While I can’t make everyone’s evaluations public, I can at least release my own. The two links below contain all SETs from UCD, while the two tables contain everything since 2001 (apart from a class I had to take over from another professor mid-term).

- Student evals - Rogaway - by year (1994 – 2023)
- Student evals - Rogaway - by subject (Algorithms – Theory of Computation)

Below,
column webpage links to the course webpage
(on the web, not an LMS);
column evals links to the set of surveys.
It contains written comments as well as the numbers.
columns mean
and medn are the mean and median instructor rating,
scored out of 5;
The prompt is: *Please indicate the overall teaching effectiveness of the instructor*.
Column response gives the response rate,
written as num-evals-returned / enrollment, then (parentage).

**Table T1: UCD Student Evaluations of Teaching / Rogaway / 2014–2024**

Year | Term | Course | webpage | evals | mean | medn | response |

2024 | Spring | ECS 127: Cryptography | webpage | evals | 4.5 | 5 | 82/115 (71%) |

2024 | Spring | ECS 189L: Topics in CS: Black Mirror | webpage | evals | 4.8 | 5 | 24/38 (63%) |

2023 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 4.2 | 5 | 139/168 (83%) |

2023 | Spring | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.8 | 5 | 24/38 (63%) |

2023 | Spring | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.5 | 5 | 15/28 (54%) |

2022 | Winter | ECS 20: Discrete Math | webpage | evals | 3.8 | 4 | 98/140 (70%) |

2021 | Fall | ECS 20: Discrete Math | webpage | evals | 3.4 | 4 | 164/209 (78%) |

2019 | Fall | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.3 | 5 | 20/22 (91%) |

2019 | Fall | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.3 | 4 | 21/26 (81%) |

2019 | Spring | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.7 | 5 | 23/27 (85%) |

2019 | Spring | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.5 | 5 | 17/26 (65%) |

2019 | Winter | ECS 127: Cryptography | webpage | evals | 4.3 | 5 | 70/97 (72%) |

2017 | Fall | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.6 | 5 | 25/25 (100%) |

2017 | Fall | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.7 | 5 | 25/26 (96%) |

2017 | Fall | ECS 188-3: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.6 | 5 | 22/24 (92%) |

2017 | Winter | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.8 | 5 | 22/22 (100%) |

2017 | Winter | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.4 | 5 | 22/23 (96%) |

2016 | Spring | ECS 127: Cryptography | webpage | evals | 4.3 | 5 | 69/127 (54%) |

2016 | Winter | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.7 | 5 | 9/19 (47%) |

2015 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 4.1 | 4 | 87/127 (69%) |

2015 | Winter | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 4.7 | 5 | 25/27 (93%) |

2015 | Winter | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 3.9 | 4 | 9/28 (32%) |

2014 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 4.3 | 5 | 69/126 (54%) |

2014 | Winter | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 4.9 | 5 | 9/13 (69%) |

The department’s original teaching evaluations,
before going to a campus-wide form used above,
graded everything out of 10, not 5.
The prompt was simply: *The instructor is a good teacher, overall*.
Results follow, going back to 2001.

**Table T0: UCD Student Evaluations of Teaching / Rogaway / 2001–2013**

Year | Term | Course | webpage | evals | mean | medn | response |

2013 | Fall | ECS 20: Discrete Math | webpage | evals | 8.59 | 9 | 93/153 (60%) |

2013 | Winter | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 8.83 | 9 | 23/24 (96%) |

2013 | Winter | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.24 | 10 | 21/21 (100%) |

2013 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.24 | 10 | 58/81 (72%) |

2012 | Fall | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 8.96 | 10 | 53/77 (69%) |

2012 | Winter | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 9.50 | 9.5 | 6/11 (55%) |

2012 | Winter | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.27 | 10 | 41/60 (68%) |

2011 | Fall | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.33 | 10 | 21/22 (95%) |

2011 | Spring | ECS 189A: Cryptography | webpage | evals | 9.14 | 10 | 21/25 (84%) |

2010 | Fall | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.26 | 10 | 19/19 (100%) |

2010 | Spring | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 9.88 | 10 | 21/25 (73%) |

2010 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.00 | 9 | 35/50 (70%) |

2009 | Fall | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.43 | 10 | 23/25 (92%) |

2009 | Spring | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.36 | 10 | 22/23 (96%) |

2009 | Spring | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 8.96 | 9 | 22/23 (96%) |

2009 | Winter | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 9.50 | 10 | 6/8 (75%) |

2008 | Fall | ECS 20: Discrete Math | webpage | evals | 7.94 | 8 | 49/72 (68%) |

2008 | Spring | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.56 | 10 | 9/11 (82%) |

2007 | Fall | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.27 | 10 | 15/15 (100%) |

2007 | Fall | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.13 | 9 | 15/20 (75%) |

2007 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.00 | 10 | 15/27 (56%) |

2007 | Spring | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 9.33 | 10 | 6/6 (100%) |

2006 | Winter | ECS 220: Theory of Computation (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 8.73 | 9 | 15/16 (94%) |

2006 | Winter | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.25 | 10 | 12/19 (63%) |

2006 | Spring | ECS 188-1: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 7.85 | 8 | 12/19 (63%) |

2006 | Spring | ECS 188-2: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 8.69 | 9 | 16/16 (100%) |

2005 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 8.86 | 9 | 28/39 (72%) |

2005 | Spring | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 9.11 | 10 | 9/12 (75%) |

2004 | Spring | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.52 | 10 | 21/22 (95%) |

2004 | Spring | ECS 120: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.36 | 10 | 39/53 (74%) |

2004 | Winter | ECS 188: Ethics in an Age of Technology | webpage | evals | 9.25 | 10 | 12/13 (92%) |

2003 | Fall | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography | webpage | evals | 9.80 | 10 | 17/20 (85%) |

2002 | Winter | ECS 120-1: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 8.90 | 9 | 21/26 (81%) |

2002 | Winter | ECS 120-1: Theory of Computation | webpage | evals | 9.00 | 9 | 20/29 (69%) |

2001 | Fall | ECS 227: Modern Cryptography (Graduate) | webpage | evals | 9.59 | 10 | 17/17 (100%) |

Apart from the UCD evaluations, there are also about 100 evaluations on RateMyProfessors.com (2003 – 2024).

Many faculty hate student evaluations of teaching (SETs) and complain how unfair they are. They complain that professors who give easy classes and high grades get a boost. They say that end-of-term evaluations fail to measure the ultimate educational value of the students’s experience. Both things are true. But, at the same time, it also true that students have just spent tens of hours observing you teach, from which they likely know more more about how you teach than your closest peers. Plus, beyond the numbers, reading the comments will usually paint a pretty clear picture about how a class went. Finally, we should keep in perspective the overwhelming and consequential extent to which faculty assess students—and the minimal and perfunctory extent to which we let students assess us.

Return to Rogaway's homepage.