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SUNY teaching survey

http://sln.suny.edu/teachingsurvey



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Input Sample

SUNY Online Teaching Survey

Output Sample

SUNY report for Psych 101

Introduction

This survey is intended to explore the issues of teaching presence and community in online learning environments. It builds upon previous research we have conducted that inquires into the nature of high quality online teaching and learning. The purpose of this questionnaire is to provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate your online course and teaching experiences. Your answers to these questions will produce a report that we hope will be helpful to you as you consider revisions and improvements to your online course.

How do I implement it?

Just click the link to the SUNY teaching survey (above), and fill out the personal information. Your data will be added to a database from which comparison data is reported. See the input sample in the left column for a copy of the survey questions.

What does it measure?

1. Class Community (by Instructor & students): includes connectedness, building social/group spirit, establishing trust. The following guidelines are suggested for individual Class Community scores (out of 100 possible):
20 - 59 = consider redesign to address this area
60 - 79 = consider some revisions
80 - 100 = course demonstrates a strong sense of class community

2. Instructional Design and Organization (by Instructor): includes setting the curriculum, designing methods, establishing time parameters, utilizing the medium effectively, establishing Netiquette. The following guidelines are suggested for individual Instructional Design scores (out of 30 possible):
6 - 12 = consider redesign to address this area
13 - 23 = consider some revisions
24 - 30 = course demonstrates effective instructional design and organization
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3. Facilitating Discourse/Interaction (by Instructor & Students): includes identifying areas of agreement/disagreement seeking to reach consensus, reinforcing student contributions, setting climate for learning, drawing in participants. The following guidelines are suggested for individual courses scores (out of 30 possible):
6 - 12 = consider redesign to address this area
13 - 23 = consider some revisions
24 - 30 = course demonstrates effective facilitation of discourse or interaction

4. Direct Instruction (by Instructor & students): includes presentation of content/questions, discussion of specific issues confirming understanding, diagnosing misconceptions, injecting knowledge from diverse sources. The following guidelines are suggested for individual Direct Instruction scores (out of 25 possible):
5 - 10 = consider redesign to address this area
11 - 19 = consider some revisions
20 - 25 = course demonstrates effective direct instruction

The output sample in the left column shows actual scores for Psych 101 contributed by Dr. Mark Laumakis.

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