4 surveys for HISB20

HISB20H: Victorian Britain
Instructor: Iacovetta, F. Course Enrollment: 67
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 46.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102049135.71
Evaluations 00775910105.11
Organization 004132346105.48
Explanations 000171049175.71
Enthusiasm 00073036205.75
Teaching 000102039235.82
Workload 010105220003.89
Difficulty 0076520004.14
Value 00033261044.77
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Iacovetta was considered to be very knowledgeable, and the course was very interesting. However, students felt that her lecturing style could be improved upon and that she moves too quickly sometimes. Students have requested that she post lecture outlines online, and that when she does, they need to be easier to use.

HISB20H: Victorian Britain
Instructor: Iacovetta, F. Course Enrollment: 116
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00263643165.66
Evaluations 303203332105.15
Organization 00272936255.78
Explanations 00062847225.83
Enthusiasm 00042840295.93
Teaching 00072544255.87
Workload 2047322204.16
Difficulty 0046527424.34
Value 00233142875.06
Retake Yes: 81.9%   No: 18.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
There were two points from the litany of comments provided for this course that respondents agreed on: (1) Professor Iacovetta was a wonderful professor and (2) the class was very interesting. However, the class was split on numerous issues. For instance, while many students stated that Professor Iacovetta clearly delivered lectures and effectively answered questions, others felt that she rushed through the one-hour lectures. Thus, some would have appreciated it had the lectures been two hours in length. Furthermore, some felt that the expectations of the Professor and of the T.A. were inconsistent. Other prevalent comments were that the marking was unfair, the texts were too difficult for a second year course, and that Professor Iacovetta's handwriting was hard to decipher.

HISB20H: Victorian Britain
Instructor: Iacovetta, F. Course Enrollment: 100
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002182938135.42
Evaluations 024133436135.36
Organization 222142536205.45
Explanations 00072745215.80
Enthusiasm 000131345295.91
Teaching 00092736295.84
Workload 229799003.91
Difficulty 2097513204.02
Value 028541412104.56
Retake Yes: 88.9%   No: 11.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that the course material was very interesting and some have commented on their interest in taking the second part. Professor Iacovetta was presented as very knowledgeable and engaging. However, some felt that the material was covered too quickly in the short amount of time and that posting lecture notes would have been helpful. Though respected for her enthusiasm in the course material, many students thought the learning experience would be greatly enhanced had the professor utilized more communicative methods such as the Intranet and e-mail. Other concerns were the effectiveness of the course texts, with many students claiming that a textbook would have been better suited for the class than the two novels, and the small amount of time they had to complete a series of long tests that covered a lot of material.

HISB20H: Victorian Britain
Instructor: Iacovetta, F. Course Enrollment: 59
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00254435145.53
Evaluations 05516303595.14
Organization 00094233165.56
Explanations 00072651165.77
Enthusiasm 00272443245.79
Teaching 00252844215.77
Workload 0057317224.24
Difficulty 00107171024.24
Value 355351823134.78
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the readings informative and interesting, but at the same time, the tests that are administered are heavily lecture-dependent ' that is, much of the testing material is derived from the lecture, so it is absolutely necessary to attend lectures.

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