ACE Teaching Evaluation Questions

The following teaching evaluation questions are on the ACE forms for each course in the GE CLAS Core. The questions differ by CLAS Core requirement area, addressing the specific outcomes for each requirement. These questions are revised if needed by the General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC) during the annual assessment process. Feedback and suggestions by those teaching in these areas are always welcomed. Please contact the committee for more information.

Rhetoric   

  • I am better at analyzing and understanding what I read.

  • I have strengthened my abilities to respond critically to reading materials.

  • I can better understand how texts are related to their cultural, historical, and political contexts.

World Languages

  • I have improved my ability to read and understand this language.

  • I have improved my communication skills in this language.

  • I have a better understanding of the cultures where this language is used.

Natural Sciences

  • I better understand how scientists conduct research, gather data, and derive conclusions.

  • My ability to evaluate data, conclusions, and hypotheses has improved.

  • I have developed my ability to explain scientific concepts.

Quantitative or Formal Reasoning

  • My analytical reasoning skills have improved.

  • I can think strategically about how to solve a problem or create an argument.

  • I can use the methods taught in the course to understand and evaluate solutions to problems.

Social Sciences

  • I better understand how social scientists conduct research, gather data, and derive conclusions.

  • My ability to evaluate data, conclusions, and hypotheses has improved.

  • I am better able to support my ideas and positions using evidence.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • I better understand how cultural and social biases affect human interactions.

  • I understand how my own social and cultural background has shaped my perspectives and opportunities.

  • I am better able to interact with people who have backgrounds or ideas different from my own.

Historical Perspectives

  • I have a better understanding of change and continuity in history.

  • I have improved my ability to evaluate evidence by using methods of historical investigation.

  • I am better able to explain and interpret historical change.

International and Global Issues

  • I have gained knowledge of a contemporary global or international issue.

  • I have a deeper understanding of the importance of seeing an issue from multiple perspectives.

  • I have learned to apply at least one method of analysis for understanding global issues.

Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

  • I better understand processes an artist might use to create art.

  • I have a better knowledge of how art is interpreted and evaluated.

  • I can see how art is related to the artist’s context, culture, and identity.

Values and Culture

  • This class encouraged me to ask fundamental questions about human values and experience.

  • I have improved my ability to understand different cultural value systems.

  • I am better able to explain the bases for my own values and beliefs.