ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Furlong, K. | Course Enrollment: 72 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2008 | Section: L01 | Percent Response: 51.4% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 9 | 19 | 17 | 38 | 17 | 5.36 |

Evaluations | 6 | 0 | 9 | 22 | 28 | 28 | 9 | 4.83 |

Organization | 3 | 6 | 6 | 22 | 22 | 22 | 19 | 5.00 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 11 | 17 | 22 | 25 | 25 | 5.36 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 3 | 14 | 17 | 30 | 33 | 5.80 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 9 | 17 | 22 | 30 | 22 | 5.42 |

Workload | 0 | 3 | 3 | 49 | 30 | 9 | 3 | 4.49 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 3 | 36 | 38 | 14 | 6 | 4.83 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 6 | 36 | 19 | 22 | 6 | 4.84 |

Retake | Yes: 76.0% No: 24.0% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students appreciated how Professor Furlong linked the things they were learning in class to real world events and current economics news; they found it very interesting. Some students found the concepts explained very well, while others felt that the professor assumed too much prior knowledge and didn't explain enough of the details. Also, a few students commented on how they would appreciate smaller but more frequent evaluations. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Furlong, K. | Course Enrollment: 77 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2008 | Section: L01 | Percent Response: 20.8% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 7 | 0 | 0 | 7 | 38 | 25 | 25 | 5.44 |

Evaluations | 7 | 0 | 7 | 7 | 44 | 32 | 7 | 5.00 |

Organization | 7 | 0 | 7 | 0 | 38 | 38 | 13 | 5.25 |

Explanations | 7 | 0 | 0 | 7 | 32 | 50 | 7 | 5.31 |

Enthusiasm | 7 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 32 | 50 | 13 | 5.50 |

Teaching | 7 | 0 | 7 | 0 | 38 | 38 | 13 | 5.25 |

Workload | 7 | 0 | 7 | 44 | 19 | 13 | 13 | 4.55 |

Difficulty | 7 | 0 | 0 | 38 | 32 | 13 | 13 | 4.75 |

Value | 7 | 7 | 7 | 25 | 19 | 19 | 13 | 4.59 |

Retake | Yes: 50.0% No: 50.0% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

There was a mixed reaction to Professor Furlong's teaching methods and rubric(s). While some students agreed with Professor Furlong's "in-depth knowledge" and found him to be an enthusiastic instructor, others noted theory examples and graphs were left unexplained. Finally, the midterm should have been the full 1.5 hours instead of cutting into the time with exam handouts and announcements. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Krashinsky, M. | Course Enrollment: 944 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2008 | Section: L01 | Percent Response: 60.0% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 1 | 0 | 1 | 8 | 23 | 35 | 33 | 5.91 |

Evaluations | 1 | 1 | 2 | 10 | 23 | 34 | 32 | 5.80 |

Organization | 1 | 1 | 2 | 7 | 22 | 33 | 38 | 5.97 |

Explanations | 1 | 0 | 2 | 7 | 23 | 34 | 36 | 5.97 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6 | 19 | 33 | 41 | 6.06 |

Teaching | 1 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 19 | 34 | 40 | 6.07 |

Workload | 1 | 2 | 6 | 49 | 22 | 13 | 8 | 4.60 |

Difficulty | 1 | 2 | 4 | 40 | 26 | 18 | 10 | 4.82 |

Value | 1 | 1 | 2 | 26 | 23 | 23 | 18 | 5.32 |

Retake | Yes: 78.0% No: 22.0% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Overall, students found Professor Krashinsky to be an excellent instructor who was enthusiastic about the course material. The humour injected into each lecture coupled with the fact that he was well-organized, used excellent examples, and was clear made students appreciated his teaching skills. Many students enjoyed the online lectures as a source of review. One suggestions students have for Professor Krashinsky is to lecture more slowly and go over the harder material post-midterm more in-depth. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Furlong, K. | Course Enrollment: 69 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2007 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 37.7% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 4 | 0 | 4 | 27 | 35 | 24 | 5.71 |

Evaluations | 0 | 4 | 4 | 8 | 27 | 20 | 31 | 5.58 |

Organization | 0 | 8 | 0 | 12 | 27 | 16 | 31 | 5.46 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 12 | 12 | 24 | 20 | 27 | 5.42 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 4 | 20 | 24 | 12 | 35 | 5.58 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 12 | 8 | 24 | 12 | 39 | 5.63 |

Workload | 0 | 4 | 8 | 39 | 27 | 12 | 4 | 4.50 |

Difficulty | 0 | 4 | 8 | 27 | 35 | 16 | 4 | 4.67 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 8 | 35 | 12 | 24 | 12 | 4.96 |

Retake | Yes: 70.8% No: 29.2% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students felt that lectures were too fast-paced. Further, they felt that the weight of the final exam was excessive. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Krashinsky, M. | Course Enrollment: 483 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2007 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 57.6% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 18 | 38 | 37 | 6.03 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 3 | 11 | 23 | 33 | 31 | 5.77 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 18 | 35 | 40 | 6.08 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 19 | 29 | 45 | 6.11 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 13 | 27 | 54 | 6.27 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 1 | 5 | 17 | 33 | 44 | 6.15 |

Workload | 1 | 1 | 4 | 44 | 24 | 18 | 7 | 4.74 |

Difficulty | 0 | 1 | 3 | 28 | 34 | 23 | 10 | 5.04 |

Value | 4 | 9 | 16 | 39 | 14 | 9 | 9 | 4.14 |

Retake | Yes: 77.0% No: 23.0% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Most students commended Professor Krashinsky's for his enthusiasm and passion for the course material. They enjoyed his well-organized lectures. Many students commented that if it were not for Professor Krashinsky's excellent communication skills, they would not have enjoyed the course. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Hejazi, W. | Course Enrollment: 395 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2007 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 45.8% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 1 | 1 | 10 | 27 | 30 | 31 | 5.78 |

Evaluations | 1 | 0 | 2 | 14 | 32 | 27 | 25 | 5.58 |

Organization | 1 | 1 | 2 | 9 | 28 | 33 | 27 | 5.72 |

Explanations | 1 | 1 | 1 | 10 | 27 | 31 | 29 | 5.74 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 26 | 32 | 35 | 5.93 |

Teaching | 0 | 2 | 1 | 7 | 25 | 32 | 34 | 5.85 |

Workload | 0 | 1 | 1 | 45 | 33 | 11 | 9 | 4.78 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 3 | 38 | 33 | 17 | 9 | 4.90 |

Value | 5 | 5 | 14 | 41 | 16 | 8 | 11 | 4.27 |

Retake | Yes: 78.4% No: 21.6% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Most students enjoyed Professor Hejazi's teaching style and considered him to be a wonderful instructor. A few students found the mathematical component of the course to be challenging. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Furlong, K. | Course Enrollment: 80 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2006 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 30.0% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 9 | 17 | 26 | 26 | 22 | 5.35 |

Evaluations | 0 | 4 | 13 | 17 | 26 | 26 | 13 | 4.96 |

Organization | 0 | 4 | 9 | 22 | 30 | 22 | 13 | 4.96 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 4 | 9 | 30 | 17 | 39 | 5.78 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 22 | 17 | 26 | 35 | 5.74 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 9 | 13 | 22 | 30 | 26 | 5.52 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 9 | 43 | 30 | 9 | 9 | 4.65 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 9 | 39 | 22 | 22 | 9 | 4.83 |

Value | 4 | 4 | 13 | 52 | 13 | 13 | 0 | 4.04 |

Retake | Yes: 69.6% No: 30.4% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students generally liked the course and the professor. Some also felt that the pace of the course was too fast and lecture notes could have been more organized. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Hejazi, W. | Course Enrollment: 417 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2006 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 50.1% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 1 | 4 | 13 | 29 | 35 | 18 | 5.43 |

Evaluations | 1 | 2 | 4 | 14 | 37 | 26 | 16 | 5.26 |

Organization | 0 | 1 | 7 | 19 | 25 | 25 | 23 | 5.33 |

Explanations | 1 | 2 | 6 | 16 | 29 | 27 | 19 | 5.27 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 1 | 3 | 10 | 27 | 29 | 31 | 5.68 |

Teaching | 1 | 0 | 4 | 14 | 29 | 30 | 22 | 5.48 |

Workload | 0 | 1 | 3 | 51 | 27 | 13 | 5 | 4.60 |

Difficulty | 0 | 1 | 2 | 34 | 36 | 19 | 8 | 4.95 |

Value | 3 | 9 | 15 | 39 | 17 | 8 | 7 | 4.13 |

Retake | Yes: 68.2% No: 31.8% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Professor Hejazi is a knowledgeable and well prepared lecturer. Students appreciated the fully prepared PowerPoint presentations however some overhead work that would have showed the process to get to the end results would have been helpful. Students also noted that Professor Hejazi had a tendency to rush through lecture material, covering things to quickly and ending class early on a consistent basis. Students liked the online availability of the course. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Krashinsky, M. | Course Enrollment: 383 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2006 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 54.6% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 14 | 38 | 41 | 6.06 |

Evaluations | 2 | 0 | 2 | 5 | 17 | 34 | 40 | 5.97 |

Organization | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 12 | 33 | 46 | 6.10 |

Explanations | 1 | 0 | 2 | 5 | 10 | 30 | 51 | 6.16 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 9 | 25 | 59 | 6.29 |

Teaching | 2 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 11 | 28 | 55 | 6.24 |

Workload | 1 | 3 | 2 | 51 | 21 | 12 | 10 | 4.65 |

Difficulty | 1 | 2 | 2 | 39 | 28 | 16 | 12 | 4.85 |

Value | 9 | 9 | 19 | 33 | 9 | 9 | 10 | 3.94 |

Retake | Yes: 83.8% No: 16.2% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Professor Krashinsky is an enthusiastic and engaging Professor whose sense of humour is appreciated greatly by the students taking the course. Most students appreciated the fact that he drew out his diagrams in class rather than bringing in prepared PowerPoint slides as this allowed students to see the process behind them. Overall it was a great learning experience. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Furlong, K. | Course Enrollment: 77 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2005 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 49.4% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 32 | 34 | 29 | 5.87 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 3 | 8 | 24 | 47 | 18 | 5.71 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 0 | 11 | 37 | 32 | 21 | 5.63 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 0 | 8 | 13 | 50 | 29 | 6.00 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 24 | 42 | 34 | 6.11 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 21 | 47 | 29 | 6.03 |

Workload | 0 | 3 | 3 | 54 | 35 | 3 | 3 | 4.41 |

Difficulty | 0 | 3 | 8 | 47 | 37 | 5 | 0 | 4.34 |

Value | 3 | 11 | 11 | 43 | 24 | 8 | 0 | 4.00 |

Retake | Yes: 55.9% No: 44.1% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Almost all students thought Prof. Furlong was an amazing professor. He was complimented on both his examples and his availability to students outside of class hours. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Cleveland, G. | Course Enrollment: 480 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2005 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 48.1% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 2 | 13 | 33 | 35 | 16 | 5.45 |

Evaluations | 2 | 1 | 5 | 16 | 33 | 30 | 13 | 5.16 |

Organization | 0 | 1 | 3 | 15 | 28 | 35 | 18 | 5.46 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 4 | 12 | 32 | 31 | 21 | 5.53 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 1 | 3 | 12 | 27 | 35 | 21 | 5.52 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 3 | 7 | 32 | 36 | 21 | 5.64 |

Workload | 1 | 1 | 2 | 40 | 27 | 17 | 12 | 4.91 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 24 | 28 | 29 | 18 | 5.39 |

Value | 6 | 7 | 13 | 43 | 14 | 10 | 7 | 4.12 |

Retake | Yes: 61.8% No: 38.2% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students were satisfied with Professor Cleveland as an instructor and felt he led them through the material well. A number of students were not happy with the second midterm and felt that it went beyond content that was covered in class. Students again note that tutorials were an important part of this class and the ability (or lack of ability) of each TA had an impact on students. success. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Krashinsky, M. | Course Enrollment: 296 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2005 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 52.0% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 1 | 1 | 10 | 27 | 35 | 27 | 5.75 |

Evaluations | 1 | 2 | 5 | 13 | 18 | 33 | 28 | 5.59 |

Organization | 1 | 1 | 1 | 9 | 24 | 32 | 32 | 5.81 |

Explanations | 0 | 1 | 1 | 8 | 23 | 35 | 32 | 5.87 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 1 | 1 | 7 | 18 | 31 | 41 | 5.98 |

Teaching | 0 | 1 | 1 | 8 | 21 | 37 | 33 | 5.92 |

Workload | 0 | 1 | 1 | 37 | 27 | 21 | 12 | 5.02 |

Difficulty | 0 | 1 | 1 | 25 | 31 | 23 | 18 | 5.29 |

Value | 7 | 10 | 16 | 40 | 13 | 8 | 6 | 3.89 |

Retake | Yes: 70.1% No: 29.9% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students found Professor Krashinsky to be an amusing and engaging instructor who held their attention in class and provided organized and detailed explanations. Some students disliked the fact that tutorial sections were running ahead of the applicable lecture material and felt this limited their ability to do exercises and prepare. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Furlong, K. | Course Enrollment: 40 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2004 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 65.0% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 4 | 4 | 42 | 42 | 8 | 5.46 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 8 | 23 | 38 | 27 | 4 | 4.96 |

Organization | 0 | 4 | 4 | 12 | 42 | 31 | 8 | 5.15 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 12 | 8 | 31 | 38 | 12 | 5.31 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 4 | 23 | 31 | 31 | 12 | 5.23 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 12 | 38 | 31 | 19 | 5.58 |

Workload | 0 | 4 | 4 | 63 | 17 | 4 | 8 | 4.38 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 12 | 36 | 20 | 24 | 8 | 4.80 |

Value | 13 | 8 | 17 | 33 | 13 | 8 | 8 | 3.83 |

Retake | Yes: 52.0% No: 48.0% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Many students felt that professor Furlong explained concepts and theories very well. Students appreciated his patience while answering students. questions and explaining course material. Some students expressed concern with the marking scheme and wanted more assignments and tests rather than a final exam worth 70%. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Krashinsky, M. | Course Enrollment: 357 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2004 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 68.0% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | 36 | 41 | 12 | 5.53 |

Evaluations | 0 | 1 | 3 | 16 | 33 | 33 | 13 | 5.33 |

Organization | 1 | 1 | 3 | 15 | 27 | 32 | 21 | 5.48 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 2 | 12 | 23 | 34 | 28 | 5.71 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 14 | 33 | 46 | 6.15 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 17 | 43 | 33 | 5.98 |

Workload | 2 | 3 | 4 | 50 | 26 | 9 | 6 | 4.47 |

Difficulty | 1 | 1 | 3 | 33 | 35 | 22 | 5 | 4.86 |

Value | 5 | 11 | 17 | 44 | 10 | 8 | 5 | 3.86 |

Retake | Yes: 76.5% No: 23.5% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students in this course were appreciative of Professor Krashinsky's use of humour in the classroom and found him to be an effective instructor. Most of the criticism related to his tendency to move off-topic. Some students were dissatisfied with the TAs for this course and felt they were unable to communicate effectively. |

ECMA06H: Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Cleveland, G. | Course Enrollment: 369 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2004 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 72.0% | ||||||

Questions | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Mean |

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 2 | 8 | 32 | 36 | 21 | 5.64 |

Evaluations | 0 | 1 | 3 | 17 | 31 | 32 | 16 | 5.38 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 2 | 7 | 28 | 38 | 25 | 5.78 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 2 | 12 | 30 | 33 | 23 | 5.64 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 2 | 7 | 27 | 38 | 26 | 5.77 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 2 | 5 | 19 | 44 | 31 | 5.98 |

Workload | 0 | 2 | 7 | 56 | 18 | 13 | 4 | 4.44 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 5 | 35 | 34 | 19 | 7 | 4.88 |

Value | 7 | 7 | 19 | 37 | 13 | 14 | 3 | 3.94 |

Retake | Yes: 75.2% No: 24.8% | |||||||

calendar, timetable Comments | ||||||||

Students were generally pleased with the quality of the course material and with the instructor. Concerns expressed relate to the difficulty of the material and to methods of evaluation that rely excessively on multiple choice answers and may not accurately reflect understanding of the material. |

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