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56 surveys for Neuroscience

NROB60H: Neuroanatomy Laboratory
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 28.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02052347215.82
Evaluations 00473030305.77
Organization 00272146255.85
Explanations 00452538305.85
Enthusiasm 0027933506.25
Teaching 00042039386.11
Workload 22446261754.62
Difficulty 22547261724.51
Value 20213319135.17
Retake Yes: 87.3%   No: 12.7%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000230686.66
Evaluations 0001228696.65
Organization 0002626666.56
Explanations 0001722706.61
Enthusiasm 0001317796.74
Teaching 0001024756.73
Workload 00040371574.89
Difficulty 00441341094.79
Value 100111126406.02
Retake Yes: 92.6%   No: 7.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students appreciated Professor Forder's enthusiasm and her ability to make a complex subject fun and engaging was highly praised. Moreover, students found that the class quizzes were extremely in that they helped prepare students for the midterm and final exams. Furthermore, many considered Professor Forder to be one of the best instructors they had ever had.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 80
Session: Summer 2007 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 46.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 93922259254.78
Evaluations 11113221911224.50
Organization 60619339285.11
Explanations 693192811254.89
Enthusiasm 69693017255.00
Teaching 909222514224.86
Workload 300252225255.39
Difficulty 303221730255.42
Value 963281122174.71
Retake Yes: 41.7%   No: 58.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students disliked that this course emphasized the memorization of details relayed in the textbooks and labs. Rather, they felt that increased emphasis on a global analysis of concepts in neuroscience would have been more interesting and helpful.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 96
Session: Summer 2006 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 88.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00143638215.74
Evaluations 002122135295.77
Organization 00173232275.77
Explanations 020152637205.54
Enthusiasm 001142534255.67
Teaching 00012040396.17
Workload 000182926265.61
Difficulty 000262341105.36
Value 000152944125.53
Retake Yes: 62.1%   No: 37.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally enjoyed the lab section of the course. They found the online brain atlas to be helpful in self-test, but cited the practical labs as a greater learning experience.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 50533352034.63
Evaluations 1331320381334.15
Organization 50320432554.90
Explanations 50323432354.85
Enthusiasm 500132538205.45
Teaching 831036281334.23
Workload 300303020185.15
Difficulty 300283023185.20
Value 303211826315.51
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students seemed to be fine for the most part with the lectures themselves however they were frustrated with the slow rate of return of course material. Also, Professor Ivy on multiple occasions did not show up to her office hours and was slow at responding to e-mail as well.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000736576.50
Evaluations 00002033476.27
Organization 00002740336.07
Explanations 00001347406.27
Enthusiasm 0000033676.67
Teaching 0000033676.67
Workload 00033274005.07
Difficulty 00040203375.07
Value 000144329145.43
Retake Yes: 92.3%   No: 7.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course emphasized that they felt their professor was very attentive, and that she made every effort possible to help them through the material.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 125
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 21032327426.00
Evaluations 23171931355.70
Organization 226122919275.30
Explanations 201101925405.90
Enthusiasm 0102615746.60
Teaching 11092631305.70
Workload 01350281344.60
Difficulty 00454251044.60
Value 002232525225.40
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy displayed great enthusiasm in lectures and made the class very interesting. She has a great ability to explain complex topics in a way that students can understand. Many students also noted that she always comes to class with a smile. Students found her exams and marking scheme to be fair, though the labs were quite challenging and at times irrelevant to the subject matter. The exams were not marked on time though and many students did not know their grades going into the final exam.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 96.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031346366.05
Evaluations 00051042426.16
Organization 00122531395.95
Explanations 00121742366.00
Enthusiasm 0000531636.52
Teaching 00011539446.21
Workload 001332523155.03
Difficulty 001301343115.23
Value 000182136235.54
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy displayed great enthusiasm in lecture and made the class very interesting. She has a great ability to explain complex topics in a way that students can understand. Many students also noted that she always comes to class with a smile. Students found her exams and marking scheme to be fair, though the labs were quite challenging.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 68
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00292531335.80
Evaluations 204122528305.65
Organization 022112528335.78
Explanations 00292830325.86
Enthusiasm 0000730636.56
Teaching 00092525415.98
Workload 00025283995.37
Difficulty 00219373755.24
Value 000263126175.34
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor's extensive background knowledge was a definite boost for the course. The lab component was quite involved, requiring a lot of attention. Watch out for the Bell-Ringer!


NROC34H: Neuroethology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 58.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04415418195.13
Evaluations 00845215125.21
Organization 000123430155.54
Explanations 04842338155.42
Enthusiasm 000123812305.67
Teaching 00804123195.50
Workload 00030302645.04
Difficulty 000122330265.79
Value 080231919124.95
Retake Yes: 45.8%   No: 54.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, Professor Mason was able to deliver the lectures in an easy and understandable manner despite the difficult course material. Students felt that he had great enthusiasm for the course material, but showed little enthusiasm when teaching and often sounded monotone. A few students suggested that the course should include a tutorial, improved marking scheme and more information should be provided on lecture slides. However, he marked fairly and was good with office hours.


NROC34H: Neuroethology
Instructor: Brandt, J. Course Enrollment: 61
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03322284135.09
Evaluations 30092250165.59
Organization 30016284495.34
Explanations 306132342135.29
Enthusiasm 606191938135.06
Teaching 033221938165.31
Workload 0064144904.56
Difficulty 00044411334.75
Value 303263519135.00
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Professor Brandt to be very caring, helpful and he took time to ensure students understand the material. However, students had mixed feelings about class discussions and group assignments: some felt that it was beneficial and interactive; however others thought it was not a proper way to spend time. Many felt that the Professor must be more enthusiastic. Overall, students enjoyed the course material and appreciated having guest lecturers.


NROC34H: Neuroethology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000283228125.24
Evaluations 00032322885.12
Organization 004124020245.48
Explanations 004203612285.40
Enthusiasm 000163232205.56
Teaching 004123620285.56
Workload 000482416124.92
Difficulty 000204424125.28
Value 04028328285.24
Retake Yes: 48.0%   No: 52.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Student opinion on Professor Mason was mixed however most enjoyed the teaching style used and found the Professor's analysis of the reading material quite helpful.


NROC34H: Neuroethology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015854235.85
Evaluations 00083146155.69
Organization 00082331386.00
Explanations 00002362155.92
Enthusiasm 0088318465.77
Teaching 00002354236.00
Workload 00023463105.08
Difficulty 0008543805.31
Value 00031318315.38
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROC34H: Neuroethology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 86.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0071576905.30
Evaluations 00015383875.27
Organization 00071530466.05
Explanations 00771553155.47
Enthusiasm 00015730465.97
Teaching 000151546235.72
Workload 000155315155.20
Difficulty 00073030305.68
Value 0010202030205.30
Retake Yes: 53.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00032545255.94
Evaluations 00033934255.81
Organization 00302550205.86
Explanations 00002842316.03
Enthusiasm 00003437315.97
Teaching 00001750346.17
Workload 000122534255.76
Difficulty 000123737145.54
Value 000172031125.46
Retake Yes: 36.0%   No: 64.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor LeBoutillier was an excellent and passionate instructor for the course. Students found the professor and the tutorials really helpful. Students suggested that Professor LeBoutillier assign fewer articles to read for the course.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 45
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042443245.92
Evaluations 00083127275.79
Organization 00043931205.71
Explanations 00002731356.08
Enthusiasm 00081631396.08
Teaching 00002035396.21
Workload 00084712275.63
Difficulty 00482735205.63
Value 00043120205.74
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments


NROC61H: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 28.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000769256.19
Evaluations 000131938325.88
Organization 00002538386.13
Explanations 00002519576.31
Enthusiasm 00001932506.31
Teaching 00001344446.31
Workload 00073832255.75
Difficulty 000135713195.38
Value 000192525135.38
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROC61H: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04020353545.12
Evaluations 04424313144.96
Organization 04812393145.00
Explanations 044122035205.46
Enthusiasm 04083535125.42
Teaching 00416273985.33
Workload 00082039275.92
Difficulty 000123139125.54
Value 0802483185.00
Retake Yes: 63.6%   No: 36.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Despite enjoying the class, students thought that the amount of material covered in this class was very overwhelming. They thought Professor Leboutillier did a good job teaching, but was not very approachable and also found it difficult to contact him.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 74
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 47.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000122932295.77
Evaluations 000153532185.53
Organization 000122935235.71
Explanations 00091855205.86
Enthusiasm 00361838355.97
Teaching 00032349265.97
Workload 00064026265.74
Difficulty 003153826185.41
Value 00063826125.54
Retake Yes: 57.0%   No: 43.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor LeBoutillier to be a very friendly professor who delivers the material in a fun and interesting style. Students found the supplementary aids and games to be very beneficial to their understanding of the material thoroughly. However, many students also felt that the work load could be reduced because they found it to be more than reasonable.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 93
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052840255.86
Evaluations 00252745225.80
Organization 020122537225.66
Explanations 002102538225.71
Enthusiasm 00291943255.84
Teaching 000122230355.90
Workload 000102343225.78
Difficulty 000203035145.42
Value 020192027145.38
Retake Yes: 72.2%   No: 27.8%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 66
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00034732155.62
Evaluations 003262428155.30
Organization 00093732185.61
Explanations 000113037205.67
Enthusiasm 00073737185.67
Teaching 00054135205.70
Workload 000113039205.67
Difficulty 00018324555.37
Value 000152828155.50
Retake Yes: 58.1%   No: 41.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students disliked the heavy workload this class entailed; they felt that, had fewer articles been assigned, they would have had more time to focus on the textbook and lecture material. Moreover, several students found the midterm to be very challenging. Nonetheless, most found the course material to be interesting and enjoyed Professor LeBoutillier's style of teaching.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 39.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102347205.77
Evaluations 00373343135.57
Organization 000102743205.73
Explanations 00003747175.80
Enthusiasm 00033047205.83
Teaching 00003737275.90
Workload 000133027305.73
Difficulty 000202727275.60
Value 330102030335.63
Retake Yes: 58.6%   No: 41.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students appreciated the multiple forms of evaluation in this course. They felt that the various assignments assisted them in communicating ideas effectively and prepared them for graduate studies. Students also felt that the course expectations were clearly defined, allowing students to achieve a fair grade. However, most students found the course load to be very high and found the required weekly articles to contribute to this heavy workload. Professor LeBoutillier was described as very intelligent, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051153326.11
Evaluations 50001137476.11
Organization 00052535356.00
Explanations 00501050356.10
Enthusiasm 00001045456.35
Teaching 0050550406.20
Workload 00535203555.00
Difficulty 00042322154.89
Value 000353015205.20
Retake Yes: 57.9%   No: 42.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students enjoyed the course and Professor LeBoutillier's teaching style.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003173633115.33
Evaluations 08522382254.76
Organization 00014384185.43
Explanations 000193133175.47
Enthusiasm 003113633175.50
Teaching 030144725115.25
Workload 00028393135.08
Difficulty 00024323855.24
Value 005303022145.08
Retake Yes: 52.9%   No: 47.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students were very appreciative of Prof. Leboutillier's great enthusiasm in teaching this course in a very understandable fashion. Prof. Leboutillier is regarded as a friendly and approachable lecturer who communicates the otherwise complex course content very clearly. The TAs have been a great source of help to the students. However, many concerns were made in regards to the exam content as not fairly distributed and being cumulative with more focus on details rather than on concepts.


NROC61H: Neuroscience II: Learning and Motivation
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00033241245.85
Evaluations 009153229155.26
Organization 00032941265.91
Explanations 00032929386.03
Enthusiasm 00002144356.15
Teaching 00061847296.00
Workload 000213824185.38
Difficulty 000243226185.38
Value 000242124305.61
Retake Yes: 54.5%   No: 45.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor LeBoutillier is an excellent lecturer who cares about the students. Some students felt that the examination style could be modified in some way to reduce the information that students needed to know as many felt overwhelmed.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 68.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002447165.91
Evaluations 0008472485.36
Organization 0008393185.45
Explanations 0008854165.91
Enthusiasm 0000831476.45
Teaching 00001631396.27
Workload 00016313185.36
Difficulty 00831242404.73
Value 00001616316.25
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Petit was a very good instructor and made the course material quite interesting. One minor suggestion students had for Professor Petit was to have better communication with the course TAs.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00038382504.88
Evaluations 00130632505.00
Organization 000136313135.25
Explanations 00006325135.50
Enthusiasm 00001375136.00
Teaching 00006313255.63
Workload 00013025636.38
Difficulty 000132538255.75
Value 00013038256.00
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor LeBoutellier to be approachable and helpful, and the course to be an interesting and valuable learning experience. However, some expressed dissatisfaction with assignment instructions, and discrepancies between the TA and professor grading criteria. Many would have appreciated a marking scheme to help clarify assignment expectations.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 59.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00016854245.85
Evaluations 00001662246.08
Organization 00081647316.00
Explanations 00081647316.00
Enthusiasm 0000039626.62
Teaching 0000047546.54
Workload 000162416475.92
Difficulty 00016246205.46
Value 000088776.75
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001750346.17
Evaluations 0000950426.33
Organization 00091759175.83
Explanations 0009967175.92
Enthusiasm 0000042596.58
Teaching 0000042596.58
Workload 0009176795.75
Difficulty 00917423405.00
Value 0000025506.67
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students agreed that Professor LeBoutillier was well organized and enjoyed taking the course. Also, some students appreciated the skills that they learned from the course. However, some students stated that miscommunication with the TAs of course led to some difficulties that could have been avoided.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061627536.26
Evaluations 000112237325.89
Organization 00002243376.16
Explanations 00001132586.47
Enthusiasm 0006022746.63
Teaching 00001632536.37
Workload 006163216325.53
Difficulty 00027323765.21
Value 0006022536.53
Retake Yes: 93.8%   No: 6.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Petit to be both passionate and enthusiastic. Nonetheless, many would have appreciated clearer guidelines regarding the class assignment.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000760336.27
Evaluations 000132047205.73
Organization 00071367135.87
Explanations 00072053205.87
Enthusiasm 0000729646.57
Teaching 0000740536.47
Workload 000292121295.50
Difficulty 07021571404.71
Value 007361421215.14
Retake Yes: 92.3%   No: 7.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor LeBoutillier to be a wonderful instructor. They found the course experience to be excellent and the learning to be fun. However, many felt that the Teaching Assistant in the course did not adequately communicate information to students, nor stated clear expectation on what to include in the final paper. Many felt the need for more helpful feedback on assignments and more organized lab sessions. Nevertheless, students found this course to provide a good foundation for future research by giving excellent practice in scientific skills and an insight into lab settings.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0006663256.06
Evaluations 000312531135.25
Organization 00003838255.88
Explanations 00062544255.88
Enthusiasm 00001350386.25
Teaching 000131344315.94
Workload 00061344386.13
Difficulty 00063838195.69
Value 00044133865.06
Retake Yes: 56.3%   No: 43.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professors Petit and LeBoutillier to be helpful, approachable and enthusiastic. However, most felt that there was insufficient communication between the professors and the course Teaching Assistant, especially regarding assignment expectations and grading. Most students felt that the course T.A. did not grade assignments fairly, was unresponsive and unhelpful.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000251938195.50
Evaluations 000193125255.56
Organization 000135320135.33
Explanations 00019383865.31
Enthusiasm 00001356316.19
Teaching 00001938446.25
Workload 00003327406.07
Difficulty 00004419385.94
Value 00747130335.07
Retake Yes: 92.9%   No: 7.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very appreciative of Professor Leboutillier's lecturing skills, as she taught the challenging, but interesting content in an enthusiastic, organized, an interesting manner. Some students expressed that the professor instead of the TAs should mark the exam papers. The labs were very enjoyable and helped the students to understand many concepts that would equip them for future neuroscience courses and careers.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 33.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001429576.43
Evaluations 00001350386.25
Organization 00001350386.25
Explanations 00001325636.50
Enthusiasm 00001313756.63
Teaching 00001313756.63
Workload 00002538386.13
Difficulty 000135013255.50
Value 000253825135.25
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students really enjoyed this course. Professor Petit was noted as being an effective and enthusiastic lecturer.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000757366.29
Evaluations 0070036576.36
Organization 0000036646.64
Explanations 0000029716.71
Enthusiasm 0000021796.79
Teaching 0000014866.86
Workload 000212914365.64
Difficulty 00043721295.36
Value 08838815234.85
Retake Yes: 92.3%   No: 7.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students stressed the value and importance of this course, and said it gave them confidence in their ability to prepare papers.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001303333205.50
Evaluations 60002640265.70
Organization 000132046205.70
Explanations 00061360205.90
Enthusiasm 0000633606.50
Teaching 00001428576.40
Workload 00038303004.90
Difficulty 00046153075.00
Value 0010402010204.90
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 93.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000721716.58
Evaluations 0007735506.23
Organization 0000750426.29
Explanations 0000750426.29
Enthusiasm 0000028716.65
Teaching 0000035646.58
Workload 000152338235.64
Difficulty 00015463075.19
Value 0000036636.57
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Petit's lectures were interesting and informative, so students enjoyed coming to class.


NROC63H: Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00013038506.30
Evaluations 00013038506.30
Organization 00013050386.18
Explanations 00013038506.30
Enthusiasm 00013063256.05
Teaching 00013038506.30
Workload 001717175005.04
Difficulty 001733331704.50
Value 0000001007.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The applicability and hands-on aspect of the course made it a wonderful experience for those involved. Petit was a supportive and encouraging supervisor. All individuals involved in the laboratory exercise worked effectively and constructively as a team. The undergraduate research experience was very much recommended by students.


NROC64H: Neuroscience III: Sensory and Motor Systems
Instructor: Placenza, F. Course Enrollment: 201
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 32.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00241644366.09
Evaluations 004162742135.45
Organization 00041439426.22
Explanations 00051736426.16
Enthusiasm 00242834315.92
Teaching 00051642396.14
Workload 007343016134.94
Difficulty 007283122115.03
Value 002131128165.64
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor Placenza to be a nice and approachable person who communicates the material in an articulate and enthusiastic style. Though the material was taught properly and thoroughly, many students felt that the exams were much harder than they expected. This was mainly due to the number of short answer questions being too many and also because the final was cumulative. However, students felt that because of her excellent presentation skills she should teach more courses in Neuroscience.


NROC64H: Neuroscience III: Sensory and Motor Systems
Instructor: de Rivera, C. Course Enrollment: 137
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1013242322613.56
Evaluations 2721231811002.64
Organization 137202923533.71
Explanations 1413203216403.37
Enthusiasm 1510162924413.54
Teaching 1816232316213.15
Workload 000152134305.80
Difficulty 001132228365.83
Value 501241730245.33
Retake Yes: 18.6%   No: 81.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Majority of the students of this course do not recommend Rivera to teach NROC64H3 again due to her lack of teaching/explaining skills of the challenging course material. The lectures were confusing and not very detailed; with the lecturer talking at such a fast pace, students had to spend most of their class time jotting down everything and, not much lecture information was posted on the slides. Rivera was also not equipped with the adequate amount of knowledge to teach this course and many students found that her lectures notes (that she reads off the slides) and the textbook did not coincide a number of times. Almost the whole class was frustrated with the format of the exams, which did not reflect and test the understanding of the course concepts; it rather focused on the minute details of a few, barely mentioned details of the lectures. Some of the test material was not covered in class and students found the exam material distribution as unfair (ex. 40% of the exam focused on one chart in the textbook). There was also not sufficient time to finish the exam. Overall, students found this course a very poor learning and difficult experience.


NROC69H: Synaptic Organization of the Brain
Instructor: Duffy, S. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 29.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000143228235.62
Evaluations 001053719285.52
Organization 00054119285.75
Explanations 000102828325.86
Enthusiasm 000101432376.05
Teaching 00051441326.10
Workload 00537537105.10
Difficulty 000231441145.50
Value 000142314235.63
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students agreed that Professor Duffy was one of the most outstanding professors they have come across at UTSC. They agreed he was an excellent and organized professor. They also thought he did a good job clearly stating what needed to be learned in the course.


NROC69H: Synaptic Organization of the Brain
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 4411252118184.82
Evaluations 4411112525215.11
Organization 4718251818114.43
Explanations 4415151922224.96
Enthusiasm 00042532396.07
Teaching 0018251821184.96
Workload 000393218115.00
Difficulty 000253921145.25
Value 04842827124.81
Retake Yes: 53.6%   No: 46.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy is an excellent and engaging lecturer. Many students commented that she could be very disorganized at times however and was not easily contacted outside of the classroom.


NROC69H: Synaptic Organization of the Brain
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 88.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000429676.62
Evaluations 0002227696.62
Organization 00021127596.43
Explanations 0020436586.47
Enthusiasm 000004966.96
Teaching 0000924676.58
Workload 002332429115.13
Difficulty 002312427165.22
Value 020222724245.44
Retake Yes: 92.9%   No: 7.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Virtually all students report that Professor Ivy is a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor, and that her material for classes is well-prepared and thorough. The few complaints received reference the fact that work was not returned very promptly.


NROC69H: Synaptic Organization of the Brain
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031833446.20
Evaluations 00031833446.20
Organization 0007755296.10
Explanations 00071422556.30
Enthusiasm 0000113856.70
Teaching 00071133486.20
Workload 000334011145.10
Difficulty 003145114145.20
Value 00041371284.90
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy displayed great enthusiasm in lecture and made the class very interesting. Students applauded her ability and willingness to help and engage students in the course material. She has a great regard for students and is always willing to talk about any concerns students may have. She ensures that students are always able to reach her.


NROC69H: Synaptic Organization of the Brain
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 91.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00071851225.78
Evaluations 00072537295.78
Organization 000143239145.48
Explanations 00072842215.67
Enthusiasm 00032135396.00
Teaching 00032048275.89
Workload 00059141874.63
Difficulty 00046301574.73
Value 005381127164.96
Retake Yes: 72.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy was enthusiastic, helpful, and explained course material well. Students felt that this course was good preparation for post-graduate studies.


NROC69H: Synaptic Organization of the Brain
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00030333705.10
Evaluations 00016648125.16
Organization 00431382704.88
Explanations 00019383585.32
Enthusiasm 00042016606.32
Teaching 004163232165.40
Workload 000243232125.32
Difficulty 00084621255.63
Value 000242443105.44
Retake Yes: 54.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy was commended for being an excellent instructor and for taking student concerns into consideration. More structure and organization to the course material was suggested. The class required a lot of memorization.


NROD60H: Current Topics in Neuroscience
Instructor: Milgram, B. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092718456.00
Evaluations 0000936556.45
Organization 0009552795.36
Explanations 00001855276.09
Enthusiasm 0000927646.55
Teaching 0000936556.45
Workload 000203040105.40
Difficulty 00020107005.50
Value 00002030506.30
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROD63H: Advanced Neuroscience Laboratory
Instructor: Petit, T. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000103020405.90
Evaluations 000102020506.10
Organization 000102030406.00
Explanations 000101040406.10
Enthusiasm 00010040506.30
Teaching 000101030506.20
Workload 000201060105.60
Difficulty 001010503005.00
Value 000131350255.92
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found working with Dr. Petit very enjoyable. He encouraged students, helped them, and instructing them in the subtleties of research and paper writing.


NROD65H: Pathologies of the Nervous System
Instructor: Nash, J. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00017335005.33
Evaluations 00017335005.33
Organization 00033175005.17
Explanations 00017335005.33
Enthusiasm 0003306705.33
Teaching 0000336705.67
Workload 00005033175.67
Difficulty 00005033175.67
Value 000171733335.83
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found both the Professor and the course of excellent quality.


NROD65H: Pathologies of the Nervous System
Instructor: LeBoutillier, J. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002222566.33
Evaluations 00001156336.22
Organization 000111144336.00
Explanations 000131363135.75
Enthusiasm 00002211676.44
Teaching 0000056446.44
Workload 000112222446.00
Difficulty 000112256115.67
Value 00013250636.13
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that the presentations in this course were fun, informative and taught them how to think critically. Many of them said this course heightened their learning experience. One suggestion students felt might improve the course was to have a textbook instead of photocopies. Overall, they enjoyed the course and appreciated Professor LeBoutillier's ability to lead and teach.


NROD65H: Pathologies of the Nervous System
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003242265.90
Evaluations 00002147326.11
Organization 00553242165.59
Explanations 00054040155.65
Enthusiasm 0000647476.41
Teaching 00002941295.94
Workload 000313125135.20
Difficulty 000272727205.45
Value 00001050406.30
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
This course will not be offered in the 2002-2003 session. 100% of students said they would retake the course if given the opportunity (Question 20). Students appreciated the way the course was set up. Dr. Ivy "really cares about each of her students and goes out of her way to help students with any difficulties they may be experiencing."


NROD67H: Psychobiology of Aging
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 84.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051028606.41
Evaluations 000101019646.36
Organization 00551919556.14
Explanations 00501428556.27
Enthusiasm 00051010786.59
Teaching 00001428606.45
Workload 50550191954.50
Difficulty 55523412304.59
Value 000101914466.11
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Almost all students agreed that Prof. Forder was a passionate, unique, and inspirational professor who cared about the students. Most students found this course very enjoyable, made them feel like scientists, and gained valuable critical thinking, presentation, and writing skills. Some suggestions made by students are more restrict time frames for studentsí presentations, more responsive emails, and less arbitrary grading schemes.


NROD67H: Psychobiology of Aging
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 87.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072936295.86
Evaluations 000142936215.64
Organization 077143614215.07
Explanations 00073621365.86
Enthusiasm 00001429576.43
Teaching 07071443295.71
Workload 00023234685.38
Difficulty 000382323155.15
Value 000402020205.20
Retake Yes: 91.7%   No: 8.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Ivy is described as a very knowledgeable and enjoyable lecturer, who was very animated and approachable to students in her classes. Students liked the small class style where there was more time for engaging discussions. Dr. Ivy is very helpful to students on a individual basis and a number of students enjoyed and commented on her infectious enthusiasm! Some students found the course format a little disorganized and were suggesting more instructions be given for the paper and take-home exam. Overall, this course was excellent and informative on aging.


NROD67H: Psychobiology of Aging
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 92.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000833586.50
Evaluations 00001733506.33
Organization 0000042586.58
Explanations 0000850426.33
Enthusiasm 0000033676.67
Teaching 0000042586.58
Workload 000172525335.75
Difficulty 000173333175.50
Value 000252525255.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students had a great experience in this course. They found Professor Ivy to be very nice and caring towards students.


NROD67H: Psychobiology of Aging
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 93.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000825676.58
Evaluations 000880836.58
Organization 0080817676.33
Explanations 008088756.42
Enthusiasm 009009826.55
Teaching 000808836.67
Workload 00002542336.08
Difficulty 00082550175.75
Value 00033333305.00
Retake Yes: 91.7%   No: 8.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


NROD67H: Psychobiology of Aging
Instructor: Ivy, G. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000113327275.60
Evaluations 00052352175.66
Organization 000115027115.33
Explanations 00054433165.50
Enthusiasm 00051127556.22
Teaching 00052250225.84
Workload 00026264065.16
Difficulty 00026462604.90
Value 000161633335.73
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ivy was an excellent instructor.


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