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Course Evaluations Tracker : School Wide Evaluation

COURSE:  C S 201J SECT. 0001
SESSION:     Fall, 2002
Frequency Count: 12
Expected Count: 16
Response Rate: 75%
1 How challenging was the subject matter? 5 7 0 0 0 12 4.417 0.515
2 How well were the objectives of the course accomplished? 3 5 4 0 0 12 3.917 0.793
3 How reasonable was the required level of effort for the credit hours received? 3 1 5 3 0 12 3.333 1.155
4 How useful were the homework assignments in helping you learn the course subject matter? 5 6 1 0 0 12 4.333 0.651
5 How helpful was the textbook in increasing your understanding of the material? 1 1 4 3 3 12 2.500 1.243
6 How well was the course material organized and developed? 5 3 4 0 0 12 4.083 0.900
7 How knowledgeable of the subject matter was the instructor? 11 1 0 0 0 12 4.917 0.289
8 How prepared for class was the instructor? 9 3 0 0 0 12 4.750 0.452
9 How accessible for individual assistance was the instructor? (excluding Teaching Assistants)? 10 2 0 0 0 12 4.833 0.389
10 How fair was the grading policy? 6 6 0 0 0 12 4.500 0.522
11 How adequate in response to in-class questions was the instructor? 7 4 1 0 0 12 4.500 0.674
12 How representative of the major points of the course were the quizzes? 3 4 5 0 0 12 3.833 0.835
13 How do you rate this instructor as a teacher, relative to others in this School? 9 3 0 0 0 12 4.750 0.452
A=5=Well above average   B=4=Above average    C=3=Average   
D=2=Below average    E=1=Well below average

Summary of Comments: Standard Items
Q1: Write any general comments in the space below:
Comment1.1 The course was much more well designed compared to the alternative, CS201. There were times when the homework assignments were not related to the class lectures but it wasnt a big deal.
Comment1.2 The class is difficult and time consuming, but you definently get out of it what you put in, and Dave is one of the best teachers at this University. Remember the name Dave Evans. He is always so prepared for class and any question you ask. He was in the lab with us late the other night, helping us, completely beyond what any other professor has ever done. And sometimes he would let us have class outside.
Comment1.3 i wish wed been taught some java, or there was an easier way to understand the language besides just looking online, it turned into guess and check most of the semester
Comment1.4 This was a great class. Its small size and excellent professor were its two strong points. The professor was very knowlegable and accessible for questions both inside and outside the classroom, and the small size of the class was very encouraging for student-teacher interaction. The class was far better than any other CS class I have taken because it teaches how to program in a safe and smart way, and the grading policy as well as the assignments were designed so that learning the material was more important than getting a working program - if your program didnt work completely correctly you would still get most of the points if you can show that you know what is going on. I would recommend that the class be offered again, and at the same course size.
Comment1.5 This is a great class if you like to program with a useful programing language
Comment1.6 Professor Evans is a truly unique professor. I wish there were more instructors at this school that strived to give their students great personal attention and presented the class material in such an interesting way. Great course!
Comment1.7 This was by far the best course that I have taken so far in the eschool. I have never worked so hard and learned so much. Dave is an incredible professor; he is very accessible and fair. The format of this course worked very well. Learning how to program in java was difficult at first, but overall was not a problem. I also liked the fact that we discussed and learned about other programming languages as well. Overall, I would say that this course was extraordinarily effective in teaching principles of good design. I would recommend this course to all of my friends. It was definitely one of the most challenging courses that I have ever taken.