We have just completed the exams for genome analysis. Half the students decided not to show up, but of those who did show up, the vast majority got top grades. This is telling me that we did something wrong with the course.
If only half the people show up, and no one manage to get an average grade, it is telling me that we have made the class too hard. Since the average grades are missing, bets are that it is the people who would normally get those who decided to give up all together.
I haven’t been too happy with this class myself. We didn’t structure it that well and we probably included too much in each particular topic.
I hope we can do it better next time.