Spring 2015

Social Structure and Globalization (SOCI 320)

Written Comments:

  • “Very few courses have altered my personal world perspective. This was one of them. The professor and class material was challenging and engaging. The professor was consistently enthusiastic and dynamic, daring the class to defend their own personal ideologies.”
  • “Very positive atmosphere. Dr. Mitcho genuinely listened to everyone’s opinions and gave good feedback during discussions and on assignments.”
  • “The discussions in class were helpful and interesting. The research paper definitely contributed to my understanding of the material.”
  • “The open discussions was [sic] a great way to learn in this class. Professor Mitcho made class very interesting and stimulating.”
  • “The discussion based classes made classes and learning more engaging.”
  • “The wide range of readings helped to narrow down a very complex topic. Prof. Mitcho has a clear understanding of the aspects of globalization and was adept at conveying them through readings and discussions.”
  • “Professor Mitcho was very knowledgeable about all topics covered. Her ability to discuss details was very beneficial.”
  • “Professor Mitcho was reasonable/worked with students to ensure they understood the material”
  • “The group discussions and attention to current events made the discussed topics relevant to current events linking the topics to current global situations.

Numerical Scores:

  • Course requirements and expectations were clear: 4.69/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The course was well organized: 4.57/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The instructor helped me to better understand the course material: 4.36/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • Feedback was helpful: 4.52/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The instructor showed respect for students: 4.95/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The instructor was accessible in person or electronically: 4.60/5.0 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The course grading policy was clear: 4.55/5.0 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • Graded work reflected what was covered in the course: 4.48/5.0 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The assignments helped me learn the material: 4.33/5.0 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The textbook and/or assigned readings helped me understand the material: 4.20/5.0 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • Assignments and exams were returned in a reasonable amount of time: 3.83/5.0 (mean) / 4.0/5.0 (median)
  • The instructor covered the important aspects of the course: 4.71/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The instructor made the class intellectually stimulating: 4.48/5.0 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • The instructor encouraged students to be actively involved in the material through discussion, assignments, and other activities: 4.67/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • My overall rating of the teaching: 4.46/5.00 (mean) / 5.0/5.0 (median)
  • My overall rating of this course: 4.10/5.00 (mean) / 4.0/5.0 (median)