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8 surveys for IDSB01

IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 214
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 42.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002122735255.72
Evaluations 202172933185.45
Organization 024103236165.48
Explanations 02342249195.79
Enthusiasm 022152533245.61
Teaching 00072042275.93
Workload 00250331034.60
Difficulty 00046351424.68
Value 020242415145.19
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many found this class to be a positive learning experience because of Professor Berry’s wealth of knowledge and thorough explanation of course concepts. However, some students expressed concern that the midterm exams were marked too hard and unfairly.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 163
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 33.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000103228255.72
Evaluations 002123430175.52
Organization 002172321305.65
Explanations 00022136366.12
Enthusiasm 00222332366.04
Teaching 00022625436.14
Workload 00254251224.54
Difficulty 00052261544.69
Value 004122121155.45
Retake Yes: 72.9%   No: 27.1%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 40.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00293037225.69
Evaluations 004102540195.62
Organization 003132934225.59
Explanations 00072440285.91
Enthusiasm 30272038325.82
Teaching 00242037386.06
Workload 00353291044.59
Difficulty 00248331354.72
Value 002241720145.28
Retake Yes: 78.1%   No: 21.9%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 209
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003193731105.26
Evaluations 11316334165.24
Organization 001118283675.10
Explanations 002153037175.51
Enthusiasm 025182337155.32
Teaching 011162438215.59
Workload 02261211034.45
Difficulty 00254311124.57
Value 11548271354.57
Retake Yes: 70.5%   No: 29.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed Professor Berry's calm and understanding demeanour, but said he definitely needs to speak up in class. Several students had a problem with the TA showing up late or not showing up at all on several occasions.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 213
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 207262228155.11
Evaluations 125253025115.00
Organization 2313162427134.92
Explanations 207172332205.32
Enthusiasm 217172821245.26
Teaching 217141929295.46
Workload 0184733654.48
Difficulty 22156251304.38
Value 12738152894.80
Retake Yes: 72.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Reactions are mixed about this course. While a lot of students enjoyed professor Berry's class, a number of them found the classes to be slow and disorganized. Similarly, while some students found the course material too easy or overlapping with other IDS-required courses, some found it too broad and confusing. A lot of students also expressed the need for more multi-media teaching methods and improvement on the tutorials, TA, and marking of assignments. Lecture handouts and past exam papers are generally helpful for the students.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 164
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 43.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00064922245.63
Evaluations 00345026175.50
Organization 000104429175.53
Explanations 00043336265.84
Enthusiasm 00072641255.84
Teaching 00002841326.04
Workload 0225627684.58
Difficulty 1016024764.50
Value 02638349114.77
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
As one student professes, "Professor Berry is incredibly enthusiastic. He cares very much about the learning experience of his students." Many students commented that they really enjoyed this class and Professor Berry's lecturing style. He is very accessible and caring. A couple students commented that there were too many readings, though notes are also given in class, which students appreciate.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 167
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011183328155.30
Evaluations 11710343855.10
Organization 041014263485.00
Explanations 004142733195.50
Enthusiasm 007102639165.50
Teaching 01172437275.80
Workload 00151281534.70
Difficulty 0026125724.50
Value 16103238464.40
Retake Yes: 70.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were complimentary of Professor Berry's breadth of knowledge and his lecture style. Some found that excessive detail led to very long lecture monologues that might be broken up a bit in order to better hold attention, but most agreed the material is quite valuable and was well presented by Professor Berry.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 159
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001143236155.40
Evaluations 201233029125.05
Organization 005123036145.27
Explanations 01152344235.65
Enthusiasm 405102532215.23
Teaching 00143238235.68
Workload 00568121024.21
Difficulty 00566141124.29
Value 204382614144.78
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Berry is an enthusiastic, helpful, and patient instructor. He is very fair, caring, and understanding when it comes to the students' best. Students found him thoughtful for providing lecture notes weekly. He created an enjoyable learning environment. He presented material in a well-organized manner and made concepts easy to understand. It is suggested that more assignments be given to provide more opportunities to do well rather than having a few large assignments worth a great amount. This professor communicated well and answered questions effectively. Overall, the material was relevant and directly applied to current world issues. A good course for better understanding international development.


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