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43 surveys for International Development Studies

IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 214
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 42.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002122735255.72
Evaluations 202172933185.45
Organization 024103236165.48
Explanations 02342249195.79
Enthusiasm 022152533245.61
Teaching 00072042275.93
Workload 00250331034.60
Difficulty 00046351424.68
Value 020242415145.19
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many found this class to be a positive learning experience because of Professor Berry’s wealth of knowledge and thorough explanation of course concepts. However, some students expressed concern that the midterm exams were marked too hard and unfairly.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 163
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 33.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000103228255.72
Evaluations 002123430175.52
Organization 002172321305.65
Explanations 00022136366.12
Enthusiasm 00222332366.04
Teaching 00022625436.14
Workload 00254251224.54
Difficulty 00052261544.69
Value 004122121155.45
Retake Yes: 72.9%   No: 27.1%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 40.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00293037225.69
Evaluations 004102540195.62
Organization 003132934225.59
Explanations 00072440285.91
Enthusiasm 30272038325.82
Teaching 00242037386.06
Workload 00353291044.59
Difficulty 00248331354.72
Value 002241720145.28
Retake Yes: 78.1%   No: 21.9%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 209
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003193731105.26
Evaluations 11316334165.24
Organization 001118283675.10
Explanations 002153037175.51
Enthusiasm 025182337155.32
Teaching 011162438215.59
Workload 02261211034.45
Difficulty 00254311124.57
Value 11548271354.57
Retake Yes: 70.5%   No: 29.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed Professor Berry's calm and understanding demeanour, but said he definitely needs to speak up in class. Several students had a problem with the TA showing up late or not showing up at all on several occasions.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 213
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 207262228155.11
Evaluations 125253025115.00
Organization 2313162427134.92
Explanations 207172332205.32
Enthusiasm 217172821245.26
Teaching 217141929295.46
Workload 0184733654.48
Difficulty 22156251304.38
Value 12738152894.80
Retake Yes: 72.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Reactions are mixed about this course. While a lot of students enjoyed professor Berry's class, a number of them found the classes to be slow and disorganized. Similarly, while some students found the course material too easy or overlapping with other IDS-required courses, some found it too broad and confusing. A lot of students also expressed the need for more multi-media teaching methods and improvement on the tutorials, TA, and marking of assignments. Lecture handouts and past exam papers are generally helpful for the students.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 164
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 43.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00064922245.63
Evaluations 00345026175.50
Organization 000104429175.53
Explanations 00043336265.84
Enthusiasm 00072641255.84
Teaching 00002841326.04
Workload 0225627684.58
Difficulty 1016024764.50
Value 02638349114.77
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
As one student professes, "Professor Berry is incredibly enthusiastic. He cares very much about the learning experience of his students." Many students commented that they really enjoyed this class and Professor Berry's lecturing style. He is very accessible and caring. A couple students commented that there were too many readings, though notes are also given in class, which students appreciate.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 167
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011183328155.30
Evaluations 11710343855.10
Organization 041014263485.00
Explanations 004142733195.50
Enthusiasm 007102639165.50
Teaching 01172437275.80
Workload 00151281534.70
Difficulty 0026125724.50
Value 16103238464.40
Retake Yes: 70.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were complimentary of Professor Berry's breadth of knowledge and his lecture style. Some found that excessive detail led to very long lecture monologues that might be broken up a bit in order to better hold attention, but most agreed the material is quite valuable and was well presented by Professor Berry.


IDSB01H: International Development Studies: Political Economy
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 159
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001143236155.40
Evaluations 201233029125.05
Organization 005123036145.27
Explanations 01152344235.65
Enthusiasm 405102532215.23
Teaching 00143238235.68
Workload 00568121024.21
Difficulty 00566141124.29
Value 204382614144.78
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Berry is an enthusiastic, helpful, and patient instructor. He is very fair, caring, and understanding when it comes to the students' best. Students found him thoughtful for providing lecture notes weekly. He created an enjoyable learning environment. He presented material in a well-organized manner and made concepts easy to understand. It is suggested that more assignments be given to provide more opportunities to do well rather than having a few large assignments worth a great amount. This professor communicated well and answered questions effectively. Overall, the material was relevant and directly applied to current world issues. A good course for better understanding international development.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 181
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 42.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00433238195.68
Evaluations 32323342474.94
Organization 00032542245.93
Explanations 02223034285.85
Enthusiasm 20232530345.93
Teaching 22042542215.75
Workload 02028322475.06
Difficulty 00230371934.90
Value 000173413105.20
Retake Yes: 70.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Prof. Biggs received highly positive feedback from his students; he was noted as being enthusiastic and interesting, and gave engaging examples. Students also found the lecture slides to be organized and informative, although dense at times. While some students liked the essays, others felt that there were too many essays, which were too strictly marked by the TAs; they felt that the TAs were too hard on them over style and not on their content. Students also suggested that the essays be discussed in clarity before the deadline and not afterwards.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 118
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02282249185.67
Evaluations 020103835155.50
Organization 00402750195.81
Explanations 00261257245.94
Enthusiasm 00461237416.04
Teaching 00241253296.04
Workload 00452291244.60
Difficulty 0026824604.34
Value 05943231654.50
Retake Yes: 78.3%   No: 21.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Biggs to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable and that he truly enjoyed what he was teaching. The Professor made the concepts easy to understand. Some students mentioned that the workload (mainly writing multiple essays) was quite high. As well, students recommended that lecture notes should be provided before class. Despite the workload, students overall really enjoyed this course and found it to be a great learning experience.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 129
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000171542275.79
Evaluations 000172835205.57
Organization 000131338386.00
Explanations 00082138335.96
Enthusiasm 00013940386.04
Teaching 000171536325.83
Workload 000343615155.11
Difficulty 20255211194.60
Value 0212431914104.60
Retake Yes: 74.4%   No: 25.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Price, A. Course Enrollment: 79
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00724362855.00
Evaluations 25731281994.69
Organization 007213328125.17
Explanations 002252637115.30
Enthusiasm 002102633295.78
Teaching 024182535165.36
Workload 02538331844.71
Difficulty 00547241854.71
Value 29224216723.89
Retake Yes: 60.4%   No: 39.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students feel that Professor Price preformed well as an instructor and note in particular his enthusiasm for the material. Many students expressed concerns about the midterm and report that it did not accurately reflect material covered in class.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Price, A. Course Enrollment: 100
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011143136175.50
Evaluations 0110183026145.08
Organization 009152936105.18
Explanations 114141741225.56
Enthusiasm 10361327506.11
Teaching 10391438345.82
Workload 00047401214.67
Difficulty 00350311344.70
Value 033252025235.26
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students described Price as a great instructor who displayed much enthusiasm in lectures. Some students mentioned that the textbook was useless. There were also some suggestions that Price develop and design a course package.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 148
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 45.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00628342464.95
Evaluations 00824342585.01
Organization 006282724115.05
Explanations 003213920155.23
Enthusiasm 2011202124235.23
Teaching 032243321145.13
Workload 020242328235.45
Difficulty 200243623145.20
Value 02920921115.00
Retake Yes: 54.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Birn was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. She explained the course material with real life connection, which made them easy to understand. Students suggested that Professor Birn should provide lecture slides online so it would be easier to follow. Some of them felt that Professor Birn lectured too quickly and wished that she could slow down a bit.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Cortinois, A. Course Enrollment: 259
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 43.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01732381924.74
Evaluations 02324362855.02
Organization 11525392184.94
Explanations 11825401764.80
Enthusiasm 23931351714.53
Teaching 11824421864.83
Workload 000313020165.20
Difficulty 01335312364.90
Value 10425231324.70
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 58.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Prof. Cortinois was approachable, very organized and intelligent, but suggested that he could have been more enthusiastic and engaging during the lectures. Students also greatly appreciated the TAs, who they felt did an excellent job of explaining concepts and pointing out the bigger picture. Students generally enjoyed the class, but stated that there was too much material to learn in a short amount of time (with relatively high difficulty) and too many readings. It was also suggested that the professor be more understanding/flexible of the technical problems associated with electronic submission of assignments. Students have also suggested that perhaps assignments could be graded faster and that lecture notes could be posted online prior to the lecture.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Cortinois, A. Course Enrollment: 229
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 24726302394.82
Evaluations 315222830115.04
Organization 22926292394.86
Explanations 219272523144.98
Enthusiasm 139212126195.13
Teaching 226242627145.07
Workload 202213719215.30
Difficulty 21231352094.95
Value 213152421335.53
Retake Yes: 44.7%   No: 55.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students felt Professor Cortinois was a great professor who was entertaining, cheerful and articulate. The Professor was very helpful and attentive to student needs and suggestions. However, generally students were not satisfied with the tutorials, citing a need for greater communication between the TAs and professor about assignment instructions and expectations. Students felt questions were not fully answered in tutorial, which resulted in the professor using a disproportionate amount of lecture time to answer assignment questions. It was also felt that the number of readings was too heavy for a second year course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 161
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 251023321994.72
Evaluations 24926292284.74
Organization 329283114144.78
Explanations 246273118124.83
Enthusiasm 315172925205.24
Teaching 136183723135.06
Workload 100173125265.57
Difficulty 100283420175.21
Value 106261727245.33
Retake Yes: 35.3%   No: 64.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course incredibly overwhelming, mostly due to the sheer volume of readings to do. Many commented that there were far too many readings, particularly for a B-level course. Students could tell that Professor Birn was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, but were dismayed when she crammed a lot of information into the lectures, making it difficult to follow. The course outlines posted on the Intranet were confusing, and the assignments were difficult with unclear expectations and mark breakdown. Many students praised the TA, Rene, though some found the tutorials unhelpful.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 21130312684.97
Evaluations 31716392874.96
Organization 216272726114.98
Explanations 201213727125.19
Enthusiasm 204132132275.54
Teaching 200163336135.36
Workload 000202936165.48
Difficulty 000234023145.28
Value 001182124365.76
Retake Yes: 35.7%   No: 64.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students mostly liked the class and found the material interesting and thought-provoking. However, many also noted the amount of readings was too much to handle. Lots of students mentioned the pace of classes was a bit fast, while the lecture notes lacked details and class materials were not available online. Some also found the instructions for assignments ambiguous to follow. The tutorials and the T.A. however, got a lot of positive feedback.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 134
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 101420302954.84
Evaluations 127173329115.07
Organization 12627253084.96
Explanations 001717332494.90
Enthusiasm 016112638185.48
Teaching 107183029135.18
Workload 001164227145.38
Difficulty 01024432565.10
Value 113103329225.49
Retake Yes: 58.9%   No: 41.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 81
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011522332604.56
Evaluations 151124351554.40
Organization 051818252734.44
Explanations 031125272474.67
Enthusiasm 531131143304.36
Teaching 01917322894.88
Workload 000312921175.14
Difficulty 00032362464.94
Value 25531262354.54
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 57.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that there was too much reading and too many long essays for this course. The weekly quizzes were not discussed which made it difficult to fully grasp the material for the final exam. Many felt that the professor was not enthusiastic during the lectures and that better time management and structure is needed so that the content of each individual lecture is completed yet not rushed. The teaching assistant was very helpful. It was suggested that the lectures and tutorials be more interactive with discussion about the readings, development policies, quizzes, articles, and controversial issues. Students felt that lecture notes, information, and other related material were posted on the web too late. It is recommended that short answers be incorporated into the evaluations instead of essays or solely multiple choice. Some felt that this course should have a pre-requisite so that students will have more knowledge of international development policy and other related information before taking the course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006213229125.20
Evaluations 003243921125.10
Organization 001227144265.08
Explanations 0013192329165.16
Enthusiasm 333242426285.86
Teaching 003183624185.31
Workload 00019561695.15
Difficulty 00044342204.78
Value 051445141854.45
Retake Yes: 46.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
An interesting course with a lot of reading.


IDSB05H: Economics of Small Enterprise and Microcredit
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 56
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 37.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052034346.05
Evaluations 00052429295.94
Organization 00052929295.89
Explanations 00001534396.28
Enthusiasm 00002043346.15
Teaching 00001539396.26
Workload 00062201554.62
Difficulty 005581510104.59
Value 00051520296.07
Retake Yes: 89.5%   No: 10.5%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSB05H: Economics of Small Enterprise and Microcredit
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 44
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002540306.05
Evaluations 000102545155.68
Organization 000103530205.63
Explanations 00002030456.26
Enthusiasm 000151525405.95
Teaching 00002020566.37
Workload 00105630004.21
Difficulty 00545351004.53
Value 00052530205.81
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSB05H: Economics of Small Enterprise and Microcredit
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 61
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000104628155.49
Evaluations 000233326185.38
Organization 000133838105.46
Explanations 00032841285.95
Enthusiasm 003183913265.42
Teaching 00082636315.90
Workload 0386226304.18
Difficulty 0355435304.30
Value 33342222534.64
Retake Yes: 87.2%   No: 12.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt the lecturer communicated well and provided the class with helpful lecture notes. He provided help for students to understand the concepts clearly which was greatly appreciated by many. However, some felt the selection of course readings appeared repetitive in an overall interesting class.


IDSB05H: Economics of Small Enterprise and Microcredit
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182445125.52
Evaluations 00018333995.39
Organization 00392448155.64
Explanations 00391245305.91
Enthusiasm 00662424395.85
Teaching 000121536365.97
Workload 00052391004.58
Difficulty 00056281604.59
Value 00037402034.90
Retake Yes: 77.4%   No: 22.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
This was a good course with interesting content. Students appreciated Professor Berry's knowledge and enthusiasm.


IDSB05H: Economics of Small Enterprise and Microcredit
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072846175.70
Evaluations 000103333235.70
Organization 022102348125.50
Explanations 00223431285.80
Enthusiasm 002122835205.60
Teaching 00022543286.00
Workload 00854271004.40
Difficulty 00552311004.50
Value 2013362511114.60
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students in this course had very good experiences with Professor Berry, and several emphasized that he is always available and considerate of students' needs, even outside of class time and posted office hours.


IDSB05H: Economics of Small Enterprise and Microcredit
Instructor: Berry, A. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00062942235.80
Evaluations 00062348235.88
Organization 00061942325.95
Explanations 000101335426.09
Enthusiasm 003101626456.00
Teaching 00061935396.02
Workload 0007914704.28
Difficulty 0006727704.45
Value 000382323155.10
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Berry was an excellent professor of an interesting course.


IDSC04H: Project Management I
Instructor: , . Course Enrollment: 130
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 38.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02632381664.78
Evaluations 02222382945.04
Organization 04236301684.79
Explanations 02838291284.67
Enthusiasm 402164618105.02
Teaching 022164222105.17
Workload 00054241044.61
Difficulty 00040301684.91
Value 02426161244.69
Retake Yes: 55.0%   No: 45.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt that the lecture needed better structure and organization. They also thought Professor Arn should have slowed down in lecture and explained concepts more thoroughly. The lack of a TA also added to student frustration, as many found the assignments unclear.


IDSC04H: Project Management I
Instructor: Wand, D. Course Enrollment: 95
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 47.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 072332251234.18
Evaluations 512232329733.91
Organization 53536381234.45
Explanations 099252716124.67
Enthusiasm 0312252918144.91
Teaching 931227291454.28
Workload 003142018435.88
Difficulty 00932292304.71
Value 35143616503.94
Retake Yes: 18.6%   No: 81.4%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSC04H: Project Management I
Instructor: Turnbull, D. Course Enrollment: 89
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000202441145.49
Evaluations 020103147105.51
Organization 024183518225.31
Explanations 002152338235.65
Enthusiasm 000141241335.92
Teaching 00282241275.82
Workload 00461221024.45
Difficulty 0026034404.40
Value 20638321394.70
Retake Yes: 72.7%   No: 27.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSC04H: Project Management I
Instructor: Turnbull, D. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00624382485.04
Evaluations 00220343685.28
Organization 00229431885.02
Explanations 00632322464.92
Enthusiasm 006181644165.46
Teaching 006124620165.28
Workload 00455291204.49
Difficulty 0007121804.38
Value 212123726754.12
Retake Yes: 73.5%   No: 26.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSC07H: Project Management II
Instructor: Wand, D. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 70.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 2552113171303.32
Evaluations 255211717953.39
Organization 255259171703.39
Explanations 255172591703.39
Enthusiasm 2113913212103.65
Teaching 2591713171703.39
Workload 559639503.86
Difficulty 5095030504.17
Value 2159215002.71
Retake Yes: 37.0%   No: 63.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Prof. David Wand to be sincere, enthusiastic and approachable, however lacking in teaching skill and grading policy. Students felt that the course was interesting, yet dampened by disorganization. Students suggested that lectures could have been more structured, making use of examples, references and in-dept explanations. Students also suggested that assignments be graded and handed back before the midterm to allow reasonable time for feedback and discussion. It was also proposed that Statistics should be listed as a prerequisite, due to the major statistics portion of the course.


IDSC07H: Project Management II
Instructor: Turnbull, D. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001350386.25
Evaluations 0000656386.31
Organization 00061344386.13
Explanations 00002531446.19
Enthusiasm 00001344446.31
Teaching 0000650446.38
Workload 00044381364.81
Difficulty 0006338004.38
Value 0772950704.43
Retake Yes: 86.7%   No: 13.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated this class and considered it valuable to their understanding of IDS as a discipline. Professor Turnbull was an effective and popular instructor.


IDSC10H: Topics in International Development Studies
Instructor: MacDonald, K. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000213629145.36
Evaluations 007212136145.29
Organization 00072950145.71
Explanations 00002929436.14
Enthusiasm 0000043576.57
Teaching 00072121506.14
Workload 00082315546.15
Difficulty 00031383105.00
Value 00031838235.54
Retake Yes: 92.3%   No: 7.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSC10H: Topics in International Development Studies
Instructor: MacDonald, K. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 25.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000010006.00
Evaluations 0000505005.50
Organization 0000505005.50
Explanations 0000505005.50
Enthusiasm 0005005005.00
Teaching 0000505005.50
Workload 0000100005.00
Difficulty 0001000004.00
Value 0005005005.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSC10H: Topics in International Development Studies
Instructor: MacDonald, K. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00017335005.33
Evaluations 000144329145.43
Organization 00043144305.00
Explanations 0002907105.43
Enthusiasm 00014043436.14
Teaching 00029145705.29
Workload 00002914576.29
Difficulty 0002971004.71
Value 000292929145.29
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many agreed this was a good course although some readings were irreverent but nonetheless an enjoyable class.


IDSC11H: Issues in International Health
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 81.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000151541305.85
Evaluations 40012849305.81
Organization 40041941305.85
Explanations 000151938265.77
Enthusiasm 0000834566.50
Teaching 00041245416.22
Workload 004262626125.16
Difficulty 004412612154.92
Value 00001926155.94
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course to be engaging and informative, with great class discussions and a fair marking scheme. Professor Birn was praised for her enthusiasm and approachability, with many expressing an interest to take further classes at UTSC with her.


IDSC11H: Issues in International Health
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003258115.79
Evaluations 00004045155.75
Organization 0005405055.55
Explanations 0005306055.65
Enthusiasm 0000044566.56
Teaching 00001150396.28
Workload 00029353505.06
Difficulty 00047411204.65
Value 001824352404.65
Retake Yes: 93.8%   No: 6.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Birn to be knowledgeable and her teaching techniques helped in communicating the various issues and topics in the course. Students appreciated that the essay assignments was split into several parts and overall felt the course was interesting and enjoyable.


IDSC11H: Issues in International Health
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001533526.37
Evaluations 00041533486.26
Organization 00041141446.26
Explanations 00001133566.44
Enthusiasm 0000433636.59
Teaching 00001122676.56
Workload 000282432165.36
Difficulty 00036322845.00
Value 04457413174.70
Retake Yes: 95.5%   No: 4.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSC11H: Issues in International Health
Instructor: Birn, A.E. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002531446.19
Evaluations 0006644446.25
Organization 000132513506.00
Explanations 0007277606.20
Enthusiasm 0000613816.75
Teaching 0000720736.67
Workload 00036362904.93
Difficulty 00750291404.50
Value 08015383185.08
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed this course and were grateful for an opportunity to expand further on international health issues. Professor Birn was widely appreciated as an instructor. A couple of students mentioned specifically this course helped them with their essay writing.


IDSD01Y: International Development Studies: Advanced Seminar
Instructor: MacDonald, K. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 15.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000100005.00
Evaluations 0000505005.50
Organization 0000100005.00
Explanations 0050500003.50
Enthusiasm 0000505005.50
Teaching 0000100005.00
Workload 0005005005.00
Difficulty 0005005005.00
Value 0005050004.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


IDSD01Y: International Development Studies: Advanced Seminar
Instructor: MacDonald, K. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000842506.42
Evaluations 0000858336.25
Organization 0000867256.17
Explanations 0000833586.50
Enthusiasm 0000017836.83
Teaching 000009916.91
Workload 000099826.73
Difficulty 00001855276.09
Value 000222244115.44
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


IDSD01H: International Development Studies: Advanced Seminar
Instructor: MacDonald, K. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1442141414002.70
Evaluations 0161633161604.00
Organization 281428280002.60
Explanations 140142842003.90
Enthusiasm 0142814142804.10
Teaching 140284214003.40
Workload 00028284205.10
Difficulty 0006633004.30
Value 0500500003.00
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


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