University Connections Survey 2012
FINDINGS: CONNECTIONS INSTRUCTOR PERFORMANCE (See Table 5)
This section of the survey includes a series of statements relating to how the instructors approached the subject matter and interacted with students. Answers available to students were: Hardly Ever, Occasionally, Sometimes, Frequently, and Almost Always. Results are presented in the order the statements were presented on the survey. The percentages presented are based on those indicating the response of "Almost Always".
Sixty percent of the respondents said their instructor almost always explained the Connections course objectives. Fifty-three percent of the respondents said instructors almost always made it clear how each topic and activity matched the course objectives. Fifty-five percent of the respondents reported that their instructor almost always communicated the importance of the Connections course subject matter. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents indicated that their instructors almost always explained course materials and assignments clearly and concisely. Nearly 66% of the respondents said their instructor displayed a personal interest in them and in their academic success. Fifty-six percent of the respondents said their instructor almost always asked students to help each other understand ideas or concepts of the course. When asked if the instructor encouraged student-faculty interaction outside the class, 70.8% of the respondents indicated their instructor almost always did so. Only 4.8% to 6.4% of the respondents indicated that their instructors hardly ever met any of the performance objectives above.