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22 surveys for M. Schillaci

ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 203143140125.38
Evaluations 226153530145.21
Organization 31393235215.52
Explanations 304132830255.49
Enthusiasm 217112330285.52
Teaching 21263336225.63
Workload 1336918444.26
Difficulty 3125628864.48
Value 325382513114.72
Retake Yes: 76.9%   No: 23.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Schillaci's lectures. However, many students found the midterm to be rather difficult.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 220
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 62.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 203142839115.35
Evaluations 209162730145.18
Organization 103192136185.45
Explanations 103162137195.54
Enthusiasm 02573034205.56
Teaching 203112538185.56
Workload 1295719914.26
Difficulty 12451231064.52
Value 413321515104.74
Retake Yes: 76.2%   No: 23.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students applauded Professor Schillaci's knowledge and enthusiasm. However, many students would have appreciated it had he provided more examples throughout the course.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 155
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 47.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 23222353175.06
Evaluations 35221402564.89
Organization 050212827205.32
Explanations 022212435185.43
Enthusiasm 235132236215.43
Teaching 222133337135.38
Workload 0295718964.41
Difficulty 02104728774.50
Value 50228242094.87
Retake Yes: 70.1%   No: 29.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Schillaci managed to present difficult material in a well-organized and witty manner. Nonetheless, many students felt that he should have better prepared them for the midterm exam.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 216
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00314373895.37
Evaluations 025203231125.20
Organization 00393734175.54
Explanations 003122447155.59
Enthusiasm 003102935245.66
Teaching 00282840235.73
Workload 0257216404.16
Difficulty 01366191024.39
Value 00841261864.74
Retake Yes: 79.6%   No: 20.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Schillaci to be wonderful professor. Lectures were generally well prepared and presented. Some students found the lecture notes to be in-depth, while a few others mentioned they would appreciate more text to accompany graphics. There were a few concerns about the midterm: that the questions were more difficult then expected. As well, some students suggested that the professor make clearer the material to be tested on. Overall students found this to be an interesting and enjoyable course.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 202
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 53.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 010162844125.49
Evaluations 12720273495.08
Organization 00393041175.61
Explanations 000143035215.63
Enthusiasm 01371650235.82
Teaching 000132246195.72
Workload 0356715744.29
Difficulty 00564171144.45
Value 107422515114.76
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students commented on Professor Schillaci's enthusiasm and fun sense of humour which made the class enjoyable. Students liked the use of real life experiences and examples which made the material more interesting. The tutorials (particularly the lithics lab) really helped in preparation for tests and the learning process. However, some students felt the midterm was difficult, citing that questions were tricky or sometimes too specific. Overall, it was a positive learning experience and many students appreciated the Professor's excellent teaching.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 212
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 32318333395.11
Evaluations 4110212035104.94
Organization 226173525145.11
Explanations 315103530175.29
Enthusiasm 303122528295.58
Teaching 202153132185.43
Workload 2137217414.19
Difficulty 22356251124.41
Value 22351251334.50
Retake Yes: 74.3%   No: 25.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the professor knowledgeable and caring towards students. Many of them also expressed much confusion towards the midterm, some felt that it was not an accurate reflection of the course material, and some stated it included very little textbook material. Some students also felt that the lectures were relatively fast-paced and the professor sometimes used language that is catered to people with prior knowledge in the field, which made it hard for them to follow. However, many praised the professor for his willingness to listen to students and adjust his methods accordingly. On the other hand, a number complained about the tutorials not being very successful while some thought the TAs to be helpful. Nevertheless, students were able to enjoy the class and found the material interesting.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 215
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 61.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12623293285.05
Evaluations 215233126135.11
Organization 0210173029135.13
Explanations 117233026135.10
Enthusiasm 017112830235.48
Teaching 016162438155.38
Workload 0187213524.17
Difficulty 01751281124.49
Value 23844191874.56
Retake Yes: 64.1%   No: 35.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students commended Professor Schillaci, he explains concepts well, and is willing to help students. A number of students however, felt a lack of enthusiasm put into lectures from him. Still, many found the lectures enjoyable even though it was fast-paced sometimes, while some found them boring and repetitive. Some mentioned that not all lecture notes were available online. A majority of students also complained about the confusing and tricky midterm with "jeopardy"-like questions and that it concentrated mostly on one chapter and was not an accurate reflection of the course material. The tutorials and assignments were generally helpful for students. The material taught in the course was interesting in general and many students enjoyed the class.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 221
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011133334175.52
Evaluations 03418392895.09
Organization 113103328245.54
Explanations 02682435265.63
Enthusiasm 01041735446.16
Teaching 01562339265.74
Workload 1267311714.17
Difficulty 0264533964.60
Value 019392516104.78
Retake Yes: 76.7%   No: 23.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
A number of students report that Professor Schillaci is a good professor who is enthusiastic about the course material. Some students, however, felt the midterm exam was challenging.


ANTA01H: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 70.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 115194025105.11
Evaluations 11628382064.83
Organization 01616313885.21
Explanations 00719323295.16
Enthusiasm 001112830305.78
Teaching 002133138165.53
Workload 1156816814.27
Difficulty 01143381354.74
Value 01747231744.59
Retake Yes: 69.4%   No: 30.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Schillaci made this course interesting and enjoyable. He is approachable and applies good teaching methods. Students also commented that the midterm was tricky. Additionally, a few students commented that posting the PowerPoint slides earlier would have been helpful.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04024312745.00
Evaluations 04424352044.83
Organization 000203524125.30
Explanations 004123920165.35
Enthusiasm 004242427125.22
Teaching 044123520165.22
Workload 0045827004.26
Difficulty 04058161204.35
Value 04443241604.48
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 44.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Schillaci was generally liked by students, though the material presented wasn?t as well received. There was a suggestion for more communication between the TAs and the professor, as well as more time allowed for final assignments.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04024312745.00
Evaluations 04424352044.83
Organization 000203524125.30
Explanations 004123920165.35
Enthusiasm 004242427125.22
Teaching 044123520165.22
Workload 0045827004.26
Difficulty 04058161204.35
Value 04443241604.48
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 44.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Schillaci was generally liked by students, though the material presented wasn’t as well received. There was a suggestion for more communication between the TAs and the professor, as well as more time allowed for final assignments.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 86
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00292840195.68
Evaluations 002133728195.52
Organization 00472638235.71
Explanations 00272344235.80
Enthusiasm 000111133446.13
Teaching 00271937335.95
Workload 0027313744.36
Difficulty 0006821724.41
Value 000282819115.14
Retake Yes: 86.8%   No: 13.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commended Professor Schillaci's performance; he was deemed knowledgeable and confident in the material he presented in lectures. However, students found that more uniformity between the information conveyed in the lectures and tutorials would have been beneficial.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000141746235.77
Evaluations 00392046235.77
Organization 000141443295.86
Explanations 00014343406.09
Enthusiasm 0336351346.00
Teaching 00091151296.00
Workload 00047323184.91
Difficulty 000412612215.12
Value 003472412154.88
Retake Yes: 75.8%   No: 24.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally found Professor Schillaci to be enthusiastic and helpful. The Professor was able to explain course material in a comprehensive and effective way, making the class a valuable learning experience. Concerns noted by students included the higher difficulty of tests and quizzes. Overall, this was an enjoyable course.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 59
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 303132447115.39
Evaluations 301183232165.24
Organization 30582249145.46
Explanations 30383242135.45
Enthusiasm 00351642346.00
Teaching 30552147185.58
Workload 00554221634.57
Difficulty 00551191954.68
Value 00846241484.68
Retake Yes: 67.6%   No: 32.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally had good things to say about Professor Schillaci and the TA. Reaction to the class itself was somewhat mixed; however most students agreed the class was very tough if you did not do the work. Tests and quizzes were highly valued and generally regarded as challenging. Some students were dismayed that the lecture did not offer anything different from the text.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 102
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 300122742155.48
Evaluations 302143233175.38
Organization 320113830175.36
Explanations 30083627265.59
Enthusiasm 30061730446.00
Teaching 30052736295.77
Workload 2036423824.35
Difficulty 2036226804.33
Value 20348281464.66
Retake Yes: 82.8%   No: 17.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Schillaci received positive response for his effective communication and class engagement. Hands-on learning in tutorials provided unique learning opportunities.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 115
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11520412654.98
Evaluations 120223134105.22
Organization 121620312284.73
Explanations 12517343285.09
Enthusiasm 203123333165.39
Teaching 11623332885.00
Workload 002482412144.87
Difficulty 0056223824.39
Value 11253251084.60
Retake Yes: 77.2%   No: 22.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course report that Professor Schillachi is a generally competent lecturer, enthusiastic and engaged with his subject matter, but they express various concerns about the structure of the course. Several comment that the midterm was returned in sections, the later part quite late, and this impacted their ability to gauge their progress in the course. They also felt that grading was at times arbitrary and inconsistent. Quite a number of students mentioned that the tutorial felt like a separate class and that handling both sides of the course contributed significantly to their workload. Most, however, did appreciate their TA, John.


ANTB14H: Biological Anthropology: Beginnings
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02061543326.00
Evaluations 02202641285.90
Organization 00021340446.30
Explanations 00062334346.00
Enthusiasm 00021321636.50
Teaching 0006434546.40
Workload 00268171104.40
Difficulty 00666131304.30
Value 00445251594.80
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were very pleased with Professor Schillaci and noted his carefully planned lectures and structured approach were assets to learning. Some mentioned that he went beyond expectations to help students, making himself very available. Students also found tutorials very effective for this course.


ANTB15H: Contemporary Human Evolution and Variation
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0010203030105.10
Evaluations 055183523155.10
Organization 038152144105.26
Explanations 0010181538205.40
Enthusiasm 000101845285.90
Teaching 001032340255.67
Workload 008303219114.95
Difficulty 00050301834.72
Value 0085724834.41
Retake Yes: 57.9%   No: 42.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Schillaci is caring and interesting as an instructor. He tends to questions with full attention and has a good teaching style. Some students note that they would appreciate better organized assignments that properly reflect the course expectations. The lab requirements of this course need to state the importance of prior knowledge of biology and math and/or statistics.


ANTC35H: Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 91.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 061515421564.64
Evaluations 336212724155.00
Organization 331824271594.52
Explanations 361821279154.52
Enthusiasm 009242721185.15
Teaching 606152430185.15
Workload 03655151834.48
Difficulty 03642331504.52
Value 03644132864.75
Retake Yes: 36.7%   No: 63.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students liked Professor Schillaci but found his teaching of the course to be very vague and disorganized. Expectations for the weekly assignments were unclear and often communicated after the fact. Professor Schillaci seemed to lecture right from the textbook and had poor explanations for the different concepts. Sometimes the lectures seemed too short and simple for students to thoroughly understand the material.


ANTC47H: Human Osteology
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00517304295.33
Evaluations 005213034135.29
Organization 000213830135.33
Explanations 000212542135.46
Enthusiasm 005172130215.50
Teaching 000172534215.61
Workload 00038421704.78
Difficulty 00530421794.96
Value 000174213215.41
Retake Yes: 87.5%   No: 12.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Schillaci to be knowledgeable and well-organized. Nevertheless, students would have appreciated it had he constructed more comprehensive lectures notes so as to have been able to place less emphasis on the course textbook which students felt contained too much in-depth information for a C-level course.


ANTC47H: Human Osteology
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 441912351984.58
Evaluations 4019271523124.65
Organization 1201215312744.50
Explanations 4412123819124.81
Enthusiasm 44483531155.19
Teaching 408153127155.12
Workload 004363216124.96
Difficulty 40444248164.72
Value 08836241684.56
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the evaluation and marking in this class very unclear and unfair. Professor Schillaci was confusing and gave vague instructions. A few mentioned the bellringer was intentionally made very difficult to make up for an easy first test. Students appreciated the opportunity to spend extra time in the lab in order to prepare for evaluations.


ANTC47H: Human Osteology
Instructor: Schillaci, M. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00661648235.74
Evaluations 030101740305.80
Organization 006163516265.39
Explanations 003133226265.58
Enthusiasm 00302648235.87
Teaching 00062642265.87
Workload 001645231334.42
Difficulty 00107161034.26
Value 073472010134.63
Retake Yes: 93.5%   No: 6.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Schillaci's patience and availability outside class, and how he made the material fun to learn.


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