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24 surveys for M. Olaveson

BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 312
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 56.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10032046316.03
Evaluations 101112539235.73
Organization 10142235376.03
Explanations 10071939345.99
Enthusiasm 10131535456.21
Teaching 10021837416.19
Workload 112433013114.84
Difficulty 10241311784.86
Value 100232624195.39
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Olaveson was a very amazing and enthusiastic instructor. The students found that the course material was well-planned and detailed. Professor Olaveson explained concepts very well and with the textbook, the course was even easier to understand. However, most students thought the labs were ineffective. In addition, they thought the FSS lectures were not as helpful as they were intended to be. Most students thought the clicker in lectures was proven to be helpful as it allowed students to interact participate in lectures.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 425
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 52.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051747296.03
Evaluations 00282344205.78
Organization 00161543336.04
Explanations 00241741346.06
Enthusiasm 00061634416.14
Teaching 00151243366.15
Workload 01240292164.89
Difficulty 00335292454.94
Value 101232628115.27
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought Professor Olaveson was a very effective and excellent instructor as she helped the students to try and understand the course material. Clicker implementation proved successful as most students loved the interaction during the lecture. In addition, students enjoyed the videos shown in lectures. However, most students thought the labs were disorganized as the TAs were very helpful due to their unclear instructions and marking. .


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000113340115.54
Evaluations 00081850185.85
Organization 000251529255.58
Explanations 40081540255.76
Enthusiasm 04481536295.73
Teaching 04003336225.73
Workload 000362915115.00
Difficulty 00050221184.72
Value 000252215255.46
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was praised as being approachable and clear in explaining concepts, though some commented on there not being enough time to cover all topics. Many also expressed dismay over the perceived clutter on the Intranet page.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 304
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 39.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172741205.76
Evaluations 001103136175.61
Organization 00133038255.87
Explanations 00062641215.82
Enthusiasm 003131940195.65
Teaching 00071742265.95
Workload 00542251554.72
Difficulty 00542301424.61
Value 001152330155.50
Retake Yes: 93.3%   No: 6.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was commended for both her outstanding ability to teach and her organized lectures. Students appreciated her willingness to assist them and her ability to clearly answer questions. Nevertheless, students would have liked it had she posted her lecture notes prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 78
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 303103325255.51
Evaluations 300132535235.59
Organization 305132328255.47
Explanations 033151833285.62
Enthusiasm 033182325255.47
Teaching 030132830255.62
Workload 03060181354.54
Difficulty 05058201054.46
Value 03028282385.03
Retake Yes: 76.3%   No: 23.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students would have appreciated it had the professor posted lecture notes prior to class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 315
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10182340275.79
Evaluations 101132937195.56
Organization 10172135365.92
Explanations 10172440285.83
Enthusiasm 11181745275.78
Teaching 20161842315.90
Workload 11445301464.70
Difficulty 11648271264.60
Value 104232230205.37
Retake Yes: 83.6%   No: 16.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Olaveson was an excellent lecturer who effectively explained the more complex processes covered in the course. They found her slides to be informative, easy to understand and relevant to the assigned readings. They appreciated her approachable manner and the time she spent outside her office hours to provide extra assistance. Although the majority of the class found Professor Olaveson to be an enthusiastic lecturer, some felt that she could make classes more lively and engaging through movement. Moreover, some students suggested that the lab sessions could have been better organized by correlating it more with the material taught in class.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 510
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 52.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00182438285.85
Evaluations 002132636235.67
Organization 00071738386.08
Explanations 002102136305.82
Enthusiasm 00391935335.85
Teaching 00071837376.04
Workload 00343331474.76
Difficulty 01446311354.66
Value 001232730195.39
Retake Yes: 86.4%   No: 13.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed this course, crediting their level of enthusiasm for the material to the easy manner in which it was presented by Professor Olaveson. They found her slides to be creative and easy to follow. Some students however, felt that the course catered more to those with previous experience in Biology and would like to see it presented at a more introductory level. Students greatly appreciated the effort Professor Olaveson made on their behalf to ensure that they gained as much as possible from the course. Some students felt however, that Professor Olaveson could be more interactive in her teaching style by spending less time at the podium.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042453185.84
Evaluations 00702752145.66
Organization 20022042335.98
Explanations 00071842336.02
Enthusiasm 02022249245.89
Teaching 00042740295.93
Workload 200393018114.93
Difficulty 000491623124.98
Value 002331923235.33
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dr. Olaveson was very clear and unambiguous throughout the course; she had excellent lecture slides that were effective in preparing students for exams. Some students were not interested so interested in the material at first, but Dr. Olaveson made it very motivating and engaging. Her study guides were very helpful. Overall, students found her to be very obliging and always available.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 301
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002111544285.87
Evaluations 012122537245.68
Organization 01261735416.06
Explanations 11182137325.88
Enthusiasm 123101832355.78
Teaching 00271838355.98
Workload 12335282494.94
Difficulty 11345261784.77
Value 111182629265.57
Retake Yes: 82.1%   No: 17.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson is an enthusiastic and highly organized lecturer. Students appreciated the well laid out slides and the handouts that were given. Some students felt that the pace of the class was too quick and suggested that the Professor slow down the pace of the material that was being covered. It was also suggested that Professor Olaveson try and liven up lectures through movement to make them more engaging.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 504
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 68.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00162243285.90
Evaluations 102112838205.61
Organization 00161634436.10
Explanations 00172236335.90
Enthusiasm 103132036275.68
Teaching 10131939376.05
Workload 00240301894.88
Difficulty 10347291554.70
Value 101192631235.53
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson is enthusiastic about the material taught and performs well a highly organized instructor. Students appreciated the well laid out slides and the handouts that were given. Some suggested that more activity at the front of the classroom would help to keep the class better engaged.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 68
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000222041175.54
Evaluations 002152444155.54
Organization 002122041245.73
Explanations 000182530285.67
Enthusiasm 000153229245.63
Teaching 000151358155.72
Workload 002492212154.88
Difficulty 005393412104.83
Value 000303510255.30
Retake Yes: 55.0%   No: 45.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Dr. Olaveson's lecture notes to be very well-organized and clear to follow. They found the study guides and review sessions very helpful. She was found to be very approachable to answer questions and many students found the workload to be adequate. Overall, many students felt the course was interesting.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 366
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00262046255.82
Evaluations 123122835185.43
Organization 00071434436.11
Explanations 10282138325.88
Enthusiasm 125162228255.41
Teaching 10071943315.96
Workload 11039282394.96
Difficulty 11343252184.85
Value 101182526295.59
Retake Yes: 89.5%   No: 10.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Olaveson was very organized and well-prepared and appreciated her professionalism. Many commented on the value of her lecture notes but expressed a desire to have access to them slightly sooner. Students felt this was an effective introductory course.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 417
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 56.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072543255.85
Evaluations 113142834185.43
Organization 00141737406.11
Explanations 00072341275.87
Enthusiasm 004122935195.50
Teaching 00071740356.03
Workload 101372724105.00
Difficulty 01440272264.82
Value 000202925265.56
Retake Yes: 85.2%   No: 14.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students in this course were pleased with the value of the material and the quality of instruction. Those students with complaints were apt to blame any lack of interest on the nature of the course rather than the instructor.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 126
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00015334675.43
Evaluations 007112839155.46
Organization 02072643225.74
Explanations 004132936185.49
Enthusiasm 00230233695.20
Teaching 20073347115.53
Workload 00743341604.59
Difficulty 00940351254.63
Value 205302020235.18
Retake Yes: 71.8%   No: 28.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with the content, overall, and appreciated Professor Olaveson's detailed and well-prepared notes and course material. Some felt that she relied excessively on that material, detracting from original content in the lectures. Some students also felt that quizzes were trivial, at times, and therefore not effective at measuring knowledge.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 479
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 206213521115.00
Evaluations 25529321694.70
Organization 214162627215.30
Explanations 047213218144.90
Enthusiasm 6516232113114.40
Teaching 224183127135.10
Workload 20010301694.80
Difficulty 10012291974.80
Value 003262823165.20
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was an excellent instructor who explained concepts very well and illustrated with relevant slides and diagrams from the text. Professor Olaveson, though, tended to just read off her notes and did not show much enthusiasm while presenting her lectures. Students requested that she post her notes online ahead of class, and quicken the pace of her lectures to allow sufficient time to cover each topic before the end of class. The field trip to the Zoo was a refreshing change of learning environment and the assignment allowed students to able apply what they had learned.


BGYA01H: Introductory Biology: Part I
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 491
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 40.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 21817412364.90
Evaluations 211031331654.60
Organization 134202629144.60
Explanations 12925342064.80
Enthusiasm 511224291944.40
Teaching 20323392555.00
Workload 00232342185.00
Difficulty 10240351654.80
Value 001282528155.20
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson effectively communicated to the class in a clear and concise manner. More detail in her lectures would have helped many students.


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 604
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 23.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002193230135.13
Evaluations 020223626115.05
Organization 00271739325.77
Explanations 00271941275.64
Enthusiasm 00161537385.90
Teaching 00082536275.62
Workload 000343220114.93
Difficulty 00034372154.82
Value 000262229195.21
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


BGYA01Y: Introductory Biology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 604
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 29.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20320353074.95
Evaluations 30324362384.82
Organization 201102234275.48
Explanations 201132634205.31
Enthusiasm 20182332315.61
Teaching 102102639205.51
Workload 00138321884.79
Difficulty 00039322054.71
Value 00022382885.02
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Olaveson was an excellent instructor who explained concepts very well. However, students suggested a quicker pace of lecture to allow sufficient time to cover each topic before the end of class.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 74
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 33383330155.32
Evaluations 33082538185.51
Organization 335182325185.16
Explanations 333102330205.42
Enthusiasm 35382825205.31
Teaching 350103030155.27
Workload 00030381885.03
Difficulty 000333318105.05
Value 303183515135.09
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 19.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Olaveson to be a friendly and approachable instructor. Students found the study guide for the course to be very helpful. Students suggested that she post lecture slides ahead of time, and that she spend a little more time with slides during the lecture. It was also recommended that she make the course material more interesting.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 69
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00362228416.00
Evaluations 003141430385.89
Organization 006111719445.89
Explanations 003111130416.00
Enthusiasm 00932522385.83
Teaching 30061928385.94
Workload 00044281964.86
Difficulty 00349221764.71
Value 000361725115.13
Retake Yes: 76.5%   No: 23.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Other than a minor suggestion to post lecture notes ahead of time, those who responded felt that Professor Olaveson was both organized and enthusiastic about teaching.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 61
Session: Summer 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072448215.83
Evaluations 002122440215.67
Organization 00252433365.95
Explanations 000102626385.93
Enthusiasm 00053140245.83
Teaching 00072638295.88
Workload 002333321105.02
Difficulty 00543291774.79
Value 002212429245.50
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
A professor with amazing organizational skills, Dr. Olaveson was always willing to help students succeed, thus definitely being an asset and of immense value to both the course and the students. Some students wanted her to be more interactive. Her exams were fair and right to the point. Many found her study guide to be helpful. Overall, a lot of students were very contented with her teaching style and approach.


BGYA02H: Introductory Biology: Part II
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Summer 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 4004503585.31
Evaluations 044153726155.22
Organization 40044028245.56
Explanations 400193033155.30
Enthusiasm 004232327235.42
Teaching 400123531195.42
Workload 00741371144.63
Difficulty 40437331944.67
Value 004124215275.50
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 35.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were generally positive about the quality of the course and instruction, noting that Professor Olaveson was dedicated and knowledgeable. Some suggested she could be more dynamic in the classroom to better hold attention.


BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 196
Session: Summer 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 94.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00241627205.91
Evaluations 20171625175.69
Organization 01271624185.71
Explanations 00181325215.87
Enthusiasm 00141521276.04
Teaching 00041324256.08
Workload 200191420115.24
Difficulty 11216192165.18
Value 1009171495.43
Retake Yes: 68.5%   No: 31.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students established that Professor Olaveson was a good professor whose positive attitude made her very approachable. However, most students would have appreciated it had she posted her lecture notes prior to class.


BGYB31H: Plant Physiology
Instructor: Olaveson, M. Course Enrollment: 415
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 203193722135.16
Evaluations 214203424115.09
Organization 3311212423104.80
Explanations 228193023125.01
Enthusiasm 237202921155.04
Teaching 104233026125.15
Workload 110422914104.85
Difficulty 102382917104.91
Value 22738231084.55
Retake Yes: 34.0%   No: 66.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students have found Professor Olaveman to be a good professor but there are definitely some rooms for improvement. Students do not find the subject matter to be interesting. They felt that exams to be quite difficult. Students suggested better time management for the course. There were also some concerns regarding the organization of the course. They stated that a high quality of information and detail should not be crammed into a single power point slide as it causes confusion amongst the student. Students of the course highly recommended Professor Olaveman to post the lecture notes at less a day in advance and to attend to the student's email question.


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