IASystem Forms

Each of the scannable IASystem™ course evaluation forms consists of a single-page, two-sided questionnaire. Evaluation items are printed on the front of each form, and response positions for instructor-generated questions are printed on the back. The backs of all IASystem™ forms are identical and an Additional Item Template facilitates printing of items.

The online version of IASystem™ course evaluation forms are identical to the scannable forms and include the four open-ended questions in the comments sheet.

Form A is designed for small lecture/discussion courses. Items emphasize the clarity and quality of information transmitted, as well as the nature of the interaction between instructor and student. (66K PDF)

Form B is designed for large lecture classes, with little or no in-class interaction between instructor and student. Items strongly emphasize the quality of course organization and information transmitted. (98K PDF)

Form C is designed for seminar discussion classes which include a minimal amount of formal lecturing by the instructor. The items emphasize quality of discussion as well as course organization and interest level. (98K PDF)

Form D is designed for those classes whose purpose is the teaching of problem-solving or heuristic methods. Clear explanations, dealing with student difficulties and quality of problems are emphasized. (99K PDF)

Form E is designed for those classes which are skill oriented and in which students get "hands on" experiences related to future occupational demands. Such classes include clinical nursing, art studio, foreign language, social-work field experience, etc. (98K PDF)

Form F is designed for quiz sections. These are usually taught by graduate teaching assistants, in conjunction with a lecture section taught by a regular faculty member. Items focus on the ability of the quiz section instructor to interact with students and provide clear and useful explanations. (153K PDF)

Form G is designed for use in large lecture classes (such as those in math) which rely heavily on homework problems and a textbook. Emphasis is on the instructor's ability to communicate with students, and the value of assigned problems and readings. (97K PDF)

Form H is designed for lab sections generally taught in conjunction with classes in the physical sciences. Items emphasize the instructor's ability to introduce meaningful questions, assist students, and deal with unexpected problems. (152K PDF*)

Form I is designed to be used in distance learning (correspondence) courses. Items relate to the instructor's responsiveness and the quality of support material. (100K PDF)

Form J is designed to evaluate instruction provided through clinical experience rather than traditional academic coursework. Such courses are often found in the health professions or the arts. Items focus on the instructor's ability to provide information, stimulate learning, and demonstrate skills. (92K PDF)

Form K is designed for studio and design courses in which students work autonomously or in small groups to produce artistic, graphic, or other products. Items on this form emphasize student development of skills and effective instructor guidance and feedback. (100K PDF)

Form L is designed for use with English as a Second Language (ESL) courses and differs from other IAS forms in the simplicity of the language used, the layout of the form (clear separation of course and instructor items), the elimination of items 1-4 common to all other forms, and the inclusion of demographic items. (269K PDF)

Form M is designed for use in study abroad courses. Items relate to academic aspects of the course as well as the unique contribution of student experiences abroad. (315K PDF)

Form X is designed to be used across all course types. It includes a reduced set of items relating to general educational processes and a unique set intended to assess educational outcomes. (99K PDF)

Comment Sheets solicit responses to four open-ended questions. Students are asked whether they found the course to be intellectually challenging, which aspects contributed most to learning, which detracted from learning, and what suggestions for improvement they might have. Students can answer additional, instructor-generated questions on the back of the IASystem™ form. (19K PDF)