Teaching Evaluations | Jonathan Perry-Houts
Jonathan Perry-Houts

Teaching Evaluations

The following evaluations span several years, and are from a variety of types of courses. All evaluations that I have access to are included, except uninformative positive ones (short ones with no details). Names and personally identifiable information have been removed.


Field Camp. Summer, 2017

TA Evaluation

Student evaluations

In this course, the whole class lived and worked together, but was split across two mapping areas, so several reviews are from students who I only interacted with outside of the field.


Fluid Dynamics. Spring, 2017

I didn’t lead any lab sections for this course, so I only received an evaluation from the instructor.

TA Evaluation


Earth Physics (GEOL 315). Winter, 2017

I led two lab sections for this course. Evaluations from both are combined here.

Negative evaluations

This course has by far the most negative evaluations I’ve ever received. Almost all of them are about the content and organization of the course as a whole. The primary concern was disconnect between the lectures and labs, and my inadequate preparation for leading lab. Although most of those concerns address things that were out of my control, in retrospect I realize I should have been more proactive to encourage the instructor to prepare the lab assignments further in advance.

Positive evaluations


Field Camp. Summer, 2016

Negative evaluations

Positive evaluations.


People, Rocks, Fire (GEOL 110). Winter, 2016

This is the first course in which I received direct student evaluations. I led two lab sections. Responses from both are combined here.

Negative evaluations

Unfortunately, these negative reviews don’t give me much to work with. I’m including them here for transparency, but don’t have much to comment on from them.

Positive evaluations