I have enjoyed this class! I liked the readings. This course required too much previous knowledge. Professor very helpful with homework. Homework very useful for class. She speaks very clearly. She answered my homework questions. She provided images and charts to supplement the subject matter. The in-class exercises were helpful. I liked the practice exercises we did in groups during lecture. I liked that she asked questions during class and this helped deepen my understanding of concepts. Useful supplementary material to help us understand lecture material. She explained the topics completely in class. Didn’t use a textbook as a crutch. It was great that lecture and lab material were well coordinated. She was always ready to answer questions. She was always willing to help with any questions. She provided the subject matter very clearly. The last project was too much work for this level of class. Lecture presentations very clear. I liked the in-class exercises.
You should improve your teaching methods. Note that almost all of the comments are in the 3rd person (except for the last one), as if the students were writing to someone else about me, rather than writing to me with feedback. I don’t know if it matters in terms of type and level of feedback whether the student is imaging an unknown audience or speaking directly to me (?). These are overall nice comments, and unfortunately also rather classic in that the criticisms are too vague to help me understand what the specific complaints are. The last comment, despite being too vague to be useful in any specific way, is absolutely right. Despite being deep into my mid-career years, I don’t want my teaching to fossilize. I want to improve. In recent years I have attended teaching workshops and gotten some ideas from those. When I team-teach, a faculty colleague is in the classroom with me, so I get some peer feedback. And last term, I jettisoned the too-long and too-detailed textbook and provided focused readings, including some that I wrote myself.
That seems to have worked quite well (or at least no one said they missed having a textbook), so perhaps that counts as an improvement. I would also like to do some new things involving e-learning and have been to some workshops and meetings about that. I am thinking about teaching because I was just looking at my evaluations, though mostly I am enjoying having lots of uninterrupted time for research. This week I even managed to submit a manuscript on which I am primary author. It’s been about two years since I’ve been able to do that (and I don’t mean to imply that I did it alone — an excellent colleague was essential to the completion of this paper). Anyway, it’s been a busy summer so far. My father recently asked me if my husband “also has the summer off” and I was actually quite calm about it this time. Have you had a similar conversation with anyone yet this summer?
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