TAP studentsBelow are is a sampling of student evaluations from first-year composition, business writing, technical writing, and professional writing major students. Click to view qualitative responses by category: Student Engagement, Classroom Environment, and Assignments and Curriculum.

I am happy to send complete course evaluation reports by request.

Below my student evaluations, I’ve also provided evaluations from my faculty mentors, taken from classroom observations they conducted of my teaching.

Qualitative Course & Instructor Evaluations

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Purdue University course evaluations ask students to rate course and instructor on the following scale:
E (5)= Excellent, G (4)= Good, F(3)= Fair, P (2)=Poor, VP(1)= Very Poor.

Charts depict Group Median responses from ~20 student evaluation surveys. Starting Fall 2013, two classes are depicted for each Fall semester (based on institution credit and teaching load allowances).

Student Engagement

  • “She listens and answers carefully to all the questions and tries to stimulate the students to think about and apply the materials we learned.”
    — Spring 2015, Purdue University

  • “She is very attentive to us when we have a question or a technical concern when we are having issues understanding design software. Whenever I could not seem to find a way to make a program function, she gave me advice and instructions to help me figure out the problem.”
    — Fall 2015, Purdue University

  • “Liz does a GREAT job of helping each individual student. She is willing to walk around and ask each person during class. She is also personable and remembers everyone’s name…something not very common in my other classes.”
    — Fall 2015, Purdue University

  • “I like how she made time for each individual or group to go over projects.”
    — Summer 2015, online course, Purdue University
  • “She is very good at explaining assignments and checking in with students to make sure they’re doing okay. She’s very helpful and easy to learn from.”
    — Fall 2014, Purdue University

  • “The professor creates a nice open learning environment that makes it easy to ask questions. She used a lot of good teaching resources and ensured that all students were visually engaged. I like that.”
    Fall 2014, Purdue University

  • “Extremely approachable, gets creative with in-class assignments and projects, makes the class very translatable to the real world.”
    Fall 2013, Purdue University
  • “The instructor was great at engaging the class and creating a comfortable learning environment.”
    Winter 2012, DePaul University

Classroom Environment

  • “I like how when we were learning how to use software it was hands on in the classroom rather than assigning a video to watch and being expected to know what we were doing.”
    — Fall 2015 ENGL 421 student, Purdue University

  • “The professor creates a nice open learning environment that makes it easy to ask questions. She used a lot of good teaching resources and ensured that all students were visually engaged. I like that.”
    Fall 2014 ENGL 421 student, Purdue University
  • “Extremely approachable, gets creative with in-class assignments and projects, makes the class very translatable to the real world.”
    — Fall 2013 ENGL 420 student, Purdue University
  • “The instructor was great at engaging the class and creating a comfortable learning environment.”
    Winter 2012 WRD 103 student, DePaul University

Assignments & Curriculum

  • “[The] major and minor projects coincided well together. I enjoyed all the projects and the ideas behind them. The class was taught in an organized manner and followed a nice pattern. I also liked how design was emphasized. You can never underestimate design and emphasizing those principles throughout the semester was very helpful.
    — Spring 2016, Purdue University 
  • “I hope that Professor Lane continues to teach the importance of design in the Professional Writing Field. I found all assignments to be a great opportunity to learn new skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.”
    — Spring 2016, Purdue University
  • “This course was one of the best that I have taken at Purdue so far. I found it particularly awesome that Elizabeth forced us to work with InDesign…it was challenging at first, but now I understand why she did that because I am very comfortable using the platform outside of class for different projects and assignments. She was also very organized which is sometimes hard to find in a professor.”
    — Fall 2015, Purdue University
  • “The instructor is very enthusiastic about the material and makes it fun for the students to learn about design in a professional setting, even if the students have no previous teachings in design. The instructor also has the students work on a very diverse range of projects to have a more holistic approach to the course.”
    — Spring 2015, Purdue University

Faculty Mentor Evaluations

“Liz excels as a professional writing instructor through her creativity with assignments. Her students clearly respect her and the work they do in the class. The samples of student work I saw were absolutely phenomenal. I think this is a testament to how well she understands the theories of professional writing because she feels comfortable enough to take traditional assignments and make them relevant to her students.I respect her ability to teach her students the skills to produce high quality assignments.” Michael Salvo, Director of Professional Writing, Purdue University

 

“[Liz’s strengths] include sequencing and connecting learning activities. Students clearly understood the readings and the concepts, reinforced through her lecture and classroom activities. She has a firm understanding of visual rhetoric and conveys it effectively to her class.” — Kendall Leon, ENGL 505 Mentor, Purdue University

 

“Liz did a great job at validating class readings and providing relevant examples to encourage discussion. She presents engaging material during her lectures and steers the class in productive directions based on the topic at hand.”  
—Darsie Bowden, former director of First-Year Writing, DePaul University