Welcome to the end of the Fall 2019 semester! Since it is the end of the semester and course evaluation time, I wanted to share some of my favorites from the Tell Us Your Most Ridiculous Feedback From Student Evaluation responses we received at NCCCSPA2019.
“The room is so cold. I don’t understand why she wants to freeze us.” As if we had any control over the temps in our classrooms. This student should wait until the weather warms up and the temps shoot up into triple digits in the room.
“She makes us read.” Well, now. That is cruel and unusual punishment for a college level class.
“This class is a waste of time…we never cover anything” from the student who was perpetually absent. This is right up there with “Did I miss anything when I was out?” When a student asks me that, I always want to tell them that we sat in silence mourning their absence, but I guess that would come to no good.
”This instructor should be told that there is no R in idea.” I can’t even comment on this one.
And the final one that I will share is this one… “I want to make babies with you.”
So, as you finish up the semester, just remember that absurdity abounds on all of our campuses and take a minute to laugh at it.
I hope all of you enjoy your break and come back refreshed in the spring!
Happy Gingras, NCCCSPA President