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Fall 2007 Survey Results


Question 1

Which best describes your academic role at UCR?

All % of Total
Professor 46 33.6%
Assoc. Professor 10 7.3%
Assist. Professor 11 8.0%
Grad Student 36 26.3%
Lecturer 34 24.8%
Totals 137 100.0%

Question 2

Did the available technology (projector, sound system, document camera, etc.) in the classroom meet your pedagogical needs?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Completely 81 59.1% 21 3 7 26 24
Mostly 51 37.2% 23 7 2 8 11
Partially 4 2.9% 1 0 2 0 1
Not at all 1 0.7% 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 137 100.0% 46 10 11 34 36

96.4% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 3

What additional technology would be needed to fully address your pedagogical needs?

  • View respondents' remarks.

    Additional Technology Comments

    Academic Role

    Classroom

    Full Name

    Comment

    Grad Student HMNSS 1400 Anonymous N/A
    Lecturer SPR 2360 Anonymous the technology in the INTS building has been superb, and I would like to
    see that kind of technology in classrooms in other buildings
    Professor Anonymous Better Microphone
    Assoc. Professor WAT 1117 Anonymous None
    Assoc. Professor BOYHL 1471 Isgouhi Kaloshian Screen is too small
    Grad Student SPR 1339. SPR 2356, SPR 2360 Sarah Schwartzman None
    Lecturer SPR 1340, HMNSS 1402 Dr. Mona Loya Talamantes n/a
    Grad Student WAT 1111 Anonymous ELMO projector
    Assoc. Professor BRNHL B118 Anonymous Sometimes it was difficult to adjust sound; other times, one or two of
    the four projectors had to be turned on from Media Resources.  If the
    technology in the room worked consistently, it would be adequate.
    Professor BRNHL B118 Anonymous NONE
    Lecturer ENGR2 143 Anonymous Did not need the technology substantially for the course taught this
    quarter in ENGR2 143
    Grad Student UV 10 Anonymous N
    Professor SPTH 1222 Leah Haimo for some reason, the browser did not allow me to show some movies from a
    colleague's web site.
    Grad Student WAT 2240 Tanner Higgin I would like a way to hook up outside AV sources, such as video game
    systems.
    Grad Student HMNSS 1401 Anonymous Document camera not available in that room.
    Professor WAT 1000 George Haggerty better lighting in the room; better lighting at the control panel.
    Lecturer Anonymous Remote flipper
    Professor SURGE 173 Anonymous webcam plus record/broadcast application
    Assoc. Professor HMNSS 1503 Lucille Chia a screen that doesn't (nearly) completely cover the entire white/black
    board
    Assist. Professor ENGR 143 Sharon Walker projector bulb was problematic and needed changing (even after reporting
    it)
    Professor BRNHL A125 Peter Sadler Easier "handshake" between laptop and projector.  Option to use
    blackboards as well as white boards.  White board markers severely limit
    design in drawings.
    Professor SPR 1340 Susan n Carter Ideally I would like to have one or two interactive sessions for my
    students at the beginning of the quarter.  Unfortunately, one of the
    classes has 65 students.  The other was supposed to have 65, but was
    restricted just before the Quarter began (too lat
    Professor PHY 2000 Robert Clare 3 computers at the front podium would be much more effective.
    Grad Student ENGR2 143 Conley Read Bluetooth capable desktop computer and or wireless projection system.
    Professor UNLH 1000 Joseph Morse Informed of code in advance so I could login when room is not set up
    Professor HMNSS 1403 Anonymous a document camera
    Lecturer BRNHL B118 / HMNSS 1503 Rob Lam None
    Professor UNLH 1000 Janet Hill None
    Assoc. Professor OLMH 1116 Heidi Brayman Hackel more a mechanical than tech matter -- the blinds did not sufficiently block out daylight and some of the film clips I showed were very hard to see in a not quite dark room
    Assoc. Professor OLMH 1116 (duplicate)Heidi Brayman Hackel more a mechanical than tech matter -- the blinds did not sufficiently
    block out daylight and some of the film clips I showed were very hard to
    see in a not quite dark room
    Professor UNLH 1000 Janet Hill None
    Professor LFSC 1500 William H. Okamura Needs two projectors; needs a better overhead projector, remove tables
    from room
    Lecturer SPR Anonymous White boards instead of blackboards.
    Lecturer LFSC 1500 Anonymous everything working all the time
    Professor OLMH 1208 Brad Mullens I still had some VHS tapes, and the tape player was broken. However,
    they did do a workaround as best they could, since another unit was not
    available.
    Lecturer Anonymous Remote control for the computer
    Grad Student SPR 2240 Kim Evanson remote to advance slides during lecture presentations
    Professor UV( Joseph Morse Control panel control of DVD - it doesn't work
    Lecturer WAT 2141, SURGE 171, HMNS 1405 Gray Scott I had no unmet needs last quarter. (However, I'm using ENGR2 141 right
    now, and the bulb on the projector is so dim as to be nearly unusable.)
    Grad Student ENGR2 139 Anonymous a projection system to project from a computer screen
    Grad Student LFSC, Sproul, HMNS Anonymous Open media cabinet :)
    Professor SPTH 1222, ENGR2 143 Victor Rodgers Methods to upload video of student presentations for student review of
    performance
    Lecturer SPR 2351 Anonymous the availability of multilanguage in the computer is important for a
    language course.
    Assoc. Professor SPR 1340 Yang Ye A double screen would be very helpful. Now I switch between my handout
    and my powerpoint presentation.
    Lecturer HMNSS 1402 Yolanda Cardenas NONE
    Professor OLMH 1208 Anonymous Microphone that did not always run down
    Assist. Professor HMNSS 1405 Freya Schiwy mac compatible equip.  exp: mac ipod can't be read.  + replace remotes.
    remotes not usually in room
    Professor HMNSS, SPR, SURGE Anonymous The system needs to be overhauled to become less cumbersome and and more
    user-friendly
    Grad Student HMNSS 1402 Lucero Flores-Paez Language lab. I would like to have the opprotunity to held a class in a
    lab.
    Professor SPTH 2200 J.G. Waines NA
    Professor watkins 1101; Speith 2200 Marylynn Yates none - it completely meets my needs at this time
    Grad Student Engr 2-142, Wat 2240, Surge 173, Spieth 1222 Anonymous n/a
    Grad Student SPR 2340 Anonymous A document camera
    Professor WAT 1000 Deborah Wong Better speakers--the sound quality is tinny and boomy!
    Professor INTN 1002 Schlenk Bigger screen  (students cannot see in the back)
    Lecturer Sproul 2140 ? (EDUC 4 Fall Quarter) Janet Brown I would love to work on a Promethean Board to be more interactive
    Professor 1117 Watkins, Stat B650 David Eastmond In Watkins, I don't believe that the software for running video clips
    from the web was not loaded.
    Lecturer Sproul, HMNSS and OLM--don't remember #s Tim Ballard Sound system in some rooms are a little too low to hear
    Grad Student STAT B650 Anonymous laser pointer with slide advancer
    Assoc. Professor ENGR2 138 Ludwig Bartels More clicker receivers
    Assist. Professor WAT 1101 Michelle Raheja The equipment was adequate, but often wasn't functioning.
    Grad Student SURGE, WATKINS Anonymous the sound doesn't work in all the rooms-this has been a problem in past
    qrts

Question 4

Overall, have your classroom technology needs been satisfactorily met this quarter?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Completely 73 53.7% 19 2 5 24 23
Mostly 58 42.6% 24 8 5 9 12
Partially 4 2.9% 2 0 1 0 1
Not at all 1 0.7% 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 136 100.0% 46 10 11 33 36

96.3% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 5

Are you aware of faculty development support services (e.g. Workshops, Luncheons, instructional design assistance) that are available to help UCR faculty increase the use of instructional technology?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Completely 23 17.0% 12 3 2 2 4
Mostly 53 39.3% 21 2 6 10 14
Partially 38 28.1% 9 5 2 13 9
Not at all 21 15.6% 2 0 1 9 9
Totals 135 100.0% 44 10 11 34 36

62.8% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 6

How frequent is your need for a "Smart Classroom" (i.e. a classroom with a permanent projection device, Internet connection, speakers, and multimedia capabilities; 100% indicates using the technology every lecture)?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
100% 70 51.5% 24 8 7 20 11
75% 28 20.6% 8 0 1 8 11
50% 17 12.5% 5 1 1 2 8
25% 6 4.4% 4 0 1 0 1
Less than 25% 11 8.1% 3 1 1 4 2
Never 4 2.9% 2 0 0 0 2
Totals 136 100.0% 46 10 11 34 35

72.1% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 7

How frequent is your need for a "computer classroom" (i.e. a classroom with a computer for every student or for a number of small groups of students, in addition to "smart classroom" capabilities)?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
100% 13 9.6% 7 0 0 1 5
75% 4 2.9% 0 0 0 1 3
50% 10 7.4% 7 0 1 1 1
25% 20 14.7% 9 1 2 3 5
Less than 25% 35 25.7% 8 6 2 12 7
Never 54 39.7% 15 3 6 16 14
Totals 136 100.0% 46 10 11 34 35

Question 8

Do you have a “course web page” in Blackboard or a departmental/personal web site for your students with information on your course, syllabi, and requirements?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Yes, extensive Blackboard use 103 75.2% 33 8 10 25 27
Yes, limited blackboard use 20 14.6% 7 2 1 5 5
Yes, other web site 6 4.4% 1 0 0 2 3
No 8 5.8% 5 0 0 2 1
Totals 137 100.0% 46 10 11 34 36

89.8% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 9

Do you use the above web site to present material to your students while in the classroom?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Yes, extensively 23 16.8% 8 1 0 5 9
Yes, but limited 6 4.4% 4 0 0 1 1
No, not at all 50 36.5% 12 4 6 13 15
I did not know I could do that 53 38.7% 20 5 5 13 10
Did not answer 5 3.6% 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 137 100.0% 44 10 11 33 35

Question 10

Did the instructions in the media cabinet and the materials available on the website (http://classrooms.ucr.edu) provide the information you needed to use the equipment in the classroom?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Completely 40 29.2% 11 4 4 11 10
Mostly 59 43.1% 22 5 6 14 12
Partially 9 6.6% 5 0 1 1 2
Not at all 1 0.7% 1 0 0 0 0
Unaware of material 27 19.7% 6 1 0 8 12
Did not answer 1 0.7% 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 137 100.0% 46 10 11 34 36

72.3% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 11

Did you find the HELP button on the multimedia controller helpful and was technical support provided in a timely manner?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Completely 63 50.8% 22 5 5 20 11
Mostly 37 29.8% 10 2 5 9 11
Partially 11 8.9% 6 0 0 2 3
Not at all 13 10.5% 5 2 0 1 5
Totals 124 100.0% 43 9 10 32 30

80.6% of respondents answered either Completely or Mostly.

Question 12

Did you use the Audience Response System (Clickers)?

All % of Total Professor Assoc Professor Assist Professor Lecturer Grad Student
Yes 15 10.9% 7 1 2 3 2
No 122 89.1% 39 9 9 31 34
Totals 137 100.0% 46 10 11 34 36

If you used the audience response system (clickers) in the classroom, what one thing (positive or negative) about its use merits comments?

  • View respondents' remarks.

    Clicker Comments

    Academic Role

    Classroom

    Full Name

    Comment

    Professor PHY 2000 Robert Clare Sometimes the receivers need to be reset.
    Professor Anonymous students complain that some clickers don't register
    Professor Anonymous Helps break up lecture time and provides immediate feedback about learningto both instructor and student
    Professor BRNHL A125 Peter Sadler Several students used more than one clicker; it was a nuisance to monitor them all and challenge the cheats.
    Professor LFSC 1500 William H. Okamura You need two projectors
    Professor UV Joseph Morse Haven't used this.
    Professor WAT 1000 Pashaura Singh Some students complained that their clckers did not record their responses
    Professor WAT 1000 Deborah Wong n/a
    Professor SURGE 170, LFSC 1500 Bob Hanneman Creates some action in the class, which helps student engagement
    Lecturer Sproul, HMNSS and OLM--don't remember #s Tim Ballard don’t use
    Lecturer SPR 1340, HMNSS 1402 Dr. Mona Loya Talamantes N/A but I would like to learn more…
    Lecturer LFSC 1500 Tracy Kahn All students are still not fully comfortable with how to effectively use them even though most of my students are seniors.
    Lecturer Sproul 2140 ? (EDUC 4 Fall Quarter) Janet Brown not used
    Lecturer SPTH 2200 Cary Coburn Have used them but cannot think of a positive comment
    Lecturer HMNSS 1402 Yolanda Cardenas Positive
    Grad Student PHY 2111 Anonymous I didn't know there was such a thing.
    Grad Student OLMH 1123, HMNSS 1401, WAT 1111, SPR 2343 Anonymous Did not use
    Grad Student SPR 2360, OLMH 1126, HMNSS 1403, WAT 1000 Anonymous The clickers proved very unreliable in Watkins 1000. We had planned to use them to take role but students continued to have problems getting their clicks in throughout the quarter.
    Grad Student OLMH 1212 Anonymous NO
    Grad Student SPR 1339. SPR 2356, SPR 2360 Sarah Schwartzman Really does engage the students and accounts for better attendance
    Grad Student LFSC 1500 Anonymous Students complain often that their devices aren't working. I don't normally believe them, but it would be nice to hear from an expert about what and how often problems really do occur and how they can be permantely fixed.
    Assoc. Professor WAT 1117 Anonymous Haven't used them
    Assoc. Professor ENGR2 138 Ludwig Bartels Need more receivers in large classrooms
    Assist. Professor BRNHL A125 Anonymous They can be effective for stimulating discussion.
    Assist. Professor BRNHL A125 Gareth Funning Two students failed to register their clickers at all, despite multiple promptings, and being 'active' students. There were also two instances of clicker cheating - students answering with two clickers.
  • View respondents' additional comments.

    Additional Comments

    Academic Role

    Classroom

    Full Name

    Additional Comments

    Professor HMNSS, SPR, SURGE Anonymous I never use the technology in the classroom if I can help it because it is so cumbersome, that I waste precious minutes trying to load, unlock, and turn things on.  My password has never worked, and the whole experience has been a disaster.  Finally, the
    Professor BRNHL A125 Peter Sadler The projection room at the back of Bourns A125 has no lights (dangerous step!) and no sound.  Both would be welcome.
    Professor SURGE 173 Anonymous "Help" usually suggests documentation, not a phone call. Activating the projectors requires a strange sequence. Shut down is still all or nothing. There should be individual power on/off options for each projector.
    Professor OLMH 1208 Brad Mullens The personnel were very helpful and the room is fine overall. Thanks.
    Professor HMNSS 1404 Anonymous The main area of difficulty is access to keys for the equipment.  The
    equipment is locked and when students present, I have to get them the
    key. My time is limited.
    Professor PRCE 3374 Robert Heath only problem was that a projector bulb burnt out, but people were there
    in a few minutes to replace it.  That is critical since it is impossible
    to say when a bulb will go.
    Professor Anonymous Some students clickers just don't work reliably no matter what.
    Professor SPR 1102 Chris Amrhein The computer projector would overheat and shut off near the end of
    class.  I noticed this was true if the previous class had been using the
    projector and I just continued to use it. So it would have been on
    nearly 2 hours. It would take a few minutes for
    Professor LFSC 1500 William H. Okamura I also used Physics 2000 for review sessions and last year, I used
    Physics 2000 (F06) the entire quarter for Chem 112C.  LS 1500 has a
    better atmosphere because it allows better faculty-student interaction.
    I realize now that the high screen and the phys
    Professor SPR 1340 Susan n Carter Media Resources offers great support.  I would like to send my thanks to
    everyone involved!
    Professor OLMH 1208 Anonymous I would like to use the clickers more.
    Professor SPTH 1222 Leah Haimo I am now teaching in LS1500.  I need the board and wish that there was a
    second projector so that the right hand screen could be used  so that
    the center screen need not be used and could be kept raised so that
    there would be more contiguous board space.
    Professor HMNSS 1501 Anonymous The only major problem was the sort battery live of the 9v batteries in
    the microphone.
    Professor UNLH 1000 Janet Hill We just need video technology in the smart class rooms, particulary the
    large lecture hall that accomodates video tapes that have been
    personally recorded by the professor.
    Professor ENGR2 142 John Heraty It would be nice if the computer screens did not block most of the white
    boards, and it would be nice if the whiteboards were kept cleaner.
    Professor WAT 1000 Conrad Rudolph There is something wrong about the slide projection system in Watkins
    1000.  Multimedia Technologies has been very good about trying to fix
    it, but the images remain dim--so dim, in fact, that I will probably
    have to quit using this room I otherwise prefe
    Professor 1117 Watkins, Stat B650 David Eastmond The overhead projector in Watkins 1117 was very dirty with chalk and
    needed to be cleaned.
    Professor Soc 125--classroom number 1212--Tu/Th 12-1 (forgot the
    building name)
    Alexandra Maryanki Staff: Thank you for your excellent service

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    Professor PHY 2000 Robert Clare It would be nice to have 3 computers at the front podium.  It is
    sometimes *very* difficult to use the back computer.  This is especially
    true if someone is trying to set up demos on the back stage.  It would
    be nice to have a 'lock out' feature on the front panel
    Professor WAT 1000 Pashaura Singh The use of clickers was quite exciting, but some students had difficulty
    in recording their responses. We tried to ask them to change batteries
    and try it again. But some complains still remained.
    Professor UNLH 1000 Janet Hill We just need video technology in the smart class rooms, particulary the
    large lecture hall that accomodates video tapes that have been
    personally recorded by the professor.
    Lecturer SPR 1340, HMNSS 1402 Dr. Mona Loya Talamantes I would love to attend workshops on how to use the technology available
    in more extensive ways, especially Blackboard/ilearn.
    Lecturer LFSC 1500 Gibbons Rosaleen The media staff is the best!!! Very professional and knowledgeable, not
    to mention fast to respond.
    Lecturer SPR 2360 Anonymous The document viewers in the INTS building are much more practical and
    usable than the antiquated machines for transparencies in the other
    classrooms on campus.
    Lecturer BOYHL 1471 Anonymous Nice work. Thank you.
    Lecturer BRNHL B118 Judy Okamura I really feel like I need some individual training.  The short
    session with several instructors present does not allow for real "hands
    on" practice with all of the equipment.
    Lecturer Sproul, HMNSS and OLM--don't remember #s Tim Ballard Some HELP buttons don't work
    People who work with your dept are very nice.
    Lecturer BRNHL B118 / HMNSS 1503 Rob Lam The projector in Bourns B118 had occassional problems, but I was pleased that the response from your technicians was very fast.
    Lecturer SPR Anonymous Having the document camera left in the room was very useful.  In the new
    quarter, it is brought in and varies weekly.
    Lecturer LFSC 1500 Fay There was often trouble getting the microphone to work.
    Lecturer WAT 2141, SURGE 171, HMNS 1405 Gray Scott Again, someone needs to replace the bulb in the projector for ENGR2 141
    -- this is something that I honestly was just about to contact Media
    Resources about, when you sent me the link to this survey. Also, I'd
    suggest that instructors be given the four-di
    Lecturer HMNSS 1403, SURGE 173 Anonymous There seemed to be technical problems with the SURGE equipment.  On a few separate occasions, I had trouble using the DVD player and video recorder in that room.  I couldn't always get the image to the screens.  I don’t remember whether the DVDs/videos we
    Grad Student HMNSS 1400 Anonymous The sound of this classroom, MNSS 1400, works only when using the
    proyector, but not when we try to put only the sound.
    thank you
    Grad Student HMNSS 1402 Lucero Flores-Paez I really appreciate your help. I usually teach at 7:10 AM and anytime I
    need help anybody from your office is there to help. One day they even
    brought the cabinet key that I've forgotten.
    Grad Student LFSC 1500 Anonymous As a TA, I don't get to pick the classrooms, so several of these
    questions don't apply to me.
    Grad Student SPR 1339. SPR 2356, SPR 2360 Sarah Schwartzman I am pleased with technology services
    Grad Student Stats 2674, OLMH 1116, HMNSS 1405 Rob R. d'Annibale You tech folks are incredibly helpful, so THANK YOU! But, PLEASE,
    PLEASE, PLEASE fix the log-in program both for e-mail and iLearn. I
    waste lots of time waiting to clear the log-in screen, especially during
    classes since about the middle of last quarter.
    Grad Student Tony We need to eliminate ALL of the chalkboards from ALL of the classrooms.
    Grad Student PHY 2111 Anonymous Detailed manuals in the cabinets, provided to the departments, or
    provided online (particularly in new classrooms or classes with new
    equipment) would be very helpful.
    Grad Student ENGR2 143 Conley Read It would be helpful to have Bluetooth capable desktop computers and/or
    wireless projection systems.
    Grad Student WAT 1000 Anonymous All of the smart classrooms I have lectured in have been great.  I have
    no complaints whatsoever.  The only suggestion I have is to make more
    classrooms smart classrooms.  For instance, many psychology grads TA in
    room 1316 and 420 of OLMH.  Neither of th
    Grad Student ENGR2 139 Anonymous some of the above questions don't pertain to the lab classroom in the
    engineering building
    Assoc. Professor PHYS 2000 Alan Williams Multiple computer/projector systems in large classrooms (like that
    provided in Physics 2000) would be ideal.  Other classrooms limited to a
    single computer projecting to many projectors is severely limiting to my
    teaching method.
    Assoc. Professor BOYHL 1471 Isgouhi Kaloshian You need to modify question number 11. I did not use the multimedia help
    button and there is no answer that will reflect this.
    Assoc. Professor UNLH 1000 Vivian-Lee Nyitray The student workers who come in response to help calls are unfailingly
    patient and helpful.
    Assoc. Professor WAT 1117 Anonymous Replace chalk boards for white boards.
    Assist. Professor PHY 2000 Anonymous I had many technical problems in PHYS 2000 in the Fall quarter.   The
    microphone didn't work properly, and some of my students who took other
    classes in that classroom said every professor had the same problem.   I
    very often wasted at least 5 minutes of
    Assist. Professor WAT 1101 Michelle Raheja The equipment in the classroom wasn't always functioning.  Whenever I needed help, it was always prompt, however.  One time though I needed assistance and the woman who came to help was extremely rude.  This was the first time this had ever happened, but

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