What Students Really Think of Professors. An Analysis of Classroom Evaluation Forms at an American University

Author: Jackson, Linda
Murray, Michael
Year:1997
Pages:152
ISBN:0-7734-8610-0
978-0-7734-8610-2
Price:139.95
This volume assembled thousands of anonymous comments offered by university students in course evaluations (1990-1995) into a lively text wrapped around and through 455 direct quotes. Some are wry, some pungent, some earnest. All are directly stated, and each conveys an important element of how today's university students view life in the classroom. Administrators and government officials can find here the piece missing from the current debates over university reform - what students want and need. Includes appropriate humorous cartoons.

Reviews

". . . the student comments about faculty reveal profound insights that need to be considered by university management (whether that management be self management or management by others). . . . the implications of these profound themes need to be taken seriously by teaching faculty and administration." - Francis Ricks