Monday, April 16, 2012
I take student evaluations very seriously
I have always taken student evaluations very seriously. I pride myself in being able to discern constructive criticism from immature and mean comments. Last Wednesday, I told my Latin American Civ class that I would do the student evaluations today. Because there was a showcase of undergraduate research going on on campus, only 11 out of 21 students showed up. They were all students that I know liked the class and would have given me very good evaluations. However, I postponed them for next Wednesday. I want to know the opinion of the majority of the class. This is the third time I teach the course, but the first I am really satisfied by how it turned out. And I really want to know if most of the students share that perception. I also postponed the evaluations because two out of the three brightest students in the class were absent. And I really want to know their opinions and suggestions. I may be risking lower evaluations numbers by doing what I did today. But I take my teaching really seriously, so having my students honest opinions is what's more important for me.
Posted by Spanish prof at 3:08 PM