Data Structures (2720) - Student Evaluation
- Fall 2018 -
65 students | 3 lab sessions per week | Java
At the end of each course that I teach, I often ask my students to fill in a short, anonymous survey about the class. The answers they gave to a 2-question survey are their evaluation of my Data Structures lab. While their overall quantitative evaluation is illustrated on the right, all of their comments are copied below.
What do you want me to know about your experience in this lab?
"I think you did a fantastic job in teaching, the labs were always clear, and it we one of the best labs I have had at GSU."
"Enjoyed the lab. Not overly demanding, I appreciate workload being spread out. I also appreciate how each lab sort of compounded on each other, reinforcing certain concepts."
"your lab's very helpful for my coding experience"
"Best lab guy ever better than half of GSU professors. He's so helpful and doesn't act like it's such a chore to talk to the students. Also really good at responding to emails."
"He taught better than the professor "
"I had a very positive experience with this lab. I felt as if I learned a lot, and it improved my understanding of material relating to the course. Azim was also extremely helpful and felt non-judgmental. "
"Labs were well written, intuitive and fun, while challenging but never overwhelming. Absolutely fantastic instructor, easily the best I have had. Thank you so much."
"Really appreciate of your patience and I've learned a lot in lab session."
"I learn more from doing the labs than during actual class time."
"The lab was a really good experience. You did a good job explaining the concepts as well as giving help to anyone who needed it. The only problem was that we met for only 50 minutes each week."
"Your lab projects are great! I feel like I learn a lot more in lab rather than lecture."
"I really appreciated the non-judging attitude you had towards us. A lot of us were lacking in very basic aspects of coding but you patiently taught us everything we wanted to know without being condescending or annoyed."
"I really enjoyed your teaching style. I feel like I learned a lot from the experience. The only thing I could suggest is perhaps you could create a document about using Bitbucket in Eclipse. That was a bit hard to understand in the beginning. Or maybe some links on your website about version control would be great :)"
"Excellent lab tasks design. "
"Please keep the lab structure the same for next year. I found your method of teaching very informative and helpful. I'm sure others will as well. Thank you."
"It was very helpful drawing examples on the board to understand concepts"
"I like the DLine oriented structure of all of our labs. Since we made it from scratch, we are mostly familiar with what it does, and so it's very easy to work with. The explanations before the lab helped immensely, and learning how to pull a project seems like an important start to working professionally."
"Great way to help."
"I would say the last lab was more difficult for me. But for the other labs, they were not that bad. Also in my opinion, You should be the professor for CSC 2720."
"I think this lab was great overall, but I felt like everything was given too much. In other words, I wish we would have a lab or two where we create the general structure of the code instead of given it to us for every lab."
"You were a great professor. You helped us as much as you could while teaching us as much as you could. Thanks so much for your everything."
"You were great"
"I enjoyed your lab very much. Your answers were concise and you were very helpful to your students. One aspect I didn't like so much was how you administered the lab assignments. Since you gave us a fresh lab every week but only one was due every two weeks, I feel like to keep the lab more engaging, you don't give the updated lab the second week. Instead, just have the one lab and have it due every two weeks. This will make class time more valuable I feel like and will keep more kids engaged. Thanks for a hard worked semester."