Rutgers University Student Instructional Rating Survey
Spring 2012
(Online Survey)

 01:198:419:01   76521       Ganapathy V  
         ENROLL=   31       RESP=   8 (25%)     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      1      0     7       0      4.75    4.13  4.29   4.25
  2. The instructor responded effectively to       
     student comments and questions                  0      0      1      0     7       0      4.75    4.31  4.24   4.31
  3. The instructor generated interest in the      
     course material                                 0      0      1      2     5       0      4.50    4.06  4.02   4.03
  4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward 
     assisting all students in understanding       
     course material                                 0      0      2      0     6       0      4.50    4.25  4.31   4.35
  5. The instructor assigned grades fairly           0      0      1      2     4       1      4.43    4.20  4.26   4.15
  6. The instructional methods encouraged student  
     learning                                        0      0      2      2     4       0      4.25    3.88  3.94   4.05
  7. I learned a great deal in this course           0      0      2      2     3       1      4.14    3.93  4.04   4.06
  8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject  
     matter and wanted to take this course           0      0      2      1     5       0      4.38    4.06  3.68   3.99
                                                   POOR                     EXCELLENT
  9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the      
     instructor as                                   0      0      1      1     6       0      4.63    4.06  4.01   4.05
 10. I rate the overall quality of the course as     0      0      1      1     6       0      4.63    4.06  3.95   4.03

What do you like best about this course?:

real life examples of unintentional consequences

Lot of information presented in clear and interesting manner.

The material was interesting


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

Present the subject matter in class, eg demonstrate XSS on a VM on the projector. Many students' eyes glaze over without concrete examples.

Less written homework but more programming homework

Don't assign multiple assignments to be due all around the same period of time, as other classes still have just as much of a workload.


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

This has been a very challenging course, and I have enjoyed the projects.

Homework was challenging and forced to learn details that would not be discovered in straight forward assignments


Other comments or suggestions::

It is impressive that so much content has been covered in the depth that it has been. Security is a very broad topic and it has been given a great overview.