Rutgers University Student Instructional Rating Survey
Fall 2011
(Online Survey)

 16:198:671:01   33102       GANAPATHY V  
         ENROLL=    8       RESP=   5 (62%)     STRONGLY                    STRONGLY  # OF     MEAN    MEAN  MEAN   MEAN       
                                                DISAGREE        NEUTRAL       AGREE     NO      OF      OF    OF     OF      
PART A: UNIVERSITY-WIDE QUESTIONS:                   1      2      3      4     5   RESPONSES SECTION COURSE DEPT   LEVEL   

  1. The instructor was prepared for class and     
     presented the material in an organized manner   0      0      0      2     3       0      4.60    4.60  4.46   4.53
  2. The instructor responded effectively to       
     student comments and questions                  0      0      0      0     5       0      5.00    5.00  4.65   4.85
  3. The instructor generated interest in the      
     course material                                 0      0      0      1     4       0      4.80    4.80  4.42   4.58
  4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward 
     assisting all students in understanding       
     course material                                 0      0      0      1     4       0      4.80    4.80  4.63   4.85
  5. The instructor assigned grades fairly           0      0      0      1     3       1      4.75    4.75  4.48   4.60
  6. The instructional methods encouraged student  
     learning                                        0      0      0      2     3       0      4.60    4.60  4.30   4.37
  7. I learned a great deal in this course           0      0      0      1     4       0      4.80    4.80  4.32   4.45
  8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject  
     matter and wanted to take this course           0      0      1      1     3       0      4.40    4.40  4.25   4.50
                                                   POOR                     EXCELLENT
  9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the      
     instructor as                                   0      0      0      1     4       0      4.80    4.80  4.41   4.58
 10. I rate the overall quality of the course as     0      0      0      2     3       0      4.60    4.60  4.32   4.45

What do you like best about this course?:

The kind of papers selected. It covered a wide area of security and gave a good background in the subject.

The selected papers gave a good overview of cutting edge research in computer security.


If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:

nothing.

Having students read the week's papers in such detail made the presentations a little boring.


In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:

The paper reviews and tips given by professor on the style of reviewing papers made me think beyond the topic covered in the research paper. It made me really analyze the research and learn from it as well as critique it. This sort of thinking really made me learn the subject in depth.


Other comments or suggestions::

I think the professor is an excellent teacher and the way the course was structured helped me learnt a lot.