CS498DF Exit Survey
The following statements refer to the balance between theory and application.
Excessive theory, would have preferred to know less.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The balance is about right, they complement each other well.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Not enough theory, would have preferred to know more.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The following statements refer to the use of libraries and packages vs. writing your implementation.
Packages are confusing and difficult to use.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Learning how to use a package takes much more time than writing my own implementation.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Important parts were still written on my own, while packages helped with complicated functionality.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Packages are useful, some functionalities are simply too complicated to write on my own.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I mostly struggle with packages because I don’t read the manual.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I mostly struggle with packages because their functionality is obscured and poorly documented.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I mostly struggle with packages because they never do what I want them to do.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I mostly struggle with packages because I have little control over changing their functionality to achieve what I want.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred to write my own implementation for all assignments.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred to write my own implementation for some assignments. (Check all that apply)
The following statements refer to notes and lecture style.
I would like to have seen more detailed worked examples in the notes.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more worked examples in the notes.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more examples worked in lecture.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more detail on covered topics.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more topics covered in the course.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The following statements refer to topics covered in the course.
I would like to have seen more about visualization and descriptive statistics.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about classification with SVMs.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about classification with random forests.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about higher dimensions and principal components.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about simple linear regression.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about model selection and model choice with Lasso and others.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about spatial models.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about nonparametric regression.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about neural networks.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would like to have seen more about sequence models and discriminative training.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
What topics should be added?
Your answer
The following statements refer to the style of homework assignments.
The homework statements were vague.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The homework expectations and objectives were well-defined.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I struggled with understanding the intention of homework assignments.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred less open-ended homework problems.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred more open-ended homework problems.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I often had to use resources (office hours, Piazza, etc.) to understand what the homework asks for.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Were the datasets and problems useful?
Your answer
How could the datasets and problems be improved?
Your answer
The following statements refer to the homework content.
The homework assignments helped me make sense of the material learned in class.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I feel like the homework assignments prepared me to work with real data.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The homework was too time-consuming.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The homework gave me a lot of freedom to explore things I am interested in.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The homework left me puzzled that things don’t have a clear answer.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I was often confused as to whether I’m on the right track.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The homework open-endedness made me uncomfortable.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The following statements refer to grading.
Grading was well-aligned with the goals behind the course.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Grading was fair.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Grading was transparent (I understood why points were taken off, etc.).
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Grading rewarded effort appropriately.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
My grading questions/concerns were given the appropriate attention.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I often felt like I did enough work but my grade was lower than expected.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I often felt like I did an OK job but my grade was higher than expected.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred the course staff to grade the assignments themselves, so grades fairly reflect what the assignments had in mind.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred to have some auto-grading component, so grades are more standardized.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
The following statements refer to the course staff and resources.
How helpful were office hours?
Not helpful at all
Very helpful
How helpful were Piazza discussions?
Not helpful at all
Very helpful
How helpful was attending lecture?
Not helpful at all
Very helpful
There weren’t enough office hours.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
There weren’t enough TAs.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred to interact more with the professor.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
I would have preferred to have recitation sessions.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
There wasn’t enough Piazza help provided.
Completely disagree
Completely agree
Please put any comments or suggestions below about things you liked or did not like which were not mentioned above.
Additional comments or suggestions
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