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8 surveys for EESA05

EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 211
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 124193129155.24
Evaluations 126192931135.19
Organization 112113726225.48
Explanations 102123028275.63
Enthusiasm 212123126265.50
Teaching 113183230155.30
Workload 11263151174.52
Difficulty 10355217124.67
Value 215382615134.84
Retake Yes: 68.6%   No: 31.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the course to be very enjoyable. Professor Gipp's online lecture notes were very helpful. Many felt that they would have preferred the course to be offered at an earlier time slot (currently 7 - 10 pm). Some students also found it hard to contact the professor via email. The course's assignment helped lighten the pressure from the midterm and final.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 403
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 32719332894.96
Evaluations 338183024124.94
Organization 223133331165.33
Explanations 114133428195.36
Enthusiasm 254152629195.22
Teaching 235133331145.21
Workload 2366018744.25
Difficulty 2294923864.39
Value 226432414104.67
Retake Yes: 63.5%   No: 36.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commended Professor Gipp as a good lecturer, humorous, and enthusiastic about the topics. He was also knowledgeable about the subject; even though students complained that he did not really reply to their emails, he was generally nice to students and was patient in answering their questions. The length of the class was, again, a source of major dissatisfaction. Students felt it was hard to concentrate for three hours, especially at the 7-10 timeslot, and that the professor could have condensed the material into a two-hour class. Despite the professor's efforts, many thought the lectures to be slow. Some also felt the professor spoke too fast. Others, however, were able to find the lectures interesting and thought the professor's lecture style organized, clear, and easy to follow. Many complaints were made towards the midterm(s). Students found them unexpectedly difficult, some questions being too specific, and in general not an accurate reflection of course material. Nevertheless, most students enjoyed the course and found the material interesting.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 51
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 56.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000242434175.45
Evaluations 000242428245.52
Organization 000141041345.97
Explanations 000172828285.66
Enthusiasm 033241028315.48
Teaching 000143138175.59
Workload 00114632474.50
Difficulty 0047111774.43
Value 000461227155.12
Retake Yes: 61.5%   No: 38.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally liked the Professor and found him friendly and enthusiastic. They commended him on being approachable and willing to help students. Some students found the readings and materials a bit of a burden. Lectures were informative and notes were useful, however some students found them boring and fast-paced. The use of "clickers" was not popular among the class since some students were having trouble with them. Regarding midterms, some students felt it shouldn't have been composed entirely of multiple-choice questions; some also mentioned that it tested them on materials that were neither in the textbook nor in the lectures; some thought it was too detailed. Students generally enjoyed assignments and seemed to like the in-class short essays. Even though some found the course difficult, most students agreed that it was a good course.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00318472575.15
Evaluations 013232634135.28
Organization 000142740195.64
Explanations 001104330165.50
Enthusiasm 218172926175.16
Teaching 002183633115.33
Workload 1496320214.07
Difficulty 0476217824.24
Value 01637242294.89
Retake Yes: 81.4%   No: 18.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
The greatest complaint for this class was the length of the lecture: a total of three hours. Students expressed that even though the professor was enthusiastic and humorous, and gave great examples that relates to the topic, many couldn't help finding it a bit slow. Other than that, most students liked the in-class assignments and the organized lecture notes. The course material itself was interesting, though a few thought it too broad and too advanced for an A level course. The midterm seemed to be difficult for some students but some also thought it was fair. Assignments were seen as interesting and relatively easy. In general, students enjoyed the learning experience and found the course interesting.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 455
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 53.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 127213226125.07
Evaluations 219253123104.91
Organization 013162828235.49
Explanations 015163125215.34
Enthusiasm 2411172521205.04
Teaching 017173226175.25
Workload 145511712104.54
Difficulty 10450241474.65
Value 112253218225.24
Retake Yes: 70.1%   No: 29.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students comment that the three-hour length of this course and the 7-10pm timeslot made it difficult for them to concentrate. Students also did not like the 35% and 65% weighting of the midterm and final, suggesting it created excessive pressure, and report they were not always clear what to expect on tests. Still, students credit Professor Gipp with making the most of difficult material and they appreciated him as an instructor.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Mohajer, A. Course Enrollment: 372
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 32.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 771232251534.18
Evaluations 651034301324.23
Organization 821341211134.11
Explanations 551630231564.30
Enthusiasm 93192526984.19
Teaching 52935281664.49
Workload 53135713633.97
Difficulty 3215628744.06
Value 111273420175.19
Retake Yes: 70.8%   No: 29.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course had various concerns relating to the format of the lecture, and felt that a single long lecture session was detrimental to the course, suggesting various alternatives to split up the content more. Some students also felt that the total grading scheme (40/60 between the midterm and final) placed too much emphasis on too narrow a form of evaluation. Quite a number commented on a lack of discipline in the classroom and felt it negatively impacted their experience.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Mohajer, A. Course Enrollment: 228
Session: Winter 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 44.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 121329331164.33
Evaluations 341422311784.54
Organization 331225281494.32
Explanations 0312293411114.71
Enthusiasm 18831271594.53
Teaching 135272923114.90
Workload 33115814544.02
Difficulty 1346616734.26
Value 361037201374.20
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 34.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students suggested that more enthusiasm in the presentation of lecture would perhaps engage the class and improve the learning experience. Better control of students who choose to talk to friends in class rather than learn was also suggested as a way to enhance learning in lecture. The lecture slides in this class were of a slide show format, but students found that they would have preferred overheads.


EESA05H: Environment Hazards
Instructor: Mohajer, A. Course Enrollment: 227
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 24727312734.80
Evaluations 027153334105.24
Organization 22819382484.96
Explanations 124242531135.15
Enthusiasm 0110171931225.35
Teaching 117153629125.22
Workload 36116811203.87
Difficulty 16106912203.91
Value 141138271454.48
Retake Yes: 79.0%   No: 21.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some individuals found Mohajer had difficulty communicating course material. Also, three consecutive hours of lecture was too much, especially during the evening.


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