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University SIRS Scores, 1998-2004
 

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    University SIRS Scores, 1998-2004 University SIRS Scores, 1998-2004 Presentation Transcript

    • University SIRS Mean Scores 1998-2004 Center for University Scholars
    • Preparation for Class Variable
      • Mean scores for this variable decline over time.
      • Like most of these variables, scores are higher in spring than for fall semesters.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .63 to .70.
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    • Organization of the Course Variable
      • Spring scores are significantly higher than fall ones (except for Spring 2003).
      • Otherwise the scores are fairly stable.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .72 to .82.
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    • Receptiveness to Students’ Viewpoints Variable
      • Its mean scores generally decline until Spring 2004 with a steep decline for the Fall 2001 semester.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .79 to .90.
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    • Availability for Help Variable
      • Its mean scores generally decline until Spring 2004 with a steep decline for the Fall 2001 semester.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .71 to .78
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    • Freedom to Ask Questions Variable
      • Except for Spring 2003, spring semester scores are significantly higher than fall ones.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .71 to .80.
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    • Concern with Students’ Learning Variable
      • Except for Spring 2003, spring semester scores are significantly higher than fall ones.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .76 to .86.
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    • Communication Variable
      • Except for Spring 2003, spring semester scores are significantly higher than fall ones.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .82 to .91.
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    • Major Points Variable
      • Except for Spring 2003, spring semester scores are significantly higher than fall ones.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .71 to .81.
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    • Evaluation Variable
      • Except for Spring 2003, spring semester scores are markedly higher than fall ones.
      • There was a .10 decline in Fall 2001, not fully regained.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .71 to .80.
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    • Enthusiasm Variable
      • It declines over time punctuated by its highest point in Spring 1999 until Spring 2004.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .77 to .87.
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    • Time Management Variable
      • One of the more stable variables over time, it is basically flat until the Spring 2004 semester.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .75 to .80.
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    • Course Objectives Variable
      • It declines over time with a high point in Spring 1999, but improves dramatically for Spring 2004.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .68 to .77.
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    • Evaluation v. Objectives Variable
      • Until Spring 2004, its mean scores declined except for a high point in Spring 2004.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .75 to .84.
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    • Meeting Class Variable
      • The most distinctive trend line, this variable’s scores have declined since Fall 1998 and been flat for the last two semesters.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .62 to .69.
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    • Fair Evaluation Variable
      • It declines over time until Spring 2004.
      • There are steep declines for Fall 2001 and Spring 2003.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .72 to .77.
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    • Intellectual Challenge Variable
      • Until Spring 2004, its mean scores for fall semesters were significantly lower than in spring semesters.
      • After the first semester, standard deviations are stable within the range of .80 to .89.
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    • Core Courses and Other Undergraduate Courses
      • According to the literature, majors rank their departmental courses higher than non-majors
      • Above tendency most pronounced in non-science majors taking core courses in mathematics and sciences
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    • Undergraduate Courses and Graduate Courses
      • Overall, graduate students rate their courses more favorably than do undergraduates.
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