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Elyse Zavar

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Emergency Management and Disaster Science
College
College of Health and Public Service

Education

PhD, Texas State University, 2014.
Major: Environmental Geography
Dissertation Title: The Value of Open Space: A Geographic Case Study of Floodplain Buyouts in Lexington, Kentucky.
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.
Major: Geography
Degree Specialization: Biogeography
Dissertation Title: Holocene Vegetation Change in the Western Siberian Lowlands Based Upon Comparison of Fossil and Modern Pollen Assemblages
BA, College of Wooster, 2007.
Major: Geology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 1 2019
EADP 3020.001, Practical Methods in Emergency Management, Spring 1 2019
EMDS 5615.001, Environmental Planning and Hazards, Fall 1 2018 Syllabus
EADP 3020.002, Practical Methods in Emergency Management, Fall 1 2018 Syllabus
EMDS 6800.004, Seminar in Emergency Management and Disaster Science, Fall 1 2018 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*

EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 4900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.001, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EADP 3035.002, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT

* 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.

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Overall
Summative Rating
1
Challenge and
Engagement Index
2
Response Rate
0
out of 5
0
out of 7
%
of
students responded
A Challenge and Engagement Index of "n/a" means
there were not enough student responses to calculate a score.
  • 1 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
  • 2 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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