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6 surveys for PHLA10

PHLA10H: Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 348
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 40.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 215203030105.11
Evaluations 035153133125.27
Organization 113133135135.39
Explanations 224133035135.31
Enthusiasm 236162432165.25
Teaching 203182039165.44
Workload 1175027954.48
Difficulty 02645281454.63
Value 135311915144.91
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students had mixed reactions to Professor Seagerís teaching style. Several found him to be interesting and enjoyable while others found him to be boring. Students have noted in general that the exams need to be more balanced in terms of content and that some guidance when it comes to the papers would be helpful.


PHLA10H: Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 401
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11421303575.15
Evaluations 013163236105.33
Organization 004112937175.55
Explanations 013142735185.51
Enthusiasm 046202330145.16
Teaching 01383340135.54
Workload 01350301334.61
Difficulty 01343291774.79
Value 13336211674.71
Retake Yes: 67.9%   No: 32.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course to be well-structured and they appreciated the interest Professor Seager showed in the material.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 384
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12120382795.10
Evaluations 113213327145.21
Organization 114163231155.30
Explanations 111202236195.41
Enthusiasm 214172931165.24
Teaching 111183330155.32
Workload 10353261274.64
Difficulty 1144731984.63
Value 112382118195.09
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Seager was highly regarded by all and was credited as explaining difficult material quite well. Most students felt that the value of the tutorials was quite high.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 378
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 112193137125.34
Evaluations 316322920104.80
Organization 101102940195.63
Explanations 011102042265.80
Enthusiasm 20392338265.68
Teaching 001102043265.82
Workload 14116711514.04
Difficulty 12349331124.50
Value 023322324165.13
Retake Yes: 73.7%   No: 26.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lin is well organized and an effective communicator. His Slides are noted as being quite helpful. Students felt that the mid-term was to short and was not comprehensive enough. Overall students enjoyed this class.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 452
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01115403495.31
Evaluations 11716402955.04
Organization 004103131225.57
Explanations 116143128205.39
Enthusiasm 124123231185.37
Teaching 003123131235.59
Workload 129718724.13
Difficulty 01939311554.65
Value 201402320144.99
Retake Yes: 72.5%   No: 27.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Lin for his eloquent and well structured lectures. Some students commented that while they appreciated his on-line notes they would be more useful if they were posted with a bit more lead time before lectures. Some felt the material was inherently dull and/or difficult but did not blame Professor Lin for this and felt he made the best of it.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 391
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 47.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011153733115.30
Evaluations 12927361564.70
Organization 011153728155.40
Explanations 023142732185.40
Enthusiasm 165162924175.10
Teaching 001172935145.40
Workload 24155613534.00
Difficulty 01441341244.70
Value 003262724175.30
Retake Yes: 63.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students appreciated Professor Lin's detailed notes, which were available on-line, and made suggestions for improving that system even further. Students had deep concerns, however, about the system of evaluation, which included only one quiz in addition to a heavily weighted paper and final exam, feeling this was excessive for an A-level course. Too much repetition between the content of the lectures and the content of the readings was also cited as an issue, though many appreciated Lin's ability to simplify complex topics from the readings.


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