ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 98 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2007 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 46.9% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 7 | 0 | 3 | 27 | 27 | 31 | 7 | 4.87 |

Evaluations | 7 | 0 | 7 | 20 | 44 | 16 | 7 | 4.69 |

Organization | 7 | 5 | 18 | 9 | 29 | 22 | 9 | 4.55 |

Explanations | 7 | 0 | 7 | 31 | 22 | 27 | 7 | 4.69 |

Enthusiasm | 5 | 3 | 5 | 16 | 20 | 46 | 7 | 5.11 |

Teaching | 7 | 0 | 3 | 24 | 22 | 31 | 14 | 5.02 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 5 | 31 | 29 | 22 | 11 | 5.05 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 3 | 18 | 24 | 35 | 18 | 5.50 |

Value | 5 | 3 | 7 | 20 | 20 | 11 | 11 | 4.68 |

Retake | Yes: 42.9% No: 57.1% | |||||||

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

Students appreciated Professor Parkinson's enthusiasm and found him to be professional and knowledgeable. Nonetheless, many felt that his lecture notes could have been more organized and would have appreciated it had he posted them prior to class. Furthermore, some students remarked that the practice questions provided by the professor differed greatly from those on the midterm exam. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 96 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2007 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 54.2% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 2 | 0 | 24 | 29 | 33 | 14 | 5.31 |

Evaluations | 0 | 2 | 8 | 4 | 29 | 49 | 10 | 5.42 |

Organization | 2 | 6 | 4 | 8 | 39 | 31 | 12 | 5.13 |

Explanations | 0 | 2 | 10 | 16 | 43 | 18 | 14 | 5.04 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 4 | 2 | 12 | 25 | 35 | 22 | 5.51 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | 33 | 37 | 22 | 5.69 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 2 | 25 | 33 | 31 | 4 | 5.10 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 25 | 43 | 24 | 8 | 5.14 |

Value | 2 | 2 | 0 | 16 | 31 | 20 | 6 | 5.03 |

Retake | Yes: 66.7% No: 33.3% | |||||||

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

Though many students praised Professor Parkinson, some felt that his notes could have been more organized. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 82 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2007 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 58.5% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 2 | 8 | 23 | 38 | 19 | 10 | 4.94 |

Evaluations | 4 | 4 | 8 | 21 | 31 | 21 | 10 | 4.75 |

Organization | 0 | 6 | 17 | 23 | 27 | 15 | 13 | 4.65 |

Explanations | 2 | 2 | 15 | 17 | 26 | 26 | 13 | 4.89 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 2 | 6 | 13 | 29 | 33 | 17 | 5.35 |

Teaching | 0 | 2 | 4 | 25 | 38 | 19 | 13 | 5.04 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 44 | 31 | 25 | 0 | 4.81 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 26 | 38 | 32 | 4 | 5.15 |

Value | 2 | 2 | 2 | 17 | 44 | 17 | 17 | 5.15 |

Retake | Yes: 46.8% No: 53.2% | |||||||

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

Some students felt the Professor could have had better organized his lectures thus enabling for bmore effective preparation for exams and assignments. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 83 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2007 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 53.0% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 2 | 32 | 24 | 24 | 17 | 5.22 |

Evaluations | 0 | 5 | 2 | 17 | 32 | 32 | 12 | 5.20 |

Organization | 7 | 2 | 7 | 29 | 17 | 24 | 12 | 4.68 |

Explanations | 0 | 2 | 10 | 29 | 22 | 22 | 15 | 4.95 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 3 | 20 | 30 | 28 | 20 | 5.42 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 2 | 20 | 46 | 20 | 12 | 5.20 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 37 | 37 | 22 | 5 | 4.95 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 24 | 39 | 29 | 7 | 5.20 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 2 | 32 | 24 | 22 | 20 | 5.24 |

Retake | Yes: 51.3% No: 48.7% | |||||||

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

Many felt that Professor Parkinson was an effective instructor; However many thought the workload was high and explanations were often vague. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 50 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2007 | Section: 3 | Percent Response: 42.0% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 20 | 30 | 35 | 15 | 5.45 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 5 | 5 | 30 | 50 | 10 | 5.55 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | 25 | 45 | 20 | 5.75 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 0 | 20 | 30 | 35 | 15 | 5.45 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 5 | 5 | 25 | 20 | 45 | 5.95 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 50 | 20 | 25 | 5.65 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 5 | 25 | 45 | 15 | 10 | 5.00 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 5 | 30 | 25 | 20 | 20 | 5.20 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 6 | 39 | 17 | 17 | 22 | 5.11 |

Retake | Yes: 61.1% No: 38.9% | |||||||

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

Efficient professor, however, many felt that the assignments were quite challenging and that more examples would have helped. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 77 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2007 | Section: 4 | Percent Response: 50.7% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 3 | 5 | 5 | 13 | 23 | 38 | 13 | 5.15 |

Evaluations | 3 | 3 | 11 | 13 | 26 | 39 | 5 | 4.97 |

Organization | 3 | 8 | 8 | 18 | 23 | 28 | 13 | 4.87 |

Explanations | 3 | 8 | 5 | 18 | 21 | 33 | 13 | 4.97 |

Enthusiasm | 3 | 3 | 5 | 5 | 21 | 38 | 26 | 5.56 |

Teaching | 3 | 3 | 8 | 10 | 21 | 46 | 10 | 5.23 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 41 | 33 | 15 | 10 | 4.95 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 29 | 37 | 16 | 18 | 5.24 |

Value | 3 | 3 | 3 | 28 | 41 | 15 | 8 | 4.79 |

Retake | Yes: 59.0% No: 41.0% | |||||||

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

Students found Professor Parkinson to be very enthusiastic; however, many felt the assignments were hard and this course was too fast-paced. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 105 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2006 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 56.2% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 4 | 20 | 36 | 27 | 14 | 5.29 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 2 | 23 | 30 | 26 | 19 | 5.39 |

Organization | 2 | 5 | 5 | 21 | 30 | 18 | 19 | 5.02 |

Explanations | 4 | 2 | 9 | 18 | 26 | 28 | 14 | 5.02 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 2 | 14 | 30 | 32 | 23 | 5.60 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 5 | 18 | 30 | 37 | 11 | 5.30 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 2 | 53 | 32 | 11 | 4 | 4.61 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 5 | 32 | 43 | 13 | 7 | 4.84 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 8 | 43 | 25 | 17 | 8 | 4.74 |

Retake | Yes: 51.8% No: 48.2% | |||||||

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

Students found Professor Parkinson to be good instructor, who was knowledgeable about the subject matter and an effective communicator. However, the course material could be challenging, and students felt that more practical examples in class would add interest and better prepare them for the exams. While informative, Professor Parkinson's impromptu notes could be difficult to follow, and students felt that more frequent breaks throughout the three-hour lecture would help them retain more information. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 67 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2006 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 61.2% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 3 | 5 | 13 | 43 | 28 | 10 | 5.17 |

Evaluations | 0 | 5 | 5 | 8 | 43 | 28 | 13 | 5.20 |

Organization | 5 | 0 | 15 | 10 | 35 | 23 | 13 | 4.88 |

Explanations | 8 | 3 | 10 | 15 | 30 | 20 | 15 | 4.78 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 5 | 3 | 40 | 23 | 30 | 5.70 |

Teaching | 3 | 3 | 8 | 5 | 33 | 40 | 10 | 5.22 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 62 | 21 | 18 | 0 | 4.56 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 31 | 38 | 26 | 5 | 5.05 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 3 | 33 | 36 | 21 | 8 | 4.97 |

Retake | Yes: 55.3% No: 44.7% | |||||||

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

Students generally enjoyed the course and remarked on the professor's knowledge, enthusiasm, and communication skills. Overwhelming majority of students felt that more numeric examples (as opposed to textbook theory) would be beneficial. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 83 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2006 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 62.7% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 10 | 18 | 39 | 27 | 6 | 5.02 |

Evaluations | 0 | 2 | 2 | 24 | 31 | 29 | 12 | 5.20 |

Organization | 0 | 8 | 12 | 22 | 16 | 33 | 10 | 4.84 |

Explanations | 0 | 4 | 8 | 22 | 20 | 38 | 8 | 5.04 |

Enthusiasm | 2 | 0 | 4 | 22 | 22 | 35 | 16 | 5.29 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 4 | 24 | 27 | 37 | 8 | 5.22 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 2 | 39 | 33 | 22 | 4 | 4.88 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 14 | 45 | 29 | 12 | 5.39 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 4 | 34 | 19 | 26 | 17 | 5.17 |

Retake | Yes: 41.3% No: 58.7% | |||||||

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

Students felt that Professor Parkinson's lectures didn't accurately reflect the material on the exam. Mostly theoretical material was covered while the exams were mostly mathematical in nature. Students commented on the lack of examples provided in class and many felt that a tutorial would have been helpful. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 47 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2006 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 53.2% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 8 | 29 | 38 | 25 | 5.79 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 0 | 13 | 33 | 29 | 25 | 5.67 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 4 | 8 | 21 | 42 | 25 | 5.75 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 13 | 13 | 29 | 25 | 21 | 5.29 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 21 | 50 | 29 | 6.08 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 38 | 33 | 25 | 5.79 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 4 | 46 | 21 | 17 | 13 | 4.88 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 8 | 25 | 29 | 25 | 13 | 5.08 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 5 | 23 | 23 | 36 | 14 | 5.32 |

Retake | Yes: 73.9% No: 26.1% | |||||||

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

Professor Parkinson was regarded as an enthusiastic lecturer. More numerical examples in class would have been helpful. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 64 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2006 | Section: 3 | Percent Response: 53.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 21 | 39 | 24 | 15 | 5.33 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 3 | 15 | 30 | 39 | 12 | 5.42 |

Organization | 0 | 3 | 6 | 15 | 27 | 33 | 15 | 5.27 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 3 | 18 | 36 | 30 | 12 | 5.30 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3 | 42 | 39 | 12 | 5.55 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 13 | 45 | 32 | 10 | 5.39 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 30 | 48 | 12 | 9 | 5.00 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 3 | 24 | 36 | 24 | 12 | 5.18 |

Value | 0 | 3 | 0 | 38 | 31 | 22 | 6 | 4.88 |

Retake | Yes: 58.6% No: 41.4% | |||||||

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

Professor Parkinson is a good lecturer however he was criticized for the low use of and choice of examples. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 73 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2006 | Section: 4 | Percent Response: 54.8% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 5 | 3 | 3 | 13 | 33 | 20 | 25 | 5.25 |

Evaluations | 5 | 3 | 8 | 10 | 40 | 20 | 15 | 4.97 |

Organization | 5 | 3 | 5 | 13 | 35 | 23 | 18 | 5.08 |

Explanations | 3 | 5 | 8 | 15 | 33 | 18 | 20 | 5.03 |

Enthusiasm | 5 | 3 | 5 | 15 | 18 | 23 | 31 | 5.31 |

Teaching | 3 | 5 | 3 | 15 | 23 | 33 | 20 | 5.28 |

Workload | 3 | 3 | 0 | 48 | 25 | 10 | 13 | 4.70 |

Difficulty | 3 | 3 | 0 | 35 | 30 | 10 | 20 | 4.97 |

Value | 0 | 5 | 0 | 29 | 37 | 11 | 18 | 5.03 |

Retake | Yes: 51.4% No: 48.6% | |||||||

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

Professor Parkinson is enthusiastic however his examples could use improvement. Some students felt that a tutorial/access to a T.A. would have been beneficial. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 70 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2005 | Lecture: 30 | Percent Response: 47.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 3 | 0 | 6 | 15 | 36 | 27 | 12 | 5.12 |

Evaluations | 6 | 3 | 0 | 12 | 39 | 33 | 6 | 5.00 |

Organization | 3 | 0 | 3 | 12 | 27 | 39 | 15 | 5.39 |

Explanations | 6 | 0 | 3 | 18 | 30 | 30 | 12 | 5.06 |

Enthusiasm | 6 | 0 | 0 | 15 | 21 | 42 | 15 | 5.33 |

Teaching | 6 | 0 | 3 | 9 | 30 | 39 | 12 | 5.24 |

Workload | 3 | 0 | 0 | 48 | 24 | 18 | 6 | 4.70 |

Difficulty | 3 | 0 | 3 | 16 | 42 | 23 | 13 | 5.13 |

Value | 3 | 0 | 3 | 34 | 31 | 10 | 17 | 4.90 |

Retake | Yes: 48.4% No: 51.6% | |||||||

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

Professor Parkinson was regarded as a good Professor by those who took the course however students commented that the three hour lecture was too long to be able to pay full attention to. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 39 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2005 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 41.0% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 13 | 13 | 63 | 13 | 5.75 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 6 | 19 | 31 | 25 | 19 | 5.31 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 31 | 25 | 38 | 5.94 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 38 | 44 | 13 | 5.63 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 38 | 38 | 19 | 5.69 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 19 | 19 | 56 | 6 | 5.50 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 6 | 25 | 63 | 6 | 0 | 4.69 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 6 | 13 | 63 | 13 | 6 | 5.00 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 7 | 36 | 29 | 29 | 0 | 4.79 |

Retake | Yes: 66.7% No: 33.3% | |||||||

calendar, timetable No Comments |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 42 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2005 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 57.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 8 | 4 | 25 | 46 | 17 | 5.58 |

Evaluations | 0 | 4 | 4 | 13 | 42 | 29 | 8 | 5.13 |

Organization | 0 | 4 | 0 | 8 | 29 | 42 | 17 | 5.54 |

Explanations | 0 | 4 | 8 | 13 | 8 | 50 | 17 | 5.42 |

Enthusiasm | 4 | 0 | 0 | 17 | 4 | 54 | 21 | 5.63 |

Teaching | 0 | 4 | 4 | 8 | 29 | 38 | 17 | 5.42 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 8 | 54 | 29 | 8 | 0 | 4.38 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 4 | 38 | 38 | 21 | 0 | 4.75 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 5 | 45 | 32 | 14 | 5 | 4.68 |

Retake | Yes: 60.9% No: 39.1% | |||||||

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

Students commented that Professor Parkinson was a good Professor however he needs to provide more mathematical examples in class rather than teaching the purely theoretical. Many students also felt that the difficulty of course material warranted there being tutorial sections for the class. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 71 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2005 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 95.8% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 1 | 3 | 10 | 38 | 29 | 15 | 3 | 4.47 |

Evaluations | 4 | 13 | 18 | 34 | 19 | 10 | 1 | 3.87 |

Organization | 9 | 4 | 12 | 28 | 31 | 10 | 4 | 4.18 |

Explanations | 4 | 13 | 13 | 25 | 28 | 10 | 6 | 4.13 |

Enthusiasm | 3 | 6 | 7 | 19 | 29 | 19 | 16 | 4.88 |

Teaching | 4 | 10 | 7 | 25 | 25 | 22 | 4 | 4.42 |

Workload | 1 | 6 | 1 | 48 | 25 | 13 | 4 | 4.48 |

Difficulty | 1 | 0 | 1 | 19 | 34 | 34 | 10 | 5.26 |

Value | 0 | 3 | 8 | 27 | 24 | 23 | 15 | 5.02 |

Retake | Yes: 21.0% No: 79.0% | |||||||

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

Students in this class note that the mid-term was particularly difficult and daunting. Several also note that a three-hour lecture is very long with only one break and felt they were not able to focus the entire time. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 55 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2005 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 52.7% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 3 | 0 | 28 | 28 | 28 | 14 | 5.17 |

Evaluations | 0 | 7 | 3 | 55 | 24 | 7 | 3 | 4.31 |

Organization | 0 | 7 | 3 | 21 | 34 | 10 | 24 | 5.10 |

Explanations | 0 | 3 | 7 | 28 | 21 | 14 | 28 | 5.17 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 3 | 10 | 14 | 10 | 45 | 17 | 5.34 |

Teaching | 0 | 3 | 3 | 10 | 41 | 24 | 17 | 5.31 |

Workload | 0 | 3 | 14 | 31 | 24 | 28 | 0 | 4.59 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 34 | 34 | 24 | 7 | 5.03 |

Value | 0 | 4 | 0 | 41 | 26 | 22 | 7 | 4.85 |

Retake | Yes: 46.4% No: 53.6% | |||||||

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

Students in this course reference Professor Parkinson's organization, which they felt was helpful and beneficial, but request additional examples in class. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 72 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2005 | Section: 3 | Percent Response: 63.9% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 2 | 7 | 20 | 46 | 22 | 4 | 4.91 |

Evaluations | 4 | 0 | 28 | 28 | 24 | 11 | 4 | 4.17 |

Organization | 4 | 2 | 13 | 31 | 20 | 13 | 16 | 4.62 |

Explanations | 9 | 0 | 7 | 27 | 40 | 13 | 4 | 4.47 |

Enthusiasm | 2 | 4 | 9 | 11 | 22 | 37 | 15 | 5.17 |

Teaching | 2 | 4 | 7 | 11 | 43 | 28 | 4 | 4.91 |

Workload | 0 | 2 | 9 | 36 | 33 | 16 | 4 | 4.64 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 14 | 30 | 32 | 25 | 5.68 |

Value | 0 | 2 | 5 | 34 | 15 | 27 | 17 | 5.10 |

Retake | Yes: 28.6% No: 71.4% | |||||||

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

Students repeat comments from other sections of this course regarding a desire for more numerical examples in class and a few felt the midterm was either excessively difficult or else not representative of material covered in class. A few suggest that the grading scheme (two tests worth 50% each) was not appropriate. The difficulty of learning three hours at a stretch was referenced again. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 36 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2005 | Section: 4 | Percent Response: 72.2% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 4 | 16 | 40 | 36 | 4 | 5.20 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 20 | 36 | 24 | 16 | 4 | 4.48 |

Organization | 0 | 4 | 0 | 12 | 36 | 36 | 12 | 5.36 |

Explanations | 0 | 4 | 0 | 12 | 36 | 32 | 16 | 5.40 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 4 | 0 | 4 | 24 | 44 | 24 | 5.76 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 4 | 4 | 39 | 43 | 9 | 5.48 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 4 | 54 | 29 | 13 | 0 | 4.50 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 30 | 57 | 9 | 5.70 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 0 | 26 | 13 | 52 | 9 | 5.43 |

Retake | Yes: 40.9% No: 59.1% | |||||||

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

Students in course repeat comments from other sections (esp. regarding the 50/50 grading structure which they didn't like) but they also reference Professor Parkinson's professionalism and competence and felt he fulfilled his role well. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 49 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2004 | Lecture: 30 | Percent Response: 71.4% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 3 | 14 | 20 | 34 | 26 | 3 | 4.74 |

Evaluations | 6 | 0 | 20 | 40 | 26 | 9 | 0 | 4.06 |

Organization | 0 | 9 | 9 | 9 | 46 | 11 | 17 | 4.94 |

Explanations | 3 | 6 | 17 | 23 | 20 | 23 | 9 | 4.54 |

Enthusiasm | 3 | 3 | 3 | 23 | 29 | 29 | 11 | 5.03 |

Teaching | 3 | 3 | 9 | 23 | 31 | 26 | 6 | 4.77 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 12 | 41 | 15 | 26 | 6 | 4.74 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 17 | 20 | 43 | 20 | 5.66 |

Value | 3 | 0 | 3 | 26 | 29 | 20 | 20 | 5.17 |

Retake | Yes: 41.9% No: 58.1% | |||||||

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

Many students felt that the method of testing did not adequately reflect the material presented in class. His lectures are fast paced, very complex and detail oriented. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 44 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2004 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 72.7% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 29 | 48 | 19 | 3 | 4.97 |

Evaluations | 0 | 3 | 16 | 35 | 39 | 6 | 0 | 4.29 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 3 | 23 | 26 | 32 | 16 | 5.35 |

Explanations | 0 | 3 | 13 | 26 | 26 | 26 | 6 | 4.77 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 23 | 19 | 45 | 13 | 5.48 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 3 | 25 | 34 | 34 | 3 | 5.09 |

Workload | 0 | 3 | 3 | 50 | 28 | 13 | 3 | 4.53 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 23 | 23 | 40 | 13 | 5.43 |

Value | 0 | 3 | 7 | 37 | 20 | 27 | 7 | 4.80 |

Retake | Yes: 36.7% No: 63.3% | |||||||

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

Many students felt that although Professor Parkinson explained theories well, he needed to provide more mathematical examples. They were also concerned with the 50/50 midterm and final exam and thought that including other methods of evaluation would be fairer. Some students also felt that the three hour lectures were too long and that Professor Parkinson should have more office hours. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 70 | |||||||

Session: Summer 2004 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 68.6% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 4 | 17 | 37 | 30 | 11 | 5.26 |

Evaluations | 4 | 0 | 18 | 18 | 36 | 18 | 7 | 4.60 |

Organization | 2 | 2 | 2 | 9 | 27 | 36 | 22 | 5.51 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 13 | 13 | 40 | 20 | 13 | 5.07 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 7 | 9 | 36 | 33 | 16 | 5.42 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 7 | 13 | 33 | 33 | 15 | 5.37 |

Workload | 0 | 2 | 5 | 34 | 32 | 25 | 2 | 4.80 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 2 | 19 | 37 | 33 | 9 | 5.28 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 0 | 27 | 34 | 24 | 15 | 5.27 |

Retake | Yes: 38.5% No: 61.5% | |||||||

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

Please see lecture one of this class, above. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 76 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2004 | Section: 3 | Percent Response: 50.0% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 3 | 3 | 0 | 17 | 9 | 51 | 17 | 5.49 |

Evaluations | 3 | 3 | 0 | 17 | 34 | 31 | 11 | 5.17 |

Organization | 6 | 0 | 0 | 14 | 17 | 34 | 29 | 5.54 |

Explanations | 6 | 0 | 0 | 20 | 14 | 31 | 29 | 5.46 |

Enthusiasm | 6 | 0 | 0 | 17 | 11 | 34 | 31 | 5.57 |

Teaching | 6 | 0 | 3 | 6 | 20 | 31 | 34 | 5.66 |

Workload | 0 | 3 | 3 | 56 | 26 | 6 | 6 | 4.47 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 9 | 38 | 29 | 15 | 9 | 4.76 |

Value | 0 | 6 | 3 | 35 | 26 | 13 | 16 | 4.84 |

Retake | Yes: 62.5% No: 37.5% | |||||||

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

Students appreciated this course and the methods of instruction. Some observed that tests were challenging or tricky, which is not to be confused with unreasonably difficult. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 52 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2004 | Section: 4 | Percent Response: 96.0% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 12 | 33 | 43 | 12 | 5.55 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 12 | 20 | 31 | 27 | 10 | 5.02 |

Organization | 0 | 2 | 8 | 2 | 23 | 42 | 23 | 5.63 |

Explanations | 4 | 4 | 0 | 7 | 28 | 48 | 9 | 5.28 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 29 | 35 | 31 | 5.90 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 33 | 38 | 23 | 5.75 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 4 | 35 | 29 | 27 | 6 | 4.96 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 25 | 38 | 23 | 15 | 5.27 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 4 | 29 | 29 | 19 | 19 | 5.19 |

Retake | Yes: 66.7% No: 33.3% | |||||||

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

Students in this course were positive about Professor Parkinson's classroom style and instruction but were critical of the course TA and felt the tutorials were not necessarily useful. Quite a few students felt that the distribution of the final grade, with 50% resting with a midterm and 50% with a final was not reasonable and did not properly reflect students' abilities. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 70 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2003 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 66.0% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | 34 | 43 | 10 | 5.50 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 4 | 26 | 34 | 26 | 8 | 5.10 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 28 | 42 | 24 | 5.90 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 2 | 19 | 26 | 34 | 17 | 5.50 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 26 | 41 | 26 | 5.80 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 36 | 34 | 23 | 5.80 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 2 | 62 | 24 | 6 | 4 | 4.50 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 48 | 28 | 17 | 4 | 4.80 |

Value | 0 | 0 | 2 | 31 | 27 | 20 | 18 | 5.20 |

Retake | Yes: 55.0% No: 45.0% | |||||||

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

Students in this course were appreciative of Professor Parkinson's clear explanations and found lectures to be well organized however students expressed the need for more numerical examples during lectures. Some students noted that the multiple choice questions were rather challenging. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 118 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2003 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 66.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 2 | 2 | 7 | 11 | 53 | 18 | 3 | 4.65 |

Evaluations | 2 | 6 | 12 | 44 | 25 | 5 | 2 | 3.95 |

Organization | 2 | 2 | 7 | 24 | 33 | 25 | 3 | 4.59 |

Explanations | 3 | 2 | 10 | 16 | 38 | 18 | 9 | 4.62 |

Enthusiasm | 1 | 0 | 5 | 13 | 36 | 32 | 10 | 5.10 |

Teaching | 2 | 2 | 2 | 16 | 38 | 32 | 5 | 4.93 |

Workload | 1 | 1 | 4 | 44 | 25 | 16 | 8 | 4.68 |

Difficulty | 1 | 1 | 0 | 38 | 28 | 24 | 6 | 4.81 |

Value | 0 | 2 | 0 | 52 | 31 | 12 | 2 | 4.53 |

Retake | Yes: 46.0% No: 53.0% | |||||||

calendar, timetable No Comments |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 53 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2003 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 81.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 7 | 15 | 30 | 40 | 7 | 5.20 |

Evaluations | 2 | 5 | 7 | 22 | 37 | 22 | 2 | 4.52 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 7 | 7 | 33 | 35 | 15 | 5.29 |

Explanations | 0 | 2 | 7 | 7 | 41 | 29 | 12 | 5.16 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 7 | 7 | 37 | 35 | 12 | 5.28 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 10 | 7 | 30 | 43 | 7 | 5.15 |

Workload | 2 | 0 | 5 | 32 | 25 | 30 | 5 | 4.85 |

Difficulty | 0 | 2 | 0 | 28 | 33 | 30 | 5 | 4.96 |

Value | 3 | 0 | 3 | 42 | 30 | 15 | 3 | 4.41 |

Retake | Yes: 42.0% No: 57.0% | |||||||

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

Professor Parkinson is found to be a great professor who is encouraging and very enthusiastic about macroeconomic theory. The midterm and final in this course were found to be tricky for some students. In addition, many students believed they would have benefited from a tutorial for this course. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 74 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2002 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 90.5% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 12 | 35 | 37 | 14 | 5.43 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 1 | 14 | 39 | 34 | 10 | 5.28 |

Organization | 0 | 1 | 4 | 10 | 21 | 46 | 14 | 5.33 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 4 | 15 | 23 | 42 | 12 | 5.23 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 0 | 3 | 8 | 22 | 41 | 24 | 5.65 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 23 | 50 | 20 | 5.71 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 53 | 21 | 15 | 9 | 4.70 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 29 | 37 | 23 | 9 | 5.02 |

Value | 4 | 2 | 2 | 31 | 27 | 22 | 9 | 4.68 |

Retake | Yes: 55.0% No: 44.0% | |||||||

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

Students find Professor Parkinson to be very effective as a professor. He was enthusiastic and helpful. One criticism was that there were not enough numerical examples- it was mostly theory. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Drost, H. | Course Enrollment: 76 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2002 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 82.9% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 1 | 6 | 26 | 34 | 22 | 7 | 4.75 |

Evaluations | 0 | 3 | 4 | 20 | 44 | 22 | 4 | 4.78 |

Organization | 3 | 8 | 6 | 22 | 32 | 22 | 4 | 4.45 |

Explanations | 0 | 7 | 4 | 26 | 28 | 22 | 9 | 4.65 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 4 | 3 | 26 | 34 | 21 | 9 | 4.80 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 6 | 19 | 34 | 27 | 11 | 5.03 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 3 | 34 | 37 | 21 | 3 | 4.77 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 1 | 19 | 39 | 26 | 13 | 5.21 |

Value | 2 | 2 | 8 | 37 | 20 | 25 | 4 | 4.56 |

Retake | Yes: 55.0% No: 44.0% | |||||||

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

Students found Macroeconomics by Professor Drost to be taught well. They found him to be enthusiastic however, a little fast paced at times. Some students also expressed that the assignments and tests were tricky. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 92 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2002 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 59.8% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 2 | 2 | 13 | 41 | 39 | 4 | 5.30 |

Evaluations | 2 | 4 | 13 | 28 | 34 | 17 | 2 | 4.47 |

Organization | 0 | 2 | 4 | 13 | 40 | 25 | 16 | 5.30 |

Explanations | 0 | 2 | 4 | 9 | 22 | 46 | 17 | 5.57 |

Enthusiasm | 2 | 0 | 2 | 15 | 28 | 43 | 11 | 5.43 |

Teaching | 2 | 0 | 2 | 13 | 29 | 51 | 4 | 5.39 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 4 | 34 | 43 | 11 | 8 | 4.85 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 22 | 33 | 31 | 13 | 5.30 |

Value | 0 | 2 | 2 | 39 | 39 | 17 | 0 | 4.63 |

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

calendar, timetable No Comments |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 68 | |||||||

Session: Winter 2002 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 47.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 0 | 0 | 0 | 26 | 48 | 23 | 3 | 5.00 |

Evaluations | 0 | 0 | 6 | 32 | 45 | 10 | 6 | 4.73 |

Organization | 0 | 0 | 6 | 13 | 52 | 19 | 10 | 5.14 |

Explanations | 0 | 0 | 3 | 29 | 32 | 26 | 10 | 5.11 |

Enthusiasm | 3 | 0 | 0 | 13 | 34 | 44 | 6 | 5.31 |

Teaching | 0 | 0 | 0 | 19 | 32 | 45 | 3 | 5.27 |

Workload | 0 | 6 | 6 | 63 | 16 | 9 | 0 | 4.16 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 45 | 48 | 3 | 3 | 4.59 |

Value | 0 | 3 | 3 | 45 | 28 | 10 | 10 | 4.65 |

Retake | Yes: 55.0% No: 45.0% | |||||||

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

Students found that Professor Parkinson put a great deal of work into his lectures and websites to help students. He was very well organized and ran well-planned lectures. |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Parkinson, J. | Course Enrollment: 91 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2001 | Section: 1 | Percent Response: 70.3% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 2 | 2 | 2 | 29 | 29 | 30 | 8 | 5.10 |

Evaluations | 5 | 0 | 13 | 33 | 21 | 23 | 5 | 4.54 |

Organization | 2 | 6 | 6 | 18 | 27 | 31 | 10 | 4.95 |

Explanations | 3 | 3 | 13 | 26 | 18 | 27 | 10 | 4.74 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 2 | 3 | 16 | 31 | 29 | 19 | 5.39 |

Teaching | 2 | 2 | 2 | 26 | 21 | 32 | 16 | 5.25 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 49 | 36 | 13 | 2 | 4.68 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 25 | 43 | 22 | 10 | 5.17 |

Value | 0 | 4 | 8 | 36 | 26 | 22 | 4 | 4.66 |

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

calendar, timetable No Comments |

ECMB06H: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy: A Mathematical Approach | ||||||||

Instructor: Drost, H. | Course Enrollment: 106 | |||||||

Session: Fall 2001 | Section: 2 | Percent Response: 82.1% | ||||||

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

Communicates | 1 | 2 | 11 | 30 | 39 | 13 | 4 | 4.60 |

Evaluations | 0 | 4 | 10 | 31 | 26 | 23 | 7 | 4.79 |

Organization | 2 | 4 | 14 | 29 | 32 | 15 | 4 | 4.46 |

Explanations | 1 | 6 | 17 | 33 | 29 | 11 | 4 | 4.35 |

Enthusiasm | 0 | 4 | 6 | 26 | 36 | 23 | 6 | 4.90 |

Teaching | 0 | 5 | 5 | 24 | 36 | 25 | 6 | 4.93 |

Workload | 0 | 0 | 0 | 53 | 36 | 6 | 5 | 4.63 |

Difficulty | 0 | 0 | 0 | 28 | 36 | 22 | 14 | 5.22 |

Value | 2 | 2 | 6 | 55 | 22 | 12 | 0 | 4.26 |

Retake | Yes: 40.0% No: 60.0% | |||||||

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

Professor Drost was a good instructor that presented clear examples to illustrate theories. It was difficult to see him for extra help outside of class time because of his position as a professor at York University. There was no clear transition between topics and Drost moved quickly from topic to topic. Classes should be broken into multiple one hour sessions. |

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