4 surveys for PHLA11

PHLA11H: Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 424
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 69.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01418383185.21
Evaluations 013173236115.34
Organization 012193725145.31
Explanations 014163032185.45
Enthusiasm 226242726145.08
Teaching 004183530125.28
Workload 1266317734.27
Difficulty 1175427824.38
Value 02630251374.79
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
On the whole, students enjoyed having Professor Hawkins as an instructor and found her to be very informative. Her expectations for the course were made very clear and she explained her concepts well. Students found that the textbook was not very helpful and found it was difficult to follow at times. Students suggested that Professor Hawkins could enhance her lectures by making use of visual aids and PowerPoint slides, as opposed to Word documents.

PHLA11H: Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 391
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002133832135.38
Evaluations 013152736185.46
Organization 003112637235.65
Explanations 00382341245.73
Enthusiasm 013112836215.55
Teaching 012102741205.63
Workload 0286218824.28
Difficulty 0175624844.42
Value 126252922155.05
Retake Yes: 78.9%   No: 21.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many felt that the class was simply too large for a philosophy class, however, given the size students felt that Professor Hawkins did an excellent job of getting across ideas. Students also like her lecture slides although many felt it would have been helpful to have them posted earlier for review prior to the class.

PHLA11H: Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 398
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012233826105.14
Evaluations 012163832125.34
Organization 006153629135.26
Explanations 105153129195.35
Enthusiasm 327123222225.23
Teaching 115133630155.30
Workload 1175922724.30
Difficulty 1065525944.46
Value 22433252594.87
Retake Yes: 70.6%   No: 29.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally found Professor Hawkins to be an able lecturer and instructor but had various concerns with organization and content. A number of students requested that lecture notes be made available in advance of each lecture rather than afterwards, though also praised the detail of the notes available. Control in the classroom was cited as a minor problem with the suggestion that more could be done to quiet talking students. The frequent and repetitive use of examples was felt by some students to be disengaging while others appreciated it as thorough. Some observed that the course was not what they expected (very common, for first year philosophy) with a focus on theory rather than case studies or issues.

PHLA11H: Value and Society
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 347
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 31221372795.02
Evaluations 341222322254.64
Organization 127203524115.00
Explanations 114183524165.20
Enthusiasm 213143029205.37
Teaching 125243124125.00
Workload 0176617534.26
Difficulty 1286019924.29
Value 213362620124.93
Retake Yes: 78.3%   No: 21.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Student response to this class was very mixed, with the majority of students at least satisfied with the course but with a wide variety of concerns being raised and suggestions made for improvement. Quite a number of students questioned the worth of the tutorials and the value placed on mere attendance. Others noted problems associated with the timely return of student work and adequate opportunity to learn from mistakes made on earlier work. Quite a lot of dissatisfaction was expressed with the multiple-choice format of the mid-term, but students were divided as to whether it should be improved as a system or if multiple choice is simply inappropriate to philosophy in the first place.

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