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28 surveys for R.I. Binnick

LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 254
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04735302014.60
Evaluations 03720322774.90
Organization 252230211714.20
Explanations 251530291144.30
Enthusiasm 7101126271064.20
Teaching 25929282134.60
Workload 0176120614.30
Difficulty 0275720914.30
Value 103393111114.80
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 43.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Quite a number of students made various comments relating to their inability to pay attention to the lectures in two-hour blocks, some even requesting that they be broken into one-hour sessions. Many students were critical of Professor Binnick's lecture style and notes, feeling that these contributed to the difficulty of the lectures. Some observed that an introductory course in linguistics is naturally going to be problematic.


LINA01Y: General Linguistics: The Theory of Language
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 188
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 311539261214.15
Evaluations 111731321234.31
Organization 001840171764.43
Explanations 062821211564.17
Enthusiasm 192521152064.15
Teaching 001134281594.62
Workload 1046818414.06
Difficulty 03649251414.36
Value 2643838284.36
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 57.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students would have liked the class to hold their attention a little better. They found the professor to be very knowledgeable but there was too much information to cover in the two hour a week class. They also found the teaching assistant's knowledge to be inconsistent.


LINA01Y: General Linguistics: The Theory of Language
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 152
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001128302654.90
Evaluations 034242928135.18
Organization 051432221884.54
Explanations 011637239134.58
Enthusiasm 047222417265.21
Teaching 105163724175.28
Workload 0136517944.38
Difficulty 01357241144.53
Value 2514362210124.52
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
At times, Professor Binnick can digress from the topic at hand, confusing students trying to grasp the new material. Perhaps packaged notes would have helped. Also, some students felt that tests were graded unfairly. This was an interesting course that could have benefited from more tutorials.


LINA02H: General Linguistics II
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 116
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 49.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 42163533744.27
Evaluations 2111724311144.20
Organization 77223115973.96
Explanations 2993629954.31
Enthusiasm 471322262074.50
Teaching 061530331164.46
Workload 0006231524.47
Difficulty 0044742704.53
Value 00228442244.98
Retake Yes: 55.8%   No: 44.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Several students commented that they had trouble following Professor Binnick's lectures, saying they were quite unorganized. Some also stated that the lectures could have better matched the assignments given.


LINA02H: General Linguistics II
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 107
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00163632784.54
Evaluations 05831321684.72
Organization 262438131354.11
Explanations 121838201384.45
Enthusiasm 1412302519104.69
Teaching 12829341594.76
Workload 1276914604.11
Difficulty 02559221114.37
Value 00848142284.74
Retake Yes: 63.0%   No: 37.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
An overwhelming percentage of students stated that the lack of tutorials in this course hindered their understanding of the material. Further, many students felt that Prof. Binnick's lectures were disorganized and unclear and that he would've done well to define important terms before giving examples. There were mixed feelings about Prof. Binnick's email policy; some felt that they received too many emails while others were happy with the amount. Many students liked the methods of evaluation, especially the exams. A few students thought that the lectures were boring but others found the professor to be very knowledgeable.


LINB17H: The Structure of English Sentences
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 84.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 061319500134.63
Evaluations 066382513134.69
Organization 77272027774.00
Explanations 002538131964.44
Enthusiasm 000134431135.44
Teaching 006313119135.00
Workload 00069191304.44
Difficulty 0005631664.63
Value 001353013204.73
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students felt that the subject matter was intriguing and that Professor Binnick is very enthusiastic about what he teaches. However, most students requested that all exercise questions be discussed in class ' due to the difficulty of the exercises. Also, several students had concerns regarding the inconsistency between the Professor's lecture material and the course text.


LINB17H: The Structure of English Sentences
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001641251604.40
Evaluations 0883333884.50
Organization 083316161684.20
Explanations 082533161604.10
Enthusiasm 80252503384.40
Teaching 00254116884.30
Workload 0005841004.40
Difficulty 0085833004.20
Value 0099452795.20
Retake Yes: 27.0%   No: 72.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course found Professor Binnick's style hard to follow and criticized the difficult material of the course that was not sufficiently explained or simplified. Some students felt the professor was difficult to approach and unable to address questions at the level required.


LINB17H: The Structure of English Words
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00020532075.10
Evaluations 00040471304.73
Organization 0075340004.33
Explanations 000274020135.19
Enthusiasm 000332013335.41
Teaching 00020274775.46
Workload 0007372004.47
Difficulty 0076027704.38
Value 0094536904.41
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Binnick taught a very interesting class with a fascinating textbook. Tests were difficult and tutorials would have been helpful when preparing for tests.


LINB18H: The Structure of English Words
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 62.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001003050105.50
Evaluations 000202040205.60
Organization 00005020305.80
Explanations 00002050306.10
Enthusiasm 00001040506.40
Teaching 00002040406.20
Workload 00108010004.00
Difficulty 0009010004.09
Value 00030202004.86
Retake Yes: 87.5%   No: 12.5%
calendar, timetable No Comments


LINB18H: The Structure of English Words
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000214321145.29
Evaluations 07021294305.00
Organization 00036213675.14
Explanations 000502114144.93
Enthusiasm 000144321215.50
Teaching 00014502975.29
Workload 0008614004.14
Difficulty 0007914074.36
Value 00235423004.00
Retake Yes: 91.7%   No: 8.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Binnick's sincere efforts and depth of knowledge. One student comments 'I often think of [the class] as I go through my daily life encountering words.' Several expressed a desire to see overhead slides posted on the intranet and available in advance of the appropriate class, to aid in note-taking.


LINB18H: The Structure of English Words
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 60650251204.20
Evaluations 661218252564.50
Organization 1201818311264.20
Explanations 66631182564.50
Enthusiasm 12612181812184.40
Teaching 606252525124.90
Workload 0606825004.10
Difficulty 0666812604.10
Value 0604046604.50
Retake Yes: 53.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


LINC06H: Language Change
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 78.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00037461904.82
Evaluations 00046282804.82
Organization 000195519105.18
Explanations 0010282828105.00
Enthusiasm 0010103737105.27
Teaching 00028373705.09
Workload 0006437004.36
Difficulty 00046461004.64
Value 0005528004.33
Retake Yes: 54.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students felt that Professor Binnick was an excellent instructor who consistently lectured with enthusiasm with regards to the lecture material. Many found that the course was well-presented, incorporating examples and class discussions regularly. Some students felt that the course text did not explain concepts clearly, and felt that another text or supplementary readings could have been assigned. One suggestion students had for Professor Binnick was to include more assignments as a better indicator of studentsí progress, rather than using one large term paper.


LINC06H: Language Change
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 30
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 70.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002438291004.24
Evaluations 00038481404.76
Organization 0101924242404.33
Explanations 05243329554.19
Enthusiasm 550103535105.10
Teaching 00040352504.85
Workload 0007124054.38
Difficulty 0004348554.71
Value 502132261604.21
Retake Yes: 42.1%   No: 57.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students thought that Professor Binnick was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his teaching. However, many felt that a different textbook would be more appropriate for the course, and that the current readings were not adequate in helping prepare for tests. Students also suggested that Professor Binnick should use more clear, specific examples when explaining concepts.


LINC06H: Language Change
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00823313185.08
Evaluations 08038153804.77
Organization 002315461504.54
Explanations 002338152304.38
Enthusiasm 00838232384.85
Teaching 001523381584.77
Workload 0006231804.46
Difficulty 000461515235.15
Value 001717428174.92
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students report they felt a bit confused regarding expectations in this course. Feelings about the course text varied but students appreciated material made available on-line through the intranet. Several students noted that material applicable to assignments should be covered in lectures before the assignments are due rather than after.


LINC06H: Language Change
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 81.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0053361004.52
Evaluations 011527332204.42
Organization 0111122441104.29
Explanations 0511112733114.97
Enthusiasm 00552233335.74
Teaching 00516383804.97
Workload 0056127504.24
Difficulty 00550271604.46
Value 001850181204.16
Retake Yes: 44.0%   No: 55.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that the course was weighted incorrectly with too much of an emphasis on participation and group work.


LINC08H: Language History
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 57.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000050256.33
Evaluations 00250250255.00
Organization 00002525256.00
Explanations 0000025506.67
Enthusiasm 000007506.00
Teaching 00002525256.00
Workload 0005025004.33
Difficulty 0000502505.33
Value 00025252505.00
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, sufficient comments were not available for this course.


LINC08H: Language History
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 87.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002129143604.64
Evaluations 00144336704.36
Organization 07212143704.21
Explanations 003614292104.36
Enthusiasm 70021145075.14
Teaching 002121362104.57
Workload 0077114704.21
Difficulty 0005036774.71
Value 002921361404.36
Retake Yes: 35.7%   No: 64.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
A few students commented that the material was interesting; however, some felt that the assignments given were too vague.


LINC08H: Language History
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 10
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00175033004.17
Evaluations 00175033004.17
Organization 00176717004.00
Explanations 001750171704.33
Enthusiasm 00067171704.50
Teaching 0008317004.17
Workload 0006733004.33
Difficulty 0006733004.33
Value 001733331704.50
Retake Yes: 0.0%   No: 100.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were generally unsatisfied with the course, and felt that it could have been taught in a more interesting way.


LINC08H: Language History
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001237371204.41
Evaluations 00050371204.57
Organization 0001000004.00
Explanations 00075121204.32
Enthusiasm 000123737125.39
Teaching 00012503705.20
Workload 0007128004.24
Difficulty 0007128004.24
Value 00050163304.78
Retake Yes: 66.0%   No: 33.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that the discussion in the course didn't go as well as the professor would have liked and found that the same people were always speaking. They would have appreciated more direction and feedback from their tests.


LINC12H: Semantics: The Study of Meaning
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 84.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000372819105.00
Evaluations 001902837105.20
Organization 00019195505.40
Explanations 0019102828105.00
Enthusiasm 000194610195.30
Teaching 000192837105.40
Workload 0006428004.30
Difficulty 00019373705.20
Value 00028281004.71
Retake Yes: 30.0%   No: 70.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students felt that Professor Binnick was an excellent instructor who communicated the course material with enthusiasm. Many students appreciated his knowledge and his willingness to share that knowledge with the class. They also acknowledged how helpful he was, and when students emailed him questions, he explained the answer to the question to the class as well. However, some students expressed a concern over the difficulty of course material. Overall, students commended Professor Binnick for providing them with an enjoyable classroom experience.


LINC12H: Semantics: The Study of Meaning
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00060301004.50
Evaluations 000303030105.20
Organization 01010401020104.50
Explanations 002020105004.90
Enthusiasm 000103030305.80
Teaching 00020305005.30
Workload 0008020004.20
Difficulty 00060300104.60
Value 010050300104.40
Retake Yes: 55.6%   No: 44.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt that this was a fast-paced course and would have preferred more class hours to adequately cover the material.


LINC12H: Semantics: The Study of Meaning
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 06650191904.38
Evaluations 6019381313134.38
Organization 001938191964.56
Explanations 019644131364.13
Enthusiasm 00631446134.88
Teaching 06631311964.69
Workload 0006925604.38
Difficulty 00650619194.94
Value 601350019134.44
Retake Yes: 33.3%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students strongly feel they needed more examples in this course either during lectures or through the text and many report the text was not helpful or effective. Several felt that different assignments and a lack of part-marks for answers contributed to an unfair grading scheme. Some students did credit Professor Binnick with making himself exceptionally available, however, particularly via the internet.


LINC12H: Semantics: The Study of Meaning
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 91.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00923332844.80
Evaluations 44023233844.75
Organization 00933331944.66
Explanations 50030253554.95
Enthusiasm 000144719195.38
Teaching 00942842145.33
Workload 0008510504.20
Difficulty 00050401004.60
Value 0055829504.22
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students would have liked to have notes available online, and found that there was overlap between this course and other linguistic courses.


LINC14H: Pragmatics
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00010801005.00
Evaluations 00020503005.10
Organization 001010602004.90
Explanations 002020402004.60
Enthusiasm 000106020105.30
Teaching 00020503005.10
Workload 0008002004.40
Difficulty 00030400305.30
Value 001030105005.00
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The majority of students describe Professor Binnick as patient and always willing to help students. They also felt that it would have been beneficial to have more practice/homework questions to prepare them.


LINC18H: Writing Systems
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00034421704.82
Evaluations 00994217175.27
Organization 09917342504.64
Explanations 00925421704.73
Enthusiasm 00092542175.73
Teaching 009173417175.18
Workload 00059171704.55
Difficulty 00034252595.09
Value 0095901704.30
Retake Yes: 45.5%   No: 54.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Binnick's enthusiasm and felt that he crafted a valuable learning experience. However, some students found that the professor attempted to cover far too much material and that he often went off topic.


LINC18H: Writing Systems
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 86.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 050421626114.89
Evaluations 0532211616114.37
Organization 505373211114.63
Explanations 0011264211114.84
Enthusiasm 000163737115.42
Teaching 500372126114.89
Workload 0057916004.11
Difficulty 0005837054.53
Value 05032263704.89
Retake Yes: 61.1%   No: 38.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had a lot of differing opinions regarding this course. Some felt that the questions on assignments were unclear and weren't covered in class, while others thought they were an excellent method of evaluation. A few students complained that the professor went off on too many tangents during his lecture, but most agreed that he is an expert in this field. Several students also complained about the organization of the course, citing the fact that it wasn't in sync with the text.


LIND14H: Pragmatics
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00170175005.20
Evaluations 17000501704.40
Organization 001703417345.50
Explanations 000171734175.60
Enthusiasm 001701734175.40
Teaching 001701734175.40
Workload 001734170174.59
Difficulty 00034173405.00
Value 17003403404.20
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


LIND14H: Pragmatics
Instructor: Binnick, R.I. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000208005.80
Evaluations 000202040205.60
Organization 00002040406.20
Explanations 00002040406.20
Enthusiasm 0000400606.20
Teaching 0000080206.20
Workload 0008020004.20
Difficulty 0008020004.20
Value 00020404005.20
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Binnick performed well as an instructor and appreciated his use of real-world examples. However, students would have appreciated it had they had more assignments throughout the term rather than a final paper due at the end of the semester.


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