Computer Science 184 - Spring 2003

Instructor James O'brien 35 respondents
Rate the overall teaching effectiveness of this instructor 4.2 / 7
How worthwhile was this course compared with others at U.C.? 5.3 / 7
Gives lectures that are well organized 3.2 / 5
Is enthusiastic about the subject matter 3.8 / 5
Identifies what he/she considers important 3.2 / 5
Has an interesting style of presentation 2.7 / 5
Uses visual aids and blackboards effectively 3.0 / 5
Encourages questions from students 3.7 / 5
Is careful and precise in answering questions 3.8 / 5
Relates to students as individuals 3.4 / 5
Is accessible to students outside of class 3.6 / 5
Is friendly and helpful to students during office hours 3.9 / 5
Gives interesting and stimulating assignments 3.5 / 5
Gives exams that permit students to show their understanding 3.2 / 5
Uses a grading system that is clearly defined and equitable 3.4 / 5
Required course material is sufficiently covered in lecture 3.6 / 5
Pace of the course is too fast 3.2 / 5
The required text/notes are beneficial 2.3 / 5
Workload is heavier than for courses of comparable credit 3.5 / 5
Instructor David Forsyth 38 respondents
Rate the overall teaching effectiveness of this instructor 5.4 / 7
How worthwhile was this course compared with others at U.C.? 5.4 / 7
Gives lectures that are well organized 4.4 / 5
Is enthusiastic about the subject matter 4.5 / 5
Identifies what he/she considers important 4.0 / 5
Has an interesting style of presentation 3.9 / 5
Uses visual aids and blackboards effectively 4.2 / 5
Encourages questions from students 4.0 / 5
Is careful and precise in answering questions 4.1 / 5
Relates to students as individuals 3.5 / 5
Is accessible to students outside of class 3.5 / 5
Is friendly and helpful to students during office hours 4.1 / 5
Gives interesting and stimulating assignments 3.8 / 5
Gives exams that permit students to show their understanding 3.1 / 5
Uses a grading system that is clearly defined and equitable 3.4 / 5
Required course material is sufficiently covered in lecture 3.8 / 5
Pace of the course is too fast 3.0 / 5
The required text/notes are beneficial 2.6 / 5
Workload is heavier than for courses of comparable credit 3.5 / 5
TA Jeremy Huddleston 16 respondents
Helpful in understanding course material 4.1 / 5
Is well prepared 4.2 / 5
Communicates ideas effectively 3.8 / 5
Appears to have a good knowledge of the subject matter 4.4 / 5
Answers questions accurately 4.3 / 5
Encourages questions and/or classroom discussion 3.9 / 5
Is aware when students are having difficulty 3.9 / 5
Is accessible during office hours 4.4 / 5
Rate the T.A.'s overall teaching effectiveness 4.1 / 5
TA Richard Davis 18 respondents
Helpful in understanding course material 4.3 / 5
Is well prepared 4.3 / 5
Communicates ideas effectively 4.2 / 5
Appears to have a good knowledge of the subject matter 4.4 / 5
Answers questions accurately 4.3 / 5
Encourages questions and/or classroom discussion 4.3 / 5
Is aware when students are having difficulty 4.1 / 5
Is accessible during office hours 4.6 / 5
Rate the T.A.'s overall teaching effectiveness 4.3 / 5
TA Russell O'Connor
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