Was receptive to questions/comments 3.6 3.5 3.6
Increased knowledge of the subject 3.4 3.3 3.4
The instructor was an effective teacher 3.5 3.4 3.4

Footnotes:
1 4: A, A-, 3: B+, B, B-, 2: C+, C, C-, 1: D+, D, D-, 0: F
2 4: 12 or more, 3: 9 to less than 12, 2: 6 to less than 9, 1: 3 to less than 6, 0: less than 3
3 4: 90%-100%, 3: 75%-89%, 2: 60%-74%, 1: 50%-59%, 0: 49% or less


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