Survey of Undergraduate Teaching/Research Experience

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Please check experience(s) you were involved in.  teaching                 research                   other            

Where, and when I was involved:                                                                                                                   

Extent of experience (1. # of hours per week, 2. # of weeks, 3. # of semesters)                                          

Please give your GPA                          

Please rate the following on a scale of 1-5 with

1 = not applicable;  2 = not effective;  3 = somewhat effective;  4 = effective; 5 = very effective

My teaching/research/other experience has:     

1. Enhanced my speaking skills                                                      1            2             3          4            5

2.  Enhanced my writing skills                                                         1            2             3          4            5

3.  Motivated me towards a career in teaching                                1            2             3          4            5

4.  Motivated me towards a career in research                               1            2             3          4            5

5.  Shown me the need for teamwork skills                                     1            2             3          4            5

6.  Helped me develop teamwork skills                                          1            2             3          4            5

7.  Shown me the need for developing leadership skills                   1            2             3          4            5

8a. Helped me develop leadership skills                                         1            2             3          4            5

8b. Motivated me to increase my GPA                                          1            2             3          4            5

9.  Caused me to make course changes                                         1            2             3          4            5

10. Motivated me to take more difficult courses                             1            2             3          4            5

11. Helped me develop more initiative towards pursuing a career  

                                                                                                     1            2             3          4            5

12. Changed my career goals                                                        1            2             3          4            5

               Please give examples:                                                                                                           

13. Helped me be more flexible in my outlook on career possibilities

                                                                                                     1            2             3          4            5

14. Helped me be more flexible in my outlook on getting along with others

                                                                                                     1            2             3          4            5

15. Increased my skills (i.e. laBOratory in general, organization, operation of instruments, how to write   reports, how to order supplies, where to locate helps, how to pipette, how to grade exams, etc.)

                                                                                                     1            2             3          4            5

Please name some:                                                                                                                                  

16. Helped me see that I am disciplined with my time                     1            2             3          4            5

17. Helped me be more disciplined with my time                            1            2             3          4            5

18. Helped me see that I am disciplined in being on time                 1            2             3          4            5

19. Helped me to see that I need to develop integrity                     1            2             3          4            5

20. Shown me that I have a good work ethic                                 1            2             3          4            5

21. Shown me that I need to develop a better work ethic               1            2             3          4            5

22. Has enhanced my analytical skills                                             1            2             3          4            5

23 Has enhanced my problem-solving skills                                   1            2             3          4            5

24. Has caused me to consider graduate school                             1            2             3          4            5

25. Helped me to consider continuing with the same company        1            2             3          4            5

26. Helped me determine that I would like a teaching career           1            2             3          4            5

27. Helped me determine I do NOT want to teach                         1            2             3          4            5

28. Given me a new appreciation for research                                1            2             3          4            5

29. Given me a new appreciation for teaching                                1            2             3          4            5

30. Helped me see that I do NOT want to do research                  1            2             3          4            5

31. Helped me determine that I would like a research career          1            2             3          4            5

Did this experience result in any recognitions, awards, publications, presentations:  Please describe:

32. Helped me learn more aBOut BOtany                                        1            2             3          4            5

Please describe what new things you learned aBOut BOtany                                                                             

Would you recommend undergraduate research to other students?                                                                  

RESEARCH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS (skip this section if it does not apply)

1 = not involved;  2 = somewhat involved;  3 = involved;  4 = very involved

33. Made observations that led to a hypothesis                              1            2             3          4                     

34. Formulated hypothesis based on observations                          1            2             3          4

35. Designed experiments                                                              1            2             3          4                     

36. Wrote grant proposal                                                              1            2             3          4                     

37. Performed experiments                                                            1            2             3          4                     

38. Collected data                                                                         1            2             3          4                     

39. Analyzed data                                                                         1            2             3          4                     

40. Interpreted results of experiment                                              1            2             3          4                     

41. Concluded whether or not a hypothesis

        was supported by experimental results                                    1            2             3          4                     

42. Presented research orally                                                         1            2             3          4                     

43. Presented research as poster                                                   1            2             3          4                     

44. Submitted a manuscript(s) for publication  (including co-authorship)

                                                                                                     1            2             3          4                     

45. Presented research on the internet                                            1            2             3          4                     

46. non-experimental, routine tasks (dish washing, photocopying, etc.)

                                                                                                     1            2             3          4                     

Others, please specify:                                                                                                                                                                                          

What were the major rewards of your research experience?

What were the major difficulties/frustrations of your research experience?

TEACHING SPECIFIC QUESTIONS (skip this section if it does not apply)

1 = not involved;  2 = somewhat involved;  3 = involved;  4 = very involved

47. Had training in teaching techniques                                           1            2             3          4                     

48. Wrote objectives                                                                     1            2             3          4                     

49. Wrote exams                                                                          1            2             3          4                     

50. Graded exams                                                                         1            2             3          4                     

51. Gave brief presentations in lab                                                 1            2             3          4                     

52. Gave full-length lecture(s)                                                        1            2             3          4                     

53. Collected teaching research data                                              1            2             3          4                     

54. Analyzed teaching research data                                              1            2             3          4                     

55. Helped develop a lecture or lab                                               1            2             3          4                     

56. Set up a lab                                                                             1            2             3          4

57. Presented course material on the internet                                  1            2             3          4                     

58. Routine tasks (dish washing, photocopying, etc.)                      1            2             3          4

Others, please specify:                                                                                                                                                                                          

What were the major rewards of your teaching experience?

What were the major difficulties/frustrations of your teaching experience?

Would you recommend undergraduate teaching to other students? _______                                                    

GENERAL QUESTIONS

In your opinion how can the teaching/research experience be improved?

On the following scale please circle the # below that best describes your teaching experience:

                           1 = very good      2 = good                   3 = fair                4  = poor 

                              1                               2                               3                              4

On the following scale please circle the # below that best describes your research experience:

                           1 = very good      2 = good                   3 = fair                4  = poor 

                              1                               2                               3                              4

Please add any additional comments you wish to make: