347 Schaeffer Hall
Spring 2023 Office Hours
Tue & Th: 4:45-6:15
Dept of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
20 E. Washington Street
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Posted Fall 2023 book info on Courses page
Posted evaluations for Fall 2022 courses
Posted 15 papers in Warren Court Agenda Setting series
Posted updated Prelaw FAQ for UI students
Published updated and expanded edition of Prelaw Advisor in paperback and for Kindle readers
New book, Riding the Caucus Rollercoaster 2020, published in paperback and for Kindle readers.
New book, Supreme Court Agenda Setting: The Vinson Court, published for Kindle devices and computers with Kindle reader.
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The teaching evaluations for this course are split into five sections linked to at left. Prior to the Fall of 2015 I didn't use the standard evaluation form, so the Old Questionnaire has a list of the questions I asked students at the end of the semester. Beginning with Fall 2015 I was forced to use the three standard College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS) questions and 11 standard questions for the Political Science Department. To these I added 10 questions of my own. These are all part of the New Questionnaire. The form changed again beginning Fall 2020 and I no longer added questions of my own.
Written comments the students provide are in the Written section. The Miscellaneous section contains comments I receive outside the regular evaluation process. Such comments are usually from former students received via email. Many of these are for former students who are just starting their first year of law school and are writing to let me know how what they learned in this course has given them a headstart on law school.