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6 surveys for POLC96

POLC96H: Politics and Society in the Middle East I
Instructor: Kingston, P. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 56.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 036153220185.22
Evaluations 036123826155.24
Organization 039182923155.09
Explanations 03662935205.50
Enthusiasm 03001238466.24
Teaching 00361555205.85
Workload 00040431234.76
Difficulty 0002360664.94
Value 006151232125.38
Retake Yes: 68.8%   No: 31.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students praised Professor Kingston's enthusiasm and firm grasp on the course material. However, students wished that lectures were more organized and suggested posting lecture outlines online for later reference. They also felt that the professor should discuss assignments and papers in more detail to create clear expectations. Overall, most students found this to be a very interesting course.


POLC96H: Politics and Society in the Middle East I
Instructor: Kingston, P. Course Enrollment: 51
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 41.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003439295.95
Evaluations 00052448245.90
Organization 000203920245.48
Explanations 00004334245.81
Enthusiasm 00002024586.38
Teaching 00052439295.95
Workload 005391520245.19
Difficulty 000342910295.33
Value 000152029295.79
Retake Yes: 68.4%   No: 31.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Kingston was a good lecturer whose passion was transmitted to many of the students. His office hours were somewhat of an issue as he wasn't as accessible to students. This course is very heavy on readings which some students complained about.


POLC96H: Politics and Society in the Middle East I
Instructor: Kingston, P. Course Enrollment: 97
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 222143726165.23
Evaluations 27212402895.00
Organization 55292330265.35
Explanations 222142828235.40
Enthusiasm 22521635375.81
Teaching 22522936245.55
Workload 22035282394.91
Difficulty 220213526145.16
Value 220272722205.17
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that the instructor did an excellent job communicating difficult material. The course was challenging but enjoyable.


POLC96H: Politics and Society in the Middle East I
Instructor: Kingston, P. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000131645265.84
Evaluations 000132629325.81
Organization 003132326355.77
Explanations 003132027375.80
Enthusiasm 00071317636.37
Teaching 000101035456.16
Workload 00043302334.87
Difficulty 00037332734.97
Value 000214821105.21
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many Students found Professor Paul Kingston to be an outstanding educator, students attested to his level of articulation and experience, with the material as creating an exceptional learning environment. A few students agreed on the notion of the course being extremely informative and 'eye-opening'. The use of slides along with guests was found to be useful and relevant to the material, adding to the learning environment.


POLC96H: Politics and Society in the Middle East I
Instructor: Kingston, P. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000153044115.52
Evaluations 004192244115.41
Organization 004112237265.70
Explanations 00442633335.89
Enthusiasm 00001519676.52
Teaching 00042237376.07
Workload 00033303345.07
Difficulty 00075922115.37
Value 040154422155.26
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students have a great regard for Professor Kingston (many familiar with him from previous courses) and enjoy his courses. Several comment this course was more theoretical than they expected and a few expressed disappointment that it was not more topical given recent world events. Students also note that Professor Kingston is deeply knowledgeable in this area but at times they felt the depth of his knowledge took the class beyond their ability to follow.


POLC96H: Politics and Society in the Middle East I
Instructor: Hashemi, N. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000162544165.59
Evaluations 030192838135.34
Organization 00003438285.94
Explanations 00092238315.91
Enthusiasm 00061665135.84
Teaching 00033438255.84
Workload 00065231304.48
Difficulty 00052321604.65
Value 000204028125.32
Retake Yes: 82.8%   No: 17.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
This course was found to be great, interesting and information intensive. Professor Hashemi is an effective lecturer who is organized and fostered a focused learning environment. Students recommend reevaluation of grade distribution as it was somewhat unbalanced. As a lecturer the professor was effective, informed with a commanding grasp of material and very professional.


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