4 surveys for PSCD02

PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Bayer Carpintero, J. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 57.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 060112237275.63
Evaluations 060272227225.26
Organization 060112227375.74
Explanations 066112711435.58
Enthusiasm 06003211536.00
Teaching 000161143275.83
Workload 00069221104.42
Difficulty 006482711114.74
Value 060432711164.84
Retake Yes: 44.4%   No: 55.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bayer to be excellent. He inspired discussion and critical thinking in class and was very enthusiastic about the material he teaches. However, some students found that the course focused more on mathematical concepts, and the topics should better diversify themselves by covering a variety of scientific topics.

PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Bayer, J. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 89.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00442940245.76
Evaluations 00483229295.68
Organization 00083244165.68
Explanations 00083236205.71
Enthusiasm 00442440295.84
Teaching 00003644205.84
Workload 4012243612124.72
Difficulty 041240248124.56
Value 000293216165.22
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the course interesting, the professor enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and liked the interactivity of the tutorials. A couple of students commented preferring to have the quizzes at the end of the tutorials (after discussions) instead of the beginning.

PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Cormack, D. Course Enrollment: 51
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 47.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 134173388174.13
Evaluations 21013171713214.29
Organization 802125218174.42
Explanations 134438817174.42
Enthusiasm 404292913215.00
Teaching 4138291713174.46
Workload 008501317134.75
Difficulty 044421721134.83
Value 505402015154.75
Retake Yes: 45.8%   No: 54.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students in the class felt that Professor Cormack could have improved the course by sticking to the course syllabus and not changing it during the course of the semester. This included not changing the deadlines of major assignments. Diversifying the topics covered in class (as outlined in the course description) would have been beneficial. Furthermore, clearer instructions for marking assignments would have been helpful. Aside from these, students found Professor Cormack to be nice and knowledgeable.

PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 41
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 53.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 59932321404.18
Evaluations 914185361804.00
Organization 05941232304.50
Explanations 50234123904.05
Enthusiasm 05932411404.50
Teaching 55182336954.27
Workload 05036322354.82
Difficulty 005273214235.23
Value 505201535205.25
Retake Yes: 52.4%   No: 47.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most comments received touch on the format of the course, involving guest lectures across a variety of fields, which students found too demanding in specialized ways that not everyone had the background to handle. Several students also complain that despite the nature of the material covered examination was based largely on the memorization and repetition of lecture content. Students seemed to appreciate the intent of this course but also felt the full potential was missed and made various suggestions designed to capitalize on that potential in the future.

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