Faculty Profile

Kimi King

Title
Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995.
Major: Political Science
Dissertation Title: /-"Paper Guarantees and Promises to Keep: An Empirical Analysis of Administrative and Judicial Decision-Making, 1970-1989"
JD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990.
Major: Law and Institutions
MPA, Northeastern University, 1986.
Major: Public Policy, Finance and Budgeting
BA, University of Illinois, 1984.
Major: Political Science Minor-Business & Sociology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 5050.002, Seminar in American Government and Politics, Spring 2023
PSCI 4490.004, Topics in Public Policy, Spring 2023
PSCI 2306.007, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2023
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Powers of the Government, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 2305.204, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2022
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 8W1 2022
PSCI 5950.081, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2022
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2022
PSCI 4954.001, Research Capstone, Spring 2022
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2022
PSCI 2306.006, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 8W2 2021
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
PSCI 4954.001, Research Capstone, Fall 2021
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2021
PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4490.001, Topics in Public Policy, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.006, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.002, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4951.702, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2020
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.016, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 4951.007, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2020
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2020
PSCI 2306.006, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Powers of the Government, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Powers of the Government, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2019
PSCI 2306.002, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.717, Individual Research, Fall 2018
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2018
PSCI 2305.004, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.710, Individual Research, Spring 2018
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PSCI 2306.002, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4230.001, The Constitution and the Rights of Criminal Defendants, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.003, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 SPOT
PSCI 2305.004, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PSCI 6900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PSCI 1050.003, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.004, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PSCI 5900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PSCI 4490.001, Topics in Public Policy, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2016
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PSCI 1050.003, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.004, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 4490.001, Topics in Public Policy, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.710, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2015
PSCI 1040.004, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.710, Individual Research, Spring 2015
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PSCI 1050.003, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.004, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2014
PSCI 1040.004, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PSCI 1040.008, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.011, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.813, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.820, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.854, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.855, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.867, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.870, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Summer 5W1 2013
PSCI 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2013
PSCI 1040.004, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.800, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 6900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 1040.008, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.009, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.819, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.820, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2012
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
PSCI 1040.004, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PSCI 1040.008, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.013, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.804, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 1040.008, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.011, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.007, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Summer 8W1 2009
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Summer 8W1 2009
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2009
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PSCI 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 8W1 2009
PSCI 6900.712, Special Problems, Summer 8W1 2009
PSCI 1050.005, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2009
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Spring 2009
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2008
PSCI 1040.007, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2008
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2008
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Summer 3W1 2008
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2008
PSCI 1050.005, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2008
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Spring 2008
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 4910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 1050.003, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2007
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.724, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2007
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2007
PSCI 6900.712, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2007
PSCI 6900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2007
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Spring 2007
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PSCI 4910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2006
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2006
PSCI 1050.001, American Government: Process and Policies, Summer 3W1 2006
PSCI 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
PSCI 4910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2005
PSCI 4900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PSCI 4900.724, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PSCI 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2005
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Summer 3W1 2005
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Summer 3W1 2005
PSCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2005
PSCI 4200.001, Constitutional Law: Discrimination and the Powers of the Government, Spring 2005
PSCI 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 4910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2004
PSCI 4210.001, Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties, Fall 2004
PSCI 4900.724, Special Problems, Fall 2004
PSCI 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Weizer, P., KING, K. L., Ringel, L., Conway, N., Sommerman, A. B., Hall, M. (2019). How to Please the Court: A Moot Court Handbook. St. Paul, Minnesota: West Academic Publishing Company.
Meernik, J. D., King, K. L. (2019). Judging Justice. 216. Ann, Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. https://www.press.umich.edu/10033319/judging_justice/
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2017). The Witness Experience: Investigating Ethnicity, Gender & Trauma at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. 175. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/witness-experience/6D355F7926CB1C9AB5B21E5787D2448E
Book Chapter
Meernik, J. D., King, K. L. (2020). Whither Thou Truth & Justice: Witness Perceptions about their Contributions to the ICTY. Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198862956.001.0001/oso-9780198862956-chapter-14
DeMeritt, J. H., King, K. L. (2019). Una Tierra Inexplorada: Gendering the Peace Process in Colombia. chapter in As War Ends: What Colombia Can Tell Us about the Sustainability of Peace and Transitional Justice. Cambridge University Press.
King, K. L., Leuzinger, J. A. (2015). "Introduction to the Law and the American Legal System". Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law. (3rd), 22. Cleveland: Education Law Association. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc505723/
Watson, W. L., King, K. L., Hamner, J. H., Oldmixon, E. A., Ishiyama, J. T., Miller, W., Simon, E. (2015). "After the Apocalypse: A Simulation for Introduction to Politics Classes" in Ishiyama, Miller, and Simon, eds. Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations. Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations. London:.
King, K. L. (2011). "The Impact of the ICTY in the former Yugoslavia" in The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, edited by Göran Sluiter, Bert Swart, and Alexander Zahar..
King, K. L. (2005). "Breaking the Boundaries: An Analysis of Sentences in Rape Cases Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia." In Courts Crossing Borders. ed. Mary Volcansek..
King, K. L. (2004). "Chp. 3: Introduction to Legal Research" & "Chp. 4: The Basics of Oral Argument." In How to Please the Court: A Moot Court Handbook. ed. Paul Weizer..
King, K. L. (2004). "Crimes and Punishment: How the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Distinguishes Among Massive Human Rights Violations", in Understanding Human Rights Violations, Sabine Carey and Steven Poe (eds.)..
Journal Article
Branton, R. P., King, K. L., Walsh, J. Criminal justice in Indian country: Examining declination rates of tribal cases. Social Science Quarterly. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Publishing. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ssqu.13100
Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P., King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2020). Violence, Trust and Public Support for the Colombian Peace Agreement. Social Science Quarterly. 101(4), 1236-1254.
Meernik, J. D., King, (2019). The Security Consequences of Bearing Witness. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
King, K., Meernik, J. D. (2017). The Burden of Bearing Witness: The Impact of Testifying at War Crimes Tribunals. Journal of Conflict Resolution. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022002717736567
Meernik, J. D., King, K. L. (2016). Truth, Justice, and Education: Towards Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2015). Judicial Voting Behavior at the Appeals Chambers of the International Tribunals. 6(1), 29-46. Journal of International Organization Studies.
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2014). A Psychological Jurisprudence Model of Public Opinion and International Prosecution. International Center for Business Research. 17(1), 3-20.
King, K. L. (2010). "The Impact of International Tribunals and Domestic Trials on Peace and Human Rights after Civil War.".
King, K. L. (2009). "Making Moot Court Matter: How to Get the Most out of Moot Court Simulations.".
King, K. L. (2007). "Gender Justice or Just Gender? The Role of Gender in Sexual Assault Decisions at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.".
King, K. L. (2005). "Judicial Decision Making and International Tribunals: Assessing the Impact of Individual, National and International Factors.".
King, K. L. (2004). "The Determinants of ICTY Sentencing: An Empirical and Doctrinal Analysis"..
King, K. L. (2004). The Internet and College Students' Motivation to Vote.. Journal of College and Character. 5(3), 1940-1951.
King, K. L. (2002). "The Effectiveness of International Law and the ICTY--Prelimanry Results of an Empirical Study.".
King, K. L. (1999). "The Supreme Court and the Powers of the Executive: The Adjudication of Foreign Policy.".
King, K. L. (1998). "Does the Law Matter? Federal District Court Decision-Making in Fair Housing Cases, 1968-1989.".
King, K. L. (1998). "Statutory Construction and congressional Response.".
King, K. L. (1998). "The 'Sole Organ' Before the Court: Presidential Power in Foreign Policy Cases 1790-1996.".
Popular Press Article
King, K. L. (1995). "Are School Vouchers Constitutional?".
Research Report
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2016). Echoes of Testimonies: A Pilot Study into the Long-Term Impact of Bearing Witness Before the ICTY.
Video and Audiovisual Material
King, K. L. (1997). Draw Near and Be Heard: A Simulation in Supreme Court Decision-Making..

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), Chelliah, S. L., "Political Instability and Language Endangerment," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $42515 Funded. (August 2017 – Present).
King, K. L. (Principal), "Funding for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching," Sponsored by UNT College of Arts & Sciences, University of North Texas, $9000 Funded. (20082021).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Glazebrook, P. (Co-Principal), Everbach, T. (Co-Principal), Broyles, S. J. (Co-Principal), Sundberg, T. (Co-Principal), "Provost Office Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20132016).
King, K. L. (Principal), "Student Innovation Fund for Teaching," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $605 Funded. (20152015).
King, K. L. (Principal), "Faculty Trainer Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, Funded. (20132015).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "UNT Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4860 Funded. (20142014).
King, K. L. (Principal), "Quality Enhancement Program," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20082011).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meaders, E. L. (Co-Principal), "NextGen Research Fund," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $24000 Funded. (20082010).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "Hispanic and Global Initiatives Fund," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $2100 Funded. (20092009).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "War Crimes Study Abroad Course," Sponsored by Center for Interdisciplinarity, Other, $5000 Funded. (20092009).
King, K. L. (Principal), "Sonia Nazario Campus Speech," Sponsored by Wells Fargo, Private, $5000 Funded. (20082008).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Spencer, S. L. (Co-Principal), "Hispanic and Global Studies Initiatives Fund Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7600 Funded. (20072007).
King, K. L. (Other), "Charn Uswachoke Grant," Other, $4500 Funded. (20012001).
King, K. L. (Other), "Junior Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (19981998).
King, K. L. (Other), "Junior Faculty Development Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (19961996).
King, K. L. (Other), "Junior Faculty Research Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (19941994).
King, K. L. (Other), "Teaching Development Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $6500 Funded. (19941994).
Grant - Service
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Leuzinger, J. (Co-Principal), "Equity Advocates Pilot Program," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $4800 Funded. (20192020).
Grant - Teaching
King, K. L. (Other), "War Crimes Class," Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education Peace Studies, Federal, $2500 Funded. (20052005).
Sponsored Research
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "War Crimes Study Abroad Award," Sponsored by Dallas Bar Foundation, Other, $2000 Funded. (20082008).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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