Number of Responses,
Classified by Department

1. Please indicate your level of interest in the following teaching experiences (please include experiences at previous institutions; some courses may fit more than one category; check all that apply):
 

2. What resources would make it more likely that you would engage in some of these activities?
 

3. Indicate your level of interest in and experience with the following teaching/learning techniques:
 

4. Does your department have a capstone course for majors? If so, please check all aspects that are involved:

5. How appropriate are the following for general education at S.S.U.:
 

6. Indicate your level of interest in and experience with the following assessment techniques either within courses or for the major:
 
 The responses to the survey questions are from the following departments (number of individuals in parenthesis).

Fulton School (30) 
ART (1) 
CMAT (2) 
ENGL (9) 
HIST (5) 
HNRS (1) 
MODL (5) 
MUSC (0) 
PHIL (3) 
POSC (1) 
PSYC (2) 
SOCI (1)
Henson School (34) 
BIOL (3) 
CHEM (6) 
GEOG (4) 
MATH (9) 
NURS (2) 
PHYS (6) 
HealthSci (4 total, with: 
MEDT (1) 
RESP (2) 
Unknown (1))
Perdue School (6) 
ACCT (1) 
ECON (3) 
ISMN (0) 
MANA (1) 
Business (1)
Seidel School (22) 
EDUC (11) 
PHED (10) 
SOWK (1)
Unknown (20) Total number of responses = 112.
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 Please indicate your level of interest in the following teaching experiences (please include experiences at previous institutions; some courses may fit more than one category; check all that apply):
  have participated and remain enthusiastic have participated and would not again would like to develop (given resources) would participate if someone else developed no interest MAYBE
interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or cross-disciplinary course 49 4 32 12 7 0
team-taught course (within discipline) 49 3 32 16 7 0
team-taught course (across disciplines) 30 4 44 18 6 0
cross-cultural or multicultural course 21 1 21 17 31 2
freshman course designed as a first college course 25 2 25 21 21 1
freshman orientation 27 14 8 17 31 0
learning communities - linked courses taken concurrently with seminar 19 2 25 24 23 4
linked courses without seminar 9 1 20 26 32 3
senior issue or problem based capstone course for general education  10 0 30 28 26 4
course based on primary documents 20 0 15 12 41 3
general education course in seminar format: reading/discussion emphasis 15 1 26 25 32 1
theory/practice course: using practical, work-based or simulated applications 36 0 19 19 23 1
simulation-based course: e.g. extended role-playing etc. 19 0 11 10 53 2
problem-issue courses as introduction to a mode of inquiry (e.g. humanities, social science or natural science)  18 0 25 25 30 1
theme-based course or cluster 23 0 19 26 25 0
other (please specify) 

(Off campus environmental studies seminar.)

0 0  
 

(1)

0 0 0
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What resources would make it more likely that you would engage in some of these activities?
  essential  very helpful somewhat helpful IRRELEVANT
money during development 36 40 20 2
assigned time during development 54 43 3 0
assigned time during course offering 40 44 9 0
workshops/conference attendance to learn more 25 42 28 1
experienced student assistant  7 28 51 3
credit in the faculty reward system 56 41 11 2 (What reward system? = 4)
flexibility in departmental scheduling 51 32 15 0
other (please specify) 

(time for team planning) 

(lab space) 

(faculty discussion groups) 

(PIN line for German)

0 0 0 0
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Indicate your level of interest in and experience with the following teaching/learning techniques:
  currently use tried but discontinued very interested in learning to use  somewhat interested not interested UNSURE
cooperative learning 60 3 11 21 5 0
team work 68 4 0 21 7 0
service learning 20 4 16 37 22 2
development of critical thinking 91 1 12 2 1 0
technology 64 1 17 15 8 0
other (please specify) 

(Empathetic role playing) 

(Independent learning) 

(Writing-to-learn) 

(Socratic dialog)

           
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Does your department have a capstone course for majors? If so, please check all aspects that are involved:
  have required for all students have available for some students not present, but would like to add INAPPROPRIATE
seminar method  53 12 7 0
internship 29 37 4 0
research experience 28 36 5 1
narrowly focused topic(s) 23 23 5 0
broad overview 28 11 6 2
connects with other disciplines 19 19 10 2
other components? 

(please specify) 

(issues focused) 

(primary texts)

       
 

Responses from following departments (number of individual responses):

Fulton School (16) 
ART (1) 
ENGL (2) 
HIST (5) 
MODL (2) 
PHIL (3) 
POSC (1) 
PSYC (1) 
SOCI (1) 
Henson School (28) 
BIOL (3) 
CHEM (5) 
GEOG (4) 
MATH (6) 
NURS (2) 
PHYS (4) 
HealthSci (4, including: 
MEDT (1) 
RESP (2))
Perdue School (4) 
ACCT (1) 
ECON (2) 
Business (1)
Seidel School (19) 
EDUC (10) 
PHEC (9)
Unknown (12)
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How appropriate are the following for general education at S.S.U.:
  essential  highly appropriate  sometimes appropriate  not appropriate don't know comments
interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or cross-disciplinary course 29 53 19 4 1  
team-taught course (within discipline) 7 26 60 5 6  
team-taught course (across disciplines) 7 39 52 2 3  
cross-cultural or multicultural course 33 39 25 1 6  
freshman course designed as a first college course 23 40 13 5 20  
freshman orientation 39 35 10 7 14  
learning communities - linked courses taken concurrently with seminar 3 38 45 3 13  
linked courses without seminar 1 19 54 6 19  
senior issue or problem based capstone course for general education  12 34 23 14 18  
course based on primary documents 17 23 28 9 19  
general education course in seminar format: reading/discussion emphasis 16 36 36 7 7  
theory/practice course: using practical, work-based or simulated applications 14 42 33 11 4  
simulation-based course: e.g. extended role-playing etc. 2 18 45 14 24  
problem-issue courses as introduction to a mode of inquiry (e.g. humanities, social science or natural science)  16 49 26 4 8  
theme-based course or cluster 4 45 34 5 12  
some common course experiences 25 36 24 4 10  
other (please specify) 

(Minimum competency in basic skills) 

(Foreign language beyond intro. level) 
 
 

 
 

(1) 

(3)

         
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Indicate your level of interest in and experience with the following assessment techniques either within courses or for the major:
  currently use tried but discontinued very interested in using  somewhat interested not interested UNSURE
standardized external assessment instruments (e.g. the GRE) 28 5 6 21 38 1
test banks 27 11 4 18 40 1
open ended essay questions 78 3 6 11 7 0
multiple choice or true-false  48 4 3 10 28 0
portfolios 28 0 17 28 20 2
performance-based assessment 55 0 12 12 5 10
structured problem solving 55 1 13 14 4 5
comprehensive exit exam 32 3 13 18 29 1
other (please specify) 

(Cases) 

(National Licensing Exam) 

(Lab reports) 

(Research papers/projects) 

(Reading comprehension) 

           
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