Spring 2009


Advanced Composition for Humanities Majors (ENGL 302H)


Written Comments:

  • “This course was required and as such my expectations weren’t high. Prof. Mitcho, however, went to great lengths to engage all students in ways beneficial to their particular learning style. She was always energetic and well prepared for class, doing her best to make it both informative and engaging. I would recommend her to other students who plan to take her class.”
  • “I really enjoyed Prof. Mitcho and feel that she genuinely cares for her students and their success.”
  • “Ms. Mitcho is very organized and explained everything on the syllabus. She is a tough grader. She explains why she gave you the grade.”
  • “Great professor! Always willing to help students better their quality of writing! I would always recommend Professor Mitcho to prospective students.”
  • “The class setting was relaxed and informal. Made class more comfortable.”
  • “The professor explained criteria thoroughly, always leaving plenty of time for questions. If a question arose outside of class, she would promptly respond via e-mail . . . This class was taught superbly.”

Numerical Scores:

  • Course requirements were clearly stated in the syllabus: 4.81/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The course was well organized: 4.69/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor explained the material clearly: 4.44/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Comments and suggestions on returned material were helpful: 4.31/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor showed respect for students: 4.88/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor was accessible either in person or electronically: 4.63/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor followed the stated course grading policy: 4.63/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The exams reflected what was covered in the course: 4.30/5.00 (mean) / 4.50/5.00 (median)
  • The assignments helped me learn the material: 4.31/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/4.50 (median)
  • Readings helped me understand the course topic: 4.27/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Assignments and exams were returned promptly: 3.88/5.00 (mean) / 4.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor covered the important aspects of the course as outlined in the syllabus: 4.63/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor made the class intellectually stimulating: 4.06/5.00 (mean) / 4.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor encouraged the students to be actively involved in the material through discussion and other activities: 4.47/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of the teaching: 4.38/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of this course: 4.07/5.00 (mean) / 4.00/5.00 (median)

Advanced Composition for Humanities Majors (ENGL 302H)


Written Comments:

  • “P. Mitcho was a fun and interactive teacher and any time that I was having trouble or getting frustrated she would help me out. She will work with you if you are having problems and acts as a friend and a mentor rather than just a professor. I had some trouble with the projects, but she was able to help me overcome them and told me exactly how to fix everything.”
  • “Professor Mitcho was great throughout the course, was readily available online or in person, and offered helpful comments on papers.”
  • “Very good teacher overall & very helpful … I was intimidated, but Prof. Mitcho does an excellent job 1 on 1!”
  • “very accessible through email and Blackboard . . . She overall was a great professor, and I’d highly recommend her to others”
  • “Professor Mitcho was very engaging with the students and really talked through the material with us.”
  • “the comments were really helpful
  • “She outlined everything on assignments and graded accordingly.”
  • “I thought this class was very well organized, perhaps the best syllabus I’ve ever seen thus far, and I enjoyed your class.”
  • “I liked how helpful Mitcho was. She was very good at helping jump start your thought process towards your thesis. I liked the various activities we had. Class discussions were useful.”

Numerical Scores:

  • Course requirements were clearly stated in the syllabus: 4.75/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The course was well organized: 4.75/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor explained the material clearly: 4.76/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Comments and suggestions on returned material were helpful: 4.76/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor showed respect for students: 5.00/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor was accessible either in person or electronically: 4.76/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor followed the stated course grading policy: 4.76/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The exams reflected what was covered in the course: 5.00/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The assignments helped me learn the material: 4.47/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Readings helped me understand the course topic: 3.94/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Assignments and exams were returned promptly: 4.18/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor covered the important aspects of the course as outlined in the syllabus: 4.76/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor made the class intellectually stimulating: 4.59/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor encouraged the students to be actively involved in the material through discussion and other activities: 4.76/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of the teaching: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of this course: 4.18/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)

Composition (ENGL 101)


Written Comments:

  • “She was [an] absolutely great teacher. I learned a lot of new things in this class.”
  • “I enjoyed all aspects of this course and the way it was taught helped me learn.”
  • “Mrs. Mitcho cares about her students a lot. She makes sure she is available for them whether it be in person office hours, email or virtual office hours on Blackboard . . . She took the time to closely look at every one of our papers and provide great feedback to make us better writers.”
  • “It helped me become a better writer.”

Numerical Scores:

  • Course requirements were clearly stated in the syllabus: 5.00/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The course was well organized: 4.91/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor explained the material clearly: 4.90/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Comments and suggestions on returned material were helpful: 4.64/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor showed respect for students: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor was accessible either in person or electronically: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor followed the stated course grading policy: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The exams reflected what was covered in the course: 4.89/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The assignments helped me learn the material: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Readings helped me understand the course topic: 4.55/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Assignments and exams were returned promptly: 4.09/5.00 (mean) /4.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor covered the important aspects of the course as outlined in the syllabus: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor made the class intellectually stimulating: 4.55/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor encouraged the students to be actively involved in the material through discussion and other activities: 4.82/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of the teaching: 4.73/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of this course: 4.70/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)

Composition (ENGL 101)


Written Comments:

  • clear and energetic lectures [. . .] I couldn’t imagine anyone doing a better job teaching English 101”
  • “Professor Mitcho was always reachable and you could always ask her questions about what you did not get. She was nice, which made you respect her, and made you pay attention in class . . . I thought it was great, very well organized. She really did an excellent job.”
  • “Everything I learned in this class, I know will reflect how good I do in the future. The lessons were well organized.”

Numerical Scores:

  • Course requirements were clearly stated in the syllabus: 4.77/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The course was well organized: 4.85/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor explained the material clearly: 4.92/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Comments and suggestions on returned material were helpful: 4.85/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor showed respect for students: 4.92/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor was accessible either in person or electronically: 4.77/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor followed the stated course grading policy: 4.85/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The exams reflected what was covered in the course: 4.50/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The assignments helped me learn the material: 4.75/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • Readings helped me understand the course topic: 4.33/5.00 (mean) / 4.50/5.00 (median)
  • Assignments and exams were returned promptly: 4.15/5.00 (mean) / 4.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor covered the important aspects of the course as outlined in the syllabus: 4.92/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor made the class intellectually stimulating: 4.62/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • The instructor encouraged the students to be actively involved in the material through discussion and other activities: 4.92/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of the teaching: 4.67/5.00 (mean) / 5.00/5.00 (median)
  • My overall rating of this course: 4.00/5.00 (mean) / 4.00/5.00 (median)
     

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