Monday, January 11, 2010

Student Evaluations Fall 2009

I just got back my student evaluations and they are spectacular. The students really love me, which is extremely rewarding. I had over a hundred students altogether last semester, so I can't give all the evaluations here but here are some:

First, the negative evaluations:
I like her overall but I wish she didn't skip around so much.
Do not talk so fast!
Rushes through lessons, can be vague.
Didn't dress colorfully enough. [Yes, that is an actual comment by an actual student.]
And the positive ones (I am only putting the ones that are funny here to avoid looking self-congratulatory):
I did not even dread going to class, nor did I even desire to skip - love Clarissa! [I especially liked the use of the word "even" in this context.]
Very interesting and full of information. [I'm glad they think information is the only thing I was full of.]
Totally radical course, definitely gonna tell all my peeps about this one. [I'm not in touch with the jargon, but somehow it feels that this student was trying to say something positive about me. I hope.]
I thought I would hate this class but I love it.
A+. Pay her more! [Hear, hear.]
She is extremely intelligent and an amazingly interested teacher. [I truly hope the student meant I'm interesting.]
Clarissa is not intimidating or scary (LIKE PROFESSOR X).
My merit review committee seems to have been impressed as well. They gave me higher grades than I, in my infinite modesty, even asked for.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What fantastic feedback!


Joy-Mari Cloete said...

Totally radical course, definitely gonna tell all my peeps about this one.

She's gonna tell all her friends about your fabulous course.

Clarissa said...

Thank you, Joy-Mari! I feel very out of touch with this younger generation. This is what old age feels like. :-)

Joy-Mari Cloete said...

Hahaha! Don't worry, I'm getting there myself ;)