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14 surveys for BGYB10

BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 387
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10261240396.10
Evaluations 224162330245.49
Organization 21281831395.95
Explanations 20351828436.04
Enthusiasm 10361020606.32
Teaching 20261335436.13
Workload 11347251774.74
Difficulty 11037321994.95
Value 212212321205.36
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Harrison was an excellent and enthusiastic professor. They thought she was very helpful through clarifying difficult material during lecture. Students also appreciated her engaging lectures and willingness to offer advice to them with regards to their future careers. However, they thought the exams tended to be tricky and challenging. There were mixed reviews about her notes as some thought they were very helpful and others thought that she needed to slow down.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 62.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01091429476.13
Evaluations 02131826496.15
Organization 00491729405.94
Explanations 01361929415.98
Enthusiasm 0102620706.58
Teaching 01051627506.21
Workload 10339232864.90
Difficulty 10237292454.88
Value 003181918195.42
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forder was overwhelmingly described as enthusiastic and engaging, with many appreciating her use of interactive examples and games. Students felt she related the material back to their everyday lives effectively, and found her exams and quizzes to be fair as well. The volunteer team was also praised, though they had to leave halfway through the term. However, many students commented on the lack of time management in the course, with the Professor rushing through slides near the end of class. Some also felt the B11 portion of the course was too detailed. Overall, Professor Forder was described as an excellent professor who many would love to have again as an instructor.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 462
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031138456.30
Evaluations 00031134506.35
Organization 01031234496.33
Explanations 0014836496.35
Enthusiasm 0002624666.59
Teaching 0002830576.48
Workload 11150271454.66
Difficulty 11247281454.68
Value 000152527185.56
Retake Yes: 83.1%   No: 16.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most respondents felt that Professor Forder was one of the best instructors they had ever come across. She was noted as being very enthusiastic, engaging, approachable, and passionate. Nonetheless, while some enjoyed her interactive method of teaching, others would have preferred it had she simply lectured.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 196
Session: Summer 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 94.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00241627205.91
Evaluations 20171625175.69
Organization 01271624185.71
Explanations 00181325215.87
Enthusiasm 00141521276.04
Teaching 00041324256.08
Workload 200191420115.24
Difficulty 11216192165.18
Value 1009171495.43
Retake Yes: 68.5%   No: 31.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students established that Professor Olaveson was a good professor whose positive attitude made her very approachable. However, most students would have appreciated it had she posted her lecture notes prior to class.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 419
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041136496.28
Evaluations 01481833365.86
Organization 00051230536.32
Explanations 00051029556.32
Enthusiasm 0002823666.53
Teaching 00041226586.38
Workload 00343311494.83
Difficulty 002343320105.01
Value 146362216154.83
Retake Yes: 75.7%   No: 24.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students unanimously agreed that Professor Harrison was an outstanding instructor. Her passion and incredible knowledge about cell biology was communicated extremely well and students commended her for outstanding enthusiasm. The use of multimedia (video, animations and lots of diagrams) helped many students grasp concepts better. Students especially commented on how caring she was for them, always willing to go the extra mile when explaining concepts over and over again during office hours (especially the 'all-day' office hours right before exam). Dr. Harrison's lecture slides were thoroughly organized and to the point. However, few felt that the exam was tricky. Nevertheless, students appreciated the professor talking about her research in connection to the lectures and providing insight into career paths for Life Science students. Many felt that the lectures were very engaging and found Dr. Harrison to be an interesting, thought-provoking, motivating, humourous and down-to-earth instructor. Many said it was an 'honour' to be taught by one of UTSC's greatest professor.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 437
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00141235476.22
Evaluations 104112031325.68
Organization 00131428546.30
Explanations 00131433496.24
Enthusiasm 10121028586.38
Teaching 00111235516.32
Workload 01349241494.74
Difficulty 101393215124.95
Value 4211381914124.58
Retake Yes: 76.6%   No: 23.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Amazing, inspiring, humourous, cheerful, patient, approachable and enthusiastic are just some of the words that kept recurring in feedback for Dr. Harrison. Students found her to be an exceptional lecturer, who communicated concepts very thoroughly and never hesitated to explain it all over again if students did not grasp the material. Through her lectures and office hours, she was described as being very student-oriented. Students admired her incredible knowledge of the subject and were appreciative of the time she took to explain about careers that students can pursue after graduating. They enjoyed Dr. Harrison sharing some of her own research with the class that was relevant to the topics taught. However, few students found her midterm to be tricky and some disliked the fact that the grading was spread over just two exams. Overall, students had an amazing experience in the course and many expressed interested in taking courses with Dr. Harrison in future.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00151452286.01
Evaluations 211103141145.46
Organization 00041341426.21
Explanations 00121946326.06
Enthusiasm 00021244416.25
Teaching 0003948406.25
Workload 12443321614.57
Difficulty 00338332424.85
Value 201134241994.71
Retake Yes: 70.2%   No: 29.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with Professor Harrison and felt that she was student-centric and friendly. Many commented that they found the lectures enjoyable and valuable. Several noted a dislike for the grading scheme which included only a midterm and a final exam.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 423
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 69.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00151646326.03
Evaluations 114102631275.60
Organization 00041440416.20
Explanations 00061838386.08
Enthusiasm 00051437446.21
Teaching 00031639426.20
Workload 10548291154.59
Difficulty 00246311654.76
Value 2312372115104.56
Retake Yes: 76.6%   No: 23.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with Professor Harrison's organization of this course and with her presentation of the material. Most felt the course was relevant and pleasantly interactive, with an emphasis on real-world applications.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 144
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 89.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00022054235.98
Evaluations 01592832255.61
Organization 002102931295.77
Explanations 00052338346.02
Enthusiasm 00252538305.89
Teaching 00071448306.02
Workload 0155824764.49
Difficulty 01351241644.64
Value 012362723104.99
Retake Yes: 77.1%   No: 22.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course noted that Professor Ellis is a very able instructor and fair in her grading. Students felt that lectures and assigned work prepared them well for tests. Some felt Professor Ellis was just a tad too fast in her pacing while others felt this pace helped hold their attention and kept the class time productive.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 319
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 54.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001132832235.60
Evaluations 448182822134.90
Organization 01061840315.90
Explanations 00092731295.80
Enthusiasm 00062534315.90
Teaching 00162138315.90
Workload 00332322285.00
Difficulty 001292827145.20
Value 0011727145.20
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Harrison had very detailed notes that were posted ahead of class and which students appreciated, however students felt she might have relied on them too heavily during her lectures. Students also felt the exam, which was quite hard, relied too heavily on material from the text and did not draw from material covered in the lecture. Nevertheless, students felt strongly that Professor Harrison was an effective all-around instructor.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 239
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12519283654.87
Evaluations 32720342744.68
Organization 43922262674.60
Explanations 22317323294.98
Enthusiasm 101163232155.25
Teaching 233182828144.95
Workload 01253271134.42
Difficulty 00058231514.44
Value 11142212094.62
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Ellis' lectures to be fast paced. Point form notes were provided, but students would have appreciated more structure and organization in lecture.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 221
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 77.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01419353275.06
Evaluations 331234271444.28
Organization 131103134165.21
Explanations 142143035115.08
Enthusiasm 54825311764.36
Teaching 105193130104.97
Workload 000362325135.00
Difficulty 000242827195.31
Value 20438291764.55
Retake Yes: 49.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Riggs gave informative lectures, however students suggest that he slow down when speaking to improve comprehension of the course material. Lecture notes were good with effective use of figures.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 260
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 66.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 151024351974.80
Evaluations 710163521843.96
Organization 114143428195.42
Explanations 128183228125.13
Enthusiasm 351633241544.31
Teaching 13628352074.81
Workload 001263323175.29
Difficulty 001153628205.51
Value 0345325954.44
Retake Yes: 41.0%   No: 59.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Riggs took the necessary time to explain concepts to the class, and was not hesitant in answering questions from students. The instructor did receive lower than average scores in communication of course goals, methods of evaluation and communication of enthusiasm in course material. The value of the learning experience was average, although question time during the class was appreciated.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 282
Session: Fall 2001 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 49.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072941235.80
Evaluations 00172344255.85
Organization 017152424285.43
Explanations 004142333265.63
Enthusiasm 00272334355.98
Teaching 00172342285.94
Workload 10454251434.59
Difficulty 03450261444.60
Value 000303023165.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor's teaching style (i.e. humour) was widely appreciated by students. Professor Ellis made the material fun to learn, although a slower pace of lecture was suggested.


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