July 11, 2011

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View: Self-Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Accidentally left in my drafts folder for two months. I still haven't looked at my student evaluations.

Now that most of the final exams are graded, but before I've gotten to see my student evaluations, it seems like a good time to reflect on the class. Also, I have had enough May wine, with woodruff from my garden, that the prospect of teaching it again next year can be greeted with equanimity.

First, and conditioning everything else, this was by far the largest class I've taught (70 students), and to the extent it went well it's entirely due to my teaching assistants, Gaia Bellone, Shuhei Okumura and Zachary Kurtz. I'd say I couldn't thank them enough, but clearly I'll have to do 30--40% better than that next year, when there will be between 90 and 100 students. (Memo to self: does the university allow me to pay bonuses to TAs in whiskey?)

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View

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