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29 surveys for Physical Sciences

PSCB01H: The Instrumentation of Science
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025502505.00
Evaluations 00250502504.75
Organization 00255002504.25
Explanations 02505025003.75
Enthusiasm 02500502504.50
Teaching 0000100005.00
Workload 00255002504.25
Difficulty 00255000254.50
Value 025252525003.50
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSCB01H: The Instrumentation of Science
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02502500505.00
Evaluations 00025050255.75
Organization 00050250255.00
Explanations 000252525255.50
Enthusiasm 000252525255.50
Teaching 000252525255.50
Workload 00250500255.00
Difficulty 00255000254.50
Value 00025250505.75
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PSCB01H: The Instrumentation of Science
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 33.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00004040205.80
Evaluations 00004020406.00
Organization 00006020205.60
Explanations 000202040205.60
Enthusiasm 00002040406.20
Teaching 00004020406.00
Workload 0006040004.40
Difficulty 00202060004.40
Value 2020002020204.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students feel this course had a heavy load course but they enjoyed and admired Professor Quick's teaching skills and his ability to make the material understandable.


PSCB01H: The Instrumentation of Science
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001717033335.50
Evaluations 000173333175.50
Organization 0017171717335.33
Explanations 000171750175.67
Enthusiasm 00001750336.17
Teaching 001701733335.67
Workload 00067171704.50
Difficulty 001750017174.67
Value 017333300173.83
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSCB01H: The Instrumentation of Science
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 87.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002842285.88
Evaluations 00001457286.08
Organization 00002857145.80
Explanations 0000057426.36
Enthusiasm 00001428576.37
Teaching 0000042576.51
Workload 001414571404.67
Difficulty 00142857004.39
Value 00002060206.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The major concern in this course was that the project was very time consuming. Be ready to spend a lot of time on this project. Also beware the course is taught at a varying pace.


PSCB01H: Physical Principles of Modern Technology
Instructor: Quick, S. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00004040205.80
Evaluations 00002060206.00
Organization 0000406005.60
Explanations 00002060206.00
Enthusiasm 0000040606.60
Teaching 0000060406.40
Workload 00040400205.00
Difficulty 0004060004.60
Value 00002040406.20
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Quick demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in this course. Students also found the material interesting.


PSCB57H: Introduction to Scientific Computing
Instructor: David, R. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 407142525255.32
Evaluations 1100143921144.93
Organization 40472529325.64
Explanations 74011377335.22
Enthusiasm 1100212914255.00
Teaching 407182921215.18
Workload 40046321174.64
Difficulty 400461821114.82
Value 402936181144.11
Retake Yes: 46.4%   No: 53.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt that Professor David explained the concepts in a clear manner and gave concrete examples. They appreciated him holding extra office hours on weekends. However, others felt that more focus on Sci-lab (which is used in assignments) and practical problems that are similar to what appear on assignments would be helpful.


PSCB57H: Introduction to Scientific Computing
Instructor: Attard, A. Course Enrollment: 41
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003194125135.25
Evaluations 006163828135.25
Organization 003194422135.22
Explanations 03994125135.13
Enthusiasm 000193138135.44
Teaching 003162538195.53
Workload 006441913194.94
Difficulty 033441913194.91
Value 47183921474.07
Retake Yes: 53.1%   No: 46.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PSCB57H: Introduction to Scientific Computing
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 008202432165.28
Evaluations 0012122723275.42
Organization 0015312315154.85
Explanations 048242416245.12
Enthusiasm 00419823465.88
Teaching 044151931275.50
Workload 004402416165.00
Difficulty 044281624245.24
Value 94263917403.65
Retake Yes: 52.2%   No: 47.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Shepherd has a passion . very evident to students . for teaching this course. He is enthusiastic with his students and also very helpful in explaining the material during his office hours. Students should be prepared to read and do a lot of assignments, one student advised.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Bayer, J. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 68.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00010326005.50
Evaluations 001010463705.09
Organization 000142850105.55
Explanations 00551950195.76
Enthusiasm 00551046376.05
Teaching 000104132145.52
Workload 105283223503.68
Difficulty 10101050101403.82
Value 050461028104.86
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Bayer Carpintero, J. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1000101040305.50
Evaluations 10010101040205.09
Organization 0101001040305.50
Explanations 0020101020405.50
Enthusiasm 001020030405.70
Teaching 010020020405.56
Workload 1004020200103.80
Difficulty 10010302010204.59
Value 100010200505.56
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Dyer, C. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061267175.94
Evaluations 00061756235.94
Organization 00061767125.83
Explanations 00061750235.94
Enthusiasm 00062328456.11
Teaching 00061734456.17
Workload 17612566603.44
Difficulty 0617676603.89
Value 00617342365.07
Retake Yes: 94.4%   No: 5.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed this class and appreciated the interactive environment Professor Dyer fostered.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 770213417144.76
Evaluations 773143817144.76
Organization 1003243414144.69
Explanations 1007233310174.67
Enthusiasm 337213110245.00
Teaching 407184611144.93
Workload 04115029704.25
Difficulty 04115919704.15
Value 13485081343.92
Retake Yes: 64.3%   No: 35.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Tawfiq to be a good instructor for this course although they would have liked to see longer classes.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Lorincz, G. No statistics are currently
available for this section.
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Lorincz to be a good instructor. However, some felt that he spoke too softly and would appreciate the use of microphones during class debates.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 92.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000172635225.61
Evaluations 00022224895.43
Organization 00092652135.70
Explanations 000133043135.57
Enthusiasm 000132239265.78
Teaching 000171339305.83
Workload 50550231804.41
Difficulty 05144132554.32
Value 055292419195.05
Retake Yes: 72.7%   No: 27.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 62.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00029217435.64
Evaluations 00040720335.47
Organization 00036147435.57
Explanations 000271327335.67
Enthusiasm 00033020475.80
Teaching 00027720475.87
Workload 0040537003.67
Difficulty 0040537003.67
Value 015313123003.62
Retake Yes: 92.9%   No: 7.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students enjoyed this course with its relaxed format and focus on discussion and debate. Students found the workload lower than most other courses and this helped contribute to the lighter atmosphere, but many also agree the subject matter was interesting and applicable.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 3
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003333336.00
Evaluations 0000336705.67
Organization 0000010006.00
Explanations 0000067336.33
Enthusiasm 0000330676.33
Teaching 0000010006.00
Workload 00333303304.33
Difficulty 0050500003.50
Value 0003306705.33
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Tawfiq, S. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Winter 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002040406.20
Evaluations 00001616666.38
Organization 0000040606.60
Explanations 00002040406.20
Enthusiasm 0000040606.60
Teaching 0000040606.60
Workload 0001000004.00
Difficulty 0016830003.80
Value 0000330666.27
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall the consensus of the class was that this was an excellent course.


PSCD01H: The Physical Sciences in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Tawfig, S. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 91.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10101019291954.30
Evaluations 10553833554.17
Organization 1055293310104.46
Explanations 55533143804.60
Enthusiasm 551019381954.60
Teaching 5014242424104.77
Workload 5514559594.15
Difficulty 55145714503.85
Value 0706020774.45
Retake Yes: 67.0%   No: 33.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Tawfig was good overall. Students did request more clarity with respect to the course requirement and assignment content.


PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Bayer Carpintero, J. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 57.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 060112237275.63
Evaluations 060272227225.26
Organization 060112227375.74
Explanations 066112711435.58
Enthusiasm 06003211536.00
Teaching 000161143275.83
Workload 00069221104.42
Difficulty 006482711114.74
Value 060432711164.84
Retake Yes: 44.4%   No: 55.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bayer to be excellent. He inspired discussion and critical thinking in class and was very enthusiastic about the material he teaches. However, some students found that the course focused more on mathematical concepts, and the topics should better diversify themselves by covering a variety of scientific topics.


PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Bayer, J. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 89.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00442940245.76
Evaluations 00483229295.68
Organization 00083244165.68
Explanations 00083236205.71
Enthusiasm 00442440295.84
Teaching 00003644205.84
Workload 4012243612124.72
Difficulty 041240248124.56
Value 000293216165.22
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the course interesting, the professor enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and liked the interactivity of the tutorials. A couple of students commented preferring to have the quizzes at the end of the tutorials (after discussions) instead of the beginning.


PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Cormack, D. Course Enrollment: 51
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 47.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 134173388174.13
Evaluations 21013171713214.29
Organization 802125218174.42
Explanations 134438817174.42
Enthusiasm 404292913215.00
Teaching 4138291713174.46
Workload 008501317134.75
Difficulty 044421721134.83
Value 505402015154.75
Retake Yes: 45.8%   No: 54.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students in the class felt that Professor Cormack could have improved the course by sticking to the course syllabus and not changing it during the course of the semester. This included not changing the deadlines of major assignments. Diversifying the topics covered in class (as outlined in the course description) would have been beneficial. Furthermore, clearer instructions for marking assignments would have been helpful. Aside from these, students found Professor Cormack to be nice and knowledgeable.


PSCD02H: Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
Instructor: Jacobs, A. Course Enrollment: 41
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 53.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 59932321404.18
Evaluations 914185361804.00
Organization 05941232304.50
Explanations 50234123904.05
Enthusiasm 05932411404.50
Teaching 55182336954.27
Workload 05036322354.82
Difficulty 005273214235.23
Value 505201535205.25
Retake Yes: 52.4%   No: 47.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most comments received touch on the format of the course, involving guest lectures across a variety of fields, which students found too demanding in specialized ways that not everyone had the background to handle. Several students also complain that despite the nature of the material covered examination was based largely on the memorization and repetition of lecture content. Students seemed to appreciate the intent of this course but also felt the full potential was missed and made various suggestions designed to capitalize on that potential in the future.


PSCD03H: Computers in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Wain-Bantin, K. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 57.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0007503575.37
Evaluations 0066206065.44
Organization 07005021215.37
Explanations 06062046205.52
Enthusiasm 00701457215.80
Teaching 00602653135.57
Workload 00136013664.22
Difficulty 6033530603.53
Value 000253316255.36
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students fount this course to be an interesting one, and only had concerns with the subjective nature of the course. Students suggest that feedback on assignments be clearer and more transparent. Students also suggest that a little more organization and structure when presenting the lecture could perhaps enhance the overall learning experience.


PSCD03H: Computers in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Hirst, G. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Fall 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 88.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000181237315.71
Evaluations 60018650185.34
Organization 000121212626.14
Explanations 00012631506.14
Enthusiasm 000251231315.63
Teaching 00013646335.89
Workload 00066201304.42
Difficulty 06402620603.72
Value 00841162584.74
Retake Yes: 57.0%   No: 42.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Good professor, knows his material very well. Many students expressed that the three hour lecture format was too long.


PSCD03H: Computers in Contemporary Society
Instructor: Wain-Bantin, K. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Fall 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 82.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102147215.74
Evaluations 00052152215.84
Organization 000212136215.52
Explanations 00002647265.94
Enthusiasm 00001647366.14
Teaching 00002755165.77
Workload 00057261054.53
Difficulty 0016725503.91
Value 000362718185.13
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Although the writing assignments in this class are long, the majority of students found it to be an enjoyable and interesting class.


PSCD03H: Computers in Contmporary Society
Instructor: Hirst, G. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 76.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 05053545105.50
Evaluations 500103540105.30
Organization 00052545255.90
Explanations 00504030255.70
Enthusiasm 00052545255.90
Teaching 00503040255.80
Workload 051545102504.35
Difficulty 50206010503.85
Value 000212921295.58
Retake Yes: 79.0%   No: 21.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students described the course as well organised and described Hirst as enthusiastic. Some students suggested that more student-professor interactions would have enhanced the learning experience. A good course overall.


PSCD03H: Computers in Contmporary Society
Instructor: Wain-Bantin, K. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 56.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001429576.40
Evaluations 00081538386.01
Organization 00083131315.90
Explanations 00072114576.16
Enthusiasm 00071414646.30
Teaching 0008846386.14
Workload 00038382304.80
Difficulty 880770803.80
Value 00081742336.00
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Wain-Bantin's lectures to be interesting.


PSCD03H: Computers in Contmporary Society
Instructor: Hirst, G. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Fall 2001 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 92.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002946256.00
Evaluations 00044229255.75
Organization 00001729546.37
Explanations 00003329386.05
Enthusiasm 00041742386.19
Teaching 00001733506.33
Workload 0046325444.41
Difficulty 0425634403.79
Value 000112642215.73
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


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