Summer 2020 - Really sweet and caring professor. The class was super quick because it was summer session but she did offer a great grading scheme which was predominantly problem sets (2 a week) and added little over 2% as EC opportunity. Additionally, the class was NOT CURVED, so your grade was entirely dependent on your ability to solve physics problems (which were a little ambiguous and confusing at times on the midterms). Still highly recommend for Physics 1B considering how hard the class usually is through the year.
Summer 2020 - Class Structure was very VERY kind: - 40% problem sets (no Mastering Physics) - 15% lab - 10% discussion participation - 10% midterm 1 - 10% midterm 2 - 15% final I liked this class. Professor Mills was extremely accommodating and poured so many hours into this class: 2 hours of office hours 2-3 times a week, attending every discussion, staying after class to answer questions. There was always support offered and available to students, and Professor Mills was very receptive to feedback. She offered us revisions after every major exam (final included), and had a huge emphasis on the teaching/learning aspect of the course: in her eyes, as long as the resources and opportunities she offered were contributing to our improved physics understanding, she would continue to make them available to us. There were some organizational issues with the class, but that can be attributed to the fact that this was Professor Mills' first time teaching Physics 5C. With that came the responsibility of creating completely new course materials (problem sets and exams) as we went along in the quarter, and in my opinion, she executed fairly well and always ensured the situation was fair to students. Now that these materials have been created, I imagine that future iterations of the course will be even more successful. I do recommend Professor Mills for Physics 5C!