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33 surveys for ECMB06

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 70327273174.87
Evaluations 70720441674.69
Organization 75189292294.55
Explanations 70731222774.69
Enthusiasm 53516204675.11
Teaching 703242231145.02
Workload 005312922115.05
Difficulty 003182435185.50
Value 537202011114.68
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 020242933145.31
Evaluations 02842949105.42
Organization 26483931125.13
Explanations 0210164318145.04
Enthusiasm 042122535225.51
Teaching 000103337225.69
Workload 00225333145.10
Difficulty 00025432485.14
Value 22016312065.03
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 028233819104.94
Evaluations 448213121104.75
Organization 0617232715134.65
Explanations 2215172626134.89
Enthusiasm 026132933175.35
Teaching 024253819135.04
Workload 00044312504.81
Difficulty 00026383245.15
Value 222174417175.15
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 002322424175.22
Evaluations 052173232125.20
Organization 727291724124.68
Explanations 0210292222154.95
Enthusiasm 003203028205.42
Teaching 002204620125.20
Workload 00037372254.95
Difficulty 00024392975.20
Value 002322422205.24
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 000203035155.45
Evaluations 00553050105.55
Organization 000102545205.75
Explanations 000203035155.45
Enthusiasm 00552520455.95
Teaching 00055020255.65
Workload 005254515105.00
Difficulty 005302520205.20
Value 006391717225.11
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 355132338135.15
Evaluations 331113263954.97
Organization 388182328134.87
Explanations 385182133134.97
Enthusiasm 33552138265.56
Teaching 338102146105.23
Workload 000413315104.95
Difficulty 000293716185.24
Value 33328411584.79
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 004203627145.29
Evaluations 002233026195.39
Organization 255213018195.02
Explanations 429182628145.02
Enthusiasm 002143032235.60
Teaching 005183037115.30
Workload 00253321144.61
Difficulty 00532431374.84
Value 00843251784.74
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 035134328105.17
Evaluations 05584328135.20
Organization 5015103523134.88
Explanations 8310153020154.78
Enthusiasm 00534023305.70
Teaching 33853340105.22
Workload 00062211804.56
Difficulty 00031382655.05
Value 00333362184.97
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 001018392765.02
Evaluations 022243129125.20
Organization 0812221633104.84
Explanations 04822203885.04
Enthusiasm 204222235165.29
Teaching 00424273785.22
Workload 00239332244.88
Difficulty 000144529125.39
Value 004341926175.17
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 00082938255.79
Evaluations 000133329255.67
Organization 00482142255.75
Explanations 0013132925215.29
Enthusiasm 00002150296.08
Teaching 00043833255.79
Workload 004462117134.88
Difficulty 008252925135.08
Value 005232336145.32
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 000213924155.33
Evaluations 003153039125.42
Organization 036152733155.27
Explanations 003183630125.30
Enthusiasm 00334239125.55
Teaching 000134532105.39
Workload 00030481295.00
Difficulty 003243624125.18
Value 03038312264.88
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 533133320255.25
Evaluations 538104020154.97
Organization 535133523185.08
Explanations 358153318205.03
Enthusiasm 535151823315.31
Teaching 353152333205.28
Workload 330482510134.70
Difficulty 330353010204.97
Value 050293711185.03
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 306153627125.12
Evaluations 63012393365.00
Organization 303122739155.39
Explanations 603183030125.06
Enthusiasm 600152142155.33
Teaching 60393039125.24
Workload 30048241864.70
Difficulty 303164223135.13
Value 303343110174.90
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 000131363135.75
Evaluations 006193125195.31
Organization 00063125385.94
Explanations 00063844135.63
Enthusiasm 00063838195.69
Teaching 00019195665.50
Workload 0062563604.69
Difficulty 00613631365.00
Value 00736292904.79
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 00842546175.58
Evaluations 04413422985.13
Organization 04082942175.54
Explanations 04813850175.42
Enthusiasm 40017454215.63
Teaching 04482938175.42
Workload 0085429804.38
Difficulty 00438382104.75
Value 00545321454.68
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 131038291534.47
Evaluations 4131834191013.87
Organization 941228311044.18
Explanations 4131325281064.13
Enthusiasm 367192919164.88
Teaching 410725252244.42
Workload 16148251344.48
Difficulty 101193434105.26
Value 038272423155.02
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 030282828145.17
Evaluations 0735524734.31
Organization 073213410245.10
Explanations 037282114285.17
Enthusiasm 0310141045175.34
Teaching 033104124175.31
Workload 031431242804.59
Difficulty 00034342475.03
Value 04041262274.85
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 02720462244.91
Evaluations 402828241144.17
Organization 4213312013164.62
Explanations 90727401344.47
Enthusiasm 249112237155.17
Teaching 24711432844.91
Workload 02936331644.64
Difficulty 000143032255.68
Value 025341527175.10
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 00416403645.20
Evaluations 002036241644.48
Organization 040123636125.36
Explanations 040123632165.40
Enthusiasm 04042444245.76
Teaching 0044394395.48
Workload 00454291304.50
Difficulty 0004305795.70
Value 00026135295.43
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 031420342634.74
Evaluations 60204026904.06
Organization 09994611174.94
Explanations 361723202394.54
Enthusiasm 333232929115.03
Teaching 33923312664.77
Workload 001241152664.74
Difficulty 000172043205.66
Value 303262920205.17
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 00029481934.97
Evaluations 03163539604.29
Organization 003232632165.35
Explanations 031326262664.77
Enthusiasm 000231945135.48
Teaching 00325343435.09
Workload 03350281334.53
Difficulty 000232340135.43
Value 03737202774.80
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 004173730115.26
Evaluations 401818361874.60
Organization 22292736225.51
Explanations 0013134020135.07
Enthusiasm 00793633165.42
Teaching 007133333155.37
Workload 02534322524.80
Difficulty 00219373395.28
Value 000273424155.27
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 33017951175.49
Evaluations 330173431115.17
Organization 600141734295.54
Explanations 600201431295.46
Enthusiasm 600171134315.57
Teaching 60362031345.66
Workload 0335626664.47
Difficulty 00938291594.76
Value 063352613164.84
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 000123343125.55
Evaluations 0012203127105.02
Organization 02822342235.63
Explanations 4407284895.28
Enthusiasm 00062935315.90
Teaching 00243338235.75
Workload 00435292764.96
Difficulty 000253823155.27
Value 004292919195.19
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 000103443105.50
Evaluations 00426342685.10
Organization 00042842245.90
Explanations 002192634175.50
Enthusiasm 00242641265.80
Teaching 00043634235.80
Workload 0026224644.50
Difficulty 00048281744.80
Value 002312720185.20
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 22711531834.65
Evaluations 26124425523.95
Organization 22724332534.59
Explanations 321016381894.62
Enthusiasm 105133632105.10
Teaching 22216383254.93
Workload 11444251684.68
Difficulty 11038282464.81
Value 02052311224.53
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 00715304075.20
Evaluations 25722372224.52
Organization 00773335155.29
Explanations 02774129125.16
Enthusiasm 00773735125.28
Teaching 00107304375.15
Workload 20532253054.85
Difficulty 02028333054.96
Value 30342301534.41
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 000123537145.43
Evaluations 001143934105.28
Organization 014102146145.33
Explanations 004152342125.23
Enthusiasm 00382241245.65
Teaching 00042350205.71
Workload 00053211594.70
Difficulty 00029372395.02
Value 42231272294.68
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 01626342274.75
Evaluations 03420442244.78
Organization 38622322244.45
Explanations 07426282294.65
Enthusiasm 04326342194.80
Teaching 006193427115.03
Workload 00334372134.77
Difficulty 001193926135.21
Value 22837202544.56
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 02213413945.30
Evaluations 241328341724.47
Organization 024134025165.30
Explanations 02492246175.57
Enthusiasm 202152843115.43
Teaching 20213295145.39
Workload 00434431184.85
Difficulty 000223331135.30
Value 02239391704.63
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 00026482335.00
Evaluations 00632451064.73
Organization 006135219105.14
Explanations 003293226105.11
Enthusiasm 30013344465.31
Teaching 00019324535.27
Workload 0666316904.16
Difficulty 0004548334.59
Value 033452810104.65
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 22229293085.10
Evaluations 501333212354.54
Organization 266182731104.95
Explanations 3313261827104.74
Enthusiasm 023163129195.39
Teaching 222262132165.25
Workload 00049361324.68
Difficulty 000254322105.17
Value 04836262244.66
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 121130391344.60
Evaluations 041031262374.79
Organization 241429321544.46
Explanations 161733291144.35
Enthusiasm 04626362364.90
Teaching 05524362564.93
Workload 0005336654.63
Difficulty 000283622145.22
Value 22655221204.26
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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