Highlights of Student Evaluations (2016-Present)
View representative highlights and trends from students’ written feedback across all the courses I have taught since 2016.
Fall 2017: CLMEW3928 Arabic Prison Writing
Spring 2018: MDESW3923 Central Questions in Islam
This seminar was conducted during Spring 2018 at Columbia University, it included 26 students, met on T for 110 minutes. View the syllabus and download a PDF of the course evaluations form.
What students have to say:
Sample student evaluations from a student enrolled in Central Questions in Islam:
“Karim was incredible. Always helpful with papers. He is absolutely brilliant and it honestly seemed like he could teach this course on his own if he wanted!”
“Karim is an excellent TA. Not only is he so knowledgeable and intelligent, but is also very resourceful and is always willing to help. He goes out of his way to help clarify the materials for the students and is a pleasant person to be around… he has shown that he cares about students.”
Sample student evaluations and emails from students enrolled in Arabic Prison Writing:
“Karim was a great TA. He held everyone in the class to a high standard and was crucial in keeping the discussions interesting and rigorous.”
“‘Arabic Prison Writing’ has been one of my favorite courses at Columbia, and that is no small part due to your skill for fostering and helping to guide productive in-class discussions. Thank you for being so helpful at ever[y] step of the way.”
Sample student evaluations and emails from students enrolled in Contemporary Islamic Civilization:
“Your discussion section was one of the most well-run, thought provoking sections I have ever attended at Barnard and Columbia. I really feel like I grew in this course, and learned how to think in a different way. I can attribute that largely to your feedback and your passion for the subject matter. If you decide to continue teaching in the future your students will be very lucky to have you.”