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Course Evaluations

Bow Valley College

 

At Bow Valley College, each term a number of classes are randomly selected to take part in the voluntary Learner Evaluation Forms (L.E.F.).  In classes selected, learners are invited to voluntarily take part in the evaluation of the course, and instructor, anonymously.  Below is an amalgamation of feedback I have received, from eight of the classes I have taught.  In total, 60 learners have taken part in this feedback. 

 

For feedback, the learners were asked to choose their answers to the following questions on a scale of strongly agree – agree – disagree – strongly disagree.  

 

1. The instructor could answer my questions about the course information/content. 

2. The course information was presented in different ways that helped me to learn. 

3. Class time was used well 

4. I felt comfortable contacting the instructor if I needed to. 

5. I understand how my course work (some examples are assignments, exams, quizzes, labs) was marked. 

6. Course work (some examples are assignments, exams, quizzes, labs) was returned to me in good time. 

7. The feedback on my course work (some examples are assignments, exams, quizzes, labs) was helpful. 

 

The results are demonstrated below in the following table. 

 

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In addition to providing responses to the aforementioned questions, learners are provided with the opportunity to write their own comments.  Below is a sampling of comments provided by learners in the evaluation forms:

 

"Interviewing and Investigations-21JANMNCO42 - Scott Mark: Not much to improve honestly. He is really great at what he does, and his experience helps to enrich the content.” 

 

“Interviewing and Investigations-21JANMNCO42 - The course was a little difficult, but Scott made it easy to understand, which is the reason why I like the course, because the more he made it sound interesting the more I got fascinated by everything”


"Introduction to Canadian Law-19AUGMNTR42 - Scott Mark: My instructor Mr. Scott Mark is a very supportive person. He helps the students in acknowledging their errors and how to work on them. Also, he makes you feel comfortable in the class environment. A big thanks to him for his co–operation and efforts."

"Introduction to Law Enforcement-19AUGMNTR42 - Scott Mark: Scott is a very good instructor. Know's the subject well and answers all questions in depth."

"Introduction to Forensic Science-20FEBMNTR5 - Scott Mark: More feedback on assignments would be very useful. It was a very well planned out course and very intriguing. Throughout the course i was engaged."

"Introduction to Forensic Science-20FEBMNTR5 - Scott Mark: Strength: Scott Mark promised a fun and eventful class and he delivered. He was able to provide with all the information necessary in the course, he made sure we would all be successful.


Areas for improvement: Because of the sudden pandemic, I think Scott was able to make the transition as smooth as possible. There is nothing to improve with the course, I know he had planned for many fun things for us to do and he was able to provide through MS Teams."


"Criminal Law in Canada-19JANMNAT42 - Scott Mark: Scott Mark is a very knowledgeable instructor, you can tell by how he presents the course content and material. I appreciate how efficient he is in responding to emails and questions about the course material."

"Criminology-20MAYMNAT41 - Scott Mark: Scott was great in delivering this course to us students, in my opinion. The weekly live online class delivery on MS Team that he offered was very helpful as well and he provided quality education almost identical to an in–class instructional. His greatest strength is his experience as he always give either real life experience relevant to the topic, or learned experience such as references to other studies that are relevant to a given topic at hand.

This is of utmost importance to me because after all, my goal is to learn as much as I can for potential career in the Justice field. The course syllabus was also followed and explained in as much depth as possible. It was definitely a great course and exceeded my expectation of an online class"

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Criminology-20MAYMNAT41 - Scott Mark: Scott Mark gives clear instructions with the proper amount of detail. He is able to make himself available when needed and he doesn't add unnecessary details into his discussions."

"Canadian Criminal Procedure-20SEPMNTR41 - Scott Mark: Scott Mark is a terrific instructor, he always answers any questions we might have to the full extend of his knowledge. His presentation style and layout is very easy to follow and understand."

"Canadian Criminal Procedure-20SEPMNTR41 - Scott Mark: Scott is very knowledgeable, and is always willing to take the time to explain things fully and answer questions even if they are not directly related to the course."

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Criminal Evidence-19JANMNTR42 - Scott Mark: Scott, is extremely well organized, methodical, professional, diligent, thorough and knowledgeable about subjects he taught me. I have learned a fair bit in class and from the book. His slides are well organized, the layout was easy to follow, as he explained everything step by step, chapter after chapter. His marking was very fair – if you follow his suggestions, you will do very well in courses he teaches. Amazing instructor."

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Criminal Evidence-19JANMNTR42 - Scott Mark: I loved in his class. The environment of the class was very positive because of him. The way he explains stuff helps us understand better."

 

Professional Development Courses
 

Calgary Police Service

 

At the end of all the courses I taught at the Calgary Police Service, I invited participants to voluntarily take part in the evaluation of the course, and myself as the instructor. Below is an amalgamation of feedback I received, from six of the course I taught.  In total, 128 participants took part in this feedback. 

 

For feedback, the learners were asked to choose their answers to the following questions on a scale of strongly agree – agree – disagree – strongly disagree.  

 

1. The instructor was well prepared and organized. 

2. The instructor was helpful and flexible to the participants’ needs.

3. The session’s objectives were clear and concise. 

4. The written materials and visual presentation were satisfactory.

 

The results are demonstrated below in the following table. 

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In addition to providing responses to the aforementioned questions, learners are provided with the opportunity to write their own comments.  Below is a sampling of comments provided by learners in the evaluation forms:

Assistant Crime Scene Examiner Course
"Excellent Instructor! Knows his information inside and out and is enthusiastic about the material.  His presentations were interactive and helped us grasp the content. Always eager to help students – I’d say best instructor I’ve had thru CCLC."
"Super knowledgeable about everything!! Answers questions with ease & explains info in a way that is understandable"

“All lectures displayed great knowledge of the subject matter as well as enthusiasm for the material -> which facilitates/enhances the learning environment greatly”
"Cst. Mark was extremely well prepared! The course material presented is amazing! It demonstrated that Cst Mark’s skill, knowledge, professionalism and most of all enthusiasm make him a true SME! Cst Mark is also a highly skilled instructor/teacher!"

Friction Ridge Identification Course

"Very knowledgeable and great sense of humor. Keep class engaged and fun"
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Scott was well prepared and extremely knowledgeable off everything covered"
"Super personable, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable. Answered questions in depth, had really interesting stories."

Introduction to Forensics Course
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Instructor did a good job of keeping material interesting and providing regular breaks. Good presentation & spoke in an engaging way."
"
Scott was incredibly informed and passionate about his work which showed in the presentations. Was personable and answered all questions."
"Considering this is the first course that Scott has run with all new material, it is likely the most organized and well prepared course I’ve attended with CPS. This should be the model of all CPS courses"
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Scott is very thorough and knowledgeable and it is very evident how much he loves what he does and wants to pass that along to others"

Hazardous Environment Recognition & Evidence Collection (HEREC)
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Scott was knowledgeable, presented material that I had no knowledge on"
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Scott did an amazing job putting this course together and I would say this is one of the most valuable course I have taken to date as a patrol member"
"
Simply amazing job Scott. You’re course was great. You are saving peoples lives. I hope this course rolls out to everyone. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication."