The University of Missouri at Columbia, Chemistry 216, Honors Organic Chemistry I, FS01

Teaching Evaluations - Overall Rating 3.7/4.0

Criteria of evaluation F01 W01 F00 S99 W99 W97 F92 W92 F91
Org. and prep. of lectures and discussions 3.83 3.70 3.50 3.85 3.55 3.54 3.40 3.39 3.70
Instructor's enthusiasm for the subject matter 3.94 3.80 3.59 3.88 3.70 3.76 3.54 3.60 3.75
Helpfulness in answering questions and clarifying points 3.56 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 3.33 2.90 2.49 3.40 2.50 2.32 2.45 2.79 2.98
Ability to stimulate interest in the subject 3.56 3.00 2.53 3.47 2.82 2.66 2.67 2.90 2.91
Overall rating of the instructor 3.89 3.30 2.87 3.61 3.01 3.02 2.94 3.00 3.24
Your rating of how much you have learned 3.67 3.10 2.62 3.27 2.46 2.74 2.75 3.20 2.90
Overall rating of the course 3.78 3.00 2.61 3.38 -.-- 2.71 2.77 -.-- 2.88
Overall rating 3.69 3.28 2.89 3.57 2.97 2.97 2.90 3.05 3.19




QUESTIONS
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 216
[Responses are complete and verbatim.  Emphasis by way of bold face ours]

1.
1. Strong - his enthusiasm
   Weak - sometimes assumed we knew more than we actually did
2. He was, by far, the most enthused science professor I have 
   ever had and was the most available for help.  Actually wanted his 
   students to succeed. 
3. I learned a lot but could have learned more if the notes & book
   followed the same pattern, sometimes seemed random.
4. I liked this course better than Chem 32 or 33 because the professor
   wasn't looking to fail students -- he actually cared. 
5. A
6. 3.4

2.
1. he wants us to do well, tries to help boost our averages
   also enthustiastic, very well qualified 
2. great
3. I think that the new test schedule (with the 2 quizzes) is better than
   in previous years
4.
5. A
6. 4.0

3.
1. Great, really organized. Interesting.
2. Above average.  Excellent.
3. Group projects were great.
4. More interesting.
5. A
6. 3.5

4.
1. Tended to assume we had more chemistry background than we did, a 
   bit condescending towards students asking questions.  Discouraging, but
   flexible, and quick to use email / etc.
2. I don't doubt his knowledge - but he rushes through things more.
3. More emphasis on basic organic chemistry in other classes so it's
   solid by the time we get here.
4. Rushed, challenging.
5. B
6. 3.7
   
5.
1. Dr. Glaser is extremely well organized, enthusiastic about the 
   material, and wonderful at imparting understanding to students.
   He is also a great motivator.
2. Dr. Glaser excels at his duties.
3. strong - material presentation, use of internet & today's news
   relating chemistry to today
4. This course supercedes the others
5. A
6. 3.8

6.
1. strong - Very confident and knowledgeable, likes what he is doing
   weak - moves too quickly through the material
2.
3. strong - a lot of useful chemistry
   weak - sometimes too much material is put to learn
4. Good solid course
5. B
6. 3.6

7.
1. Good knowledge of the material and interest in the students learning.
   Notes easier to follow along with.
2. He was very good compared to others.
3. Material is somewhat tedious and boring.  Some chapters seem 
   pointless.
4. This course was tougher than others I have taken.
5. B
6. 4.0

8.
1. The instructor's use of multimedia and the internet is 
   exceptional.
2. I thought that the instructor was very good in comparison.
3. Absolute grading may be debatable.
4. Hardest course I have ever taken.
5. A
6. 3.55

9.
1. Extremely well organized; cared about the students.
2. Seems much more knowledgeable about chemistry as well as other topics
3. Strong features are that the course webpage was very advantageous.
   Weak features are that there wasn't really a textbook that I could go 
   to and compare the lecture notes with.
4. much more interesting
5. A
6. 3.5

10.
1. Good overheads - easier to understand
2. not as helpful in clearly answering questions
3. good course - perhaps unrealistic thoughts of how a "regular" student 
   compares to an "honors" student.  Very high expectations.
4. about the same
5. B
6. 4.0

11.
1. strength: knowldege of topic, enthusiasm, wanting us to learn
2. very good
3. course is good
4. very high up there
5. A
6. 3.85

12.
1. His enthusiasm is strong.  Flying through stuff assuming we know it 
   already.
2. Better
3. We cover a grea deal of material & at times it is tough to take in all 
   the info at once
4. Better, more difficult
5. A
6. 3.95

13.
1. Sometimes goes to fast, but really good otherwise.  I really enjoyed 
   his good sense of humor and interesting topics he brought up.
2. He is one of if not the best I have had overall including science 
   courses.
3. Liked it, no more comments than that.
4. Good
5. A
6. 3.69

14.
1. He really cares about the material, and puts a lot of time / energy 
   / effort into planning for our class.
2. others teach straight out of the book, he actually teaches us the 
   chemistry
3. 
4.
5.
6.

15.
1. Dr. Glaser is an extremely well informed lecturer.  However, at 
   times he is unable to simplify the subject matter.
2. Compared to other lecturers I have had in science, Glaser is the 
   most enthusiastic & utilizes technology to the most.
3. The course feels very rushed but not much can be done about that.
4. Hard!
5. B
6. 4.0

16.
1. Very good as lecturer and far ????  This was a wonderful class and 
   the instructor was Great.
2. Very good at the material.  I really enjoyed this course.
3. No weak points.  Very interestinhg class.
4. Very good course.
5. A
6. 4.0

17.
1.
2.
3. The computer lab time & group project were good.  Loved the web site 
   with all the links.
4. A
5. 3.84

18.
1. - great orator - great handle on subject - perfect prep - needs to 
   be a bit more clear on what's going to be on the exams.
2. He is about the best professor I've had.
3. - great course
4. It's above average.
5. A
6. 3.7