This is the third year I’ve handed out a questionnaire to find out how things are going. Mid-semester evaluations are a good idea because there is still time to fix things.
The quantitative data are just in. The dissatisfaction scores are the ones I look at, and all of those are better than previous years. Less than 20% of the class are unhappy about something (down from 25% last year and 30% in 2013). But that’s still around one in five. I only wish the dissatisfied would talk to me about what the issue is. I can’t fix what I don’t understand.