Rutgers University Student Instructional Rating
(Online Survey)
Greenagel F
Spring 2016, 09:910:475:03 — Integration Seminar (index #10774)
Enrollment= 28, Responses= 9

Part A: University-wide Questions:
Student Responses Weighted Means
No response
Section Course Level Dept
1. The instructor was prepared for class and presented the material in an organized manner. 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.61 4.51 4.50
2. The instructor responded effectively to student comments and questions. 0 0 0 1 8 0 4.89 4.44 4.55 4.49
3. The instructor generated interest in the course material. 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.58 4.50 4.49
4. The instructor had a positive attitude toward assisting all students in understanding course material. 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.64 4.71 4.64
5. The instructor assigned grades fairly. 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.50 4.52 4.56
6. The instructional methods encouraged student learning. 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.53 4.39 4.43
7. I learned a great deal in this course. 0 0 1 0 8 0 4.78 4.47 4.10 4.22
8. I had a strong prior interest in the subject matter and wanted to take this course. 0 0 4 1 4 0 4.00 4.03 3.97 4.04
9. I rate the teaching effectiveness of the instructor as: 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.50 4.43 4.42
10. I rate the overall quality of the course as: 0 0 0 0 9 0 5.00 4.50 4.29 4.34

What do you like best about this course?:

When Eric Arauz came to speak to our class. The entire class was good but that was a highlight for me.

This class prepared me for the real world and real situations more than any other course I have taken.

Learning about different topics such as the criminal justice system, substance abuse, the brain. I was not expecting to learn about this, but am glad that I did. Having Eric Arauz as a guest speaker was also a great experience.

I like the class discussions.

Professor Greenagel is one of the best instructors I've had. He is informative, passionate, and knowledgeable. He made the class highly informative and engaging.

The way the material was presented, and the small assignments scattered throughout the course rather than 2 or 3 big exams/projects.

Professor Greenagel really tailored the course to our needs in line with the requirements for the class. If we were interested in something, he would make sure to cover it thoroughly.

If you were teaching this course, what would you do differently?:

Speak a bit slower. Respect our time and not go over the class time.



I would have added a final exam at the end of the course to hold the students accountable to read all the readings. The midterm exam helped me a lot with remembering the course material and I know having a final exam would have helped solidify that information.

More class discussion

More in depth on more topics. Criminal justice and substance abuse were great- but more topics.

In what ways, if any, has this course or the instructor encouraged your intellectual growth and progress?:

The journals were a great way to progress my writing skills. By the end of the semester I have seen an improvement.

The professor taught me more about the field of social work, life lessons, and gave me great critiques which improved my writing skills.

I have learned a great deal about substance abuse, the criminal justice system & reform, and other social work techniques, material, and information. Greenagel is the only social work professor who included information about licensing, finances, and assessment. I learned more in his class than some of my SW classes combined.

He stated the importance of knowing the other side of the arguement and challenged us to think about other perspectives. A lot of professors do not do that (thats bad), we should be encouraged to think in more ways that just one way.

Other comments or suggestions::

Professor Greenagel is a fantastic professor and made this course much more interesting. I felt like he really brought his passion into the material he taught us and I learned a great deal.

This was by far the best course I have ever taken at Rutgers thanks to Professor Greenagel.

Professor Greenagel is a great asset to the School of Social Work.

Thank you so much for everything Professor Greenagel. It was an absolute pleasure to be in your class. I appreciate your enthusiasm and passion you have for teaching and improving the social work profession.