Teaching Evaluations

Reed College

At the end of each semester, Reed students provide their faculty with feedback on the course and instruction. Students are asked to numerically evaluate each faculty member on a number of qualities and are optionally allowed to provide open-ended written feedback. Summaries of the numerical feedback and samples of student feedback are available upon request.

TRIUMF Postdoc Lecture Series

The TRIUMF Postdoc Lecture Series provides free lectures for graduate students and teaching experience for postdocs. Postdocs are invited to give 6-10 lectures on a particular topic. The lectures are aimed at junior graduate students, but are completely customizable by the postdoc. I gave six one-hour lectures on Nuclear Physics in Summer 2015. Class size ranged from 7 to 22 and students included lab staff, senior undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs After the course, I sent out an evaluation survey to my students asking five questions:

  1. How much did you expect to learn?
  2. How much did you learn?
  3. What did you think was good/helpful/interesting in the course?
  4. What could be improved in the course?
  5. What would you have liked to learn more about?
A copy of the results from this survey are available upon request.