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15 surveys for D. Riggs

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.


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: 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.


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.


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