The Aleamoni Course/Instructor Evaluation Questionnaire (CIEQ) is a student rating form and statistical analysis package designed for use as part of a program for assessing both course and faculty teaching performance.
The CIEQ is the oldest researched, standardized and normed instrument in the country (46 years) having been used in more than 500 colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. It also is the only instrument that contains reliability data for each class processed and converts mean data into normative data-based deciles for easy use and interpretation.
The form is designed to provide primarily two kinds of information:
1) Diagnostic information for professional enrichment and faculty development;
2) Statistical aggregate data, based on appropriate norms, which may be used as one part of the information in personal decision making.
An easy to use Online Version is also available.
The CIEQ rating form is available on a computer scorable answer sheet and/or an easy to use online version, which is divided into five sections. The first section elicits student background information including student level, whether the student is taking the course as an elective, student gender, expected grade, the proportion of students taking the course as a part of their major, and the semester in which the evaluation takes place. The second section consists of three general items which elicit student responses to the course content, the instructor, and the course in general. Ratings in this section are made on a 6-point scale ranging from excellent to very poor. Section three includes 21 statements which represent five subscales or factors labeled General Course Attitude, Method of Instruction, Course Content, Interest and Attention, and Instructor. A sixth scale, Total, provides scores for all items combined. Items are rated on a 4-point scale ranging from agree strongly to disagree strongly. The fourth section provides space for 42 optional items if the instructor wishes to include any additional items. These items may either be selected from an item catalog which is part of the CIEQ system or written by the instructor. The Final section allows for open-ended responses to questions on course content, the instructor, course objectives, papers and home work, examinations, suggested improvements, and an evaluation of the course based upon student satisfaction with the course and student perceptions of its value as an educational experience. To access the CIEQ online version click here.
The results of the CIEQ are presented on a three page output for each course/section in four parts. The first part presents course and instructor identification. The second part presents student background information and results for three general items. Given are the proportion and number responding to each item alternative (and the proportion not responding). The mean and the standard deviation are also presented for each of the general items. The third part lists the responses to the six subscales. Included are the percentage responding, the mean response, the standard deviation, the reliability coefficient (based upon an internal consistency calculation), and a variety of normative comparisons transformed and reported on a 10-point scale. These comparisons include the rank norm (a comparison of the course with all courses given by instructors at the same rank), the level norm (a comparison of the course with all courses at the same course level), the institution norm (a comparison of the course with all courses at the institution), the college norm (a comparison of the course with all other courses in the appropriate college within the institution), the nationwide norm (a comparison of the course to all the courses throughout the US which have used the CIEQ), and the department norm (a comparison of the course with all other courses in the appropriate department) The final part lists each of 21 standard items and gives the proportion and number responding to each alternative, the most favorable response, the mean response, the standard deviation, and the college-wide norm decile (a comparison of the mean response with those obtained throughout the institution) for each item.