Course Evaluations

I’ve posted all course evaluations below.  The evaluations are generally positive, with my average scores above my peers at Woodbury and in the School of Business.

My most commonly-stated issues are:

  • Speed.  Especially in the older evaluations, one common issue is that I speak quickly.  I’ve worked on slowing down in the past few years.  One successful alteration is that I switch more rapidly between demonstration and in-class exercises. This gives people a chance to catch up if they have fallen behind.
  • Course Design.  Some of my older classes were the combination of multiple courses, such as Project Management and Management of IT.  Similarly, my MGMT 336 (IT Applications) courses combined elements from MGMT 100 with Office.   In the last year, I’ve been able to redesign the courses to reduce this mismatch.
  • Challenge. I generally have a few students upset with the rigor of my courses, especially in the accelerated version of the 336 course.  I expect students to come to class having completed the homework, and use quizzes and competitions to encourage students to do the out-of-class prep work.  I work to establish personal relationships with international students, as I find that this helps with motivational issues.  Placing students in teams, and encouraging  peer support, has also helped with this issue.

Course Evaluations