University of Michigan Student Evaluations

Fall 1993

Math 115 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Section 35)

Total Enrollment: 22 Respondents: 20

5 - SA

4 - A

3 - N

2 - D

1 - SD

Median

Overall, this is an excellent course

3

7

5

4

1

3.50

Overall, the instructor is an excellent teacher

6

12

1

1

0

4.17

The instructor motivates me to do my best work

2

10

6

2

0

3.70

I feel that I am performing up to my potential in this course

1

7

8

3

1

3.25

I had a strong desire to take this course

3

6

6

3

2

3.33

The instructor seems to enjoy teaching

9

8

2

0

1

4.38

The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work

6

11

2

1

0

4.14

The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class

7

10

2

1

0

4.20

The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside of class

10

10

0

0

0

4.50

The instructor seems well prepared for each class

8

10

2

0

0

4.30

The workload for this course is (5=Heavy to 1=Light)

2

2

9

3

4

2.83

Students feel comfortable asking questions

5

12

3

0

0

4.08

Graded assignments reflect the material covered

1

14

3

2

0

3.86

The grades in this course were fairly determined

1

10

7

0

1

3.65

Students' difficulty with the material was recognized

2

11

6

1

0

3.77

My expected grade in this course is (5=A to 1=E(fail))

6

9

4

0

1

4.06

Course requirements are clearly defined

1

10

7

2

0

3.60

The instructor presents material clearly

4

11

3

2

0

3.95

Math 115 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Section 41)

Total Enrollment: 18 Respondents: 16

5 - SA

4 - A

3 - N

2 - D

1 - SD

Median

Overall, this is an excellent course

4

12

0

0

0

4.17

Overall, the instructor is an excellent teacher

8

7

1

0

0

4.50

The instructor motivates me to do my best work

7

6

2

1

0

4.33

I feel that I am performing up to my potential in this course

1

9

5

1

0

3.72

I had a strong desire to take this course

0

5

7

4

0

3.07

The instructor seems to enjoy teaching

10

5

0

0

0

4.75

The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work

5

7

2

1

0

4.14

The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class

7

7

0

1

0

3.89

The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside of class

11

3

1

0

0

4.82

The instructor seems well prepared for each class

10

4

1

0

0

4.75

The workload for this course is (5=Heavy to 1=Light)

0

3

8

3

1

2.94

Students feel comfortable asking questions

6

8

1

0

0

4.31

Graded assignments reflect the material covered

2

13

0

0

0

4.08

The grades in this course were fairly determined

0

7

6

0

2

3.42

Students' difficulty with the material was recognized

2

7

5

1

0

3.71

My expected grade in this course is (5=A to 1=E(fail))

2

10

3

0

0

3.95

Course requirements are clearly defined

1

13

1

0

0

4.00

The instructor presents material clearly

7

7

1

0

0

4.43

Student Comments:

I think Chris is a pretty sweet teacher.

Chris was a "mack." He did a great job.

Chris is a great teacher with good abilities.

Math is cool. "New Wave" mentality/style s**ks to such an excessive degree I can hardly articulate it in words.

[Note: "New Wave" refers to the "reformed" calculus which UM was introducing that semester.]

The instructor did a very good teaching job. He was enthusiastic and explained concepts in different ways so students will understand.

Chris is a great professor, but he grades ridiculously hard. Other sections did not have to do 1/2 as much work as we did.

Overall this was a good course but the group homework, although useful, get annoying because it's hard to find time for everyone to meet. Maybe if it was only assigned maybe once every 2 weeks.

Chris is an excellent professor and presents the material in a way that makes me understand. Before this class I hated math; now I love it. Thanks Chris!

Chris is an enthusiastic teacher who seems to enjoy what he does.