MU Chemistry 8160 - Organic Spectroscopy - Fall Semester 2007

Teaching Evaluations 3.95 (scale 0-4, 4 is high)

Criteria of evaluation FS07
8160
FS06
8160
FS97
416
WS96
416
FS93
416

Organization and preparation of lectures and discussions 3.67 3.57 4.00 3.55 3.33
Instructor's enthusiasm for the subject matter 4.00 3.84 4.00 3.82 2.87
Helpfulness in answering questions and clarifying points 4.00 3.78 3.86 3.45 2.73
Ability to lecture in a manner which is easily followed 4.00 3.52 3.57 3.36 3.00
Ability to stimulate interest in the subject 4.00 3.52 3.93 3.55 3.07
Overall rating of the instructor 4.00 3.63 3.93 3.80 2.67
Your rating of how much you have learned 4.00 3.47 3.64 3.20 3.13
Overall rating of the course -.-- 3.62 3.71 3.60 3.14
Overall rating 3.95 3.68 3.85 3.53 3.00
Students Starting (Test 1) 6 19 15 12 16
Students Finishing (Final) 6 19 14 12 15
Student Retention 100% 100% 93.3% 100% 93.8%
Students Advancing (among stud. compl. course) 100% 100% 100% 100% 93.3%
Evaluations Returned 6 19 14 11 15
Eval's Ret'd by Percent of Students at EoS 100% 100% 100% 91.6% 100%
Online Student Comments Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online Materials & Technology Yes Yes Yes No No



QUESTIONS
1. List strong and weak features of the lecturer and include 
   suggestions for improvement.
2. Compare the lecturer to other you have 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 
[Responses are complete and verbatim. Emphasis by way of bold face ours]


Student 1
1. Teaches understanding, very important. Not just facts.  Has informal but very 
   intimative [sic] discussion style of lecturing.  Could maybe stick to schedule 
   more?
2. More informal, but more concerned about how much you are learning than other 
   professors. - Enthusiastic about the material - wants his students to be too.
3. More spectra to analyze possibly - but not a major problem.
4. Learned a lot more than larger, other classes.
5. A

Student 2
1. The professor's knowledge is broad. But for a lot of topics, I think we should 
   have deeper discussion.
2. Well...  Professor not only introduce scientific knowledge, but also let us know 
   how to think.
3.
4.
5. A

Student 3
1. At the beginning of the semester it was hard to follow the Instructor, but I got 
   used to his style. The subject was always interesting
2. An overall Great lecturer.
3.
4.
5. A
Comments on the back of the page: I learned more in this course than I have in any 
other course. This course was hard, challenging, but because the Instructor was less 
worried about the grades and more worried about what you learned, I was able to focus 
on getting the right answer and knowing the material rather than just memorizing the 
material.

Student 4
1. Small class, face to face communication. More on practical issue how to interpret 
   peaks.
2. Good.
3. More on the practical stuff.
4. Practical usage.
5. A

Student 5
1. Very good discussion in class.
2. Good handout and discussion and challenging homework
3. Good.
4. Good
5. A

Student 6
1. He is open to discussion which is good.
2. More fun than others.
3. It is excellent as it is.
4. Much better
5. A