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19 surveys for S. Bamford

ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 198
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 41.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 104182738125.32
Evaluations 201182932175.35
Organization 212212132215.34
Explanations 012122141225.65
Enthusiasm 215152135215.39
Teaching 104162637175.43
Workload 00244301594.83
Difficulty 0056616854.41
Value 005302220235.27
Retake Yes: 78.5%   No: 21.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students thought that the professor was great and explained concepts well. However, not all liked her lecture style. Some found her "word-for-word" dictation of notes boring and even frustrating; a few suggested the use of PowerPoint or overhead notes in class. On the other hand, some students liked the professor's style and found it easy to follow. Most thought the material for the course interesting and informative, however some found it too specific for a survey course. A few also thought the work load to be a bit too heavy. Although a few did appreciate the tutorials and thought the T.A. great, tutorials did not seem to be helpful in general, with a number of students complaining about the T.A. not knowing much about what the professor taught in class. Some also thought the midterm asked insignificant questions in regard to the course material and was dissatisfied with the marking. Overall, most enjoyed the course although a few were disappointed.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 203
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 42.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 101124329145.38
Evaluations 11514373395.20
Organization 005163429165.36
Explanations 005103334195.51
Enthusiasm 10519313865.17
Teaching 006123434145.39
Workload 0025434814.52
Difficulty 0065832504.35
Value 104283125115.06
Retake Yes: 86.9%   No: 13.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bamford was a great professor and many students commended that she communicated concepts clearly in lectures, although some thought she lacked enthusiasm, perhaps due to her laid-back style. Lectures were mostly verbal with no visual aids, leading to a relatively slow pace. A significant number of students expressed that it would be more desirable if the professor made use of the intranet instead of handing notes out in lectures which delayed the class. The material was generally interesting although some thought the load was slightly too much. Reactions towards the tutorials were divided - some found them helpful while some thought it a waste of time and should not be made compulsory; some even pointed out that the TAs did not know anything about the lectures. The midterm consisted of both MC questions and short answers, which some students thought fair. But some mentioned it focused mainly on readings and very little on lectures. Students generally found the course interesting and enjoyable.


ANTB01H: Political Ecology
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 77.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182940115.44
Evaluations 040181547155.48
Organization 00043629255.81
Explanations 00042240366.07
Enthusiasm 00401543366.11
Teaching 000112247115.64
Workload 00043291844.81
Difficulty 0006525404.35
Value 00422222985.17
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 32.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that this course was extremely interesting and often forced them to think critically. They praised Professor Bamford?s use of examples and her clear teaching style. However, some thought that the weighting of the essay in the course was a major drawback.


ANTB01H: Political Ecology
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 77.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182940115.44
Evaluations 040181547155.48
Organization 00043629255.81
Explanations 00042240366.07
Enthusiasm 00401543366.11
Teaching 000112247115.64
Workload 00043291844.81
Difficulty 0006525404.35
Value 00422222985.17
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 32.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that this course was extremely interesting and often forced them to think critically. They praised Professor Bamford’s use of examples and her clear teaching style. However, some thought that the weighting of the essay in the course was a major drawback.


ANTB01H: Political Ecology
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000112435305.84
Evaluations 00052743245.86
Organization 00033131345.97
Explanations 00002438386.14
Enthusiasm 00302236396.08
Teaching 00003129406.09
Workload 00043242484.97
Difficulty 0006029934.54
Value 000242433185.45
Retake Yes: 83.3%   No: 16.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally regarded Professor Bamford as a great instructor and found the course to be interesting. Several also noted that the final assignment was 'a lot of fun' and 'awesome'. Some students remarked that the number of readings was a little overwhelming at times.


ANTB01H: Political Ecology
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 63
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00443036265.77
Evaluations 00092849135.66
Organization 002113025325.74
Explanations 00261540386.06
Enthusiasm 00222632386.02
Teaching 00242536345.96
Workload 00067151344.54
Difficulty 0026521844.46
Value 002203520245.43
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated the content of this course as thought-provoking and topical. Many cited this as an enjoyable course. Most appreciated Professor Bamford's instruction and many noted that course readings were incorporated significantly into lecture material though opinions were divided between those students who found this repetitive and uninteresting and those who found it helped them to understand concepts better.


ANTB01H: Political Ecology
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052952145.76
Evaluations 000144132145.45
Organization 00003250185.86
Explanations 00052741275.91
Enthusiasm 00002433436.19
Teaching 00002755185.91
Workload 00032471654.95
Difficulty 00553212104.58
Value 000213226215.47
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bamford is very knowledgeable and conveys the course material thoughtfully and enthusiastically. Students noted their enjoyment of this course, however many students noted that there was a significant number of readings.


ANTC05H: Culture, Science and Biotechnology: Redefining the ‘Natural’ Order of Things
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00062244285.94
Evaluations 00003247215.89
Organization 000112142265.84
Explanations 0000542536.47
Enthusiasm 00001132586.47
Teaching 00001158326.21
Workload 00058261154.63
Difficulty 0055832504.37
Value 00022333965.28
Retake Yes: 94.7%   No: 5.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commented on Professor Bamford's enthusiasm and ability to engage the material in a fun and light manner. Students found the course material interesting and like the wide range of topics. Professor Bamford was very helpful and approachable and her great attitude helped in facilitating great discussions in the class.


ANTC09H: Families: Kinship and Marriage from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 30
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003540205.84
Evaluations 00053045155.74
Organization 00003030356.05
Explanations 00001540406.26
Enthusiasm 00002045306.11
Teaching 00002030456.26
Workload 00056251504.58
Difficulty 00550251004.44
Value 000103015155.50
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 6.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bamford to be an enthusiastic communicator, which made the course material seem very interesting. However, the students suggested that she should try to increase the amount of student-professor correspondence via the Intranet in the form of notes or a discussion board.


ANTC09H: Families: Kinship and Marriage from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 68.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052142346.04
Evaluations 50001742386.00
Organization 00003438305.96
Explanations 00052530426.08
Enthusiasm 00002134466.25
Teaching 00051342426.21
Workload 000463013134.92
Difficulty 00055301354.67
Value 000252513215.35
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ANTC09H: Families: Kinship and Marriage from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000048536.53
Evaluations 0000669276.21
Organization 0000648486.42
Explanations 0000043586.58
Enthusiasm 0006637536.37
Teaching 0000643536.47
Workload 00058321104.53
Difficulty 0008516004.16
Value 000112727225.69
Retake Yes: 93.8%   No: 6.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ANTC14H: Feminism and Anthropology
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 72
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 56.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031852306.07
Evaluations 000102547205.76
Organization 00081337446.17
Explanations 00051547356.10
Enthusiasm 00052227476.15
Teaching 00051842376.10
Workload 000611810134.73
Difficulty 0006922534.40
Value 000181822155.48
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bamford was described as enthusiastic and inspiring, showing a dedication to helping students understand material. The course material was enjoyed by students, with the discussions and readings found to be thought- provoking. There was some concern, however, over the number of readings assigned and the marking scheme for assignments.


ANTC15H: Genders and Sexualities
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009384765.50
Evaluations 00363147135.59
Organization 0009285665.59
Explanations 00091953195.81
Enthusiasm 00061944316.00
Teaching 000101652235.87
Workload 00038471334.81
Difficulty 0007819034.28
Value 000304020105.10
Retake Yes: 77.4%   No: 22.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Sandra Bamford is a very helpful instructor who has an approachable nature. Students commented that the reading material for this course is heavy and that their academic experience would have been more productive with more discussions of related issues and topics. Also, students commented that grading was tough for the assignments for this course.


ANTC19H: Producing People and Things: Economics and Social Life
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0033305785.65
Evaluations 3333414355.27
Organization 00082457115.70
Explanations 03032254195.81
Enthusiasm 00002438386.14
Teaching 00351465145.81
Workload 00028333365.17
Difficulty 00025472805.03
Value 000213529155.38
Retake Yes: 68.8%   No: 31.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that the course could have benefited from a wider range of subject coverage to enhance the course load for ANTC19. The instructor was effective . students though she was really interesting! Students also commented that lecture notes and overheads would have greatly benefited the in-class experience. Additionally, it was commented that assignments needed to be more explicit and there were too many readings for the course.


ANTC65H: An Introduction to Pacific Island Societies
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001461256.11
Evaluations 00041439436.21
Organization 00001948336.15
Explanations 0000033676.67
Enthusiasm 0000426706.67
Teaching 0000730636.56
Workload 0006927404.35
Difficulty 0047319404.23
Value 000192723315.65
Retake Yes: 96.0%   No: 4.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bamford is an enthusiastic and engaging Professor who cares about her students. Students enjoyed her personal anecdotes relating to course material.


ANTC65H: An Introduction to Pacific Island Societies
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001050406.30
Evaluations 00051535456.20
Organization 00002535406.15
Explanations 00001045456.35
Enthusiasm 0000025756.75
Teaching 00001035556.45
Workload 00035352555.00
Difficulty 0006035504.45
Value 005153025255.50
Retake Yes: 84.2%   No: 15.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students agree that this course was excellent. Professor Bamford possesses a high level of enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge of the subject matter which makes class enjoyable and entertaining. She uses a variety of current books covering a broad range of issues and also employs various teaching methods. Additionally, her style of teaching is well organized.


ANTD01H: The Body in Culture and Society
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000064376.36
Evaluations 00010046466.27
Organization 00001937466.27
Explanations 00001919646.45
Enthusiasm 0000037646.64
Teaching 0000055466.45
Workload 000102837285.82
Difficulty 000461928105.00
Value 00001037376.33
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found this to be an enjoyable and interesting class, with Professor Bamford praised as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. While the selected readings were appealing to the class, many felt there were too many assigned for the semester. The discussions were seen as a great way to involve the class, although some felt more direction would have been beneficial. Overall, students agreed that the learning experience was highly valuable.


ANTD01H: The Body in Culture and Society
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002542336.08
Evaluations 0000867256.17
Organization 0008858256.00
Explanations 00081717586.25
Enthusiasm 0000833586.50
Teaching 0000050506.50
Workload 00045183604.91
Difficulty 0005050004.50
Value 00033050175.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Almost all students praised Professor Bamford's effectiveness and enthusiasm, as well as her choice of readings. Majority enjoyed the course material thoroughly.


ANTD01H: The Body in Culture and Society
Instructor: Bamford, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001139506.39
Evaluations 00001722616.44
Organization 00001111786.67
Explanations 00001117726.61
Enthusiasm 00001128616.50
Teaching 00001128616.50
Workload 0006524664.53
Difficulty 00067221104.44
Value 00013256305.50
Retake Yes: 93.8%   No: 6.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students very much appreciated this course, with its focus on current and topical issues. They all report that Professor Bamford was a great instructor and seem quite happy with her.


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