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Academic Program Review

UPPER DIVISION STUDENT SURVEY

 

The Department of European Languages and Literatures is conducting a self-study in order to improve its Program. Gathering information from students is a vital part of this process. Please fill out both parts of this questionnaire. If you have completed this questionnaire in another class, please DO NOT fill it out again. Thank you.



Part I



Please circle a response for each question. If two responses apply, circle both. When you are done, return the questionnaire to a student representative from your class to be taken to the ELL Department office (King 207).

What is/are your major/s:                                In which ELL Program (French, German, Italian,

                                                                 Modern Greek, Russian) do you primarily take

What is your minor (if any):                               classes?                                   

 

1. What is your class standing?

a) non-matriculated

b) freshman

c) sophomore

d) junior

e) senior

f) graduate

 

2. If you have a job, how many hours per week do you work?

a) 1-14 hours

b) 15-24 hours

c) 25-34 hours

d) 35+ hours

e) I do not have a job

 

3. Do you take day or evening classes?

a) day

b) evening



4. The time demands for the homework of a typical ELL course (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian) at the 200 or 300 level are

a) less than 2 hours per week

b) between 2 and 5 hours per week

c) between 5 and 10 hours per week

d) between 10 and 15 hours per week

e) more than 15 hours per week


5. The assignments in ELL classes (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian) are

a) relevant to the objectives of the course

b) help me grow intellectually

c) not relevant to the objectives of the course

d) there are no assignments

e) excessive

 

6. The grading in ELL classes (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian) is

a) always fair

b) usually fair

c) sometimes fair

d) rarely fair

e) never fair

 

7. In general, the graded assignments/ exams in your classes were returned within how many class meetings?

a) 1

b) 2-3

c) 4-6

d) 7 or more

e) they were not returned

 

8. How would you rate the quality of feedback provided by grading (i.e. do you receive written or oral assessments regarding your work)?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) none

 

9. What is the quality of presentation by ELL instructors?

a) they are clear and informative

b) they are clear

c) they are unclear and not informative

 

10. How would you evaluate the quality of ELL courses?

a) they substantially increased my knowledge of the subject

b) they gave me adequate knowledge of the subject

c) I did not learn anything about the subject

 

11. How did the courses help improve your language proficiency?

a) my language proficiency improved dramatically

b) my language proficiency improved somewhat

c) my language proficiency did not improve at all

d) I do not take language courses

 

12. How would you evaluate your interactions with ELL instructors in class?

a) They are very helpful

b) They make a reasonable effort to help students

c) They are not helpful

 

13. How would you rate the availability of ELL instructors outside class?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

14. The knowledge and expertise of the faculty in your Program are:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

15. The teaching by the faculty in your Program is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

16. The faculty=s concern for students is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

17. The faculty=s respect for students is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

18. How would you rate the quality of the instructors= advising on the major/minor in the Department?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

19. Do you use the language learning center?

a) regularly

b) sometimes

c) never

 

20. Have you participated in a Study Abroad Program? (Specify country)

a) once

b) twice or more times

c) never

 

21. Do you plan to participate in a Study Abroad Program?

a) Yes                                  (In what country?)

b) No

 

22. Please indicate your preferences among the following by numbering them to match your priorities (1-7):

       I would like more evening courses

       I would like more summer courses

       I would like the school to offer more study abroad opportunities

       I would like more language courses

       I would like more literature courses

       I would like more civilization courses

       I would like more internship opportunities



23. Please indicate your goals / purposes in taking ELL courses by adding a number in order of priority (1-7):

     teaching career

     cultural interest

     travel

     increased professional opportunities

      graduate study in field

      personal enrichment

      other (specify)                                           

 

24. Would you be interested in courses in the following subjects? Rate in order of priority

(1-6):

       European cinema

       European opera

       European politics

       European languages / linguistics

       European business

       European literary masterpieces


25. What is your overall rating of the ELL Language Program/s (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian) in which you take courses?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 


Part II.

 

What are the strengths of the ELL Department?













What are the weaknesses of the ELL Department?













What courses would you like to see offered more often by the ELL Department?













What are the best courses taken in the Department, and what are your reasons for saying so?













What are the worst courses taken in the Department, and what are your reasons for saying so?









What recommendations do you have for improving the Department?


LOWER DIVISION STUDENT SURVEY

 

The Department of European Languages and Literatures is conducting a self-study in order to improve its Program. Gathering information from students is a vital part of this process. Please fill out both parts of this questionnaire. If you have completed this questionnaire in another class, please DO NOT fill it out again. Thank you.





Please circle a response for each question. When you are done, return the questionnaire to a student representative from your class to be taken to the ELL Department office (King 207).



What language/s are you studying?                            

 

 

1. What is your class standing?

a) non-matriculated

b) freshman

c) sophomore

d) junior

e) senior

f) graduate

 

2. If you have a job, how many hours per week do you work?

a) 1-14 hours

b) 15-24 hours

c) 25-34 hours

d) 35+ hours

e) I do not have a job


3. Do you take day or evening classes?

a) day

b) evening

 

4. The time required (per week) for home work by demands of a typical language course (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian) at the elementary and intermediate level are

a) less than 2 hours

b) between 2 and 5 hours

c) between 5 and 10 hours

d) between 10 and 15 hours

e) more than 15 hours


5. The assignments in language classes (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian) are

a) relevant to the objectives of the course; help me grow intellectually

b) relevant to the objectives of the course

c) not relevant to the objectives of the course

d) there are no assignments

e) they are excessive

 

6. The grading in elementary and intermediate classes is

a) always fair

b) usually fair

c) sometimes fair

d) rarely fair

e) never fair

 

7. In general, the graded assignments/ exams in your classes were returned within how many class meetings?

a) 1

b) 2-3

c) 4-6

d) 7 or more

e) they were not returned

 

8. How would you rate the quality of feedback provided by grading (i.e. your receiving written or oral assessments regarding your work)?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) none

 

9. What is the quality of presentation by instructors in your Program (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Russian)?

a) they are clear and informative

b) they are clear

c) they are unclear and not informative

 

10. How would you evaluate the quality of courses in your Program?

a) they substantially increased my profiency in the language

b) they gave me adequate proficiency in the language

c) My language skills did not improve at all

 

11. How would you evaluate your interactions with ELL instructors in class?

a) They are very helpful

b) They make a reasonable effort to help students

c) They are not helpful


12. How would you rate the availability of ELL instructors outside class?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

13. How much is the foreign language used during classes?

a) 100%

b) 80-99%

c) 50-79%

d) less than 50 %

14. The knowledge and expertise of the faculty in your Language Program are:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

15. The teaching by the faculty in your Program is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

16. The faculty=s concern for students is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor

 

17. The faculty=s respect for students is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor





18. How would you rate the quality of the instructors= advising ?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor


19. Do you use the language learning center?

a) regularly

b) sometimes

c) never



20.  Have you participated in a Study Abroad Program?

a) once

b) twice or more times

c) never



21. Do you plan to participate in a Study Abroad Program?

a) yes                                       (in which country?)

b) no

 

22. Please indicate your preferences among the following by numbering them to match your priorities (1-3):

     I would like more evening courses

     I would like more summer courses

     I would like the school to offer more study abroad opportunities



23.  What are your reasons for studying the language? Please rate by adding a number in order of priority (1-8):

      College requirement

      Interest in language heritage

      Cultural interest

      Travel

      To teach the language

      Personal enrichment

      To increase job opportunities

      Other (specify)                                                

 

24. What is your overall rating of the the Language Program in which you are taking courses?

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor



25. Please add any additional comments you would like to make:


GRADUATE STUDENT SURVEY

 

The Department of European Languages and Literatures is conducting a self-study in order to improve its Program. Gathering information from students is a vital part of this process. Please fill out both parts of this questionnaire. If you have completed this questionnaire in another class, please DO NOT fill it out again. Thank you.



Please circle a response for each question. When you are done, return the questionnaire to a student representative from your class to be taken to the ELL Department office (King 207).





1. Are you a MA or a MS student?                        



2. Year when you entered the program:                               





3. What were the reasons for entering the program?

a) Degree needed for secondary school teaching?

b) Preparation for entering a Ph.D. program?

c) Other reasons (specify):                                      





4.    Did you switch from the MA to the MS program?  Yes               No            

      Did you switch from the MS to the MA program?   Yes               No             

      If the answer is Yes, what were the reasons?





5. In your opinion what are the strengths and weaknesses of the M.A.Program? Please add a number in order of priority (1-3 / strength - weakness):

      Choice of courses

      Subject of courses:

      How courses are organized:

      Other (specify):                                         













6.    In your opinion what are the strengths and weaknesses of the M.S.Program? Please add a number in order of priority (1-3 / strength - weakness):

      Choice of courses

      Subject of courses:

      How courses are organized:

      Other (specify):                                         


7.    In your opinion, the instructors= competence is:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor



8.    Rate the of your graduate instructors as teachers:

a) excellent

b) good

c) fair

d) poor





9.     Add anything you would like to say about your instructors. Can they communicate well? Do they dedicate enough time to the students?





















10.  Tell us about yourself. On entering the program, was your preparation sufficient?

      What would you do differently if you could start over?

      What changes would you make in the program, if you intended to improve it?

      Please, give your reasons for each change or proposal. 











 
 

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Elizabeth Hendrey
Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
elizabeth.hendrey@qc.cuny.edu


 

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