University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
CS200: Computer Science, Spring 2002

CS200 Course Improvement Survey

There are three different course evaluation surveys I hope you will take the time to do:

Please answer as many questions as you want, as usefully as you can. Feel free to write out your own answers if you don't like any of the provided choices.

General Questions

For each statement, circle a choice to indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement.
1. Before taking CS200, I thought programming was fun. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
2. After taking CS200, I thought programming was fun. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
3. Before taking CS200, I expected to take more CS courses. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
2. After taking CS200, I expected to take more CS courses. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
3. I thought the time I spent on the problem sets was worthwhile. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
4. I thought the time I spent on the exams was worthwhile. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
5. I thought that the time I spent attending lectures was worthwhile. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
6. I thought that the time I spent in classes when students worked on problems in groups was worthwhile. Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Sure Agree Strongly Agree
Answer each question by circling a choice. Feel free to write more if you want.
7. How many units should CS200 be worth? 2 3 4 5 6
8. How much reading from GEB be required? More than this year Same as this year Less than this year None, make it optional Use a different book
This semester, we had 7 classes that were group work sessions (or exam reviews), and 31 classes that were more traditional lectures. There should be:
38 lectures 31 lectures,
7 work sessions
25 lectures,
13 work sessions
19 lectures,
19 work sessions
13 lectures,
25 work sessions
7 lectures,
31 work sessions
38 work sessions

Problem Sets

For each problem set, indicate whether you think a similar problem set should be reused next year. If you have suggestions for what the changes should be, they are appreciated.
PS 1. Mosaics Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 2. Function Fractals Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 3. L-System Fractals Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 4. Lorenz Cipher Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 5. Un-Prosaic Mosaics Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 6. Adventures Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 7. Quantum Computing Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
PS 8. Dynamic Web Site Don't Use Again Maybe reuse, needs major changes Reuse with minor changes
The last problem set should be: like PS 8 a Scheme problem set a research paper

Recruiting

What should I do to get more students to take this class next year?






Suggestions

Any other suggestions for improving this course?






I filled out the official SEAS survey: Yes
(There is no other choice for this one. Please do the official SEAS survey.)


CS 655 University of Virginia
Department of Computer Science
CS 200: Computer Science
David Evans
evans@cs.virginia.edu
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