Course Evaluation

Directions: Please Fill in the Following.

First Name:

Last Name:

ID Number:

What is your section number?

What is your gender?

Directions: Choose your response to each of the following.

1. When the professor uses PowerPoint, I learn better when:

I have a copy of the slides with parts missing, so I have to fill them in as we go.
I do not have a copy of the slides, so that I have to write all the notes myself.
I have a full copy of the PowerPoint.
The professor does NOT use any PowerPoint at all.

2. Did attending SI help you learn?

3. Did an organized study group that met regularly help you learn?

If you were in an organized study group, how many were in your study group?
(type in the number or enter 0 if you were not in a study group)

4. Which computer operating system do you use?

5. Which version of the textbook did you read most of the time?

If you read the electronic version, you could only read it online, print out 2 pages at a time, or download it 2 pages at a time. Did you read it:

6. Which of the following textbook delivery methods would you be most likely to use to read the book, if they were available?

7. Which type of homework do you think you learn more from?

8. How frequently should homework be due to help you learn?

9. Did you do any of the optional MindTap on-line study guides or end of chapter questions?

10. Did the on-line homework help you learn?

11. How many attempts would help you learn more with the on-line homework?

12. Did you find our class homepage useful?

13. Did the sample exams help you learn?

14. Did the online reviews (the screencasts of the prof. working the sample exam) help you learn?

15. How many of the five online reviews did you watch (exams 1-4 plus nuclear)? (type in number)

16. How many of the five online reviews did you download? (type in number)

17. Which version of the online reviews did you watch?

18. Is there an additional format you would prefer?

If yes, which format? (type in response)

19. What program did you use most often to watch the online reviews?
Other:

20. What device did you use most often to watch the online reviews?
Other:

21. Knowing that many students feel anxious toward their chemistry courses, please tell me what factors contributed to any anxiety you may have felt toward chemistry this semester. Also let me know how these factors might be changed to decrease your anxiety toward chemistry.

(Type in your response. The textbox will scroll as you type.)

22. Of all the homework systems you have used (OWL, MindTap, Aleks, Sapling, etc.) which helped you learn the most and Why?

(Type in your response. The textbox will scroll as you type.)

23. Did this course make chemistry seem relevant to your daily life? Explain why or why not.

(Type in your response. The textbox will scroll as you type.)

24. Did using the clickers help you learn? Explain why or why not.

(Type in your response. The textbox will scroll as you type.)

25. Was any learning you gained from clickers worth any technical problems?

Yes.
No.
Undecided

26. Would you recommend that a friend take a 101-102 course that uses clickers?

Yes.
No.
Undecided

27. When did you have chem 101? (type in the semester and year) Who at TAMU did you have? (type in as much of the last name of the prof as you can; put in 'not TAMU if you took chem 101 elsewhere or got credit by exam.)
For Example: Fall 2016 Williamson, Fall 2016 Bethel, Fall 2014 MacCartney, etc., or Fall 2016 not TAMU

28. Is this semester the first time you have taken chem 102?

Yes.
No.

Directions: Many professors, like Williamson and others, do not follow the chapter order as presented in a traditional textbook for chem 101, but instead follow a sequence of atoms to molecules to reactions. In Williamson's chem 101, we changed the order of the textbook, such that we skipped around to make the order become atoms to molecules to reactions. Note: Other TAMU profs used the Atoms First Zumdahl and Zumdahl book in Fall 16, which does present material in the order of atoms to molecules to reactions. Please complete the following questions (I am trying to see if there was an impact from skipping around):

29. What impact did this order have on your learning in chemistry 101?

 
Very positive impact
Somewhat positive impact
No impact
Somewhat negative impact
Very negative impact
My 101 lecture used the same sequence as the textbook
 
  1 2 3 4 5 6  

30. Did you take the 111 laboratory concurrently with the 101 lecture?

Yes.
No.

31. What impact did this order have on your progress in chemistry 111 compared to other students who had a different professor?

  Very positive impact Somewhat positive impact No impact Somewhat negative impact Very negative impact
My 101 lecture used the same sequence as the textbook
 
  1 2 3 4 5 6  

32. What impact did this order in chemistry 101 have on your learning in chemistry 102?

  Very positive impact Somewhat positive impact No impact Somewhat negative impact Very negative impact
My 101 lecture used the same sequence as the textbook
 
  1 2 3 4 5 6  

Directions: Rate following activities to show if they helped (or would have helped) you understand the chemistry concepts. Please rate these to describe the class you would like to have. Choose one number for each:

1 = Most helpful
2 = Somewhat helpful
3 = Neutral
4 = Usually NOT helpful
5 = NOT helpful at all

33. Completing the on-line homework.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

34. Doing homework in the textbook.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

35. Watching the online review before each exam.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

36. Doing the sample exams from the web.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

37. Watching the instructor doing problems.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

38. Solving clicker problems in class.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

39. Hearing the instructor "lecture" on topics.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

40. Reading the textbook.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

41. Working with a tutor.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

42. Observing demonstrations of chemical phenomena being studied in lecture.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all

43. Hearing about chemistry applications in everyday life or my future career.

Most helpful 1 2 3 4 5 NOT helpful at all