Teaching Evaluations

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Quantitative Results

TA evaluations are undertaken every semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The table below compares my mean evaluation scores against the average  evaluations of TAs teaching that course in the same semester. 


The mean scores are derived from twelve questions asked on a five-point scale (1 = poor, 5 = excellent). 


Class       Semester     Hughes mean      TA mean 

J202        Fall 2014                  4.87                   4.39

J202        Spring 2015             4.77                   4.57

J202        Fall 2015                  4.63                   4.47

J335        Spring 2017             4.43                   N/A

Qualitative

Below are samples of qualitative responses from my evaluations given by students:

Overall Performance

"Overall, I would absolutely recommend him as a teacher, I felt like I learned the most in this class than any other I've had during this program." Ethics in the Media student, Autumn 2019

"Ceri is by far the best TA I’ve had in my 3 years here.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“Ceri did an amazing job. I wish he could be my TA for the rest of my future journalism classes.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“Overall, I’m sure Ceri is great. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for mass communication. But I really, REALLY, hated this class.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015 (You can’t win them all).

“Probably the best TA I’ve had in my 2½ years at UW-Madison.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015

Personal

"I love Ceri as a person. I think that he really knows what he is talking about and is very good at getting discussions started. He also is very caring about his students and really values what each of us has to say" Ethics in the Media student, Autumn 2019 

"I think Ceri is a great professor who really pays attention to the class. Whenever we were losing interest or confused he was able to quickly change the course of the class to make it fun and fresh. He is so passionate about communications" Ethics in the Media student, Autumn 2019 

”Easy to talk to and he’s approachable…Ceri was awesome!”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“He just always seemed happy to help whoever wanted it.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“I think Ceri’s warm personality and sense of humor made our lab fun. He made sure work was done correctly but he didn’t treat us like children.”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

“Great sense of humor. Really cares about students! Wants them to succeed.”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

“He really cares and he is willing to help you.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015

“He is easy to talk to, fair, presents what is expected of us very clearly and makes lab very enjoyable.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015

Grading and Feedback

"I also like how he would play the devil's advocate to make us really think about the other sides of arguments and that there is no right or wrong answer. Really great class and a really great professor!" Ethics in the Media student, Autumn 2019                 

"I think he asks great questions that really makes you think, he doesn't just go along with what you think, even if he agrees." Ethics in the Media student, Autumn 2019 

"I got great feedback on work. I thought he was fair in grading and made the class really enjoyable.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“He was great overall. The feedback was the best part because I learned the most from it.”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

“Ceri is an amazing TA! He would provide great feedback, and he was always willing to help. I am glad that I had the opportunity to take a course with him as the TA.”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

“Feedback on assignments – so helpful, very thorough.”  J335 Student, Spring 2017

“Ceri provided clear, helpful feedback on my stories.”  J335 Student, Spring 2017 

“Ceri was a cool guy and gave good feedback on stories. Enjoyed his insight and advice!!”  J335 Student, Spring 2017

“Very easy to converse with and able to put concepts into modern day examples.”  J335 Student, Spring 2017 

“Ceri was one of the best communicators, as far as letting you know what to improve on and generally trying to get the best work out of everyone.”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

Learning Environment

"I was always interested in every topic covered. I think group work helped us have a better understanding of what we were learning. I also like how he would play the devil's advocate to make us really think about the other sides of arguments and that there is no right or wrong answer. Really great class and a really great professor!" Ethics in the Media student, Autumn 2019                   

"Creating a relaxed, yet stimulating learning environment where everyone feels free to participate.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“His ability to spark interest and teach different things so easily.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2014

“Ceri got his students excited about the material we were learning about in J202…I’ve never learned so much in a class before and Ceri is to thank for all of the wonderful opportunities I was given in J202 lab”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

“Great balance of strict and fun.”  J202 Student, Spring 2015

“He encouraged a lot of participation in discussion.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015

“I think his ability to improve everyone’s writing and teaching us the values of journalism really stood out to me.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015

“He really honed in on how we could utilize our skills, projects, and things we learned in the future. He made sure what we produced could be used to help us get jobs.”  J202 Student, Autumn 2015