Appendix M

Procedures for the Administration of Student Opinion Surveys

(Senate: 11/2/76, 10/26/93, 7/11/06, 6/4/13; President: 12/16/76, 12/13/93, 8/3/06, 7/31/13; Editorial Amendment: 9/00, 8/01)

Student opinion surveys used in the formal evaluation of instructional performance shall be administered by the University at the frequency specified by The Student Opinion Survey on Instruction policy.  The window for the administration of the survey shall begin two weeks before the end of the term and close at the end of the last day of classes.  The survey shall include the following set of closed-ended items:

  1. The course syllabus clearly stated course objectives, requirements and grading criteria.
  2. The readings and assignments contributed to my understanding of the subject.
  3. Exams, projects, papers, etc. were good measures of the course material.
  4. The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the class.
  5. The instructor clearly presented the subject matter.
  6. The instructor was well prepared.
  7. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter.
  8. The instructor was accessible to provide requested help in the subject.
  9. The instructor was respectful and unbiased when interacting with students.
  10. The course contributed to my intellectual growth and/or helped me develop useful skills.
  11. Overall the instructor was an effective teacher.

For each question, students shall be provided with the opportunity to provide one of the following evaluative responses with associated point values:

Strongly agree (5)
Agree (4)
Somewhat agree/disagree (3)
Disagree (2)
Strongly Disagree (1)
Don’t Know/Not Applicable

Students shall be provided the opportunity to provide comments.  The survey shall include the following prompt:  Please use the following space for any comments you wish to make.  Such comments are a direct communication from the student to the instructor regarding course content, method of presentation, materials, assignments, or any other area of instructional performance.

Code of Conduct & Ethics for Student-Athletes

    (Senate: 4/22/86, 1/26/16; President: 6/25/86, 3/15/10, 4/14/16)

All men and women in the Cal State L.A. athletics program are student-athletes. Learning in the classroom and in the Intercollegiate Athletics Program is necessary if emotional, social and intellectual, as well as athletic growth and development, are to occur. Each student's University experience should culminate with a degree in his or her chosen field of study. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program at Cal State L.A. - in addition to excellence in each sport - has as its goal the graduation of its student-athletes.

Further, it is a privilege to participate in the Cal State L.A. Athletic program. Consequently, we expect each student-athlete to comply with all guidelines and policies. In addition to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Cal State L.A., and individual team policies, the following ethical statements provide guidelines for your student-athletic behavior:

  1. Perform to the best of your ability educationally and athletically.

    1. Attend all academic classes as scheduled and fulfill all course requirements assigned by your professors.
    2. Attend all mandatory study halls, team meetings, and special events as directed by your coaches or athletic division administrators.
    3. Attend all team practices, conditioning session, and competitions as scheduled.
  2. Contribute your best effort to the success of your team(s).
    1. Demonstrate a strong commitment to your coaches and teammates by scheduling your time so that you are available to fully participate in team activities (e.g., practices, competitions, conditioning sessions, community service activities, etc.) as much as possible.
    2. Inform your coaches and instructors of any potential academic conflicts well in advance so that alternative scheduling options may be discussed.
    3. Never drop a class or otherwise alter your academic schedule without first discussing the impact of the proposed change with your coach and academic advisor.
    4. Demonstrate your commitment to the success of your team by obeying all written and verbal directives of your coaches regarding dress, behavior, curfews, etc.
  3. Conduct yourself on and off the "field" in a manner which reflects credit to yourself, your team, the total athletic program and Cal State L.A.
    1. Be honest in all interactions with members of the CSULA community.
    2. Exhibit exemplary sportsmanship in all competitions.
    3. Be a serious student and conduct yourself as a respectful, responsible student- athlete at all times.
    4. Never post disrespectful, profane, or otherwise inappropriate content (pictures, drawings, text, etc.) on public or semi-public websites and/or social networking forums such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.
  4. Willfully abide by the spirit and the letter of all rules and regulations.
    1. Make all reasonable efforts to learn and strictly abide by all NCAA, CCAA, CSULA, Division of Athletics, and team rules. When in doubt, always ask proper authorities who can help you understand rules before acting.
  5. Respect and be courteous at all times to all members of the University community and to visitors to the campus.
    1. Be cooperative, polite, and respectful at all times when representing your University, team, and athletics program.
  6. Exhibit dignity in manner and dress when representing the University.
    1. Dress appropriately for all activities (including team travel, academic classes, etc.) and behave in a manner that projects a consistently positive image of a CSULA student-athlete.
  7. Physical abuse of another person (or threat thereof) or abuse of any University-owned or controlled property or the property of fraternities, sororities or cooperative houses, or at University-sponsored or -supervised functions cannot be tolerated.
    1. Demonstrate genuine concern for your University by respecting its property as well as the members of its campus community at all times.
  8. Use, possession, or distribution of any narcotics or dangerous drugs, other than as prescribed by licensed physicians, is prohibited.
    1. Strictly avoid the use of all recreational drugs and inform both your coach and athletic trainer of any prescribed drug or nutritional supplement you may be recommended or you are thinking about taking.

Behavior that violates this Code of Conduct and Ethics for Student-Athletes may result in suspension, dismissal, or expulsion from either intercollegiate athletic participation or from the University as well as the reduction or cancellation of one's athletic scholarship.