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14 surveys for PHYA10

PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 113
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 34.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 802624241184.18
Evaluations 6816241621114.42
Organization 6616242911114.39
Explanations 662421241384.24
Enthusiasm 381631211384.32
Teaching 381829181684.32
Workload 033361624185.11
Difficulty 006311324265.34
Value 83182918884.11
Retake Yes: 29.0%   No: 71.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Quite a few students wished the professor would have more control over the class, and focused more on examples than theories. Other students suggested posting the grades online and on time, responding to emails, and giving lab TAs marking schemes.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 206
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 32.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20720294045.08
Evaluations 00520373185.17
Organization 052203231105.13
Explanations 207113140115.32
Enthusiasm 005102634265.68
Teaching 004133140145.49
Workload 000172828295.68
Difficulty 000103231295.79
Value 227321426165.02
Retake Yes: 39.1%   No: 60.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Tawfiq to be charismatic and enthusiastic and felt that she effectively taught difficult material. Nonetheless, some students felt that the course was somewhat disorganized and many students noted that the focus of the tutorials should have been to help them understand course material.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 126
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 70212640524.14
Evaluations 55221421974.74
Organization 521226351474.53
Explanations 1051038245104.14
Enthusiasm 922316301454.16
Teaching 551031361224.33
Workload 500233319215.19
Difficulty 500232819265.28
Value 207261919285.26
Retake Yes: 33.3%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Several students commented that Mr. Lorincz is a very nice and approachable lecturer, who showed interest in the material and an eagerness to teach. There is disagreement about the effectiveness of the lectures to go beyond the level of, or explain more clearly than, the suggested textbook readings. Many complained that the laboratories were poorly connected with the material covered in lecture, and that the marking of the 'labs' was not clearly laid out, and the demonstrators of the laboratory sessions were unprepared to teach or explain the details.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 114
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 47.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20493526245.50
Evaluations 00063033315.91
Organization 00263324355.85
Explanations 00493528245.59
Enthusiasm 207173117265.30
Teaching 00093126335.83
Workload 002381530155.19
Difficulty 002252825215.38
Value 204391227165.04
Retake Yes: 59.6%   No: 40.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Quick's lectures to be organized and concise and were very pleased with his instruction. They were also glad for clear expectations regarding tests and assignments. One repeated request was for more work to be done on problems in the lecture section, as some students felt they weren't getting adequate practice on equations. Generally students felt this was a very good course with an experienced instructor and they wish him well.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01492842155.51
Evaluations 124162833165.30
Organization 102112940165.53
Explanations 11592239225.56
Enthusiasm 001162832235.61
Teaching 03192045225.68
Workload 001222134215.52
Difficulty 002151741245.70
Value 203202032235.43
Retake Yes: 32.2%   No: 67.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
The majority of students felt that the overall workload for the course was higher in comparison to other A level courses. Many students also commented that more examples and calculations should have been given to make difficult concepts more clear. Students noted that the Professor is very knowledgeable but lacks enthusiasm in his teaching style. Many students also complained that too little time was given to complete exam questions.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 112
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000154330135.40
Evaluations 000103335235.70
Organization 00053343205.78
Explanations 00383540155.58
Enthusiasm 508201538155.13
Teaching 000103538185.63
Workload 000254518135.17
Difficulty 000304020105.10
Value 035263123135.05
Retake Yes: 36.8%   No: 63.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Quick was a very enthusiastic instructor who explained his concepts clearly and to the point. He was also noted for giving excellent lecture notes. The exams were a fair reflection of the material taught in class. Students taking this course should be prepared to read a lot.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 254
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 27.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 028112733205.42
Evaluations 035153032155.29
Organization 220112338265.68
Explanations 203112732265.61
Enthusiasm 002112829315.77
Teaching 200112038305.82
Workload 00091539366.03
Difficulty 20052135386.00
Value 020131439335.88
Retake Yes: 42.6%   No: 57.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt this was a difficult course with a high workload and they were concerned that tests were too broad to study for as a result and covered material not included in lectures. Some requested additional examples or problems in class to help address this. Students found Professor Tawfig to be an organized and effective lecturer and a few note that he was very good with e-mail.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Classical Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003234318155.20
Evaluations 0015183621104.92
Organization 003134025205.47
Explanations 033153823185.31
Enthusiasm 030182533235.53
Teaching 03054628185.51
Workload 000114624195.51
Difficulty 000112637265.79
Value 003243224165.27
Retake Yes: 44.4%   No: 55.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course appreciated Professor Tawfiq's detailed and structured approach and felt it contributed to their learning experience.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Classical Physics
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 232
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00213483045.20
Evaluations 016183528105.10
Organization 00142248235.90
Explanations 12720381994.90
Enthusiasm 2315262317114.60
Teaching 0038393895.40
Workload 00137371664.90
Difficulty 000263525135.30
Value 00332322285.00
Retake Yes: 37.0%   No: 62.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course wanted more in-class examples and expressed a variety of concerns relating to the difficulty of the material as well as problems associated with students who did not have as much of a background in physics as other students might have. Students were not dissatisfied with the quality of the instruction, but also did not feel very enthusiastic about the material and the subject area.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Classical Physics
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 238
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 63.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00219442585.10
Evaluations 10227362565.00
Organization 001161736275.70
Explanations 10822282995.00
Enthusiasm 1412262619104.70
Teaching 001143036165.50
Workload 00443281764.80
Difficulty 002222929145.30
Value 00738192394.90
Retake Yes: 44.0%   No: 55.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students expressed a desire for more concrete examples associated with the course work and felt the material was rather dry and not helped a great deal by the methods of instruction. Various concerns were expressed concerning the value of the tutorials and the availability of help in response to student questions and issues.


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 168
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 3 Percent Response: 72.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00085028105.20
Evaluations 004124227115.09
Organization 00073336195.42
Explanations 007163923104.88
Enthusiasm 313153131124.99
Teaching 00073636175.43
Workload 000402323104.83
Difficulty 001252731125.08
Value 21334312454.83
Retake Yes: 45.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 4 Percent Response: 51.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 100193432125.23
Evaluations 100153539105.40
Organization 10062643225.67
Explanations 205213130115.13
Enthusiasm 332172835125.17
Teaching 10382343205.55
Workload 010302331135.14
Difficulty 102222929155.19
Value 50135312424.61
Retake Yes: 40.0%   No: 59.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Quick to be very helpful, organized and approachable. Overall, they believe this was a great professor to have. The only concern students had was that tutorials were not problem-solving based, they believed felt this would have helped their understanding. They also felt that professor should have assigned more practice questions/examples.


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00020393475.30
Evaluations 00017443455.27
Organization 00017295055.48
Explanations 005173633105.31
Enthusiasm 005103338145.46
Teaching 000142450175.95
Workload 00051172474.82
Difficulty 000293129125.29
Value 30058211804.48
Retake Yes: 47.0%   No: 53.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 182
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 2 Percent Response: 81.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10116294585.40
Evaluations 012133638105.38
Organization 012103139175.56
Explanations 111162925275.54
Enthusiasm 002112535275.74
Teaching 00192638265.79
Workload 01447202084.78
Difficulty 003343517104.92
Value 31838241884.65
Retake Yes: 46.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Quick was enthusiastic and easy to understand. However, problem sets were difficult and not taken up in tutorial. Students wished they had been given more examples in lecture and a longer tutorial to convert the concepts necessary for assignments.


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