As I said I really like the class openers and discussion, the guided discussions with questions that lead to different viewpoints and the student-led discussions were definitely the strength. I think one of the points of the class is being open to multiple points of view, and discussion almost requires that as we had students of all different religions, and we are also bound to interpret the readings differently so it was very beneficial to hear how other people read the same texts differently.
She was fantastic. Always came to class very prepared. Comfortable in her role as instructor and willing to engage students thoughtfully. Very accessible and responsive between classes. Displayed a high level of knowledge and experience with the material in class. I only chose Above Average instead of High on communicating the ideas of the instructor, because that wasn't usually her role. She was highly effective at communicating her own ideas and adding positively to the discussion, supplementing the instructor.
Jillian was extremely engaged in our class. Her art openings were interesting and on point, and set the tone for our class time. She was incredibly responsive and helpful, and provided excellent critical feedback on graded assignment.
Preceptor was excellent--lots of knowledge of the background material and enthusiasm that was contagious.
Jillian is an excellent preceptor. I appreciate how she takes time for three main things in precept: 1) addressing larger questions/concerns about things we are learning in class. This includes both content related questions and questions emerging from our engagement with Scripture as Christians and pastors and theologians in training. 2) She helps us understand how to do the assignments, that is, how to do exegesis. 3) She tends to use breakout rooms (if time permits) to practice skills from #2 which allows us to talk through Scriptural interpretation with classmates and have live feedback from Jillian as she jumps around to different groups.
I enjoyed Jillian's input during the sessions. She did a great job of guiding us in discussions and with assignments. She also gave great feedback on assignments.
Jillian was great, she facilitated difficult discussions well and was always encouraging. She has a good command of the material and was able to impart that knowledge well.
Jillian did a great job of remembering our questions and contributions to the class in a way that made me feel valued even though we weren't together face to face.
Jillian is one of the best preceptors I have had at Duke. She cared about her students and their development as scholars, pastors, and citizens. She knows the material and desires to help us comprehend it. She wanted us to become wise and not just know information.
I like the style of your precept sessions, where you bring your deep knowledge and familiarity with the material but also your enthusiasm and "let's dig in and see what we find" manner. It's infectious.
Jillian Marcantonio is an EXCELLENT preceptor. She encouraged sympathetic readership of the texts without ignoring critiques and responses. She did extremely well leading our precept sessions, created a space for honest conversation, and did an excellent job encouraging learning. Jillian also offered very helpful feedback on assignments and was very helpful in conversations about growing as a theologian and writer.