Not sure why, but the student evaluations for the very last class I ever taught at Berkeley, Intro to Mass Communications last summer, arrived today. I guess I went out in a blaze of glory. There were evaluations from 55 students, rating me on a scale of 1 (bad) to 7 (good). My average rating was 6.11 ... I got 22 7's and 20 6's, and nothing lower than a 4 (3 votes). Here are some of the comments:
Professor Rubio is not only an expert in the field and at lecturing, he is charismatic, funny and a real treat.
Best class I've taken at Cal thus far. Too bad he's leaving.
I loved his teaching style & enjoyed the present day examples. As a professor, Rubio really knew how to relate to students!
This was by far the best class I have ever taken at Berkeley. Mr. Rubio was not only extremely knowledgeable about the material but very entertaining. I enjoyed coming to class. It is unfortunate that I won't be able to have him again.
Steven Rubio is an asset to the University.
I would have to say that I am really sorry to see Prof. Rubio go. I have been at Cal for a while and he is definitely at the top of my list.
Rubio's class was probably one of the best I've taken at Cal. It's a shame he's leaving, because he brings such a refreshing, accepting perspective to Mass Comm. His positive attitude is matched by his intelligence and understanding of the material. Re-hire him - for good!
Professor Rubio is by far the best professor I've had at Berkeley to date.... Professor Rubio's teaching style is simply amazing. He has the ability to keep the class completely enthralled ... He seems to disavow any notion of the "stodgy old professor!"
This is the best class I have taken here at Cal and I am sad to have it end.
AWESOME! STEVEN KICKS ASS