At the end of each semester, students at the University are encouraged to take part in teacher evaluations. The evaluation results are confidential and mostly presented in a numerical format but there is a section for comments. Here are all the comments that I received from the over 60 students that I taught this semester. It is possible that up to three comments (one in each column) are from one student.
You can read all this for yourself. How seriously should I take this sort of thing? The vast majority of students don't leave comments – only the really happy and the really unhappy – and in statistical analysis it is common to drop the highest and the lowest values because they don't represent the mean. Using that logic, I think that I should just ignore all these comments.
Positive characteristics or strengths of the course/instructor
Criticisms concerning the course/instructor
Additional comments and suggestions
The Vistas program sucks. It counts simple spelling mistakes wrong. I can`t spell in English, How am I supposed to know how to spell in Spanish?
I always felt like I was being picked on whenever He called on me and I got the answer wrong.
really cared about the class, very envolving, good graduate teacher, best one I`ve had here
Don`t think he should get so peaved when some of his students are acting like idiots, I`d just tell them to leave
keep it up, would take 1020 from him if he taught it
The class was very interesting because I never knew what way the instructor would incorporate learing a new language. I enjoyed the variety he offer.
Great professor! He was always willing to help and never made the students feel as if they could not succeed in his course. Provided extra credit and great lesson plans on a daily basis. I was never bored in his class. I wish all of my professors were like him.
a pompous prick! more concerned with showing he knew spanish than teaching the class. he should be a tutor not an instructor!
Obviously knowledgeable but not very prepared. First day, he had ever even opened the book. Scary.
Not very prepared for class until the last few weeks of the semester. Gave quizzes but a few were never returned.
Very good instructor. He presented the material well and supplemented the material with helpful extras. Made the course much more interesting.
Hmmm. What do you think?