Please consider replacing our antiquated student evaluations with this one.
1. Name of Professor _______ (If you don’t know, please cease filling out this form)
2. Course Name ___________(If you don’t know, please cease filling out this form)
3. What Grade do you expect from this course? ______ (If below a C, please cease….)
4. Do you think this course will help you become a better lawyer?
(If you answered “no,” please provide detailed explanation of your experience as a lawyer, working with lawyers, or other legal experience that qualifies you to answer. If your professor lacks practice experience, never mind).
5. How was the level of reading? _________ (e.g., too much, too little).
If you think there was too much reading, how much did you want? (If your answer is below 20 pages, please cease……)
6. How prepared was the instructor? _______
(If you answered “not at all,” please check the spine of the book. If your professor’s name is there, please cease……)
7. For purposes of tenure decisions or post-tenure review, please fill in, verbatim, the professor’s worst off-topic stream of consciousness rant (provide context).
8. Were you able to understand the professor’s lectures and discussion?
If not, is this partly your fault? (If you answered no, please cease……)
9. How many classes did the instructor miss?
No, really, just the instructor. Not the ones you ditched.
10. How often was your instructor late for class?
Was your answer above biased because you think the professor is attractive and was just happy to see him or her?
11. How was the casebook or other course materials?
(If you answered the previous question negatively, check the spine. If it still cracks with and has that new book smell, please cease…….)
12. For purposes of tenure decisions or post-tenure review, please describe in detail the professor’s worst and best lectures. It’s not like we faculty can be bothered to sit in on classes, you know. That’s why we rely on these things.
13. Was the professor disrespectful or abusive in any way? Explain. (Note: Socratic method doesn’t count).
You are forced to choose between spending a year in jail or another semester with this professor. Which would you choose? (Note: It is not an acceptable answer to suggest putting the professor in jail for “crimes against teaching”).
14. Please describe in detail your experience with the final exam. Was it comprehensive? Fair? Did it look like it was written in, say, 1957? Was it taken for E&E verbatim? (If so, please disclose whether the professor was teaching Copyright law).