5 surveys for POLC66

POLC66H: Public Policy Making
Instructor: Triadafilopoulos, P. Course Enrollment: 117
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00221241346.15
Evaluations 00001150286.20
Organization 00041143316.16
Explanations 00201134436.31
Enthusiasm 0000621636.65
Teaching 0022626556.46
Workload 0265024904.37
Difficulty 0045523604.34
Value 000211624165.45
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously agreed that Professor Triadafilopous was an enthusiastic and humorous instructor. They found his lectures to be organized and thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience. Students also found the tutorials and study guides to be very helpful.

POLC66H: Public Policy Making
Instructor: Triadafilopoulos, P. Course Enrollment: 118
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051358276.06
Evaluations 00092545235.82
Organization 00001543416.27
Explanations 00051327566.35
Enthusiasm 0000725686.63
Teaching 0003937546.41
Workload 00368191304.41
Difficulty 00362251104.44
Value 000234315115.14
Retake Yes: 89.4%   No: 10.6%
calendar, timetable No Comments

POLC66H: Public Policy Making
Instructor: Triadafilopoulos, P. Course Enrollment: 136
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002345326.09
Evaluations 00043146195.79
Organization 00021048406.25
Explanations 00002037436.24
Enthusiasm 0002419746.66
Teaching 0002953366.23
Workload 0007016954.48
Difficulty 00073111144.47
Value 0010402813104.72
Retake Yes: 90.7%   No: 9.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Almost across the board students praised Professor Triadafilopolous for bringing lots of enthusiasm and humour to an otherwise dry class. Lectures were effective, easy to follow, and accompanying notes proved helpful as well. Many also appreciated the professor for being very easy to get along with and approachable. The biggest complaint that students had (and was shared by most of the class) was that the grading process took far too long.

POLC66H: Public Policy Making
Instructor: O'Connor, D. Course Enrollment: 134
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 631237261064.29
Evaluations 171332251644.38
Organization 3101226241874.40
Explanations 371631191944.31
Enthusiasm 341519282464.61
Teaching 091322262274.62
Workload 01153251094.68
Difficulty 010462815104.85
Value 221239261554.50
Retake Yes: 41.0%   No: 59.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many Students noted Professor Denise O'Connor to be extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to students with questions, however students felt Professor O'Connor's lectures lacked enthusiasm and that she could have used more expression to make the class livelier. Some students felt that overall organization of the lectures, could be improved thus being beneficial to the learning experience. Overall students agree that with a strong organizational structure and clear-cut direction this course has the potential to be a favourite among students.

POLC66H: Public Policy Making
Instructor: Manzer, R. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00312383595.20
Evaluations 00694028155.27
Organization 036121941165.25
Explanations 00692248125.36
Enthusiasm 30362538225.43
Teaching 00662248165.52
Workload 0366918304.08
Difficulty 0066027334.32
Value 00733331874.75
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Manzer is a patient and fun professor who illustrates a passion for his course. His method of teaching is very clear and effective. Students appreciated that he attended to questions and concerns and explained material with good use of examples. It would be more helpful if the professor communicated the expectations of assignments more clearly. Since there were only two evaluations worth 30% each, there was no variety in the assignments to allow room for the improvement of marks. It is suggested that quality of the overheads be improved and to possibly distribute the pertinent information to the class. It was difficult to read all of the required readings since many of them were only available in the library and were on reserve. Given the volume of students in the class, a prepared reading package would have been helpful instead. An excellent course.

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