Course and Faculty Member Evaluation Form

This form asks for your feedback and suggestions about your experience taking this course.  Even if you only fill out the check-boxes on the first page, or if you are generally satisfied with the course, your input is helpful.

Student input is very important to Birthingway, and while it is in no sense a requirement or necessity, we beseech you to fill out this form carefully and thoughtfully.  All student evaluations are read by the Faculty Coordinator and the instructor in question, and many are read by other members of the administrative staff. Your suggestions and your reactions to the course are helpful in planning for the next time this course is taught. All suggestions are considered carefully.

Students are welcome to submit course evaluation feedback in any form, just mark it “course evaluation” and hand it in to the Front Office.

Administrative staff, including the President, maintain an open door policy to receive student comments orally, but will usually request the student to give these comments in writing as well in order to insure their accuracy. Please be aware that, while a personal conversation may create a greater sense of immediacy in giving your input, writing your comments is a more efficient way of getting them “on the radar” and into the hands of people who can utilize them to make changes.

Students sometimes question whether giving their feedback does any good, since it may sometimes appear that “nothing ever changes”.  Please keep in mind that the improvement of course content and teaching skills is a long-term developmental process both for the instructor and for the College.  There are many instances of student input resulting in changes: different textbooks have been adopted, teacher training programs have been instituted, new teachers have been hired, course learning objectives have been updated, and other actions have been taken that may not appear as dramatic changes.

Thank you for your responses to this Course Evaluation Form!

Fields with an * are required.

Course Name*:

Date/Term*:

Instructor's Name:

Your Name (optional):

The Instructor:

Creates a comfortable and safe learning environment
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Knows me as an individual and considers my learning needs
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Accommodates varying learning styles
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Responds to requests for repetition, explanation, clarification in class
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Encourages and leaves time for class discussion and participation
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Tells informative, relevant stories
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Displays knowledge of the subjects taught
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Returns phone calls and answers email within two working days
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Skills courses: Responsibly and adequately supervises skills practice (with TA assistance, if applicable)
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The activities, readings, homework assignments and exams:

Are relevant and integrated into the structure of the course
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Are graded and returned with helpful feedback within 2 weeks
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Are neither too advanced nor too simple
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Require use of the Library and primary sources to complete
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The Course:

Syllabus is clear, complete, well-organized
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Sessions are well-organized, start & end on time and stay on topic
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Time frame is fully utilized and appropriate to amount of content
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Coursepage is accessible, relevant, well-used
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Learning Objectives are appropriate to the level of the course
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About how many hours did you study for each class session (include assignments and reading)?

Have you learned the essential course material according to the Learning Objectives in the syllabus:
 100%? 80% complete and the remaining 20% at least partially complete? Less than the Birthingway standard? Not applicable because I already knew the material.

For Skills courses:

I practiced the skills taught in this course in enough different contexts, and have mastered them all.

Which readings and textbooks did you find the MOST useful? Why?

Which readings and textbooks did you find the LEAST useful? Why?

Which learning activities/homework assignments were the MOST helpful? Why?

Which learning activities/homework assignments were the LEAST helpful? Why?

Do you have concerns about the instructor or the class? (Please be specific)

What have you done (or do you plan to do) as a result of these concerns? (examples: did extra reading; discussed it with instructor; brought it up in class discussion, etc)

What acknowledgment would you like to give to the instructor?

Please click the "Submit" button below to send us your responses.
Thank you so much for your time!