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9 surveys for CSCB36

CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Cheng, N. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 58.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 505152934155.19
Evaluations 1505202920154.62
Organization 1000103934105.05
Explanations 555242924104.76
Enthusiasm 50002943245.71
Teaching 5010103929105.00
Workload 1000341520204.85
Difficulty 50052024435.90
Value 10510202015154.47
Retake Yes: 29.0%   No: 71.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, the students had a negative opinion regarding this professor. They feel that his method of teaching was ineffective and unaccommodating and the methods of evaluation were lacking. The quizzes did not reflect the course material, and the class averages were very low for exams. The group discussions were also unsuccessful.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Cheng, N. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 64.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000122839235.72
Evaluations 00062845235.83
Organization 00062339346.00
Explanations 00063923345.83
Enthusiasm 000121250285.94
Teaching 00061745346.06
Workload 00662121764.55
Difficulty 000452817124.94
Value 000391217235.25
Retake Yes: 72.2%   No: 27.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students noted Professor Cheng to be an excellent professor, because of his use of "non-textbook" examples used in lectures. However, students would have preferred if Professor Cheng engaged the entire class in assignment/tutorial discussions, as opposed to focusing on a few enthusiastic individuals. The class also noted that the intranet was not the best way to facilitate an online discussion.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 92.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000133825215.57
Evaluations 055173025175.22
Organization 50004230215.57
Explanations 05004230175.55
Enthusiasm 05052534305.78
Teaching 00552142215.77
Workload 00093042175.70
Difficulty 00092530385.96
Value 002125219174.73
Retake Yes: 27.3%   No: 72.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
While students really enjoyed the course, many felt that there were too many assignments, and they were too hard. They also felt that they could have benefited more from the course, if more examples were given.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00663636185.53
Evaluations 066124818125.00
Organization 006123024305.59
Explanations 001818184265.00
Enthusiasm 00061853245.94
Teaching 00004824305.82
Workload 00024363665.24
Difficulty 00002448306.06
Value 000243024125.27
Retake Yes: 41.2%   No: 58.8%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00714206005.33
Evaluations 0014202720205.13
Organization 00772034345.80
Explanations 00147205475.33
Enthusiasm 00074034205.67
Teaching 007142034275.60
Workload 00740272704.73
Difficulty 00014275475.53
Value 00040272074.93
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Hadzilacos, V. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00664135125.41
Evaluations 006124124185.35
Organization 00062924416.00
Explanations 006124718185.29
Enthusiasm 000122929295.76
Teaching 000182447125.53
Workload 006531218124.76
Difficulty 006182924245.41
Value 060292429125.06
Retake Yes: 52.9%   No: 47.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commented favourably on the course material, but noted the difficulty of the assignments and exams. Several students felt that better instructions from the TA would have been useful.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00094034175.60
Evaluations 00334037175.63
Organization 00081742336.00
Explanations 03362346205.66
Enthusiasm 00034023345.89
Teaching 00032054235.97
Workload 00032471294.97
Difficulty 00021363395.30
Value 30339272434.73
Retake Yes: 59.4%   No: 40.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bretscher was cited as being an engaging lecturer that makes time for her students. Some students felt that the examples provided could have been more complex. Overall the class was enjoyed by almost everyone.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Hadzilacos, V. Course Enrollment: 66
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 74.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002183137125.39
Evaluations 021024332464.86
Organization 004122439205.59
Explanations 006242729145.20
Enthusiasm 228161435225.33
Teaching 020182437185.49
Workload 000202022375.76
Difficulty 00282020496.06
Value 000192819345.68
Retake Yes: 27.1%   No: 72.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students report that the content of this course is particularly difficult but they do not fault the instructor, rather they credit Professor Hadzilacos with offering clear explanations that at least help to make the content clearer. While appreciating his competence, some students report the professor is difficult to approach. Several cite the three hour lecture as daunting and too long for this course.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Hadzilacos, V. Course Enrollment: 74
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 71.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 70116303395.00
Evaluations 70713243975.00
Organization 70312435265.50
Explanations 703112835135.10
Enthusiasm 703112224305.40
Teaching 701112628245.30
Workload 301181628305.50
Difficulty 300111330415.90
Value 1157541355.80
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 57.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


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