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Please email Professor Pavarini at CarlPavarini@aol.com with your course feedback.

 

 

Mid-course

Mid-course Student Questionnaire --- RESULTS

(29 responses out of 31 registered students)

 

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Very Good

Excellent

Content

0

0

0

2

12

15

Presentation

0

0

0

1

13

15

Readings

0

0

6

10

8

5

Course-Overall

0

0

0

4

13

12

 

 

Strong points of the course (number of similar responses) :

  • Instructor:insight and experience, good communication/explanations, knowledgeable, great teaching, presentation makes the course, professor's business experience is key, etc (12)
  • Content: interesting, important, useful, engineers should know it, strong, refreshing (11)
  • Cases and real-world examples (9)
  • Interactive nature, group discussions (6)
  • Strong organization, well prepared course (5)
  • Good casebook, readings drive home issues at hand (2)
  • I'm recommending it (2)
  • Fun (1)
  • I love it (1)

 

 

 

 

Suggestions for course improvement:

  • Even more cases and examples, example business plans (5)
  • Readings: boring, too long, too much, "extra" material in readings (3)
  • More on start-ups and starting a company (2)
  • Concern about grade; no grading so far (2)
  • Better room - poles, tables, etc (2)
  • Suggestions:group discussions/activities (1), use one company as "core" example throughout course (1)
  • Cover more ground at 4 credits (1)
  • Assign written homework for practice in each topic (1) Class participation should not be 1/3 of grade (1) Longer break (1)

End-course


End-of-course student feedback results

RESPONSE SET

RESPONSE WEIGHT

A

Strongly Disagree

0

B

Somewhat Disagree

1

C

Neutral

2

D

Somewhat Agree

3

E

Strongly Agree

4


Survey Questions

# of Respondents

A

B

C

D

E

Mean

The course had good continuity, not skipping unrelatedly.

25

0

0

0

5

20

3.80

The textbook was useful.

25

0

0

2

7

16

3.56

Student work is graded promptly.

25

0

0

0

6

19

3.76

Exam questions were a good test of student's understanding.

25

0

0

1

4

20

3.76

Course required same amount of time as similar courses.

25

1

2

8

6

8

2.72

The material was adequately covered in the allotted time.

25

0

0

0

9

16

3.64

Overall: The quality of the course was excellent.

24

0

0

0

5

19

3.79

Instructor clearly explains course objectives and grading policy.

25

0

0

0

6

19

3.76

The instructor is prepared for class.

25

0

0

0

3

22

3.88

The instructor presents material in an organized manner.

25

0

0

0

5

20

3.80

The instructor has command of the subject.

25

0

0

0

3

22

3.88

The instructor successfully communicates the subject matter.

25

0

0

0

5

20

3.80

The instructor is available to students.

25

0

0

0

5

20

3.80

The instructor is fair and consistent.

25

0

0

0

5

20

3.80

Overall: The instructor was an effective teacher.

25

0

0

0

3

22

3.88

Written comments from previous E&B students

"This is one of the best courses I have taken at Stevens."

"This was an excellent class and I will recommend it to others. The instructor was very knowledgable."

"Definitely my favorite class ever taken after three years of college."

"Great course overall! The professor has great command of this subject and is extremely knowledgable about all areas of the course."

"I enjoyed the course. I was able to learn how to approach a problem and solve it in the business environment."

"Overall, the course was very good, informative and interesting."

"The course was excellent."

"Excellent professor. The course was a very good elective."

"This was an exellent course. I have learned a lot. Dr. Pavarini is an excellent instructor. I would like to see a "part 2" of this course. I loved it."

"Perfect complement to an engineering degree; should teach more of this."

"Most interesting course taken."