Fall 2020 Formative Assessment Survey Questions

These questions were developed by UB's Committee for University-Wide Course Evaluations for formative assessment during weeks three and seven of the Fall of 2020. 

Fall 2020 Formative Assessments for Informational Purposes Only

Please note that the week three and seven formative assessments, administered via SmartEvals, are only available for individual instructors and are not to be used for the tenure/promotion process. 


Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about your course:*

  • This course is structured in a way that allows me to easily understand the expectations.
  • My instructor has demonstrated a willingness to be accommodating during this unique semester.
  • Communication about course logistics (e.g., scheduling, location, connection information) is adequate.
  • The structure and delivery of this course is consistent with the expectations I had at the beginning of the semester.
  • I expect to pass this course.

What has helped you to learn in this class?

What has hindered your learning in this class?

Give one suggestion for how the class could be adjusted to better meet your learning needs.

Additional comments:

All courses will transition from in-person to online classes after the Thanksgiving break. Please rate the adequacy of each of the following components of online coursework during the last weeks of the semester:*

  • My computer or other device.
  • My internet connection.
  • My living situation.
  • My available study space.

At the end of the semester, questions about preference for course mode based on experience with the course will be asked of students.

*Quantitative question with a 5-point Likert scale: (1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Neutral, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree OR 1 = Very Inadequate, 2 = Somewhat Inadequate, 3= Unsure, 4 = Somewhat adequate, 5 = Completely adequate). Answers with a selection of 1 or 2 are followed up with the qualitative question asking for an explanation of the dissatisfaction.