During your course
- Consider the criteria for how students evaluate a course. See questions.
- The instructor grades impartially on tests and quizzes.
- The instructor grades written materials impartially.
- The instructor clearly explains subject matter.
- The instructor provides constructive feedback on written assignments.
- The instructor encourages student participation.
- The instructor is responsive to students' academic needs.
- The instructor brings a Christian worldview to bear on the subject of the course.
- The instructor demonstrates enthusiasm for the subject.
- The instructor is available outside of the structured learning environment.
- The course material is appropriate to course aims.
- The course embodies graduate level content and/or skills. (Question does not apply to students enrolled in DCP)
- The course is well organized.
- The course provides knowledge and skills needed for my career or calling.
- The structured learning environment is conducive to accomplishing the course objectives.
- Overall, the instructor is effective.
- Overall, this is an effective course.
- If we redesign this course, what one element would you want to keep in the course?
- What element would you want to remove from the course?
- What was your most significant learning experience in this course?
- What was your greatest disappointment about the course?
- Are there any additional comments you wish to make about the course (positive or negative)?
- There is a new attendance policy that is described in the Syllabus in detail. Please, make sure you track students' attendance thoroughly both in Blackboard and later in Genisys (SACS requirement).
- Follow the Lesson Plans developed for this course. Do not make changes to this course without consulting with your Chair.
- If your course is on campus, be sure to use all the media enhancements and activities that are listed in your lesson plan. The style of instruction that is expected in the Regent Undergraduate program is interactive, not traditional lecture. PowerPoint presentations, media clips, etc. are to be used throughout your lectures. If you are not familiar or comfortable with the use of classroom technology, especially SMART podium, be sure to attend one of the training seminars offered at Regent or seek help from your Chair.
- Check the Group Discussion Board regularly (at least 3 times a week) and make appropriate comments. or group communication, go under the "Communication" area and select "Groups." Then add this text: "All classes (on-ground or online) require you to maintain very frequent and regular contact with students. For the Blackboard Group Discussions, you are expected, at a minimum , to post one response to every student at least every other week, in addition to the postings to the whole class. Respond to students' email as promptly as you can - within one or two days.
- Expectations for teaching: For on-ground courses, you are expected to utilize all of the classroom time. The program is designed for students to have less face-to-face time with their instructor than in traditional settings, so it is imperative that all in-class time is used. Use the in-class time in ways that you cannot use Blackboard - for instance, discussions, small group exercises, and the like - so that you maximize in-class time. In online courses, you will need to give adequate time to responding to students (through Blackboard, email, and even phone) and to interacting with students and the course materials. For all students, the expectation is that they will spend 15-18 hours weekly on the course (this includes reading, writing, preparing for tests and quizzes, discussions, and all other course activities, including the in-class time for on-campus students.)
- Use your Regent email address for your correspondence with students. Check your emails daily and respond in a timely manner to students' emails.
- Add new announcements weekly to the announcement page.
This is an important way for you to stay in contact with your students and for them to know that you are engaged with the course.
- Important! Near the end of the final class session, remind students to complete the final course evaluation. Copy and paste this link next to the announcement for that week. http://eval.regent.edu/regent /survey/students.cfm You will be notified when course evaluations are available for students to complete.
- Please use the Assignment Manager rather than the Digital Drop Box. Grade assignments and promptly enter grades in the Grade Book. See tutorial. You may want to include this tutorial below in your course in the event that your students are unfamiliar with the Assignment Manager Feature in Blackboard. Simply cut and paste the information below into your blackboard course under announcements.
Completing and Submitting an Assignment Using the Assignment Manager Feature. In this animated tutorial, you will learn how students complete and submit an assignment in your course website in Blackboard.
- Submit final grades on time. Grades need to be entered within two weeks after the official end date of the class. How to Enter Grades . Follow the grading policy. Please read your contract carefully to fully understand how the timing of your submissions correlates with payment dates.
- Handling students with late work: Do not delay grades for students who have not completed their work. The "I" grade ("Incomplete") is to be used for these students who have legitimate, extraordinary circumstances. We discourage the use of these grades; they are difficult for both you and the student to manage. "I" grades need to be initiated before the course is over and cannot be requested after the close of the course. "I" grades should not normally be used for students who have less than half of the coursework completed; before the end of the fourth week of the course, students doing poorly can withdraw with a grade of "W" and should be encouraged to do so. See the catalog policies on "I" and "W" grades.
- Plagiarism has been on the rise in recent years because of the emergence and expansion of the Internet. Regent University has currently subscribed to a part of the Blackboard module. Student submissions may be submitted to the scrutiny of this program or other academic integrity software. Note that the submission of assignments to this program or other software do not necessarily constitute an accusation or suspicion of plagiarism on the student's part. Charges of violating academic integrity shall be handled according to student discipline procedures established by the Associate Dean of Academics and outlined here.
- Have fun teaching your course, remembering that you have a Godly responsibility to train "Christian leaders to change the world".
I. Rating Questions - Rate the following questions on a scale from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 6 (Strongly Agree). If the question does not apply to you, choose N/A (Not Applicable).
II. Open Questions - Answer the following questions as concisely as possible.