Faculty Profile

Abraham Benavides

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Public Administration
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, 2002.
Major: Urban Studies & Public Affairs
Degree Specialization: Public Administration and Urban Studies
Dissertation Title: New Public Management's Administrative Technologies and Procedural Due Process: Searching for Justice
MPA, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, George W. Romney Institute of Public Management, 1994.
Major: Public Administration
Degree Specialization: Local Government
BA, George Washington University, Elliott School of Foreign Affairs, 1987.
Major: International Relations
Degree Specialization: Latin America and the United Nations

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PADM 5210.001, Cultural Competency in Public Management, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PADM 2100.001, Cultural Competency in Urban Governance, Fall 2021
PADM 6940.007, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PADM 6010.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2021 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*

PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 3020.002, Public Management, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.010, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5210.001, Cultural Competency in Public Management, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2020 SPOT
PADM 5700.006, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 5210.001, Cultural Competency in Public Management, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
PADM 3000.001, Public Administration., Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2019
PADM 5035.052, Professional Practice for Public managers, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
PADM 5020.002, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2019 SPOT
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Spring 2019 SPOT
PADM 5900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
PADM 6940.007, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2018
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
PADM 6900.004, Special Problems, Fall 2018 Syllabus
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.051, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2018 SPOT
PADM 4900.700, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus
PADM 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2018 SPOT
PADM 5100.002, Local Government Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus
PADM 6940.007, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2017
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6010.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2017 Syllabus
PADM 6900.004, Special Problems, Fall 2017 Syllabus
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5900.710, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2017 Syllabus
PADM 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
PADM 3700.501, Issues in Public Administration, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.006, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
PADM 5300.001, Introduction to Planning, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5800.001, Public Management Internship, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.010, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2016 SPOT
PADM 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2016 Syllabus
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6940.701, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2016
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5900.002, Special Problems, Spring 2016 SPOT
PADM 6900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PADM 6940.003, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2015
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6900.003, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PADM 6900.004, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6900.710, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2015
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PADM 6710.005, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2015
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PADM 6710.004, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2014
PADM 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Summer 10W 2014 Syllabus
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2014 Syllabus
PADM 5050.001, Legal Issues in Public Administration, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PADM 6710.005, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2014
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PADM 6010.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2013
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2013
PADM 5900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PADM 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2013
PADM 5900.710, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2013
PADM 5900.711, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2013
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Spring 2013
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Spring 2013
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Fall 2012
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Fall 2012
PADM 6710.005, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2012
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2012
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2012
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2012
PADM 5700.005, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2012
PADM 5100.002, Local Government Management, Fall 2011
PADM 5035.001, Professional Practice for Public managers, Fall 2011
PADM 6710.004, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2011
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2011
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2011
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2011
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2011
PADM 6900.710, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2011
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2011
PADM 5050.001, Legal Issues in Public Administration, Spring 2011
PADM 6710.001, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2011
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2010
PADM 6010.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2010
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2010
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2010
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2010
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 8W1 2010
PADM 6900.710, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2010
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2010
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Spring 2010
PADM 6940.704, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2009
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2009
PADM 6010.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2009
PADM 6940.710, Directed Research in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2009
PADM 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2009
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2009
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2009
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2009
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 5W1 2009
PADM 5900.002, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PADM 6940.704, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2009
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2009
PADM 5020.003, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2009
PADM 6940.704, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2008
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2008
PADM 6010.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2008
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2008
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2008
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2008
PADM 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2008
PADM 5050.001, Legal Issues in Public Administration, Spring 2008
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Spring 2008
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2007
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Fall 2007
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2007
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Summer 10W 2007
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W2 2007
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W2 2007
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2007
PADM 5900.700, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Spring 2007
PADM 5210.001, Diversity in Public Management, Spring 2007
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2007
PADM 5900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PADM 6940.700, Directed Research in Public Administration, Fall 2006
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Fall 2006
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Fall 2006
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2006
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2006
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2006
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Spring 2006
PADM 5030.001, Managing Human Resources, Spring 2006
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Spring 2006
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Fall 2005
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Fall 2005
EADP 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2005
EADP 3080.001, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Summer 5W1 2005
PADM 3020.001, Public Management, Summer 5W1 2005
PADM 5700.001, Seminar in Public Administration, Summer 3W1 2005
PADM 2100.001, Diversity in Urban Governance, Spring 2005
PADM 5020.080, Governmental Management, Spring 2005
PADM 5700.006, Seminar in Public Administration, Spring 2005
PADM 5100.001, Local Government Management, Fall 2004
PADM 5200.001, Public Personnel Management, Fall 2004
PADM 5900.701, 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 Chapter
Keyes, L., Benavides, A. D. (2020). Creating Livable Communities. Sustainable Community Health: Systems and Practices in Diverse Settings. (1), 40. Macmillan/Palgrave.
Keyes, L. M., Benavides, A. D. (2019). The Steps in Public Policy and a Pay-to-Ride Bus Program. Chapter 5 in Program Evaluation for the Curious: Why Study Program Evaluation?. (1), . Curious Academic Publishing.
Benavides, A. D., Keyes, L., Pulley, B. (2016). Understanding the Recruitment Methods and Socialization Techniques of Terror Networks by Comparing them to Youth Gangs: Similarities and Divergence. NATO Science for Peace Studies.
Benavides, A. D., Keyes, L. (2015). The Steps in Public Policy and a Pay-to-Ride Bus Program.. Public Policy for the Curious: Why Study Public Policy?. (First), . Curious Academic Publishing.
Benavides, A. D. (2012). "Cultural Competency in Hispanic Communities". Cultural Competency for Public Administrators.
Benavides, A. D., Alhumaid, S. M., Quainoo, E. D. (2011). Counterterrorism and Perspectives on Cultural Competency and Representation. Counter Terrorism in Diverse Communities. 90, 197-216.
Benavides, A. D. (2007). Health and Human Services Chapter 11. Managing Local Government Services: A Practical Guide.
Benavides, A. D., Gultekin, S. (2007). Responding to Terrorist Attacks within the Labyrinth of Independent Governments: Collaborating and Quarreling. Understanding and Responding to Terrorism NATO Security through Science Series. 19, 352-363.
Book Review
Benvides, A. D. (2017). Transforming Latin America - One Innovation at a Time. Public Administration Review. 77(3), 469-472.
Benavides, A. D. (2013). "More Than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America's Large Cities "More Than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America's Large Cities. Public Administration. 91(1), 232-234.
Benavides, A. D. (2010). Immigration Enforcement and Politics. Public Administration Review. 70(1), 158-162.
Benavides, A. D. (2010). Immigration Enforcement and Politics. Public Administration Review. 70(1), 158-162.
Benavides, A. D. (2007). The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders by James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub. International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior. 10(3), 417-423.
Journal Article
Benavides, A. D., Nukpezah, J. (2020). How Local Governments are Caring for the Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Review of Public Administration.
Benavides, A. D., Nukpezah, J., Keyes, L. M., Soujaa, I. (2020). Adoption of Multilingual State Emergency Management Websites: Responsiveness to the Risk Communication Needs of a Multilingual Society. International Journal of Public Administration.
Keyes, L. M., Benavides, A. D. (2018). Chaos Theory, Uncertainty, and Organizational Learning: What the Ebola Incident in Dallas, Texas Teaches us about Organizations. International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior. 21(3), 20. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Group.
Benavides, A. D., Keyes, L. A., McEntire, D., Carlson, E. (2017). The Logic of Uncertainty and Executive Discretion in Decision Making: The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Ebola Response. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. 24(1), .
Keyes, L., Benavides, A. D. (2017). Local Government Adoption of Age Friendly Policies: An Integrated Model of Responsiveness, Multi-level Governance, and Public Entrepreneurship Theories. Pubilc Administration Quarterly. 41(1), 36. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1871486206?pq-origsite=gscholar
Benavides, A. D., Keyes, L. (2016). New Student Orientations: Supporting Success and Socialization in Graduate School Programs. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 22(1), 7. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1010748/
Benavides, A., Dicke, L. A. (2016). Upholding Conduct in the Public Sector: An Assessment of ICMA's Code of Ethics. 7(2), .
Keyes, L., Benavides, A. D. (2015). A Local Government's Response to the Adoption of Age-Friendly Policies. Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies. 5(1), .
Benavides, A. D., Peters, E. (2015). Social Norms Theory, Enforcement, and Management Concepts: An Analysis of Local Smoking Bans Ordinances. International Journal of Public Administration. 38(2), 1-11.
Benavides, A. D., Medina, F. (2014). Representation and Hispanic School Board Members in North Central Texas: Confirming A Lack of Representation. 20(1), 67-83.
Darsavelidze, D., Benavides, A. D. (2014). Transition from Soviet Central Planning to Strategic Management: Development Efforts in Tbilisi. (7-9), 99-124.
Benavides, A. D. (2013). " The Business Vocabulary of the Field of Human Services: Current Transformations". Journal of Public Administration and Governance. 3(1), 70-87.
Benavides, A. D. (2013). Four Major Disaster Occurrences and the Spanish Language Media: A Lack of Risk Communication. Disaster Prevention and Management. 22(1), 29-37.
Benavides, A. D., Dicke, L. A., Holt, A. C. (2013). Internships Adrift? Anchoring Internship Programs in Collaboration. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 19(4), 615-634.
Benavides, A. D., Fierro Villa, a. M., Aguayo, E. C. (2013). Public Service, and Good Governance vs. Corruption and Self Promotion: The State of Public Administration in Mexico. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 19(4), 615-634.
Benavides, A. D., Dicke, L. A., Maleckaite, V. (2012). "Creating Public Sector Pedestals and Examining Falls From Grace". International Journal of Public Administration. 35(11), 749-759.
Benavides, A. D., David, H. (2010). Local Government Wellness Programs: A Viable Option to Decrease Healthcare Costs and Improve Productivity. International Public Management Association for Human Resources Journal. 39(4), 291-306.
Benavides, A. D., Arlikatti, S. (2010). The Role of the Spanish Language Media in Disaster Warning Dissemination: An Examination of the Emergency Alert System. Journal of Spanish Language Media. 3(1), 41-58.
Benavides, A. D. (2008). Municipal Best Practices: How Local Governments are Responding to a Growing Hispanic Community. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. 14(1), 59-78.
McEntire, D., Benavides, A. D. (2007). Learning in Emergency Management. Journal of Emergency Management. 5(3), 17-18.
Benavides, A. D. (2006). Hispanic City Managers in Texas: A Small Group of Professional Administrators. State and Local Government Review. 38(2), 112-119.
Benavides, A. D. (2006). Transparency and Public Administration in Mexico: How the Enactment of a Law is Changing Culture. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 12(4), 461-477.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Holt, A. C., Benavides, A. D. (2014). The Top Five Things to Know About the Municipal Clerk Position.
Bright, L., Norris-Tirrell, D., Benavides, A. D. (2012). Strategic Planning and Implementing a Mission: Highlighting our Interdisciplinary Nature. 35(5), .
Benavides, A. D., Dicke, L. A. (2009). Ethics: Trying To Get It Right - Professional Organizations and Upholding Ethics. 32(9), .
Benavides, A. D. (2009). Immigration: Issues Impacting Administration "Some Personal Reflections on Immigration". 32(2), .
Benavides, A. D., Hernandez, J. C. (2007). Serving Diverse Communities--Cultural Competency: Another Look at the Hispanic Community. 89(6), 14-18.
Benavides, A. D. (2005). Freedom of Speech in Public Places "Should Students Be Encouraged to Exercise Right to Free Speech?". 28(8), .
Professional Report
Benavides, A. D. (2007). Spanish Language Media and the Emergency Alert System: An Examination of What is Being Done to Alert the Non-English Speaking Public.
Benavides, A. D. (2005). Municipal Best Practices for the Hispanic Community Survey.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Benavides, A. (Co-Principal), Carey, C. (Co-Principal), "Healthy Community Collaborative - Rural Learning Community," Sponsored by Texas Department of Health and Human Services, State, $400000 Funded. (June 1, 2019July 31, 2020).
Grant - Research
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Landfill, Potable Water, and Waste Water Treatment Plants: The International Impact of Basic Municipal Services," Sponsored by College of Health and Public Service, University of North Texas, $350.00 Funded. (August 2018August 2019).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Landfill, Potable Water, and Waste Water Treatment Plants: The International Impact of Basic Municipal Services," Sponsored by Department of Public Administraiton, University of North Texas, $500.00 Funded. (August 2018August 2019).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Landfill, Potable Water, and Waste Water Treatment Plants: The International Impact of Basic Municipal Services," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4500.00 Funded. (August 2018August 2019).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Spontaneous Planning, Governance Structure, and a Public Health Emergency: Ebola in Dallas, Texas," Sponsored by National Science Foundation NSF, Federal, $38536 Funded. (March 2015June 2016).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Hispanic City Manager Database," Sponsored by International Hispanic Network, Private, $5000 Funded. (20132014).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Center for Spanish Language Media Grant; For research on Spanish Language Media and Emergency Management," Sponsored by Center for Spanish Language Media, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1700 Funded. (20102010).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Texas Puentes Initiative Grant," Sponsored by Texas Puentes Initiative, Private, $500 Funded. (20102010).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Center for Spanish Language Media Grant; For research on Spanish Language Media and Emergency Management," Sponsored by Center for Spanish Language Media, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20072007).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "ICMA International Hispanic Network Grant; For research on Best Practices in the Hispanic Community including 2006 Addendum," Sponsored by ICMA International Hispanic Network, Private, $11966 Funded. (20042004).
Benavides, A. D. (Principal), "Faculty Research Initiation Grant; For research on The Business Vocabulary of the Field of Human Services.," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $500 Funded. (20032003).
Grant - Service
Benavides, A. D. (Co-Principal), Keyes, L. (Co-Principal), "Innovative Enrollment Growth Initiative Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $17000 Funded. (April 2017December 2019).
Grant - Teaching
Benavides, A. D. (Supporting), Martinez, V. (Principal), "Bridging the Americas: Promoting Global Solutions for Local Landfill Problems through Student Service and Learning," Sponsored by 100000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund: Partners of the Americas, Federal, $30000.00 Funded. (December 2016).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
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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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