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OFD Self-evaluation

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of its events and programs, the OFD has started gathering feedback from participants. The data collected so far indicate that most attendees have been satisfied with our sessions, programs, and workshops:

AY 2012-2013

 

 

Strongly Disagree
1

2

3

4

Strongly Agree 5

The amount of information was appropriate

 1%

2%

16%

22%

59%

I am likely to integrate aspects discussed into my teaching/research

 2%

   4%

14%

28%

52%

I would participate in other events on this topic

 2%

 2%

4%

21%

70%

I would participate in other events sponsored by OFD

 2%

 1%

  2%

20%

75%

  

 

Very poor 1

Poor 2  

Satisfactory 3

Good 4  

Very good 5

 Please indicate your overall evaluation of the event by circling a number below

 1%

 

 2%

39%

58%

Participants have offered several comments on our events. For example, attendees have enjoyed sharing opinions and exchanging experiences with colleagues from across the campus, which has allowed to create connections across colleges.

Event attendees have also commented on what they would like us to offer in the future. Some examples relate to peer observations, working with Tas and TFs, using technology to teach millenials. We strive to respond to some of these helpful and constructive comments and will work on offering sessions that address some of the issues highlighted by participants.

We are grateful to participants who have taken the time to fill out our survey and hope that faculty will continue enjoying our programs. Please note that the data presented here will change and evolve as we progress through semesters.

 

Spring 2012

 

Strongly Disagree
1

2

3

4

Strongly Agree 5

The amount of information was appropriate

 2%

3%

9%

6%

80%

I am likely to integrate aspects discussed into my teaching/research

 

 

9%

16%

75%

I would participate in other events on this topic

 

 

3%

12%

85%

I would participate in other events sponsored by OFD

 

 

 

3%

97%

 

 

Very poor 1

Poor 2  

Satisfactory 3

Good 4  

Very good 5

 Please indicate your overall evaluation of the event by circling a number below

 

 

 

12%

88%

 Overall, the written comments on the surveys for OFD sessions are positive. Participants frequently commented on the importance of being able to learn from their colleagues, not just the presenters. The format of our "lightning" sessions - with four or five brief presentations in an hour - produced some good feedback, with participants saying they learnt a lot in such sessions. Not all participants responded to the question of whether the session met their personal expectations, but, of those who did, nearly all said the session met or exceeded their personal expectations. Faculty participants continue to request that sessions are more "hands-on" (where appropriate), and we are committed to working with our presenters to achieve this.

We are grateful to participants who have taken the time to fill out our survey and hope that faculty will continue enjoying our programs. Please note that the data presented here will change and evolve as we progress through the semesters.

Fall 2011

 

Strongly Disagree
1

2

3

4

Strongly Agree 5

The amount of information was appropriate

 

3%

9%

16%

72%

I am likely to integrate aspects discussed into my teaching/research

 

 

9%

31%

59%

I would participate in other events on this topic

 

 

3%

22%

75%

I would participate in other events sponsored by OFD

 

 

 

3%

94%

 

 

Very poor 1

Poor 2  

Satisfactory 3

Good 4  

Very good 5

 Please indicate your overall evaluation of the event by circling a number below

 

 

 

21%

79%

 

   

Participants have offered comments on useful aspects of our events. For example, attendees have enjoyed presentations that touched on a variety of possible applications to their teaching of the topic discussed. The fact that different disciplines are represented has also been highlighted by participants, who have stated that they appreciate the teaching tools and techniques discussed in some of the events.

Event attendees have also commented on what they would like us to offer in the future. Some examples are “more events on engaging students,” “more hands-on techniques,” “ more discussion on how to stimulate critical thinking.” Participants have also noted that some speakers go over the time allotted, leaving less time for open discussions. We strive to respond to some of these helpful and constructive comments by offering sessions that may address issues highlighted by participants (such as a teaching session on visual presentations,  one more session on student engagement, and a workshop on introducing students to critical thinking).

We are grateful to participants who have taken the time to fill out our survey and hope that faculty will continue enjoying our programs. Please note that the data presented here will change and evolve as we progress through semesters.

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