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16 surveys for BGYA02

BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 74
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 33383330155.32
Evaluations 33082538185.51
Organization 335182325185.16
Explanations 333102330205.42
Enthusiasm 35382825205.31
Teaching 350103030155.27
Workload 00030381885.03
Difficulty 000333318105.05
Value 303183515135.09
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Olaveson to be a friendly and approachable instructor. Students found the study guide for the course to be very helpful. Students suggested that she post lecture slides ahead of time, and that she spend a little more time with slides during the lecture. It was also recommended that she make the course material more interesting.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 292
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 39.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 613203128115.00
Evaluations 61425272494.84
Organization 622142734145.19
Explanations 613113332155.22
Enthusiasm 604142431205.30
Teaching 624143132125.07
Workload 200322825125.09
Difficulty 300273719135.05
Value 411262920114.97
Retake Yes: 73.8%   No: 26.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Lisa to be a kind, approachable professor. However, they felt that she should have more enthusiasm, and use a louder microphone while lecturing. Although the amount of information presented to some was useful, others found it to be too much information on the lecture slides. Also, they found that the topics covered in class did not vary outside of what was covered in the textbook.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 420
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 39.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 202203430105.19
Evaluations 213234017135.07
Organization 203162931165.37
Explanations 222163125195.37
Enthusiasm 407202624175.12
Teaching 213153529125.28
Workload 101292926125.17
Difficulty 102283322115.11
Value 234222225165.13
Retake Yes: 72.4%   No: 27.6%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 297
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 47.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 327313514104.75
Evaluations 32834331364.60
Organization 305253523104.96
Explanations 316203128105.03
Enthusiasm 4510212722124.74
Teaching 33826332094.82
Workload 01343281694.83
Difficulty 01352191694.73
Value 12334231884.85
Retake Yes: 66.0%   No: 34.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Manne to be a satisfactory instructor, and appreciated her extensive knowledge and experience in the field. They also found that her friendliness made her an approachable person to clarify concepts not understood. However, most commented that she should display more enthusiasm or to speak louder in class to keep the class more engaged in the material.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 441
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 23.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12735281744.63
Evaluations 21433271834.68
Organization 00122333295.27
Explanations 122213025145.19
Enthusiasm 81733201594.47
Teaching 00924292844.94
Workload 12040251844.73
Difficulty 12042251834.68
Value 01420251495.01
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 69
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00362228416.00
Evaluations 003141430385.89
Organization 006111719445.89
Explanations 003111130416.00
Enthusiasm 00932522385.83
Teaching 30061928385.94
Workload 00044281964.86
Difficulty 00349221764.71
Value 000361725115.13
Retake Yes: 76.5%   No: 23.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Other than a minor suggestion to post lecture notes ahead of time, those who responded felt that Professor Olaveson was both organized and enthusiastic about teaching.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 301
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20528352464.92
Evaluations 11428432044.87
Organization 122203923145.19
Explanations 114194023125.16
Enthusiasm 351319351784.62
Teaching 224224220104.99
Workload 20142272094.88
Difficulty 20245321364.72
Value 100202620325.61
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Professor Manne to be an overall good professor. Her positive attitude and friendliness made her a very approachable person. However, most commented that she should display more enthusiasm in class to keep the students engaged and well-informed.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 471
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 45.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 22529332084.78
Evaluations 32635351474.66
Organization 222213128165.21
Explanations 228202826155.06
Enthusiasm 6510262417104.49
Teaching 228233025104.91
Workload 101422814124.90
Difficulty 10442321494.78
Value 202242522255.40
Retake Yes: 73.6%   No: 26.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students ascertained Professor Manne to be an overall satisfactory professor. It was noted that Professor Manne had extensive knowledge and experience of the course material. Most students found it helpful that she followed the textbook quite appropriately. However, many felt that Professor Manne should display more enthusiasm in class to keep the students engaged.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 61
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072448215.83
Evaluations 002122440215.67
Organization 00252433365.95
Explanations 000102626385.93
Enthusiasm 00053140245.83
Teaching 00072638295.88
Workload 002333321105.02
Difficulty 00543291774.79
Value 002212429245.50
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
A professor with amazing organizational skills, Dr. Olaveson was always willing to help students succeed, thus definitely being an asset and of immense value to both the course and the students. Some students wanted her to be more interactive. Her exams were fair and right to the point. Many found her study guide to be helpful. Overall, a lot of students were very contented with her teaching style and approach.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 302
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02727371974.86
Evaluations 00734302274.88
Organization 12718303295.07
Explanations 213202829175.27
Enthusiasm 004112531305.71
Teaching 025132935165.36
Workload 03343291674.74
Difficulty 01439331944.78
Value 103172636185.46
Retake Yes: 78.4%   No: 21.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Prof. Mason as an enthusiastic and entertaining professor who gave very interesting lectures with the aid of lots of examples and videos. Students were especially appreciative of the helpful videos. Many were, however, concerned about the face pace of the lectures and suggested that Prof. Mason slow down when teaching difficult course concepts. A clearer explanation of what to expect for in the exams would be helpful also.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 453
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 151134311354.48
Evaluations 11837351354.63
Organization 13717392494.98
Explanations 028253024115.01
Enthusiasm 126133034145.29
Teaching 02723352494.98
Workload 10250241684.74
Difficulty 00346281574.77
Value 101243128155.30
Retake Yes: 85.2%   No: 14.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students describe Prof. Mason as an entertaining and effective lecturer who brings life to the class and to the material! The option of the online lecture section was very good for students to grasp any concepts that they missed. However, students were very concerned as to the fast pace of his lectures and would like it if he would slow down a bit when presenting difficult course concepts. Some students would appreciate it if Prof. Mason would be a more organized in the structure of the lecture material. Majority of his students were very glad to have such an effective instructor who explained the major concepts very clearly with good use of relevant examples.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 384
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 515222729124.97
Evaluations 53725302384.74
Organization 404213324145.07
Explanations 523213321165.02
Enthusiasm 702183325165.08
Teaching 524163824114.96
Workload 102312815245.24
Difficulty 101332223205.25
Value 101193118315.56
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were somewhat critical of the degree of responsiveness they received from Professor Mason and report that several issues (though perhaps minor of themselves) went unaddressed as a result. Most felt as though his lectures were fairly direct, relevant and useful but a number of students complain that testing relied on trick questions rather than course material to create a degree of difficulty. Students also note that Professor Mason spent a fair amount of time and attention controlling and preventing class disruptions, but opinion was divided between those who appreciated the attention to this issue and those who felt the attention given to it was disruptive in its own way.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 356
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 39.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 234293219104.83
Evaluations 22733341944.69
Organization 2311163223145.00
Explanations 2510212322164.90
Enthusiasm 2312172721184.99
Teaching 165193219185.05
Workload 10148291294.77
Difficulty 11351241644.61
Value 222203327165.22
Retake Yes: 87.6%   No: 12.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed Professor Mason's lectures. However, some stated that it would be nice if he was more enthusiastic about the course material. They felt that it would be beneficial if he slowed down with heavy-content material and elaborated more on them. They did appreciate his thorough explanation of concepts and found the examples he used to be very helpful. Most students liked the lecture slides he used, even though some felt they were not detailed enough and they disliked when he read off of them. Students did recommend that he ignore disruptions in class. The online lectures were considered valuable by students as they allowed them to listen at their own pace.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 4004503585.31
Evaluations 044153726155.22
Organization 40044028245.56
Explanations 400193033155.30
Enthusiasm 004232327235.42
Teaching 400123531195.42
Workload 00741371144.63
Difficulty 40437331944.67
Value 004124215275.50
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were generally positive about the quality of the course and instruction, noting that Professor Olaveson was dedicated and knowledgeable. Some suggested she could be more dynamic in the classroom to better hold attention.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 427
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11527402054.84
Evaluations 02633381644.73
Organization 013153729145.30
Explanations 025163131145.24
Enthusiasm 224113030215.39
Teaching 026133727155.26
Workload 00244321564.77
Difficulty 00244351544.76
Value 001232333195.46
Retake Yes: 83.7%   No: 16.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course acknowledged Professor Mason's creativity and his willingness to adapt in order to help students learn. Although not every initiative was successful according to all students, most appreciated the effort as a real sign of caring and involvement.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 460
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 731017352444.60
Evaluations 54931272044.48
Organization 524172630165.09
Explanations 654173125134.90
Enthusiasm 729172422184.90
Teaching 626192829104.88
Workload 21436301984.81
Difficulty 11138321894.86
Value 211172827235.39
Retake Yes: 74.3%   No: 25.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class agreed that Professor Mason is knowledgeable and competent and felt they learned a lot in the class. Some students had trouble with Mason's classroom style, however, and found his manner less than professional. Others appreciated that he was willing to be strict with classroom discipline and contain disruptive students. A few students commented that his powerpoint slides might be better presented.


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