Monday, May 08, 2006
Uncertain Principles has some good advice about student evaluations. At my school, I find the students remarkably bad at evaluating a class. And of course it's always funny (and very sad) pointing out the horrible grammar. One semester I taught a new class and one I had taught many times. The evaluations came back with high scores for "knowledge of the material" in the new class and low scores in the other. The answer to such a paradox was simply that low-scored class was calculus based physics which was very hard.