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Teaching Evaluations of Dr. Spevak

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These are posted in an attempt to present a balanced view of teaching effectiveness.Internet rating sites like Rate My Professors.com give anecdotal reports rather than polling a large number of students. Any scientist knows that the larger the sample size, the better. Below are evaluations and comments from a variety of courses, written and tabulated. All  can be verified as authentic. Hopefully, they will give an  accurate overall view of teaching performance.


Recent ESU evaluations  click on link or scroll to bottom

Written Comments -click on link

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

        

             

 

Text Box: Anatomy & Physiology I (lab)  Bio 173  Bloomsburg University
Summary of three sections, totaling 46 students.
(All totals may not equal 100% due to rounding errors)
Question
(A)Almost 
      Always 
(B)     Usually
 (C)  Sometimes
(D)Almost 
      Never
 (E)   Never
1 .Showed enthusiasm for teaching
78%
     19%
   2%
0%
    0%
2. Prepared for class
72%
     28%
   0%
0%
    0%
3.  Explanations clear and to the point
63%
     35%
   2%
0%
    0%
4.  Facilitated independent  thinking/problem solving         
59%
     39%
   0%
0%
    0%
5.  Encouraged involvement in learning process
78%
     22%
   0%
0%
    0%
6.  Rating of Instructor 
70%
     24%
   4%
0%
    0%
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Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
  Poor
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Recent Evaluations from East Stroudsburg University.

   At ESU, instructor ratings possible are 1 to 5, with 5 being the best.
   The question rating overall instructor effectiveness is either #19 (most of those posted here)
   or #10 ( recent questionnaires).


Summary
For the academic years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 at ESU,
Dr.Spevak's ratings for all courses (A&P I and II, lecture and lab, Biology I and II lab, General Ecology lab, Human Ecology lecture, and Senior Seminar)
averaged 4 and above for most categories , including teacher effectiveness.
 

The detailed evaluations include one section of each course taught in a given semester.
Click on courses below to see evaluation results for that course.
Anatomy& Physiology II
Biology I and II lab
General Ecology lab
Human Ecology
Senior Seminar
Biology 105 (non-majors biology lecture)