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					                        PROGRAM EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE
                                        FOR
              GRADUATES OF MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION, IPFW


SECTION I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1.   When did you complete your most recent degree (in the past year) at IPFW?
       A. May
       B. June
       C. August
       D. December
       E. Other (specify)

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING TO IDENTIFY ALL DEGREE PROGRAM(S), ENDORSEMENTS,
AND/OR LICENSE OPTIONS THAT YOU MOST RECENTLY COMPLETED AT IPFW. ANSWER
QUESTIONS 2, 3, AND/OR 4 ACCORDING TO WHAT PROGRAM(S) YOU’VE COMPLETED IN THE PAST
YEAR.

2.   Master's Degree
       A. Elementary education
       B. Educational Leadership
       C. Secondary education
       D. Counseling

3.   Graduate endorsement/license options
        A. Audiovisual services
        B. Computer
        C. Gifted and Talented
        D. Junior High/Middle school

4.   Graduate endorsement/license options
        A. Reading (elementary or secondary)
        B. Educational Leadership

QUESTIONS 5, 6, AND 7 WILL ASK YOU TO RATE YOUR TOP THREE REASONS FOR CHOOSING TO
ENROLL IN A MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM OR GRADUATE ENDORSEMENT/LICENSE OPTION.
(PLEASE READ ALL CHOICES, THEN USE QUESTION 5 TO IDENTIFY YOUR FIRST CHOICE, QUESTION 6
FOR YOUR SECOND CHOICE, AND QUESTION 7 FOR YOUR THIRD CHOICE.)

5. My first reason for choosing to enroll in a master’s degree program or graduate endorsement/license option
was:
     A. To refine knowledge and skills
     B. To develop new knowledge and skills
     C. To professionalize certification
     D. To explore or expand career options
     E. To pursue a personal goal

6. My second reason for choosing to enroll in a master’s degree program or graduate endorsement/license option
was:
     A. To refine knowledge and skills
     B. To develop new knowledge and skills
     C. To professionalize certification
     D. To explore or expand career options
     E. To pursue a personal goal
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7. My third reason for choosing to enroll in a master’s degree program or graduate endorsement/license option
was:
     A. To refine knowledge and skills
     B. To develop new knowledge and skills
     C. To professionalize certification
     D. To explore or expand career options
     E. To pursue a personal goal

8.   Where did your complete your bachelor’s degree?
       A. IPFW
       B. Other public college in-state
       C. Private college in-state
       D. Out-of-state college (public or private)

9.   What is your age?
       A. 20-25 years
       B. 26-30 years
       C. 31-35 years
       D. 36-40 years
       E. over 40 years

10. What is your gender ?
      A. Male
      B. Female

11. What is your ethnic origin?
      A. Asian-American
      B. Black, African-American
      C. Caucasian
      D. Hispanic
      E. Native American


SECTION II.       EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION


12. Are you currently employed in your field of study?
       A. Yes
       B. No

If yes, choose one from question 13, 14, or 15 to identify your employment setting.

13. Type of employer:
       A. Public elementary school
       B. Public middle school
       C. Public junior high school
       D. Public secondary school

14. Type of employer:
       A. Parochial/private elementary school
       B. Parochial/private middle school
       C. Parochial/private junior high school
       D. Parochial/private secondary school
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15. Type of employer
       A. Junior college/Vocational-technical college
       B. College/University (four-year or advanced degree programs)
       C. Human services agency
       D. Private practice

16. Your primary responsibility (choose one):
      A. Administration/supervision
      B. Counseling/supervision
      C. Teaching
      D. Consultation
      E. Other (please specify)

17. If you answered NO to Question 12 above, are you actively seeking a professional position?
        A. Yes
        B. No

18. Please identify your annual income:
       A. $0 - 19,999
       B. $20,000 - 29,999
       C. $30,000 - 39,999
       D. $40,000 - 49,999
       E. $50,000 and above

SECTION III. ASSESSMENT OF YOUR DEGREE PROGRAM

Part A. To what extent do you agree with the following statements about the School of Education faculty and your
        master’s level program or graduate endorsement/license program? Please select your level of agreement
        from the following:

                 A = Strongly agree
                 B = Agree
                 C = Disagree
                 D = Strongly disagree
                 E = Does not apply

(WORD/PHRASES IN PARENTHESIS AFTER EACH ITEM INDICATE CATEGORY USED FOR DATA
ANALYSIS)

19. Faculty members were genuinely interested in the welfare and professional development of students.
    (FACULTY)

20. Courses offered an appropriate balance of theory, research, and practice. (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

21. Faculty members exhibited adequate preparation for their courses. (FACULTY)

22. Faculty members were responsive to new ideas and ways of doing things. (FACULTY)

23. Course requirements were academically rigorous. (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

24. Course assignments and class activities were directed toward stated goals and/or objectives.
    (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

25. Competent curricular and career advising were available. (ADVISING)

26. There are ample university library holdings relevant to my field. (RESOURCES)
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27. Specialized facilities, such as laboratories and equipment needed for teaching and creative work in my field,
    were integrated into the curriculum. (RESOURCES)

28. Notable scholarly and professional competency of the faculty in the School of Education was demonstrated.
    (FACULTY)

29. Courses listed in the catalog were offered sufficiently often. (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

30. Evaluation procedures used in courses (e.g. grades, tests, projects, etc.) were fair and appropriate.
    (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

31. A variety of teaching methods were used in courses (e.g. lectures, role plays, seminars, audiovisual aids,
    student presentations, guest speakers). (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

32. A variety of master’s level course and program offerings is available. (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

33. There is sufficient flexibility of the program to meet the needs of individual students.
    (COURSES/PROGRAMS)

34. There is apparent faculty awareness of new research and development in my field. (FACULTY)

Part B. To what extent do you agree that your program helped you feel competent in the following areas? Please
        select your level of agreement with the following statements using the scale below:

                  A = Strongly agree
                  B = Agree
                  C = Disagree
                  D = Strongly disagree
                  E = Does not apply

(ITEMS WERE ANALYZED ACCORDING TO NBPTS CORE PROPOSITIONS. NUMBERS IN
PARENTHESIS AFTER EACH ITEM INDICATE STANDARD NUMBER; 1 = Understand students and
learning; 2 = Know subjects teach; 3 = Manage and monitor learning; 4 = Think systematically; 5 = Learning
community)

35. Working with parents. (5)

36. Working with members of community service agencies (e.g. United Way, mental health agencies, etc.). (5)

37. Utilizing learning opportunities of community instructional resources (e.g. historical societies, museums, etc.).
    (5)

38. Understanding major trends, issues, and problems in my field. (2)

39. Understanding the content (scope and sequence) of the subjects I teach. (2)

40. Planning for instruction. (2)

41. Evaluating student learning styles and modes, and using appropriate teaching methods. (1)

42. Locating, interpreting, and applying research findings in my field. (4)

43. Working with special education teachers to adjust curriculum to meet the special needs of students. (5)

44. Becoming aware of Indiana's educational programs and laws. (2)
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45. Evaluating students' learning (3)

46. Understanding the development and learning characteristics of students. (1)

47. Meeting the learning needs of students. (1)

48. Using a variety of instructional materials. (2)

49. Developing positive attitudes toward schools, staff, and students. (4)

50. Managing students positively and effectively. (3)

51. Promoting ethical thinking. (4)

52. Promoting aesthetic thinking.

53. Facilitating development of affective aspects of learning.

54. Using computers in my work. (3)


SECTION IV. SPECIFIC PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

In this section, please respond only to questions specifically addressing the degree program and/or endorsement
which you most recently completed at IPFW (as indicated on the first page of the survey). You need not answer
more than one degree or endorsement/license option area. Please use the following scale:

                  A = Strongly agree
                  B = Agree
                  C = Disagree
                  D = Strongly disagree
                  E = Does not apply


Master's Degree - Elementary Education

     To what extent did your program help you become competent in the following areas?

55. Understanding the major historical and philosophical foundations in education.

56. Locating and applying current relevant theories to make appropriate educational decisions.

57. Developing curriculum to meet the needs of elementary students.

58. Understanding the development and learning characteristics of elementary students.

59. Using effective instructional strategies with elementary students.

60. I would recommend this program to others.

(Questions 55-59 were combined with 67-71 in analysis to form “Elem/Sec Program Feedback.” 60 and 72
    were combined to create “Recommend Elem/Sec.”)
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SECTION IV. SPECIFIC PROGRAM ASSESSMENT continued

Master's Degree and/or Certification - Educational Leadership

     To what extent did your program help you to become competent in the following areas?

61. Understanding the role of the principal in building support for education through effective school-
    community interaction.

62. Acquiring a basic knowledge of the general principles of educational law as it applies to school administrators.

63. Administering a staff development and teacher evaluation program to enhance effectiveness of educational
    personnel.

64. Understanding the role and function that finance plays in the design delivery and accountability of an
    effective school program.

65. Understanding the role of the principal in providing instructional leadership to teachers, pupils, and other
    members of the school family.

66. I would recommend this program to others.
(Questions 61-65 were combined in analysis to form “Ed Leadership Program Feedback.” 66 was used to
    create “Recommend Ed Leadership.”)

Master's Degree - Secondary Education

     To what extent do you agree with the following statements about the graduate secondary education program?

67. The program, as a whole, is unified and coherent.

68. The quality of instruction is consistently high.

69. I feel that I will be a good teacher as a result of my training in this program.

70. I felt the education courses and assignments helped to prepare me well for my teaching career.

71. I feel that the courses in my major area have given me the content knowledge I need.

72. I would recommend this program to others.
(Questions 67-71 were combined with 55-59 in analysis to form “Elem/Sec Program Feedback.” 72 and 60
    were combined to create “Recommend Elem/Sec.”)

Master's Degree - Counselor Education

     To what extent did your program help you to become competent in the following areas?

73. Using personal counseling theory and techniques appropriate for my present clientele.

74. Conducting practical research and evaluation.

75. Planning and implementing programs, workshops, or groups that address client concerns.

76. Describing and communicating my professional role to clients, colleagues, and the community.

77. Identification of a specialty knowledge area beyond initial preparation as a counselor.
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78. I would recommend this program to others.
(Questions 73-77 were combined in analysis to form “Counseling Program Feedback.” 78 was used to create
    “Recommend Counseling.”)

SECTION IV. SPECIFIC PROGRAM ASSESSMENT continued

Minor - Audiovisual services

     To what extent did your program help you to become competent in the following areas?

79. Understanding the role of media in instruction.

80. Producing basic audiovisual materials.

81. Utilizing audiovisual equipment and materials.

82. Evaluating instructional media.

83. Using a variety of instructional materials.

84. I would recommend this program to others.


Endorsement - Gifted and Talented

     To what extent did the courses in education for gifted and talented students help you become competent in the
     following areas?

85. Understanding the psychological needs of gifted and talented students.

86. Understanding program alternatives for the gifted and talented.

87. Planning and implementing curriculum for the gifted and talented.

88. Increasing your levels of thinking.

89. Taking initiative for directing your own learning.

90. I would recommend this program to others.


Endorsement - Junior High/Middle School

     To what extent did your program help you to become competent in the following areas?

91. Understanding the physical, social, intellectual, and psychological characteristics of children in the 10 to
    14 age group.

92. Identifying and carrying out the advisor-advisee functions a junior high/middle school teacher should perform.

93. Recognizing and applying the characteristics of the exploratory function of the junior high/middle school.

94. Implementing various organizational patterns during instruction with junior high/middle school adolescents.

95. Distinguishing between the teaching of skills and the teaching of content and planning for an appropriate
    balance of these two.
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96. I would recommend this program to others

SECTION IV. SPECIFIC PROGRAM ASSESSMENT continued


Endorsement - Computer

     To what extent did your program help you to become competent in the following areas?

97. Using word processing to support my professional activities and the learning activities of my students.

98. Using a computer technologies to access information to support classroom planning and the academic activities
    of students.

99. Using computer programs to support instruction in various content areas.

100. Using student learning activities that incorporate multimedia resources.

101. Using computers for appropriate assessment practices.

102. I would recommend this program to others.


Minor - Reading (Elementary or Secondary)

     To what extent did your program help you to become competent in the following areas?

103. Understanding that literacy development must be sensitive to the development of children's cognitive abilities,
     exposure to varied language resources, and attitudes toward learning.

104. Importance of addressing organizational skills within an integrated instructional program to facilitate student
     success.

105. Use of informal assessments to target students’ strengths and areas in need of development.

106. Knowledge of support resources such as professional organizations, local experts, in-service opportunities, and
     scholarly journals.

107. Perception of self as a lifelong learner and facilitator of students’ lifelong learning..

108. I would recommend this program to others.
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SECTION V. OVERALL PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS


    Please identify your graduate degree program (or endorsement/license option) most recently completed at
IPFW:


     Considering all dimensions of your program at IPFW, please describe some specific action(s) you think the
School of Education faculty should take in their continuing efforts to improve the program. Please use this page
(add pages as necessary) to address the following questions:

     1. What do you think are strengths of your graduate program?




     2. What do you think are weaknesses or limitations of your graduate program?




     3. What are your suggestions for improving your graduate program?




Many thanks for your assistance. Please return this questionnaire as soon as possible to:

     School of Education
     Neff Hall, Room 250
     Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
     2101 Coliseum Boulevard East
     Fort Wayne IN 46805-1499


Revised 4/94

				
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