11. (70) Course evaluations collect student feedback on quality of content and effectiveness of instruction.
Not Observed Insufficient Moderate Use Meets Criterion Completely
Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE)
The California State University uses a uniform student evaluation form – Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE). The evaluation is administered online centrally by the University.
Following are the SOTE rating questions:
Demonstrated relevance of the course content
Used assignments that enhanced learning
Summarized/emphasized important points
Established an atmosphere that facilitated learning
Was approachable for assistance
Was responsive to the diversity of the students in this class
Showed strong interest in teaching this class
Used intellectually challenging teaching methods
Used fair grading methods
Helped students analyze complex/abstract ideas
Provided meaningful feedback about student work
Also encourage faculty to conduct a mid semester evaluation.