Held Wednesday, May 10, 2000
Today we'll use the class period to give you a chance to evaluate
Question 55 for today's class:
What were the best aspects of this class? The worst?
Question 56 for Friday's class:
What is the most important thing you've learned so far in CS105?
- Please attend class on Friday.
- Note that I've brought food to class today not to bribe you, but
to provide incentive for you to attend. (In CS152 we had a
``carrot or stick'' discussion, so I'm using the ``carrot''
- I will email you grades next Wednesday. That should give you a few
days to argue for changes (up or down).
- We'll spend today and Friday working on evaluation. I expect that
you will attend both classes.
- Today, you will complete written evaluations of the course.
- Friday, we'll review what we've learned in the course and consider
ways to improve the course.
- There are two evaluation forms:
- An experimental institutional numeric evaluation form. The
institution eventually hopes to make this a formal tool that is
used in faculty reviews (for tenure, promotion, and raises).
- A course-specific narrative evaluation form. I use this to improve the
- Fill out the institutional review form first. Please make sure to
comment on each of the section.
- When you have filled out the institutional form, pick up a copy of the
course-specific form. When you are done filling that out, you may leave.
- I do not read the forms until after I've turned in grades.
- The institutional evaluation forms ask a number of questions about the
``subject matter of the course''.
- Hence, it is important for me that you understand my perspective on
- At one level, this is a course about the social impact of
computing. From that perspective, my primary goal was to help you
understand some of the core social computing issues.
- This is also a course about the technology of
computing. From that perspective, my primary goal was to
give you some experience in ``thinking algorithmically''. I also
wanted you to have some understanding of what is involved in writing
- However, I also expect the course to contribute to your
overall thinking skills. From that perspective, my primary
goal was to give you experience (and, eventually some comfort) in
reading and understanding technical writings. (From your success in
understanding Redcode, I feel that I was at least partially
successful.) As in all Grinnell courses, I also wanted to challenge
you to apply (and, hopefully, enhance) your skills in discussion and
Saturday, 22 January 2000
- Created as a blank outline.
Wednesday, 10 May 2000
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