Fundamentals of Computer Science II (CSC-152 97F)

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Extra Course Evaluation

I find that standard course evaluation forms, even thorough ones like the department provides, don't give me all the information I need about the courses I teach, particularly about the use of web resources in the class. This additional form gives you further opportunity to comment on those web resources and on other aspects of the course.

I realize that you've answered some of these questions on an earlier survey. I would appreciate it if you'd answer them again, reflecting on the full term rather than just the first half.

You are required to fill out this survey. Since students in this class have failed to fill out similar surveys in the past, you will receive a number after you finish the survey and you must bring that number to the final. An assistant will check the number off on a list. I will not (and can not) use the number to identify you.

Books

Java Structures by Duane Bailey

Would you recommend that we continue to use this book in the course?

Yes
No

If you think we should keep the book, should we spend more or less time on the content of the book?

More
About the Same
Less

Will you keep or sell your copy of this book?

I'll keep it
I'll sell or otherwise get rid of it.

If you're keeping the book, do you intend to reread it, or simply use it as a reference (or both)?

I plan to reread it.
I plan to use it as a reference.

Any other comments on this book?

Java in a Nutshell by David Flanagan

Would you recommend that we continue to use this book in the course?

Yes
No

If you think we should keep the book, should we spend more or less time on the content of the book?

More
About the Same
Less

Will you keep or sell your copy of this book?

I'll keep it
I'll sell or otherwise get rid of it.

If you're keeping the book, do you intend to reread it, or simply use it as a reference (or both)?

I plan to reread it.
I plan to use it as a reference.

Any other comments on this book?

Course Web

How often do you refer to the HTML outlines in the few minutes before class starts?

1: Never
2:
3:
4:
5: Every class

How often do you refer to the outlines during class sessions?

1: Never
2:
3:
4:
5: Every class

How often do you refer to the HTML outlines after class sessions?

1: Never
2:
3:
4:
5: Every class

Do you find that the outlines are a help or hindrance to learning (or both)?

They help
They hurt

Why?

Do you print the outlines?

Yes
No

Any recommended changes to the outlines?

Any other comments on the course webs?

Class Participation

How did knowledge that class participation would be part of your final grade affect your participation in class?

It didn't
Negatively
Positively

At times, I called on people by name. Sometimes this was using a random student generator, sometimes I tried to go row by row, sometimes I just called on people who I thought had something to contribute or who hadn't spoken recently.

How did you feel about being called on in class (as opposed to simply volunteering)?

It intimidated me
I was comfortable

How comfortable did you feel saying "I don't know" when called upon?

Uncomfortable
Comfortable

I believe that it is important for good thinkers to be able to quickly come up to questions posed to them, particularly questions posed within the context of a current discussion. In interviews, you'll need to be able to answer a number of questions quickly. If you become consultants (or in almost anything you do), you'll often be asked for initial reactions. This belief is one of the reasons that I call on you in class.

Was that intent clear?

Yes
No

Any thoughts on class participation?

Wrapup

Is there anything else you'd like me to know?


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