Appendix 30C Overview of Student Evaluations

Teaching Evaluations

My teaching evaluations reflect an improvement in my teaching performance over the past two years. The evaluations in Introduction to Contemporary Africa in fall 2016 were an improvement from the evaluations in Introduction to Contemporary Africa in fall 2015.

In Spring 2017, I undertook an initiative to include an additional survey in my course via PollEverywhere, using the app’s anonymous survey tool. The administering of the PollEverywhere survey followed the same procedures used for administrating paper course evaluations disseminated by the university.

The in-class survey had 19 respondents, while the university administered survey had 28 respondents. Many of the questions overlapped, though the responses followed a similar pattern. The addition questions on the custom survey mostly revolved around the effectiveness of African Studies courses. In an effort to grow our program, it is helpful to know how effective the program is in facilitating students’ learning of Africa and attracting potential majors.

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Graduate students bringing food to the final day of class.

Introduction to Contemporary Africa AFST 101 Fall 2015 

Introduction to African Literature AFST 156 Fall 2015

Introduction to Contemporary Africa (writing) AFST 701 Fall 2016

Social Media and Political in Africa AFST 107 Fall 2016

Introduction to Contemporary Africa AFST 101 Fall 2016

Hip Hop an Popular Culture in Africa AFST 132 Spring 2017

PollEverywhere: Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa AFST 132 Spring 2017