PS 201: Introduction to Race and Ethnic Politics - Fall 2012
Informal Early Feedback
Please evaluate the TA's teaching effectiveness.
4.67 & 4.9 & 4.75
Please evaluate the TA's preparedness (out of 5).
4.96 & 4.95 & 4.91
Please evaluate the TA's ability to answer questions (out of 5).
4.69 & 4.86 & 4.83
"Section is set up in a way that helps us succeed in a class with large amounts of work. It is appreciated."
"Great discussion section - favorite class of the week!"
"You can tell Audrey really puts work and research into discussion section material because she always comes prepared with answers for our concerns / questions. She genuinely cares about us learning. I appreciate that a lot."
"Great. First TA that actually is so caring of the class and takes the students' well being into consideration."
"She does a very good job explaining concepts or ideas I may not have initially understood."
"Very knowledgeable and eager to teach. I appreciate the way you try to engage the class and make sure everyone is prepared and understands the content."
"Group work takes too much time, and is not really effective."
"The TA is always professional, punctual and ready."
"The TA is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable."
"A lot of the time, the group work is just repetition of what we put in the Google Doc for the week. Since we have that to reference for ourselves, it is helpful when we go over everything with you as a class."
"Very down to Earth and connects with us. She makes us feel like she is one of us."
"Always pushing us to answer which provides thoughtful discussion Kudos."
"Passionate, very effective."
"Seriously though. One of the best classes. Ever."
Instructor and Course Evaluation Form
Rate the instructor's overall teaching effectiveness (out of 5).
4.6 & 4.9 & 4.6
Rate the overall quality of this course.
4.1 & 4.8 & 4.6
“Very knowledgeable TA, breaks down material so that everybody can understand. You are ready to become a professor. Very inspirational!”
“Audrey is able to explain difficult concepts through relatable examples, evoking questions and by putting things into modern perspective. She ‘s great at communicating to her students in an efficient and understandable way. She tells us clearly what’s expected of us for everything. I learned a lot of political history about America, the people living in it, and the way people actually perceive things. I don’t think I would have learned this much elsewhere. The Google Docs and review sessions helped immensely.”
“This was a fantastic course and I enjoyed the discussion section even more than the lecture. Extremely thorough, I love that we review everything from lectures, and it’s never boring. Just a minor thing, sometimes it was just a tad fast-paced but that was never a huge issue. Powerpoints and the questions you asked in discussion were stimulating and helpful. Great job!! :)”
“Clarifies all topics in a way that everyone can understand / grasps [the material]. Leaves times for questions and arrives early and stays a few minutes after class to allow students to speak with her.”
“The instructor did a great job making the course material engaging and informative at the same time. The online Google Docs and ID list [were] also super helpful in preparing for the exam! I really like the way it was taught. Grading was extremely fair.”
“Very clear about the materials. Great response to questions, cares about the material being taught.”
“Very knowledgeable of subject, very helpful and understanding, explains very well.”
“You were an awesome TA and you definitely have a way of explaining until everybody understands. The online resources for the class were also great.”
“I really liked your whole method of teaching. You pushed us just enough to make us want to do our best.”
“Wonderful insight on various aspects of race and ethnicity.I learned a lot.”
“Very approachable, friendly, and clear teacher. Always prepared.”
“Knowledgeable, intelligent, charismatic, kind, and understanding.”
“I liked the PowerPoints when going through the readings. It was easy to discuss thoughs during the PowerPoint and talk as a big group.”
“Knows a lot about the subject, seems passionate to teach it.”
“Always prepared for class and excited, ready to discuss topics and make us involved in learning. Google Docs were beneficial when reviewing the readings for exams. Study sessions before exams helped a LOT!”
“Very organized and good about responding to e-mails.”
“Charimatic, knows the material, honest, helpful.”
“Fair grader, good explanations of concepts, approachable. Very fair grading. Great preparation for tests.”
“She really cares that we do well. The ID list, the powerpoints, and the Google Docs were all very helpful.”
“Very funny and personable, made class interesting and taught me a lot.”
“Very energetic, made the class interesting and fun. Has a lot of passion for teaching.”