4 surveys for POLB80

POLB80H: Introduction to International Relations
Instructor: Hoffmann, M. Course Enrollment: 279
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041437436.22
Evaluations 00282233325.90
Organization 00441036466.19
Explanations 00041031526.35
Enthusiasm 0003726626.52
Teaching 0003836516.39
Workload 00154241144.59
Difficulty 01355231224.50
Value 101122028165.57
Retake Yes: 90.6%   No: 9.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Hoffmann clearly explained the course material, graded fairly, and was approachable. They also found the subject material to be very interesting and thought the videos shown in class helped explain key concepts. Nonetheless, some students, would have appreciated it had breaks been provided. Overall, students enjoyed this class due to the professor's enthusiasm and style of teaching.

POLB80H: Introduction to International Relations
Instructor: Hoffmann, M. Course Enrollment: 168
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00131447356.12
Evaluations 00082438315.91
Organization 00192031395.99
Explanations 00041233506.30
Enthusiasm 0003728636.51
Teaching 0003934536.38
Workload 00139332154.90
Difficulty 0235928814.40
Value 022372222155.07
Retake Yes: 83.6%   No: 16.4%
calendar, timetable No Comments

POLB80H: Introduction to International Relations
Instructor: Jayman, J. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 046153129155.19
Evaluations 133132835175.36
Organization 136173124175.16
Explanations 117162530185.24
Enthusiasm 016122830235.49
Teaching 111132821335.60
Workload 002403711114.89
Difficulty 0004737974.76
Value 000432023145.08
Retake Yes: 69.2%   No: 30.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
The majority of students felt that Professor Jayman was an excellent professor; some even suggest he be offered a tenure position. Students found the material interesting and perceived Professor Jayman as enthusiastic and dedicated to helping students do well in his class. A few students felt that the workload was a bit much and classes would have been more efficient if Professor Jayman were to digress less when providing examples.

POLB80Y: Introduction to International Relations
Instructor: Norrlof, C. Course Enrollment: 112
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1911282210602.99
Evaluations 13161632121003.41
Organization 261732137202.55
Explanations 321618179412.62
Enthusiasm 3425131213012.43
Teaching 282121169212.61
Workload 1196017634.12
Difficulty 00241321394.71
Value 161816299193.30
Retake Yes: 35.0%   No: 64.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
There were many concerns for this course. In general, students found the course material and topics interesting and the textbook very useful. Professor Norrlof is very intelligent and knowledgeable; however, she did not effectively convey the course material. The professor needed to communicate more effectively, be more organized and prepared, and be more enthusiastic during the lectures. Many felt that the professor was not approachable, the lectures were not as efficient as they could be, questions needed to be answered more effectively, more availability from the professor during office hours was needed, and that the overheads could be more detailed. Also, that the professor needed to speak slower during the lectures, use more relevant examples, and have more patience with the class. Some students felt that other students needed to be more respectful to the professor and not cause interruptions during the lectures. Some concerns were that the class started too late, the class ended too early, the breaks were very long, assignments needed more feedback and comments, and too much time was spent during lectures trying to figure out how to operate the audio visual equipment for PowerPoints and mics. Others felt that the professor failed to realize that the course doesn't require any prior background knowledge and some felt that the professor appeared to have difficulty adjusting as an instructor at UTSC. Overall, many were disappointed with this course and the professor and felt that this course was not beneficial.

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