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10 surveys for EESA06

EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Eyles, N. Course Enrollment: 274
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 19.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 608144023104.90
Evaluations 8010173121144.80
Organization 4410104221104.84
Explanations 801083431104.92
Enthusiasm 626162927165.01
Teaching 4012103425165.08
Workload 22238361624.63
Difficulty 20638331644.65
Value 22434291784.76
Retake Yes: 62.0%   No: 38.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students felt that Professor Eyles was a brilliant professor. A few concerns arose, including lack of communication between the T.A and the students. Students also felt that lecture slides would have helped.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Eyles, N. Course Enrollment: 243
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006132940125.40
Evaluations 10793336145.36
Organization 015153727155.32
Explanations 003173034175.45
Enthusiasm 004162534215.53
Teaching 014142936165.45
Workload 04447301154.55
Difficulty 12545331224.52
Value 000342419235.31
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Dr. Eyles to be an expert, professional and engaging lecturer, who made a point of ensuring that all students understood the material; several called him their favourite professor. Most found the weekly quizzes, based on required readings, helpful to their learning and a good studying tool, while a few students found them too easy or unfair. Dr. Eyles did not post his slides on the internet, requiring students to attend lectures for the full breadth of the material, but the examined material was entirely available from the readings.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Eyles, N. Course Enrollment: 200
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03716353195.12
Evaluations 443153325165.09
Organization 044163420225.27
Explanations 145192827165.12
Enthusiasm 7312142120244.95
Teaching 135172725215.27
Workload 03855161084.47
Difficulty 04851191444.42
Value 133203024205.24
Retake Yes: 63.2%   No: 36.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students noted Professor Nicholas Eyles to be extremely knowledgeable, however students felt Professor Nicholas Eyles lectures lacked enthusiasm. Some students felt that the weekly quizzes were an inadequate way of measuring performance in such a large-scale class. Students felt that lack of course notes proved to be detrimental to the course and with the addition of them would improve and be beneficial to the learning experience. Overall students agree that with a strong organizational structure and clear-cut direction this course has the potential to be a favourite among students.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Price, A. Course Enrollment: 178
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00218403095.25
Evaluations 11521382585.01
Organization 024223425125.11
Explanations 002113635155.51
Enthusiasm 001101341355.99
Teaching 000113834175.57
Workload 010541818104.80
Difficulty 00548261484.73
Value 111343171874.56
Retake Yes: 58.2%   No: 41.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were quite appreciative of Professor Price's enthusiastic approach towards the course. Students had an issue with not being able to see the projector clearly. They would also like to see more helpful TAs who would clearly explain the assignments before hand. Some expressed concern with the fast pace of the lectures in class.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Price, A. Course Enrollment: 123
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 502223025165.13
Evaluations 505153528125.07
Organization 506262329114.94
Explanations 505112636165.28
Enthusiasm 503101730355.65
Teaching 502132344155.37
Workload 03252261334.54
Difficulty 05065131254.42
Value 72113827794.32
Retake Yes: 70.2%   No: 29.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Price's lectures and in-class presentation, but expressed a desire for more detailed lecture notes and for more material to be made available on-line. A number of students commented that the tutorial section, and their TA, did not contribute at all to their learning.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Eyles, N. Course Enrollment: 123
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003223726125.22
Evaluations 100343121135.07
Organization 104113430205.46
Explanations 004172727255.52
Enthusiasm 007141838225.55
Teaching 011172342165.49
Workload 13125016984.38
Difficulty 001258171214.33
Value 031191941185.46
Retake Yes: 72.5%   No: 27.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
While a number of students commented that the volume of reading for this course can be quite high, many appreciated Professor Eyles' detailed notes, extensive use of PowerPoint and clear explanations as helping to off-set this concern. Several commented on his relaxed and friendly style, and his habit of showing up quite early to chat with students before beginning his lectures.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Price, A. Course Enrollment: 142
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 40.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00125283775.14
Evaluations 01525302974.90
Organization 001143229215.40
Explanations 01092742185.51
Enthusiasm 005103030215.32
Teaching 000102738235.64
Workload 0314669313.82
Difficulty 0018014114.06
Value 00527273724.94
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The students loved this course and found Price to be a passionate and interesting professor. His lectures were not text based, and could not be found on the web. Tests seemed to be heavily weighted on lecture materials. To succeed in this course, one cannot skip lectures and must keep up in class.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Eyles, N. Course Enrollment: 142
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 35.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20434311894.76
Evaluations 02152936964.41
Organization 021728281564.39
Explanations 00626421584.78
Enthusiasm 004221327315.44
Teaching 004311829155.05
Workload 00251271344.51
Difficulty 0094639044.34
Value 02237450104.53
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 34.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The students found that this prof was one who extremely enjoyed class discussions and participation. Overall students found this to be a good course, but would have appreciated notes to be online.


EESA06H: Introduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Eyles, N. Course Enrollment: 80
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00554232165.50
Evaluations 030184521135.20
Organization 00032147296.02
Explanations 00332145295.99
Enthusiasm 003132831265.69
Teaching 00051645346.08
Workload 55116113333.96
Difficulty 00146417334.22
Value 000252539115.36
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


EESA06H: Intoduction to Planet Earth
Instructor: Price, A. Course Enrollment: 80
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 66.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004193825155.30
Evaluations 004214019175.29
Organization 202212628215.37
Explanations 028113226215.35
Enthusiasm 00482731295.68
Teaching 026132626265.42
Workload 0284529884.57
Difficulty 00852221084.58
Value 033402617114.84
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Price was very enthusiastic and explained everything in detail. Students complained that he spoke a little too fast, making the task of taking notes difficult.


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