The UMD electronic evaluations are due tomorrow (as I am sure you know from the countless emails they send to remind you). I just wanted to remind you that I would love for you all to fill them out for our class, and that these are important to me, as they are used by the university to evaluate my job as an instructor. My supervisor uses them to help me get better at teaching and they will also be used when I start looking for full-time jobs after I graduate. Any feedback you provide, both good and bad, is useful, as I can use it to show others how students have reacted to my classes, and how I have worked to improve my classes based on the feedback I have received. Suggestions for improvements are useful, as they can help me change the course and also help me become a better instructor. Comments you provide are especially valuable: let me and my department know what you liked about how the class was organized, how I led discussion, how I responded to your concerns, which texts you liked or didn’t like, how much you felt that you learned. Finally, if 80 % of you fill out the evaluations, they will be available on testudo for other students to look at and see how my teaching is rated.
Thank-you for your time, I know this is a busy time of the semester! I will post again before projects are due, good luck with the writing, crafting, thinking, creating. I can’t wait to read them!