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.  The composition of my MBA classes has sometimes been a bit odd, with elements of Project Management and IT compressed into  a single class.  This was part of a curricular experiment, and has been changed in newer iterations. Similarly, MGMT 336 has sometimes been noted as being especially difficult due to the inclusion of Capsim and Office Application.  In later versions of the course, I’ve removed Capsim and substituted it with my own custom-built simulations.  These sims are smaller in nature, and fit better into the course.
  • 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’ve found that some international students struggle with the necessity for class prep.  In newer courses, 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