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12 surveys for CSCA08

CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 177
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004143339135.43
Evaluations 239142433185.26
Organization 267143027175.12
Explanations 325172432205.32
Enthusiasm 00082234365.99
Teaching 223122730275.60
Workload 022312322225.29
Difficulty 002332031175.29
Value 22513292795.19
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students felt that the professor was very enthusiastic though slightly disorganized in lecture. Many also believed that the course was much too difficult for an introductory course.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Jansen, C. Course Enrollment: 139
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 46.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 400254022105.03
Evaluations 24432242984.90
Organization 20725352484.95
Explanations 404212735115.17
Enthusiasm 202162929245.51
Teaching 404292232115.05
Workload 002292125215.36
Difficulty 204253219155.09
Value 20436182454.82
Retake Yes: 70.5%   No: 29.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, a lot of students found Professor Jansen to be an intriguing and engaging professor. However, some students did suggest the fact that the lecture should be online, and materials should be posted online at a faster rate. Also, it would be extremely beneficial for all the students if the TAs were able to spend more time reviewing the material and providing examples.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 63.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000143336115.47
Evaluations 001128173094.97
Organization 036253319114.97
Explanations 003143619255.51
Enthusiasm 003112236255.71
Teaching 000252822195.38
Workload 003221725255.52
Difficulty 003193317225.38
Value 603141722175.18
Retake Yes: 63.3%   No: 36.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students believe that Professor Szamosi was an extremely accommodating and engaging professor. A lot of students enjoyed their first time experience they gained taking a programming course, despite the workload.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 118
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 026133337115.29
Evaluations 035162933175.34
Organization 3310133329115.01
Explanations 038172929185.26
Enthusiasm 02431838386.00
Teaching 022132836235.61
Workload 303292226195.21
Difficulty 245361524174.96
Value 002182330135.42
Retake Yes: 72.8%   No: 27.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Szamosi to be an enthusiastic and helpful instructor who was ever-willing to assist students during his office hours. However, many felt that his lectures could have been better organized and several would also have appreciated it had he provided them with greater feedback on their assignments.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 57.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00930213495.04
Evaluations 009301725215.21
Organization 051330930174.96
Explanations 00179254295.17
Enthusiasm 00501330556.29
Teaching 009212138135.25
Workload 005343017175.08
Difficulty 0013381713214.92
Value 00513342155.11
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students felt that Professor Szamosi displayed great enthusiasm. However, students with no prior programming experience found assignments to be rather difficult and felt that Professor Szamosi might have covered concepts in greater detail. Students also noted that assignments should have been more promptly returned.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Pancer, R. Course Enrollment: 133
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001163237145.46
Evaluations 102183038105.31
Organization 00382248185.70
Explanations 003142342175.56
Enthusiasm 003122736225.62
Teaching 00192648155.67
Workload 41739231974.62
Difficulty 225292527104.92
Value 1251729181623.94
Retake Yes: 63.6%   No: 36.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously praised Professor Pancer for his enthusiasm and informative teaching style.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 127
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 013174721115.17
Evaluations 03424322985.06
Organization 13132649634.46
Explanations 006174226105.18
Enthusiasm 01072635315.85
Teaching 01311433385.29
Workload 003332224185.21
Difficulty 310302823155.08
Value 15142522101043.43
Retake Yes: 65.7%   No: 34.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students noted that Professor Szamosi's lectures tended to be disorganized and off topic, and the majority of students commented that the assignments were too difficult and long to be worth such a small percent of the final grade. Students also noted the need for extended time in tutorials to complete lab assignments. Almost all students appreciated Professor Szamosi's enthusiasm in lecture and his passion for the course material.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0516162621164.89
Evaluations 055162632165.21
Organization 552132516164.37
Explanations 0026162121164.84
Enthusiasm 005211132325.63
Teaching 0115211132215.11
Workload 00026375325.42
Difficulty 005261621325.47
Value 05547261604.42
Retake Yes: 83.3%   No: 16.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course praised Professor Szamosi for his availability, extended office hours when assignments were due, and most found the material and course to be interesting. Many complained about a lack of preparation for classes, however, and felt that consistent technical problems and unavailable resources were inexcusable though they weren't entirely sure where to lay the blame for that. Several students noted that the on-line resources, especially the discussion forum, were vital for their success especially considering other difficulties and they appreciated the frequently same-day replies there.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 102
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04435202894.93
Evaluations 06617333544.98
Organization 741919371324.20
Explanations 061522331774.63
Enthusiasm 020132237265.70
Teaching 02622353065.02
Workload 022222030245.46
Difficulty 026232825175.19
Value 241147131584.42
Retake Yes: 59.2%   No: 40.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course appreciated the commitment and availability of Professor Szamosi and felt he was genuinely interested in their success. They also felt, however, that the content of his lectures and in class material wasn't sufficient to prepare for the assignments, which seemed more advanced than what was covered in class. Students also referenced a basic problem in the course that was a requirement for some students who did not necessarily have any programming experience whereas others came in with considerable background.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Radulovich, J. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006113339115.39
Evaluations 000113933175.56
Organization 000171750175.67
Explanations 000222833175.44
Enthusiasm 01111112828114.83
Teaching 006171744175.50
Workload 066283317114.83
Difficulty 001122332864.94
Value 116633221764.22
Retake Yes: 68.4%   No: 31.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were particularly appreciative of Professor Radulvich's organization and his willingness to help both in and outside of class time.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Pancer, R. Course Enrollment: 125
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 112163329175.40
Evaluations 231021292664.80
Organization 103133130205.50
Explanations 206162929175.30
Enthusiasm 135182431165.20
Teaching 214122437175.40
Workload 002232927175.30
Difficulty 006173027185.30
Value 512253081063.80
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The majority of students thought Pancer was a great professor and explained his material very well. Comments about tutorials were varied. Some thought the TAs did a good job, while others thought that they did not put enough effort into teaching.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Radulovich, J. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00522471955.00
Evaluations 25816381984.80
Organization 00219363825.20
Explanations 22827272724.70
Enthusiasm 221625272224.50
Teaching 02219412755.10
Workload 00036223385.10
Difficulty 002163627165.40
Value 281330222204.30
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought the course would have been much better if the professor showed more enthusiasm in class. There were complaints regarding material that was not covered in class appearing on the tests.


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