Pre-Term Survey
This entire form should take about 30 minutes and includes some multiple choice and some short free response questions. Please base your answers on your current interests and abilities.

CSE 599 Spring 2019
Email address *
What is your current academic level?
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Expectations
Rank your current career interests.
Most interested
Interested
Somewhat interested
Little to no interest
Industry (non-research)
Research (industry / national lab / R1 academic)
Academia (research/teaching balance)
Teaching focus (higher-ed, K-12, or education industry)
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Why are you taking this course?
(Select all that apply)
Name three expectations of an instructor of a university class.
What is the role of the instructor? What are they there to do?
Name three expectations of students in a university class.
What is the role of a student? What are they there to do?
Name three expectations of TAs in a university setting.
What is the role of a TA? What are they there to do?
Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Strongly disagree
People learn new things by memorizing facts about them.
My personal experience in my education is a very good metric to use in gauging how to help my students.
I can name two simple, anonymous ways to get useful feedback from students on a weekly basis.
Teaching is an art.
When a professor says something clearly in a class, s/he is likely to be able to determine if students understood.
People learn new things by linking new knowledge to pre-existing knowledge.
Computing students need to not only learn computing concepts, but also to learn "ways of thinking" like a computer scientist.
A very clear explanation by an instructor is a better way to learn something than trying it out oneself.
Teaching is NOT something that can be approached scientifically.
I can name one specific computing-related "cognitive skill" I can model for my students.
Weekly feedback (e.g. quizzes) is not necessary for university-level students.
Computing education research can tell me important things which I can use to improve student learning.
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Confidence
On the scale: 1=Very apprehensive, 2=Somewhat apprehensive, 3=Neither confident nor apprehensive, 4=Somewhat confident, 5=Very confident for each of the following, rate how confident you are in your ability to ...
Promote student participation in your classes.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Make students aware that you have a personal investment in them and in their learning.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Create a positive classroom climate for learning.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Think of students as active learners, which is to say knowledge builders rather than information receivers.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Encourage students to ask questions during class.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Actively engage students in the learning activities that are included in the teaching plan / syllabus.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Promote a positive attitude towards learning in students.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Provide support / encouragement to students who are having difficulty learning.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Encourage the students to interact with each other.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Show the students respect through your actions.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Let students take initiative for their own learning.
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Very confident
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Appropriately grade students' exams / assignments.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Evaluate accurately the students' academic capabilities.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Prepare the teaching material you will use.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Spend the time necessary to plan your classes.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Clearly identify the course objectives.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Provide students with detailed feedback about their academic progress.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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Stay current in your knowledge of the subject you am teaching.
Very apprehensive
Very confident
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What topics or questions would you most like to have covered in this CSE 599 class? *
What class are you TAing this quarter? *
Have you taken this class? *
Do you have a 50% or a 25% TA appointment? *
Would you like to be contacted by a mentor TA to arrange an observation of your discussion section? *
During CSE 599, you will give a presentation with two other students. Do you consent to give your email to these students so you can work on your presentation together? *
How many CSE classes are you taking in addition to your TAship? *
Not including CSE 500 or CSE 599.
Last Name *
First Name *
Preferred name *
How would you prefer to be addressed?
Preferred pronouns *
How would you prefer to be addressed?
PID *
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