Metrics & Evaluations

Aggregate Student Evaluation Scores

Georgia Institute of Technology

Honors for student recognition of excellence in teaching at Georgia Tech are awarded based on the interpolated median for three areas: “instructor’s respect and concern for students,” “instructor’s level of enthusiasm about teaching the course,” and “instructor’s ability to stimulate student interest in the subject matter.” Items are assessed on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from “exceptional” (5) to “poor” (1).

TermCourse# Responses /
# Enrolled
FS23LMC 3206 (Communication & Culture)22/
SS24LMC 3206 (Communication & Culture)24/324.954.954.81
SS24LMC 3813 (Content Strategy)15/194.965.04.92

Jacksonville State University

Mean of means reflects the averages across 15 instructor evaluation questions scored on a 5-point Likert scale, including “the instructor expected high quality work in the course,” “the instructor used technology when appropriate to increase student learning,” and “the instructor was able to make complex topics and concepts understandable.” My mean of means scores were consistently above those of my department, college, and university (4.58, 4.57, and 4.62, respectively).

TermCourse# Responses /
# Enrolled
Mean of Means
FS21EH 141 (Oral Communication)13/254.97
FS21EH 322 (Technical Writing)25/364.85
FS21EH 331 (Writing for Social Media)10/104.79
SS22EH 322 (Technical Writing)20/384.67
SS22EH 491 (English Internship)4/55.00
SUM22EH 141 (Oral Communication)14/194.88
FS22EH 141 (Speech)15/234.81
FS22EH 322 (Technical Writing)25/404.69
FS22EH 331 (Writing for Social Media)15/174.87
SS23EH 141 (Speech)16/244.92
SS23EH 322 (Technical Writing)20/394.93
SS23EH 435 (Creative Collective)3/55.00

Purdue University
Scores are means on a 5-point Likert scale.

TermCourse# Responses /
# Enrolled
Evaluation Score
Evaluation Score
FS16 ENGL 106 (First-Year Writing)16/194.85.0
SS17ENGL 106 (First-Year Writing)17/204.14.9
FS17ENGL 420 (Business Writing)20/224.24.5
FS17ENGL 106Y (First-Year Writing Online)10/134.74.8
SS18ENGL 420 (Business Writing)20/204.85.0
FS18ENGL 306 (Intro to Professional Writing)14/164.95.0
SS19ENGL 306 (Intro to Professional Writing)19/204.94.9
SUM19ENGL 421-DIST (Technical Writing Online)17/204.24.9
FS19ENGL 420 (Business Writing)19/204.64.9
SUM20ENGL 421-DIST (Technical Writing Online)16/194.84.9

Selected Student & Colleague Evaluations

The Professional Writing Internship beyond exceeded my expectations. Overall, this course has opened up opportunities for me that I otherwise would not have. I was placed in an internship position that has turned into a paid internship working with the same department in the summer and fall. Because of this course, I have grown as a professional in many ways, such as by developing a resume and online portfolio, building connections, and learning interview skills. This course is the only course I have ever taken that has helped develop my future to this degree.

Student Review for EH 491 (English Internship), Spring Semester 2022

“Dr. Allegra Smith was a joy to learn from, I even looked to see if I could take more of her courses, but it didn’t come to fruition, unfortunately. Technical writing isn’t the sexiest topic, but Dr. Allegra
made it fun and I enjoyed her class thoroughly.” Student Review for EH 322 (Technical Writing), Spring Semester 2023

Allegra made every class interesting and interactive. There was always something to do and I looked forward to class everyday. I love how there was so much room for creativity and choosing your own topics, it made things a lot of fun. I learned a lot about document design, project management, aiming at audiences and more form this class and I intend to use them in my life and career moving forwards.

Student Review for ENGL 420 (Business Writing), Spring Semester 2018

Allegra is one of the best instructors I’ve had at Purdue so far. Her drive and passion for professional writing has really opened my eyes to this major, and I have seen my skills improved. I’ve found myself using things I learned in class in the real world. Her assignments and guidance helped me secure an internship this spring. I used what I learned in class in that interview and while filling out my job application. I am extremely grateful I enrolled in this course. I really wish I could take it again, it was so much fun and invigorating.

Student Review for ENGL 306 (Introduction to Professional Writing), Fall Semester 2018

Allegra carefully scripted and recorded a series of videos that accompanied each module throughout the course. The quality of the videos, along with the sense of who Allegra was as an instructor radiated off the screen. By the end of my review, I was wishing I was a Purdue undergrad who could sign up to take her section of English Composition. I highly recommend her.

Quality Matters Reviewer for ENGL 106Y, Fall 2017

Allegra is an excellent instructor and her constant attention to detail and ability to provide constructive criticism is always welcome. She is very fair in terms of grading. Whenever I have a question about the course I know Allegra will be more than willing to answer me. Allegra is one of the most caring instructors I’ve had at Purdue. While she is firm in her class values, Allegra understands that students have lives outside of class and is always willing to accommodate them. Course material is highly prevalent to the class objectives. Allegra’s courses have been some of my favorite/most important courses that I’ve taken in my major.

Student Review for ENGL 421Y (Technical Writing Online), Summer Semester 2019

Allegra has been an excellent instructor to this class these past 6 weeks. She has graded items that she didnt even assign and gave feedback that showed she understood! Her comments, especially to the blog post grades, are personal and mean a lot that she took time to give us individualized comments rather than copying and pasting “Good work!” onto all her students’ grades. When I see Allegra’s comments on my work, it shows that she really cares and took time to look at me as an individual student rather than as part of all her students. I read her comments to my blog posts and it really makes my day that she took time to be relatable to me and provided a comment that was basically a response to my topic. It seemed more natural and felt like I was having a conversation with her. This is such a small detail of what Allegra has done but it has meant the world. I loved having her as my instructor.

Student Review for ENGL 420 (Business Writing — a section where Allegra was a long-term substitute for an instructor on leave), Fall Semester 2019