SCE survey statements
The Student Course Experience (SCE) plays an important role in the review of faculty. Your responses provide data which may inform your instructor’s review, tenure, or promotion materials. SUNY Geneseo recognizes that student course evaluations are often influenced by students’ unconscious and unintentional biases about the race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age and other unique characteristics of the instructor. Women and instructors of color are systematically rated lower in their teaching evaluations than white men, even when there are no actual differences in the instruction or in what students have learned. Focus on your experience with the content of the course (e.g.: the discussions, the assignments, the textbook, the in-class material) and not unrelated matters (the instructor’s appearance, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, etc.). As you fill out the course experience, please keep this in mind and make an effort to resist stereotypes about instructors. Please make sure the ratings and comments you provide are for the instructors and course listed at the top of the page.
The SCE survey contains 4 statements, each with a Likert Scale (Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, and Strongly Agree).
- I found the course well organized.
- I gained an increased understanding of the subject matter taught in this course.
- I found the course learning environment to be mutually respectful.
- I found the instructor to be responsive to my questions.
Each statement is followed by an opportunity to provide comments: "You may provide example(s) from this course to illustrate the rating you selected."