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22 surveys for D. James

LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 247
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 022123332195.50
Evaluations 11382536265.67
Organization 111142036275.67
Explanations 013112236275.68
Enthusiasm 025122031315.65
Teaching 012152236255.65
Workload 11348271574.70
Difficulty 11548271364.61
Value 341149161164.28
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor James to be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Professor. Most students found the TAs, the assignments, as well as the tutorials to be very helpful. The only concerns students had, was that she needed to be more firm with the noise level of students while conducting lectures.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 247
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012123534155.45
Evaluations 13492831235.47
Organization 11483434195.51
Explanations 21182339255.66
Enthusiasm 112103131255.60
Teaching 11352541255.76
Workload 002413313124.91
Difficulty 11445251584.71
Value 33849171474.42
Retake Yes: 76.1%   No: 23.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were generally pleased with the excellent notes and interactive lecture methods as well as Professor James's effective use of examples to demonstrate concepts. They were also appreciative of the useful tutorial assignment since it kept them updated on the course material for testing purposes. However, there was an alarming concern for one of the teaching assistants being ineffectual and biased.


LINA01H: General Linguistics I
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 233
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00229372485.07
Evaluations 023212934105.21
Organization 0211263417104.84
Explanations 014223627105.16
Enthusiasm 013212630195.41
Teaching 004193033145.34
Workload 01342311484.76
Difficulty 11542261884.74
Value 11645261744.62
Retake Yes: 60.4%   No: 39.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had a variety of concerns about this course. Most had no complaints regarding Professor James herself, though a few report she was too fast at times. Several students note the assignments given were frequently long and difficulty, though others appreciate their value. Many students commented on their tutorials and their TAs, apparently both very important to success in this course, and the quality seemed uneven. Some students were very pleased with their tutorials while others, probably in different sections, report they were unproductive and not helpful.


LINB05H: Practical Language Analysis: Morphology
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 86.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000162640165.60
Evaluations 03363046105.40
Organization 00062653135.70
Explanations 000202043165.60
Enthusiasm 00032350235.90
Teaching 00062350205.80
Workload 0006630304.40
Difficulty 00356301004.50
Value 00335463104.80
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor James received high praise from students in this course regarding her approachability, detailed answers to questions, and grading of assignments.


LINB05H: Practical Lanage Analysis: Morphology
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 38
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0008562685.24
Evaluations 008133026215.29
Organization 000133034215.53
Explanations 000212634175.37
Enthusiasm 00041743345.97
Teaching 00082647175.63
Workload 00068131344.43
Difficulty 00454221344.44
Value 00447142844.66
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the pace of this class to be quite fast, but not overbearing. Students also found the comments given to them on their assignments useful, and the grading of the work to be fair.


LINB05H: Practical Language Analysis: Morphology
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000104525205.60
Evaluations 00053540205.75
Organization 00053540205.75
Explanations 00004540155.70
Enthusiasm 00052040356.05
Teaching 00053050155.75
Workload 00547371104.54
Difficulty 0006332504.42
Value 00029412465.07
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor James was a dedicated professor who taught with a practical approach to linguistics. She provided many good examples to help students have a better understanding of the material. Assignments were usually graded in a week, complete with helpful, constructive comments.


LINB06H: Practical Language Analysis: Syntax
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 300222242115.31
Evaluations 30317333685.19
Organization 033192833145.28
Explanations 030192233225.50
Enthusiasm 033232029235.37
Teaching 30362644185.56
Workload 0065033834.53
Difficulty 001161171104.28
Value 00941262134.68
Retake Yes: 68.6%   No: 31.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students agreed that Deborah James is a great professor and that she is also extremely nice. Some found the lectures a little rushed. A few students found the midterm too long. In general students liked the feedback they received on exercises.


LINB06H: Practical Language Analysis: Syntax
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 56
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 022202436165.36
Evaluations 000222240165.49
Organization 011422203394.87
Explanations 042182922245.36
Enthusiasm 00092527395.95
Teaching 200132438225.60
Workload 00269161124.42
Difficulty 0026224924.47
Value 00959115164.59
Retake Yes: 71.1%   No: 28.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students clearly appreciated Professor James in this course and believe she made every effort to be sincere and approachable, even learning students. names as much as possible and making an effort to use them. Several students also note they found her lectures hard to follow at times, either because they were too fast or else too jumpy.


LINB06H: Practical Language Analysis: Syntax
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000104628155.49
Evaluations 000134133135.46
Organization 003213826135.26
Explanations 000232131265.59
Enthusiasm 000103341155.62
Teaching 000101549265.90
Workload 0006926504.36
Difficulty 0035931804.44
Value 003393015124.94
Retake Yes: 71.1%   No: 28.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course found Professor James to be direct and organized in her approach to the material and expressed confidence in the grading process and the degree of feedback they received. Some students felt that the midterm was far too long but credited the instructor for addressing this problem after the fact in a way that was generally satisfactory.


LINB06H: Practical Language Analysis Morphology
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00083342175.70
Evaluations 00812364045.20
Organization 000123232245.68
Explanations 000171350215.80
Enthusiasm 00443240205.68
Teaching 00882052125.52
Workload 00054251384.75
Difficulty 000581713134.86
Value 00639391704.71
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor James expects specific responses for homework assignments. Several students found this unfair and critical. There was no clear outline for lectures which made it confusing for students. Lectures were thorough and well-prepared.


LINB21H: Language and Society
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000212637165.47
Evaluations 005113237165.47
Organization 005261132265.47
Explanations 00053732265.79
Enthusiasm 00003226426.11
Teaching 00052632376.00
Workload 00558215114.58
Difficulty 005795554.26
Value 001637212154.63
Retake Yes: 68.4%   No: 31.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor James to be an enthusiastic lecturer. The only concern students had was that a clearer method of evaluation would have been of more help in this class.


LINB21H: Language and Society
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041962155.88
Evaluations 00004148115.70
Organization 00043041265.89
Explanations 000112633305.81
Enthusiasm 00001548376.22
Teaching 00041941376.11
Workload 0047422004.19
Difficulty 004897004.04
Value 4044841044.37
Retake Yes: 96.2%   No: 3.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed this class and seem to appreciate Professor James quite a bit. Several report that she made lectures relaxing and helped students to feel comfortable participating. The variety of material covered helped with comprehension.


LINB21H: Language and Society
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00014354275.32
Evaluations 0007355075.52
Organization 00014728506.09
Explanations 00071450285.94
Enthusiasm 00072814506.02
Teaching 000142842145.46
Workload 0006923704.33
Difficulty 0076923004.12
Value 00036362704.86
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor James to be very organized in her handouts and with the structure of the course. She was also very easy to get in touch with.


LINB22H: Sociolinguistics
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 68.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000184127145.36
Evaluations 00094532145.50
Organization 00053241235.82
Explanations 00051459236.00
Enthusiasm 00002345326.09
Teaching 00093232275.77
Workload 00068141804.50
Difficulty 0055927904.41
Value 00543381054.67
Retake Yes: 63.6%   No: 36.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
The professor was very organized, engaging and prepared for class. Her teaching style was admirable and efficient, though some felt she spent too much time on one topic. Nevertheless, her notes were always helpful and detailed. Students were very pleased with the professor's availability and her will to be of assistance at all times.


LINB22H: Sociolinguistics
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 30
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00017393965.33
Evaluations 000265311115.05
Organization 005112632265.63
Explanations 000112142265.84
Enthusiasm 00053242215.79
Teaching 005112637215.58
Workload 0507916004.05
Difficulty 050895003.95
Value 00656221704.50
Retake Yes: 72.2%   No: 27.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students applauded Professor James for her efforts in providing detailed lecture outlines and notes as guides prior to the lecture. As a study tool, it was very effective.


LINB22H: Sociolinguistics
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015463805.20
Evaluations 000382323155.20
Organization 000151546235.80
Explanations 0007761236.00
Enthusiasm 0070156975.70
Teaching 0070236175.60
Workload 000910804.20
Difficulty 0008316004.20
Value 000403010205.10
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were appreciative of Professor James' detailed feedback on grading, her general preparation, and attentiveness to student concerns.


LINB22H: Sociolinguistics
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00005017335.80
Evaluations 000331733175.34
Organization 00033170505.67
Explanations 00003317506.17
Enthusiasm 00003333335.94
Teaching 00003333335.94
Workload 0008301704.34
Difficulty 0008317004.17
Value 0000802005.20
Retake Yes: 67.0%   No: 33.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


LINC28H: Language and Gender
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00413264895.43
Evaluations 00022175295.48
Organization 00941752175.65
Explanations 00091352265.96
Enthusiasm 00041348356.13
Teaching 00041761175.91
Workload 0095726904.35
Difficulty 0096526004.17
Value 00045232754.91
Retake Yes: 82.6%   No: 17.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
The course was very interesting and enlightening. Professor James was very enthusiastic and professional. Some students wanted the class to be more engaging. Overall, the material was informative and very well presented. Students appreciated the professor for being cooperative and sincere. They would recommend this course for their peers of all subject backgrounds.


LINC28H: Language and Gender
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 56
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 60.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015364265.39
Evaluations 03024333635.09
Organization 000153036185.58
Explanations 000152742155.58
Enthusiasm 00061845306.00
Teaching 000123339155.58
Workload 0065821964.52
Difficulty 00367121264.52
Value 0633936964.58
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor James is an enthusiastic and engaging lecturer. Students appreciated the handouts provided and the high level of organization in the class. One suggestion was that the 3 hour lecture be split in two to help keep attention levels up as some students felt the class ran long.


LINC28H: Language and Gender
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 65.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00074625215.61
Evaluations 000114332145.50
Organization 000143232215.61
Explanations 00402936325.93
Enthusiasm 00003229396.07
Teaching 00003639255.89
Workload 0047118444.32
Difficulty 00116814444.21
Value 00063197114.67
Retake Yes: 61.5%   No: 38.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that Professor James did a good job in teaching the course. Some thought that the lecture time could be shortened, and the course description should mention the incorporation of women's studies.


LINC28H: Language and Gender
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000112652115.63
Evaluations 00473741115.48
Organization 00042637336.00
Explanations 00001250386.27
Enthusiasm 00041944336.07
Teaching 00001948336.15
Workload 0077415404.15
Difficulty 0047819004.15
Value 400273815155.04
Retake Yes: 84.6%   No: 15.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students give Professor James credit for her serious and professional manner that inspired confidence in the class. Questions were carefully attended to and course material explained in detail.


LINC28H: Language and Gender
Instructor: James, D. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000202540155.50
Evaluations 000303020205.30
Organization 00053540205.75
Explanations 000152525355.80
Enthusiasm 000102055155.75
Teaching 000152040255.75
Workload 00107015504.15
Difficulty 0008020004.20
Value 00056256134.76
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
This course was heavily weighted on women's issues. Test questions were found to be convoluted in wording and difficult to understand. Lectures were informative, interesting, and well-organized.


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