Introductory and Definitional. One of the innovative (and still experimental!) techniques you will find in this course is the Daily Feedback Sheet (DFS). (see Sample Form on next page) This sheet is distributed to you during each lecture by the T. A. and Attendance Monitors. Though it also acts as a convenient mode of keeping attendance, its chief purpose is to improve communication between students and the professor.
The DFS is a source of three types of information: Questions asked by the professor in class and your answers; Suggestions and Comments by the student to the professor; and Quantitative Ratings indicating your personal involvement with the lecture.
Questions asked by the professor are such as to indicate, by your answer, what was "transmitted" successfully and what remained obscure or got lost. The Professor reads all DFS sheets and attempts to correct points of weakness in his presentation. He appreciates it when your handwriting is neat and legible -- do not use pencils, please. It would be preferable to PRINT if your handwriting is difficult to read. (To check difficulty level, show it to your neighbor in class.)
Suggestions and Comments is the place where you may communicate in writing with the professor. Use brief style to put essential points across. Topics may include such things as, How It's Going, How Youre Getting Along, What You're Observing About Class, and Opinions and Ideas, etc.
Quantitative Ratings on a scale of 100% are to be given for:
Overall Professor Factors: _____________%
Overall Administration Factors: _________%
Overall Student Factors: ______________%
UHM PSYCH 222: Prof. James*
DAILY FEEDBACK SHEET (DFS)
Please print information. Do not use pencils.
1. Your name - print
2. Today's date
3. Today's lecture no. L/
4. Print your answer to Question #1:
5. Print your answer to Question #2:
6. Quantitative personal rating for overall professor factors.....................................%
7. Quantitative personal rating for overall administration factors..............................%
8. Quantitative personal rating for overall student factors.......................................%
9. Your comments and suggestions:
*For instructions, see James, L.A. and Gordon, B.Y., Workbook the Study of Social Psychology, 2nd Edition, Department of Psychology. 2nd Edition'. University of Hawaii, (January) 1978.
The Professor Factors include:
The Administration Factors include:
The Student Factors include:
Note that there is also a place for recording your own self-assessment in terms of:
The quantitative ratings serve two purposes: focusing on various identifiable features of the course environment and increasing awareness of the learning process as a self-monitored, self-activated behavior that must fit into the reality of the daily round.
Give an overall, subjective estimate, using the following guideline:
excellent 100%- 90%
very good 89%- 80%
good 79%.- 70%
average 69%- 60%
very poor 49%- 40%
total failure 39% - 0 %
Summaries of suggestions and trends reflected in the Daily Feedback Sheets are prepared regularly by the DFS Monitors (Committee 5) and presented directly to the class. This feedback function helps create in the class an atmosphere of community. This is important, generally, since it creates social interest among classmates; but also, specifically, since it creates a medium of visibility ( ... like the Brownian Movement for air molecules, ...), in this case, for the phenomena of social psychology.