swim class student evaluation comments

Official student evaluations are required by De Anza College for each faculty member at least once every three years, or nine quarters of employment. The evaluation is handled and tabulated by a staff member other than the instructor being evaluated. Not all of the classes an instructor teaches are evaluated.

This is the tabulation of official De Anza College student evaluations on Dec. 2, 2003 of my P.E. 26A swim
class.

About the course:

1. The course contributed to my general knowledge and education.

Strongly Agree 61.5% Agree 31.5% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

2. Text and other reading material were appropriate and useful.

Strongly Agree 61.5% Agree 15.4% Disagree, Strongly Disagree 0% No opinion / not applicable
23.1%

3. Course objectives and grading policies were distributed and clearly explained.

Strongly Agree 76.9% Agree 23.1% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

4. Amount and types of assigned course work were appropriate.

Strongly Agree 61.5% Agree 30.8% Disagree, Strongly Disagree 0% No opinion / not applicable 15.4%

5. Course content was well organized.

Strongly Agree 61.5% Agree 15.4 % Disagree 7.7% Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not
applicable 0%

6. Class activities were appropriate.

Strongly Agree 84.6% Agree 15.4% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

7. Tests were clearly written and related to subject matter.

Strongly Agree 69.2% Agree 23.1% Disagree, Strongly Disagree 0% No opinion / not applicable
15.4%

8. Grading was fair and impartial.

Strongly Agree 61.5% Agree 15.4% Disagree, Strongly Disagree 0% No opinion / not applicable
23.1%

About the instructor:

9. Demonstrated an enthusiasm for the subject.

Strongly Agree 92.3% Agree 7.7% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

10. Was knowledgeable and prepared for class.

Strongly Agree 84.6% Agree 15.4% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

11. Motivated student interest and intellectual effort.

Strongly Agree 76.9% Agree 23.1% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

12. Encouraged students to ask questions and participate in class discussions.

Strongly Agree 84.6% Agree 15.4% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

13. Encouraged individual thinking and differences of opinion.

Strongly Agree 69.2% Agree 7.7% Disagree, Strongly Disagree 0% No opinion / not applicable
23.1%

14. Used class time effectively.

Strongly Agree 92.3% Agree 7.7% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

15. Maintained classroom atmosphere conductive to learning.

Strongly Agree 92.3% Agree 7.7% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

16. Spoke clearly

Strongly Agree 100% Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

17. Was accessible for individual conferences and office hours.

Strongly Agree 53.8 % Agree 46.2% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

18. Demonstrated sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual
orientations, and physical and mental disabilities.

Strongly Agree 84.6% Agree 15.4% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

19. Convened class regularly and on time.

Strongly Agree 92.3% Agree 7.7% Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable

20. I would recommend this instructor.

Strongly Agree 100% Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, No opinion / not applicable 0%

Written evaluation (not all students wrote).

1. What did you like about this course?

How easy and fun it was. Mary taught me things I didn’t even think was related to swimming, that really
helped me.

I learned a lot of things in this class. I don’t fear from the water anymore.

Course is interactive and interesting.

Everything except diving.

The instructor and the way she teaches.

Well calibrated for novice. Lots of TAs to help. Helped to alleviate fears.

It is very organized.

The instructor, Mary, was very enthusiastic and helped us develop a liking for swimming. Overcome our
inhibitions and learn the basics very quickly.

Everything. The instructor was just great. If I had a chance I would like to take all my swimming lessons
with her.

2. What did you dislike about this course??

Diving.

The cold water.

There is nothing I disliked about the course.

Pace could go a little faster.

It got a bit cold towards the end of the quarter.

Nothing.

Absolutely nothing.

3. What specific changes could improve this course??

Nothing.

Maybe increase the class time for the morning class.

More time spent on stroke techniques and maybe less on handstands.

None

Have the swimming classes often (for all quarters).

4. Please make any additional comments or suggestions about this course and/or this instructor.

She made things really fun and comfortable. I had a great experience.

Mary is excellent. Can recommend her for anybody, even those not interested in swimming.

The instructor is great and I had already told a lot of people to join swimming in De Anza and under Mary
if they are interested to learn swimming. She is really great!

The course was comprehensive and well planned for a novice swimmer. The instructor kept us bubbling
with enthusiasm by her teaching methods and arranging a field trip. I liked this course immensely.

She is the best swimming teacher I ever had.

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