CEI Teacher Resources
Contemporary Ethical Issues Focus
Assessment: Student Questionnaire
The Contemporary Ethical Issues (E) Board devised a student questionnaire to solicit responses from those taking E-designated courses. This questionnaire is sent to all faculty teaching E courses (started in Fall 2003). The responses to Likert-scale questions are compiled and reviewed; the open-ended question responses are read and discussed.
Highlights from Fall 2003 (click here for results from other semesters)
Of the 46 courses offered in Fall 2003, 25 (54%) administered the survey, with a total of 469 student questionnaires returned (38% return rate). Highlights:
Students were also asked an open-ended question soliciting their comments about taking the E-designated course. Generally those who commented were positive in their appraisal. For example, one student stated
To improve teaching and learning, students made suggestions:
Based on the student responses, the Board recommends that teachers of contemporary ethical issues courses consider increasing the number of contemporary examples, specific cases, and everyday "real life" examples. They should also consider asking students to do more reflection or written commentaries so that students can practice applying what they learned to their own lives.
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