University of Michigan Student Evaluations

Fall 1995

Math 116 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (Section 32)

Total Enrollment: 31 Respondents: 21

5 - SA

4 - A

3 - N

2 - D

1 - SD

Median

Overall, this is an excellent course

4

10

6

1

0

3.85

Overall, the instructor is an excellent teacher

10

8

1

2

0

4.44

The instructor motivates me to do my best work

5

10

3

2

1

3.95

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

3

13

1

1

3

3.92

I had a strong desire to take this course

2

8

5

4

2

3.40

The instructor gives clear explanations

8

11

0

2

0

4.27

The intructor puts material across in an interesting way

7

11

3

0

0

4.18

The instructor seems to enjoy teaching

13

7

1

0

0

4.69

The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class

6

8

6

1

0

3.94

The instructor seems well prepared for each class

10

10

1

0

0

4.45

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

0

1

7

10

3

2.25

Students feel comfortable asking questions

3

15

3

0

0

4.00

Graded assignments reflect the material covered

1

19

1

0

0

4.00

The grades in this course were fairly determined

2

11

7

1

0

3.73

Students' difficulty with the material was recognized

2

13

5

1

0

3.85

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

6

9

5

1

0

4.00

Course requirements are clearly defined

3

14

3

1

0

3.96

The instructor presents material clearly

8

11

2

0

0

4.27

 Student comments:

Well, I thought this was a very hard course, but Chris helped a lot. He seemed to really enjoy teaching which made class interesting. I was glad to be in his class. He handled sticky situations that happened in class also.

While the material was difficult and hard for me to understand, the instructor went out of his way to help me understand things. I appreciated his time and dedication (not to mention patience?) as an instructor.

Sometimes I feel that we shouldn't have to show all of our work. Sometimes it's pointless yet we get marked down for not showing it.

Chris was a really good teacher and I think I was pretty lucky to get him compared to the other instructors that were available.

[Chris comments: Hmmm, faint praise? Yikes...]

Chris was a great instructor especially when compared to the instructor I had last semester. I am still not fond of the group homework, with everyone's busy schedules getting together is near impossible especially when meetin with people who commute. Overall, this was a good course and I learned a lot.