Thank you to each of my students who took the time to complete a student evaluation of teaching this year. Since the 2009/2010, my overall response rates across courses have been 54%, 55%, 49%, 62%. This 2013/2014 year, the response rate dropped to 47%, and I’m not sure why. I value hearing from each of you, and every year your feedback helps me to become a better teacher.
When I receive my evaluations, I take my time exploring and interpreting both the qualitative and quantitative feedback. I have created graphs depicting results from the University Module Items, which are 6 questions that are asked about every instructor across campus. I have posted those graphs (and the precise wording of each question) here for your consideration. With respect to the open-ended responses, I appreciate and consider every thoughtful comment. The ones I write about are typically those that reflect common themes echoed by numerous students.
I have posted a series of written reflections on the feedback I received from each of my courses. Links to these individual blog posts are collected here:
If you wish to refer backwards in time, here are links to previous years’ posts: