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20 surveys for S. Joordens

PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 482
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00241244386.12
Evaluations 236143026195.24
Organization 00031539436.19
Explanations 0002928606.46
Enthusiasm 0001722706.62
Teaching 00031029586.41
Workload 02453261234.55
Difficulty 00240341774.87
Value 000202629255.58
Retake Yes: 91.8%   No: 8.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens is a personable and enthusiastic Professor who is credited as making the lecture material interesting even for those who would normally find it otherwise. The only common complaint was that the RTCP assignments were felt to be an unfair representation of knowledge due to the fact that they were being peer evaluated.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 866
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 53.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01172640255.77
Evaluations 327153226155.10
Organization 00082341275.84
Explanations 10161632456.12
Enthusiasm 00031430526.29
Teaching 10041739396.06
Workload 10550261164.57
Difficulty 00239341594.89
Value 102192823265.48
Retake Yes: 83.9%   No: 16.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens is an energetic and engaging Professor whose enthusiasm for teaching is appreciated by almost all who commented. Students didn't like the peer evaluated RTCP assignments and felt this was an unfair method of grading.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 298
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 51.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 100143041145.54
Evaluations 22417313775.12
Organization 001123933155.50
Explanations 01182539275.82
Enthusiasm 00072035376.03
Teaching 01263041215.71
Workload 01452231384.66
Difficulty 00349291354.68
Value 001162728295.68
Retake Yes: 80.5%   No: 19.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens is an enthusiastic and engaging Professor. Students thoroughly enjoyed the lectures. Many students had concerns with the grading of the RTCP assignments citing that TAs should be marking them and not other first year students.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 464
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10022242326.00
Evaluations 228182930135.13
Organization 00151634436.11
Explanations 0012927616.44
Enthusiasm 0011820716.60
Teaching 00121332526.33
Workload 01646261474.66
Difficulty 00237331894.92
Value 000232525265.51
Retake Yes: 90.3%   No: 9.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students have a lot to say about this course. As always they approve of Professor Joordens personally, citing his energy, enthusiasm, and simple ability to keep everyone awake in a 9am lecture. Student still disapprove of the peer grading system represented by RTCP and are almost unanimous in requesting it be scrapped. Students frequently refer to the difficulty of the material with some frustration but tend not to blame this on the instruction they receive. Several students commented that tricky wording on exam questions might end up testing English comprehension more than it tests course knowledge.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 738
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 41.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00182143265.83
Evaluations 218173026155.09
Organization 11072239305.83
Explanations 00051131526.28
Enthusiasm 00141129556.32
Teaching 10151542366.01
Workload 00355211554.63
Difficulty 012373118104.94
Value 001221827315.63
Retake Yes: 81.8%   No: 18.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this web-based section of Professor Joordens. course were comfortable with the format of their learning and with the on-line experience. Apart from the general complaints with the RTCP experiment (peer grading) most were happy with the course. Students do agree with the idea behind the small, frequent writing assignments and the stated goals of training critical thinking, writing skills, etc. They see merit in the plan, but greatly dislike the peer evaluation aspect.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 224
Session: Summer 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 87.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011102940195.62
Evaluations 235213127104.99
Organization 111132438245.68
Explanations 01041931446.12
Enthusiasm 00131530526.29
Teaching 11172139315.90
Workload 1265526934.41
Difficulty 01659191414.41
Value 000222923255.51
Retake Yes: 86.1%   No: 13.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with Professor Joordens and their on-line learning experience, noting that they learned a lot in the course and were able to apply it. Many students were dissatisfied and concerned about the graded course elements, however, focusing in particular on assignments and peer-grading which they felt was subjective and unfair.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 383
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 82.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001123034235.65
Evaluations 115203324175.21
Organization 010102937235.72
Explanations 01061538406.08
Enthusiasm 00071431476.16
Teaching 00171341376.07
Workload 22850211254.43
Difficulty 01144291864.78
Value 002212025325.63
Retake Yes: 86.2%   No: 13.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this on-line course noted that Professor Joordens is a very interesting lecturer and that he is always available to answer students' questions and concerns. Some students expressed a desire to access lectures later, and suggested that a specific time-frame in which to view them was unnecessary. A number of students questioned the testing format, which was two multiple-choice format tests, each worth 50% of the final.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 463
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031845326.10
Evaluations 114213125145.20
Organization 00031338436.20
Explanations 0001629616.50
Enthusiasm 0001621716.60
Teaching 0001630616.50
Workload 1165422844.40
Difficulty 11146301274.70
Value 000152733235.60
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were greatly impressed with Professor Joordens' approach to learning and his anecdotes and examples in class. He helped clarify many theories and made the class more enjoyable. Students suggest more evaluation as two exams were not enough to adequately test their knowledge of the course materials. Students also recommend a tutorial session with the professor to help them interact more with the instructor and their fellow peers.


PSYA01H: Introductory Psychology: Part I
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 867
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 93.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092442235.80
Evaluations 126183224135.10
Organization 00172338285.80
Explanations 00041238436.20
Enthusiasm 00031032526.30
Teaching 00041439406.10
Workload 13551221044.40
Difficulty 01343301654.70
Value 001172430265.60
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 282
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031650306.02
Evaluations 00182345205.60
Organization 00021242436.21
Explanations 0002934536.28
Enthusiasm 0001727626.35
Teaching 0001736536.26
Workload 0046418924.26
Difficulty 00256241334.49
Value 000162240205.54
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 298
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031449326.00
Evaluations 002142840135.33
Organization 0001843456.17
Explanations 0000537576.46
Enthusiasm 0000429656.49
Teaching 0000638536.29
Workload 0035723944.34
Difficulty 00050311434.60
Value 000152336235.52
Retake Yes: 95.0%   No: 4.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 271
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 80.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 101163234115.09
Evaluations 00723292874.75
Organization 001102837205.45
Explanations 10282233305.57
Enthusiasm 00192132335.67
Teaching 00172735275.65
Workload 02451221524.34
Difficulty 00650221354.41
Value 003163227195.28
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 181
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 74.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00162242265.71
Evaluations 012102436235.45
Organization 00042236345.80
Explanations 00021634446.00
Enthusiasm 00021133506.11
Teaching 00031633466.12
Workload 32948201134.13
Difficulty 23747241414.28
Value 001212627245.47
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 201
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 34 Percent Response: 59.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00122347235.69
Evaluations 004112838175.43
Organization 00051642366.04
Explanations 00021437456.15
Enthusiasm 00021125596.26
Teaching 00031443386.06
Workload 1284824774.32
Difficulty 06449231234.28
Value 010104128185.41
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 6.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens was a great teacher who made the class very interesting and enjoyable through his display of enthusiasm in the course material. Students left the course with a deeper understanding of the subject matter.


PSYA01Y: Introduction to Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 300
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 44.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01062453165.80
Evaluations 214163231145.24
Organization 00241247356.09
Explanations 0003939496.34
Enthusiasm 0012746446.30
Teaching 1003944436.23
Workload 11245301474.72
Difficulty 02243292234.80
Value 000213727155.36
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Joordens to be organized and approachable. His use of examples clearly illustrated concepts necessary for the successful completion of the course. Colloquial use of terms to describe developmentally disabled individuals was not looked favorably upon by students. There was a large quantity of material that needed to be memorized, but the workload for the course was average for an introductory course. Overall, the course was an enjoyable experience for most students.


PSYA02H: Introductory Psychology: Part II
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 60 Percent Response: 84.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00163734205.70
Evaluations 011124427125.30
Organization 00042732356.00
Explanations 00012426476.20
Enthusiasm 00031827506.30
Teaching 00012330446.20
Workload 33106013634.10
Difficulty 0065927604.30
Value 000232130255.60
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Joordens' unique lecturing style and his use of relevant examples and mediums. They appreciated the flexibility afforded to them due to the online nature of the course. Students, however, recommended a tutorial to increase the interactions with the professor and their fellow students, which would have helped them academically.


PSYB07H: Data Analysis in Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 205
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051849275.90
Evaluations 013142337235.65
Organization 003132536235.63
Explanations 00292338295.88
Enthusiasm 00021940396.16
Teaching 00031737446.27
Workload 01350341214.60
Difficulty 01235351984.93
Value 100373022105.01
Retake Yes: 55.0%   No: 45.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Joordens was a wonderful public speaker and had an entertaining personality. His modesty helped students understand the material and feel comfortable asking questions during class. More examples of mathematical/statistical concepts would have been helpful. A break in the two-hour class would have been appreciated, despite the effective use of time. Overall, Joordens made unexciting material exciting.


PSYC08H: Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 92
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061945295.90
Evaluations 00082240305.92
Organization 003182829225.49
Explanations 00081046366.10
Enthusiasm 00031228586.46
Teaching 00001636496.39
Workload 00453261434.59
Difficulty 00437322084.96
Value 020233923135.20
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Joordens received ratings higher than the average, with reference to communication of course goals, methods of evaluation and teaching ability. Students frequently described how eager they were to attending class.


PSYD58H: The Scientific Study of Conscious and Unconscious Influences
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00024294705.24
Evaluations 006123535125.35
Organization 00031442504.94
Explanations 000241235295.71
Enthusiasm 00661829415.94
Teaching 000121247295.94
Workload 00038381964.94
Difficulty 00041292464.94
Value 600193813255.19
Retake Yes: 64.7%   No: 35.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students who commented thoroughly enjoyed this course and felt it to be a valuable learning experience. Professor Joordens provided a variety of thought provoking assignments that went beyond simple examinations.


PSYD58H: The Scientific Study of Conscious and Unconscious Influences
Instructor: Joordens, S. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000675196.10
Evaluations 0000681136.07
Organization 00005038135.69
Explanations 00001338506.43
Enthusiasm 000066886.82
Teaching 0000044566.56
Workload 00056191964.75
Difficulty 00038382504.92
Value 001010300505.70
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Joordens' use of his personal experiences and his knowledge added to his ability to convey enthusiasm and interest in the subject matter. The seminar format of the class made up for some difficulties reading the primary literature and allowed for a better interaction between the instructor and students. Joordens was an engaging and stimulating speaker and teacher.


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