Student Perception of Instruction

Overview

Students will be given the opportunity to complete an online Student Perception of Instruction form for each of their classes near the end of each semester. The students are notified of the need to complete the form(s) when they access the myUCF portal. Student responses are anonymous and are not provided to the colleges and faculty members until after the semester is over. We recommend you speak to the chair of your department to find out how the results are used in your evaluations.

Questions on the Student Perception of Instruction Form

These are the questions on the Student Perception of Instruction Form, with responses on a five-point scale (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor):

  1. Organizing the course:
  2. Explaining course requirements, grading criteria, and expectations:
  3. Communicating ideas and/or information:
  4. Showing respect and concern for students:
  5. Stimulating interest in the course:
  6. Creating an environment that helps students learn:
  7. Giving useful feedback on course performance:
  8. Helping students achieve course objectives:
  9. Overall, the effectiveness of the instructor in this course was:

There is also a free-response section:

A. What did you like best about the course and/or how the instructor taught it?
B. What suggestions do you have for improving the course and/or how the instructor taught it?

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENT PERCEPTION OF INSTRUCTION
While most faculty want to encourage all students in their classes to complete their Student Perception of Instruction forms, having never completed them as students ourselves can make it hard for us to do so.  On this handout you’ll find detailed, student-centered (and student-authored)  instructions for completing the forms.  Feel free to share these directions with your students as you remind them how much their feedback matters.

Download Student Instructions for Accessing and Completing SPI Forms

FACULTY PERCEPTION OF INSTRUCTION
The UCF Faculty Senate developed this instrument for faculty to reflect on their teaching experience. The form provides an opportunity to document and contextualize instructional experiences each semester before receiving the Student Perception of Instruction (SPoI) results. Faculty could complete the form for each of the classes taught in the semester. Faculty responses can be compared with student responses to assist with interpretation of SPoI results. Faculty members have the option to share their Faculty Perception of Instruction (FPoI) with their chair or others. Faculty participation is completely voluntary.

Download the Faculty Perception of Instruction (FPoI) Form

 

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Drew Lanier
College of Sciences Drew    Lanier Students retain more of course material when they are active learners. Employing a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method allows me to both communicate the course's basic concepts and ideas and assess students' comprehension of the material. Students will retain more of the course material if it is relev...

William Self
College of Medicine William   Self My goal when teaching any course is to highlight the core concepts in lecture so that the most critical aspects of the material are made clear to the students. Students must read and study the details of the concepts, generally from a course textbook and PowerPoint slides that I develop from the textbook, to e...

Shari Hodgson
College of Sciences Shari  Hodgson My teaching philosophy has evolved during my 22 years of experience in the university, business, and legal contexts. To be succinct, I am committed to inspiring all persons to become passionate, engaged, lifelong learners who develop the skills to be productive members of our global society. To accomplish this g...