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56 surveys for Physics

PHYA01H: Basic Physics
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 8383836804.15
Evaluations 531033381004.28
Organization 1301526261554.18
Explanations 85529262434.42
Enthusiasm 21101026151353.64
Teaching 1151329241804.05
Workload 5085423834.23
Difficulty 5336222334.11
Value 33546261084.51
Retake Yes: 34.3%   No: 65.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the course material to be boring but the professor did a good job as a lecturer. Most students found the noise level in the lectures to be high and it makes it hard to hear the professor. More class control and the use of a microphone is recommended.


PHYA01H: Basic Physics
Instructor: Bayer, J. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052650185.82
Evaluations 000162932245.63
Organization 000132434295.79
Explanations 000111853185.79
Enthusiasm 003111837325.84
Teaching 000111149305.97
Workload 03334371854.82
Difficulty 030343218135.03
Value 30358161654.53
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 113
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 34.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 802624241184.18
Evaluations 6816241621114.42
Organization 6616242911114.39
Explanations 662421241384.24
Enthusiasm 381631211384.32
Teaching 381829181684.32
Workload 033361624185.11
Difficulty 006311324265.34
Value 83182918884.11
Retake Yes: 29.0%   No: 71.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Quite a few students wished the professor would have more control over the class, and focused more on examples than theories. Other students suggested posting the grades online and on time, responding to emails, and giving lab TAs marking schemes.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 206
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 32.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20720294045.08
Evaluations 00520373185.17
Organization 052203231105.13
Explanations 207113140115.32
Enthusiasm 005102634265.68
Teaching 004133140145.49
Workload 000172828295.68
Difficulty 000103231295.79
Value 227321426165.02
Retake Yes: 39.1%   No: 60.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Tawfiq to be charismatic and enthusiastic and felt that she effectively taught difficult material. Nonetheless, some students felt that the course was somewhat disorganized and many students noted that the focus of the tutorials should have been to help them understand course material.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 126
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 70212640524.14
Evaluations 55221421974.74
Organization 521226351474.53
Explanations 1051038245104.14
Enthusiasm 922316301454.16
Teaching 551031361224.33
Workload 500233319215.19
Difficulty 500232819265.28
Value 207261919285.26
Retake Yes: 33.3%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Several students commented that Mr. Lorincz is a very nice and approachable lecturer, who showed interest in the material and an eagerness to teach. There is disagreement about the effectiveness of the lectures to go beyond the level of, or explain more clearly than, the suggested textbook readings. Many complained that the laboratories were poorly connected with the material covered in lecture, and that the marking of the 'labs' was not clearly laid out, and the demonstrators of the laboratory sessions were unprepared to teach or explain the details.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 114
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 47.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20493526245.50
Evaluations 00063033315.91
Organization 00263324355.85
Explanations 00493528245.59
Enthusiasm 207173117265.30
Teaching 00093126335.83
Workload 002381530155.19
Difficulty 002252825215.38
Value 204391227165.04
Retake Yes: 59.6%   No: 40.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Quick's lectures to be organized and concise and were very pleased with his instruction. They were also glad for clear expectations regarding tests and assignments. One repeated request was for more work to be done on problems in the lecture section, as some students felt they weren't getting adequate practice on equations. Generally students felt this was a very good course with an experienced instructor and they wish him well.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01492842155.51
Evaluations 124162833165.30
Organization 102112940165.53
Explanations 11592239225.56
Enthusiasm 001162832235.61
Teaching 03192045225.68
Workload 001222134215.52
Difficulty 002151741245.70
Value 203202032235.43
Retake Yes: 32.2%   No: 67.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
The majority of students felt that the overall workload for the course was higher in comparison to other A level courses. Many students also commented that more examples and calculations should have been given to make difficult concepts more clear. Students noted that the Professor is very knowledgeable but lacks enthusiasm in his teaching style. Many students also complained that too little time was given to complete exam questions.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 112
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000154330135.40
Evaluations 000103335235.70
Organization 00053343205.78
Explanations 00383540155.58
Enthusiasm 508201538155.13
Teaching 000103538185.63
Workload 000254518135.17
Difficulty 000304020105.10
Value 035263123135.05
Retake Yes: 36.8%   No: 63.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Quick was a very enthusiastic instructor who explained his concepts clearly and to the point. He was also noted for giving excellent lecture notes. The exams were a fair reflection of the material taught in class. Students taking this course should be prepared to read a lot.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 254
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 27.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 028112733205.42
Evaluations 035153032155.29
Organization 220112338265.68
Explanations 203112732265.61
Enthusiasm 002112829315.77
Teaching 200112038305.82
Workload 00091539366.03
Difficulty 20052135386.00
Value 020131439335.88
Retake Yes: 42.6%   No: 57.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt this was a difficult course with a high workload and they were concerned that tests were too broad to study for as a result and covered material not included in lectures. Some requested additional examples or problems in class to help address this. Students found Professor Tawfig to be an organized and effective lecturer and a few note that he was very good with e-mail.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Classical Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003234318155.20
Evaluations 0015183621104.92
Organization 003134025205.47
Explanations 033153823185.31
Enthusiasm 030182533235.53
Teaching 03054628185.51
Workload 000114624195.51
Difficulty 000112637265.79
Value 003243224165.27
Retake Yes: 44.4%   No: 55.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course appreciated Professor Tawfiq's detailed and structured approach and felt it contributed to their learning experience.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Classical Physics
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 232
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00213483045.20
Evaluations 016183528105.10
Organization 00142248235.90
Explanations 12720381994.90
Enthusiasm 2315262317114.60
Teaching 0038393895.40
Workload 00137371664.90
Difficulty 000263525135.30
Value 00332322285.00
Retake Yes: 37.0%   No: 62.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course wanted more in-class examples and expressed a variety of concerns relating to the difficulty of the material as well as problems associated with students who did not have as much of a background in physics as other students might have. Students were not dissatisfied with the quality of the instruction, but also did not feel very enthusiastic about the material and the subject area.


PHYA10H: Introduction to Classical Physics
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 238
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 63.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00219442585.10
Evaluations 10227362565.00
Organization 001161736275.70
Explanations 10822282995.00
Enthusiasm 1412262619104.70
Teaching 001143036165.50
Workload 00443281764.80
Difficulty 002222929145.30
Value 00738192394.90
Retake Yes: 44.0%   No: 55.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students expressed a desire for more concrete examples associated with the course work and felt the material was rather dry and not helped a great deal by the methods of instruction. Various concerns were expressed concerning the value of the tutorials and the availability of help in response to student questions and issues.


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 168
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 3 Percent Response: 72.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00085028105.20
Evaluations 004124227115.09
Organization 00073336195.42
Explanations 007163923104.88
Enthusiasm 313153131124.99
Teaching 00073636175.43
Workload 000402323104.83
Difficulty 001252731125.08
Value 21334312454.83
Retake Yes: 45.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 4 Percent Response: 51.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 100193432125.23
Evaluations 100153539105.40
Organization 10062643225.67
Explanations 205213130115.13
Enthusiasm 332172835125.17
Teaching 10382343205.55
Workload 010302331135.14
Difficulty 102222929155.19
Value 50135312424.61
Retake Yes: 40.0%   No: 59.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Quick to be very helpful, organized and approachable. Overall, they believe this was a great professor to have. The only concern students had was that tutorials were not problem-solving based, they believed felt this would have helped their understanding. They also felt that professor should have assigned more practice questions/examples.


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00020393475.30
Evaluations 00017443455.27
Organization 00017295055.48
Explanations 005173633105.31
Enthusiasm 005103338145.46
Teaching 000142450175.95
Workload 00051172474.82
Difficulty 000293129125.29
Value 30058211804.48
Retake Yes: 47.0%   No: 53.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYA10H: Dynamics of Classical Systems
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 182
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 2 Percent Response: 81.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10116294585.40
Evaluations 012133638105.38
Organization 012103139175.56
Explanations 111162925275.54
Enthusiasm 002112535275.74
Teaching 00192638265.79
Workload 01447202084.78
Difficulty 003343517104.92
Value 31838241884.65
Retake Yes: 46.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Quick was enthusiastic and easy to understand. However, problem sets were difficult and not taken up in tutorial. Students wished they had been given more examples in lecture and a longer tutorial to convert the concepts necessary for assignments.


PHYA11H: Introduction to Physics IB
Instructor: Bayer Carpintero, J. Course Enrollment: 167
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 40.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00091233456.15
Evaluations 002121835335.86
Organization 00091832416.05
Explanations 000111427486.14
Enthusiasm 0009633516.27
Teaching 0009936456.18
Workload 000302726175.29
Difficulty 000182038245.68
Value 005262021185.25
Retake Yes: 66.2%   No: 33.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students find this course to be fast paced and difficult but many credit their success to the excellent teaching of Professor Bayer. His passion and extensive knowledge made his explanations clear and concise. One qualm that students expressed was the lack of solutions to assigned questions. They also found that labs were unorganized and not standardized.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Physics II
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 112
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 37.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0212262624104.86
Evaluations 055292919144.95
Organization 201026292954.83
Explanations 225262919175.00
Enthusiasm 007142131265.55
Teaching 075211924245.19
Workload 002122114505.98
Difficulty 000141929385.90
Value 035252520235.22
Retake Yes: 35.7%   No: 64.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very impressed with Professor Tawfiq's knowledge of the subject and considered him to be a wonderful instructor. Many praised the extra help he provided to those who needed it. However, majority of the complaints in this course centered around the tutorials, which most felt were too short, too rushed and hence not enough time was spent solving problems. Some commented that there were way too many quizzes in the course. Overall, students found the workload to be excessive and commented that this is a difficult course to carry when one has a full course load.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Physics II
Instructor: Bayer, J. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Summer 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 68.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003221634255.56
Evaluations 0916161916254.91
Organization 000252825225.44
Explanations 006281916315.38
Enthusiasm 000101932396.00
Teaching 300163122285.50
Workload 000131322536.16
Difficulty 00061622566.28
Value 33331653195.59
Retake Yes: 25.8%   No: 74.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very pleased with Professor Bayer's unique style of teaching Physics. They were very appreciative of how the instructor made the basic foundations of Physics very clear to help students understand the material. One suggestion some students had were to improve the exam style by not having it as much worded (ambiguous) and by allotting more time for students to write the exams. Overall, students recommended this course to others because of his excellent teaching style. The tutorials were also very helpful as the homework questions were discussed thoroughly.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Physics II
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 117
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 206162529225.37
Evaluations 226161631275.45
Organization 202162525295.57
Explanations 406162422295.37
Enthusiasm 200142218455.86
Teaching 200202024355.67
Workload 000292525215.38
Difficulty 000272127255.50
Value 202292521215.23
Retake Yes: 52.0%   No: 48.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that the workload in this class and the difficulty of the material was a barrier but they were extremely happy with Professor Tawfiq's experienced and knowledgeable approach. They felt he contributed a lot to their ability to grapple with the material, offering extensive time and availability, and they single out their tutorial TA, Sergei Kruglov, for similar praise. Students were far less happy with the quality of their lab supervision and felt it was far less encouraging to work in their labs as a result. Although a required course for most students, several mentioned they found the material more engaging than expected, as a result of quality instruction.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Physics II
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 38.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025314405.19
Evaluations 0066444405.25
Organization 00013384465.44
Explanations 00019443165.25
Enthusiasm 000193138135.44
Teaching 0006563805.31
Workload 00038253805.00
Difficulty 00063844135.63
Value 00013255665.56
Retake Yes: 33.3%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lorincz was described as an engaging lecturer who made difficult material easier to understand. Some students noted that the mid-term test did not reflect what was taught in class. Overall, students found Professor Lorincz to be an effective instructor who encouraged students to effectively solve difficult problems and to understand more challenging concepts.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Physics II
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 149
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 43.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 32823332294.84
Evaluations 385212430104.83
Organization 039163123175.14
Explanations 256193420144.97
Enthusiasm 023163820225.38
Teaching 236133825145.13
Workload 000132831285.75
Difficulty 000112228395.95
Value 208173125175.20
Retake Yes: 42.2%   No: 57.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students feel that Professor Tawfig did a reasonable job with a tough subject. Many complain about inconsistent grading among various TAs and lab sections. The difficulty of the material and the harshness of grading were also cited often as issues.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Physics II
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 50
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 70.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00618264735.24
Evaluations 003242632155.32
Organization 009153226185.29
Explanations 03624412434.85
Enthusiasm 036124124155.21
Teaching 003182635185.47
Workload 036243218185.09
Difficulty 000182727275.64
Value 003352118245.24
Retake Yes: 33.3%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
According to one student, Professor Lorincz is described as a 'solid professor for physics'. Some students comment that he goes off topic in trying to explain the physics concepts and would have appreciated it if he could be more precise. Students also commented on the difficult material but were pleased with the in-class examples the professor employed in illustrating the physics concepts.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Modern Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 135
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 013184321145.22
Evaluations 049192429155.10
Organization 012192336195.49
Explanations 016173625175.28
Enthusiasm 001123130275.69
Teaching 003163425225.49
Workload 000173230215.55
Difficulty 00092432355.93
Value 103312723155.12
Retake Yes: 33.0%   No: 67.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students emphasized the difficulty of this course and the challenges of both following it and instructing it, while generally approving of Professor Tawfiq's handling of the material. Quite a number of students felt that grades should have been curved higher, but most appreciated clear explanations and an organized class structure.


PHYA21H: Introduction to Modern Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 114
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 32.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03832351484.73
Evaluations 33842258114.53
Organization 038382416114.76
Explanations 0314241930114.92
Enthusiasm 038242227165.11
Teaching 038272724114.95
Workload 00018482495.24
Difficulty 00093327305.79
Value 303322910235.03
Retake Yes: 45.2%   No: 54.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
In addition to concerns about the difficulty of this course, students commented that there was little value to be had out of the tutorial sections, and some expressed a desire for an additional hour of lectures instead.


PHYA21H: Principles of Modern Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 178
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 40.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000233922145.17
Evaluations 004163622195.21
Organization 004202727215.36
Explanations 011243022205.23
Enthusiasm 000192329265.47
Teaching 001113030275.66
Workload 000182330265.49
Difficulty 00052330395.88
Value 104302518194.99
Retake Yes: 44.0%   No: 55.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The material in this course was described as very difficult. The students found that the professor was extremely nice and appreciated all the extra effort, extra lectures, extra office hours that the prof provided to aid in the students grasping the material. The professor was very enthusiastic in teaching which lead to a fast pace at times, but overall the experience was found to be a positive one.


PHYA21H: Principles of Modern Physcis
Instructor: Tawfig, S. Course Enrollment: 96
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002332821165.20
Evaluations 337263115154.84
Organization 005263618155.12
Explanations 002312026215.33
Enthusiasm 000132528345.83
Teaching 003173027235.50
Workload 000411519255.28
Difficulty 000233015325.56
Value 022472512124.79
Retake Yes: 47.0%   No: 53.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Tawfig was a great instructor who was both interesting and enthusiastic. He was also very helpful in answering students' questions.


PHYA22H: Introduction to Physics IIB
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 78
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 28.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 500103241145.41
Evaluations 505321928144.95
Organization 500193723195.23
Explanations 500143728145.24
Enthusiasm 500141932325.64
Teaching 500191946145.36
Workload 000103732235.68
Difficulty 000142832285.73
Value 001041195234.90
Retake Yes: 32.0%   No: 68.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the professor to be encouraging and explained materials clearly. The course workload was heavy and materials were challenging. Some students suggested better coordination and more guidance with labs.


PHYB10H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 77.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000294315155.14
Evaluations 000223629155.36
Organization 00836368154.86
Explanations 000292922225.36
Enthusiasm 008291536155.21
Teaching 008292229155.14
Workload 0005043004.46
Difficulty 0086522004.15
Value 0884315804.09
Retake Yes: 36.0%   No: 64.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PHYB10H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 10.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0050500003.50
Evaluations 0500000504.50
Organization 5000005003.50
Explanations 0500005004.00
Enthusiasm 0500050003.50
Teaching 0500005004.00
Workload 0005050004.50
Difficulty 0000505005.50
Value 000500004.00
Retake Yes: 0.0%   No: 100.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB10H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 10.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0005005005.00
Evaluations 0005050004.50
Organization 0005050004.50
Explanations 0001000004.00
Enthusiasm 0000100005.00
Teaching 0005005005.00
Workload 0005050004.50
Difficulty 0005050004.50
Value 000050005.00
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB10H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory I
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 19.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0017171733175.17
Evaluations 000175017175.33
Organization 000173333175.50
Explanations 000333317175.17
Enthusiasm 00003350175.83
Teaching 000171750175.67
Workload 00033175005.17
Difficulty 00033500175.00
Value 00050173304.83
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PHYB11H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory II
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000205020105.20
Evaluations 000304010105.00
Organization 00020304005.22
Explanations 001020204005.00
Enthusiasm 000401030105.11
Teaching 00020205005.33
Workload 00060201004.44
Difficulty 00060201004.44
Value 00040402004.80
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately sufficient comments were not available for this course.


PHYB11H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory II
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 46.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 015015294304.86
Evaluations 001515294305.00
Organization 015029154304.71
Explanations 00029432905.00
Enthusiasm 00043292904.86
Teaching 001529292904.71
Workload 00155829004.14
Difficulty 00157215004.00
Value 001529291504.50
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
One student suggested more timely communication and feedback.


PHYB11H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory II
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 9.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0001000004.00
Evaluations 0010000003.00
Organization 0100000002.00
Explanations 0100000002.00
Enthusiasm 0100000002.00
Teaching 0100000002.00
Workload 0000100005.00
Difficulty 0000100005.00
Value 1000000001.00
Retake Yes: 0.0%   No: 100.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB11H: Intermediate Physics Laboratory II
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00063250134.63
Evaluations 001338380134.63
Organization 00038500134.88
Explanations 000381325255.38
Enthusiasm 000251338255.63
Teaching 000251338255.63
Workload 00075131304.38
Difficulty 00038501304.75
Value 0008614004.14
Retake Yes: 57.1%   No: 42.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt the quizzes in the class were irrelevant to the material learned in the labs. Students did note that the labs were beneficial to the course. Overall students agreed, the Professor is extremely knowledgeable and some students agreed given the chance they would take the course again.


PHYB20H: Vibrations and Waves
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000112233335.89
Evaluations 000222222335.67
Organization 000114422225.56
Explanations 0011222222225.22
Enthusiasm 000111111676.33
Teaching 000112222446.00
Workload 00022560225.22
Difficulty 000115622115.33
Value 0011331122225.11
Retake Yes: 77.8%   No: 22.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in the course felt that Professor Tawfiq was a good instructor. They suggested that the course adopt an official textbook as well as an official tutorial section. They would also like more time for lectures as well as more examples in class.


PHYB20H: Vibrations and Waves
Instructor: Datta, A. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000362921145.14
Evaluations 0077364375.36
Organization 000382315235.23
Explanations 0014143614215.14
Enthusiasm 000363614145.07
Teaching 00704336145.50
Workload 0006429704.43
Difficulty 00743361404.57
Value 001836270184.64
Retake Yes: 61.5%   No: 38.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PHYB21H: Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Lowman, J.P. Course Enrollment: 9
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 88.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 130002513505.63
Evaluations 130001350255.50
Organization 130001350255.50
Explanations 130001350255.50
Enthusiasm 130003813385.38
Teaching 13000050385.75
Workload 130025382504.50
Difficulty 1300131338255.25
Value 1300132538135.00
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Lowmann was an outstanding physics professor. His knowledge enabled him to effectively explain the concepts of this course. Students extremely appreciated being provided with full solutions for all quizzes, assignments and midterms. Some thought more examples should have been done that were not from the textbook.


PHYB21H: Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Lee, M. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003333112204.22
Evaluations 110334401103.56
Organization 000443311114.89
Explanations 011222244004.00
Enthusiasm 1101122332204.33
Teaching 0112222222204.22
Workload 011056221104.22
Difficulty 00011560335.56
Value 02211331111114.11
Retake Yes: 0.0%   No: 100.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were frustrated with regular weekly quizzes worth a considerable amount (5% of the final each) that they couldn't properly understand or prepare for. They felt generally out of touch with the course material and with expectations and felt that Professor Lee didn't do enough to guide them. Though suggestions for improvement don't all agree, it's obvious students feel something needs to change about this course in order for it to be effective.


PHYB21H: Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Lee, M. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00629352464.94
Evaluations 00612651265.00
Organization 006243518185.18
Explanations 00122947664.65
Enthusiasm 001229292464.82
Teaching 00025442565.13
Workload 000244124125.24
Difficulty 000122441245.76
Value 00131965665.25
Retake Yes: 33.3%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commented on the heavy course load. One student recommended future students to take MATB42 as prerequisite to this course as there is a lot of math involved. Students would appreciate it if Professor Lee would use more examples in his teaching.


PHYB21H: Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 93.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 80383815003.54
Evaluations 8085431004.00
Organization 80015313885.08
Explanations 8023628003.62
Enthusiasm 800312315235.00
Teaching 800920003.75
Workload 8006223804.15
Difficulty 08023313185.00
Value 0015311523154.92
Retake Yes: 27.3%   No: 72.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students used their opportunity to comment on this course to wish Professor Jacobs a happy retirement.


PHYB21H: Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000144228145.32
Evaluations 000141457145.66
Organization 000142842145.46
Explanations 000142842145.46
Enthusiasm 00028042285.60
Teaching 000141457145.66
Workload 000571414144.80
Difficulty 000145714145.23
Value 00255002504.25
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that the textbook was not useful. That being the case, the students very much enjoyed Jacobs' enthusiastic and kind approach to teaching. They also found that he was clear in what he taught.


PHYB21H: Electircity and Magnetism
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 5
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00020206005.40
Evaluations 00004040205.80
Organization 0000604005.40
Explanations 00006020205.60
Enthusiasm 0002000806.40
Teaching 00004020406.00
Workload 00060202004.60
Difficulty 00020600205.20
Value 00020602005.00
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB23H: Physics Laboratory
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 070143629145.21
Evaluations 007213621145.14
Organization 07014641404.79
Explanations 00031233885.23
Enthusiasm 00074314365.79
Teaching 070133327205.33
Workload 8004233884.50
Difficulty 00062151584.69
Value 00174225884.50
Retake Yes: 69.2%   No: 30.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course said Professor Lorincz provided 'excellent help'. He is also great in answering questions and clearing people's doubts. Some students commented on the lack of equipment in the labs.


PHYB23H: Physics Laboratory
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Summer 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002020402004.60
Evaluations 00030502004.90
Organization 003030301004.20
Explanations 0101030401004.30
Enthusiasm 0010103030205.40
Teaching 000223322225.44
Workload 000201040305.80
Difficulty 000601020104.80
Value 022114402203.89
Retake Yes: 30.0%   No: 70.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had issues and complaints associated with this course which is a full year in length but only a half-credit in value, but gave Professor Lorincz credit for making the best of it and for helping them with their learning.


PHYB23Y: Physics Laboratory
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 62.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000802005.20
Evaluations 0000604005.40
Organization 00050252504.75
Explanations 000202040205.60
Enthusiasm 00002040406.20
Teaching 00006020205.60
Workload 0008020004.20
Difficulty 00206020004.00
Value 0006000405.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Lorincz to be a very helpful instructor. This class is usually of a small size, so individual attention is more prevalent.


PHYB23Y: Physics Laboratory
Instructor: Lorincz, G. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000505005.50
Evaluations 0000100005.00
Organization 0000505005.50
Explanations 0000673305.33
Enthusiasm 0000400606.20
Teaching 0000336705.67
Workload 0000670335.66
Difficulty 0000336705.67
Value 0000673305.33
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB24H: Introduction to Quantum Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 9
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000142929295.71
Evaluations 00140057295.86
Organization 000291429295.57
Explanations 00002943296.00
Enthusiasm 0000043576.57
Teaching 00001443436.29
Workload 000142943145.57
Difficulty 0000435705.57
Value 0014431414144.71
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Tawfiq to be an excellent instructor, well-organized and enthusiastic. They thought he was effective at communicating the ideas of the course and used appropriate examples to do so. Students thought, in general, that his evaluations were fair and that he was reasonable in the time he took to grade their work. They appreciated his availability to students as well as attentiveness to their questions.


PHYB24H: Introduction to Quantum Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 90945181804.18
Evaluations 091827182704.36
Organization 90272727903.91
Explanations 9918459903.64
Enthusiasm 00027459185.18
Teaching 90927272704.45
Workload 00003636275.91
Difficulty 0000955366.27
Value 09918927275.18
Retake Yes: 36.4%   No: 63.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students express some appreciation for the idea behind Professor Tawfiq's instruction but feel, in this case, it was inappropriate to expect students to learn extensively on their own. Citing the very high level of material students felt they were often left adrift without enough guidance or opportunity to practice independently because they were unable to even start. Some felt Professor Tawfiq expected too much from an introductory class in this area. Still, they acknowledge his enthusiasm and genuine desire to lead this course as well as possible.


PHYB24H: Introduction to Quantum Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 18.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000050506.50
Evaluations 0000050506.50
Organization 0000050506.50
Explanations 0000050506.50
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000050506.50
Workload 0000050506.50
Difficulty 0000050506.50
Value 0000500506.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB24H: Introduction to Quantum Physics
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02060200003.00
Evaluations 0505000002.50
Organization 00020400405.60
Explanations 0600400002.80
Enthusiasm 00200060205.60
Teaching 02020600003.40
Workload 0000400606.20
Difficulty 0000020806.80
Value 252525000253.25
Retake Yes: 20.0%   No: 80.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PHYB24H: Introduction to Quantum Physics
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025255005.25
Evaluations 00025050255.75
Organization 002502525255.25
Explanations 02500502504.50
Enthusiasm 02500500254.75
Teaching 00250255005.00
Workload 0000500506.00
Difficulty 00002525506.25
Value 00330330334.95
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students expressed that this course requires a new textbook, and the course requires a strong math background. Besides this, students really enjoyed the course.


PHYB25H: Foundation of Modern Physics
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0002008005.60
Evaluations 00020060205.80
Organization 020020200405.00
Explanations 020004020205.00
Enthusiasm 00002040406.20
Teaching 00020040406.00
Workload 000202040205.60
Difficulty 00020040406.00
Value 00002020206.00
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor Tawfiq to be enthusiastic. However, students felt thought this course was challenging and that it could have been better organized. Furthermore, many thought that the professor should have incorporated a textbook into the course, posted her lecture notes, or added a tutorial section in order to better facilitate student learning.


PHYC24H: Quantum Physics I
Instructor: Bayer Carpintero, J. Course Enrollment: 3
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003434346.00
Evaluations 0000010006.00
Organization 00003434346.00
Explanations 0000010006.00
Enthusiasm 0000034676.67
Teaching 0000034676.67
Workload 00034034345.67
Difficulty 0000340676.33
Value 000000677.00
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately sufficient comments were not available for this course.


PHYC24H: Quantum Physics I
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003434346.00
Evaluations 000171717506.00
Organization 00003417506.17
Explanations 00005017345.83
Enthusiasm 00001734506.33
Teaching 00003417506.17
Workload 00017034506.17
Difficulty 000171717506.00
Value 00017340505.83
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Only statistics were available.


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