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11 surveys for LINA01

LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: Frigeni, C. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 4415152825104.72
Evaluations 882173023134.75
Organization 4215212117214.87
Explanations 2821122815134.58
Enthusiasm 281019362164.63
Teaching 468212523134.80
Workload 02447281284.66
Difficulty 0212381721124.76
Value 441017231744.51
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students were unsatisfied with their experience, and would have benefited from more examples to further understand the linguistic concepts. Although students found Professor Frigeni to be an effective and knowledgeable professor, many students felt her lack of enthusiasm and the ability to participate made the course difficult.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: Kang, Y. Course Enrollment: 246
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 207223127135.10
Evaluations 323142438195.42
Organization 223192529225.38
Explanations 337222922165.02
Enthusiasm 216143227195.30
Teaching 227182629195.26
Workload 12561181054.43
Difficulty 11949281044.47
Value 314252918104.93
Retake Yes: 70.3%   No: 29.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found this course to be enjoyable. Nevertheless, many felt that the lectures could have been better structured.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 247
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 022123332195.50
Evaluations 11382536265.67
Organization 111142036275.67
Explanations 013112236275.68
Enthusiasm 025122031315.65
Teaching 012152236255.65
Workload 11348271574.70
Difficulty 11548271364.61
Value 341149161164.28
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor James to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Professor. Most students found the TAs, the assignments, as well as the tutorials to be very helpful. The only concerns students had, was that she needed to be more firm with the noise level of students while conducting lectures.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: Panster, J. Course Enrollment: 73
Session: Summer 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 64.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02718382975.04
Evaluations 091320351774.59
Organization 02220402975.11
Explanations 04716512204.80
Enthusiasm 024261339155.28
Teaching 047164716114.96
Workload 004292224205.27
Difficulty 004282828115.13
Value 007332914175.00
Retake Yes: 37.8%   No: 62.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Panster to be a very enthusiastic, patient and approachable instructor. They appreciated him improving the course based on feedback from students in class. He communicated the lectures in a clear and organized manner. However, most students did not find the tutorial helpful. They felt that more emphasis on discussing concepts would have been helpful. In addition, many felt that the workload was too high for a first year course.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 247
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012123534155.45
Evaluations 13492831235.47
Organization 11483434195.51
Explanations 21182339255.66
Enthusiasm 112103131255.60
Teaching 11352541255.76
Workload 002413313124.91
Difficulty 11445251584.71
Value 33849171474.42
Retake Yes: 76.1%   No: 23.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were generally pleased with the excellent notes and interactive lecture methods as well as Professor James's effective use of examples to demonstrate concepts. They were also appreciative of the useful tutorial assignment since it kept them updated on the course material for testing purposes. However, there was an alarming concern for one of the teaching assistants being ineffectual and biased.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: Barrie, M. Course Enrollment: 50
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 38.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 05016116805.37
Evaluations 00552653115.58
Organization 005161632325.68
Explanations 005162142165.47
Enthusiasm 000212132265.63
Teaching 005161653115.47
Workload 0007921004.21
Difficulty 00563161154.47
Value 0005842004.42
Retake Yes: 63.2%   No: 36.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Barrie's attention to students' questions and timely responses to the aforementioned was appreciated. Some students had concern with the integrity of the online quiz.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 233
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00229372485.07
Evaluations 023212934105.21
Organization 0211263417104.84
Explanations 014223627105.16
Enthusiasm 013212630195.41
Teaching 004193033145.34
Workload 01342311484.76
Difficulty 11542261884.74
Value 11645261744.62
Retake Yes: 60.4%   No: 39.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had a variety of concerns about this course. Most had no complaints regarding Professor James herself, though a few report she was too fast at times. Several students note the assignments given were frequently long and difficulty, though others appreciate their value. Many students commented on their tutorials and their TAs, apparently both very important to success in this course, and the quality seemed uneven. Some students were very pleased with their tutorials while others, probably in different sections, report they were unproductive and not helpful.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: D'Arcy, A. Course Enrollment: 68
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 80.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072045275.93
Evaluations 00292241265.80
Organization 00062435356.00
Explanations 00072431375.98
Enthusiasm 0006933526.31
Teaching 0009643426.17
Workload 0046024754.51
Difficulty 0076416944.38
Value 02456171564.58
Retake Yes: 74.5%   No: 25.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with the quality of this course and the presentation of its material. Several noted the value of the lecture notes made available in class and requested that this be done more regularly. Almost all noted Professor D'Arcy as an effective and committed instructor.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 254
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04735302014.60
Evaluations 03720322774.90
Organization 252230211714.20
Explanations 251530291144.30
Enthusiasm 7101126271064.20
Teaching 25929282134.60
Workload 0176120614.30
Difficulty 0275720914.30
Value 103393111114.80
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 43.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Quite a number of students made various comments relating to their inability to pay attention to the lectures in two-hour blocks, some even requesting that they be broken into one-hour sessions. Many students were critical of Professor Binnick's lecture style and notes, feeling that these contributed to the difficulty of the lectures. Some observed that an introductory course in linguistics is naturally going to be problematic.


LINA01Y: General Linguistics: The Theory of Language
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 188
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 311539261214.15
Evaluations 111731321234.31
Organization 001840171764.43
Explanations 062821211564.17
Enthusiasm 192521152064.15
Teaching 001134281594.62
Workload 1046818414.06
Difficulty 03649251414.36
Value 2643838284.36
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 57.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students would have liked the class to hold their attention a little better. They found the professor to be very knowledgeable but there was too much information to cover in the two hour a week class. They also found the teaching assistant's knowledge to be inconsistent.


LINA01Y: General Linguistics: The Theory of Language
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 152
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001128302654.90
Evaluations 034242928135.18
Organization 051432221884.54
Explanations 011637239134.58
Enthusiasm 047222417265.21
Teaching 105163724175.28
Workload 0136517944.38
Difficulty 01357241144.53
Value 2514362210124.52
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
At times, Professor Binnick can digress from the topic at hand, confusing students trying to grasp the new material. Perhaps packaged notes would have helped. Also, some students felt that tests were graded unfairly. This was an interesting course that could have benefited from more tutorials.


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