Matt Finley

Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Information Systems and Music at Dutchess Community College






The following anonymous comments were the total written comments from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2007. Every comment about the instructor is here.  Written comments are by each student in the following order: comments about the instructor, about the course organization and process, about faculty / student interaction, about textbooks and support materials, and 'other' comments.

 

 

 

 

 

Over 96% of all responses to rated evaluation questions were marked "1", Strongly Agree.  There were no neutral and no negative responses.

The following anonymous comments were the total written comments from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2006. Every comment about the instructor is here.  Please note, there were only three students completing the forms, and only two provided written comments.  Written comments are by each student in the following order: comments about the instructor, about the course organization and process, about faculty / student interaction, about textbooks and support materials, and other comments.

 

The following anonymous comments were the total written comments from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2005. Every comment about the instructor is here. Every form had written comments. Written comments are by each student in the following order: comments about the instructor, about the course organization and process, about faculty / student interaction, about textbooks and support materials, and other comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 97% of all responses to rated evaluation questions were marked "1", Strongly Agree.  There were no neutral and no negative responses.

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The following anonymous comments were the total written comments from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2004. Every comment about the instructor is here. Every form had written comments. Written comments are by each student in the following order: comments about the instructor, about the course organization and process, about faculty / student interaction, about textbooks and support materials, and other comments.

Over 99% of all responses to rated evaluation questions were marked "1", Strongly Agree. A single response was marked a "2", Agree Somewhat. There were no neutral and no negative responses.

Department Head, Dr. Leah Akins, commented: "Wow!  These have to be the best evaluations I have seen. It really shows when almost every student feels compelled to add comments - 'best teacher', 'wish he taught all my CIS classes', etc.  Thank goodness you came back to us to teach; it is clearly something you excel at and that we could learn from."  


The following anonymous comments were the total written comments from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2003. Every comment about the instructor is here. A few forms had no written comments. Written comments are in the following order: comments about the instructor, about the course organization and process, about faculty / student interaction, about textbooks and support materials, and other comments.


The following anonymous comments were the total written comments from student evaluations for CIS 123 in Spring 2003. Every comment about the instructor is here. A few forms had no written comments.

This comment was received by e-mail in December 2002:

"I have enjoyed your CIS 211 class very much and would like to see this message inputted in your website. As an instructor, you have always been supportive and encouraging. You do your utmost to make the class easier for your students. For me, COBOL programming has been a struggle. Nevertheless, I have learned many other things from you even though I could not grasp the logic behind programming. Perhaps after taking your course, I have learned to think a little more logically in daily life. You're the nicest teacher I've ever had. Thanks ever so much, Mr. Finley!" - S. H.

This comment was received in a letter, December 2001:

"This letter is long overdue. I just wanted to let you know that you are a wonderful teacher. You made CIS 211 completely understandable. I had gotten so much out of your class and your style of teaching. I really wanted you to be aware of it. Should you ever decide to go back into teaching on a regular basis, please realize it would never be a mistake." " - T. G.

A student said this to me at graduation 2000:

"You are the best instructor I have had since I came to America." - L. P.

This comment was received by e-mail in May 1999:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the assistance that you provided throughout the course. It is refreshing to have a knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructor with a sense of humor. As in any undertaking, you get out of it what you put into it, and you made it possible for everyone to progress at their own pace while enabling those that wished, to learn as much as they were able. I felt that you were extremely accessible, more than any other Instructor that I have encountered so far, particularly when considering the timeliness of your responses. I feel that in many cases you went above and beyond reasonable expectations in order to assist us with the tasks at hand. I truly enjoyed being in your class, and once again, would like to thank you for everything. " - T. C.

The following anonymous comments were the total written comments, unedited except for spelling, from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2002. Every comment about the instructor is here. A few forms had no written comments.

The following anonymous comments were the total written comments, unedited except for spelling, from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2001. Every comment about the instructor is here. A few forms had no written comments.

The following anonymous comments were the total written comments, unedited except for spelling, from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 2000. Every comment about the instructor is here; only comments that were just about the lab or computer equipment were omitted. You'll see one bad one in there, so you know I'm not leaving anything out. Some forms had no written comments.

The following anonymous comments were the total written comments, unedited, from student evaluations for CIS 211 in Fall 1998; only comments that were just about the lab or computer equipment were omitted:


Last Update: January 21, 2009