Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Survey

Wayne State College
September, 2008

Directions: Please rate yourself on the following questions by placing an x by one of the five numbers after each question:
Following my graduate program of study I am better able to:


Rating Scale
1 = very seldom true of me;
to 4 = very often true of me.

1 2 3 4
1 Inquire about relevant educational issues and support present practices or initiate constructive changes
2 Collect, analyze, and evaluate information through systematic observation and reasoning.
3 Evaluate information through use of a democratic process that continually considers beneficial systemic change.
4 Identify and improve pedagogical practices.
5 Promote my own and others’ motivation and dispositions to learn.
6 Act as an agent of change.
7 Reflect on relevant educational issues with breadth, depth, and rigor ensuring improvement and encouraging excellent implementation of professional practices.
8 Assess and evaluate the possible social, political, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual effects on others and their self as a result of their choices.
9 Interpret behaviors, events, observations and emotions.
10 Examine own motivations, perspectives, ideologies and possible biases.
11 Delay judgment until reliable information is examined.
12 Tolerate ambiguity and multiple possibilities.
13 Implement responsible change in a supportive manner meeting the needs of individuals and communities and empowering them for continuous growth.
14 Based on wisdom of practice and research, anticipate individuals and communities needs to facilitate change through the selection of strategies that will motivate people to set goals, establish priori-ties, and engage in action to achieve the goals.
15 Access and make effective use of wisdom of practice and research.
16 Anticipate and speculate current and future needs.
17 Identify powerful landmarks in the landscape of social, political, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
18 Collaborate in the development of scenarios that create an environment which meets the social, political, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual needs.
19 Establish an intellectual, psychological, and physical environment that supports change.
20 Collect data, reflect upon that data, and make reliable inferences with regards to facilitate change as deemed necessary.
21 Use feedback to help individuals and community monitor their changes and share the responsibility for changes.
22 Create, organize, maintain, and evaluate caring communities providing leadership and stewardship for educational endeavors.
23 Collaborate in creating environments to attend to the needs of individuals and communities for belonging, participating actively, and promoting the well-being of individuals and communities


Rating Scale
1 = very seldom true of me;
to 5 = very often true of me.

1 2 3 4 5
24 Promote and support individual and community participation.
25 Encourage and facilitate unbiased interactions.
26 Encourage the dispositions required to belong.
27 Challenge and motivate each other to engage in productive change.
28 Communicate effectively providing leadership and stewardship for individuals and communities.
29 Interact with others in a way that demonstrates they value other people. Make all participants comfortable with the process and confident that everyone is being understood.
30 Choose a mode and style of communication that is tactful and civil and reflective of the target group.
31 Evaluate the effectiveness of communication.
32 Have the disposition to communicate with understanding.
33 Use meaningful verbal, nonverbal and media communication.
34 Demonstrate the awareness and appreciation of diversity in the use of language and other forms of communication.
35 Use technology to communicate.
36 Value leadership and stewardship.
37 Possess and demonstrate the values, demeanor, and reflective decision-making of leaders and stewards of the profession.
38 Use skillful interactions that demonstrate the values, demeanors and reflective decision-making of leaders and stewards.
39 Foster a passion for learning among individuals and communities to construct meaning that leads to a shared purpose
40 Facilitate reciprocal learning by asking questions, seeking feedback, engaging in dialogue, negotiate conflict and suggest actions.
41 View themselves as part of a larger community empowered to collaborate with others to solve difficult problems using procedures based on shared principles.
42 Challenge procedural norms of practice by evaluating the practice with respect to principled procedures.
43 Proactively seek and engage in leadership opportunities.
44 Understand disagreements are almost always about underlying assumptions and beliefs.
45 Forms alliances and networks to promote change.
46 Persist in personal and contextual understanding and development of social, political, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual skills and dispositions of individuals and communities.
47 Model self-control, integrity, fairness and justice using behaviors conducive to the learning process.

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