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8 surveys for ASTA01

ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Lowman, J.P. Course Enrollment: 161
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 59.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00282846185.73
Evaluations 020142741185.60
Organization 00282046255.87
Explanations 022102740225.69
Enthusiasm 00092342275.86
Teaching 00282148215.82
Workload 0235827954.52
Difficulty 02349291284.69
Value 02430341994.97
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Lowman gave interesting and informative lectures. They thought that he explained concepts well, was very organized and was very knowledgeable of astronomy. Although this course did not require any prerequisites, some students without a physics/science background found this course difficult. Some students also thought that tutorials did not help cover questions on the course material. One suggestion students had for Professor Lowman was to correlate the weekly assignments with the current week?s lecture topics.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Lowman, J.P. Course Enrollment: 161
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 59.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00282846185.73
Evaluations 020142741185.60
Organization 00282046255.87
Explanations 022102740225.69
Enthusiasm 00092342275.86
Teaching 00282148215.82
Workload 0235827954.52
Difficulty 02349291284.69
Value 02430341994.97
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Lowman gave interesting and informative lectures. They thought that he explained concepts well, was very organized and was very knowledgeable of astronomy. Although this course did not require any prerequisites, some students without a physics/science background found this course difficult. Some students also thought that tutorials did not help cover questions on the course material. One suggestion students had for Professor Lowman was to correlate the weekly assignments with the current week’s lecture topics.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Lowman, J.P. Course Enrollment: 157
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 024152536165.42
Evaluations 004142840115.42
Organization 00272040295.92
Explanations 00382036315.86
Enthusiasm 023101928375.86
Teaching 003111636325.86
Workload 00054191874.75
Difficulty 00339282274.90
Value 004243119115.09
Retake Yes: 73.5%   No: 26.4%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Lowman, J.P. Course Enrollment: 153
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002102346205.75
Evaluations 206122537195.49
Organization 00362635315.88
Explanations 000102435305.87
Enthusiasm 00292435315.87
Teaching 00071942305.98
Workload 32558161254.40
Difficulty 22248261484.71
Value 40330252294.90
Retake Yes: 73.3%   No: 26.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that Professor Lowman's excellent ability to communicate the course material facilitated student understanding. Moreover, many found the midterm to be difficult, yet fair.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Lowman, J.P. Course Enrollment: 131
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 145202037125.16
Evaluations 415223025135.02
Organization 114141737255.58
Explanations 125132234235.45
Enthusiasm 52781935235.31
Teaching 126181141205.40
Workload 10664141224.36
Difficulty 01150291624.65
Value 120262921215.24
Retake Yes: 71.1%   No: 28.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Lowman was an excellent and knowledgeable instructor. However, many found that the tutorials to be badly structured and that the assignments deviated from the course material taught in the class. Some students felt that the course was geared towards science students, even though it was not a pre-requisite in the calendar. Others felt that weekly tutorials were necessary to excel in the course.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Attard, A. Course Enrollment: 200
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102843195.72
Evaluations 001142539215.65
Organization 00092238315.92
Explanations 001132335285.77
Enthusiasm 000112236315.88
Teaching 00082239315.93
Workload 031053211044.36
Difficulty 11945251284.58
Value 00639301694.83
Retake Yes: 80.8%   No: 19.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 168
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001152841145.53
Evaluations 014143928135.29
Organization 00493633185.52
Explanations 003103037205.60
Enthusiasm 00252341295.89
Teaching 001113233225.65
Workload 05125815904.11
Difficulty 20943221764.60
Value 033342920114.94
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Shepherd's lectures and consider him an entertaining and able instructor. Several students note there is a sizable mathematics component which they were not expecting and some found this challenging. Reactions to the tutorials were mixed, some feel they were valuable while others not at all (probably attributable to different TAs) but students seem to agree the message board was helpful.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 252
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001162834195.50
Evaluations 006123332155.40
Organization 002102037285.80
Explanations 003121737295.80
Enthusiasm 00081633396.00
Teaching 000112237285.80
Workload 02550231244.50
Difficulty 01439291684.80
Value 003282826135.20
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 21.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Shepherd's teaching style well suited to the challenging nature of the lecture materials. However, students felt that the assignments were not reflective of the material, being more formula-based than necessary. Although students felt the tutorials were not of high value, the frequently updated website was very useful.


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