• Faculty receive timely, meaningful feedback from students to improve teaching and learning.
  • Faculty Development and Engagement utilizes the aggregated data from the common questions to provide timely, relevant faculty development programming based on Association of College and University Educators (ACUE’s) Effective Practice Framework Core Competencies.
  • ACUE’s framework was designed to address core teaching competencies regardless of discipline and/or delivery mode.

Common Questions

  • Were developed by a Faculty Excellence Team (FET) subcommittee, established June 2021, to evaluate previous instruments and processes related to Student Evaluation of Instruction.
  • Final questions were vetted by FET and The Outcomes Advisory Council (OAC) faculty. 
  • Alignment to ACUE's Effective Practice Framework is indicated in parenthesis after each question.
  • Questions 1-12 provide students the opportunity to explain their response in an open text box. 

1. The instructor made it clear how the assignments, activities, and assessments related to the main learning concepts (in other words, course learning outcomes or goals). (1a, 1b, and 1c) 

2. The syllabus was well organized and easy to understand which helped me succeed in this course. (1d) 

3. The instructor clearly communicated course expectations (for example, verbally in-person, by email, through reviewing the syllabus, in a welcome video, etc.). (2a)

4. The instructor promoted a safe learning environment. (2b and 2g)

5. The instructor valued student contributions. (3c)

6. This course included a variety of teaching techniques to help me learn (for example, interactive lectures, partner and/or small group work, demonstrations, self-graded activities, student presentations, discussions or discussion boards with feedback, etc.). (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, and 3e)

7. The instructor provided me with learning/studying tools and techniques to help me learn. (4b, 4c, 4d, and 4e)

8. The instructor provided me with specific, timely, and useful feedback to improve my learning. (5c and 5d)

9. I worked to the best of my abilities in this course. (Student Reflection 1)

10. I made use of available opportunities for assistance. (Student Reflection 2)

11. My knowledge of the subject matter increased in this course. (Student Reflection 3)

12. Interactions with other students (for example, group discussions or discussion boards, debates, group projects, asking questions and getting answers through the group rather than directly from the instructor, etc.) contributed to my learning in this course.

13. What aspect(s) of this course did you find most helpful in enabling you to meet the main learning concepts (in other words, course learning outcomes or goals)?

14. What recommendation(s) do you have for improving this course?

Aggregate Student Evaluation of Instruction Results

Additional Resources

Overview of the Survey Tool in AEFIS  (New this fall-students and faculty will be able to connect to wcc.aefis.net though Canvas by selecting the Course Evaluation icon on the course navigation menu)

Add Custom Questions or Tagged Questions to your Evaluation

Submit Questions for the Question Library (Form)

Course Evaluation Launch Dates

(Please Note: Custom and tagged questions can be added up to the day prior to the evaluation launch date)

Adult Education Survey Questions



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