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G429 STUDENT EVALUATION FORM

This form is an evaluation of G429 plus one of the following options. Please select your course option:

G429c

G429g

G429s

Name (optional) 

While we realize G429c/g is something in your past, we would greatly appreciate one more effort from you in the form of a serious examination of the strengths and weaknesses of G429c/e/g. Please take the time to complete the course evaluation found below. What we would ask is that you try and make specific comments so that we will have some concrete ideas to consider. Making specific comments is more time consuming for you, but it will be very helpful for us to have a student’s perspective on problems and their possible solutions for which future participants in our course will no doubt be very grateful. Please note that for comment fields you may type as many lines as needed although only 5 at a time are visible on your screen. The arrows at the right of the box allow you to review the hidden lines.


1. The primary goal of G429c/g is to integrate the diverse subject matter of Geology through problem solving in the field. Do you agree with this goal or do you think G429 should have a much different goal and orientation?

2. Did G429 succeed or fail in attaining this goal? Succeed Fail


3. In retrospect, which parts of your total experience in G429c/g did you find most rewarding?

4. Which did you find least rewarding?

Throughout our meetings in which we plan G429c/g for the coming summer, we consider ways of changing the course (e.g. teaching technique, personnel, timing, and use of teaching/study areas, subject matter emphasis, logistics, and so forth) in order to make it more effective. Please indicate on the following pages which aspects of the course are most and least in need of change. For each area, select either "No change", "Slight change", or "Significant change" to indicate your impression of that aspect of the course. Then, in the box under each selection, please add specific comments to explain your ideas for modifying the course. You are not restricted to the 5 lines contained in the box and can review hidden lines using the arrows to the right of the box.

A. Instructional Aspects of G429c/e/g

5. Caravan Instruction - Rapid City to Field Station needs
No change Slight Change Significant Change

6. Section Description and Mt. Doherty work needs
No change Slight Change Significant Change

7. Highway 10 Study Area needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

8. Pluton Mapping needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

9. Metamorphic Exercise needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

10. Cenozoic Geology & Groundwater needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

11. Acid Mine Drainage needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

12. Glacier Trip needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

13. Final Study Area needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

14. Caravan 1-3 Hour Independent Exercises needs
No change Slight Change Significant Change

15. Full Day Independent Field Exercises needs
No change Slight Change Significant Change

16. Evening Lectures needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

Faculty and Associate Instructors

17. Approachability needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

18. Teaching style needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

19. Overall, I would rate the quality of the faculty as:
Excellent Good Average Below average

20. Overall, I would rate the quality of the associate instructors as:
Excellent Good Average Below average

Comments:


B. G429c/e/g Handout Materials

We would like to ascertain what portions of the handout materials are helpful/useful and what portions need to be revised or abandoned.

21. G429 Manual needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

22. Glacier/NW Montana Guidebook needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

23. Individual Teaching Exercise Handouts needs
No change Slight Change Significant Change

24. FSA Questionnaire needs No change Slight Change Significant Change


C. G429c/g Logistics

25. Application/Enrollment Process & Information Provided via Mailings needs
No change Slight Change Significant Change

26. Travel/Motel Accommodations needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

27. Website needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

28. Daily Schedules and Facilities need No change Slight Change Significant Change

29. Internet and Phone need No change Slight Change Significant Change



D. Room and Board at the Field Station

30. Dorm Rooms need No change Slight Change Significant Change

31. Cleanliness of Facilities needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

32. Food at the Field Station needs No change Slight Change Significant Change

33. Approachability and Friendliness of Staff (Secretary, Director, Resident Manager, Kitchen Employees) need
No change Slight Change Significant Change

E. Additional Comments

34. Advice for Future Students:

35. Additional Comments: