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11 surveys for L. Ellis

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.


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: 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.


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: 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.


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