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23 surveys for PSYA01

PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Ilie, G. Course Enrollment: 474
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 41.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 223162137235.54
Evaluations 427182330195.17
Organization 323142331285.55
Explanations 02472029415.93
Enthusiasm 0215921656.43
Teaching 12472031395.88
Workload 12550211684.68
Difficulty 11238361784.88
Value 215172318205.34
Retake Yes: 80.5%   No: 19.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students agreed that Professor Ilie's enthusiasm and approachability helped them in their learning. With that being said, many students felt that she went off topic too many times. Students found the evaluation of the course unfair as it was based on just two exams. Professor Ilie's kind nature and passion made this course very enjoyable.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Ilie, G. Course Enrollment: 692
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 33.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 237212328195.20
Evaluations 5411202724124.76
Organization 368152428195.09
Explanations 236132624285.38
Enthusiasm 22291824475.96
Teaching 325152130275.45
Workload 229392218124.75
Difficulty 21334322194.92
Value 424252021134.97
Retake Yes: 72.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
In general, students consider Professor Ilie to be a very enthusiastic lecturer who explained difficult concepts well. Some felt Professor Ilie went off on a tangent far too many times. Students found the pace of the class fast, making it very easy to fall behind. The web option suffered many technical problems during the year, mainly regarding its audio quality.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 482
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00241244386.12
Evaluations 236143026195.24
Organization 00031539436.19
Explanations 0002928606.46
Enthusiasm 0001722706.62
Teaching 00031029586.41
Workload 02453261234.55
Difficulty 00240341774.87
Value 000202629255.58
Retake Yes: 91.8%   No: 8.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens is a personable and enthusiastic Professor who is credited as making the lecture material interesting even for those who would normally find it otherwise. The only common complaint was that the RTCP assignments were felt to be an unfair representation of knowledge due to the fact that they were being peer evaluated.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 866
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 53.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01172640255.77
Evaluations 327153226155.10
Organization 00082341275.84
Explanations 10161632456.12
Enthusiasm 00031430526.29
Teaching 10041739396.06
Workload 10550261164.57
Difficulty 00239341594.89
Value 102192823265.48
Retake Yes: 83.9%   No: 16.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens is an energetic and engaging Professor whose enthusiasm for teaching is appreciated by almost all who commented. Students didn't like the peer evaluated RTCP assignments and felt this was an unfair method of grading.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 298
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 51.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 100143041145.54
Evaluations 22417313775.12
Organization 001123933155.50
Explanations 01182539275.82
Enthusiasm 00072035376.03
Teaching 01263041215.71
Workload 01452231384.66
Difficulty 00349291354.68
Value 001162728295.68
Retake Yes: 80.5%   No: 19.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens is an enthusiastic and engaging Professor. Students thoroughly enjoyed the lectures. Many students had concerns with the grading of the RTCP assignments citing that TAs should be marking them and not other first year students.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 464
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10022242326.00
Evaluations 228182930135.13
Organization 00151634436.11
Explanations 0012927616.44
Enthusiasm 0011820716.60
Teaching 00121332526.33
Workload 01646261474.66
Difficulty 00237331894.92
Value 000232525265.51
Retake Yes: 90.3%   No: 9.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students have a lot to say about this course. As always they approve of Professor Joordens personally, citing his energy, enthusiasm, and simple ability to keep everyone awake in a 9am lecture. Student still disapprove of the peer grading system represented by RTCP and are almost unanimous in requesting it be scrapped. Students frequently refer to the difficulty of the material with some frustration but tend not to blame this on the instruction they receive. Several students commented that tricky wording on exam questions might end up testing English comprehension more than it tests course knowledge.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 738
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 41.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00182143265.83
Evaluations 218173026155.09
Organization 11072239305.83
Explanations 00051131526.28
Enthusiasm 00141129556.32
Teaching 10151542366.01
Workload 00355211554.63
Difficulty 012373118104.94
Value 001221827315.63
Retake Yes: 81.8%   No: 18.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this web-based section of Professor Joordens. course were comfortable with the format of their learning and with the on-line experience. Apart from the general complaints with the RTCP experiment (peer grading) most were happy with the course. Students do agree with the idea behind the small, frequent writing assignments and the stated goals of training critical thinking, writing skills, etc. They see merit in the plan, but greatly dislike the peer evaluation aspect.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 224
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 87.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011102940195.62
Evaluations 235213127104.99
Organization 111132438245.68
Explanations 01041931446.12
Enthusiasm 00131530526.29
Teaching 11172139315.90
Workload 1265526934.41
Difficulty 01659191414.41
Value 000222923255.51
Retake Yes: 86.1%   No: 13.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with Professor Joordens and their on-line learning experience, noting that they learned a lot in the course and were able to apply it. Many students were dissatisfied and concerned about the graded course elements, however, focusing in particular on assignments and peer-grading which they felt was subjective and unfair.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 383
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 82.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001123034235.65
Evaluations 115203324175.21
Organization 010102937235.72
Explanations 01061538406.08
Enthusiasm 00071431476.16
Teaching 00171341376.07
Workload 22850211254.43
Difficulty 01144291864.78
Value 002212025325.63
Retake Yes: 86.2%   No: 13.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this on-line course noted that Professor Joordens is a very interesting lecturer and that he is always available to answer students' questions and concerns. Some students expressed a desire to access lectures later, and suggested that a specific time-frame in which to view them was unnecessary. A number of students questioned the testing format, which was two multiple-choice format tests, each worth 50% of the final.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 463
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031845326.10
Evaluations 114213125145.20
Organization 00031338436.20
Explanations 0001629616.50
Enthusiasm 0001621716.60
Teaching 0001630616.50
Workload 1165422844.40
Difficulty 11146301274.70
Value 000152733235.60
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were greatly impressed with Professor Joordens' approach to learning and his anecdotes and examples in class. He helped clarify many theories and made the class more enjoyable. Students suggest more evaluation as two exams were not enough to adequately test their knowledge of the course materials. Students also recommend a tutorial session with the professor to help them interact more with the instructor and their fellow peers.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 867
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 93.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092442235.80
Evaluations 126183224135.10
Organization 00172338285.80
Explanations 00041238436.20
Enthusiasm 00031032526.30
Teaching 00041439406.10
Workload 13551221044.40
Difficulty 01343301654.70
Value 001172430265.60
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 282
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031650306.02
Evaluations 00182345205.60
Organization 00021242436.21
Explanations 0002934536.28
Enthusiasm 0001727626.35
Teaching 0001736536.26
Workload 0046418924.26
Difficulty 00256241334.49
Value 000162240205.54
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 298
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031449326.00
Evaluations 002142840135.33
Organization 0001843456.17
Explanations 0000537576.46
Enthusiasm 0000429656.49
Teaching 0000638536.29
Workload 0035723944.34
Difficulty 00050311434.60
Value 000152336235.52
Retake Yes: 95.0%   No: 4.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 224
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 55.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000223033115.13
Evaluations 004163531115.14
Organization 115213621114.85
Explanations 004162626265.44
Enthusiasm 00041337446.11
Teaching 00082439265.68
Workload 22454231014.16
Difficulty 02451251244.45
Value 010243524135.08
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kennedy made class interesting through his enthusiasm, his good use of examples, and his involvement of the students. Overall, the students had an enjoyable learning experience from a great teacher who showed that he really cares about his students.


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Smith, M. Course Enrollment: 237
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 81.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11216343775.14
Evaluations 241032261764.42
Organization 029162435115.02
Explanations 000142536225.51
Enthusiasm 002133030235.49
Teaching 004122639185.50
Workload 01448251814.46
Difficulty 00152241724.47
Value 003253125135.05
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Smith showed enthusiasm in the course material, and her lectures were interesting and informative. Online notes or overheads would have been helpful for students. Although she took time to explain concepts clearly, students felt her exams were demanding.


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 271
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 80.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 101163234115.09
Evaluations 00723292874.75
Organization 001102837205.45
Explanations 10282233305.57
Enthusiasm 00192132335.67
Teaching 00172735275.65
Workload 02451221524.34
Difficulty 00650221354.41
Value 003163227195.28
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: MacLeod, C. Course Enrollment: 290
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 67.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002102840165.38
Evaluations 33919312384.61
Organization 00161343355.95
Explanations 00331438405.99
Enthusiasm 11161236405.86
Teaching 11041646295.78
Workload 12448211664.52
Difficulty 01341301764.69
Value 112142731215.33
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor MacLeod was an entertaining, enthusiastic, and organized lecturer who made the course material interesting for students, although his exams were challenging. He explained concepts thoroughly, and took the time to answer students' questions. Students appreciated his use of examples, visual aids, and in-class experiments.


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 181
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 74.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00162242265.71
Evaluations 012102436235.45
Organization 00042236345.80
Explanations 00021634446.00
Enthusiasm 00021133506.11
Teaching 00031633466.12
Workload 32948201134.13
Difficulty 23747241414.28
Value 001212627245.47
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 201
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 34 Percent Response: 59.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00122347235.69
Evaluations 004112838175.43
Organization 00051642366.04
Explanations 00021437456.15
Enthusiasm 00021125596.26
Teaching 00031443386.06
Workload 1284824774.32
Difficulty 06449231234.28
Value 010104128185.41
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 6.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens was a great teacher who made the class very interesting and enjoyable through his display of enthusiasm in the course material. Students left the course with a deeper understanding of the subject matter.


PSYA01Y: Introduction to Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 300
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01062453165.80
Evaluations 214163231145.24
Organization 00241247356.09
Explanations 0003939496.34
Enthusiasm 0012746446.30
Teaching 1003944436.23
Workload 11245301474.72
Difficulty 02243292234.80
Value 000213727155.36
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Joordens to be organized and approachable. His use of examples clearly illustrated concepts necessary for the successful completion of the course. Colloquial use of terms to describe developmentally disabled individuals was not looked favorably upon by students. There was a large quantity of material that needed to be memorized, but the workload for the course was average for an introductory course. Overall, the course was an enjoyable experience for most students.


PSYA01Y: Introduction to Psychology
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 253
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 50.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 121533261854.60
Evaluations 22739301464.59
Organization 781928221064.04
Explanations 2516272119104.57
Enthusiasm 123112234275.61
Teaching 355261927144.87
Workload 02546261754.70
Difficulty 02237381554.73
Value 012333321105.01
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the material interesting and appreciated the use of examples. The website was very helpful. Class time and course material was disorganized, making note-taking difficult. Kennedy was widely available for consultation and help. Students recognized and appreciated the amount of time, energy and effort Dr. Kennedy put into the course.


PSYA01Y: Introduction to Psychology
Instructor: MacLeod, C. Course Enrollment: 284
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 70.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12162943195.70
Evaluations 241123262594.78
Organization 01121338466.28
Explanations 01161435466.31
Enthusiasm 10262040325.95
Teaching 11241833426.07
Workload 02255172054.70
Difficulty 10238322264.93
Value 101232831175.41
Retake Yes: 95.0%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introduction to Psychology
Instructor: Smith, M. Course Enrollment: 251
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 2 Percent Response: 69.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 013143634125.40
Evaluations 12726372074.84
Organization 214152436185.38
Explanations 00171738386.10
Enthusiasm 00292834255.61
Teaching 001112237305.89
Workload 12460201034.38
Difficulty 10257291114.53
Value 002273025165.26
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Smith was approachable and well organized. The videos were helpful and appreciated. The textbook readings were helpful, but copious. Students commented that exams should be made to appropriately test students' knowledge rather than making the tests difficult then marking on a curve. Overall, lectures were effective and the pace was appropriate.


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