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Community => General Chat => Topic started by: Aetre on January 25, 2006, 01:20:07 am

The following was shamelessly copy/pasted from my livejournal. I apologize if it seems like I'm bragging, but I'm just in a state of *squee* right now.

At our university, the students get the chance to do "course evaluations," wherein they grade their professors and teaching assistants. Well, I was a teaching assistant last semester, and the results of my students' comments are in.
A few formalities, first:
Part of the evaluation was scantron. A, B, C, D, and E are the grades (think of E as being equal to F on the normal grade scale). The second part was just any brief commentary the students had about the teaching assistant. All comments are anonymous and randomly ordered, and I am never told who voted for what in the scantron. That's as it should be, I think. Note that the entire evaluation is strictly optional and that nobody has to do it if they do not want to.
Now, without any further ado, the results:

PART ONE: SCANTRON
1. "The instructor's handling of the course (starting class on time, assigning work, returning graded work, etc.) was:"
Votes for A: 11
Votes for B: 0
C: 0
D: 0
E: 0
2. "Syllabi, homework, projects, and tests were appropriate to the course level:"
A: 7
B: 2
C: 2
D: 0
E: 0
3. "The instructor was approachable before or after class, and readily available through regular office hours or by appointment."
A: 6
B: 4
C: 1
D: 0
E: 0
4. "The instructor was respectful towards the students."
A: 8
B: 3
C: 0
D: 0
E: 0
5. Overall, I would rate the instructor as:
A: 4
B: 7
C: 0
D: 0
E: 0
6. Overall, I would rate this course as:
A: 3
B: 7
C: 1
D: 0
E: 0

In every single one of the above categories, I beat the averages for both undergraduate courses and the physics department.
Now, here's the commentary...

PART TWO: COMMENTS
7. "Please supply additional comments about the course or instructor here."
 "Physics is phun!"
 "Try and be a little more leniant with the grading."
 "The instructor was excellent."
 "Instructor did a great job of helping out students who were having trouble. Made the class time enjoyable by being friendly and engaging the class. He knew the material extremely well."
 "yello"
 "Everything was just fine."
 "Very helpful, and a fair grader."

I know it's a good thing to be anonymous and all, but seriously... who wrote "yello?"
Ah well.
I'm beaming right now.
Peace out, all.

I knew I could teach... I knew I could teach... (http://www.deadtroll.com/index2.html?/video/liltank1.html~content)

Heheh... I write "yello" all the time. It's like yelling hello. "YELLO!"
But seriously, congrats, looks like you found something you're good at.

Hmmm...never seen "yello" actually spelled out, but I say it like that some of the time. Ok, a lot of the time.