The University of Missouri at Columbia, Chemistry 210, Organic Chemistry I, WS01

Teaching Evaluations - Overall Rating 3.28

Criteria of evaluation W01 F00 S99 W99 W97 F92 W92 F91
Org. and prep. of lectures and discussions 3.70 3.50 3.85 3.55 3.54 3.40 3.39 3.70
Instructor's enthusiasm for the subject matter 3.80 3.59 3.88 3.70 3.76 3.54 3.60 3.75
Helpfulness in answering questions and clarifying points 3.10 2.61 3.55 2.75 2.74 2.54 2.62 2.92
Ability to lecture in a manner which is easily followed 2.90 2.49 3.40 2.50 2.32 2.45 2.79 2.98
Ability to stimulate interest in the subject 3.00 2.53 3.47 2.82 2.66 2.67 2.90 2.91
Overall rating of the instructor 3.30 2.87 3.61 3.01 3.02 2.94 3.00 3.24
Your rating of how much you have learned 3.10 2.62 3.27 2.46 2.74 2.75 3.20 2.90
Overall rating of the course 3.00 2.61 3.38 -.-- 2.71 2.77 -.-- 2.88
Overall rating 3.28 2.89 3.57 2.97 2.97 2.90 3.05 3.19

1. List strong and weak features of the lecturer and include
   suggestions for improvement.
2. Compare the lecturer to other you hove had (especially with 
   those in science courses at this level...)
3. List the strong and weak features of the overall course (not the
   lecturer) and include suggestions on how its quality might be improved.
4. Compare the course with the others you have taken.
5. Your overall rating of the course (circle letter grade).
6. My approximate GPA prior to the current semester was _____.

Responses for Chemistry 210
[Responses are complete and verbatim.  Emphasis by way of bold face ours]

1. Strong - sense of humor, makes lectures interesting
   Weak - blowing your nose loudly, it's a bit distracting, but still 
2. Glaser actually cares.  He takes time to answer questions.  My Physics 
   teacher on the other hand is so monotoned and like a robot that it 
   makes me want to stab myself with a pencil just to stay awake.
3. (not answered)
4. Learned a ton of information, this class was not built on information 
   you learned in H.S. like many other science classes.
5. A
6. 2.9

1. Always well prepared, willing to answer questions.  
   Should make sure to always bring it down to ourlevel.
2. Knows the subject matter extremely well.  Obvious that he knows how 
   to teach it.
3. Group ­ work helps a lot.
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.1

1. Very good at organizing material and presenting in several mediums.
2. Showed how science applied more.
3. Could improve if time spent in groups was given more direction or 
4. Highest organization and application.
5. A
6. 3.4

1. Overall, I enjoyed the course and thought it was fair and helpful, 
   I just wish I'd learned how to study for it sooner.
2. More enthusiastic than others.
3. To help cut the procrastination-prone students I suggest biweekly 
   quizes of about 25 points each.  You need not do this for the 1st 
   test, but for 2nd test, to help keep people on schedule - then they
   might learn how to study for the reactions test.
4. One of the better Chemistry courses as well as science courses.
5. B
6. 3.67

1. He is always helpful in answering questions and is really knowledgeable 
   about what he's teaching.  Perhaps he could slow down.
2. The lecturer was one of the best I've had.
3. We need to be held accountable for the info we learned to keep us on 
   task.  Perhaps a weekly online quiz or something.  Otherwise the course 
   was well organized and very good.
4. It is a lot harder and lot more is expected from the student.
5. B
6. 3.2

1. Loud, clear voice, easy to understand
   Grading was very fair - exams tested exactly what was taught in 
   lecture & in textbook.  (I'm only a little concerned it was too 
   easy - tests didn't really ask you to apply knowledge beyond what we
   have already seen in our notes. I've been told 212 may be more
   difficult w/out this added challenge in 210 (but no way of knowing 
   for sure).
2. I thought he was quite good - very clear as to what he expected from 
3. Review sessions were very valuable - more so than the group learning 
   - groups didn't help if no one in the group knew what was going on or 
   weren't absolutely sure on the Chemistry topics.  It didn't move too 
   fast but we were cramped for time at the end which didn't help 
   matters in a class that already moves fast.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 3.7

1. Weak - notes are a bit scattered; sometimes he goes too quick in class
   - I only get about 1/2 of each rxn he wrote on the overhead.  No Wed. 
   night lectures, many students could not attend (I for one work every 
   Strong - v. intelligent; I was v. confident in his knowledge &
   ability - tests were v. fair
2. Fair
3. Strong - v. fair tests (but still challenging)
   - always available to answer questions (either TA's or prof.)
4. Fair
5. B
6. 3.7

1. I thought he was a good lecturer.  I just don't see how anyone could 
   make this material easy to follow.
2. Tons funnier, and without a curve it made it tone more difficult
3. Strong - knew how to teach so that we learned.
   Weak - Didn't do too much except explain his notes.  His weakness is 
   something that probably can't be improved due to course material.
4. More difficult, required a lot more study time
5. B
6. 3.28

1. Take your time in showing diagrams, graphs, etc.  Often, you are well 
   paced but countless times I found myself racing to try and write what 
   you say and what the graph is about.
2. Great use of technology outside of classroom.  Clear in goals for
   class and reaching them.  Those who try hard can get an A.
3. I like it the way it is.
4. Most organized and easiest to obtain information for studying
5. A
6. 3.859

1. He knew a lot.
2. More interesting, more knowledgeable
3. Lectures sometimes went too fast or were difficult to follow.
4. Comparable or better than other science courses I've had
5. A
6. 3.7

1. Strong: good lecture notes, easy to follow, good reviews for tests
2. A little different in that Dr. Glaser seems very interesting and
   excited about Chemistry and seems to like to teach it!
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 2.6

1. Very well organized, but seemed to lack ability to teach Organic 
   Chemistry on a non-chemist level
2. (not answered)
3. Needs more quizes; needs a lab
4. (not answered)
5. C
6. 3.0

1. (not answered)
2. (not answered)
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. D
6. (not answered)

1. Demands a lot of studying for a 3 hour class; however, it's Organic 
   Chemistry.  VC is extremely helpful.
2. Excellent with the web page (most advanced I've ever encountered in 
   a class) - VC is incredible.  The notes really help and coming to class
   is very beneficial
3. Course is difficult - wish we did not have absolute grading method.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 3.4

1. Sometimes you need to slow down, because we don't understand, 
   Enthusiasm was very good.
2. More enthusiastic than most.  Harder than all
3. Make the Wed. night reviews part of the class (have in the course book) 
   I couldn't always come.  Those that could, got extra pointers for the 
   tests = unfair.
4. MUCH harder
5. B
6. 3.5

1. Weak - understanding the questions that we may ask (not sure if it 
   is b/c of the wording that we use or the language block).
   Strong - has the knowledge to answer any question
2. Learned a lot more - knew what he was teaching.
3. Tests are long, but they do test over just what we learned that is a 
   huge plus.
4. Better
5. A
6. 3.2

1. He knows fully what he is talking about, however I was not always sure 
    what he was talking about.  I think a little more explanation would
   help a lot.
2. He was fine.
3. It is a difficult course but I learned a lot.
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.0

1. He made Organic Chemistry as interesting as it could be.
2. He is the best Chemistry teacher I have had at MU.
3. I liked the absolute grading, but more opportunities for extra credit 
   would be nice.
4. This is the best Chemistry course I have taken.
5. A
6. 3.5

1. Good energy
2. (not answered)
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. (not answered)
6. 3.95

1. (not answered)
2. (not answered)
3. No groups, actual TA's leading group sections
4. This course is really hard.  There is a lot of info. to learn fairly 
5. C
6. 2.8

1. Strong - good knowledge of subject matter
   Weak - I felt that sometimes the way you tried to explain things 
   didn't come across in a way that everyone understood, could have
   been explained better.
2. Compared to others I would rate you a 7.5 of 10
3. No comment
4. N.C.
5. C
6. 3.2

1. Instructor seemed very excited
2. (not answered)
3. I think that there was quite a bit of info that needed to be learned 
   for each test.  Maybe a couple more tests with less info for each.
4. Molecules sets have not been used in any other classes I've taken
   and seemed helpful
5. A
6. 3.2

1. Strong - very excited about the course & info
   Weak - moved very fast
2. very good!  Able to give good alternative explanations.
3. Lots of material, not enough time to grasp the concepts.
4. OK - but moved very fast.
5. B
6. 4.0

1. Strong: he knows what he's talking about
   Weak: very fast speaker, and flies through notes.
2. He rates pretty high
3. Well I known people who took it at different schools & their tests 
   seemed much easier than ours.
4. It's hard.
5. B
6. 3.96

1. Has his favorites, and if you are not a favorite then you are nothing.
   Does not answer questions.  Looks over you.  Said that students were
   stupid (not very encouranging).  Weak notes.  Speeds through them.
2. Very impersonal.  Not very helpful.  Others have been willing to help.
3. A lot of information crammed in a short time.
4. Comparable in hardness/time consuming.
5. C
6. (not answered)

1. he is very enthusiastic but he talks over our heads a lot.  We are 
   1st semester Organic students & sometimes he assumes we know things 
   we don't
2. I have had better lectures but I have also had worse.
3. - very interesting - so much information
4. good
5. C
6. 3.1

1. Strong - Came to class knowing what topics he was going to teach but 
   had difficulty explaining the material
2. Felt sometimes he had difficulty bringing the info down to the level of 
   the student
3. Have the teacher explain more things on the chalkboard & not
   just w/overheads
4. Felt I did not fully understand the material I was learning
5. B
6. 4.0

1. definitely knowledgeable on the subject, but towards the end of the 
   semester, seemed to move a little too fast for the more difficult 
2. Seemed the same - energetic & happy about chemistry.
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. (not answered)

1. strong - I loved having notes/practice tests/etc., on the web 
   - the website was phenomenal
   weak - I strongly disliked the mandatory groups.  The mandatory class 
   at night wasn't cool (I had previous commitments - so I'm at a 
2. He's a fabulous chemistry teacher - by far the best I've had.
3. Perhaps handouts about the reactions so that we could learn them 
4. It's been a challenge, but it's not been unreasonable
5. A
6. 3.76

1. I hate how boring his lectures are.  I also dislike any time he shows
   disappointment in our achievements.  I hate his tests.  Personally I
   think he is a Jackass.  Good website.
2. Likes to teach, works hard to be fair, takes way too much enjoyment
   with Chemistry.
3. Too much detail - everything builds off itself.  Tests cause way too
   much stress.  So much info.  So broad topics - asked for specifics.
4. Hard
5. B
6. 2.4

1. strong - having the notes provided
   weak - the notes and the text don't go hand in hand
2. better than my chem 33 teacher - very helpful & easily approachable
3. weak - the textbook sucks
4. one of the more interesting classes I've taken & very enjoyable
5. B
6. 3.4

1. The use of the internet was very helpful.
2. He shows that he has very good knowledge of chemistry, and also 
   knows how to explain things to people who have not had a lot of 
   experience w/the subject matter.
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. (not answered)

1. Weak = Speech is a little hard to follow at times - a little fast too
   Strong = knowledge of subject
2. Definitely has more knowledge
3. Love the reviews; the book needs to go
4. Good course
5. B
6. 3.4

1. strong pts - enthusiastic!  Knows subject!
   weak - too quick on already difficult subject
2. slightly above average
3. Strength - Interesting
   Weakness - too much for 1 semester to fully understand
4. above average
5. B
6. 3.4

1. Strong - very enthusiastic - care very much about how will we do in
   weak - you lecture very fast - sometimes it's hard to maintain interest 
   and/or understand material
2. Dr. Glaser is the best chem professor I've had yet!
3. Strong - I've learned a huge amount of info this semester; excellent 
   weak - almost too much info for a semester
4. Excellent but very demanding course
5. A
6. 3.43

1. (not answered)
2. I though he was very good at getting us to look at problems and 
   incorporating them into his lecture.  Got us involved during lecture.
3. (not answered)
4. I thought this was the hardest so far but of fine quality.
5. A
6. 3.7

1. Very well organized & a cool accent, but sometimes hard to 
   understand.  I know that semester is short, but sometimes needed to 
   slow down.
2. More organized and pretty damn funny.
3. Needs more time, but a very interesting, challenging course.
4. It's about average. 
5. B
6. C

1. You go to fast in lecture and don't clarify.  You ask the class a 
   question and if one person says the answer you say "Yeah" but the 
   rest of us don't know which one was right out of 50 answers.
2. You move through your notes to damn fast
3. weekly review session
4. average
5. C
6. 3.0

1. Strong - great integration of web/outside resources into chem.  
   Good up-to-date information.
   Weak - The extra lectures were actually required so some students 
   may have missed out of good info.
2. More thorough knowledge of is field than any other professor I have 
   ever had.  It shows.
3. Improvement - more review sessions, perhaps not just right before 
   tests but continuously
4. more organized & integrated than all others
5. B
6. 2.8

1. goes too fast, but the printed out notes are very helpful
2. about the same
3. more structured and outlined what is important to learn
4. good
5. B
6. 3.65

1. Do more examples of items
2. You might want to write bigger
3. I think you should do a quiz every other week so the students will 
   study & learn more
4. It was a good class, but needed more examples
5. B
6. 2.9

1. Lecture isn't very interesting.  It's hard to pay attention.
2. This lecture has been the most challenging as to staying alert.
3. Perhaps a chapter or two too much material to be covered.
4. So-so
5. C
6. 3.6

1. The notes were very helpful & Dr. Glaser's lecture was helped by 
   these.  I think that sometimes he went a little to fast.
2. He is very knowledgeable and he is just as good as any other Prof I've 
3. The notes were very helpful along w/the web site.  I just had trouble 
   grasping all the concepts in the amount of time we had.
4. It was hard, but not as bad as everyone warned it would be. 
5. B
6. 3.63

1. weak features: sometimes it seems as though you rush through the 
   material, so then we don't quite fully understand.
2. (not answered)
3. strong features: the review sessions are very helpful.  I attend
   them all & I do very well on my exams.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 2.5

1. Continue to put lecture note on web (Good); Reviews every week were 
   very good!
2. (not answered)
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 2.75

1. Dr. Glaser is very enthusiastic & makes you more interested in the 
   subject.  He tries very hard to teach Chem. the best way possible.
2. He is more enthusiastic than previous chem profs.  I enjoy lecture, & 
   the reviews are very helpful also.
3. There is so much to learn & know.  It is almost impossible to feel
   100% comfortable going into the test.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 3.00

1. He was very enthusiastic, but sometimes he went through notes too 
2. He moves a little faster than most.
3. There needs to be curved grades.
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.0

1. - very enthusiastic - loves chemistry
   - needs to teach more on our level
2. - needs to explain things more thoroughly - if you don't get the
   reading done before class, you cannot even follow along
3. - course covers a lot of material, hard to truly learn all of it
4. (not answered)
5. D
6. 3.6

1. Is enthusiastic, funny
2. Il est tres bien.
3. You definitely have to study to pass.
   Weak ­ too much information, little time.
4. It is especially good, even though I don't like chemistry.
5. A
6. 2.9

1. Strong point - was that the lecturer was extremely prepared & notes 
   were easy to follow
2. better than most professors.  This is my second time in this class &
   I have learned much more
3. weak - is that the material hard, but that is to be expected
4. better
5. A
6. 3.0

1. enthusiasm, ability to maintain interest
2. Better than many
3. Too much material covered in course
4. A lot more subject matter and more attention to detail
5. B/C
6. 2.7

1. Sometimes the different pronunciations were hard to follow, but 
   overall he was easy to understand
2. overall the same, some of his explanations were easier to follow.
3. I think that there is too much information about the subject to be 
   presented in one semester.
4. Very hard, although I did better in this than my other chemistry 
5. B
6. 3.2

1. It is too fast past
2. Dr. Glaser lectures better than any chemistry prof. I have had at 
3. It is just a lot to memorize in little time.
4. It has been better than all but 1 course.
5. B
6. 3.73

1. strong - willing to help good w/email
   weak - sometimes to fast in lecture going over major points
2. a million times better.  1st time I've ever been interested in
3. lots of material book was ok
   no way to improve w/o slowing down
4. hard work but paid off
5. A
6. 2.5

1. I thought the lecture seemed much more conversational than you were 
   just talking at us
2. I thought that he was among the top 2 science lecturers I've had.
3. I thought the overall course was fair & that is all I ask.
4. I thought it was really very good.
5. A-
6. 3.93

1. Strong - organization, notes, examples from book, web page, reviews
   Weak - hard to hear in back of room
2. excellent - challenging helping students learn a great amount
3. strong - great amount
4. fantastic
5. A
6. 3.96

1. very excited about chemistry, he is a fair teacher with good use of 
   notes & the internet
2. He had much more information of offer to his students
3. (not answered)
4. Group work was very helpful.
5. B
6. 2.9

1. I think it would be helpful if it were more clear what we had to 
   memorize, since we have to memorize so much material.	
2. This is the best, by far, science instructor I have had here. 
   Very superior to Adams and other 2 I have had here.
3. interesting subject & enthusiastic instructor
4. I enjoyed this course.  It was challenging.  I just wish I would
   have gotten a better group.
5. A
6. 2.7

1. Strong: having previous test on the website
   Weak: Assigning Q on website & practice Q and not following the 
   same pattern on his tests!  Furthermore, Reviews were NOT Pertinent 
   to the tests
2. Not as good as Keiser
3. (not answered)
4. Average
5. D
6. 3.4

1. strong: enthusiastic & wants us to learn
2. Prof. Glaser seems to genuinely want his students to learn & pushes 
   them to do so.
3. strong: it was an interesting class, good format
   weak: no curve is given.  We work hard yet our grades aren't that 
   great.  We learn a lot but it's not reflected.  Too much information 
   covered in a short time.  Perhaps more pts & extra credit available.
4. It is quite a bit harder especially when no curve is given.
5. B
6. 3.3

1. Glaser should rely less on the overhead notes as he lectures. During 
   the review when he just taught the concepts were much clearer.
2. Dr. Glaser has been one of the best lecturers I've had in the science 
   dept.  I've learned so much more in this class than I have in
   classes before.
3. The web page was an excellent resource.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 3.96

1. Slow down during lectures.  Sometimes it seems as though you flying 
   through the overheads just to get them done.
2. The lecturer is pretty good. Just needs to slow down a bit sometimes.
3. Strong pt: lecture notes on web
   Weak pt: groups
4. This course is pretty much on the same level as other sience courses
5. B
6. 3.2

1. Very good lecturer but this is a morning class & sometimes when he 
   kills the lights he needs to keep the class interested.
2. He is at the top.
3. It is straightforward but it is a lot of boring stuff to memorize.
4. It is kind of repetitive looking at the molecules & gets boring
5. C
6. 3.55

1. hard to follow or get main ideas.  Needs to work out more problems in 
   class. The class could be more like the reviews.  I learned more
   in a review session than in most of the lectures.
2. Info was not presented clearly, relationships between subjects was 
   hard to follow
3. The course was ok, but there was a lot of info for this amount of time
4. (not answered)
5. C
6. 2.8

1. he knows his information, maybe don't use as many notes many of 
   them seem unimportant and are even skipped over.
2. this was my first upper level science class so it is hard to compare
3. (not answered)
4. it was a lot of material and difficult to learn
5. B
6. 3.752

1. The weak could be inconsistency from one semester to another, how 
   can you give one semester 40 or so bonus points w/the same absolute 
   scale & then the next only 5?  That's a major difference.
2. About the same, a little more clear on what to expect
3. see #1.
4. A bit harder but not too different otherwise
5. C
6. 3.4

1. strong: knew the subject very well
   weak: Assigned too much online work per week, not enough time to
   get everything accomplished.
2. Very willing to help, was not intimidating.  Other profs seem too busy 
   to help you when needed.  He is a very nice guy with a great sense of 
   humor that helped learning b/c he was relaxed (symbol?) you could 
   relax to.
3. very hard subject!  Too much to learn in so little time!
4. I enjoyed Organic more than general chem.
5. B
6. 3.2

1. He knew a lot about the subject.
   He made the students feel stupid when they asked questions.
2. He was much worse than most of the lecturers I have had.  Very dull 
   and hard to talk to about the course.
3. Strong: Organization ­ ability to look at old exams
   Weak: Very difficult, too much information, boring, did not
   prepare well for exams.
4. This course was much more difficult than any other course I have 
   taken and more boring.
5. D
6. 3.7

1. (not answered)
2. (not answered)
3. Strong: fun teacher
   Weak: Next time there is an "extra lecture" in the evening the class 
   should get a day off from lecture in the morning.
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.3

1. strong = notes and overhead
   weak = to detail and specific for general students
2. very interesting and fun
3. It is a good course
4. Easy to follow
5. A
6. 3.2

1. Glaser is enthusiastic and friendly, but talks to some students
   as if they are stupid.  Be a little more humble, get over yourself.
2. He has more enthusiasm than past professor
3. This course helps memory skills and abstract thinking.  However, this 
   course is worthless because biology majors don't use this in the real 
4. This course is boring as hell.
5. C
6. 3.3

1. Sometimes moves too fast on the harder topics.  Doesn't clearly 
   demonstrate examples in class.
2. More fair than others, but has extremely high expectations.
3. (not answered)
4. Least enjoyable chem class I've taken
5. C
6. 3.6

1. strong - all notes are on the web
   weak - keep class focused
2. sometimes couldn't understand his writing.  Other professors are 
   more open & wants students to learn.
3. weak - not so much info crammed into 1 exam, maybe a few quizzes
4. very difficult
5. B
6. 2.7

1. strong - tests over material covered, good reviews
2. fair tester, good lecturer
3. too early
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 4.0

1. I would have learned more in this class if I weren't so intimidated by 
   Dr. Glaser.  He, unintentionally, made me afraid to ask him questions.
2. He's the best chemistry professor I've had, but I have learned more 
   from my other science professors.
3. (not answered)
4. This is the most interesting chemistry class I've had
5. C
6. 3.777

1. weak - My father was once addicted to Valium, he couldn't sleep
   w/o taking it.  If he were still around today I would recommend he
   attend any of the lectures on Alkane Reactions; it would have put him
   right out. man they were boring
   strong - 
2. (not answered)
3. eliminate the section on reactions
4. its harder
5. B
6. 4.0

1. overheads & examples were strong.  The web page is very strong - 
   sometimes overwhelming
2. (not answered)
3. just a lot of info.  Takes a lot of time.  Spent more time on this
   class than others.
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 2.5

1. - The lecturer is always well prepared and has many (outlets?) 
   available. - The lectures often go to quickly that it is hard to follow
   what is happening.
2. - One of my science lecturers b/c he seemed very concerned that we 
   do well.
3. - There is simply too much material.  I would have appreciated a more 
   selective focus.
4. - Good course, but a lot of work
5. B
6. 3.85

1. Instructor very knowledgable on the subject
2. Much more interesting and easier to follow than my others
3. (not answered)
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.0

1. Very good at getting the point across, however at times the testing 
   seems a little rigorous.
2. Dr. Glaser has done very well; more so than many of my former profs 
   when relating the difficulty of the material.
3. More classes, the pace is hurried and more class/instructional time 
   should be dedicated.
4. One of the few that requires of me a concerted effort.
5. B
6. 2.9

1. It would be a lot more interesting if you didnšt lecture over just the 
   notes we can read off web.
2. Not very exciting and not able to stimulate interest.
3. (not answered)
4. I very much disliked this class.
5. D
6. 2.8

1. Weak - speak louder and a little more clearly
   Strong - notes on the web are great!
2. Almost equal to all other Profs of science
3. (not answered)
4. Equally difficult
5. C
6. 2.8

1. Instructor was very knowledgeable on chemistry but at times was very 
   particular on grading and had too great of expectations.  Way too 
   much memorization of trivial info.
2. I enjoyed my class w/Kaiser much better.  He didn't make you memorize
   trivial thing, and he could relate science to topics of interest
3. (not answered)
4. much tougher
5. C
6.	2.99

1. Strong - Provided notes so it was easy to follow along
   Weak - difficulty reading handwriting
2. More involved & provided a large amount of material in class. We were 
   never expected to read & understand on our own.
3. Strong - the website provided a great resource for learning
   Weak - 9 am is not a good time for organic
4. required more work but prof provided excellent guidance for exams
5. A
6. 3.7

1. Very organized, enthusiastic.  Always willing to help, but
   necessary to understand everything the first time
2. He is at the better end of my science instructors
3. Good course.  If only Test 3 could be split into two sections
4. pretty good, but quite time consuming and difficult
5. B
6. 2.8

1. well defined jawline
2. It was fine
3. the group thing was of little value to me should not be required
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 00.1

1. Very enthusiastic & brilliant in subject, but I felt very
   intimidated asking questions b/c he thought I should already know.
2. Best science instructor so far - encouraged groups which were very 
3. Lot of material - but the course was not asking of too much.  
   I learned a lot.
4. Great - book helped a lot - more so than other science books
5. A
6. 3.0

1. He more expects us to know the subject matter than teaching us
2. Good - having the notes was helpful
3. To much info for the course length.
4. It was very hard & a lot of memorization
5. C
6. 3.7

1. When he would ask the class a question it would help if he would 
   repeat the answer b/c the classmate usually doesn't speak loud enough
2. (not answered)
3. Having the notes ready for us to print was helpful but having previous 
   exams helped more than anything.  It took the excess work out of 
   what needed to be studied.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 2.3

1. Use of overheads good - however, a large portion of the lecture seems 
   too complex at times.  If 1 or 2 lectures was like the review ­
   would be better.
2. Glaser is good
3. Strong - best web component EVER. I have had over 70 hrs of 
   classwork & this web component blew all of the other away.  Great
   job - overheads available = nice.
4. Harder material but I had a better grade.
5. B
6. 3.6

1. Don't assume people know things.  Go through things step by step.
2. Good
3. Slow it down with less material.
4. OK
5. B
6. 3.2

1. Enthusiasm is wonderful, as well as the knowledge he seems to 
   possess.  Sometimes I feel that he goes too fast!  However this was 
   only at certain points during the semester. (Ex. beginning a new topic)
2. One of the best I have had.  Use of notes and the web was 
   exceptionally helpful. The close contact (e-mails regularly) made the 
   class very accessible.
3. Again, use of outside materials was extremely helpful.  It was nice 
   that what we were supposed to know was made clear.
4. (not answered)
5. A
6. 3.7

1. Weak - sometimes we move a little too fast & some things you
   show are hard to read (s.a. tables, graphs, etc.)
2. About the same - a little more intense but expected w/this level of a 
3. Weak - Absolute grading & ordering questions cause if you put 1 out of 
   order you'd get no points compared to a student who put 2 or 3 in the 
   correct order.
4. Only one w/absolute grading especially in science.
5. B
6. 3.83

1. The notes were confusing, he went really fast.
2. very similar
3. (not answered)
4. really hard
5. C
6. 3.1

1. He is very excited about his field & about teaching.  Dr. Glaser 
   interacted well with the students & was always willing to help students 
   with problems.  I wish we could have done more problems in class.
2. much better
3. I think the content of the third test should be broken up.
   Maybe have a quiz on one part of it.  I think why most student don't do
   as well is because there was too much.
4. a lot of content & out of class preparation
5. B
6. 3.7

1. Dr. Glaser had a lot of enthusiasm about the material.  I think he
   did an excellent job conveying what we needed to know & was very
   helpful when there were questions.
2. Compared to other Chemistry professors he was superb.
3. The expectations were reasonable, subject matter was appropriate.
4. good, although fairly time consuming & not overly interesting (simply 
   b/c of subject)
5. B
6. 3.35

1. Strong - has notes for students
   Weak - notes are hard to follow
   - doesn't explain reasoning very well for why things happen
2. Other lecturers were easier to follow and presented material in a 
   manner I understood.  This was tough to follow along.
3. ?
4. Other courses were more interesting
5. B
6. 3.9+

1. Definitely knows what he is talking about.  Maybe for your honors kids 
   you could have some do a project creating an index to the over 300 
   pages of notes.  An index to the notes would be very helpful b/c it
   is very frustrating to flip through 100 pages to find the 1 reaction you 
2. He is 100 times better than my professor for CellBio this
   semester.  He does a very good job & cares whether we learn.
3. Overall the call is very good, but there is so much information 
   crammed in it's overwhelming.  This class causes stress.
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.38

1. Strong: good language skills, well-prepared for class, well-mannered, 
   good-humored.  Weak: Somewhat untrusting, ok otherwise
2. Very good!  He is an excellent speaker and conveys his knowledge of 
   the subject matter very well.
3. Strong: Reasonable tests; firm yet effective grading scale
   Weak: Group work should be done away with.  Make tasks in groups 
   easy enough for individuals to do.
4. I personally find it much more stimulating intellectually than
   both of the previous gen. Chem. courses
5. A
6. 3.0

1. The notes were very lengthy.  Assigning problems in book was good.
2. Did not go into much detail.  He actually checked to see that we had 
   groups to work with.
3. The course consists of very difficult information.  It requires a lot
   of time.
4. Very difficult compared to other classes I have taken.
5. C
6. N/A

1. - Uses lots of examples from the book.  Uses models to help explain
   & clarify certain topics.  Review sessions are very helpful.
   Clear understanding of what needs to be done for this class.
   - At times it is a little difficult understanding some things he says ­ 
2. He is a very good lecturer.  He is enthusiastic about teaching us
   every day.  One of the best science teachers I've had.
3. - Web is very helpful aspect.  Easy access to old exams, web 
   destinations & visualizations centers good.
   - Absolute grading makes it a bit more difficult
4. Very good, learned a lot, comparable in difficulty
5. A
6. 4.0

1. Strength - amount of info on the web, very helpful & useful printable 
   notes were helpful too
   Suggestions - hold evening discussion each week to enforce difficult 
   points; have structured activities for groups
   - lots of paper was wasted on notes 300+ pages
2. he was one of the best science professors I've had
3. - very hard material
   - emphasize in beginning the importance of studying the whole semester
   - text book was good & helpful
4. Learned a lot more, I really liked the no curve, tests were a lot
   more fair
5. B
6. 3.498

1. the notes were helpful but there were too many
2. straight forward with what would be on the test
3. slow down, notes were breezed through
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 2.7

1. concentrated too much on memorizing numbers
2. (not answered)
3. There is a lot of subject matter to cover in a relatively short period 
   of time
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.94

1. (not answered)
2. (not answered)
3. The overall course is set up well.  I like the additional
   resources that are available on the Internet.
4. Better than others I've had.
5. A
6. (not answered)

1. If using such a big room, consider some type of audio equipment to 
   expand reach of voice
   Strong = knowledge	Weak = 
2. Similar
3. Too much assigned material on the web.  This would be great if
   no students had to work for a living or if organic was the only class
   they had.
4. Not as interesting as others
5. C
6. 3.0

1. He tends to get talking very quickly and things become confusing.  His 
   use of overheads  & models can help clarify some points
2. I'd say he's the best lecturer that I've had in Chemistry this far.
3. The course's strong point was all of the help available on the web.  
   Reviews were also very helpful.  Showing rxns in the VC might be 
4. It was more interesting than previous chemistry classes, but it was 
   also hard to pay attention to early in the day
5. A-/B+
6. 3.8

1. very enthusiastic, but went too fast sometimes
2. very good
3. I didn't like the group work, weekly quizzes might help people keep up 
   with the reading better
4. learned a lot
5. A
6. 3.46

1. He was very well prepared for the class with notes always posted on 
   the web site and overheads of book diagrams that helped you to 
   locate them later while studying.  Some of the web destinations were 
   slightly convoluted and overwhelming though.
2. Dr. Glaser is much more capable of staying on task and not
   wandering from the points he is discussing than other instructors.
3. The course covered its material thoroughly, however at times I feel 
   that having to memorize little numbers or facts distracted from the 
   overall picture.
4. Challenging but rather overwhelming in time commitment
5. B
6. 4.0

1. Sometimes the overheads were taken away before all the examples 
   added could be recorded.  Also note where specific examples, tables 
   and graphs came from the text book.
2. More difficult to understand.  Seems more organized than others.
3. Almost too much material.
4. More difficult
5. B
6. 2.8

1. Sometimes things moved too fast but if I was prepared for class 
   everything was clear.
2. (not answered)
3. a lab may be helpful
4. Though it was difficult, I have never been happier w/a chemistry 
5. B
6. 2.9

1. Good teaching styles
2. Very good, fun to listen to
3. Lots of material (that goes both ways)
4. This course increases in difficulty as semester rolls on
5. B
6. 3.9

1. He had good notes & explained things well, especially when he did 
   things in 3D.  Improvement would be that he actually be the one to 
   teach the Ch. 8.
2. He was probably easier to follow than most I've had. (Most of the 
3. NC
4. It was about the same.
5. B
6. 3.4

1. Possibly work a few more examples - especially on more difficult 
   things like synthesis!  Maybe make practice questions or something 
   for groups to work on during the weekly meeting also.  
   Overall - very good!
2. Very good ­ good organization.  Having the lecture notes on the web 
   really helps!  I also took Organic 216 under a different professor
   and I felt your class was MUCH easier to follow.  Things were laid 
   out well.
3. Having a few points outside of the exams was good - it helped keep 
   confidence and hope alive.  Not many weak features of the course - 
   the time (?) - too early in the morning.
4. Very good - good organization.
5. A
6. 3.5

1. Strong - appears to have exceptional knowledge
   weak - doesn't teach it very good
   - need to use more examples in class
2. Has enthusiasm, but doesn't give as many examples
3. Book doesn't follow w/lecture
4. Its okay - more interesting than other chemistry courses.
5. B
6. 3.78

1. Don't turn off so many lights and have class later in the day to avoid 
   people sleeping in class.  The notes on the web are very good. 
   It would help to bold the things we need to memorize from the notes.
2. Good the notes help to keep organized.
3. The groups are a joke.  The visualization centers are to large.
4. Good
5. A
6. 2.8

1. Dr. Glaser is very enthusiastic
   He provides many resources
   He didn't relate ideas from one page to the next and from one lecture 
   to the next
2. He is about the average I've had for science teachers
3. The book is horrible - get another book
   good: he has reviews; bad: he goes over new material in review
   too much stuff covered in too little time
4. I did not enjoy this course
5. B
6. 3.9

1. Strong: prepared, answer questions
   Weak: notes are not very helpful
   Doesn't explain much - like the concepts behind the chemistry
2. Other lecturers go at a slower pace
3. too much info - like the VC's, news items
   Bad book - doesn't give examples
4. (not answered)
5. B
6. 3.85

1. Strong: Fair exams!
   Weak: Notes seem to have a lot of info. not tested w/i  exams.
2. He (Dr. G) is very good for this level of coursework.
3. Work on new ideas for further collaboration (more efficient groups)
4. N/A (I enjoyed it more than gen. chem.)
5. A
6. 3.9