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8 surveys for IDSB04

IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 148
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 45.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00628342464.95
Evaluations 00824342585.01
Organization 006282724115.05
Explanations 003213920155.23
Enthusiasm 2011202124235.23
Teaching 032243321145.13
Workload 020242328235.45
Difficulty 200243623145.20
Value 02920921115.00
Retake Yes: 54.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Birn was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. She explained the course material with real life connection, which made them easy to understand. Students suggested that Professor Birn should provide lecture slides online so it would be easier to follow. Some of them felt that Professor Birn lectured too quickly and wished that she could slow down a bit.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Cortinois, A. Course Enrollment: 259
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 43.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01732381924.74
Evaluations 02324362855.02
Organization 11525392184.94
Explanations 11825401764.80
Enthusiasm 23931351714.53
Teaching 11824421864.83
Workload 000313020165.20
Difficulty 01335312364.90
Value 10425231324.70
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 58.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Prof. Cortinois was approachable, very organized and intelligent, but suggested that he could have been more enthusiastic and engaging during the lectures. Students also greatly appreciated the TAs, who they felt did an excellent job of explaining concepts and pointing out the bigger picture. Students generally enjoyed the class, but stated that there was too much material to learn in a short amount of time (with relatively high difficulty) and too many readings. It was also suggested that the professor be more understanding/flexible of the technical problems associated with electronic submission of assignments. Students have also suggested that perhaps assignments could be graded faster and that lecture notes could be posted online prior to the lecture.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Cortinois, A. Course Enrollment: 229
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 24726302394.82
Evaluations 315222830115.04
Organization 22926292394.86
Explanations 219272523144.98
Enthusiasm 139212126195.13
Teaching 226242627145.07
Workload 202213719215.30
Difficulty 21231352094.95
Value 213152421335.53
Retake Yes: 44.7%   No: 55.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students felt Professor Cortinois was a great professor who was entertaining, cheerful and articulate. The Professor was very helpful and attentive to student needs and suggestions. However, generally students were not satisfied with the tutorials, citing a need for greater communication between the TAs and professor about assignment instructions and expectations. Students felt questions were not fully answered in tutorial, which resulted in the professor using a disproportionate amount of lecture time to answer assignment questions. It was also felt that the number of readings was too heavy for a second year course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 161
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 251023321994.72
Evaluations 24926292284.74
Organization 329283114144.78
Explanations 246273118124.83
Enthusiasm 315172925205.24
Teaching 136183723135.06
Workload 100173125265.57
Difficulty 100283420175.21
Value 106261727245.33
Retake Yes: 35.3%   No: 64.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course incredibly overwhelming, mostly due to the sheer volume of readings to do. Many commented that there were far too many readings, particularly for a B-level course. Students could tell that Professor Birn was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, but were dismayed when she crammed a lot of information into the lectures, making it difficult to follow. The course outlines posted on the Intranet were confusing, and the assignments were difficult with unclear expectations and mark breakdown. Many students praised the TA, Rene, though some found the tutorials unhelpful.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 21130312684.97
Evaluations 31716392874.96
Organization 216272726114.98
Explanations 201213727125.19
Enthusiasm 204132132275.54
Teaching 200163336135.36
Workload 000202936165.48
Difficulty 000234023145.28
Value 001182124365.76
Retake Yes: 35.7%   No: 64.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students mostly liked the class and found the material interesting and thought-provoking. However, many also noted the amount of readings was too much to handle. Lots of students mentioned the pace of classes was a bit fast, while the lecture notes lacked details and class materials were not available online. Some also found the instructions for assignments ambiguous to follow. The tutorials and the T.A. however, got a lot of positive feedback.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 134
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 101420302954.84
Evaluations 127173329115.07
Organization 12627253084.96
Explanations 001717332494.90
Enthusiasm 016112638185.48
Teaching 107183029135.18
Workload 001164227145.38
Difficulty 01024432565.10
Value 113103329225.49
Retake Yes: 58.9%   No: 41.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 81
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011522332604.56
Evaluations 151124351554.40
Organization 051818252734.44
Explanations 031125272474.67
Enthusiasm 531131143304.36
Teaching 01917322894.88
Workload 000312921175.14
Difficulty 00032362464.94
Value 25531262354.54
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 57.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that there was too much reading and too many long essays for this course. The weekly quizzes were not discussed which made it difficult to fully grasp the material for the final exam. Many felt that the professor was not enthusiastic during the lectures and that better time management and structure is needed so that the content of each individual lecture is completed yet not rushed. The teaching assistant was very helpful. It was suggested that the lectures and tutorials be more interactive with discussion about the readings, development policies, quizzes, articles, and controversial issues. Students felt that lecture notes, information, and other related material were posted on the web too late. It is recommended that short answers be incorporated into the evaluations instead of essays or solely multiple choice. Some felt that this course should have a pre-requisite so that students will have more knowledge of international development policy and other related information before taking the course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006213229125.20
Evaluations 003243921125.10
Organization 001227144265.08
Explanations 0013192329165.16
Enthusiasm 333242426285.86
Teaching 003183624185.31
Workload 00019561695.15
Difficulty 00044342204.78
Value 051445141854.45
Retake Yes: 46.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
An interesting course with a lot of reading.


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