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10 surveys for R. Harrison

BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 387
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10261240396.10
Evaluations 224162330245.49
Organization 21281831395.95
Explanations 20351828436.04
Enthusiasm 10361020606.32
Teaching 20261335436.13
Workload 11347251774.74
Difficulty 11037321994.95
Value 212212321205.36
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Harrison was an excellent and enthusiastic professor. They thought she was very helpful through clarifying difficult material during lecture. Students also appreciated her engaging lectures and willingness to offer advice to them with regards to their future careers. However, they thought the exams tended to be tricky and challenging. There were mixed reviews about her notes as some thought they were very helpful and others thought that she needed to slow down.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 419
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041136496.28
Evaluations 01481833365.86
Organization 00051230536.32
Explanations 00051029556.32
Enthusiasm 0002823666.53
Teaching 00041226586.38
Workload 00343311494.83
Difficulty 002343320105.01
Value 146362216154.83
Retake Yes: 75.7%   No: 24.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students unanimously agreed that Professor Harrison was an outstanding instructor. Her passion and incredible knowledge about cell biology was communicated extremely well and students commended her for outstanding enthusiasm. The use of multimedia (video, animations and lots of diagrams) helped many students grasp concepts better. Students especially commented on how caring she was for them, always willing to go the extra mile when explaining concepts over and over again during office hours (especially the 'all-day' office hours right before exam). Dr. Harrison's lecture slides were thoroughly organized and to the point. However, few felt that the exam was tricky. Nevertheless, students appreciated the professor talking about her research in connection to the lectures and providing insight into career paths for Life Science students. Many felt that the lectures were very engaging and found Dr. Harrison to be an interesting, thought-provoking, motivating, humourous and down-to-earth instructor. Many said it was an 'honour' to be taught by one of UTSC's greatest professor.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 437
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00141235476.22
Evaluations 104112031325.68
Organization 00131428546.30
Explanations 00131433496.24
Enthusiasm 10121028586.38
Teaching 00111235516.32
Workload 01349241494.74
Difficulty 101393215124.95
Value 4211381914124.58
Retake Yes: 76.6%   No: 23.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Amazing, inspiring, humourous, cheerful, patient, approachable and enthusiastic are just some of the words that kept recurring in feedback for Dr. Harrison. Students found her to be an exceptional lecturer, who communicated concepts very thoroughly and never hesitated to explain it all over again if students did not grasp the material. Through her lectures and office hours, she was described as being very student-oriented. Students admired her incredible knowledge of the subject and were appreciative of the time she took to explain about careers that students can pursue after graduating. They enjoyed Dr. Harrison sharing some of her own research with the class that was relevant to the topics taught. However, few students found her midterm to be tricky and some disliked the fact that the grading was spread over just two exams. Overall, students had an amazing experience in the course and many expressed interested in taking courses with Dr. Harrison in future.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00151452286.01
Evaluations 211103141145.46
Organization 00041341426.21
Explanations 00121946326.06
Enthusiasm 00021244416.25
Teaching 0003948406.25
Workload 12443321614.57
Difficulty 00338332424.85
Value 201134241994.71
Retake Yes: 70.2%   No: 29.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were pleased with Professor Harrison and felt that she was student-centric and friendly. Many commented that they found the lectures enjoyable and valuable. Several noted a dislike for the grading scheme which included only a midterm and a final exam.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 423
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 69.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00151646326.03
Evaluations 114102631275.60
Organization 00041440416.20
Explanations 00061838386.08
Enthusiasm 00051437446.21
Teaching 00031639426.20
Workload 10548291154.59
Difficulty 00246311654.76
Value 2312372115104.56
Retake Yes: 76.6%   No: 23.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with Professor Harrison's organization of this course and with her presentation of the material. Most felt the course was relevant and pleasantly interactive, with an emphasis on real-world applications.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 319
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 54.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001132832235.60
Evaluations 448182822134.90
Organization 01061840315.90
Explanations 00092731295.80
Enthusiasm 00062534315.90
Teaching 00162138315.90
Workload 00332322285.00
Difficulty 001292827145.20
Value 0011727145.20
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Harrison had very detailed notes that were posted ahead of class and which students appreciated, however students felt she might have relied on them too heavily during her lectures. Students also felt the exam, which was quite hard, relied too heavily on material from the text and did not draw from material covered in the lecture. Nevertheless, students felt strongly that Professor Harrison was an effective all-around instructor.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000240776.54
Evaluations 0000824706.62
Organization 00001616706.54
Explanations 00001616706.54
Enthusiasm 0000816776.69
Teaching 00001616706.54
Workload 00039392404.85
Difficulty 00062162404.62
Value 00016024396.10
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Harrison was a very knowledgeable and fantastic instructor. The course was very well taught, and students appreciated her approachable manner. She graded assignments fairly and in a timely fashion. The students commend Professor Harrison for giving them an enjoyable and insightful experience.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 76.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000069326.32
Evaluations 0000037646.63
Organization 0006048486.37
Explanations 0000653436.37
Enthusiasm 0000022796.79
Teaching 0000048536.53
Workload 000223727115.28
Difficulty 00022373265.22
Value 00062222326.00
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Harrison to be an excellent instructor who is approachable and enthusiastic. She was able to represent the course materials in a well-organized and entertaining fashion. Overall, students have found the course to be very enjoyable.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0006033616.50
Evaluations 0006628616.44
Organization 0000633616.56
Explanations 0000639566.50
Enthusiasm 0000622726.67
Teaching 0000617786.72
Workload 00021373755.26
Difficulty 00026422655.11
Value 00062918476.06
Retake Yes: 94.7%   No: 5.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Dr. Harrison to be a brilliant instructor, yet humble, funny and extremely approachable. They loved the course and the fun-filled evaluation methods such as skits and presentations. The material itself was challenging, but every student thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated Dr. Harrison incorporating latest research in the course.


BGYD23H: Special Topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Instructor: Harrison, R. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009941416.14
Evaluations 00051436456.23
Organization 0009527596.36
Explanations 0009518686.45
Enthusiasm 000555866.73
Teaching 0005018776.68
Workload 000273618185.27
Difficulty 00041322354.91
Value 000152045205.70
Retake Yes: 90.9%   No: 9.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
All who took the course commented on the excellent lectures provided by Professor Harrison. Her enthusiasm and the way she integrated her own research into the class was appreciated by all. Overall this was a great learning experience.


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