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30 surveys for BGYA01

BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 312
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 56.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10032046316.03
Evaluations 101112539235.73
Organization 10142235376.03
Explanations 10071939345.99
Enthusiasm 10131535456.21
Teaching 10021837416.19
Workload 112433013114.84
Difficulty 10241311784.86
Value 100232624195.39
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Olaveson was a very amazing and enthusiastic instructor. The students found that the course material was well-planned and detailed. Professor Olaveson explained concepts very well and with the textbook, the course was even easier to understand. However, most students thought the labs were ineffective. In addition, they thought the FSS lectures were not as helpful as they were intended to be. Most students thought the clicker in lectures was proven to be helpful as it allowed students to interact participate in lectures.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 425
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 52.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051747296.03
Evaluations 00282344205.78
Organization 00161543336.04
Explanations 00241741346.06
Enthusiasm 00061634416.14
Teaching 00151243366.15
Workload 01240292164.89
Difficulty 00335292454.94
Value 101232628115.27
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Olaveson was a very effective and excellent instructor as she helped the students to try and understand the course material. Clicker implementation proved successful as most students loved the interaction during the lecture. In addition, students enjoyed the videos shown in lectures. However, most students thought the labs were disorganized as the TAs were very helpful due to their unclear instructions and marking. .


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000113340115.54
Evaluations 00081850185.85
Organization 000251529255.58
Explanations 40081540255.76
Enthusiasm 04481536295.73
Teaching 04003336225.73
Workload 000362915115.00
Difficulty 00050221184.72
Value 000252215255.46
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was praised as being approachable and clear in explaining concepts, though some commented on there not being enough time to cover all topics. Many also expressed dismay over the perceived clutter on the Intranet page.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 304
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 39.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172741205.76
Evaluations 001103136175.61
Organization 00133038255.87
Explanations 00062641215.82
Enthusiasm 003131940195.65
Teaching 00071742265.95
Workload 00542251554.72
Difficulty 00542301424.61
Value 001152330155.50
Retake Yes: 93.3%   No: 6.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was commended for both her outstanding ability to teach and her organized lectures. Students appreciated her willingness to assist them and her ability to clearly answer questions. Nevertheless, students would have liked it had she posted her lecture notes prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 318
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00032049286.03
Evaluations 00192837245.77
Organization 00192340265.83
Explanations 00031535456.25
Enthusiasm 0002416776.72
Teaching 0001946436.35
Workload 22344242114.62
Difficulty 11348271424.55
Value 010161630215.66
Retake Yes: 95.8%   No: 4.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Hasenkampf's enthusiasm during lectures and found her notes and test guides quite helpful. Her thorough explanations and examples made lectures enjoyable. However, some felt that she spoke rather quickly, while others would have liked it had she included more diagrams in her lecture notes.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 467
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 47.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01151645316.02
Evaluations 123113135185.50
Organization 10152144275.92
Explanations 00241338446.21
Enthusiasm 0012519736.66
Teaching 00131038476.32
Workload 01550171554.59
Difficulty 10751211144.46
Value 003112528205.60
Retake Yes: 87.5%   No: 12.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students in Professor Hasenkampf's class claimed that she was the best professor they had ever come across; she made their first year memorable by being engaging, funny, and high spirited. She was very interactive and gave great examples to help clarify the material. Nonetheless, students would have appreciated it had she posted her lecture slides prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 78
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 303103325255.51
Evaluations 300132535235.59
Organization 305132328255.47
Explanations 033151833285.62
Enthusiasm 033182325255.47
Teaching 030132830255.62
Workload 03060181354.54
Difficulty 05058201054.46
Value 03028282385.03
Retake Yes: 76.3%   No: 23.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students would have appreciated it had the professor posted lecture notes prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 315
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10182340275.79
Evaluations 101132937195.56
Organization 10172135365.92
Explanations 10172440285.83
Enthusiasm 11181745275.78
Teaching 20161842315.90
Workload 11445301464.70
Difficulty 11648271264.60
Value 104232230205.37
Retake Yes: 83.6%   No: 16.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Olaveson was an excellent lecturer who effectively explained the more complex processes covered in the course. They found her slides to be informative, easy to understand and relevant to the assigned readings. They appreciated her approachable manner and the time she spent outside her office hours to provide extra assistance. Although the majority of the class found Professor Olaveson to be an enthusiastic lecturer, some felt that she could make classes more lively and engaging through movement. Moreover, some students suggested that the lab sessions could have been better organized by correlating it more with the material taught in class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 510
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00182438285.85
Evaluations 002132636235.67
Organization 00071738386.08
Explanations 002102136305.82
Enthusiasm 00391935335.85
Teaching 00071837376.04
Workload 00343331474.76
Difficulty 01446311354.66
Value 001232730195.39
Retake Yes: 86.4%   No: 13.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed this course, crediting their level of enthusiasm for the material to the easy manner in which it was presented by Professor Olaveson. They found her slides to be creative and easy to follow. Some students however, felt that the course catered more to those with previous experience in Biology and would like to see it presented at a more introductory level. Students greatly appreciated the effort Professor Olaveson made on their behalf to ensure that they gained as much as possible from the course. Some students felt however, that Professor Olaveson could be more interactive in her teaching style by spending less time at the podium.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042453185.84
Evaluations 00702752145.66
Organization 20022042335.98
Explanations 00071842336.02
Enthusiasm 02022249245.89
Teaching 00042740295.93
Workload 200393018114.93
Difficulty 000491623124.98
Value 002331923235.33
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Olaveson was very clear and unambiguous throughout the course; she had excellent lecture slides that were effective in preparing students for exams. Some students were not interested so interested in the material at first, but Dr. Olaveson made it very motivating and engaging. Her study guides were very helpful. Overall, students found her to be very obliging and always available.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 301
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002111544285.87
Evaluations 012122537245.68
Organization 01261735416.06
Explanations 11182137325.88
Enthusiasm 123101832355.78
Teaching 00271838355.98
Workload 12335282494.94
Difficulty 11345261784.77
Value 111182629265.57
Retake Yes: 82.1%   No: 17.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson is an enthusiastic and highly organized lecturer. Students appreciated the well laid out slides and the handouts that were given. Some students felt that the pace of the class was too quick and suggested that the Professor slow down the pace of the material that was being covered. It was also suggested that Professor Olaveson try and liven up lectures through movement to make them more engaging.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 504
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 68.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00162243285.90
Evaluations 102112838205.61
Organization 00161634436.10
Explanations 00172236335.90
Enthusiasm 103132036275.68
Teaching 10131939376.05
Workload 00240301894.88
Difficulty 10347291554.70
Value 101192631235.53
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson is enthusiastic about the material taught and performs well a highly organized instructor. Students appreciated the well laid out slides and the handouts that were given. Some suggested that more activity at the front of the classroom would help to keep the class better engaged.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 68
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000222041175.54
Evaluations 002152444155.54
Organization 002122041245.73
Explanations 000182530285.67
Enthusiasm 000153229245.63
Teaching 000151358155.72
Workload 002492212154.88
Difficulty 005393412104.83
Value 000303510255.30
Retake Yes: 55.0%   No: 45.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Dr. Olaveson's lecture notes to be very well-organized and clear to follow. They found the study guides and review sessions very helpful. She was found to be very approachable to answer questions and many students found the workload to be adequate. Overall, many students felt the course was interesting.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 366
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00262046255.82
Evaluations 123122835185.43
Organization 00071434436.11
Explanations 10282138325.88
Enthusiasm 125162228255.41
Teaching 10071943315.96
Workload 11039282394.96
Difficulty 11343252184.85
Value 101182526295.59
Retake Yes: 89.5%   No: 10.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Olaveson was very organized and well-prepared and appreciated her professionalism. Many commented on the value of her lecture notes but expressed a desire to have access to them slightly sooner. Students felt this was an effective introductory course.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 417
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 56.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072543255.85
Evaluations 113142834185.43
Organization 00141737406.11
Explanations 00072341275.87
Enthusiasm 004122935195.50
Teaching 00071740356.03
Workload 101372724105.00
Difficulty 01440272264.82
Value 000202925265.56
Retake Yes: 85.2%   No: 14.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students in this course were pleased with the value of the material and the quality of instruction. Those students with complaints were apt to blame any lack of interest on the nature of the course rather than the instructor.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 126
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015334675.43
Evaluations 007112839155.46
Organization 02072643225.74
Explanations 004132936185.49
Enthusiasm 00230233695.20
Teaching 20073347115.53
Workload 00743341604.59
Difficulty 00940351254.63
Value 205302020235.18
Retake Yes: 71.8%   No: 28.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with the content, overall, and appreciated Professor Olaveson's detailed and well-prepared notes and course material. Some felt that she relied excessively on that material, detracting from original content in the lectures. Some students also felt that quizzes were trivial, at times, and therefore not effective at measuring knowledge.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 505
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042047276.00
Evaluations 003143530145.30
Organization 00021941346.00
Explanations 00031838396.10
Enthusiasm 0002831576.40
Teaching 00021339436.20
Workload 00144291584.80
Difficulty 00146331344.70
Value 011322923115.10
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf was very enthusiastic with the course materials and explained to students in a very thorough, yet fast-paced manner. Students felt that more time could be spent explaining more complex aspects of the course and that Professor Hasenkampf could do more to become approachable to students. The labs, although sometimes fun, were found to be ineffective and time consuming. Labs could become more relevant by highlighting what is in the course curriculum and what was taken up in the lectures. Laboratory reports should be marked and handed back before the submission of the next one to enable students to see their mistakes and correct them.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 479
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 206213521115.00
Evaluations 25529321694.70
Organization 214162627215.30
Explanations 047213218144.90
Enthusiasm 6516232113114.40
Teaching 224183127135.10
Workload 20010301694.80
Difficulty 10012291974.80
Value 003262823165.20
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was an excellent instructor who explained concepts very well and illustrated with relevant slides and diagrams from the text. Professor Olaveson, though, tended to just read off her notes and did not show much enthusiasm while presenting her lectures. Students requested that she post her notes online ahead of class, and quicken the pace of her lectures to allow sufficient time to cover each topic before the end of class. The field trip to the Zoo was a refreshing change of learning environment and the assignment allowed students to able apply what they had learned.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 515
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 42.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031944336.10
Evaluations 000183427185.50
Organization 00041235466.20
Explanations 00031336466.30
Enthusiasm 0004625636.50
Teaching 00031040456.30
Workload 000402622105.00
Difficulty 00341291864.80
Value 012312720165.10
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf used very detailed models and examples to communicate the information during her lecture. Students felt that the content of the lecture should be provided before the class either online or in the library. The use of the study guide really benefited students and the book was deemed useful as well. Students felt that the lab should have a higher mark weight to correspond to the work that is required.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 491
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 40.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 21817412364.90
Evaluations 211031331654.60
Organization 134202629144.60
Explanations 12925342064.80
Enthusiasm 511224291944.40
Teaching 20323392555.00
Workload 00232342185.00
Difficulty 10240351654.80
Value 001282528155.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson effectively communicated to the class in a clear and concise manner. More detail in her lectures would have helped many students.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 314
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031146386.09
Evaluations 000103835145.38
Organization 00051436436.07
Explanations 00011436476.19
Enthusiasm 0000515786.61
Teaching 0002740496.26
Workload 00135292844.84
Difficulty 00238401614.61
Value 000132530285.53
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 617
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 23.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002223521175.14
Evaluations 10321422294.99
Organization 028102929185.13
Explanations 022142737165.35
Enthusiasm 1111203321104.77
Teaching 015133033155.22
Workload 00240331664.69
Difficulty 00536311784.72
Value 000352425124.94
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 328
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 69.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00022050255.83
Evaluations 000142838175.43
Organization 00121339426.04
Explanations 00031637426.08
Enthusiasm 0001624676.47
Teaching 00011041476.29
Workload 00146271954.71
Difficulty 00244311734.60
Value 000122839195.55
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf showed great enthusiasm, so it was evident that she really enjoys what she teaches; as a result, students found her lectures very interesting, and enjoyed coming to class. Although she tends to speak quickly, she explains concepts clearly, and uses good examples and visual aids to help enhance students' comprehension of the material.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 617
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 21.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003173429145.19
Evaluations 00324342795.00
Organization 133153027185.14
Explanations 112212334155.17
Enthusiasm 757202424114.59
Teaching 124182827165.03
Workload 00447251554.50
Difficulty 00345281654.60
Value 21534291964.56
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Mason exhibited great knowledge of the subject matter, and was organized and enthusiastic in his presentations. However, students suggested that due to the amount of material to learn, he lecture at a slower pace, and that he clearly outline his expectations at the beginning of the semester.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 604
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 23.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002193230135.13
Evaluations 020223626115.05
Organization 00271739325.77
Explanations 00271941275.64
Enthusiasm 00161537385.90
Teaching 00082536275.62
Workload 000343220114.93
Difficulty 00034372154.82
Value 000262229195.21
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 604
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20320353074.95
Evaluations 30324362384.82
Organization 201102234275.48
Explanations 201132634205.31
Enthusiasm 20182332315.61
Teaching 102102639205.51
Workload 00138321884.79
Difficulty 00039322054.71
Value 00022382885.02
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was an excellent instructor who explained concepts very well. However, students suggested a quicker pace of lecture to allow sufficient time to cover each topic before the end of class.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 409
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 27.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 30221283795.20
Evaluations 21516422955.02
Organization 302172638165.47
Explanations 204132341185.53
Enthusiasm 30572631315.79
Teaching 221102746125.44
Workload 10055221754.68
Difficulty 00048311564.79
Value 001363021125.07
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 426
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 24.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10011447376.20
Evaluations 10291848225.75
Organization 00122845245.89
Explanations 00131346386.22
Enthusiasm 0000640546.48
Teaching 0004948396.22
Workload 10041272374.87
Difficulty 00234352095.00
Value 001293323135.13
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 409
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 23.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11518432755.00
Evaluations 106234318105.04
Organization 113123531175.40
Explanations 015123032205.47
Enthusiasm 102112828305.69
Teaching 013123131225.54
Workload 00151261764.81
Difficulty 00046281884.88
Value 01048281494.81
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the instructor engaging, approachable, and professional. The use of stories and examples helped keep the class attentive and interested. Many comments addressed not the teaching, but the structure of the course. Laboratories were found to be basic, so laboratory time was not maximized, although the zoo trip was especially noted for its applicability and interest.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 426
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01171841336.00
Evaluations 111143231205.48
Organization 02172135355.95
Explanations 00181636406.11
Enthusiasm 00141228556.32
Teaching 00151832446.13
Workload 112382520145.04
Difficulty 001333718115.05
Value 012273122175.22
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Hasenkampf communicated her enthusiasm for course material well. She used applicable examples that helped the class understand the concepts she was trying to get across. Students also appreciated visual aids (pictures, stockings) and text references. Although the pace of lecture was found to be challenging, study guides for students helped define models that were important to success in the class.


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