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Course evaluations are disseminated by The Office of Institutional Research at the end of each semester.  Faculty have access to their aggregate results for each semester they are listed as the primary instructor.  For course evaluations in the Fall 2019 and prior, faculty can access their aggregate results through SOAR.  Instructions for faculty can be found here: Instructions for Faculty

For course evaluations in the Spring 2020 and in the future, faculty will be able to access their aggregate results through Digital Measures.  Please see the EvaluationKit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

CODING INSTRUCTIONS: This is a two character code (Example: CF = Lecture/Face to Face.

Indicate whether the class being reported falls under one of the categories given below

Method of Instruction (1st Character)
A = Study Out-Of-State course instruction or academic work that takes place in a U.S. state other than Mississippi 

B = Study Out-of-Country course instruction or academic work that takes place in a country other than the United States

C = Lecture students receive structured units of information and accompanying material through direct contact with the instructor; typically considered the traditional classroom

D = Dissertation students study a particular subject and do individualized original research under the guidance of an instructor and work toward completing a scholarly research document

E = Seminar students study a particular subject and do individualized original research under the guidance of an instructor and exchange results by informal lectures and discussions

F = Field Supervision of Student Teaching short-term work experience requiring students in the education discipline to teach under the direct supervision of persons experienced in the teaching profession

H = Clinical Instruction short-term work experience, usually related to a student's major field, that is supervised by persons experienced in the discipline and focuses on the practical application of concepts and principles; typically associated with biological, physical, and other sciences such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, psychology, etc.

I = Individual Directed Study academic work chosen or designed by the individual student with the approval of the department concerned, under an instructor's supervision, and usually undertaken outside the classroom structure; typically one-on-­one interaction 

J = Joint Lecture/Laboratory students receive structured units of information and accompanying material through direct contact with the instructor as well as receive supplemental instruction in a classroom setting conducive to the practical application of relevant principles and concepts 

L = Laboratory students study in a classroom setting conducive to the practical application of concepts and principles; typically associated with biological, physical, and other sciences such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, psychology, etc. 

M = Correspondence students receive structured units of information and accompanying material completely through the mail; different from distance learning 

P = Practicum short-term work experience, usually related to a student's major field, that is supervised by persons experienced in the discipline that consists of study and/or practical experience; uses campus resources 

1 (one) = lnternship short-term work experience, usually related to a student's major field, that is supervised by persons experienced in the discipline that consists of study and/or practical experience; off campus; example: student teaching 

S = Studio students study in a classroom setting conducive to the practical application of visual and performing arts such as art, music, dance, etc. 

T = Thesis students study a particular subject and do individualized original research under the guidance of an instructor and work toward completing a scholarly research document 
 
Method of Delivery (2nd Character)
Character 2 - Method of Delivery
F = Face-to-Face students receive course instruction and structured units of information by face­-to-face contact with the instructor 

V = Video Tape students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of video tape

T = Telephonic students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of voice mail

E = E-mail students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of E-mail

O = 100% Online, Internet, or Web 9 = 51-99% Online, Internet, or Web students receive course instruction and structured units of information by Web-based using online, Internet, or web-based methods

P = Print-based students receive course instruction and structured units of information by print-based material delivered through postal mail or facsimile transmissions (typically correspondence)

R = CD-ROM students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of compact disc

C = Television or Cable students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of television or cable television 

S = Satellite students receive course instruction and structured units of information by (Digital, Analog, Direct) means of satellite 

I = Interactive Video students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of real-time interactive video 

Y = Computer-Aided Instruction students receive course instruction and structured units of information by means of computer either locally or by specialized network 

X = Other Distance Learning course instruction by other means of distance learning 

STEM programs and CIP codes

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The following list contains institutions USM has indicated are peer institutions.  This list was updated in the Fall of 2019.

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Central Michigan University
Cleveland State University
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Northern Illinois University
Old Dominion University
SUNY at Albany
The University of Montana
University of Akron Main Campus
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Massachusetts-Boston
University of Memphis
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of South Alabama
University of Toledo
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Western Michigan University
Wichita State University

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