Evals are in ... mostly
Survey from hell -- the class where I had an average attendance of 3 at any given time: 4.03 on the usual 5 point scale. My faves -- what I should improve upon ...
- She doesn't give us the answers and makes us work them out for ourselves (I am soooo proud of that)
- Way too much work for a 5 credit class. Online BAD
- Since English 101 and 102 don't cover Chicago Style, but it's such a major part of doing well in the class, at least a day should be spent on it. Not bloody likely. Feh. 'Cause you know what? Not actually a major part of the class. They have one 15% paper where they are expected to cite, and I give them multiple resources, inform them that the reference librarians have help sheets and will show them how to do it, AND I got the Writing Center to offer three workshops per quarter on it.
Still -- not a bad eval. The other class, where three of the students had taken my classes before? That would be three of five in a survey class that really was just a seminar ... 4.97. Skewed and not scientific, but I'll take my woohoo!s anywhere. Don't know about the 19th c. class yet, and am starting to freeze on the job talk. I'm going to work on it in the morning and try to run it past a couple of colleagues in the afternoon. That is, if ADH will stop coming in to talk about this. It's not that I don't care, mind you. But it's not like it's happening to my team, and really? Although I love football, I don't love it as much as I love the idea of getting a damned job.
Tiruncula -- details as requested in comments below!