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This is a home
address________ work address________ .
(if not given above):______________________________________________
This is a public
____ private ____ two-year ____ four-year ____ college.
1. Are you a
full-time instructor____ part time____ at how many colleges____ ?.
2. How many
astronomy classes do you teach per semester/quarter?________.
3. What other
subjects besides astronomy do you teach?________________________
4. Field of
your highest degree?________________
5. What degree?________________________
6. How many
other people teach some astronomy at your college?________
7. Check which
of the following facilities you have on your campus:
observatory (with its own dome and at least one working telescope)
room which is used & equipped solely or primarily as an astronomy lab
room with computer stations equipped with astronomy software
amateur astronomy club which meets regularly on campus
(# of members in the club________)
8. Tell us about
your introductory (general education) astronomy course:
a)____ one semester/quarter
b)____ two semesters/quarters c)____ no lab d)____ with a separate required
lab e)____ with a separate optional lab
9. Number of
students per semester/quarter in sections YOU teach ________
11. Lab manual
12 What other
courses in astronomy do you offer besides the basic introductory course?:
13. Do you offer
any astronomy courses using what is being called distance learning (over the
internet, through video, by mail, etc.)?
__No __Yes (if
so, please describe briefly:__________________________________________________
Do you have:
14. Access to
the World Wide Web: ____Yes ____No (I wish I did) ____No (and that's OK)
If yes, is access
____at home ____at the college
15. A budget
for astronomy purchases ____Yes (rough amount $____________ ) ____ No
16. A realistic
opportunity to receive funding if you want to attend a conference on teaching
____ Yes ____No
17. What is
your proudest accomplishment related to your astronomy teaching?
18. What is
the one thing you wish you had (other than a full-time grader) to help your
19. How could
a network of college astronomy instructors be of help to you?