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
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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 are evaluated each time taught. 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