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16 surveys for ANTA02

ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 217
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 60.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10042136336.02
Evaluations 10282637205.67
Organization 10151738305.97
Explanations 01031336396.21
Enthusiasm 0014842376.21
Teaching 10131233436.23
Workload 21243211574.69
Difficulty 2075516944.37
Value 100172321165.43
Retake Yes: 94.5%   No: 5.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously praised Professor Cummings, calling her engaging, organized, knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. Although students complained about the large amount of reading, they found it to be interesting. They also felt that tutorials were not valuable, and that the TA's need to be more informed about the course and material. Overall, students said that they would recommend this course to others.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 245
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 59.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00141747326.06
Evaluations 00273340195.69
Organization 00031240456.29
Explanations 00031036496.35
Enthusiasm 01021632496.27
Teaching 0003938506.37
Workload 00352281334.59
Difficulty 0056921504.25
Value 001152724145.44
Retake Yes: 91.6%   No: 8.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously praised Professor Cummings, calling her engaging, organized, knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. Although students complained about the large amount of reading, they found it to be interesting. They also felt that tutorials were not valuable, and that the TA's need to be more informed about the course and material. Overall, students said that they would recommend this course to others.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 127
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 65.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031147356.20
Evaluations 02391939285.80
Organization 00321044406.21
Explanations 00221139436.27
Enthusiasm 00031429526.35
Teaching 00031032546.40
Workload 00251261424.59
Difficulty 0236421324.26
Value 20071728205.78
Retake Yes: 97.2%   No: 2.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously praised Professor Cummings, characterizing her as being engaging, organized, knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. Although students complained about the large amount of reading, they found it to be interesting. They also felt that tutorials were not valuable, and that the TA's needed to be more informed about the course and material. Overall, students said that they would recommend this course to others.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 245
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 62.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172437295.89
Evaluations 00162937245.82
Organization 00161639336.04
Explanations 00152132406.08
Enthusiasm 00061930436.14
Teaching 10031637406.17
Workload 20250161574.65
Difficulty 11660151044.36
Value 001211522165.42
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Cummings? enthusiasm and knowledge were praised by students, with many acknowledging her effective use of examples to illustrate concepts. The readings interested students but most felt that the workload was too high for a first-year course. Marking on exams/assignments was generally thought to be fair, although many wished to have more freedom with the book review assigned. Some suggestions included speaking slower and exercising more control over the class. Nonetheless, students greatly enjoyed Prof. Cummings? teaching style and noted that it inspired them to think differently about the world.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 245
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 62.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172437295.89
Evaluations 00162937245.82
Organization 00161639336.04
Explanations 00152132406.08
Enthusiasm 00061930436.14
Teaching 10031637406.17
Workload 20250161574.65
Difficulty 11660151044.36
Value 001211522165.42
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Cummings’ enthusiasm and knowledge were praised by students, with many acknowledging her effective use of examples to illustrate concepts. The readings interested students but most felt that the workload was too high for a first-year course. Marking on exams/assignments was generally thought to be fair, although many wished to have more freedom with the book review assigned. Some suggestions included speaking slower and exercising more control over the class. Nonetheless, students greatly enjoyed Prof. Cummings’ teaching style and noted that it inspired them to think differently about the world.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 243
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00142046215.92
Evaluations 01153132215.72
Organization 00212136296.02
Explanations 01121836326.05
Enthusiasm 01031629386.17
Teaching 00111635346.16
Workload 00051251124.57
Difficulty 016699414.12
Value 011181514145.29
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students highlighted Professor Cummings? enthusiasm and effective use of examples as initiatives to come to class, and found her teaching style to be clear and humorous. The reading load was found to be excessive, though the course content was interesting. Many students commented on hard grading and better tutorial structure. Overall, most students enjoyed the class greatly and expressed a desire to take further classes with the professor.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 243
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00142046215.92
Evaluations 01153132215.72
Organization 00212136296.02
Explanations 01121836326.05
Enthusiasm 01031629386.17
Teaching 00111635346.16
Workload 00051251124.57
Difficulty 016699414.12
Value 011181514145.29
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students highlighted Professor Cummings’ enthusiasm and effective use of examples as initiatives to come to class, and found her teaching style to be clear and humorous. The reading load was found to be excessive, though the course content was interesting. Many students commented on hard grading and better tutorial structure. Overall, most students enjoyed the class greatly and expressed a desire to take further classes with the professor.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 311
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 34.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00122438295.98
Evaluations 00343035235.76
Organization 00041542336.11
Explanations 00041334436.24
Enthusiasm 00001536416.29
Teaching 00111537426.24
Workload 008361912154.87
Difficulty 02654141334.41
Value 003152217175.43
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Cummings was highly enthusiastic and explained material effectively. Many commented that the course made them think more deeply about issues around them. The reading load was found to be too high for a first-year course, and many commented that the professor spoke too fast to take effective notes. The topic ?In Search of Respect? was highlighted as a fascinating read, and the overall satisfaction with the course was very high.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Cummings, M. Course Enrollment: 311
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 34.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00122438295.98
Evaluations 00343035235.76
Organization 00041542336.11
Explanations 00041334436.24
Enthusiasm 00001536416.29
Teaching 00111537426.24
Workload 008361912154.87
Difficulty 02654141334.41
Value 003152217175.43
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Cummings was highly enthusiastic and explained material effectively. Many commented that the course made them think more deeply about issues around them. The reading load was found to be too high for a first-year course, and many commented that the professor spoke too fast to take effective notes. The topic “In Search of Respect” was highlighted as a fascinating read, and the overall satisfaction with the course was very high.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Hetherington, K. Course Enrollment: 230
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00053141235.82
Evaluations 00192742225.77
Organization 002102335295.79
Explanations 00041539426.18
Enthusiasm 00161438416.14
Teaching 00021434516.34
Workload 0116028824.49
Difficulty 1146026714.36
Value 011222632195.45
Retake Yes: 92.3%   No: 7.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
There were very few negative comments about Professor Hetherington and his class. Students thought Professor Hetherington was passionate, knowledgeable, well-spoken and felt that he genuinely cared about them. Students were particularly impressed that this was his first time teaching, and appreciated hearing his personal experiences doing fieldwork. The course was well organized and the discussions, both in class and online, were very much appreciated by the majority of students, despite a large class (thus making discussions during lecture difficult). Some found the readings to be heavy for a first year course, but thought they were valuable and especially liked the ethnography selected.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 104182738125.32
Evaluations 201182932175.35
Organization 212212132215.34
Explanations 012122141225.65
Enthusiasm 215152135215.39
Teaching 104162637175.43
Workload 00244301594.83
Difficulty 0056616854.41
Value 005302220235.27
Retake Yes: 78.5%   No: 21.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students thought that the professor was great and explained concepts well. However, not all liked her lecture style. Some found her "word-for-word" dictation of notes boring and even frustrating; a few suggested the use of PowerPoint or overhead notes in class. On the other hand, some students liked the professor's style and found it easy to follow. Most thought the material for the course interesting and informative, however some found it too specific for a survey course. A few also thought the work load to be a bit too heavy. Although a few did appreciate the tutorials and thought the T.A. great, tutorials did not seem to be helpful in general, with a number of students complaining about the T.A. not knowing much about what the professor taught in class. Some also thought the midterm asked insignificant questions in regard to the course material and was dissatisfied with the marking. Overall, most enjoyed the course although a few were disappointed.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 203
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 42.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 101124329145.38
Evaluations 11514373395.20
Organization 005163429165.36
Explanations 005103334195.51
Enthusiasm 10519313865.17
Teaching 006123434145.39
Workload 0025434814.52
Difficulty 0065832504.35
Value 104283125115.06
Retake Yes: 86.9%   No: 13.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bamford was a great professor and many students commended that she communicated concepts clearly in lectures, although some thought she lacked enthusiasm, perhaps due to her laid-back style. Lectures were mostly verbal with no visual aids, leading to a relatively slow pace. A significant number of students expressed that it would be more desirable if the professor made use of the intranet instead of handing notes out in lectures which delayed the class. The material was generally interesting although some thought the load was slightly too much. Reactions towards the tutorials were divided - some found them helpful while some thought it a waste of time and should not be made compulsory; some even pointed out that the TAs did not know anything about the lectures. The midterm consisted of both MC questions and short answers, which some students thought fair. But some mentioned it focused mainly on readings and very little on lectures. Students generally found the course interesting and enjoyable.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture, and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 234
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00122373285.23
Evaluations 00717502054.99
Organization 10427322795.05
Explanations 012143336145.43
Enthusiasm 017153328165.30
Teaching 014104033135.37
Workload 00156271244.60
Difficulty 02066211024.42
Value 115253123135.07
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class consider the material quite interesting and covered from an engaging perspective. Most consider Professor Lambek to be an effective instructor and particularly good at explaining concepts clearly, though some felt his pacing was too fast and he did not convey as much enthusiasm as he might. A number of TAs were employed in this course but many students took a moment to praise whichever one they had, suggesting the overall quality was quite good.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture, and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 213
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 62.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11715383265.09
Evaluations 12418423135.03
Organization 115253326115.08
Explanations 204152835175.39
Enthusiasm 125113328205.37
Teaching 132143333155.32
Workload 20157281034.52
Difficulty 1055826744.45
Value 224333018114.82
Retake Yes: 63.1%   No: 36.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Similar to the other section of this class, students suggest Professor Lambek might slow down somewhat, praise the TAs, and consider the material valuable and interesting. A few additional comments observe that the books were quite expensive and the volume of reading high, though a few students additionally report their appreciation of the Achebe novel, which they found interesting and valuable.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02332372154.87
Evaluations 01727401774.87
Organization 017213723105.02
Explanations 025202732145.27
Enthusiasm 025173626135.19
Teaching 025143729145.28
Workload 1147116454.29
Difficulty 0157415324.22
Value 225442512104.67
Retake Yes: 78.7%   No: 21.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students overwhelmingly agree that Professor Lambek is an excellent instructor and that this course provided a high quality learning experience. He is clear and concise which has resulted in a number of very happy students who believe lectures are enjoyable. Many commented that visual aids are very helpful and that the lectures are quick paced. Providing supplementary lecture notes would aid students in digesting all the material presented in class. Students also noted their appreciation for their TAs who proved to be invaluable.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 73.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00018413475.31
Evaluations 10728411864.84
Organization 014233524125.15
Explanations 00173344155.64
Enthusiasm 001113336195.61
Teaching 00083241195.70
Workload 11352281334.56
Difficulty 1076814834.28
Value 025352815154.96
Retake Yes: 83.6%   No: 16.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
(Please see the other section of the same course, noted above).


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