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10 surveys for VPMA93

VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Magdanz, T. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 32.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00028055195.64
Evaluations 0010191046195.45
Organization 000192837195.55
Explanations 000191946195.64
Enthusiasm 000101946285.91
Teaching 000102846195.73
Workload 00107319004.09
Difficulty 00194628004.10
Value 000373710104.90
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall students found the course to be a good learning experience, and felt that Professor Teresa Magdanz performed well as an instructor.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Fetterley, L. Course Enrollment: 140
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 67.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00073845105.58
Evaluations 00310384285.43
Organization 00033045245.89
Explanations 00052643275.92
Enthusiasm 00092642245.81
Teaching 00043147195.82
Workload 2714659323.86
Difficulty 04106417704.13
Value 003262815115.08
Retake Yes: 84.3%   No: 15.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that Professor Fetterley was a great professor as she was clear about the material, and was very enthusiastic. However, students found that there were too many musical terminologies to memorize; they recommended focusing more on the listening aspect of the course. They also suggested creating easier midterms for the course as many found it to be very difficult.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Fetterley, L. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03092040265.76
Evaluations 03603232265.65
Organization 00302029466.18
Explanations 00061832436.15
Enthusiasm 00002938326.03
Teaching 00331549265.97
Workload 30126612094.17
Difficulty 3395818334.09
Value 006262615125.00
Retake Yes: 90.3%   No: 9.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thoroughly enjoyed Professor Fetterley's use of modern and dynamic examples to keep the course up to date. They felt that the course was an excellent experience overall, and agreed that Professor Fetterley was a highly enthusiastic and organized Professor.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Magdanz, T. Course Enrollment: 61
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 041212521944.81
Evaluations 48812412384.74
Organization 440124130125.15
Explanations 408153430125.07
Enthusiasm 44483038155.26
Teaching 40415492644.96
Workload 0005634844.59
Difficulty 0044938844.59
Value 0044530484.63
Retake Yes: 57.7%   No: 42.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that the grading of assignments in this course was too subjective. Moreover, students would have appreciated it had the professor provided greater feedback on assignments, held more office hours, and promptly replied to emails. Nonetheless, students greatly enjoyed the material that was taught in this course.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Magdanz, T. Course Enrollment: 114
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 40.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025273995.32
Evaluations 255163923114.98
Organization 000142543185.66
Explanations 002183234145.39
Enthusiasm 002142539205.61
Teaching 002162842125.44
Workload 02146421174.27
Difficulty 0056491674.57
Value 02745201694.68
Retake Yes: 68.2%   No: 31.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students expressed concern over the marking scheme for this course, but felt that Professor Magdanz was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Students appreciated the fact that she posted her lecture notes online.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Magdanz, T. Course Enrollment: 88
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00219284295.37
Evaluations 0059513055.21
Organization 00021353595.33
Explanations 005143040125.40
Enthusiasm 200142133305.70
Teaching 000123342145.58
Workload 00949211654.58
Difficulty 0095126954.49
Value 007263114215.17
Retake Yes: 72.1%   No: 27.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students overall seemed to enjoy both the professor and the course.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Whiting, L. Course Enrollment: 92
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 221229302424.64
Evaluations 321130272164.65
Organization 53531341854.60
Explanations 365332023114.71
Enthusiasm 03892920325.50
Teaching 22624392354.85
Workload 03547271264.59
Difficulty 06538321284.62
Value 025382612174.94
Retake Yes: 39.7%   No: 60.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Whiting enthusiastic however it was expressed by many that the course was quite difficult for an A level course. Student opinion on the value of the learning experience was mixed.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Treloar, S. Course Enrollment: 97
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 300103431215.48
Evaluations 302102434265.59
Organization 20092141285.81
Explanations 40291842265.68
Enthusiasm 20792337235.53
Teaching 20272641225.69
Workload 00550261454.64
Difficulty 0036419594.52
Value 22450241544.52
Retake Yes: 77.2%   No: 22.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Treloar was found to be excellent at communicating course material as well as proficient at keeping students engaged. Many students noted that despite the fact that the course claims that there is no prior musical background needed that in fact the course is quite difficult for those with no previous musical experience.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Whiting, L. Course Enrollment: 118
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 79.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 241273520104.88
Evaluations 30723392264.83
Organization 14426411684.79
Explanations 212263422125.03
Enthusiasm 024141527365.70
Teaching 212183627145.21
Workload 05160171254.45
Difficulty 001247241164.52
Value 003283220185.23
Retake Yes: 67.6%   No: 32.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students find Professor Whiting to be a genuine 'nice guy' who brought that feeling into the classroom. Several students comment that too many pieces to learn and memorize impacted their ability to study any single thing closely. Students again emphasize (as they do every year) that this course is not easy and perhaps should not be taken without a background in music regardless of what the course calendar says.


VPMA93H: Listening to Music
Instructor: Treloar, S. Course Enrollment: 76
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003183235125.35
Evaluations 000213226215.47
Organization 000212426295.65
Explanations 003243521185.26
Enthusiasm 033242929125.15
Teaching 000152444185.65
Workload 30154726634.24
Difficulty 0665626334.24
Value 0364293094.85
Retake Yes: 78.8%   No: 21.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students were pleased with this course and with the classroom style of Professor Treloar. Some non-music students expressed concern that they were deceived by the course calendar which states no musical background is required and felt disadvantaged by students who did have such background. Students caught in this position emphasize that the course is naturally more difficult for those without musical foundation, even if it is technically accessible to them.


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