Class Evaluations
 
 



 

The following are summaries of official class evaluations for some of the classes Dr. Korcz has taught.
 

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 111 Contemporary Moral Dilemmas

PHIL 210 Practical Argumentation

PHIL 314 Ethics

PHIL 316 Professional Ethics

PHIL 329 Skepticism

PHIL 331 Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 361 Introduction to Symbolic Logic

PHIL 402 Metaphysics

PHIL  441 Theory of Knowledge
 



PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy

Evaluations are for Fall 2010, Spring 2010 and Fall 2009. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 28
31 4 4 1
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 38 22 2
2 0
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 22 28
3 10 4
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 36 23 4 4 2
I learned a lot in this course. 26 22 9 6 4
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 47 16 2 3 0
This course challenged me to think. 40 21 4 2
0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 35 21 5 1 0
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 39 22 2
1
2
The instructor was respectful to students. 41 19 3
4 0
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 40 20 5 2 1
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 31 22 3 5 3

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 21 25 11
8 3
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
34 19
6 7 2


Evaluations are for Fall 2000, Fall 2001 and Spring 2002. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.
 
 
 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
33
19
0
1
1
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
35
17
2
0
0
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
39
11
4
1
0
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
33
13
5
1
0
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
38
14
3
0
0
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
34
15
5
0
0
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
37
16
1
0
0
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
24
21
5
3
0
This course was well organized.
32
20
0
0
0
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
36
13
1
1
2
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
44
10
0
0
0
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

27

Top 30%

18

Average

7

Lowest 30%

2

Lowest 10%

1

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

2

Lighter

4

Same

37

Heavier

9

Much Heavier

3

Top
 



PHIL 111 Contemporary Moral Dilemmas

Evaluations are for Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011 and Spring 2010. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 42 15 0 0 2
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 47 14 1 1 0
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 40 18 1 2 1
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 48 9 2 3 0
I learned a lot in this course. 42 13 6 0 0
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 50 11 1 0 0
This course challenged me to think. 45 15 1 0 0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 46 11 2 0 0
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 46 10 3 2
1
The instructor was respectful to students. 49 11 2 0 0
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 44 17 1 0 0
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 47 11 2 0 0

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 33 16 9 3 1
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
40 15 3 2 2
note: the following question was asked only starting in Fall 2013.
much lighter
lighter
about the same
heavier
much heavier
The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
0
6
9
4
2

Evaluations are for Fall 2001 through Spring 2009. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.  

 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
79
58
3
6
1
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
90
54
2
0
1
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
91
43
6
4
4
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
75
43
20
2
1
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
78
43
12
2
2
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
78
51
15
0
3
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
94
48
3
0
2
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
69
50
12
14
4
This course was well organized.
93
49
1
3
2
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
86
51
3
4
4
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
89
41
4
3
1
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

52

Top 30%

61

Average

29

Lowest 30%

1

Lowest 10%

3

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

6

Lighter

17

Same

73

Heavier

24

Much Heavier

6

Top
 



PHIL 210 Practical Argumentation

Evaluations are for Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2010 and Fall 2009. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 47 19
8
1
0
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 54 12
4 1 1
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 43 21
7
1
2
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 46 14
10
3 1
I learned a lot in this course. 42 14
6
4
2
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 54 10
4
0
2
This course challenged me to think. 52 16
4
0
0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 46 12
2
1
1
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 47 16
7
3
1
The instructor was respectful to students. 51 16
4
1
1
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 45 20
2
4
1
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 44 19
6
1
1

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 36 23 8
2
2
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
43 19
8
1
1
note: the following question was asked only starting in Fall 2013. much lighter
lighter
about the same
heavier
much heavier
The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was: 0
0
12
2
0


Evaluations are for Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007 and Fall 2008. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.
 
 
 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
80
50
1
8
2
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
98
41
1
3
0
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
106
37
6
3
1
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
94
34
12
0
1
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
96
34
4
2
3
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
102
33
5
1
0
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
102
33
5
2
0
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
73
58
2
8
3
This course was well organized.
102
47
2
2
1
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
93
33
6
4
5
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
118
42
5
2
1
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

60

Top 30%

43

Average

14

Lowest 30%

5

Lowest 10%

0

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

2

Lighter

10

Same

80

Heavier

38

Much Heavier

13

Top
 



PHIL 314 Ethics

Evaluations are for Fall 1998, Fall 2000, Fall 2002, Fall 2004 and Fall 2006. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.
 
 
 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
31
17
3
2
1
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
35
13
1
0
0
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
30
19
3
2
0
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
29
16
9
0
0
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
32
16
4
2
0
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
32
18
2
1
1
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
36
17
0
1
0
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
16
27
4
6
1
This course was well organized.
32
19
2
1
0
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
30
18
2
2
2
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
39
13
2
0
0
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

21

Top 30%

20

Average

10
Lowest 30%

3

Lowest 10%

0

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

1

Lighter

6

Same

25

Heavier

17

Much Heavier

5

Top
 
 



PHIL 316 Professional Ethics

Evaluations are for Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, and Fall 2011. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 206 96 26 8 7
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 227 78 19 4 5
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 202 81 36 20 8
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 227 66 30 11 11
I learned a lot in this course. 182 76 47 21 22
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 255 67 21 0 4
This course challenged me to think. 216 75 30 14 9
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 190 58 26 3 2
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 248 56 22 2
3
The instructor was respectful to students. 243 71 20 6 4
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 217 81 31 7 8
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 207 79 37 6 11

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 127 110 38 15 15
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
186 99 32 18 11
note: the following question was asked only starting in Fall 2013. much lighter
lighter
about the same
heavier
much heavier
The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was: 16
24
65
13
3

Top
 
 


PHIL 329 Skepticism (Topics in the History of Philosophy)

Evaluations are for Fall 2003, Fall 2005, and Fall 2008 . Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.
 
 
 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
19
7
0
0
0
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
20
6
0
0
0
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
21
2
1
0
0
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
18
7
1
0
0
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
17
6
3
0
0
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
18
7
0
1
0
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
22
3
1
0
0
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
13
11
1
1
0
This course was well organized.
21
5
0
0
0
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
23
2
1
0
0
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
22
4
0
0
0
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

19

Top 30%

7

Average

0

Lowest 30%

0

Lowest 10%

0

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

0

Lighter

0

Same

9

Heavier

11

Much Heavier

4





PHIL 331 Philosophy of Religion


Evaluations are for PHIL 331/2 for Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012 and Spring 2010. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 22 8 1 0 0
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 22 8 1
0 0
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 16 13 2 1 0
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 22 8 0 1 0
I learned a lot in this course. 22 7 1 0 0
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 23 6 1 0 0
This course challenged me to think. 24 6 1 0 0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 23 8 0 0 0
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 18 17 0 0
0
The instructor was respectful to students. 22 9 1 0 0
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 18 11 2 0 0
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 19 6 1 0 0

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 19 8 4 0 1
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
22 9 2 0 0

Evaluations are for Fall 1999, Fall 2001, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008 and Spring 2009. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.
 
 
 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
95
47
4
1
0
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
103
43
0
0
0
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
105
40
2
1
0
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
103
40
8
2
0
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
95
39
11
1
0
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
93
44
8
1
0
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
106
38
2
1
0
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
78
59
5
6
1
This course was well organized.
113
42
3
0
0
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
110
53
0
6
1
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
106
42
1
0
0
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

65

Top 30%

59

Average

25

Lowest 30%

0

Lowest 10%

0

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

3

Lighter

3

Same

76

Heavier

59

Much Heavier

6

Top


 
PHIL 361 Introduction to Symbolic Logic


Evaluations are for PHIL 361 for Spring 2014. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 5 1 0 0 0
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 5 1 0
0 0
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 5 1 0 0 0
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 5 1 0 0 0
I learned a lot in this course. 5 1 0 0 0
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 6 0 0 0 0
This course challenged me to think. 6 0 0 0 0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 5 1 0 0 0
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 5 1 0 0
0
The instructor was respectful to students. 6 0 0 0 0
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 5 0 1 0 0
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 6 0 0 0 0

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 5 1 0 0 0
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
5 1 0 0 0




PHIL 402 Metaphysics

Evaluations are for Spring 2013 and Fall 2009. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.




strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 8
1
0
0
0
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 9
0
0
0
0
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 9
0
0
0
0
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 9
0
0
0
0
I learned a lot in this course. 9
0
0
0
0
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 9
0
0
0
0
This course challenged me to think. 9
0
0
0
0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 9
0
0
0
0
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 9
0
0
0
0
The instructor was respectful to students. 9
0
0
0
0
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 9
0
0
0
0
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 8
1
0
0
0

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 9
0
0
0
0
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
9
0
0
0
0



PHIL 441 Theory of Knowledge

Evaluations are for Fall 2010. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.



strongly agree agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor made appropriate use of illustrations, demonstrations, examples and/or required materials. 8 2 0 0 0
The instructor provided feedback on my performance within a reasonable time. 8 2 0
0 0
The instructor explained subject matter in a way that I could understand. 6 3 0 0 0
The instructor created an atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged freely and easily. 9 1 0 0 0
I learned a lot in this course. 9 0 1 0 0
The instructor spoke audibly and clearly. 9 1 0 0 0
This course challenged me to think. 8 2 0 0 0
The instructor was available for scheduled appointments outside of class. 8 2 0 0 0
Expectations on assignments, projects and/or exams were clearly communicated. 8 2 0 0
0
The instructor was respectful to students. 9 1 0 0 0
The physical environment (facility) was conducive to learning. 6 3 1 0 0
The course resources were useful and appropriate for learning. 6 4 0 0 0

Excellent
Good
Average
Fair
Poor
Overall, I would rate this course as: 7 2 1 0 0
Overall, I would rate the effectiveness of this instructor as:
10 0 0 0 0

Evaluations are for Spring 2002, Spring 2004, and Spring 2007. Numbers refer to number of students, not percentages.
 
 
 
strongly agree
agree
neutral
disagree
strongly disagree
The instructor presented material in an understandable manner.
6
4
0
0
0
The instructor's exams reflected what was covered in the course.
8
1
1
0
0
With this instructor I felt free to ask questions and express opinions.
7
3
0
0
0
If I asked for help with the course, this instructor provided help.
7
1
1
0
0
This instructor used the same criteria to grade all students in the course.
6
4
0
0
0
The instructor provided timely feedback about my performance in the course.
8
1
1
0
0
The course requirements, including the grading criteria, were stated clearly in writing.
8
2
0
0
0
Materials used for this course (textbooks, readings, supplementary materials) were clear enough for me to understand.
5
3
0
2
0
This course was well organized.
8
2
0
0
0
This course contributed to my understanding of this subject.
7
2
0
1
0
This survey was administered in a manner that allowed me to answer anonymously.
8
1
1
0
0
Compared to other instructors I have had, I rate this instructor:
Top 10%

7

Top 30%

2

Average

1

Lowest 30%

0

Lowest 10%

0

The workload for this course in relation to other courses of equal credit was:
Much Lighter

0

Lighter

1

Same

1

Heavier

7

Much Heavier

1

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