This post is regularly updated, to include scores from the most recent quarters.

Introduction

As explained in one of my previous articles, the website RateMyProfessors.com is not inherently designed to provide good information, and the best way to counter the (sometimes actually terrible) information found on this website is to provide better information.

As mentioned in this article, relevant and representative information is actually available, via the official class evaluations conducted by UC Davis at the end of every quarter. Unfortunately, there is no effort from the leadership to make such information available to students.

That being said, although full class evaluations cannot be published for confidentiality reasons, aggregated class evaluation scores are different since they can’t be traced back to individual students.

This is why I am disclosing my scores, for all the classes that I have taught at UC Davis.

Class evaluation scores

ECS 30: Programming and problem solving # students % reponses Educational value of course (/5) Teaching effectiveness of instructor (/5)
WQ18 393 80% 4.1 (σ=0.9) 4.0 (σ=0.9)
SQ18 352 69% 4.2 (σ=1.0) 4.1 (σ=1.0)
ECS 36C: Data structures and algorithms # students % responses Educational value of course (/5) Teaching effectiveness of instructor (/5)
FQ18 179 66% 4.5 (σ=0.7) 4.5 (σ=0.8)
SQ19 160 80% 4.6 (σ=0.7) 4.5 (σ=0.7)
SQ20 + 155 80% 4.5 (σ=0.7) 4.5 (σ=0.7)
SQ22 147 75% 4.4 (σ=0.8) 4.4 (σ=0.8)
ECS 50: Computer Organization and Machine-Dependent Programming # students % reponses Educational value of course (/5) Teaching effectiveness of instructor (/5)
FQ19 150 80% 4.1 (σ=1.0) 4.3 (σ=0.9)
ECS 150: System programming and operating systems # students % reponses Educational value of course (/5) Teaching effectiveness of instructor (/5)
WQ17 *        
SQ17 206 81% 4.2 (σ=0.9) 4.2 (σ=0.9)
WQ18 201 78% 4.4 (σ=0.8) 4.3 (σ=0.8)
SQ18 204 80% 4.6 (σ=0.7) 4.6 (σ=0.7)
WQ19 183 74% 4.5 (σ=0.8) 4.4 (σ=0.9)
SQ19 200 86% 4.6 (σ=0.8) 4.6 (σ=0.7)
FQ19 192 85% 4.6 (σ=0.6) 4.6 (σ=0.6)
WQ20 196 78% 4.4 (σ=0.9) 4.4 (σ=1.0)
FQ20 + 198 85% 4.5 (σ=0.8) 4.6 (σ=0.7)
WQ21 + 196 87% 4.5 (σ=0.8) 4.5 (σ=0.8)
WQ22 202 84% 4.5 (σ=0.8) 4.5 (σ=0.8)
ECS 158: Programming on parallel architectures # students % reponses Educational value of course (/5) Teaching effectiveness of instructor (/5)
FQ18 52 76% 4.7 (σ=0.5) 4.7 (σ=0.6)
SQ21 + 43 74% 4.8 (σ=0.5) 4.8 (σ=0.7)

+ Classes taught remotely during the pandemic
* Unfortunately, the system wasn’t set up properly the first time I taught ECS 150, and I didn’t receive any class evaluations