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13 surveys for M. Lin

PHLA01Y: Fundamental Questions of Philosophy
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172650145.59
Evaluations 004123135155.30
Organization 000152637205.52
Explanations 00062832325.80
Enthusiasm 00141243375.96
Teaching 00011750305.99
Workload 0337314414.08
Difficulty 0146316844.22
Value 31137182874.63
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students really liked Lin, but found that the discussions in class often went off topic. Described as an enthusiastic professor, Lin brought a lot of insight to the class.


PHLA01Y: Fundamental Questions of Philosophy
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Winter 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 62.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042256196.00
Evaluations 00072252195.83
Organization 00071948265.93
Explanations 00041148376.18
Enthusiasm 00015744335.90
Teaching 00041152336.14
Workload 4447811003.91
Difficulty 0077022004.11
Value 400293321135.02
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
This was a very enjoyable course. Students found Professor Lin's teaching style to be inspirational, promoting discussion and thought. The tests reflected the material taught in class.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 378
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 112193137125.34
Evaluations 316322920104.80
Organization 101102940195.63
Explanations 011102042265.80
Enthusiasm 20392338265.68
Teaching 001102043265.82
Workload 14116711514.04
Difficulty 12349331124.50
Value 023322324165.13
Retake Yes: 73.7%   No: 26.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lin is well organized and an effective communicator. His Slides are noted as being quite helpful. Students felt that the mid-term was to short and was not comprehensive enough. Overall students enjoyed this class.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 452
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01115403495.31
Evaluations 11716402955.04
Organization 004103131225.57
Explanations 116143128205.39
Enthusiasm 124123231185.37
Teaching 003123131235.59
Workload 129718724.13
Difficulty 01939311554.65
Value 201402320144.99
Retake Yes: 72.5%   No: 27.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Lin for his eloquent and well structured lectures. Some students commented that while they appreciated his on-line notes they would be more useful if they were posted with a bit more lead time before lectures. Some felt the material was inherently dull and/or difficult but did not blame Professor Lin for this and felt he made the best of it.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 391
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 47.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011153733115.30
Evaluations 12927361564.70
Organization 011153728155.40
Explanations 023142732185.40
Enthusiasm 165162924175.10
Teaching 001172935145.40
Workload 24155613534.00
Difficulty 01441341244.70
Value 003262724175.30
Retake Yes: 63.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students appreciated Professor Lin's detailed notes, which were available on-line, and made suggestions for improving that system even further. Students had deep concerns, however, about the system of evaluation, which included only one quiz in addition to a heavily weighted paper and final exam, feeling this was excessive for an A-level course. Too much repetition between the content of the lectures and the content of the readings was also cited as an issue, though many appreciated Lin's ability to simplify complex topics from the readings.


PHLB05H: Social Issues
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000192244165.60
Evaluations 00062250225.88
Organization 000131350255.92
Explanations 0000947446.35
Enthusiasm 0000650446.38
Teaching 0000356426.45
Workload 0307419304.15
Difficulty 03137110303.97
Value 04084625175.39
Retake Yes: 97.0%   No: 3.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lin was an excellent teacher who was very knowledge of his material. He was fair when he graded the exams. He was personable and approachable. Unfortunately, the syllabus of the course was somewhat vague.


PHLB31H: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 76
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00093541155.62
Evaluations 00062938265.85
Organization 000213232155.41
Explanations 00032944245.88
Enthusiasm 00033532295.88
Teaching 00032947215.85
Workload 0037018634.36
Difficulty 0005536364.61
Value 00028313195.22
Retake Yes: 90.6%   No: 9.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Several students said they enjoyed the course and found the material interesting, and at times, entertaining.


PHLB31H: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 72
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 300183833105.25
Evaluations 00313403885.35
Organization 008252030185.25
Explanations 000202528285.63
Enthusiasm 030133033235.58
Teaching 50053033285.63
Workload 00107513304.08
Difficulty 0056328504.33
Value 00114927584.51
Retake Yes: 79.5%   No: 20.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
For the most part students were quite happy with this course though reactions varied considerably. Most felt Professor Lin was effective and made particular efforts to be available for office hours and via e-mail. Some suggested his vocabulary in class might be toned down a bit to help reach students. A few commented that their experiences with the TA were less positive.


PHLB35H: Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 103
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 40.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002193631125.31
Evaluations 000244314195.29
Organization 005144329105.24
Explanations 000122933265.74
Enthusiasm 00073239225.76
Teaching 000171938265.74
Workload 0527315224.15
Difficulty 0275724274.38
Value 005482313134.80
Retake Yes: 84.6%   No: 15.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, comments were not available for this course.


PHLB60H: Metaphysics
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 126
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 022133335155.43
Evaluations 22052948145.59
Organization 00763335195.52
Explanations 02272729345.80
Enthusiasm 00273631245.67
Teaching 00463530265.69
Workload 02205691304.11
Difficulty 04450201494.64
Value 008252024245.29
Retake Yes: 79.6%   No: 20.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Other than Professor Lin being a good instructor and a few individual complaints, not many comments were made.


PHLB60H: Metaphysics
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 97.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002133825195.31
Evaluations 005192730165.18
Organization 00084222255.49
Explanations 00502230415.92
Enthusiasm 00082029415.93
Teaching 00082240285.78
Workload 0087414204.02
Difficulty 00247271384.63
Value 036133616235.13
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed this class and found the professor to be energetic and interesting. Students found him to be very clear and concise.


PHLC20H: Topics in the Theory of Knowledge
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000965266.17
Evaluations 0004071256.17
Organization 00092235355.96
Explanations 00041333506.29
Enthusiasm 0004838506.33
Teaching 0004458336.21
Workload 0407181704.33
Difficulty 000292138135.33
Value 04033382144.83
Retake Yes: 91.3%   No: 8.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lin explained concepts clearly and was quite engaging to listen to. He was very attentive to questions and overall performed quite effectively as a University instructor.


PHLC60H: Topics in Metaphysics
Instructor: Lin, M. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 70.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00813373755.18
Evaluations 00511502685.21
Organization 30526342484.92
Explanations 305182137165.29
Enthusiasm 00354532165.53
Teaching 00533742135.55
Workload 0006624834.47
Difficulty 000243429135.32
Value 530261637135.08
Retake Yes: 52.6%   No: 47.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Lin made every effort to help them with this course but the material was so dense they had difficulties regardless. There were few suggestions on how to address this, and it may be metaphysics is simply a challenging subject in any context.


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