Course evaluation forms and quizzes are inserted into the front of each set of course notes. These forms are the only method for students to provide feedback to instructors and SPIE, so please encourage your students to fill them out. Encourage students to provide written feedback in the comments section of the evaluation, as this is frequently the most valuable input for both the instructor and SPIE.
Please allow 10 to 15 minutes at the end of class for completion of the evaluation and quiz. Ask participants to place their completed evaluations in the specially marked bins in the back of the room, or return them to the Course Materials Desk.
Please also be sure to make time during the course to discuss the quiz questions and answers with your students. Providing them with feedback on their mastery of the learning outcomes is critical to their success and to compliance with the IACET standard for continuing education.
Students are required to complete both an evaluation form and quiz for the course in order to receive CEU credit. Please make sure attendees are aware that both need to be completed and submitted to receive the credit.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
SPIE is an accredited provider of CEUs for short course attendees, and our courses must conform to the standards established by IACET- The International Association for Continuing Education and Training.
In order to obtain CEUs, attendees must complete BOTH the quiz and evaluation form that rates instructor knowledge, course organization and content, quality of materials, and whether or not learning outcomes were met. These aspects are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being optimal. SPIE requires that instructors maintain a course average of 4.0 or better in order to be considered for inclusion in future educational programs.