The University of Missouri at Columbia
Chemistry 416 - Organic Spectroscopy - Fall Semester 1997
|Criteria of evaluation||FS97||WS96|
|Organization and preparation of lectures and discussions||4.00||3.55|
|Instructor's enthusiasm for the subject matter||4.00||3.82|
|Helpfulness in answering questions and clarifying points||3.86||3.45|
|Ability to lecture in a manner which is easily followed||3.57||3.36|
|Ability to stimulate interest in the subject||3.93||3.55|
|Overall rating of the instructor||3.93||3.80|
|Your rating of how much you have learned||3.64||3.20|
|Overall rating of the course||3.71||3.60|
Student 1: Very enthusiastic, which makes a good lecturer, although a little fast at times. The e-mail discussion list was a valuable teaching tool. A great number of practice problems was also very useful.2. Compare the lecturer to others you have had (especially with those in science courses at this level).
Student 2: GOOD ORGANIZATION & PRESENTATION. EASILY UNDERSTANDBALE LECTURES. TEST QUESTIONS COULD BE PRESENTED A LITTLE MORE CLEARLY; SOME WERE CONFUSING AS TO THE ANSWERS EXPECTED.
Student 3: Strong: lecturer knows the material and likes it. Weak: Overheads hard to follow, too much text. It was difficult to read, write and listen all at once. Another comment: test were on more practical matters, lecture was on more theory. This was hard to get used to.
Student 4: The strong features of the lecturer are: (1) enthusiastic, (2) makes the subject easy, (3) cooperative, (4) understanding.
Student 5: He has strong ability on elucidating the question and arising the interest of the listeners.
Student 6: When lecturing, you tend to go too fast for the students to follow what you are talking about (what's on the overhead) and to take notes.
Student 7: THE LECTURER WAS EXCELLENT. NO IMPROVEMENTS NECESSARY.
Student 8: Very good organization.
Student 10: Strong: We have lots of text books and reference papers. Weak: I think some knowledge beyond the scope of this class.
Student 11: Strong: Presented material at a level that could be understood. Weak: Due to amount of material covered, went sometimes too fast.
Student 13: Dr. Glaser RULES.!!
Student 14: Very enthusiastic, friendly with students.
Student 1: No other teachers I have had have placed such an important focus on email and the internet. I liked this.3. List the strong and weak features of the overall course (not the lecturer) and include suggestions on how its quality might be improved.
Student 2: Very good.
Student 3: Very good, but challenging.
Student 4: To me, this lecturer is better than the other one in this semester. Since this is my first semester, so I have taken 2 courses. Although a 400 level course, I am confident about what I have learnt, that is only due to the lecturer.
Student 5: He prepared and organized the material carefully, giving new and useful information on the field in talking to us.
Student 6: Very good compared to others. He took the time to prepare and explain difficult subject areas.
Student 7: I LEARNED A LOT IN THIS COURSE. I HAD NEVER TAKEN A SPECTROSCOPY COURSE BEFORE, AND KNEW LITTLE. HOWEVER, I FEEL QUITE COMFORTABLE WITH SPEC. NOW. THIS IS ALL DUE TO THE LECTURER.
Student 9: Among the best.
Student 10: This lecturer prepared the stuff very carefully.
Student 11: Lecturer more enthusiastic about topic than some other professors.
Student 12: Enthusiastic and helpful.
Student 13: He is the BEST!!! & the NICEST!!!
Student 1: Interesting. Learned the principles and applications of the most important forms of spectrsocopy. The only suggestion I have is very impractical! That would be to discuss more types of spectroscopy.4. Compare the course with the others you have taken.
Student 2: Weak: Cost of books. Number of tests and projects might be reduced by 1 or 2 depending on setup.
Student 3: Strong: Learned a lot. Weak: Took time away from other courses because of the amount of work. Improved by not assigning Field's problems, specific exercises and group projects for same week. In addition, I would ghave preferred the lst project was not put off until the last 2 weeks of school.
Student 4: The course is well organized, we can acquire a lot about organic spectroscopy. But it seemed that UV, IR and MS have been neglected. If they are not important they can be substituted by some important spectrosopic methods.
Student 5: This course is attractive and useful.
Student 6: Strong point was we covered just main areas of importance and dif not waste time on trivial information. On the projects, I think there should be more instructor impact for the grades rather than just student input.
Student 7: THE LECTURE WAS VERY GOOD.
Student 8: Talk more about spec. appl. in org. synthesis.
Student 11: Strong: Focused on learning details of working with spectra. Weak: Course required much more time outside of course (night class and additional readings) than was available due to other time constraints and responsibilities of graduate students.
Student 12: Good enough at present.
Student 13: No suggestions. Excellent format.
Student 14: I have learnt more in this class than in the other I was taking.
Student 1: I learned, and enjoyed learning, more about spectroscopy than I learned in any other course I've taken that dealt with spectroscopy.5. & 6. Your overall rating of the course and your approximate GPA prior to this semester.
Student 2: Good material and approach to the topic.
Student 3: A lot of work!
Student 4: This is much better course. Well oriented and knowledgeable course.
Student 5: Easy to follow - that is key in this course.
Student 6: Very informative.
Student 7: ONE OF THE BEST CHEMISTRY COURSES I'VE HAD.
Student 9: This one is better.
Student 10: This course is very practical.
Student 11: Requires much more time than other courses.
Student 12: Interesting, useful.
Student 13: Excellent learning experience.
Student 14: Always helpful and encourages students to think to solve problems.
Student 1: A and 4.0.
Student 2: B and 3.8.
Student 3: B and 3.0.
Studnet 4: A, no GPA as yet, this is my first semester.
Student 5: A.
Student 6: A, about 3.
Student 7: A, 3.4.
Student 8: A, 3.6.
Student 9: A, about A.
Student 10: A, 3.7.
Student 11: B, 3.3.
Student 12: A, about 3.8.
Student 13: A, 3.5.
Student 14: B, N.A.