We’re nearing the end of the year (finally for some you), and since you are the second class to officially complete this relatively new program, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this class format. I asked the same thing of my first class last year, and I was able to take their feedback and apply it this year with the hope of bettering the class for everyone. I’m a firm believer in listening to the students who experience the curriculum day in, day out. You know what you liked, what you didn’t. You also know what you would like to see done differently, or what COULD have been done differently to make your experience better.
Your final assignment is to create a course evaluation blog post detailing your thoughts on the course. Include the good and the BAD. What you earn will be reflected on the quality of your suggestions. Telling me things you didn’t like about the course will not negatively impact your grade. This is the type of feedback that can make the course better. It can make me better. Below you will find a talking points list of the items I want you to address in your final post:
-What were your overall thoughts on the course?
-Did you experience what you anticipated entering the course at the beginning of the year? Why or why not?
-Which format did you enjoy more? The more directed format during the 1st semester, or the self-guided format during the 2nd semester? Why or why not?
-How would you rate me as an instructor (feel free to use your own scale, but EXPLAIN why you rated as you did.
-What things do you think could be changed with regard to the course to make it better?
-Knowing what you know now, would you take the course again? Why or why not?
Again, being honest is the best for everyone with this. I want to hear the good and the bad. It’s the only way we as educators, and you as students, can improve.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable year. Have a great summer!