SOS Framework and Questionnaire
In March 2017, the bi-campus senates approved the revision to the SOS framework.
The new framework is customizable!
The advantages of the new framework are the following:
1. It includes questions that clearly address important aspects of an instructor’s skill set as it relates to the course.
2. It provides opportunities for instructors to better understand the impact of their specific teaching approaches and help them adjust their course delivery.
3. It allows for questions that accommodate the differences among the academic units.
4. It allows for open-ended questions with written response.
The revised framework and questions will use the following structure.
|GROUP NO.||NO. OF QUESTIONS||TYPE||RESULTS DISTRIBUTION|
|Group 1: University-wide||7 (rating) questions||
|Results released to Official File|
|2 (open-ended) questions||Results released to Instructor only|
|Group 2: Instructor-chosen||6 (rating) questions||Variable||Results released to Instructor only|
|Group 3: Academic Unit-chosen||4 (rating) questions||Variable||Results released to Dean and Instructor|
Group 1: University-wide Questions. The core questions were based on the criteria for assessing instructor effectiveness. They were designed to relate specifically to instructor evaluation as opposed to course evaluation.
Group 2: Instructor-chosen Questions. The variable questions in Group 2 would be used to provide instructors with feedback about their specific teaching approaches to evaluate their teaching effectiveness in each of their courses.
Group 3: Academic unit-chosen Questions. The variable questions in Group 3 would be used to provide feedback to academic units for course suitability, program and curriculum development.
|Group 1: University-Wide Questions (Core)|
|All Student Opinion Survey Questionnaires shall begin with the following seven (7) core rating questions and two (2) open-ended questions
1. PREPARATION: The instructor was well-prepared to deliver the course
1. What aspects of the instructor’s teaching should stay the same?
|Group 2: Instructor-Chosen Questions (Variable)|
• Instructors may choose up to six (6) rating questions from the pool of pre-determined questions in the question bank for their courses.
• Only the instructor of the course can select these questions.
• Should the instructor opt not to select questions from the question bank, the default instructor-chosen questions will be applied to the questionnaire.
Default Instructor-Chosen Questions
1. INSTRUCTOR’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS STUDENTS:
2. INSTRUCTOR’S COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
3. INSTRUCTOR’S INTEREST IN TEACHING
4. INSTRUCTOR’S EXPECTATIONS & OBJECTIVES
5. EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS
|Group 3: Academic Unit-Chosen Questions (Variable)|
|• The academic unit (department or faculty) may choose up to four (4) rating questions from the pool of pre-determined questions in the question bank.
• The academic unit-chosen questions will appear on the questionnaires of all the courses offered by the academic unit.
• Each academic unit would be responsible for creating and ensuring a process for choosing these questions.
• Should the academic unit opt not to select questions from the question bank, the default instructor-chosen questions will be applied to the questionnaire.
Default Academic Unit-Chosen Questions
1. PACE, BREADTH AND DEPTH OF COVERAGE
2. STUDENT LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
3. RELEVANCE OF COURSE
4. EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS