The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 3, 1978-Page 3
'U' students rate teachers highl
By RICHARD BERKE
In a time marked by campus outcries by individuals
claiming the quality of college education is briskly
declining, typical University students believe their
classes and instructors are excellent.
So reveal the results of course evaluations by
University students. With 554 classes participating in a
course evaluation service provided by the University
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
(CRLT), more than 90 per cent of the respondents gave
their courses and instructors for the fall 1977 term
ratings of 3/2 to five on a one-to-five scale.
SINCE 1974, CRLT has provided an optional course
evaluation service for teachers and departments on
both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Though evaluation results only represent a smat-
tering of University classes, psychology professor -
Wilbert McKeachie, CRLT director, said he believes
high ratings by students reflect across-section of
viewpoints. 'Students in general don't
"Ninety-five per cent of the sample comes from
departments which require participation of all faculty use course evaluation
members and those departments are scattered mvindictive wa
throughout the University," said McKeachie. I
suspect that the level of satisfaction they reflect is -James Kulik,
representative of the University as a whole.
"WHILE THE figures may be suspect on the grounds CRL T associate director
that only good teachers request a student evaluation,
we're inclined to doubt this," McKeachie added.
James Kulik, CRLT associate director, said students
don't use evaluations to "get back" at teachers.
See STUDENTS, Page 5
By JUDY RAKOWSKY
In the jungle of fast food emporiums
where the only dialogue between
workers and customers is the imper-
sonal exchange of perfunctory
monosyllables, there are still vendors
who cater to their customers as human
beings with specialized needs and
desires rather than as receptacles of
Jim Shafer and Chris Gunderman are
two such people. The only employees oi
Crazy Jim's restaurant (Ann Arbor's
oldest hamburger stand), these two do
the work of ten to provide loyal
customers with fresh food, made from
scratch, and extra-personal service.
THE DUO PUT in a combined
workload of up to 140 hours per week.
Gunderman, who averages a few more
hours than her cohort, said she finds
"freedom" in her work. "It may sound
like a contradiction to find freedom in
working 80 hours a week, but it's not,"
See SERVICE, Page 7
WILLIE JOHNSON TAKES time out in the afternoon to enjoy a famous Blimpy burger at Ann Arbor's oldest hamburger
stand, Crazy Jim's. Johnson's satisfaction is apparently told by the smile on his face.
open meeting and auditions in the Kunezel Room of 1
Happenings .. .
... start to develop at the early hour of 8:30 when
the Extension Service offers a View Camera
Workshop at the Art and Architecture Building on
North Campus. The two-day workshop will enable
participants to construct a working, 4x5 view
camera, a technical instrument used for high
quality architectural, landscape and still-life
photography . . . the Pendleton Arts Center in the
Union hosts the Artists and Craftsmen Guild Color
Workshop from 10-4 . . . SUNDAY, the Potters'
Guild holds its spring sale from 9-3 at the Guild
grounds, 201 Hill ... the Color Workshop continues
at the Pendleton Arts Center from 10-4 . . . MON-
DAY Happenings begin at noon on the Diag when
the "Witless Wheelies" give a street theatre presen-
tation on issues involving handicapped people ... on
a more academic note, Alan Beer from the Univer-
sity of Texas discusses "Colostral Transfer of
Maernal Lymphocytes to the Newborn" at noon in
L2204 Women's Hospital. At 4, Beer will talk about
"Antigenic and Graft Status of the Mammalian'
Embryo"... the bells toll at 7 when Hudson Ladd
gives a carillon recital at Burton Tower. . . at 7:30,
organizers for the Medieval Festival conduct an
open meeting and auditions in the Kunezel Room of
the Union. *
You have to give Walter Cavanagh credit. After
all, 897 companies already have. That's how many
credit cards Cavanagh has amassed over the past
seven years. His collection weighs more than 26
pounds and is worth more than $1 million in poten-
tial credit. He plied acquaintances for the names
and addresses of stores in the towns where they had
grown up; he scoured business magazines, annual
financial reports, catalogs and telephone books; he
printed up form letters. He then filled out the hun-
dreds of applications he received. And he still has
another 300 forms to fill out. He admits his hobby is
an unusual one, but then, some people get a charge,
out of doing strange things.
Here's a chance to win a quick $1.8 million, and
you don't even have to buy a lottery ticket, compose
a jingle or save any box tops. All you have to do is
keep an eye out for flying saucers, because the Cut-
ty Sark whisky firm says it will award the money to
anyone who can produce evidence that peole from
other planets can travel to Earth. But just to be on
the safe side, the company has prudently insured it-
self against the possibility of having to pay. Com-
pany director Russ Taylor said the firm would
cough up the cash if anyone can produce a craft
which has transported extraterrestrial beings to
Earth or an unnanned reconnaissance vehicle, a
missile, or anything else from outer space. But lest
you think the Cutty Sark folks have been imbibing
too much of their own product, Taylor insists the of-
fer is for real. "We are deadly serious about this,"
he said. "A considerable body of scientific opinion is
convinced we are not alone in the universe." Taylor
said a panel of experts from London's Science
Museum will act as judges. What their criteria wil
be, we can't even guess.
On the outside ...
Relief from the awful hot, sticky, miserable
weather should continue throughout the weekend. It
will be partly sunny and cooler today with a high in
the upper fs. Tomorrow should be mostly sunny
with a high of 70.