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Evaluation and Assessment #5

5. (64) Course and program retention is assessed. Results of course evaluations are used as part of faculty/instructor performance evaluations.

Not Observed       Insufficient       Moderate Use      Meets Criterion Completely

See retention data:
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/mlis-program-performance#retention

As a graduate program in a nationally accredited program we are concerned with quality and with only retaining students who can be successful. We have three key transition points:

All students are required to pass Libr 203 – a one unit class on online social networking.

All students are required to make a B in all core classes or they will be put on admin probation. If they fail to make the B in a second attempt they are disqualified.

e-Portfolio passing data

Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE)

The California State University uses a uniform student evaluation form – Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTE).. All classes taught by part time faculty are evaluated each time taught. Tenure track faculty must evaluate two classes a year. The results are provided to the faculty members and to the Director. An overall standard of a 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale) is expected. If a faculty member fails to reach this after 3 attempts they are not retained. 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

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