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10 surveys for J.M. Kennedy

PSYA01Y: Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 224
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 55.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000223033115.13
Evaluations 004163531115.14
Organization 115213621114.85
Explanations 004162626265.44
Enthusiasm 00041337446.11
Teaching 00082439265.68
Workload 22454231014.16
Difficulty 02451251244.45
Value 010243524135.08
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kennedy made class interesting through his enthusiasm, his good use of examples, and his involvement of the students. Overall, the students had an enjoyable learning experience from a great teacher who showed that he really cares about his students.


PSYA01Y: Introduction to Psychology
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 253
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 50.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 121533261854.60
Evaluations 22739301464.59
Organization 781928221064.04
Explanations 2516272119104.57
Enthusiasm 123112234275.61
Teaching 355261927144.87
Workload 02546261754.70
Difficulty 02237381554.73
Value 012333321105.01
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the material interesting and appreciated the use of examples. The website was very helpful. Class time and course material was disorganized, making note-taking difficult. Kennedy was widely available for consultation and help. Students recognized and appreciated the amount of time, energy and effort Dr. Kennedy put into the course.


PSYB51H: Perception and Cognition
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 119
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 45.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 4410172521235.04
Evaluations 2410193215215.00
Organization 628152523255.13
Explanations 404123019325.49
Enthusiasm 002101317586.21
Teaching 208101926385.69
Workload 20460151384.54
Difficulty 00443341564.76
Value 208252515154.98
Retake Yes: 67.9%   No: 32.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Kennedy to be an enthusiastic and passionate instructor. Nonetheless, some students found his lecture material to be a tad disorganized.


PSYB51H: Perception and Cognition
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 27
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102540255.80
Evaluations 00052545255.90
Organization 000262131215.42
Explanations 000102045255.85
Enthusiasm 00051020656.45
Teaching 0005535556.40
Workload 00070201004.40
Difficulty 0054742054.48
Value 0055701704.87
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kennedy was enthusiastic in lectures and was always available for consultation; it was evident that he really cared for his students. Students liked the reports and optional exams because it gave them the opportunity to decide how they will be evaluated.


PSYB51H: Perception and Cognition
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Fall 2001 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 65.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00913353595.30
Evaluations 04043048135.53
Organization 409302222134.84
Explanations 040223017265.30
Enthusiasm 0000930616.52
Teaching 04002235396.01
Workload 0007318904.36
Difficulty 00055271454.74
Value 0015352020104.75
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students really enjoyed the methods of evaluation used by Professor Kennedy. The idea of optional exams and in-class assignments were especially appealing. Break-time activities made students want to stay in class. Students had a great appreciation for the instructor's efforts, complementing the learning experience.


PSYC54H: Cognition and Representation
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 53.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0008836506.29
Evaluations 00001522656.50
Organization 00015822586.21
Explanations 00002215656.43
Enthusiasm 000080936.86
Teaching 000088866.79
Workload 00043292904.86
Difficulty 00029224385.29
Value 0008029506.42
Retake Yes: 78.5%   No: 21.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Kennedy's enthusiasm infectious and they thoroughly enjoyed his class, especially his mini demos of experiments. Students consider him to be a very approachable, intelligent, and an engaging lecturer.


PSYC54H: Cognition and Representation
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 99
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 50.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0410121832205.29
Evaluations 0015122226225.31
Organization 248121636185.25
Explanations 04462030325.71
Enthusiasm 0004822626.48
Teaching 006101232365.85
Workload 0026024664.53
Difficulty 00236341884.94
Value 062341622124.89
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Prof. Kennedy was a very passionate, knowledgeable, approachable, and inspiring professor who was well-loved by his students. It is worth noting that he responded to emails very quickly. Some students found the lectures hard to follow and confusing with frequent changes of topic. A couple students pointed out too much weight was placed on the final exam. Overall, students enjoyed the course very much, and were honoured to be Prof. Kennedy’s students.


PSYC54H: Cognition and Representation
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 79.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0012183525105.04
Evaluations 0214163524104.94
Organization 0101425242264.51
Explanations 048253516124.86
Enthusiasm 00261435436.12
Teaching 046102539165.37
Workload 00460231304.45
Difficulty 00240341764.85
Value 00547261954.72
Retake Yes: 56.5%   No: 43.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students definitely appreciated Professor Kennedy's passion for the course and his initiative to get to know students. However, they felt that it would be effective if the PowerPoint slides were posted before class. Students felt that one of the Teaching Assistants for this course, Igor, taught very well and noted the fact that he held extra office hours. Students recommended that Juan, another TA, speak louder and go slower, as she was a bit difficult to understand.


PSYC54H: Cognition and Representation
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Winter 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 79.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0003405335.51
Evaluations 00093639155.55
Organization 0009404095.39
Explanations 00051750265.87
Enthusiasm 0000321756.66
Teaching 0000666276.15
Workload 0064145604.43
Difficulty 00027511834.92
Value 000253720165.17
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Kennedy used many interesting demonstrations in class which helped to foster a greater understanding of the subject matter.


PSYC54H: Cognition and Representation
Instructor: Kennedy, J.M. Course Enrollment: 41
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00313314495.40
Evaluations 03613284195.25
Organization 006252225225.32
Explanations 003133116385.78
Enthusiasm 0003622696.57
Teaching 00391334416.01
Workload 0036328604.37
Difficulty 00031412535.00
Value 000362525145.17
Retake Yes: 53.0%   No: 47.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed the instructor's efforts to keep the class interesting. The use of hmour was a needed interuption from the rather dry course material. Kennedy wrote the course textbook and therefore brought a level of expertise to the course that could not be duplicated by other professors.


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