University of California, San Diego


October 20, 2003


SUBJECT:  Revised CAPE Student Evaluation Form

We have made significant changes to the CAPE Student Evaluation form, which we want to make you aware of at the earliest opportunity. The most noticeable change to the revised CAPE form is its green background.

Five optional Instructor Questions have been added. If you elect to use some or all of the Instructor Questions, you will need to have your questions prominently displayed on a whiteboard, chalkboard, overhead, or distributed to your students on the date your class is scheduled to be evaluated. CAPE will not keep a record of these questions, but will provide statistical data on responses received. It will be up to you to maintain a copy of your questions for future use. Statistics are mailed to departments, colleges, and academic programs in which the course is taught at the end of each quarter.

You may find sample Instructor Questions and the revised CAPE form on the CAPE website at: http://www.cape.ucsd.edu/.

Other changes have been made to the CAPE form:


- What grade do you expect in this class? (A, B, C, D, F, P, NP)
- Instructor starts and finishes class on time.
- I learned a great deal from this course.
- How often do you attend this course?
- Instructor Questions (as previously mentioned)


The TA Questions (three) have been deleted to provide room for the Instructor Questions. However, TA questions can be used in the Instructor Questions, and the TA comments section remains on the reverse side of the CAPE form.

We ask that you discard any old pink CAPE forms you may have. We will not be able to scan any completed old pink CAPE forms, and if received, we will return them (unscanned) to the CAPE Liaison in the department, college, or academic program where the course is taught. A listing of CAPE department, college, and academic program liaisons can be found on the CAPE website.

Notices regarding CAPE evaluation dates for Fall Quarter 2003 will be sent by campus mail to the CAPE Liaison in the department, college, or academic program where the course is taught for distribution to the faculty, and an email notice will be distributed via this listserve announcing the availability of the schedule on the CAPE website during the fifth week of the quarter. CAPEing will begin during seventh week (the week beginning Monday, November 10, 2003), and will continue through the tenth week of the quarter (the week beginning Monday, December 1, 2003).

We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at cape@ucsd.edu or by phone at x42668.

                                                Megan Green
                                                CAPE Director

                                                Joe Spano
                                                CAPE Runner/Coordinator