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15 surveys for ECMA06

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 009191738175.36
Evaluations 60922282894.83
Organization 366222222195.00
Explanations 0011172225255.36
Enthusiasm 003141730335.80
Teaching 009172230225.42
Workload 0334930934.49
Difficulty 00336381464.83
Value 00636192264.84
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 70073825255.44
Evaluations 7077443275.00
Organization 70703838135.25
Explanations 7007325075.31
Enthusiasm 70003250135.50
Teaching 70703838135.25
Workload 707441913134.55
Difficulty 700383213134.75
Value 777251919134.59
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 10182335335.91
Evaluations 112102334325.80
Organization 11272233385.97
Explanations 10272334365.97
Enthusiasm 11161933416.06
Teaching 10161934406.07
Workload 12649221384.60
Difficulty 124402618104.82
Value 112262323185.32
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 04042735245.71
Evaluations 04482720315.58
Organization 080122716315.46
Explanations 0012122420275.42
Enthusiasm 004202412355.58
Teaching 001282412395.63
Workload 04839271244.50
Difficulty 04827351644.67
Value 008351224124.96
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 00161838376.03
Evaluations 003112333315.77
Organization 00161835406.08
Explanations 00161929456.11
Enthusiasm 00061327546.27
Teaching 00151733446.15
Workload 11444241874.74
Difficulty 013283423105.04
Value 49163914994.14
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 011102730315.78
Evaluations 102143227255.58
Organization 11292833275.72
Explanations 111102731295.74
Enthusiasm 10162632355.93
Teaching 02172532345.85
Workload 01145331194.78
Difficulty 00338331794.90
Value 551441168114.27
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 009172626225.35
Evaluations 0413172626134.96
Organization 049223022134.96
Explanations 00493017395.78
Enthusiasm 000221726355.74
Teaching 009132230265.52
Workload 0094330994.65
Difficulty 00939222294.83
Value 441352131304.04
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 014132935185.43
Evaluations 124143726165.26
Organization 017192525235.33
Explanations 126162927195.27
Enthusiasm 113102729315.68
Teaching 104142930225.48
Workload 01351271354.60
Difficulty 01234361984.95
Value 39153917874.13
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 10241438416.06
Evaluations 20251734405.97
Organization 10241233466.10
Explanations 10251030516.16
Enthusiasm 1113925596.29
Teaching 20021128556.24
Workload 132512112104.65
Difficulty 122392816124.85
Value 99193399103.94
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 00053234295.87
Evaluations 00382447185.71
Organization 000113732215.63
Explanations 00081350296.00
Enthusiasm 00002442346.11
Teaching 00032147296.03
Workload 0335435334.41
Difficulty 0384737504.34
Value 311114324804.00
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 002133335165.45
Evaluations 215163330135.16
Organization 013152835185.46
Explanations 004123231215.53
Enthusiasm 113122735215.52
Teaching 00373236215.64
Workload 112402717124.91
Difficulty 000242829185.39
Value 671343141074.12
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 011102735275.75
Evaluations 125131833285.59
Organization 11192432325.81
Explanations 01182335325.87
Enthusiasm 11171831415.98
Teaching 01182137335.92
Workload 011372721125.02
Difficulty 011253123185.29
Value 710164013863.89
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 0044424285.46
Evaluations 00823382744.96
Organization 04412423185.15
Explanations 001283138125.31
Enthusiasm 004233131125.23
Teaching 000123831195.58
Workload 0446317484.38
Difficulty 001236202484.80
Value 138173313883.83
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 000103641125.53
Evaluations 013163333135.33
Organization 113152732215.48
Explanations 002122334285.71
Enthusiasm 00241433466.15
Teaching 00161743335.98
Workload 2345026964.47
Difficulty 11333352254.86
Value 511174410853.86
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 00283236215.64
Evaluations 013173132165.38
Organization 00272838255.78
Explanations 002123033235.64
Enthusiasm 00272738265.77
Teaching 00251944315.98
Workload 02756181344.44
Difficulty 00535341974.88
Value 771937131433.94
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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