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Mathematics 152Discrete MathematicsIndividualEvaluationsMathematics 152 FAS Course Evaluations, Individual EvaluationsFall 2008 - 2009Page 1 of 43[ 2009-01-30T15:55:32-05:00 ]Evaluation # 1 of 14General QuestionsEvaluate the course overall.unsatisfactory fair good very good excellentX•What were the strengths of this course? Please be specific and use concrete examples where possible.The course was feasible, interesting, and very involved. The seminar style of class (the students themselves teach it) was helpfulin learning the material.•How could this course be improved? Please use concrete examples where possible and provide constructive suggestions.There were some definite characteristics of the course I did not like, however. The seminar/student-taught style often had itsfaults, especially if the student either did not understand fully the material he was supposed to teach, or if he were simply not avery good instructor (i.e. moved too fast or did not cover the material logically). There were also WAY too many requirements.There were weekly problem sets that took many hours to finish, exploratory problems that were due every few weeks, blog poststhat we were supposed to write every couple weeks, 15-minute presentations to prepare every other week (the teachingcomponent), and 3 "quizzes" (midterms), in addition to the final exam. While all of it was feasible, the requirements often fell onthe same day or couple of days and made life stressful.Evaluate the following:•Course materials (readings, audio-visual materials, textbooks, lab manuals, website, etc.)unsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXAdd Comments?•Assignments (exams, essays, problem sets, language homework, etc.)unsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXAdd Comments?•Feedback you received on work you produced in this courseunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXAdd Comments?•Section component of the courseunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXAdd Comments?What did this course require of you?•On average, how many hours per week did you spend on coursework outside of class?< 3 3 - 6 7 - 10 11 - 14 > 14X•How difficult did you find this course?very easy easy moderate difficult very difficultX•In your opinion, what preparation or background is necessary to take this course?What was/were your reason(s) for enrolling in this course? (Please check all that apply)ElectiveConcentration or Department RequirementMathematics 152 FAS Course Evaluations, Individual EvaluationsFall 2008 - 2009Page 2 of 43[ 2009-01-30T15:55:32-05:00 ]XSecondary Field or Language Citation RequirementUndergraduate Core or General Education RequirementExpository Writing RequirementForeign Language RequirementPre-Med RequirementWould you recommend this course?•How strongly would you recommend this course to your peers?definitely notrecommendunlikely torecommendrecommend withreservationslikely torecommendrecommend withenthusiasmX•What would you like to tell future students about this class?What did you take away from your experience in this course?•What did you learn? How did this course change you?I learned a good amount, but I'm not sure how useful most of the material is for what I will be doing later in life (I'm actuallypretty sure it's useless).Evaluation of InstructorsStange, Katherine ElisabethEvaluate your Instructor overall.unsatisfactory fair good very good excellentXEvaluate your Instructor on the following:•Gives effective lectures or presentations, if applicableunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Is accessible outside of class (including after class, office hours, e-mail, etc.)unsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Generates enthusiasm for the subject matterunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXIf this course was conducted in a lecture format with the involvement of section leaders, one or more of the following questions may notbe applicable.•Facilitates discussion and encourages participationunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Gives useful feedback on assignmentsunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Returns assignments in a timely fashionunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXPlease comment on this person's teaching.She didn't have to do much teaching since the students taught the course with their presentations, but when she did step in it wasuseful and she was very enthusiastic about the material.Evaluation of Course AssistantsYergasheva, Dilshoda ZukhritdiMathematics 152 FAS Course Evaluations, Individual EvaluationsFall 2008 - 2009Page 3 of 43[ 2009-01-30T15:55:32-05:00 ]Evaluate your Section Leader overall.unsatisfactory fair good very good excellentXEvaluate your Section Leader on the following:•Gives effective lectures or presentations, if applicableunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Facilitates discussion and encourages participationunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Is accessible outside of class (including after class, office hours, e-mail, etc.)unsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Generates enthusiasm for the subject matterunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Gives useful feedback on assignmentsunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableX•Returns assignments in a timely fashionunsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXPlease comment on your Section Leader's teaching.Questions Provided by the InstructorEvaluate the Lecture Outlines used for student presentations in this class.unsatisfactory fair good very good excellent not applicableXPlease provide suggestions for improving the Lecture Outlines, Homework Assignments and overall design of the course.I already commented on how I think the course requirements should be curtailed because there were too many and they overlappedtoo often. A more effective design for the lecture component might have been a half-and-half teacher-student teaching style (insteadof all student seminars). Maybe the professor could teach the "meat" of the day's material in 45 minutes, and students could teach thelast 45 minutes, focusing more on specific examples, proofs, and definitions.Taking this course improved my ability to communicate mathematics.stronglydisagreedisagree neither agree ordisagreeagree strongly


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