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5 surveys for VPAA05

VPAA05H: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts
Instructor: Magdanz, T. Course Enrollment: 159
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 30.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 64628301964.53
Evaluations 421132321364.49
Organization 629213811134.66
Explanations 429263017134.77
Enthusiasm 729262615154.70
Teaching 44424352274.72
Workload 4046419904.19
Difficulty 20116661144.23
Value 55144520924.09
Retake Yes: 35.6%   No: 64.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students expressed concern over the course content being scattered and confusing, mostly arising from the fact that there were two professors teaching this course. It was also felt that sometimes the readings were not adequately addressed in the lectures. Students generally liked Prof Magdanz, and felt that she was very knowledgeable about the subject.


VPAA05H: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts
Instructor: Clark, C. Course Enrollment: 134
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 231722311974.59
Evaluations 221714293174.85
Organization 3514252219124.61
Explanations 2101017341984.61
Enthusiasm 023172032255.54
Teaching 337212821174.97
Workload 0396716504.10
Difficulty 20953211424.40
Value 579291617174.64
Retake Yes: 40.7%   No: 59.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Clarke was clearly passionate and enthusiastic about the subject matter however the majority of students in the course were not and found it to be irrelevant to their interests. Many students questioned why this course was mandatory for all fine arts students. Some students found the course material exceedingly vague.


VPAA05H: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts
Instructor: Clark, C. Course Enrollment: 144
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 13164425734.22
Evaluations 04133733854.42
Organization 27193426844.16
Explanations 351833201644.27
Enthusiasm 138193024145.04
Teaching 331233311174.44
Workload 0137316334.27
Difficulty 0155724844.45
Value 147381721114.74
Retake Yes: 33.7%   No: 66.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students once again emerge from this class not understanding why this is considered foundational to other VPA courses. They suggest it should not be a prerequisite. Most feel Professor Clark was a successful instructor though some add that too much class time was spent going over material from the readings and they found it repetitive. Several mentioned that they consider the tutorials helpful.


VPAA05H: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts
Instructor: Clark, C. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00232342354.90
Evaluations 00819462034.90
Organization 011026272674.90
Explanations 01431352234.80
Enthusiasm 004112733225.60
Teaching 10619372585.00
Workload 0366915204.10
Difficulty 13115124604.10
Value 06832262124.60
Retake Yes: 45.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that on the whole Professor Clarke was an able instructor, but there were deep concerns with the content and purpose of the course itself. As a required course for many students, an unusually high percentage reported that they would not have taken the course otherwise, and comments reflect this trend. Students felt the idea of 'collaborations' was either too abstract or two narrow an idea to be the focus of an entire course, and felt it should not be a requirement for their programs. Many students singled out their TA, Kim, as a bright spot in the course.


VPAA05H: Collaborations in the Visual and Performing Arts
Instructor: Clark, C. Course Enrollment: 108
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 310173526413.75
Evaluations 251732281024.05
Organization 66203619833.86
Explanations 68222826423.68
Enthusiasm 23840201864.42
Teaching 381822251834.15
Workload 1211707703.95
Difficulty 02145415484.17
Value 116263612423.53
Retake Yes: 29.0%   No: 70.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students would have appreciated a clearer course description when signing up. The course experienced many technical difficulties as well which hopefully can be avoided next year. As well, students found that the course lacked collaboration with other forms of art. The tutorials were very beneficial.


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