ENGL121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
Fall 2012 | Section 004 (11107) | MW 11-12:15 | Course Materials | Eastern Michigan University

Enrollment: 25
Forms Completed: 23 (92%)

Core Items (A: Much Above Average, B: Above Average, C: Average, D: Below Average, E: Much Below Average)

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Overall Rating of the Teaching Effectiveness of this Instructor 12/60 3/15 5/25 0/0 0/0 20
Overall Rating of this Course 9/45 6/30 5/25 0/0 0/0 20

Additional Items (SA: Strongly Agree, A: Agree, U: Undecided, D: Disagree, SD: Strongly Disagree)

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My instructor seems well-prepared for class 19/83 3/13 1/4 0/0 0/0 23
My instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations 13/57 7/30 3/13 0/0 0/0 23
The instructor is reasonably accessible outside the classroom 18/78 4/17 1/4 0/0 0/0 23
The instructor has stimulated my thinking 14/61 4/17 3/13 2/9 0/0 23
The goals of the course are clearly stated and consistently pursued 14/61 7/30 1/4 1/4 0/0 23
My instructor respects students regardless of sex, age or race 20/87 3/13 0/0 0/0 0/0 23


What did you like most about this instructor and course?

  1. I liked how researching for projects wasn't just going on the computer or going to the library. It was outside the box.
  2. It was something I already knew about.
  3. Projects were ambiguous enough to be creative about.
  4. The clear expectations of the course.
  5. You were very helpful with everything and were available for any type of question I had.
  6. The research topic was great and our projects were also great. Great instructor for the class.
  7. The instructor was hands-on with the projects.
  8. I liked that the instructor was ALWAYS available through email. Also I liked that he was a down to earth fun instructor that cared about his students.
  9. He's funny and nice and always keeps me interested in discussion!
  10. The thing that I like most is the interaction. We discussed a lot during our sessions and that helps.
  11. Both were very laid back but still required work and progress. Meaning that I didn't feel rushed or on edge at all during the course.
  12. The instructor took time out to get to know and was available outside of class. The course taught me a lot.
  13. The instructor is very well prepared, knowledgeable, and gives us freedom to have our own creative spin on things.
  14. Dr. Mueller could always be reached outside of the classrom.
  15. I love that he makes sure he is being fair to all of his students.
  16. What I liked most about this course was during class, there really was no lectures.
  17. Dr. Mueller challenged us to use infamiliar platforms to create projects.
  18. I liked how the instructor gave basic guidelines to follow which promoted creativity and stimulated thinking throughout the course.
  19. I liked how he challenged my thinking. He helped me created pieces of work that are exceptionally good.
  20. He made every project interesting by the way he presents it.
  21. I think that it takes a new approach to a potentially typical course.
  22. I liked that the instructor always had a positive attitude.
  23. What I liked the most about Dr. Mueller was that he was always helpful and available.

What did you dislike most about this instructor and course?

  1. I did not dislike anything about the course or the instructor.
  2. It was never clear what had to be done.
  3. Unnecessary readings that didn't apply to course.
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  7. Nothing what so ever.
  8. Nothing, Everything was great!
  9. How open ended you leave the projects it gets me so confused!
  10. I can honestly say that there is nothing that I disliked about the course.
  11. Nothing, it all seemed relatively fair for a college English course.
  12. It was alright.
  13. Some of the project guidelines are a little bit too loose.
  14. Most of the projects were hard to understand at first.
  15. I don't "dislike" anything, to be honest.
  16. The writing.
  17. The lack of clarity when it comes to project expectations.
  18. Some examples and readings were hard to figure out how they correlated with projects.
  19. Nothing. He happened to be my favorite instructor.
  20. How bad I am at writing papers.
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  22. I really disliked the instructor's lack of explaining and making things clear.
  23. I disliked the assignments during the course that's all.

What constructive suggestions do you have for this instructor or course?

  1. Keep the researching and way you taught this semester, the way for other classes. I really enjoyed it.
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  5. Keep it up!
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  7. The projects should be more detail described as far as how to start and finish them.
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  9. How stuff mon layed out for us.
  10. Keep up the good work!
  11. Can't recall specifics, but there were some vague areas in the course.
  12. Keep up the good teaching. You are a great professor.
  13. Dr. Mueller is doing an extremely good job with making the classroom a place where students would like to be.
  14. Go over the projects more and explain them more clearly.
  15. Keep up the great work!
  16. The instructor be a little more leniant in his grading.
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  18. Have more explanation during discussion about readings.
  19. None. I believe he planned out the material well.
  20. Keep on keeping on.
  21. I think you're doing a good job.
  22. I suggest the instructor takes the time to go over assignments more clear. Also when a student has a question he should take time to answer it clearly. The instructor should also be more specific about what he wants. He tends to go on and on and looses the student.
  23. None.

Additional Comments

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  5. I enjoyed this class more than any English class I have ever taken. You pushed me to do my very best work and I learned a lot from you.
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  9. Even though english is my worst class he made it fun for me to come to class.
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  14. Really great professor.
  15. Thanks for being such an awesome professor! I loved coming to class every MW @ 11 am. My favorite project was P3 because of how much it related to our own life. Have a great winter break and an even better 2nd semester!
  16. I was a homeschooler that had never written a paper before. It was shocking to me about wat a paper was about.
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  18. Overall, Dr. Mueller is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone. He really challenges his students to step outside the box.
  19. In my entire lifetime, Dr. Mueller has become my favorite English professor. He brought out the best of my abilities. He communicated well with me whenever I needed his assistance.
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  21. I wanted to say that a criticism that this course is too ambiguous, but then I realized that without ambiguity all the projects would be very similar and dull. I like that we used different formats and wrote about places and topics we cared about; it made our writing better and real. Sometimes examples were loosely linked, but the connection was there. Keep it up! Thank you.
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