- ignoring them: they're not a good measure of teaching effectiveness
- reading them for trends in what students like and dislike
- mocking the students for not "getting" what the class was about
- taking comments like "assigns too much reading" as a badge of honor
|can we learn teaching strategies from the Bachelor?|
probably more than we can learn dating strategies
Criticisms range, depending on the class and temperament, but I find that if there are similar complaints, then something needs to be addressed. This past term, the #1 complaint was that I did not grade their essays. It was an extremely large class (170) and the university allots grading money for these sorts of classes. I explained this to the class, but some were still miffed. Any suggestions for how to address this or appease students? What do you do with evaluations?