Background Survey

Posted: Thurs, Jan 28
Due: Tues, Feb 2, 11:59PM
Point Total: ~5% of your IA grade (1.8% overall)
Survey Link: http://goo.gl/8H4QwV

Overview

This survey is intended to help us better understand your background and goals. Having more information about you, the student, will hopefully improve our ability to teach you and, consequently, improve the overall quality of the course. In addition, we think this survey provides a worthwhile exercise for you to reflect on your own education--whether you are getting what you need and want out of your UMD education and potential areas for improvement.

Some Important Notes

  • Please keep your written responses to a maximum of 3-4 sentences per question.

  • The survey should take you about 8 minutes to complete

  • We will be publishing the results of the survey in aggregate, anonymized form to Canvas so that you can learn more about your peers in this class and, for example, compare your answers. Note, however, that we will not clean/anonymize the open-format textfields so please do not disclose identifiable information here. If you are concerned about this, please email me.