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235 surveys for Biology

BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 312
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 56.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10032046316.03
Evaluations 101112539235.73
Organization 10142235376.03
Explanations 10071939345.99
Enthusiasm 10131535456.21
Teaching 10021837416.19
Workload 112433013114.84
Difficulty 10241311784.86
Value 100232624195.39
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Olaveson was a very amazing and enthusiastic instructor. The students found that the course material was well-planned and detailed. Professor Olaveson explained concepts very well and with the textbook, the course was even easier to understand. However, most students thought the labs were ineffective. In addition, they thought the FSS lectures were not as helpful as they were intended to be. Most students thought the clicker in lectures was proven to be helpful as it allowed students to interact participate in lectures.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 425
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 52.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051747296.03
Evaluations 00282344205.78
Organization 00161543336.04
Explanations 00241741346.06
Enthusiasm 00061634416.14
Teaching 00151243366.15
Workload 01240292164.89
Difficulty 00335292454.94
Value 101232628115.27
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Olaveson was a very effective and excellent instructor as she helped the students to try and understand the course material. Clicker implementation proved successful as most students loved the interaction during the lecture. In addition, students enjoyed the videos shown in lectures. However, most students thought the labs were disorganized as the TAs were very helpful due to their unclear instructions and marking. .


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000113340115.54
Evaluations 00081850185.85
Organization 000251529255.58
Explanations 40081540255.76
Enthusiasm 04481536295.73
Teaching 04003336225.73
Workload 000362915115.00
Difficulty 00050221184.72
Value 000252215255.46
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was praised as being approachable and clear in explaining concepts, though some commented on there not being enough time to cover all topics. Many also expressed dismay over the perceived clutter on the Intranet page.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 304
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 39.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172741205.76
Evaluations 001103136175.61
Organization 00133038255.87
Explanations 00062641215.82
Enthusiasm 003131940195.65
Teaching 00071742265.95
Workload 00542251554.72
Difficulty 00542301424.61
Value 001152330155.50
Retake Yes: 93.3%   No: 6.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was commended for both her outstanding ability to teach and her organized lectures. Students appreciated her willingness to assist them and her ability to clearly answer questions. Nevertheless, students would have liked it had she posted her lecture notes prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 318
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00032049286.03
Evaluations 00192837245.77
Organization 00192340265.83
Explanations 00031535456.25
Enthusiasm 0002416776.72
Teaching 0001946436.35
Workload 22344242114.62
Difficulty 11348271424.55
Value 010161630215.66
Retake Yes: 95.8%   No: 4.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Hasenkampf's enthusiasm during lectures and found her notes and test guides quite helpful. Her thorough explanations and examples made lectures enjoyable. However, some felt that she spoke rather quickly, while others would have liked it had she included more diagrams in her lecture notes.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 467
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 47.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01151645316.02
Evaluations 123113135185.50
Organization 10152144275.92
Explanations 00241338446.21
Enthusiasm 0012519736.66
Teaching 00131038476.32
Workload 01550171554.59
Difficulty 10751211144.46
Value 003112528205.60
Retake Yes: 87.5%   No: 12.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students in Professor Hasenkampf's class claimed that she was the best professor they had ever come across; she made their first year memorable by being engaging, funny, and high spirited. She was very interactive and gave great examples to help clarify the material. Nonetheless, students would have appreciated it had she posted her lecture slides prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 78
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 303103325255.51
Evaluations 300132535235.59
Organization 305132328255.47
Explanations 033151833285.62
Enthusiasm 033182325255.47
Teaching 030132830255.62
Workload 03060181354.54
Difficulty 05058201054.46
Value 03028282385.03
Retake Yes: 76.3%   No: 23.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students would have appreciated it had the professor posted lecture notes prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 315
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10182340275.79
Evaluations 101132937195.56
Organization 10172135365.92
Explanations 10172440285.83
Enthusiasm 11181745275.78
Teaching 20161842315.90
Workload 11445301464.70
Difficulty 11648271264.60
Value 104232230205.37
Retake Yes: 83.6%   No: 16.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Olaveson was an excellent lecturer who effectively explained the more complex processes covered in the course. They found her slides to be informative, easy to understand and relevant to the assigned readings. They appreciated her approachable manner and the time she spent outside her office hours to provide extra assistance. Although the majority of the class found Professor Olaveson to be an enthusiastic lecturer, some felt that she could make classes more lively and engaging through movement. Moreover, some students suggested that the lab sessions could have been better organized by correlating it more with the material taught in class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 510
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00182438285.85
Evaluations 002132636235.67
Organization 00071738386.08
Explanations 002102136305.82
Enthusiasm 00391935335.85
Teaching 00071837376.04
Workload 00343331474.76
Difficulty 01446311354.66
Value 001232730195.39
Retake Yes: 86.4%   No: 13.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed this course, crediting their level of enthusiasm for the material to the easy manner in which it was presented by Professor Olaveson. They found her slides to be creative and easy to follow. Some students however, felt that the course catered more to those with previous experience in Biology and would like to see it presented at a more introductory level. Students greatly appreciated the effort Professor Olaveson made on their behalf to ensure that they gained as much as possible from the course. Some students felt however, that Professor Olaveson could be more interactive in her teaching style by spending less time at the podium.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042453185.84
Evaluations 00702752145.66
Organization 20022042335.98
Explanations 00071842336.02
Enthusiasm 02022249245.89
Teaching 00042740295.93
Workload 200393018114.93
Difficulty 000491623124.98
Value 002331923235.33
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Olaveson was very clear and unambiguous throughout the course; she had excellent lecture slides that were effective in preparing students for exams. Some students were not interested so interested in the material at first, but Dr. Olaveson made it very motivating and engaging. Her study guides were very helpful. Overall, students found her to be very obliging and always available.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 301
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002111544285.87
Evaluations 012122537245.68
Organization 01261735416.06
Explanations 11182137325.88
Enthusiasm 123101832355.78
Teaching 00271838355.98
Workload 12335282494.94
Difficulty 11345261784.77
Value 111182629265.57
Retake Yes: 82.1%   No: 17.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson is an enthusiastic and highly organized lecturer. Students appreciated the well laid out slides and the handouts that were given. Some students felt that the pace of the class was too quick and suggested that the Professor slow down the pace of the material that was being covered. It was also suggested that Professor Olaveson try and liven up lectures through movement to make them more engaging.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 504
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 68.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00162243285.90
Evaluations 102112838205.61
Organization 00161634436.10
Explanations 00172236335.90
Enthusiasm 103132036275.68
Teaching 10131939376.05
Workload 00240301894.88
Difficulty 10347291554.70
Value 101192631235.53
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson is enthusiastic about the material taught and performs well a highly organized instructor. Students appreciated the well laid out slides and the handouts that were given. Some suggested that more activity at the front of the classroom would help to keep the class better engaged.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 68
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000222041175.54
Evaluations 002152444155.54
Organization 002122041245.73
Explanations 000182530285.67
Enthusiasm 000153229245.63
Teaching 000151358155.72
Workload 002492212154.88
Difficulty 005393412104.83
Value 000303510255.30
Retake Yes: 55.0%   No: 45.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Dr. Olaveson's lecture notes to be very well-organized and clear to follow. They found the study guides and review sessions very helpful. She was found to be very approachable to answer questions and many students found the workload to be adequate. Overall, many students felt the course was interesting.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 366
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00262046255.82
Evaluations 123122835185.43
Organization 00071434436.11
Explanations 10282138325.88
Enthusiasm 125162228255.41
Teaching 10071943315.96
Workload 11039282394.96
Difficulty 11343252184.85
Value 101182526295.59
Retake Yes: 89.5%   No: 10.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Olaveson was very organized and well-prepared and appreciated her professionalism. Many commented on the value of her lecture notes but expressed a desire to have access to them slightly sooner. Students felt this was an effective introductory course.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 417
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 56.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072543255.85
Evaluations 113142834185.43
Organization 00141737406.11
Explanations 00072341275.87
Enthusiasm 004122935195.50
Teaching 00071740356.03
Workload 101372724105.00
Difficulty 01440272264.82
Value 000202925265.56
Retake Yes: 85.2%   No: 14.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students in this course were pleased with the value of the material and the quality of instruction. Those students with complaints were apt to blame any lack of interest on the nature of the course rather than the instructor.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 126
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015334675.43
Evaluations 007112839155.46
Organization 02072643225.74
Explanations 004132936185.49
Enthusiasm 00230233695.20
Teaching 20073347115.53
Workload 00743341604.59
Difficulty 00940351254.63
Value 205302020235.18
Retake Yes: 71.8%   No: 28.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with the content, overall, and appreciated Professor Olaveson's detailed and well-prepared notes and course material. Some felt that she relied excessively on that material, detracting from original content in the lectures. Some students also felt that quizzes were trivial, at times, and therefore not effective at measuring knowledge.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 505
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042047276.00
Evaluations 003143530145.30
Organization 00021941346.00
Explanations 00031838396.10
Enthusiasm 0002831576.40
Teaching 00021339436.20
Workload 00144291584.80
Difficulty 00146331344.70
Value 011322923115.10
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf was very enthusiastic with the course materials and explained to students in a very thorough, yet fast-paced manner. Students felt that more time could be spent explaining more complex aspects of the course and that Professor Hasenkampf could do more to become approachable to students. The labs, although sometimes fun, were found to be ineffective and time consuming. Labs could become more relevant by highlighting what is in the course curriculum and what was taken up in the lectures. Laboratory reports should be marked and handed back before the submission of the next one to enable students to see their mistakes and correct them.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 479
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 206213521115.00
Evaluations 25529321694.70
Organization 214162627215.30
Explanations 047213218144.90
Enthusiasm 6516232113114.40
Teaching 224183127135.10
Workload 20010301694.80
Difficulty 10012291974.80
Value 003262823165.20
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was an excellent instructor who explained concepts very well and illustrated with relevant slides and diagrams from the text. Professor Olaveson, though, tended to just read off her notes and did not show much enthusiasm while presenting her lectures. Students requested that she post her notes online ahead of class, and quicken the pace of her lectures to allow sufficient time to cover each topic before the end of class. The field trip to the Zoo was a refreshing change of learning environment and the assignment allowed students to able apply what they had learned.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 515
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 42.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031944336.10
Evaluations 000183427185.50
Organization 00041235466.20
Explanations 00031336466.30
Enthusiasm 0004625636.50
Teaching 00031040456.30
Workload 000402622105.00
Difficulty 00341291864.80
Value 012312720165.10
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf used very detailed models and examples to communicate the information during her lecture. Students felt that the content of the lecture should be provided before the class either online or in the library. The use of the study guide really benefited students and the book was deemed useful as well. Students felt that the lab should have a higher mark weight to correspond to the work that is required.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 491
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 40.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 21817412364.90
Evaluations 211031331654.60
Organization 134202629144.60
Explanations 12925342064.80
Enthusiasm 511224291944.40
Teaching 20323392555.00
Workload 00232342185.00
Difficulty 10240351654.80
Value 001282528155.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson effectively communicated to the class in a clear and concise manner. More detail in her lectures would have helped many students.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 314
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031146386.09
Evaluations 000103835145.38
Organization 00051436436.07
Explanations 00011436476.19
Enthusiasm 0000515786.61
Teaching 0002740496.26
Workload 00135292844.84
Difficulty 00238401614.61
Value 000132530285.53
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 617
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 23.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002223521175.14
Evaluations 10321422294.99
Organization 028102929185.13
Explanations 022142737165.35
Enthusiasm 1111203321104.77
Teaching 015133033155.22
Workload 00240331664.69
Difficulty 00536311784.72
Value 000352425124.94
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 328
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 69.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00022050255.83
Evaluations 000142838175.43
Organization 00121339426.04
Explanations 00031637426.08
Enthusiasm 0001624676.47
Teaching 00011041476.29
Workload 00146271954.71
Difficulty 00244311734.60
Value 000122839195.55
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf showed great enthusiasm, so it was evident that she really enjoys what she teaches; as a result, students found her lectures very interesting, and enjoyed coming to class. Although she tends to speak quickly, she explains concepts clearly, and uses good examples and visual aids to help enhance students' comprehension of the material.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 617
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 21.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003173429145.19
Evaluations 00324342795.00
Organization 133153027185.14
Explanations 112212334155.17
Enthusiasm 757202424114.59
Teaching 124182827165.03
Workload 00447251554.50
Difficulty 00345281654.60
Value 21534291964.56
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Mason exhibited great knowledge of the subject matter, and was organized and enthusiastic in his presentations. However, students suggested that due to the amount of material to learn, he lecture at a slower pace, and that he clearly outline his expectations at the beginning of the semester.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 604
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 23.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002193230135.13
Evaluations 020223626115.05
Organization 00271739325.77
Explanations 00271941275.64
Enthusiasm 00161537385.90
Teaching 00082536275.62
Workload 000343220114.93
Difficulty 00034372154.82
Value 000262229195.21
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 604
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20320353074.95
Evaluations 30324362384.82
Organization 201102234275.48
Explanations 201132634205.31
Enthusiasm 20182332315.61
Teaching 102102639205.51
Workload 00138321884.79
Difficulty 00039322054.71
Value 00022382885.02
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was an excellent instructor who explained concepts very well. However, students suggested a quicker pace of lecture to allow sufficient time to cover each topic before the end of class.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 409
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 27.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 30221283795.20
Evaluations 21516422955.02
Organization 302172638165.47
Explanations 204132341185.53
Enthusiasm 30572631315.79
Teaching 221102746125.44
Workload 10055221754.68
Difficulty 00048311564.79
Value 001363021125.07
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 426
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 24.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10011447376.20
Evaluations 10291848225.75
Organization 00122845245.89
Explanations 00131346386.22
Enthusiasm 0000640546.48
Teaching 0004948396.22
Workload 10041272374.87
Difficulty 00234352095.00
Value 001293323135.13
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 409
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 23.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11518432755.00
Evaluations 106234318105.04
Organization 113123531175.40
Explanations 015123032205.47
Enthusiasm 102112828305.69
Teaching 013123131225.54
Workload 00151261764.81
Difficulty 00046281884.88
Value 01048281494.81
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the instructor engaging, approachable, and professional. The use of stories and examples helped keep the class attentive and interested. Many comments addressed not the teaching, but the structure of the course. Laboratories were found to be basic, so laboratory time was not maximized, although the zoo trip was especially noted for its applicability and interest.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 426
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01171841336.00
Evaluations 111143231205.48
Organization 02172135355.95
Explanations 00181636406.11
Enthusiasm 00141228556.32
Teaching 00151832446.13
Workload 112382520145.04
Difficulty 001333718115.05
Value 012273122175.22
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Hasenkampf communicated her enthusiasm for course material well. She used applicable examples that helped the class understand the concepts she was trying to get across. Students also appreciated visual aids (pictures, stockings) and text references. Although the pace of lecture was found to be challenging, study guides for students helped define models that were important to success in the class.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 74
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 33383330155.32
Evaluations 33082538185.51
Organization 335182325185.16
Explanations 333102330205.42
Enthusiasm 35382825205.31
Teaching 350103030155.27
Workload 00030381885.03
Difficulty 000333318105.05
Value 303183515135.09
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Olaveson to be a friendly and approachable instructor. Students found the study guide for the course to be very helpful. Students suggested that she post lecture slides ahead of time, and that she spend a little more time with slides during the lecture. It was also recommended that she make the course material more interesting.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 292
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 39.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 613203128115.00
Evaluations 61425272494.84
Organization 622142734145.19
Explanations 613113332155.22
Enthusiasm 604142431205.30
Teaching 624143132125.07
Workload 200322825125.09
Difficulty 300273719135.05
Value 411262920114.97
Retake Yes: 73.8%   No: 26.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Lisa to be a kind, approachable professor. However, they felt that she should have more enthusiasm, and use a louder microphone while lecturing. Although the amount of information presented to some was useful, others found it to be too much information on the lecture slides. Also, they found that the topics covered in class did not vary outside of what was covered in the textbook.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 420
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 39.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 202203430105.19
Evaluations 213234017135.07
Organization 203162931165.37
Explanations 222163125195.37
Enthusiasm 407202624175.12
Teaching 213153529125.28
Workload 101292926125.17
Difficulty 102283322115.11
Value 234222225165.13
Retake Yes: 72.4%   No: 27.6%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 297
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 47.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 327313514104.75
Evaluations 32834331364.60
Organization 305253523104.96
Explanations 316203128105.03
Enthusiasm 4510212722124.74
Teaching 33826332094.82
Workload 01343281694.83
Difficulty 01352191694.73
Value 12334231884.85
Retake Yes: 66.0%   No: 34.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Manne to be a satisfactory instructor, and appreciated her extensive knowledge and experience in the field. They also found that her friendliness made her an approachable person to clarify concepts not understood. However, most commented that she should display more enthusiasm or to speak louder in class to keep the class more engaged in the material.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 441
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 23.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12735281744.63
Evaluations 21433271834.68
Organization 00122333295.27
Explanations 122213025145.19
Enthusiasm 81733201594.47
Teaching 00924292844.94
Workload 12040251844.73
Difficulty 12042251834.68
Value 01420251495.01
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 69
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00362228416.00
Evaluations 003141430385.89
Organization 006111719445.89
Explanations 003111130416.00
Enthusiasm 00932522385.83
Teaching 30061928385.94
Workload 00044281964.86
Difficulty 00349221764.71
Value 000361725115.13
Retake Yes: 76.5%   No: 23.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Other than a minor suggestion to post lecture notes ahead of time, those who responded felt that Professor Olaveson was both organized and enthusiastic about teaching.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 301
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20528352464.92
Evaluations 11428432044.87
Organization 122203923145.19
Explanations 114194023125.16
Enthusiasm 351319351784.62
Teaching 224224220104.99
Workload 20142272094.88
Difficulty 20245321364.72
Value 100202620325.61
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Professor Manne to be an overall good professor. Her positive attitude and friendliness made her a very approachable person. However, most commented that she should display more enthusiasm in class to keep the students engaged and well-informed.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 471
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 45.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 22529332084.78
Evaluations 32635351474.66
Organization 222213128165.21
Explanations 228202826155.06
Enthusiasm 6510262417104.49
Teaching 228233025104.91
Workload 101422814124.90
Difficulty 10442321494.78
Value 202242522255.40
Retake Yes: 73.6%   No: 26.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students ascertained Professor Manne to be an overall satisfactory professor. It was noted that Professor Manne had extensive knowledge and experience of the course material. Most students found it helpful that she followed the textbook quite appropriately. However, many felt that Professor Manne should display more enthusiasm in class to keep the students engaged.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 61
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072448215.83
Evaluations 002122440215.67
Organization 00252433365.95
Explanations 000102626385.93
Enthusiasm 00053140245.83
Teaching 00072638295.88
Workload 002333321105.02
Difficulty 00543291774.79
Value 002212429245.50
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
A professor with amazing organizational skills, Dr. Olaveson was always willing to help students succeed, thus definitely being an asset and of immense value to both the course and the students. Some students wanted her to be more interactive. Her exams were fair and right to the point. Many found her study guide to be helpful. Overall, a lot of students were very contented with her teaching style and approach.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 302
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02727371974.86
Evaluations 00734302274.88
Organization 12718303295.07
Explanations 213202829175.27
Enthusiasm 004112531305.71
Teaching 025132935165.36
Workload 03343291674.74
Difficulty 01439331944.78
Value 103172636185.46
Retake Yes: 78.4%   No: 21.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Prof. Mason as an enthusiastic and entertaining professor who gave very interesting lectures with the aid of lots of examples and videos. Students were especially appreciative of the helpful videos. Many were, however, concerned about the face pace of the lectures and suggested that Prof. Mason slow down when teaching difficult course concepts. A clearer explanation of what to expect for in the exams would be helpful also.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 453
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 151134311354.48
Evaluations 11837351354.63
Organization 13717392494.98
Explanations 028253024115.01
Enthusiasm 126133034145.29
Teaching 02723352494.98
Workload 10250241684.74
Difficulty 00346281574.77
Value 101243128155.30
Retake Yes: 85.2%   No: 14.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students describe Prof. Mason as an entertaining and effective lecturer who brings life to the class and to the material! The option of the online lecture section was very good for students to grasp any concepts that they missed. However, students were very concerned as to the fast pace of his lectures and would like it if he would slow down a bit when presenting difficult course concepts. Some students would appreciate it if Prof. Mason would be a more organized in the structure of the lecture material. Majority of his students were very glad to have such an effective instructor who explained the major concepts very clearly with good use of relevant examples.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 384
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 515222729124.97
Evaluations 53725302384.74
Organization 404213324145.07
Explanations 523213321165.02
Enthusiasm 702183325165.08
Teaching 524163824114.96
Workload 102312815245.24
Difficulty 101332223205.25
Value 101193118315.56
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were somewhat critical of the degree of responsiveness they received from Professor Mason and report that several issues (though perhaps minor of themselves) went unaddressed as a result. Most felt as though his lectures were fairly direct, relevant and useful but a number of students complain that testing relied on trick questions rather than course material to create a degree of difficulty. Students also note that Professor Mason spent a fair amount of time and attention controlling and preventing class disruptions, but opinion was divided between those who appreciated the attention to this issue and those who felt the attention given to it was disruptive in its own way.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 356
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 39.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 234293219104.83
Evaluations 22733341944.69
Organization 2311163223145.00
Explanations 2510212322164.90
Enthusiasm 2312172721184.99
Teaching 165193219185.05
Workload 10148291294.77
Difficulty 11351241644.61
Value 222203327165.22
Retake Yes: 87.6%   No: 12.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed Professor Mason's lectures. However, some stated that it would be nice if he was more enthusiastic about the course material. They felt that it would be beneficial if he slowed down with heavy-content material and elaborated more on them. They did appreciate his thorough explanation of concepts and found the examples he used to be very helpful. Most students liked the lecture slides he used, even though some felt they were not detailed enough and they disliked when he read off of them. Students did recommend that he ignore disruptions in class. The online lectures were considered valuable by students as they allowed them to listen at their own pace.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 4004503585.31
Evaluations 044153726155.22
Organization 40044028245.56
Explanations 400193033155.30
Enthusiasm 004232327235.42
Teaching 400123531195.42
Workload 00741371144.63
Difficulty 40437331944.67
Value 004124215275.50
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were generally positive about the quality of the course and instruction, noting that Professor Olaveson was dedicated and knowledgeable. Some suggested she could be more dynamic in the classroom to better hold attention.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 427
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11527402054.84
Evaluations 02633381644.73
Organization 013153729145.30
Explanations 025163131145.24
Enthusiasm 224113030215.39
Teaching 026133727155.26
Workload 00244321564.77
Difficulty 00244351544.76
Value 001232333195.46
Retake Yes: 83.7%   No: 16.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course acknowledged Professor Mason's creativity and his willingness to adapt in order to help students learn. Although not every initiative was successful according to all students, most appreciated the effort as a real sign of caring and involvement.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 460
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 731017352444.60
Evaluations 54931272044.48
Organization 524172630165.09
Explanations 654173125134.90
Enthusiasm 729172422184.90
Teaching 626192829104.88
Workload 21436301984.81
Difficulty 11138321894.86
Value 211172827235.39
Retake Yes: 74.3%   No: 25.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class agreed that Professor Mason is knowledgeable and competent and felt they learned a lot in the class. Some students had trouble with Mason's classroom style, however, and found his manner less than professional. Others appreciated that he was willing to be strict with classroom discipline and contain disruptive students. A few students commented that his powerpoint slides might be better presented.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 387
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10261240396.10
Evaluations 224162330245.49
Organization 21281831395.95
Explanations 20351828436.04
Enthusiasm 10361020606.32
Teaching 20261335436.13
Workload 11347251774.74
Difficulty 11037321994.95
Value 212212321205.36
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Harrison was an excellent and enthusiastic professor. They thought she was very helpful through clarifying difficult material during lecture. Students also appreciated her engaging lectures and willingness to offer advice to them with regards to their future careers. However, they thought the exams tended to be tricky and challenging. There were mixed reviews about her notes as some thought they were very helpful and others thought that she needed to slow down.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 62.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01091429476.13
Evaluations 02131826496.15
Organization 00491729405.94
Explanations 01361929415.98
Enthusiasm 0102620706.58
Teaching 01051627506.21
Workload 10339232864.90
Difficulty 10237292454.88
Value 003181918195.42
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forder was overwhelmingly described as enthusiastic and engaging, with many appreciating her use of interactive examples and games. Students felt she related the material back to their everyday lives effectively, and found her exams and quizzes to be fair as well. The volunteer team was also praised, though they had to leave halfway through the term. However, many students commented on the lack of time management in the course, with the Professor rushing through slides near the end of class. Some also felt the B11 portion of the course was too detailed. Overall, Professor Forder was described as an excellent professor who many would love to have again as an instructor.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 462
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031138456.30
Evaluations 00031134506.35
Organization 01031234496.33
Explanations 0014836496.35
Enthusiasm 0002624666.59
Teaching 0002830576.48
Workload 11150271454.66
Difficulty 11247281454.68
Value 000152527185.56
Retake Yes: 83.1%   No: 16.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most respondents felt that Professor Forder was one of the best instructors they had ever come across. She was noted as being very enthusiastic, engaging, approachable, and passionate. Nonetheless, while some enjoyed her interactive method of teaching, others would have preferred it had she simply lectured.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 196
Session: Summer 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 94.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00241627205.91
Evaluations 20171625175.69
Organization 01271624185.71
Explanations 00181325215.87
Enthusiasm 00141521276.04
Teaching 00041324256.08
Workload 200191420115.24
Difficulty 11216192165.18
Value 1009171495.43
Retake Yes: 68.5%   No: 31.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students established that Professor Olaveson was a good professor whose positive attitude made her very approachable. However, most students would have appreciated it had she posted her lecture notes prior to class.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 419
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041136496.28
Evaluations 01481833365.86
Organization 00051230536.32
Explanations 00051029556.32
Enthusiasm 0002823666.53
Teaching 00041226586.38
Workload 00343311494.83
Difficulty 002343320105.01
Value 146362216154.83
Retake Yes: 75.7%   No: 24.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students unanimously agreed that Professor Harrison was an outstanding instructor. Her passion and incredible knowledge about cell biology was communicated extremely well and students commended her for outstanding enthusiasm. The use of multimedia (video, animations and lots of diagrams) helped many students grasp concepts better. Students especially commented on how caring she was for them, always willing to go the extra mile when explaining concepts over and over again during office hours (especially the 'all-day' office hours right before exam). Dr. Harrison's lecture slides were thoroughly organized and to the point. However, few felt that the exam was tricky. Nevertheless, students appreciated the professor talking about her research in connection to the lectures and providing insight into career paths for Life Science students. Many felt that the lectures were very engaging and found Dr. Harrison to be an interesting, thought-provoking, motivating, humourous and down-to-earth instructor. Many said it was an 'honour' to be taught by one of UTSC's greatest professor.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 437
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00141235476.22
Evaluations 104112031325.68
Organization 00131428546.30
Explanations 00131433496.24
Enthusiasm 10121028586.38
Teaching 00111235516.32
Workload 01349241494.74
Difficulty 101393215124.95
Value 4211381914124.58
Retake Yes: 76.6%   No: 23.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Amazing, inspiring, humourous, cheerful, patient, approachable and enthusiastic are just some of the words that kept recurring in feedback for Dr. Harrison. Students found her to be an exceptional lecturer, who communicated concepts very thoroughly and never hesitated to explain it all over again if students did not grasp the material. Through her lectures and office hours, she was described as being very student-oriented. Students admired her incredible knowledge of the subject and were appreciative of the time she took to explain about careers that students can pursue after graduating. They enjoyed Dr. Harrison sharing some of her own research with the class that was relevant to the topics taught. However, few students found her midterm to be tricky and some disliked the fact that the grading was spread over just two exams. Overall, students had an amazing experience in the course and many expressed interested in taking courses with Dr. Harrison in future.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00151452286.01
Evaluations 211103141145.46
Organization 00041341426.21
Explanations 00121946326.06
Enthusiasm 00021244416.25
Teaching 0003948406.25
Workload 12443321614.57
Difficulty 00338332424.85
Value 201134241994.71
Retake Yes: 70.2%   No: 29.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with Professor Harrison and felt that she was student-centric and friendly. Many commented that they found the lectures enjoyable and valuable. Several noted a dislike for the grading scheme which included only a midterm and a final exam.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 423
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 69.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00151646326.03
Evaluations 114102631275.60
Organization 00041440416.20
Explanations 00061838386.08
Enthusiasm 00051437446.21
Teaching 00031639426.20
Workload 10548291154.59
Difficulty 00246311654.76
Value 2312372115104.56
Retake Yes: 76.6%   No: 23.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with Professor Harrison's organization of this course and with her presentation of the material. Most felt the course was relevant and pleasantly interactive, with an emphasis on real-world applications.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 144
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 89.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00022054235.98
Evaluations 01592832255.61
Organization 002102931295.77
Explanations 00052338346.02
Enthusiasm 00252538305.89
Teaching 00071448306.02
Workload 0155824764.49
Difficulty 01351241644.64
Value 012362723104.99
Retake Yes: 77.1%   No: 22.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course noted that Professor Ellis is a very able instructor and fair in her grading. Students felt that lectures and assigned work prepared them well for tests. Some felt Professor Ellis was just a tad too fast in her pacing while others felt this pace helped hold their attention and kept the class time productive.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 319
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 54.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001132832235.60
Evaluations 448182822134.90
Organization 01061840315.90
Explanations 00092731295.80
Enthusiasm 00062534315.90
Teaching 00162138315.90
Workload 00332322285.00
Difficulty 001292827145.20
Value 0011727145.20
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Harrison had very detailed notes that were posted ahead of class and which students appreciated, however students felt she might have relied on them too heavily during her lectures. Students also felt the exam, which was quite hard, relied too heavily on material from the text and did not draw from material covered in the lecture. Nevertheless, students felt strongly that Professor Harrison was an effective all-around instructor.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 239
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12519283654.87
Evaluations 32720342744.68
Organization 43922262674.60
Explanations 22317323294.98
Enthusiasm 101163232155.25
Teaching 233182828144.95
Workload 01253271134.42
Difficulty 00058231514.44
Value 11142212094.62
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Ellis' lectures to be fast paced. Point form notes were provided, but students would have appreciated more structure and organization in lecture.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 221
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 77.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01419353275.06
Evaluations 331234271444.28
Organization 131103134165.21
Explanations 142143035115.08
Enthusiasm 54825311764.36
Teaching 105193130104.97
Workload 000362325135.00
Difficulty 000242827195.31
Value 20438291764.55
Retake Yes: 49.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Riggs gave informative lectures, however students suggest that he slow down when speaking to improve comprehension of the course material. Lecture notes were good with effective use of figures.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 260
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 66.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 151024351974.80
Evaluations 710163521843.96
Organization 114143428195.42
Explanations 128183228125.13
Enthusiasm 351633241544.31
Teaching 13628352074.81
Workload 001263323175.29
Difficulty 001153628205.51
Value 0345325954.44
Retake Yes: 41.0%   No: 59.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Riggs took the necessary time to explain concepts to the class, and was not hesitant in answering questions from students. The instructor did receive lower than average scores in communication of course goals, methods of evaluation and communication of enthusiasm in course material. The value of the learning experience was average, although question time during the class was appreciated.


BGYB10Y: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 282
Session: Fall 2001 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 49.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072941235.80
Evaluations 00172344255.85
Organization 017152424285.43
Explanations 004142333265.63
Enthusiasm 00272334355.98
Teaching 00172342285.94
Workload 10454251434.59
Difficulty 03450261444.60
Value 000303023165.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor's teaching style (i.e. humour) was widely appreciated by students. Professor Ellis made the material fun to learn, although a slower pace of lecture was suggested.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspect of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 84
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0002649406.32
Evaluations 0004942426.26
Organization 00041142386.21
Explanations 00041336436.25
Enthusiasm 0002627596.54
Teaching 0002831546.46
Workload 002383311114.90
Difficulty 002332917155.10
Value 002112433135.53
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Forder was an excellent professor who used relevant examples and humour to make her subject material exciting. Her enthusiasm was lauded as extraordinary, and most agreed that her interactive games helped them to understand the course better. Her teaching method was also praised as clear and motivational, with many expressing an interest to take further classes with this inspiring instructor.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspect of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 367
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 014183029165.36
Evaluations 137202925115.04
Organization 213102435225.57
Explanations 124142331225.51
Enthusiasm 228173123155.14
Teaching 121132934175.48
Workload 011352820125.06
Difficulty 001193225205.46
Value 024252520115.05
Retake Yes: 57.0%   No: 43.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students? responses to Professor Riggs? lecturing were mixed. Some students found that his lecturing style was excellent, incorporating different figures from the textbook to make concepts better understood. However, other students did not enjoy this approach, preferring to learn via reading text on the slides, or having textbook readings assigned to supplement lecture material. Despite this, students appreciated the fact that Professor Riggs was always available for help. The tutorials used as Q&A sessions had mixed reviews as well, some students preferring that Professor Riggs review hard concepts rather than taking students? questions. One suggestion students had for Professor Riggs was to assign supplementary readings, rather than assigning supplementary figures.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspect of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 367
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 014183029165.36
Evaluations 137202925115.04
Organization 213102435225.57
Explanations 124142331225.51
Enthusiasm 228173123155.14
Teaching 121132934175.48
Workload 011352820125.06
Difficulty 001193225205.46
Value 024252520115.05
Retake Yes: 57.0%   No: 43.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students’ responses to Professor Riggs’ lecturing were mixed. Some students found that his lecturing style was excellent, incorporating different figures from the textbook to make concepts better understood. However, other students did not enjoy this approach, preferring to learn via reading text on the slides, or having textbook readings assigned to supplement lecture material. Despite this, students appreciated the fact that Professor Riggs was always available for help. The tutorials used as Q&A sessions had mixed reviews as well, some students preferring that Professor Riggs review hard concepts rather than taking students’ questions. One suggestion students had for Professor Riggs was to assign supplementary readings, rather than assigning supplementary figures.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspects of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 333
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 43.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 349243019124.76
Evaluations 66927321464.41
Organization 434173322175.07
Explanations 249182823165.00
Enthusiasm 6310272616124.62
Teaching 358213218134.80
Workload 013322819175.10
Difficulty 011203029205.44
Value 015242820225.27
Retake Yes: 38.1%   No: 61.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Riggs to be a quite effective professor. However, most students noted the difficulty of the exams and poorly drawn-out syllabus. Students suggested more office hours and that a greater depth of material to be covered clearly in lectures.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspects of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 458
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 42.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 122113536135.38
Evaluations 223163530135.22
Organization 123122931235.52
Explanations 112123232205.50
Enthusiasm 313223720145.07
Teaching 11193831195.50
Workload 10244321744.75
Difficulty 10137372244.90
Value 104342620155.07
Retake Yes: 65.6%   No: 34.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class felt Professor Riggs was organized and effective as a lecturer but requested various adjustments to the course presentation. A very commonly repeated request was for notes to be made available on-line. Most students report they are better able to learn when following along with prepared notes. Some disagree, however, and say that copying down information in class was good practice. A few students add the lectures often ran overtime and this caused some problems but the issue mostly resolved itself by the end of term. Others comment that Professor Riggs seemed unapproachable during office hours and through e-mail.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspects of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 318
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 73.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00173547105.54
Evaluations 014133732125.29
Organization 00272446205.74
Explanations 10193043155.60
Enthusiasm 135172934105.15
Teaching 11372748145.55
Workload 112293422115.03
Difficulty 001243330105.23
Value 103172732185.38
Retake Yes: 62.0%   No: 38.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had very mixed reactions to this course and to Professor Riggs. Many found his style engaging and appreciated the ability to ask questions even in this large class. A few others found the lecture style excessively monotone and suggested Professor Riggs could convey more enthusiasm. A number of students noted that there was so much material in class that taking notes became a burden and required too much attention thus distracting them from the lecture, and requested notes be posted on-line.


BGYB12H: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Rusyniak, S. Course Enrollment: 65
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 330162929205.39
Evaluations 537162527205.13
Organization 35392929255.42
Explanations 033122536235.59
Enthusiasm 007181827295.55
Teaching 307201234255.41
Workload 003162532235.58
Difficulty 000203825165.36
Value 300141823255.61
Retake Yes: 76.7%   No: 23.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Rusyniak to be an excellent teacher who was enthusiastic about the material and explained concepts in a clear manner. However, many students would have appreciated it had the professor posted his lecture notes prior to class.


BGYB12H: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 94
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1261024261484.20
Evaluations 81214182014144.28
Organization 42622302884.88
Explanations 268222622144.86
Enthusiasm 661614366164.50
Teaching 881618241884.28
Workload 224242226205.20
Difficulty 220302024225.24
Value 4412222024144.78
Retake Yes: 57.1%   No: 42.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Riggs to be a good professor and they benefited from the interesting material covered in the course. However, most students noted the difficulty of the exams and inadequate marking scheme.


BGYB12H: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 130
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 31620283485.04
Evaluations 4613232124104.62
Organization 103132538205.54
Explanations 137103432135.20
Enthusiasm 333253123134.97
Teaching 313143927135.17
Workload 100242914315.47
Difficulty 100292724195.27
Value 33535311854.62
Retake Yes: 64.2%   No: 35.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students comment that this course consumed quite a lot of hours each week. Many felt that the final weighting of various aspects of grading was not proportionate to the work put in and suggested adjustments. Students emphasize the value of this course and felt that Professor Riggs did a credible job with the material they simply felt heavily burdened and suggested various ways to lighten that somewhat.


BGYB12H: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 84
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00043350135.73
Evaluations 202114325175.36
Organization 00293040195.64
Explanations 02064732135.47
Enthusiasm 040133737105.31
Teaching 00244034215.68
Workload 00238332164.90
Difficulty 00437461224.71
Value 022293324105.04
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students offered a variety of different comments relating to this professor and the various TAs, but most consistently they emphasized both the work load of the course and the value of the material.


BGYB12H: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 78
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 008183826105.12
Evaluations 046263218144.96
Organization 000144232125.42
Explanations 204142834185.40
Enthusiasm 44236321664.60
Teaching 204123436125.32
Workload 00042282084.84
Difficulty 002462218104.78
Value 000263921135.16
Retake Yes: 67.0%   No: 32.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Riggs was a good instructor, but students found his exams to be demanding.


BGYB12H: Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 93
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03112394315.20
Evaluations 13616403214.88
Organization 0339384165.29
Explanations 04110373975.19
Enthusiasm 33324481634.71
Teaching 23311443535.12
Workload 02538351754.83
Difficulty 00355251604.50
Value 20425362495.01
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this to be an enjoyable and applicable course, where concepts from BGYB10Y were clearly explained and examined. Enough time was provided to internalize material, rather than memorizing it. Students found multiple choice questions to be weighted too heavily, in proportion to short answer questions.


BGYB30H: Mammalian Physiology I
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 206
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11291525455.99
Evaluations 11461427456.02
Organization 202101525445.95
Explanations 10271623486.11
Enthusiasm 1024816676.44
Teaching 10281619516.11
Workload 031411920144.95
Difficulty 016312423135.03
Value 112191817325.59
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forder?s enthusiasm and unique teaching style made her the best professor some students have ever had. Her use of interactive examples and tutorial games helped the class understand concepts more easily, and many appreciated the use of quizzes to help keep up with material. Her exams were also found to be fair and reflective of the course material. However, there was dismay over the late addition of testable material to one of the quizzes and comments on time management in class. Overall, students considered the professor an asset to the university and expressed an interest for further classes with this amazing instructor.


BGYB30H: Mammalian Physiology I
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 206
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11291525455.99
Evaluations 11461427456.02
Organization 202101525445.95
Explanations 10271623486.11
Enthusiasm 1024816676.44
Teaching 10281619516.11
Workload 031411920144.95
Difficulty 016312423135.03
Value 112191817325.59
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forder’s enthusiasm and unique teaching style made her the best professor some students have ever had. Her use of interactive examples and tutorial games helped the class understand concepts more easily, and many appreciated the use of quizzes to help keep up with material. Her exams were also found to be fair and reflective of the course material. However, there was dismay over the late addition of testable material to one of the quizzes and comments on time management in class. Overall, students considered the professor an asset to the university and expressed an interest for further classes with this amazing instructor.


BGYB30H: Mammalian Physiology I
Instructor: Nash, J. Course Enrollment: 496
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 861727251254.11
Evaluations 871525261454.15
Organization 7716232116104.29
Explanations 1082326181053.84
Enthusiasm 1313232117853.62
Teaching 762127211454.07
Workload 102432619104.88
Difficulty 101393315104.89
Value 215302514245.08
Retake Yes: 52.2%   No: 47.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found the course interesting. However, they felt that Dr. Nash could bring more enthusiasm to the course and need to speak louder during lectures. The workload was cited as being high, with too much information to study in too little time. Students would have liked the content of the course to be evenly distributed between the midterm and the final exams, seen lecture notes posted ahead of time so as to facilitate the learning experience and less ambiguous wording on the midterm. In terms of the lecture notes, some found detailed power point slides to be great, while other thought the lectures had too much information. Nevertheless, many found Dr. Nash to be a very nice and knowledgeable professor. She was attentive and understanding to students. Overall, she performed quite well, taking into consideration this was her first time teaching this course.


BGYB31H: Plant Physiology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 415
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 203193722135.16
Evaluations 214203424115.09
Organization 3311212423104.80
Explanations 228193023125.01
Enthusiasm 237202921155.04
Teaching 104233026125.15
Workload 110422914104.85
Difficulty 102382917104.91
Value 22738231084.55
Retake Yes: 34.0%   No: 66.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students have found Professor Olaveman to be a good professor but there are definitely some rooms for improvement. Students do not find the subject matter to be interesting. They felt that exams to be quite difficult. Students suggested better time management for the course. There were also some concerns regarding the organization of the course. They stated that a high quality of information and detail should not be crammed into a single power point slide as it causes confusion amongst the student. Students of the course highly recommended Professor Olaveman to post the lecture notes at less a day in advance and to attend to the student's email question.


BGYB32H: Animal Physiology Laboratory
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 65
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 44.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00411324575.43
Evaluations 004214914115.07
Organization 00018353875.36
Explanations 040114232115.32
Enthusiasm 404214214145.00
Teaching 00742552115.57
Workload 000283525115.18
Difficulty 00032352845.04
Value 00443818145.45
Retake Yes: 57.7%   No: 42.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were overall satisfied with Professor Reid's teaching methods, and found his notes and colourful figures helpful in understanding concepts. However, although students found the labs interesting, students felt that the labs should be explained in further detail. In particular, the lab report guidelines were unclear, and as a result students found the evaluation of the reports unfair.


BGYB32H: Animal Physiology Laboratory
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 228
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 60.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20371731385.94
Evaluations 00381830385.97
Organization 33262229355.79
Explanations 12381532385.92
Enthusiasm 00021024616.51
Teaching 02351730416.03
Workload 001262726195.36
Difficulty 00350281164.65
Value 122232224175.27
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students have found the course to be enjoyable. Professor Forder was described to be an excellent teacher who is enthusiastic. Her style of teaching has made the lectures entertaining and effective. Students have also found the course workload to be overwhelming. Many students felt that the lectures should be longer. They also felt that course's marking scheme requires some improvements.


BGYB32H: Animal Physiology Laboratory
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 58.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 08401620405.77
Evaluations 00842024325.77
Organization 00481629295.81
Explanations 40441216485.95
Enthusiasm 000848686.55
Teaching 00002412526.32
Workload 000401220165.14
Difficulty 0046012844.41
Value 404201220245.29
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Forder to be an enthusiastic instructor. Her use of examples was proven to be very useful in enhancing student's understanding to the course material. Students found the work load and the content of the assignment made it difficult. They were also not satisfied with the marking scheme of the lab reports.


BGYB32H: Animal Physiology Laboratory
Instructor: Giri, T. Course Enrollment: 92
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00426333075.09
Evaluations 0047463595.37
Organization 00413304595.40
Explanations 00403838195.68
Enthusiasm 00017324395.43
Teaching 00473343135.54
Workload 02557241204.38
Difficulty 00105526724.38
Value 001554151254.39
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Giri's style of teaching and the way he communicated concepts clearly. The drawings that he made on the black board were of tremendous help. However, they felt that there was an obvious lack of communication between the Teaching Assistants and the professor. The lab manual was too vague and was in need of revision. Students also preferred to see a marking scheme for formal lab reports and equipment that works in the lab. Students also would appreciate if the full 50 minutes of lecture time was used up.


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 166
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 59.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 032143436165.44
Evaluations 339223123154.99
Organization 007202130265.48
Explanations 023212029295.58
Enthusiasm 00071830486.18
Teaching 003132535275.71
Workload 00241272484.95
Difficulty 00238292584.99
Value 200242019145.23
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Student opinions on Professor Soros were mixed. Overall, students agreed Professor Soros was very enthusiastic about the course material. Some students commented that the professor had good diagrams and examples, while others stated the professor should be more prepared and organized for lectures. Students suggested the professor to reconsider her evaluation methods.


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 79
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 73.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000132645165.65
Evaluations 002113040165.59
Organization 000142138235.73
Explanations 002112344195.70
Enthusiasm 000111432406.05
Teaching 000111640305.93
Workload 000323226115.16
Difficulty 00247231874.80
Value 000132128215.70
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros-Pottroff, C. Course Enrollment: 69
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 63.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102839195.71
Evaluations 00353241165.67
Organization 000122837215.69
Explanations 303122135235.59
Enthusiasm 003102128375.90
Teaching 00072832285.85
Workload 003303021125.09
Difficulty 00337252834.90
Value 00051923215.90
Retake Yes: 94.9%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Dr. Soros was very enthusiastic and one of the best professors at UTSC. They suggest that her PowerPoint slides be posted in addition to the notes provided and that in-class lectures should contain additional relevant information, outside of what is already on the notes. The students found the exams to be very detailed and memorization-oriented, and lab quiz time too short. The majority of the students found this course with Dr. Soros to be an excellent learning experience.


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros-Pottroff, C. Course Enrollment: 136
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 27.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 060113830145.31
Evaluations 309143819145.05
Organization 00692833255.64
Explanations 030192238175.44
Enthusiasm 3039936415.94
Teaching 03363338175.53
Workload 000361919195.24
Difficulty 000362519145.12
Value 300141714195.42
Retake Yes: 72.4%   No: 27.6%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 163
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00381943285.88
Evaluations 00482135325.85
Organization 20582233315.73
Explanations 003102237285.79
Enthusiasm 20031041446.23
Teaching 20371440355.96
Workload 20032322685.04
Difficulty 22333262874.94
Value 000101525215.81
Retake Yes: 85.9%   No: 14.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students claimed Professor Soros was one of the best professors they had ever had as she was organized, enthusiastic, and graded fairly. Nonetheless, many would have appreciated it had the professor used a microphone.


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 87
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0414171433215.19
Evaluations 2104122333195.15
Organization 448162725175.02
Explanations 246191934175.19
Enthusiasm 22441929405.85
Teaching 426102925255.33
Workload 004213329165.30
Difficulty 004253617175.19
Value 404171719255.33
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commended Professor Soros' enthusiasm and found her to be personable. However, many found the midterm in this class to be unfair as it did not reflect the material that was emphasized in the lectures. Furthermore, many students would have appreciated it had they been provided with a proper course syllabus, and had their lab marks been more promptly returned.


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 161
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001122937215.65
Evaluations 001142344195.65
Organization 003143033195.51
Explanations 02493232205.51
Enthusiasm 01031144416.21
Teaching 00361650265.91
Workload 20433352174.86
Difficulty 02646271274.62
Value 331538181854.39
Retake Yes: 83.7%   No: 16.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed professor Soro's knowledge and enthusiasm towards the course material. They found that she was warm, personable, and genuinely enjoyed teaching. The comprehensive lecture notes and handouts were appreciated as they facilitated note-taking during lectures. However, most found the workload for the lab component of the course to be very high and found that the dissections did not sufficiently prepare them for the lab exam. Students suggested more instruction during the lab, in particular, regarding the proper procedures for the dissections. The use of cadavers instead of pigs for the labs was also recommended. The support of teaching assistants, in particular Richard Babb, was appreciated by many of his students. Two popular suggestions for the course: a new projector for the lecture notes or the use of Powerpoint slides and a more clearly defined and objective grading scheme. Overall, students enjoyed the lecture component of the course thoroughly.


BGYB33H: Human Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 92
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 205223524135.09
Evaluations 247133625135.05
Organization 54718332574.75
Explanations 227302424114.89
Enthusiasm 402192233205.37
Teaching 22222333365.06
Workload 204382519124.88
Difficulty 206382515134.85
Value 62647128204.59
Retake Yes: 81.1%   No: 18.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Soros was very productive and effective in her teaching style. However, some students noted that power point slides should be used rather than writing on the board. In addition, a microphone would enable the entire class to hear her lectures properly. A lot of students were disappointed with the lab component of this class. They felt the labs could have been better organized by the TA, and supplemental information regarding the lab material would have helped. Students also felt that the instructor should be more aware of during the course in future. Otherwise, Professor Soros was seen as very enthusiastic and extremely helpful.


BGYB33H: Human Biology: Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 158
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 031152730245.52
Evaluations 034122832205.43
Organization 445142224265.21
Explanations 126242320225.17
Enthusiasm 03982020405.66
Teaching 222152929215.37
Workload 01451241274.64
Difficulty 10449271274.65
Value 34950159104.35
Retake Yes: 88.6%   No: 11.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students did not enjoy copying down notes during the entire lecture and felt that they would benefit more from powerpoint / typed lecture notes. They also expressed interest in having lectures posted ahead of time. Students felt that the lab component of the course was poorly organized and needed more direction from Dr. Soros. Some felt that it was quite heavy to have a final exam and a lab exam during the exam period. On the other hand, students found Dr. Soros to be kind and approachable. She made the material interesting and her handouts in class were very helpful. Her midterm was deemed to be fair and she clearly stated what to focus on for exams.


BGYB33H: Human Biology: Development and Anatomy
Instructor: Gallagher, C. Course Enrollment: 128
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 91.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003102840205.64
Evaluations 124163037105.24
Organization 121102441215.62
Explanations 00141745326.03
Enthusiasm 0003622696.56
Teaching 00161541386.09
Workload 000302731125.26
Difficulty 002323025125.12
Value 331331291574.53
Retake Yes: 85.8%   No: 14.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were positive about the value of this course and felt the material was interesting, especially the anatomy lab portion. Some felt Professor Gallagher was rushed at times and they had trouble keeping up but nevertheless he was a motivating and positive instructor. Some students were not comfortable with the exam format which was a departure from multiple choice questions common in this program.


BGYB50H: Ecology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 400
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 015152932185.39
Evaluations 239183720124.91
Organization 136182626205.21
Explanations 000102132365.92
Enthusiasm 0004923646.43
Teaching 01163230305.77
Workload 10442321744.70
Difficulty 00347291644.67
Value 515272327114.88
Retake Yes: 71.9%   No: 28.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students in this course were very enthusiastic about Professor Kronzucker and the value of his lectures and effectiveness of his style. Some commented that his availability during office hours and by e-mail was not sufficient and others remarked on his low tolerance for classroom interruptions such as cell phones, though some appreciated his policy while others found it distracting. Most students were not pleased with the tutorials in this class and felt that important material had been entrusted to TAs with insufficient supervision.


BGYB50H: Ecology
Instructor: Britto, D. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00010374685.52
Evaluations 00283140195.67
Organization 000102146235.83
Explanations 000133329255.65
Enthusiasm 000153331215.58
Teaching 00063338235.79
Workload 02105030444.36
Difficulty 0466416824.24
Value 22026382485.00
Retake Yes: 68.1%   No: 31.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students in this course felt that examination elements might be improved in various ways, but Professor Britto received praise for his clarity and knowledge.


BGYB50H: Ecology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 313
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003112531275.60
Evaluations 218232821144.90
Organization 00181633386.00
Explanations 00031028566.40
Enthusiasm 0000514796.70
Teaching 00061333466.20
Workload 00243331724.70
Difficulty 00248281734.70
Value 117212527155.10
Retake Yes: 72.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kronzucker is a very animated, enthusiastic and passionate lecturer. He relayed the course material effectively and made students apply the knowledge and theories to everyday situations. Professor Kronzucker encouraged students to be more observant of everything around them. The TAs, however, were perceived to be lazy and not able to adequately help the students. The assignments were greatly appreciated and managed to balance out the midterm which a lot of students struggled on.


BGYB50H: Ecology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 221
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00182238305.83
Evaluations 00492634245.50
Organization 00151833415.98
Explanations 00011729506.13
Enthusiasm 0000720726.59
Teaching 00011333516.24
Workload 00051331024.43
Difficulty 01058281004.34
Value 001192928205.32
Retake Yes: 79.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kronzucker was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the course material. He possesses excellent communication and speaking skills. It was evident that he enjoys what he teaches, and took the time to prepare his lectures. Students enjoyed the presentation of topics, and Professor Kronzucker's ability to relate concepts to real world experiences.


BGYB50Y: Ecology and Evolutionary
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 220
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00023351145.80
Evaluations 029164023105.03
Organization 00041646346.10
Explanations 00022046316.01
Enthusiasm 00051636436.17
Teaching 00031846336.09
Workload 10450251734.61
Difficulty 10144291964.81
Value 003352921125.04
Retake Yes: 63.0%   No: 37.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thoroughly enjoyed the instruction in this course. The instructor was always available, and responded quickly to the questions and concerns of students. Information and guidance was provided in a clear and concise manner, and efforts were made to ensure that students grasped as much of the presented information as possible. The midterm was considered difficult, but the flexibility of the instructor regarding teaching and marking was a definite asset.


BGYB50Y: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 232
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10141535446.10
Evaluations 012132527325.71
Organization 0013927606.42
Explanations 1000831616.54
Enthusiasm 0000111886.87
Teaching 0001726666.57
Workload 00149232254.81
Difficulty 00243331654.74
Value 010162328335.80
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor was widely acknowledged for his eagerness to teach and convey material to his students. His “passion” for the course was highly regarded, and inspired students to “think outside the box.” Use of examples pertaining to human ecology was appreciated, and made the course relevant. Fact sheets and 5 minute review sessions were helpful learning tools.


BGYB51H: Evolutionary Biology
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 403
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 42.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 304142633195.42
Evaluations 226173125155.13
Organization 302102040235.66
Explanations 31282234285.70
Enthusiasm 31251623506.08
Teaching 212102233275.68
Workload 11343271494.78
Difficulty 103372718114.95
Value 205242519135.09
Retake Yes: 63.3%   No: 36.7%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYB51H: Evolutionary Biology
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 413
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00082339305.90
Evaluations 012122538225.62
Organization 00072135375.99
Explanations 00151734426.08
Enthusiasm 00051629486.19
Teaching 00071938355.99
Workload 10252271264.62
Difficulty 0025129974.65
Value 31945211474.50
Retake Yes: 77.5%   No: 22.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Andrade was found to be very knowledgeable and had an energetic personality when she taught the course. Students were thankful for her usage of real life examples and were pleased with the gratuitous amounts of problem sets. Students also appreciated her clear, concise and structured teaching style. Most unanimously agreed that the online component of the lectures was very helpful and is a must-have component. A minor suggestion students had was for Dr. Andrade to slow down when speaking.


BGYB51H: Evolutionary Biology
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 414
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172239315.92
Evaluations 002112337275.77
Organization 01161936365.96
Explanations 00161629476.15
Enthusiasm 00151328536.27
Teaching 00141835416.11
Workload 00244291884.86
Difficulty 002432817104.91
Value 105422019134.89
Retake Yes: 74.3%   No: 25.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Andrade was thought by almost all to be an excellent and engaging lecturer whose sense of humour was cited as being an asset. Students enjoyed the Professor's approachability and cited her as being quite caring towards her students. The one complaint that was raised was that at times she would talk to fast however the availability of the lecture on-line helped to offset this.


BGYB51H: Evolutionary Biology
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 455
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 102122844135.49
Evaluations 115183430115.18
Organization 112102244205.65
Explanations 103102337265.69
Enthusiasm 10161140436.15
Teaching 00182442255.80
Workload 01253301124.53
Difficulty 01346271854.73
Value 11844241574.64
Retake Yes: 67.2%   No: 32.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students very much appreciated Professor Andrade's personality and enthusiasm and found she made their lectures enjoyable. Some felt she was rushed at times. Most students who made use of her office hours report that she was helpful and available during those times but others suggest she was hard to reach any other time. Many students report that the value of the tutorials was low.


BGYB51H: Evolutionary Biology
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 269
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00212364195.43
Evaluations 11615393365.15
Organization 10262842215.74
Explanations 11092340265.77
Enthusiasm 00131630506.24
Teaching 01162244255.85
Workload 11143381514.68
Difficulty 11146361414.60
Value 11326332795.10
Retake Yes: 61.4%   No: 38.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course reacted very well to Professor Andrade personally, and felt that she is a very enthusiastic and engaged professor with a genuine interest in educating. Some students felt that her lectures proceeded too fast to take notes and that they became lost. Others disliked the group poster project, and felt that it was an unwelcome complication to a course that already had enough of a workload.


BGYB52H: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 82
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 56.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 305141835205.48
Evaluations 53593127165.17
Organization 303142920275.50
Explanations 30352031335.86
Enthusiasm 3030944356.10
Teaching 30371833295.78
Workload 33040222234.68
Difficulty 35346201134.35
Value 333161824165.25
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The students thought Professor Lovejoy was a good instructor and explained the course material well. Unfortunately, students thought the grading scheme was very unfair. They thought the instructions were too vague and unclear, resulting in unfair grades. Most students thought that different TAs graded very differently, also resulting unfair grading. Students suggested that TAs should be more polite.


BGYB52H: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 76
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 53.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 083131544185.40
Evaluations 033131547185.59
Organization 508132235185.23
Explanations 030101840305.83
Enthusiasm 30331532446.05
Teaching 03382047205.68
Workload 003352230105.09
Difficulty 00354181584.69
Value 000222227205.49
Retake Yes: 81.5%   No: 18.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYB52H: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 30517452855.02
Evaluations 50524471754.74
Organization 30717423134.95
Explanations 000173835125.42
Enthusiasm 00052626456.09
Teaching 3035334975.45
Workload 000103838145.57
Difficulty 00347311704.63
Value 30321261754.87
Retake Yes: 54.1%   No: 45.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor Lovejoy to be engaging and funny. However, they also felt that her grading practices were inconsistent, the course marking scheme was unclear, and the late policy for assignments was extreme.


BGYB52H: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 65
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 3015151036215.21
Evaluations 538182121265.10
Organization 301082336215.38
Explanations 30082139295.79
Enthusiasm 03002129476.16
Teaching 003132437245.66
Workload 000212926245.53
Difficulty 03539182684.84
Value 002136271504.36
Retake Yes: 56.8%   No: 43.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lovejoy was very enthusiastic and articulate in his teaching, and was seen as a repository of knowledge when it comes to his field. Nevertheless, most of the students who commented were disappointed with the lab component, noting that, though the lab experience was of high value, the marking was overly subjective and the expectations were not clearly laid out. This complaint was especially significant since the course has no exams; 100% of the marks are based on lab reports. Students recommend for future that a clear marking scheme to be laid out for labs and marks be normalized between lab sections and teaching assistants. Nonetheless, students found Professor Lovejoy to be very helpful and fun instructor.


BGYB52H: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 05515284355.13
Evaluations 00318403555.22
Organization 303253320185.15
Explanations 000163434165.50
Enthusiasm 00382631335.85
Teaching 003152543155.53
Workload 000262626215.42
Difficulty 3005927834.43
Value 3695215964.21
Retake Yes: 74.3%   No: 25.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Lovejoy's lectures and complimented the Professor's approachability. Many felt that the TAs weren't as useful as they could have been however and criticized the perceived lack of communication between TAs and the Professor as on occasion students were given differing messages from each.


BGYB52H: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00629411864.88
Evaluations 001117561704.78
Organization 00183541064.41
Explanations 601229351264.47
Enthusiasm 06624244104.88
Teaching 00618531865.00
Workload 006251319385.56
Difficulty 00631194405.00
Value 130047132074.33
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed the lab but found the lab reports to be a bit stressful. Some found the field trip to be a good experience.


BGYC12H: Biochemistry I: Proteins and Enzymes
Instructor: Zhao, R. Course Enrollment: 114
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 31.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 201725259603.03
Evaluations 1714282517003.11
Organization 69203423663.97
Explanations 1420252312903.22
Enthusiasm 1462523203123.81
Teaching 1417253112303.17
Workload 03393131255.58
Difficulty 03031248376.08
Value 126123191233.79
Retake Yes: 11.0%   No: 89.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that Professor Zhao was knowledgeable about the course material but thought that it was difficult to understand the material due to lecturing pace and communication issues. As of a result, most students were self-learning the course even though this course was inherently difficult to understand. They also thought the quizzes were extremely unfair as course material were not reflected on the quiz, resulting in unsatisfactory grades. One suggestion students had for Professor Zhao was to correlate the quizzes to concepts taught in lecture, rather than unknown concepts.


BGYC12H: Biochemistry I: Proteins and Enzymes
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 80
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000123340125.37
Evaluations 014104029125.12
Organization 000153130225.49
Explanations 00082640245.70
Enthusiasm 00032950165.69
Teaching 00032832355.89
Workload 000161832325.70
Difficulty 000132738205.55
Value 022203317235.18
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 43.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Gurd was very knowledgeable about the course material, and gave very interesting lectures. Students appreciated the time that the instructor took to explain complex concepts, as a lot of material was covered in the course.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Aarts, M. Course Enrollment: 100
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0011303417114.88
Evaluations 031734301334.41
Organization 377282519134.76
Explanations 0317283013114.66
Enthusiasm 03934301774.72
Teaching 059282819134.87
Workload 000111944285.88
Difficulty 00052150255.96
Value 07338131554.51
Retake Yes: 27.1%   No: 72.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Aarts is a very passionate and superior lecturer. Students found the course to be very detailed, yet reasonably interesting. A few students came to a consensus that the marking scheme for the exams by the TA should be more consistent, and graded rather moderately. Nonetheless, the superb teaching style of the professor was applauded by all.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Aarts, M. Course Enrollment: 179
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 41.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 42630341584.69
Evaluations 6210163520104.78
Organization 46720341984.68
Explanations 447263214104.63
Enthusiasm 7010193416124.75
Teaching 63620401584.69
Workload 002122427295.74
Difficulty 00062031386.07
Value 33623151574.65
Retake Yes: 25.0%   No: 75.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed Professor Aarts' lectures, and some found her lectures easy to follow. However, they would appreciate a break during the lecture and hoped that lecture notes could be posted earlier so they could better understand the materials before class.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Aarts, M. Course Enrollment: 136
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 37930301574.49
Evaluations 95919331594.43
Organization 78932251274.24
Explanations 471231231594.43
Enthusiasm 4312282614144.64
Teaching 4811272812114.45
Workload 000163524255.59
Difficulty 001122828315.75
Value 000151627415.95
Retake Yes: 36.6%   No: 63.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students agreed that Professor Aarts was a pleasant, approachable and knowledgeable professor. They appreciated her use of animated examples of the material. However, many were dissatisfied with the evaluation method, where the midterm (worth 30%) had only 20 multiple-choice questions. Students strongly suggest that the lecture notes be posted well prior to the start of the lecture so that it will aid in their learning experience, and that the lectures be better structured and organized.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 173
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10382833285.70
Evaluations 313132930215.39
Organization 417162918255.20
Explanations 101132032335.76
Enthusiasm 30082331365.84
Teaching 10352233365.88
Workload 000133026305.74
Difficulty 000111837345.95
Value 001162629275.64
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 44.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Gurd was complimented on making an otherwise difficult course enjoyable and understandable. He was noted as being knowledgeable and approachable. One thing that students noted on the negative side was that the lecture notes posted were never in the order lectured on which made things difficult to follow and study from.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 105
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 42.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000203133165.44
Evaluations 000164033115.40
Organization 022029182294.64
Explanations 004183124225.42
Enthusiasm 002133122315.67
Teaching 000132929295.73
Workload 000163327245.60
Difficulty 00093131295.80
Value 000203223255.52
Retake Yes: 55.6%   No: 44.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Professor Gurd was very effective as a lecturer and conveyed material in concise and memorable fashion. Most concerns revolved around the availability and form of notes, as students appreciated on-line lecture notes but felt they showed up too late and were frequently modified. Not unusually, several students felt this course was too hard and there was too much material to cover.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102350175.73
Evaluations 008132740135.35
Organization 00962634265.62
Explanations 000162433275.71
Enthusiasm 002112835245.67
Teaching 000142330345.84
Workload 000161427435.98
Difficulty 00051836416.14
Value 003131540305.83
Retake Yes: 55.3%   No: 44.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


BGYC13H: Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 81.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00043446145.60
Evaluations 00411453075.10
Organization 00292352115.46
Explanations 00072142285.81
Enthusiasm 000101745275.84
Teaching 00002439366.06
Workload 000102335305.75
Difficulty 00022042356.05
Value 300192630195.22
Retake Yes: 57.0%   No: 42.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Gurd had a good teaching style, though the course material was overwhelming at times. Students appreciated the time he spent with them, and overall had an enjoyable learning experience.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 132
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 22242130405.94
Evaluations 40442229385.84
Organization 20252421466.00
Explanations 20203019466.03
Enthusiasm 20401916586.23
Teaching 20401921546.18
Workload 204191529325.61
Difficulty 205251636155.24
Value 220241532185.35
Retake Yes: 59.0%   No: 41.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Hasenkampf was such an enjoyable and passionate instructor that students were willing to attend classes at 8 AM. Her lectures were organized, and she clearly stated the course expectations and also her expectations of students. In addition, her exams were marked fairly. However, most students thought the labs were very time-consuming and resulted in a heavy workload.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 67.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 005242420295.43
Evaluations 0524102915204.80
Organization 005202934155.33
Explanations 000152048205.71
Enthusiasm 000101020586.30
Teaching 000153420295.65
Workload 00554820245.52
Difficulty 0010202420295.38
Value 00524345205.11
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students felt Professor Hasenkampf is an asset to the University of Toronto teaching faculty. She communicates course material both creatively and enthusiastically. Students enjoyed the lab itself, and appreciated its importance to understanding course material better. Students also appreciated the online availability of the lecture, as that material can be quite heavy.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 119
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 44.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20042140295.90
Evaluations 220122329275.61
Organization 00402921426.02
Explanations 20001931426.14
Enthusiasm 00001021656.58
Teaching 20001231516.32
Workload 000162717365.78
Difficulty 002252327175.35
Value 200161929195.52
Retake Yes: 63.3%   No: 36.7%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Sauer, M. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04820243285.00
Evaluations 008242429125.13
Organization 80416362484.83
Explanations 488161629124.78
Enthusiasm 400241632205.33
Teaching 40820164044.96
Workload 000202024325.71
Difficulty 000202429205.52
Value 84829162004.19
Retake Yes: 54.2%   No: 45.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
A few students commented that the lab component of the course was demanding and that they would have appreciated it had the professor posted lecture notes prior to class. Otherwise, respondents felt that the instructor was very personable, and thoroughly explained the course material.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 139
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00043239255.86
Evaluations 030123627225.52
Organization 00052639295.92
Explanations 00052437346.00
Enthusiasm 00011418666.49
Teaching 00112136406.13
Workload 00082638285.86
Difficulty 000173734125.41
Value 00334262995.06
Retake Yes: 66.2%   No: 33.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the labs in this course to be very interesting and a great way to apply the course material, although some found them to be too lengthy and suggested improvements to make them more organized and structured. Some found that the teaching assistants did not provide sufficient guidance regarding the lab experiments and grading schemes. Many students also indicated interest in learning more molecular techniques during the labs. Many commented on the use of Powerpoint slides in some lectures. Most of the class noted that the use of overheads and the blackboard throughout class made the lectures more interactive. Regarding the midterm exam, students indicated preference for more short answer questions rather than multiple-choice questions that are worth a lot of points. Nevertheless, most students noted Professor Hasenkampf's high level of enthusiasm and energy. Many found her to be helpful and approachable. In the words of a student, 'The Professor'made it worthwhile to come [to lecture] at 8 am in the morning.'


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 137
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00332243285.91
Evaluations 000142941175.61
Organization 002132236285.77
Explanations 002121834345.86
Enthusiasm 0005626636.48
Teaching 0009841426.17
Workload 000212731215.52
Difficulty 002163234165.47
Value 204392018185.00
Retake Yes: 72.3%   No: 27.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
They found Dr. Hasenkampf to be an enthusiastic professor and found her lectures to be engaging. She was very approachable especially during office hours. Students found the course to be challenging because of the intense lectures and lab component. Though time-consuming and tedious, most students enjoyed their lab experience in Genetics. It enabled them to relate to the genetic concepts taught in class. Some felt that they would benefit from a clearer marking scheme for the lab.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Douglas, S. Course Enrollment: 133
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 40417462184.96
Evaluations 54736261394.50
Organization 111323317145.03
Explanations 304293416144.97
Enthusiasm 004302925125.11
Teaching 300242434155.28
Workload 000153032235.64
Difficulty 00052035396.08
Value 316221535185.21
Retake Yes: 48.6%   No: 51.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were very favorable towards Professor Douglas but suggested that his lectures would be easier to follow if he varied his materials and techniques more, perhaps involving powerpoint. Several students noted that the tests were unusually difficult.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000336065.70
Evaluations 30030362364.90
Organization 00604124275.70
Explanations 000102346205.80
Enthusiasm 00061020636.40
Teaching 000102340265.80
Workload 000272424245.40
Difficulty 30001344345.60
Value 303263015195.00
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 28.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The students requested that the lectures should focus more on the assigned problems from the textbooks and not so much on theory. The midterm was deemed too difficult and this discouraged many students. Some students suggested the course could benefit from the introduction of tutorials. Professor Hasenkampf herself was widely appreciated in this course.


BGYC15H: Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 38
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03073344115.40
Evaluations 00372642195.52
Organization 33301553195.44
Explanations 37002533295.43
Enthusiasm 00071930425.97
Teaching 30701146305.65
Workload 00025333385.19
Difficulty 000254516125.05
Value 404142333195.18
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Hasenkampf's lectures to be very interesting. She also gave helpful notes and clear explanations of the concepts.


BGYC15H: Transmission Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 63
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052348256.00
Evaluations 30382939185.49
Organization 00052349235.90
Explanations 00033239265.88
Enthusiasm 00031329556.36
Teaching 00031358266.07
Workload 000193232165.40
Difficulty 000113832195.59
Value 000242828215.51
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf was very friendly and enthusiastic about her material. Students enjoyed the laboratory component and felt it could have been worth more of the overall grade. Use of Powerpoint slides in lecture was also suggested. Although the material was interesting, the methods of evaluation were a little intense, such as the lab component combined with exams and tutorials placed a heavy workload on students.


BGYC17H: Microbiology I: The Bacterial Cell
Instructor: Terebiznik, M. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 34.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 05530321544.63
Evaluations 04427243044.93
Organization 42530222544.70
Explanations 021420222594.88
Enthusiasm 404172522205.28
Teaching 40519252995.04
Workload 000253219155.26
Difficulty 002223520125.20
Value 40434201554.65
Retake Yes: 55.8%   No: 44.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the professor to be humorous and organized. Students suggested that they could better absorb the information if he spoke more clearly. Some students felt the labs were not connected with the lecture material, and they would benefit if a rubric was available for the assignments.


BGYC17H: Microbiology I: The Bacterial Cell
Instructor: Terebiznik, M. Course Enrollment: 119
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 427302515154.83
Evaluations 005253215225.24
Organization 024253214245.24
Explanations 072253212225.07
Enthusiasm 000153024295.67
Teaching 0010153020255.35
Workload 00025343095.22
Difficulty 00024343555.22
Value 020251712145.12
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Terebiznik was an amazing and enthusiastic teacher, and his lectures were quite valuable. Students could better absorb the materials if the professor communicated more clearly. Further, some students found the lab materials disconnected with materials they learned from class.


BGYC17H: Mircobiology I: The Bacterial Cell
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 92
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 42.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182149135.56
Evaluations 000213831105.31
Organization 000212131285.67
Explanations 000162441195.62
Enthusiasm 000182932215.55
Teaching 000113739135.55
Workload 000223822195.38
Difficulty 00335262965.00
Value 0419153711154.78
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course generally appreciated the content and the instructor, but had a few suggestions for improvement. A number of students suggested that less time be spent on material from previous courses that are required in any event to take this course, while others suggested a review of the required course materials, feeling the text and lab manual were too expensive and underutilized. Most agreed, however, that the course was worthwhile despite concerns.


BGYC17H: Microbiology I: The Bacterial Cell
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 113
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 42.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000123143125.45
Evaluations 220271835145.12
Organization 00021356286.05
Explanations 00042344275.84
Enthusiasm 002102544175.54
Teaching 00092940205.61
Workload 02042222664.80
Difficulty 00027382595.11
Value 000272721245.37
Retake Yes: 67.0%   No: 32.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Silver was very approachable and was always willing to help. Handouts were appreciated, but students would have preferred it if notes were available online, before coming to class.


BGYC17H: Microbiology I: The Bacterial Cell
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 99
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 32.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009562865.30
Evaluations 00016383895.45
Organization 000162247165.68
Explanations 000193134165.47
Enthusiasm 000134428165.52
Teaching 00094731135.48
Workload 00328283195.10
Difficulty 00038381695.01
Value 000322824165.24
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Silver to be a friendly and approachable instructor. Many felt that lecture notes should be available on the web and should be available before class, so as to allow for proper preparation.


BGYC18H: Microbiology II: Perspectives of the Microbial World
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 98
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001452326.06
Evaluations 00051450295.93
Organization 00001432526.26
Explanations 0000250476.39
Enthusiasm 00001452326.06
Teaching 0000844476.33
Workload 02238292324.59
Difficulty 00045242734.83
Value 004162024365.72
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Silver was a good lecturer who was organized and approachable. Lecture notes were helpful as there was a lot of information to cover in class. Students thought this was a great course.


BGYC18H: Microbiology 2: Perspectives of the Microbial World
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 76
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00033838215.80
Evaluations 00094132185.59
Organization 00032644265.88
Explanations 00032641295.91
Enthusiasm 00062935295.82
Teaching 00032453215.97
Workload 00062211534.64
Difficulty 00050321534.71
Value 000231720405.77
Retake Yes: 97.0%   No: 3.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Silver communicated the goals of the course clearly to students, and also showed continuous enthusiasm in course material. Dr. Silver made time for students to ask questions, and moved the class at a pace that was appreciated by students.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Rusyniak, S. Course Enrollment: 176
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003122746135.55
Evaluations 22417324455.22
Organization 00082447235.84
Explanations 00092045275.90
Enthusiasm 220121836335.82
Teaching 002131839265.79
Workload 000133633165.52
Difficulty 000213032145.41
Value 032101623125.45
Retake Yes: 65.4%   No: 34.6%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Rusyniak, S. Course Enrollment: 204
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 024122542165.50
Evaluations 336142637115.11
Organization 034163427145.24
Explanations 112142436225.59
Enthusiasm 11263033265.73
Teaching 124112936195.48
Workload 102163130185.45
Difficulty 101233327145.29
Value 212161522165.36
Retake Yes: 67.5%   No: 32.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Rusyniak's lectures to be interesting. However, some students felt that the professor spoke too quickly and several thought he could have been more lenient with respect to marking. Further, many students would have appreciated a break midway between the two-hour lecture.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Rusyniak, S. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092647185.74
Evaluations 005132032305.72
Organization 00092239285.89
Explanations 000152432285.74
Enthusiasm 000133032265.70
Teaching 00372441265.83
Workload 00039352254.91
Difficulty 00037392074.96
Value 300242415185.21
Retake Yes: 76.7%   No: 23.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students enjoyed Professor Rusyniak's teaching style. Nonetheless, many students mentioned that the exams were marked with greater attention to detail than they had anticipated.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Kramer, B. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 225123732105.12
Evaluations 2015153422124.93
Organization 222102244175.46
Explanations 222103727205.34
Enthusiasm 3010103328185.22
Teaching 205102939155.39
Workload 00034441754.93
Difficulty 00232342924.98
Value 00335302585.00
Retake Yes: 61.0%   No: 39.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kramer was noted as a great lecturer though at times the material was presented a bit too quick. Some students commented that the mid-term didn't accurately reflect the material taught, as well the clarity of questions weren't always as good as they could have been.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 158
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00372648165.68
Evaluations 114143732115.26
Organization 012122841165.54
Explanations 01042850175.77
Enthusiasm 00152444265.91
Teaching 00252948165.72
Workload 00454271414.53
Difficulty 0215235824.51
Value 66144914823.92
Retake Yes: 87.1%   No: 12.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class considered the lectures valuable and interesting but were divided on the quality of Professor Ellis. diagrams. The on-line resources were helpful but additional slides were requested. The TA in this course, Stefan, was cited as a highlight of the course for many students.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 114
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01725342744.90
Evaluations 181631201644.30
Organization 004173033135.30
Explanations 002133237145.50
Enthusiasm 00274234135.50
Teaching 10427322685.00
Workload 01251271334.60
Difficulty 00754191714.50
Value 49214112843.90
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ellis was a good instructor; particularly noted for the clarity of her explanations. Some students, however, found the tests to be somewhat vague. Sample questions posted on the web would have helped some students, as well as more explanation of what is expected on the exam.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 127
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10512344065.16
Evaluations 221027342034.55
Organization 123113037135.21
Explanations 031113138135.27
Enthusiasm 00582940155.37
Teaching 10314383485.16
Workload 00062221134.45
Difficulty 00256261044.48
Value 103322920124.87
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Ellis' lectures to be fast paced, but her slide presentations were helpful. Exam questions tended to be ambiguous. Overall, students enjoyed the course.


BGYC21H: Vertebrate Histology: Cells and Tissues
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 91
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00032857125.80
Evaluations 000143044135.61
Organization 00252246265.94
Explanations 00022352235.96
Enthusiasm 00002355225.99
Teaching 00002654205.94
Workload 00248341524.72
Difficulty 00256271324.57
Value 000353322105.07
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ellis was frequently complimented on her teaching style, although her lecture pace was found to be fast. Diagrams were well-done and were an important component of the course. Laboratory attendance was important so as to understand and be able to recognize structures at a histological level. Suggestions were made about increased after-class availability of labs slides, so as to be prepared for bell-ringer exams.


BGYC22H: Vertebrate Histology: Organs
Instructor: Rusyniak, S. Course Enrollment: 113
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004173336125.36
Evaluations 454173623155.02
Organization 004183128215.45
Explanations 007132536205.49
Enthusiasm 224152639155.35
Teaching 252152834155.25
Workload 002153028265.62
Difficulty 000203128215.51
Value 220183015135.15
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Rusyniak's class to be interesting and enjoyed this knowledgeable teacher. Lectures and labs would be more helpful if the professor could go over the materials more slowly and leave more time for students to prepare for the quizzes. Some students mentioned that exams were marked with greater attention to details than they had expected.


BGYC22H: Vertebrate Histology: Organs
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 87
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 041323341984.74
Evaluations 682323211744.11
Organization 008264015114.96
Explanations 248222924124.90
Enthusiasm 02892632235.47
Teaching 0417252915104.63
Workload 00042371564.85
Difficulty 00040371944.87
Value 261042221624.32
Retake Yes: 55.8%   No: 44.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students acknowledge and appreciate Professor Ellis. enthusiasm but clearly feel deflated and frustrated by an inability to understand her expectations. Many students devoted their opportunity to comment on the course to explaining deficiencies in the grading scheme, most often commenting that it was impossible to know what was required for a 'complete' answer.


BGYC22H: Vertebrate Histology: Organs
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00093540165.63
Evaluations 007144326105.17
Organization 02293239165.50
Explanations 00072647215.81
Enthusiasm 00072637305.91
Teaching 00293335215.63
Workload 50252211724.45
Difficulty 2056026704.29
Value 1081836101353.87
Retake Yes: 84.6%   No: 15.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course note especially that Professor Ellis seems to have adapted to concerns relating to BGYC21 in the Fall and improved in various ways. Some students comment that her diagrams could be improved, while others suggest that the standard of grading is unreasonably difficult, but more are, on the whole, content with the course.


BGYC22H: Vertebrate Histology: Organs
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 70
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 35128451134.40
Evaluations 93183822703.73
Organization 53316263394.75
Explanations 53018383214.72
Enthusiasm 5117403754.95
Teaching 71728371334.26
Workload 00354271304.38
Difficulty 00360231104.30
Value 25050211374.44
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ellis presented the course material in a comprehensive way; however, because of the ambiguity of the questioning, students found her exams to be challenging.


BGYC22H: Vertebrate Histology: Organs
Instructor: Ellis, L. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002955175.90
Evaluations 00072450195.81
Organization 00021754276.06
Explanations 00052450215.87
Enthusiasm 00001962196.00
Teaching 00002657175.91
Workload 00048401304.70
Difficulty 00348381304.69
Value 00024527175.17
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found professor Ellis to be considerate to students' efforts to grasp concepts. She did move quickly in lecture, so effective sketching skills will help students keep up with the pace of the course. Some fill-in-the-blanks questions on tests were found to be misleading, but the instructor's organization and enthusiasm made the course enjoyable for all.


BGYC23H: Practical Approaches to Biochemistry
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 67
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 43.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000213824175.38
Evaluations 300382814174.97
Organization 047112146115.32
Explanations 000183925185.43
Enthusiasm 000141745245.79
Teaching 00073134285.83
Workload 000171731345.83
Difficulty 000212417385.72
Value 001443187184.71
Retake Yes: 53.6%   No: 46.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Gurd was appreciated as a lecturer and was cited as being helpful to students in the class and one on one. One common comment was that it would have been helpful if marking schemes for labs had been given ahead of time.


BGYC23H: Practical Approaches to Biochemistry
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 50
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0012183524125.06
Evaluations 00629292965.00
Organization 0612183518124.82
Explanations 006243518185.18
Enthusiasm 006241235245.47
Teaching 000242435185.47
Workload 00062429416.06
Difficulty 000123524295.71
Value 000411218295.35
Retake Yes: 43.8%   No: 56.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed the opportunity to do lab work, and most were satisfied with Professor Gurd's lecture style, but many cite the difficulty and workload of this course as a barrier. A few students suggest the course needs a textbook assigned, as lecture notes and in-class instruction don't seem to be sufficient.


BGYC23H: Practical Approaches to Biochemistry
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 92.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042036406.12
Evaluations 00041656246.00
Organization 00042428446.12
Explanations 00041644366.12
Enthusiasm 00083220405.92
Teaching 00002832406.12
Workload 000241244205.60
Difficulty 000134326175.48
Value 000452520104.95
Retake Yes: 56.5%   No: 43.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were very positive about Professor Gurd, especially noting his availability and his organized and effective explanations.


BGYC23H: Practical Approaches to Biochemistry
Instructor: Gurd, J. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00014285245.36
Evaluations 005251545105.30
Organization 00443338195.54
Explanations 000152642155.47
Enthusiasm 000102040305.90
Teaching 0004961235.88
Workload 000152615425.74
Difficulty 00054226265.68
Value 00552935235.51
Retake Yes: 38.0%   No: 61.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Gurd used good examples and clarified his points to help students better understand the concepts. He was very approachable and willing to take the time to answer students' questions. Overall, students were given a valuable learning experience.


BGYC29H: Plant Histology
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 044121636285.60
Evaluations 00883232205.48
Organization 008162828205.36
Explanations 04443240165.48
Enthusiasm 04041228526.16
Teaching 40043628285.64
Workload 0045033844.58
Difficulty 0445425844.42
Value 9594123954.09
Retake Yes: 47.8%   No: 52.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Soros' lectures and felt that the lecture portion of the class was done well as a whole. Many students commented however that the lab portion of the class wasn't run as well, citing a lack of background knowledge as being a detractor to learning in the lab.


BGYC29H: Plant Histology
Instructor: Soros, C. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 93.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000151538315.85
Evaluations 00881546235.69
Organization 00721729365.64
Explanations 00021736365.86
Enthusiasm 00081531466.15
Teaching 00071443366.07
Workload 07145721003.93
Difficulty 0076429004.21
Value 0884638004.15
Retake Yes: 61.5%   No: 38.5%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC29H: Plant Histology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00250373704.90
Evaluations 0120050005.10
Organization 0012251225255.20
Explanations 000252537125.40
Enthusiasm 000121212626.20
Teaching 012120062125.20
Workload 000123712375.80
Difficulty 000371237125.20
Value 0012251237125.10
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC29H: Plant Histology
Instructor: Dengler, R. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001333536.30
Evaluations 00072033406.06
Organization 00130740405.94
Explanations 0007729576.36
Enthusiasm 00071333476.20
Teaching 0007720676.52
Workload 0004747074.72
Difficulty 0006727704.45
Value 000313123155.22
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Dengler is a very kind-hearted, non-assuming and conscientious professor. Attendance in lab is very important, so as to understand new concepts. Watch out for bell-ringers!


BGYC30H: Plant Morphology
Instructor: Dengler, R. Course Enrollment: 94
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00062142326.10
Evaluations 00221336476.24
Organization 00083032305.84
Explanations 0004640516.43
Enthusiasm 0024828586.36
Teaching 0000838556.53
Workload 00660151364.53
Difficulty 00465191024.41
Value 00333362185.03
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Please refer to comments for BGYC40H below.


BGYC31H: Molecular Aspects of Plant Development
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 70.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00612125365.47
Evaluations 006123036125.38
Organization 00061842245.93
Explanations 00662436185.60
Enthusiasm 006121242245.69
Teaching 000181242185.67
Workload 00125961264.38
Difficulty 00048246124.80
Value 000361212185.15
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC31H: Plant Development
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000355795.74
Evaluations 0009314895.59
Organization 00053540225.78
Explanations 00053153145.74
Enthusiasm 00014314495.50
Teaching 0005276195.74
Workload 000352231145.22
Difficulty 00031224455.22
Value 00022182255.13
Retake Yes: 47.6%   No: 52.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found that Professor Gazzarrini was a very effective instructor who was able to present the course material in a well-organized manner.


BGYC31H: Plant Development
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 40730302644.74
Evaluations 707223022114.78
Organization 404263719114.93
Explanations 444372615114.67
Enthusiasm 470333311114.63
Teaching 47715441574.63
Workload 000352331125.19
Difficulty 000192338195.58
Value 040242024285.44
Retake Yes: 32.0%   No: 68.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in Professor Gazzarrini's class found that she explained the material of the course well, that she was an approachable professor. They liked her organization in presenting the course material. However, some felt that the professor should speak louder during lectures and improve on the time it takes to set up her lecture slides.


BGYC31H: Plant Development
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0011114226115.16
Evaluations 001121372654.95
Organization 005162637165.42
Explanations 0011262126165.11
Enthusiasm 055114221165.16
Teaching 005162642115.37
Workload 00037322655.00
Difficulty 000323221165.21
Value 005161637265.63
Retake Yes: 63.2%   No: 36.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Gazzarini was enjoyed and appreciated as a lecturer. Many commented that the posting of lecture notes ahead of classes would have made note taking significantly easier. As well, it was mentioned that some of the basic founding concepts were missed at the beginning which made things difficult for some.


BGYC33H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture and Laboratory
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 76
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 47.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061437376.12
Evaluations 00091734346.00
Organization 03031725456.12
Explanations 03061228456.12
Enthusiasm 030122531235.61
Teaching 00062328376.03
Workload 000342820145.15
Difficulty 000284212125.06
Value 000142812235.56
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Reid to be a great instructor who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. His notes were well organized and detailed. The online lectures were proven to be a very helpful component to the course due to the large quantity of information being presented and Professor Reid's fast pace. Many students have to be fun and useful, but there are still some rooms for improvement. Overall, student believed the course was interesting.


BGYC33H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture and Laboratory
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00022737336.02
Evaluations 00062444265.90
Organization 00042029476.20
Explanations 00041647336.10
Enthusiasm 00083131295.82
Teaching 00022045336.10
Workload 00033372465.02
Difficulty 00432401864.90
Value 25944217124.44
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in Professor Reid's class found him to be a solid example of a knowledgeable professor with a keen ability to explain the concepts of the course.


BGYC33H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture and Laboratory
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 35.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00020060205.80
Evaluations 00002040406.20
Organization 00002060206.00
Explanations 00002060206.00
Enthusiasm 00020060205.80
Teaching 00002060206.00
Workload 000402020205.20
Difficulty 0005005005.00
Value 002502525255.25
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Like in the in-class section, students in the online section found Professor Reid to be an outstanding teacher.


BGYC33H: Human Biology II: Physiology
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00215423385.29
Evaluations 02017423185.23
Organization 000102746175.71
Explanations 006153825155.29
Enthusiasm 228242922144.96
Teaching 020163527205.45
Workload 400312527135.08
Difficulty 20033292965.00
Value 224252919195.08
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Reid's lecture style and especially complimented his well organized hand-outs. Students were less positive about the laboratory element of this class, citing a variety of concerns that included relevant links to the rest of the course content, and tutorial leaders that could do more for the class.


BGYC34H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 59.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092836195.73
Evaluations 006171722305.61
Organization 00061728416.15
Explanations 00062225386.06
Enthusiasm 036111730255.55
Teaching 00092530285.85
Workload 30625302294.91
Difficulty 300224117115.06
Value 300221917225.33
Retake Yes: 70.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Reid have proven to be knowledgeable and an effective instructor. Students have found the online lectures to be very convenient because of the quantity of materials being covered and the professor's fast pace during lectures. However, they felt that lab evaluations were inconsistent and should have received their lab marks much earlier.


BGYC34H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 122
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20323533245.70
Evaluations 202103135185.55
Organization 000101640315.96
Explanations 02072535275.81
Enthusiasm 026212822205.26
Teaching 02252744205.74
Workload 000213525175.39
Difficulty 000223127185.41
Value 002172933105.37
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students have found Professor Reid's teaching ability to be effective and the course materials to be interesting. The availability of online lectures was very helpful due to the amount of materials being covered and Professor Reid's pace when presenting the course materials. Many students felt that the online labs to be useful in understanding the course materials.


BGYC34H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00082540275.85
Evaluations 00463144155.58
Organization 00262338315.90
Explanations 000101544315.96
Enthusiasm 202132740175.48
Teaching 002152144195.63
Workload 00046272164.88
Difficulty 00046331924.77
Value 20194719954.26
Retake Yes: 93.5%   No: 6.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students describe Professor Reid as a reasonable, knowledgeable, and extremely organized instructor. They appreciated the practical examples used to support the theoretical material covered in the course. Students enjoyed this class immensely even though some found the quantity of material presented to be overwhelming. They found the simulation labs to be helpful in reinforcing the main concepts but would have benefited from a clear marking guideline for assignments. Students also found the online lectures to be of great convenience.


BGYC34H: Mammalian Physiology II: Lecture
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 119
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 59.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10062246255.84
Evaluations 10362838245.68
Organization 10042243285.90
Explanations 10062538295.85
Enthusiasm 103102430315.70
Teaching 10072246245.79
Workload 010262832135.28
Difficulty 010254319125.13
Value 651634171394.27
Retake Yes: 70.6%   No: 29.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
There was an overwhelmingly positive response regarding Professor Reid's teaching style and the material presented in class. Students found Professor Reid to be very insightful, engaging, interesting and easy to understand. Some even described his lectures to be much better than the corresponding textbook. Many students disliked the online labs and felt that the marking scheme for the assignments was much too rigid and specific. They also felt that assignments should have been returned more promptly.


BGYC40H: Plant Diversity
Instructor: Dengler, R. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 87.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000067336.30
Evaluations 0000043576.57
Organization 00002957145.85
Explanations 0000043576.57
Enthusiasm 0000029716.71
Teaching 0000043576.57
Workload 00057142904.72
Difficulty 00043292904.91
Value 00005025255.75
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
This course will not be offered in the 2002-2003 session, as the instructor is retiring. Dr. Dengler was an enthusiastic lecturer who continuously exhibited love for his work. Dr. Dengler was a wonderful addition to the UTSC community, and will be missed by faculty and students alike.


BGYC50H: Foundations of Epidemiology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 242
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10725392524.87
Evaluations 03620352985.05
Organization 231320392024.58
Explanations 22924372244.74
Enthusiasm 003163828145.34
Teaching 02321392785.08
Workload 01261261014.44
Difficulty 00353291224.57
Value 47174218934.00
Retake Yes: 63.2%   No: 36.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Duquette is known for her great sense of humor and enthusiasm in this course. Many students were concerned about her lectures as being disorganized, with the material confusing some students. She is a good professor who answers questions readily and clearly, and helps students with the aid of problem sets and real life examples. The textbook explains the lecture concepts in a clear manner and it helped the students in the exams, which were difficult, compared to the lecture material covered.


BGYC50H: Foundations of Epidemiology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 137
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02743321424.55
Evaluations 161425311584.56
Organization 261427272054.50
Explanations 161531251564.43
Enthusiasm 105173532105.21
Teaching 12734341944.69
Workload 0055729714.41
Difficulty 00142322234.84
Value 78224410543.74
Retake Yes: 44.1%   No: 55.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course felt that that Professor Duquette needed to be more prepared for her lectures with more organized slides. Clearer explanations and more examples to explain mathematical concepts would help. They found the midterm to be too difficult and they felt that the exam did not adequately reflect what was taught in the class. On the other hand, students did find the problem sets given in class to be a good preparation and they appreciated Professor Duquette's willingness to be available for extra help.


BGYC50H: Foundations of Epidemiology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 121
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01726382534.87
Evaluations 01518452835.01
Organization 301229291984.71
Explanations 331125322344.65
Enthusiasm 015292429115.07
Teaching 04718392674.96
Workload 0046519844.43
Difficulty 00350271554.70
Value 001372823115.06
Retake Yes: 60.3%   No: 39.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course acknowledged the value and importance of the course material and agreed that Professor Duquette succeeded in communicating it. Some felt that her lectures were at times better prepared that her slides, and that the two were not successfully integrated. A number of students also questioned the value of the text and suggested trying a new one.


BGYC50H: Foundations of Epidemiology
Instructor: Duquette, L. Course Enrollment: 123
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 33.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00825482004.80
Evaluations 00828452004.81
Organization 08521332854.83
Explanations 031020382554.91
Enthusiasm 33820352584.94
Teaching 00525303385.19
Workload 3306528304.27
Difficulty 03063181804.56
Value 0305431934.52
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 32.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The use of stories and examples helped to keep the class attentive and interested. Laboratories were found to be basic, so laboratory time was not maximized, although the zoo trip was especially noted for its applicability and interest.


BGYC50H: Foundations of Epidemiology
Instructor: Thompson, P. Course Enrollment: 123
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 203192734165.40
Evaluations 225213032105.17
Organization 002132833255.71
Explanations 000202238205.58
Enthusiasm 02093138205.63
Teaching 000142839195.63
Workload 221060151024.25
Difficulty 02360211054.53
Value 00238361784.96
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally enjoyed Dr. Thompson's lectures. His level of organization made the class proceed in an enjoyable manner. Students appreciated the posting of lecture material, but suggest that it be done before class if possible.


BGYC52H: Ecology Field Courses
Instructor: Boonstra, R. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 92.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0086781704.33
Evaluations 0004242884.83
Organization 1703317171703.67
Explanations 8084225884.33
Enthusiasm 0008842426.17
Teaching 00936271894.82
Workload 0008033586.42
Difficulty 000253317255.42
Value 0011441111224.89
Retake Yes: 81.8%   No: 18.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course appreciated Professor Boonstra's deep knowledge of the material and especially enjoyed the field work elements. Many felt the assignments represented an excessive workload, however, and lacked adequate direction. The TA, Kevin, was noted as an asset.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 9
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 155.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00082950155.71
Evaluations 00005029225.71
Organization 00082936295.86
Explanations 00004329295.86
Enthusiasm 000222222365.71
Teaching 00002929296.00
Workload 00022155885.50
Difficulty 0085036804.43
Value 0008829366.18
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the course to be very remarkable and extraordinary in terms of a "class". The course was largely based on field work situated in the Caribbean, and provided an outstanding outlook in terms of hands-on experience. Although some of the field work was witnessed as being "hard and relentless", overall, it was categorized as being enjoyable.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 91.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000192837195.55
Evaluations 0000082196.18
Organization 00001973105.91
Explanations 00001064286.18
Enthusiasm 00001064286.18
Teaching 00001064286.18
Workload 000281928195.40
Difficulty 0101919371904.36
Value 0000028646.70
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Professor Williams' lectures to be amazing and valuable. They enjoyed this challenging course and the professor's teaching style. Some suggested that costs for taxi could be included in program fees.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 007132740135.40
Evaluations 001372047135.40
Organization 000131353205.80
Explanations 000131353205.80
Enthusiasm 000132027405.93
Teaching 0000207375.87
Workload 0000405375.67
Difficulty 00040471304.73
Value 007292129145.14
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Williams is very knowledgeable about the course material and approachable. Students found this course to be an exceptional experience and Prof. Williams helped make this course fun and interesting for many. While many students felt that the material learned within this course was 'extremely interesting and dynamic in comparison to other courses' at a similar level, others felt that the workload was too much. Many students were dissatisfied with the cost of the trip being too high (for the facilities they were provided), the additional costs that came up, and not having all meals offered. It was suggested that a detailed expenses report be given to students so they can plan and prepare accordingly.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 150.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002558175.92
Evaluations 0000867256.17
Organization 0008833506.25
Explanations 00002525506.25
Enthusiasm 00002525506.25
Teaching 0000042586.58
Workload 000421717255.25
Difficulty 0006725804.42
Value 0005833804.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Prof. Williams did an excellent job of teaching this course in an understandable and enjoyable fashion. He was approachable and helpful to students and the expectations he had for his students were very clear and straightforward. Some sample exam questions before the exams would be more helpful. Students enjoyed the field trip, but suggested that the maintenance of the rooms during the trip could be improved. This was an excellent course overall and very fair and students highly recommend this course to all, especially to those who want to consider research as a career.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002053276.07
Evaluations 00004020406.00
Organization 00073636215.71
Explanations 00005320275.73
Enthusiasm 000203327205.47
Teaching 00003340275.93
Workload 0006072774.80
Difficulty 0706414774.36
Value 0705721774.43
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students truly loved this course, especially all the fun and excitement that they experienced when they headed to Barbados to learn Biology! They found Dr. Williams to be an enthusiastic professor, who clearly communicated the goals of the course. However, they felt that it would be better to have new microscopes in the lab and that the amount of time available to finish their projects was too tight.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000133340135.53
Evaluations 000142936215.64
Organization 000272713335.53
Explanations 000202020405.80
Enthusiasm 000201333335.80
Teaching 00002143366.14
Workload 000204713205.33
Difficulty 00047272704.80
Value 0006427904.45
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class very much enjoyed the chance to do field work and considered the course a positive experience. Some cautioned that various additional expenses associated with traveling quickly add up. Most are extremely positive about Professor Williams and his guidance of this course.


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 28.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025502505.00
Evaluations 0000752505.25
Organization 0002507505.50
Explanations 00025255005.25
Enthusiasm 00025502505.00
Teaching 0000257505.75
Workload 00005025255.75
Difficulty 0007500254.75
Value 0000033666.60
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC53H: Marine Biology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015235485.60
Evaluations 08001562155.68
Organization 00081554235.92
Explanations 00802354155.68
Enthusiasm 00802354155.68
Teaching 0008050426.26
Workload 00023463105.08
Difficulty 00846311504.53
Value 0008250676.26
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Every year, numerous students apply for 14 spots in this wonderful course. Dr. Williams encourages students to work hard during the trip. Because of the methods of evaluation, students must maximize their effort during this time. Suggestions included having a back-up plan in case of inclement weather, and increased instruction and explanation of course expectations.


BGYC54H: Animal Behaviour
Instructor: Persaud, K. Course Enrollment: 100
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 74.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 022253726105.14
Evaluations 002234125105.18
Organization 021525341874.73
Explanations 000252526255.51
Enthusiasm 000102841225.75
Teaching 022223032145.30
Workload 0055328954.54
Difficulty 02552231354.55
Value 002222613105.10
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
It was an interesting experience to attend Professor Persaud's lectures, since the professor communicated well and was enthusiastic. The class would be more enjoyable if the lecture notes were more organized and posted prior to class.


BGYC54H: Animal Behaviour
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 150
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00032338356.05
Evaluations 00262837275.80
Organization 00012142356.12
Explanations 00021230566.40
Enthusiasm 0000922686.59
Teaching 00011242456.31
Workload 10138361864.85
Difficulty 11140302344.79
Value 14945251254.42
Retake Yes: 86.9%   No: 13.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students describe this course as extremely interesting but challenging due to its highly theoretical nature. Many benefited from the concrete research examples Professor Andrade provided in class to supplement the theory and concepts. They unanimously describe Professor Andrade as a helpful, informative, engaging and highly entertaining instructor. Although the evaluations were determined to be difficult, the students appreciated that they tested their knowledge and comprehension as opposed to their ability to memorize. They also enjoyed the assignment but would prefer it to be an individual project instead of a group effort. Many students also enjoyed attending lectures even though they were recorded due to the humorous and structured manner in which the material was presented.


BGYC54H: Animal Behaviour
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 111
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00101338486.31
Evaluations 00361448295.94
Organization 01011330556.34
Explanations 0100525696.58
Enthusiasm 000169836.74
Teaching 00101026626.48
Workload 000323917125.08
Difficulty 000462024114.99
Value 136382517104.74
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Andrade is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturer who provides good examples in class. At times she speaks to quickly but this is compensated for by the posting of her lectures online. Overall this was considered to be a great learning experience.


BGYC54H: Animal Behaviour
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 112
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00112052255.99
Evaluations 110113139175.53
Organization 03031244396.11
Explanations 1000744486.35
Enthusiasm 0000123766.75
Teaching 00011145436.29
Workload 00048351174.76
Difficulty 00052321154.69
Value 04546182254.64
Retake Yes: 82.7%   No: 17.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with this course and with Professor Andrade. They report that she kept her lectures very interesting and visually engaging. The only repeated complaint is that she can be too fast at times, though this is a minor complaint spread throughout considerable praise.


BGYC54H: Animal Behaviour
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 82
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00023056125.77
Evaluations 202142448105.38
Organization 00022165125.86
Explanations 00001465216.07
Enthusiasm 0020944446.28
Teaching 00001252366.24
Workload 00038381774.93
Difficulty 00040381754.86
Value 02533371494.84
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course cite the material as quite interesting and Professor Andrade as a knowledgeable and engaging professor. Some felt the exams were a bit difficult and the expectations too high.


BGYC54H: Animal Behaviour
Instructor: Andrade, M. Course Enrollment: 90
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002102050185.70
Evaluations 00353340185.60
Organization 00051840376.09
Explanations 000121838325.90
Enthusiasm 00052028476.17
Teaching 000121539345.95
Workload 000134515275.56
Difficulty 00242352024.83
Value 000263626135.31
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Andrade is an enthusiastic, caring and professional teacher. The workload, compared to other courses of the same level was quite high, but this was matched by the higher than average value of the overall learning experience.


BGYC57H: Evolution and Applied Biology of Insects
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000203040105.40
Evaluations 000303030105.20
Organization 00003060105.80
Explanations 00003050205.90
Enthusiasm 000104040105.50
Teaching 00004050105.70
Workload 00003020506.20
Difficulty 00002050306.10
Value 00001010206.25
Retake Yes: 40.0%   No: 60.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found the course material to be very interesting and thought Professor Williams performed exceedingly well. However, some students felt the professor might have more clearly outlined the course expectations.


BGYC58H: Consequences of Global Change
Instructor: Boonstra, R. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 474133033105.00
Evaluations 402317262374.60
Organization 471323262344.47
Explanations 444133330135.13
Enthusiasm 400101330395.90
Teaching 47443339105.17
Workload 00030422345.00
Difficulty 00023462375.13
Value 444173910174.96
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students commended Professor Boonstra's performance. However, many felt that his lecture notes might have been more detailed and better organized. They would also have appreciated it had he posted his lecture notes prior to class. Also, some respondents felt that the midterm questions were too detailed.


BGYC59H: Advanced Population Ecology
Instructor: Boonstra, R. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1300131350135.13
Evaluations 000252525255.50
Organization 130013255004.88
Explanations 130013013635.75
Enthusiasm 13000013756.13
Teaching 130001350255.50
Workload 00013025636.38
Difficulty 000132538255.75
Value 130013136305.00
Retake Yes: 62.5%   No: 37.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commended Professor Boonstra's performance and praised his enthusiasm. However, respondents would have appreciated it had the course's heavy workload been more evenly spaced throughout the semester.


BGYC59H: Advanced Population Ecology
Instructor: Giri, T. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04035352244.83
Evaluations 04917353504.87
Organization 04417482244.91
Explanations 40417481794.91
Enthusiasm 401326351394.61
Teaching 09430351394.65
Workload 441348171304.09
Difficulty 9096117403.91
Value 60656131904.25
Retake Yes: 69.6%   No: 30.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Giri was cited as being friendly and understanding however many students commented that the Professor didn't seem to be providing his full attention to the course and that he often seemed confused. Students were disappointed with the frequency that classes were cancelled and some felt as if they weren't getting the value they expected due to the fact that when class wasn't cancelled, quite often there was student presentations going on and so the Professor still wasn't teaching. The overall learning experience had mixed reviews with many students stating that the material covered was the same as the second year ecology course.


BGYC61H: Community Ecology and Environmental Biology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 49.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 44802035275.48
Evaluations 84841624355.32
Organization 408121620395.56
Explanations 000121224506.16
Enthusiasm 0000416746.75
Teaching 00016816546.17
Workload 0045424884.59
Difficulty 00843311244.59
Value 00016827205.72
Retake Yes: 82.6%   No: 17.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC61H: Community Ecology and Environmental Biology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 91.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003132831255.63
Evaluations 00061950255.94
Organization 00391644285.84
Explanations 00001328596.47
Enthusiasm 0000316816.78
Teaching 0003345486.39
Workload 03353251334.50
Difficulty 00650311304.50
Value 08174217884.25
Retake Yes: 80.6%   No: 19.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Kronzucker to be very enthusiastic with 'incredibly vast knowledge' in the words of one student. They enjoyed the variety of interesting examples used. Some students felt that posting lectures ahead of time would be of help.


BGYC61H: Community Ecology and Environmental Biology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092833285.70
Evaluations 00442842195.53
Organization 00014461195.75
Explanations 00041928476.08
Enthusiasm 000049856.69
Teaching 0004933526.23
Workload 0007691404.33
Difficulty 0007614904.28
Value 000181831315.65
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kronzucker was an effective teacher who made the course material more interesting.


BGYC62H: Role of Zoos in Conservation
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 75.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 551019461904.50
Evaluations 50028372804.80
Organization 051937281404.26
Explanations 051023233254.86
Enthusiasm 05052832285.71
Teaching 05519194605.05
Workload 010106410503.90
Difficulty 5556023003.95
Value 5010191419144.88
Retake Yes: 77.3%   No: 22.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students viewed the course as being a very knowledgeable, amazing, and a stable experience. However, since a majority of the class was based on guest speakers, students found it difficult to cope with the directions and procedures to earn higher grades, especially on the term-papers. Nonetheless, the course offered a fresh and alfresco occurrence in which a good amount of familiarity was provided in the role of zoos.


BGYC63H: Conservation Biology
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 74.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000115228115.38
Evaluations 04025323845.10
Organization 00442856115.66
Explanations 00072552185.79
Enthusiasm 000111838355.97
Teaching 00401863185.90
Workload 000183832115.36
Difficulty 00042421174.83
Value 00425321144.81
Retake Yes: 67.0%   No: 33.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Manne made the course very interesting. They also agreed that she was very knowledgeable about the course material. One suggestion many students had for Professor Manne was to reconsider the mark breakdown for the course.


BGYC63H: Conservation Biology
Instructor: Bongard, C.L. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 41.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 062732221164.21
Evaluations 66627436114.53
Organization 611222727663.95
Explanations 06653161164.38
Enthusiasm 06622163765.00
Teaching 0112222271664.32
Workload 00632372264.88
Difficulty 00658221164.53
Value 661132271104.12
Retake Yes: 36.7%   No: 63.2%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYC63H: Conservation Biology
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 27
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 007201420205.33
Evaluations 007142027145.33
Organization 007202020145.17
Explanations 007142714205.33
Enthusiasm 000202014275.58
Teaching 000202014275.58
Workload 00714277275.42
Difficulty 00714407145.08
Value 70027271474.67
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Manne to be a very good instructor who took the time to ensure students understood the material and who was always ready and willing to assist. Nonetheless, many students felt the midterm in this course was rather long.


BGYC63H: Conservation Biology
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 306102935165.32
Evaluations 0310192329165.13
Organization 300191335295.61
Explanations 300102639235.61
Enthusiasm 30061639355.90
Teaching 300101652195.68
Workload 000262632165.39
Difficulty 00348291364.71
Value 003193523195.35
Retake Yes: 63.3%   No: 36.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Manne was praised for being a very enthusiastic instructor, approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and organized. However, a few students found the instructions for the assignments to be vague and the marking scheme to be tough. Students felt that more time for the midterm would be appreciated. On the other hand, Dr. Manne's teaching skills was very welcoming, caring and make an effort to keep her students interested.


BGYC63H: Conservation Biology
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 039282225134.94
Evaluations 001029163965.03
Organization 000223431135.34
Explanations 000193128225.53
Enthusiasm 000161931345.84
Teaching 003222828195.38
Workload 000343122135.13
Difficulty 00056251634.66
Value 663282513194.72
Retake Yes: 51.6%   No: 48.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students enjoyed Professor Manne's lectures and appreciated the effort she took to get to know all of her students. Many commented however that the instructions given on assignments were left to vague which impeded the ability to perform optimally on them. Exams were thought to be fair.


BGYC63H: Conservation Biology
Instructor: Manne, L. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00817462185.04
Evaluations 00825332585.00
Organization 000172635225.61
Explanations 004212929175.33
Enthusiasm 004172133255.58
Teaching 008133321255.42
Workload 00036411494.95
Difficulty 0006126944.57
Value 00027412395.14
Retake Yes: 59.1%   No: 40.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course noted that Professor Manne was quite nice and well-intentioned but they frequently felt lost in terms of assignments and course expectations. While extensions were forth-coming for assignments when necessary, students felt they would sooner the assignments were clearer in the first place and extensions not needed.


BGYC65H: Environmental Toxicology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00721743215.50
Evaluations 004113639115.43
Organization 040212536145.32
Explanations 0404750366.07
Enthusiasm 0000711826.75
Teaching 00072125466.11
Workload 00748261904.56
Difficulty 00038313104.92
Value 2401924101953.71
Retake Yes: 91.7%   No: 8.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were very positive about Professor Kronzucker and felt he kept the material interesting even when it might not be naturally so. Some students emphasized the need for a background in chemistry in order to do well in this course.


BGYC65H: Environmental Toxicology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051627506.12
Evaluations 00052722445.95
Organization 000161633335.73
Explanations 00002227506.22
Enthusiasm 0000511836.72
Teaching 00001129586.35
Workload 00058231154.48
Difficulty 000471723114.88
Value 00004030305.90
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kronzucker is a very good instructor; students really enjoyed this course.


BGYC65H: Environmental Toxicology
Instructor: Kronzucker, H.J. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 84.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002948246.00
Evaluations 000291929245.53
Organization 00052433386.04
Explanations 00002429486.30
Enthusiasm 0000014866.86
Teaching 0000548486.49
Workload 000601510154.80
Difficulty 000324711115.06
Value 00020455305.45
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Kronzucker exhibited much enthusiasm and passion for the course. The majority of students recommended that a Chemistry prerequisite be added to the course's Calendar description, as much of the course material dealt with chemistry.


BGYD17H: Seminars in Cellular Microbiology
Instructor: Terebiznik, M. Course Enrollment: 30
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02010101515204.61
Evaluations 01510101520204.83
Organization 01515102010204.61
Explanations 0510152020205.11
Enthusiasm 010105535255.33
Teaching 0105152020205.05
Workload 000303015155.17
Difficulty 000303515105.05
Value 010510203554.94
Retake Yes: 56.3%   No: 43.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall students found the professor to be approachable, but that he could improve upon his communication skills. Some students found that they would benefit from better, more detailed guidelines, or rubrics throughout the course.


BGYD18H: Special Topics Chromosomal Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000066336.27
Evaluations 0000050506.50
Organization 00001633506.28
Explanations 00001650336.11
Enthusiasm 0000020806.80
Teaching 0000033666.60
Workload 00033165005.12
Difficulty 0000505005.50
Value 00016016666.22
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Hasenkampf was a great teacher who was kind and very helpful. Students left the course feeling enriched from their learning experience with her.


BGYD18H: Special Topics in Molecular and Classical Cytogenetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 92.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001569155.90
Evaluations 00003146235.92
Organization 00001562236.08
Explanations 00002346316.08
Enthusiasm 0000831626.60
Teaching 00003138316.00
Workload 00023313885.31
Difficulty 00031462304.92
Value 00017335005.33
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Hasenkampf communicated her enthusiasm for course material well. She used applicable examples, that helped the class understand the concepts she was trying to get across. Students also appreciated visual aids (pictures, stockings) and text references. Although the pace of lecture was found to be challenging, study guides for students helped define models that were important to succeed in the class.


BGYD21H: Molecular Biology Laboratory I: Hosts, Vectors and Cloning
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 67.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009404855.48
Evaluations 00535273154.96
Organization 00595718145.26
Explanations 0009404095.50
Enthusiasm 0505484055.30
Teaching 05094431145.35
Workload 00052257185.87
Difficulty 000184022225.48
Value 00054031145.60
Retake Yes: 60.9%   No: 39.1%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYD21H: Molecular Biology Laboratory I: Hosts, Vectors and Cloning
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 08418541184.79
Evaluations 044254311154.96
Organization 0015113629115.11
Explanations 40818362984.96
Enthusiasm 440184011255.18
Teaching 404154722115.07
Workload 00415833405.93
Difficulty 000113640155.57
Value 40004018225.57
Retake Yes: 53.6%   No: 46.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Gazzarrini to be a good instructor. However, the course material was deemed to be challenging and students would have appreciated it had the professor provided more examples and practice questions throughout the term.


BGYD21H: Molecular Biology Laboratory I: Host, Vectors and Cloning
Instructor: Gazzarrini, S. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11665022603.83
Evaluations 60225611603.83
Organization 00173933664.44
Explanations 66224411663.89
Enthusiasm 11603939064.11
Teaching 661133281704.22
Workload 00061139446.22
Difficulty 00062244285.94
Value 120653612124.24
Retake Yes: 41.2%   No: 58.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this class to be interesting, informative, practical and at times engaging. However, a few felt that Dr. Gazzarrini's teaching method was not effective. Use of a microphone when lecturing would have helped since many had difficulty hearing her. Posting lecture notes ahead of time would facilitate a better learning experience. Some felt that the marking scheme was inconsistent. The lab component demanded a lot of time, but students found it very useful and were well-organized by the lab coordinator (Dr. Brunt). Otherwise, Dr. Gazzarrini was seen has very helpful and easy to approach.


BGYD21H: Molecular Biology Laboratory I: Host, Vectors and Cloning
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 92.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001650336.20
Evaluations 0008041506.30
Organization 00001616666.50
Explanations 00002516586.30
Enthusiasm 00001625586.40
Teaching 00001633506.30
Workload 0000841506.40
Difficulty 000016958256.10
Value 00091854185.80
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course to be an excellent learning experience. They really enjoyed working in smaller clusters of students that afforded many opportunities to perform experimental procedures and practice new skills. Students found the professor to be knowledgeable and able to pay attention to each individual student. Students found this course insightful and highly recommend it.


BGYD21H: Molecular Biology Laboratory I: Host, Vectors and Cloning
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00004325315.82
Evaluations 000123718315.58
Organization 00003125436.06
Explanations 00001256316.13
Enthusiasm 00001237506.32
Teaching 00001837436.13
Workload 00001843376.07
Difficulty 00012434305.21
Value 00061333466.09
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructors provided students with a valuable learning experience.


BGYD21H: Molecular Biology Labortory I: Host, Vectors and Cloning
Instructor: Silver, J. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052158165.90
Evaluations 00051668115.85
Organization 00051147376.16
Explanations 00052632376.01
Enthusiasm 000112132376.00
Teaching 000112632325.90
Workload 000163226265.62
Difficulty 000262626215.37
Value 000182441185.64
Retake Yes: 79.0%   No: 21.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor's extensive background knowledge was a definite boost to the learning experience. Good preparation for the laboratory component was provided. This course was found to be useful by students registered in the Cell and Molecular Specialist stream.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000240776.54
Evaluations 0000824706.62
Organization 00001616706.54
Explanations 00001616706.54
Enthusiasm 0000816776.69
Teaching 00001616706.54
Workload 00039392404.85
Difficulty 00062162404.62
Value 00016024396.10
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Harrison was a very knowledgeable and fantastic instructor. The course was very well taught, and students appreciated her approachable manner. She graded assignments fairly and in a timely fashion. The students commend Professor Harrison for giving them an enjoyable and insightful experience.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000069326.32
Evaluations 0000037646.63
Organization 0006048486.37
Explanations 0000653436.37
Enthusiasm 0000022796.79
Teaching 0000048536.53
Workload 000223727115.28
Difficulty 00022373265.22
Value 00062222326.00
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Harrison to be an excellent instructor who is approachable and enthusiastic. She was able to represent the course materials in a well-organized and entertaining fashion. Overall, students have found the course to be very enjoyable.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0006033616.50
Evaluations 0006628616.44
Organization 0000633616.56
Explanations 0000639566.50
Enthusiasm 0000622726.67
Teaching 0000617786.72
Workload 00021373755.26
Difficulty 00026422655.11
Value 00062918476.06
Retake Yes: 94.7%   No: 5.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Dr. Harrison to be a brilliant instructor, yet humble, funny and extremely approachable. They loved the course and the fun-filled evaluation methods such as skits and presentations. The material itself was challenging, but every student thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated Dr. Harrison incorporating latest research in the course.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 86.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000386205.62
Evaluations 00001562236.08
Organization 000233823155.31
Explanations 00003831315.92
Enthusiasm 0000230776.54
Teaching 00001554316.15
Workload 00038154605.08
Difficulty 000234615155.23
Value 00804233175.50
Retake Yes: 83.3%   No: 16.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students praise Prof. Hasenkampf as a very enthusiastic professor who teaches very well, by making learning fun and valuable. The small classroom size for this course was very good for each student to get individual attention. Students found the material they studied useful for research papers and very appreciative of Prof. Hasenkampf's excellent teaching skills.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009941416.14
Evaluations 00051436456.23
Organization 0009527596.36
Explanations 0009518686.45
Enthusiasm 000555866.73
Teaching 0005018776.68
Workload 000273618185.27
Difficulty 00041322354.91
Value 000152045205.70
Retake Yes: 90.9%   No: 9.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
All who took the course commented on the excellent lectures provided by Professor Harrison. Her enthusiasm and the way she integrated her own research into the class was appreciated by all. Overall this was a great learning experience.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Hasenkampf, C. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 70.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00290432904.71
Evaluations 000292929145.29
Organization 0141414290294.71
Explanations 000431429145.14
Enthusiasm 00002957145.86
Teaching 001429043145.14
Workload 00002943296.00
Difficulty 00001457296.14
Value 0000033676.67
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000113333225.67
Evaluations 00011056336.11
Organization 00011044446.22
Explanations 00011044446.22
Enthusiasm 00011067226.00
Teaching 0000067336.33
Workload 00001167226.11
Difficulty 00001144446.33
Value 00001122676.56
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00023175255.24
Evaluations 00523234705.04
Organization 000181843185.46
Explanations 001204318255.34
Enthusiasm 0011172929114.97
Teaching 00504123295.61
Workload 000182518375.64
Difficulty 00001243436.19
Value 000142835215.53
Retake Yes: 35.0%   No: 64.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the material to be overwhelming at times, but Professor Riggs did a good job at conveying all of the information to them.


BGYD23H: Molecular Biology of the Gene
Instructor: Riggs, D. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00064439115.60
Evaluations 00028502204.94
Organization 00661750225.81
Explanations 006112244175.55
Enthusiasm 0066394465.43
Teaching 00062844225.82
Workload 00639173904.93
Difficulty 000282239115.33
Value 060194419135.13
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor received average scores regarding his enthusiasm and presentation ability, although the course material was found to be interesting and engaging, by all.


BGYD25H: Genomics
Instructor: Sauer, M. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182429295.71
Evaluations 00061356256.00
Organization 00003529356.00
Explanations 00061847296.00
Enthusiasm 0000047536.53
Teaching 00003144255.94
Workload 000313113255.31
Difficulty 00064419315.75
Value 00027407275.33
Retake Yes: 73.3%   No: 26.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students praised Professor Sauer for her enthusiasm, knowledge and sincerity and felt that she had a lot to offer in terms of enlightening students about the future, present and past perspectives of genomics. While the course covered a lot of material, students felt that the organized lectures and good teaching style made it easy to follow. Some students also felt that having different formats for each of the assignments was an interesting approach.


BGYD27H: Molecular Endocrinology
Instructor: Aarts, M. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 53.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000158605.86
Evaluations 00004343155.71
Organization 000151558155.71
Explanations 00001558296.14
Enthusiasm 0000029726.71
Teaching 0000072296.29
Workload 000151529436.00
Difficulty 0000072296.29
Value 00002929296.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students agreed that Prof. Aarts was superb, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Students also appreciated the smaller class size, which allowed for more interaction and participation; they found the course to be challenging but beneficial, and helped to improve skills for writing scientific papers. Two suggestions were to implement a course reader to aid lectures and more consistent mark updates. Students also advised that this class was very multidisciplinary, drawing from biochemistry, physiology & cell biology.


BGYD33H: Comparative Environmental Physiology
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 67
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 43.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 407143225215.24
Evaluations 4117282118144.59
Organization 4014181828215.10
Explanations 0011113528185.31
Enthusiasm 447252811254.97
Teaching 047213518185.07
Workload 000323521145.17
Difficulty 004184921115.17
Value 40438718114.74
Retake Yes: 59.0%   No: 41.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that Professor Reid was good instructor who lectured with clarity. However, students thought the biggest problem with this course were the exams. They thought they were graded unfairly as the exams were difficult to complete, citing that the exam questions were too specific, and were not too fond of the written component of the exams.


BGYD33H: Comparative Environmental Physiology
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 45.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00030422155.00
Evaluations 00025382595.17
Organization 009342513174.96
Explanations 000302530135.26
Enthusiasm 005342125135.09
Teaching 005253817135.09
Workload 000382125135.13
Difficulty 50034252594.91
Value 00542171754.70
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.2%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYD33H: Comparative Environmental Physiology
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 63
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 300103328255.59
Evaluations 50028302884.95
Organization 30052030405.97
Explanations 30032335355.95
Enthusiasm 30382833235.58
Teaching 30052040305.87
Workload 003182828205.47
Difficulty 300133030205.50
Value 300202823135.21
Retake Yes: 57.1%   No: 42.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commended Professor Reid's excellent communication skills. They also appreciated that he was well-organized. However, respondents felt that the midterm marking scheme should have been clearer.


BGYD33H: Comparative Environmental Physiology
Instructor: Reid, S. Course Enrollment: 45
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 86.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102154155.74
Evaluations 00082655115.68
Organization 000112434325.87
Explanations 00303245215.82
Enthusiasm 030114232135.39
Teaching 000112241275.84
Workload 000383318105.00
Difficulty 00024422955.16
Value 001842181294.52
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students considered Dr. Reid to be an excellent professor. Most felt that he explains concepts clearly and his lectures were well-organized. Overall most students enjoyed the course and appreciated Professor Reid's thorough knowledge of course material and felt that the course helped them develop their critical thinking skills.


BGYD45H: Animal Communication
Instructor: Mason, A. Course Enrollment: 9
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000425705.52
Evaluations 000141442285.74
Organization 00014572805.09
Explanations 000144214285.46
Enthusiasm 0000085146.08
Teaching 00002857145.80
Workload 0014144214144.90
Difficulty 000145714145.23
Value 00020602005.00
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYD51H: River Ecology
Instructor: Tavares, A. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0250075004.25
Evaluations 00025255005.25
Organization 02500500254.75
Explanations 025002525255.00
Enthusiasm 0000500506.00
Teaching 00250050255.50
Workload 0005050004.50
Difficulty 0002575004.75
Value 00250500255.00
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


BGYD51H: River Ecology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092745185.73
Evaluations 0000454595.64
Organization 000105020205.50
Explanations 00018955185.73
Enthusiasm 00018274595.45
Teaching 00091836366.00
Workload 000182718365.73
Difficulty 000362718185.18
Value 0011223322115.00
Retake Yes: 81.8%   No: 18.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students described Professor Williams as knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoyed the course. A few students felt that the lectures could have been presented in a more interesting manner.


BGYD51H: River Ecology
Instructor: Williams, D.D. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00029057145.57
Evaluations 00002929436.14
Organization 00004343145.71
Explanations 00005729145.57
Enthusiasm 000141457145.71
Teaching 00001471146.00
Workload 00071140144.57
Difficulty 00071141404.43
Value 0000860145.29
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were enthusiastic about the ability to work in the field and in the laboratory in this course and felt it was a valuable learning experience.


BGYD52H: Senior Seminar in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 5
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00200206005.20
Evaluations 0000406005.60
Organization 000202040205.60
Explanations 00020206005.40
Enthusiasm 0002008005.60
Teaching 0000406005.60
Workload 00206020004.00
Difficulty 0008020004.20
Value 0000040406.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, sufficient comments were not available for this course.


BGYD52H: Senior Seminar in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Instructor: Lovejoy, N. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00006020205.60
Evaluations 00004040205.80
Organization 00006020205.60
Explanations 00004040205.80
Enthusiasm 00004020406.00
Teaching 00004040205.80
Workload 00040402004.80
Difficulty 00040402004.80
Value 0002004005.33
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Prof. Lovejoy was interesting, knowledgeable and explained concepts well. The class was thought-provoking and beneficial. Some have suggested that the Prof. could be more available for individual consultation, but overall very commendable.


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