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19 surveys for PSYA02

PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Fournier, M. Course Enrollment: 182
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 30.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000171751175.67
Evaluations 420153139115.25
Organization 000112235335.89
Explanations 000112244245.80
Enthusiasm 000132033355.89
Teaching 000132042265.80
Workload 00246301784.82
Difficulty 20442331924.65
Value 002302820115.10
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall students enjoyed having Professor Marc Fournier as their instructor as he was organized and well prepared for his classes, enthusiastic, and thoroughly explained concepts.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Fournier, M. Course Enrollment: 486
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 27.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00062146295.97
Evaluations 003132935225.63
Organization 00041631506.27
Explanations 00061633476.21
Enthusiasm 00061635446.18
Teaching 00041541416.18
Workload 00254281354.66
Difficulty 10241371744.78
Value 000223121185.38
Retake Yes: 90.7%   No: 9.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Dr. Fournier to be a very enthusiastic and engaging professor. Many have agreed this course is very interesting, and Dr. Fournier does a lot to ensure that the students remain interested. His overall enthusiasm and charisma is well displayed in his teaching styles and mannerism.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Fournier, M. Course Enrollment: 816
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 23.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041946306.04
Evaluations 01392637255.73
Organization 00151535456.20
Explanations 00241441396.15
Enthusiasm 00151235456.23
Teaching 01031744356.11
Workload 10246291684.80
Difficulty 12344321274.71
Value 110192035205.56
Retake Yes: 91.1%   No: 8.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Dr. Fournier to be a very enthusiastic and engaging professor. Many have agreed this course is very interesting, and Dr. Fournier does a lot to ensure that the students remain interested. His overall enthusiasm and charisma is well displayed in his teaching styles, and much appreciated in the classroom.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 233
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 12.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 40482533295.61
Evaluations 440153325225.29
Organization 004112529335.75
Explanations 000151833365.89
Enthusiasm 000111836365.96
Teaching 004112533295.71
Workload 00843331544.63
Difficulty 00440431144.71
Value 480111540185.31
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bassili to be a great instructor. They enjoyed the course, and truly valued his use of videos and interactive slides to make the course even more interesting.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Fournier, M. Course Enrollment: 474
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 40.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10141547346.07
Evaluations 201122636255.69
Organization 10041734466.20
Explanations 10151636426.13
Enthusiasm 10051039466.24
Teaching 10151339426.16
Workload 00250261494.78
Difficulty 00151311264.71
Value 011182724225.51
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had consistently noted Prof. Fournierís outstanding organization of lecture materials, clear explanations, fair evaluations, ability to simplify complicated concepts, and engaging classes, all of which contributed to an overall great learning experience and supported many studentsí claim as one of the best university professors. A few students found the peer scholar evaluation to be unfair, would like to see more videos, a slower pace at times, and improved camera technology.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Fournier, M. Course Enrollment: 927
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 35.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11262140325.93
Evaluations 123122734245.59
Organization 11151534456.17
Explanations 10261435456.16
Enthusiasm 10251235476.22
Teaching 11151436426.14
Workload 11547251764.68
Difficulty 11347271754.70
Value 111162332195.53
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Almost all students agreed that Prof. Fournier was extremely passionate, organized, fair, easily understandable, and funny. He provided very clear expectations, interesting personal examples, simplified difficult concepts, helpful in making important points memorable and concise. Some students deemed the peer evaluation system for assignments to be unfair. A few students mentioned that the professor spoke too fast sometimes, the audio was unclear in the web option, the reading was quite heavy, and tested textbook materials were too specific. Overall, students thoroughly enjoyed Prof. Fournierís lectures, loved his teaching style, and his exceptional performance earned him the well-deserved title as TVOís Best Lecturer.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 215
Session: Summer 2007 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 37.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00284039145.56
Evaluations 3013133133105.05
Organization 000132642205.69
Explanations 00382441265.80
Enthusiasm 00272640265.84
Teaching 000142541215.69
Workload 22851211284.52
Difficulty 03340341754.74
Value 003292620125.10
Retake Yes: 87.3%   No: 12.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Bassili was an excellent professor and they agreed that he was very enthusiastic and passionate about the course material. Moreover, many felt that his use of videos in class enhanced the lecture material. However, several students disliked that their grade was based solely on their midterm and final exam marks.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 481
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00282736255.72
Evaluations 126212525205.23
Organization 00091833385.98
Explanations 00161532466.14
Enthusiasm 00061931436.09
Teaching 00172733325.87
Workload 02552221464.58
Difficulty 00349291274.71
Value 001212027315.63
Retake Yes: 92.9%   No: 7.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Bassili to be an excellent professor, who communicated the material clearly and with much enthusiasm. Students especially enjoyed the use of videos, which demonstrated applications of key psychology concepts and added interest to the already enjoyable course. While the overall learning experience was very positive, several students felt that the method of evaluation could have better reflected what they had learned, and that the course would be improved by more TA involvement and supplementary assignments.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 884
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 39.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 201102442215.64
Evaluations 324162830165.19
Organization 10182139305.83
Explanations 10161639375.98
Enthusiasm 10161936375.97
Teaching 10192041275.77
Workload 12545281544.56
Difficulty 11445311544.66
Value 011212427265.52
Retake Yes: 88.1%   No: 11.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Like the in-class section, students in the online section of this course also found Professor Bassili to be an outstanding instructor. They enjoyed his use of videos, which added interest to the course. Students in this section particularly appreciated the discussion forums, convenience of the online format and the Professor Bassili's engaging, enthusiastic teaching style, which kept students motivated to keep up with lectures.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Summer 2006 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 54.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012152142185.57
Evaluations 124212929155.21
Organization 010162237245.65
Explanations 012132332295.70
Enthusiasm 010131837325.85
Teaching 100132739205.63
Workload 21255221264.54
Difficulty 1235128964.53
Value 115242218305.37
Retake Yes: 87.6%   No: 12.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bassili was described as an excellent professor, who made the lectures very interesting and enjoyable. The students benefited from his examples, especially the videos, to clarify the course content. He had clear expectations from students and was very enthusiastic about the course. The course itself was described as fascinating and the fact that it had an online portion made it more convenient. Some students, however, felt that the discussion forum was not an accurate way of evaluation and marks should not have been associated with the replies. Overall, students expressed content with the course and would happily take more courses with Professor Bassili.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 467
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00082336325.92
Evaluations 006232525205.28
Organization 00141738406.12
Explanations 00151433486.23
Enthusiasm 00141734446.17
Teaching 00061639396.10
Workload 11545261574.68
Difficulty 01236351794.92
Value 000152827295.68
Retake Yes: 91.1%   No: 8.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Bassili is an enthusiastic instructor whose lectures were enjoyed by students. Many students commented positively on the use of videos in the course. Student opinion on the discussion forum was mixed.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 732
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 48.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10192342235.70
Evaluations 224212828145.11
Organization 10172039325.91
Explanations 11171836375.97
Enthusiasm 10061936375.99
Teaching 11171741325.91
Workload 11551231454.57
Difficulty 11345311464.72
Value 011212525275.53
Retake Yes: 87.4%   No: 12.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bassili is an engaging Professor who shows great enthusiasm when lecturing. Students commented that the videos shown were quite useful. Some students commented that the final exam being worth 60% was to much and that they would have liked to have seen some form of written evaluation be it short answer on exams or other assignments.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 203
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 52.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 100133342125.49
Evaluations 10412433295.26
Organization 10082840235.75
Explanations 10092145245.81
Enthusiasm 10141949265.91
Teaching 10153045185.71
Workload 12350251634.55
Difficulty 11163211124.43
Value 101133129265.60
Retake Yes: 87.4%   No: 12.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Bassili's lectures. Many commented specifically that they felt the inclusion of videos helped in their learning. Student reaction to the discussion forum was mixed, with some responding well to the format and others disliking it.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 446
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10192841195.64
Evaluations 125222530165.19
Organization 00172036355.95
Explanations 10252031416.00
Enthusiasm 00151932426.09
Teaching 00171937376.00
Workload 02349231754.65
Difficulty 00146311474.76
Value 000212226305.63
Retake Yes: 93.9%   No: 6.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Bassili's lectures and consider him to be an excellent communicator. The well-considered use of video content was appreciated. Some were dissatisfied with the multiple choice grading system. A number of students enjoyed the on-line discussion forum aspect of the class but a few were confused about this element as a part of their grade.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 625
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 66.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00192447185.72
Evaluations 023163134145.33
Organization 00162040335.97
Explanations 00151833436.10
Enthusiasm 00161634436.12
Teaching 00161940345.97
Workload 01450271164.60
Difficulty 01344291754.72
Value 011202626285.58
Retake Yes: 89.5%   No: 10.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoy Professor Bassili's engagement and presence in this course. Few students note issues or reactions pertaining explicitly to the on-line nature of this course and reactions are very similar to the other live section, which suggests that the format was successful in this case at capturing an experience similar to the live version. Some students here comment on the discussion forum as well, and the consensus seems to be that it's a good idea but hampered by the large size of the class, which creates too great a volume of discussion to follow.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 247
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 98.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01217393295.27
Evaluations 21325382574.99
Organization 110142838195.56
Explanations 003112836215.59
Enthusiasm 001112836235.65
Teaching 10272942195.65
Workload 1265823824.34
Difficulty 10359231134.45
Value 003202731175.37
Retake Yes: 86.5%   No: 13.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students appreciated the convenience of this on-line course and felt that Professor Bassili was effective at keeping it interesting. Some commented that the grading scheme, consisting of a midterm and an exam, was too limited.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 399
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 102122645145.55
Evaluations 426182631125.03
Organization 10271734395.99
Explanations 10191835375.97
Enthusiasm 11171432456.08
Teaching 101101342345.95
Workload 01259191454.58
Difficulty 00254261274.68
Value 101202927225.45
Retake Yes: 91.9%   No: 8.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Similar to comments from the exclusively on-line version of this course (see lecture 60 of the same course, below) students appreciated the effective use of video and commented on the tremendous amount of time and effort Professor Bassili puts into his teaching. Students were very dissatisfied with the fact that material from the discussion forum was considered a required part of the course, and felt that being tested on it was unfair.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Bassili, J. Course Enrollment: 643
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 90.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 113183432125.27
Evaluations 338233221114.84
Organization 102122733245.60
Explanations 111102532295.72
Enthusiasm 111112035315.77
Teaching 112112536255.66
Workload 11547281254.55
Difficulty 11445301554.66
Value 101172727275.58
Retake Yes: 83.2%   No: 16.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated the flexibility of this on-line course and its effective integration of other media such as videos and the discussion forum. Many students, however, commented negatively on the fact that material discussed in the forum was considered 'testable' material and they felt there was more than enough material to remember already.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 84.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00163734205.70
Evaluations 011124427125.30
Organization 00042732356.00
Explanations 00012426476.20
Enthusiasm 00031827506.30
Teaching 00012330446.20
Workload 33106013634.10
Difficulty 0065927604.30
Value 000232130255.60
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Joordens' unique lecturing style and his use of relevant examples and mediums. They appreciated the flexibility afforded to them due to the online nature of the course. Students, however, recommended a tutorial to increase the interactions with the professor and their fellow students, which would have helped them academically.


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