Some students have jumped the gun. Ten students in seven classes have already posted their evaluations. Some are great; in one first year class, two students both gave me 100% and one left a kindly but poorly spelled comment:
"브라이언딘 교수님 즐거웠고 2학기에도 브라운딘 교수님 이랍니다"
which translates to, "Bra slang [tin] professor to be joyful the brown [tin] professor [lap] is the [ni] in as much as 2 semester"
I honestly love the way the student spelled my name correctly once; it reminds me of essays where I had to write the word (pre-spellcheck days) "height" more than once. I would write it 'ei' one time and 'ie' the next. One of them had to be right.
Also, I love the way my name is slang for 'Bra'. I guess I shouldn't chuckle when I read the names "Yoo-seok" or "beom-seok".
That isn't the reason I titled this post 'ouch' though. One student gave me 20% across the board. This was a nursing student who also wrote a short evaluation in class. Those evals were mostly positive although reports are I spoke too fast in class. I don't know who the student is, and I don't want to know, but I am hurt by such an evaluation. Especially when items I am responsible for are ranked the same as ones I do not control. "follows a clear class and course plan" which I control and "kept the full 15 week schedule" which is totally out of my control: both were rated at 20% Also, the nursing students have a high enough English ability to leave a detailed English comment and this one didn't. It is just a drive-by snark, but it hurts all the same.
I'm never going to match the Big Hominid!