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22 surveys for M. Szamosi

CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 177
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004143339135.43
Evaluations 239142433185.26
Organization 267143027175.12
Explanations 325172432205.32
Enthusiasm 00082234365.99
Teaching 223122730275.60
Workload 022312322225.29
Difficulty 002332031175.29
Value 22513292795.19
Retake Yes: 74.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students felt that the professor was very enthusiastic though slightly disorganized in lecture. Many also believed that the course was much too difficult for an introductory course.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 63.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000143336115.47
Evaluations 001128173094.97
Organization 036253319114.97
Explanations 003143619255.51
Enthusiasm 003112236255.71
Teaching 000252822195.38
Workload 003221725255.52
Difficulty 003193317225.38
Value 603141722175.18
Retake Yes: 63.3%   No: 36.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students believe that Professor Szamosi was an extremely accommodating and engaging professor. A lot of students enjoyed their first time experience they gained taking a programming course, despite the workload.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 118
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 026133337115.29
Evaluations 035162933175.34
Organization 3310133329115.01
Explanations 038172929185.26
Enthusiasm 02431838386.00
Teaching 022132836235.61
Workload 303292226195.21
Difficulty 245361524174.96
Value 002182330135.42
Retake Yes: 72.8%   No: 27.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Szamosi to be an enthusiastic and helpful instructor who was ever-willing to assist students during his office hours. However, many felt that his lectures could have been better organized and several would also have appreciated it had he provided them with greater feedback on their assignments.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 57.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00930213495.04
Evaluations 009301725215.21
Organization 051330930174.96
Explanations 00179254295.17
Enthusiasm 00501330556.29
Teaching 009212138135.25
Workload 005343017175.08
Difficulty 0013381713214.92
Value 00513342155.11
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students felt that Professor Szamosi displayed great enthusiasm. However, students with no prior programming experience found assignments to be rather difficult and felt that Professor Szamosi might have covered concepts in greater detail. Students also noted that assignments should have been more promptly returned.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 127
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 013174721115.17
Evaluations 03424322985.06
Organization 13132649634.46
Explanations 006174226105.18
Enthusiasm 01072635315.85
Teaching 01311433385.29
Workload 003332224185.21
Difficulty 310302823155.08
Value 15142522101043.43
Retake Yes: 65.7%   No: 34.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students noted that Professor Szamosi's lectures tended to be disorganized and off topic, and the majority of students commented that the assignments were too difficult and long to be worth such a small percent of the final grade. Students also noted the need for extended time in tutorials to complete lab assignments. Almost all students appreciated Professor Szamosi's enthusiasm in lecture and his passion for the course material.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0516162621164.89
Evaluations 055162632165.21
Organization 552132516164.37
Explanations 0026162121164.84
Enthusiasm 005211132325.63
Teaching 0115211132215.11
Workload 00026375325.42
Difficulty 005261621325.47
Value 05547261604.42
Retake Yes: 83.3%   No: 16.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course praised Professor Szamosi for his availability, extended office hours when assignments were due, and most found the material and course to be interesting. Many complained about a lack of preparation for classes, however, and felt that consistent technical problems and unavailable resources were inexcusable though they weren't entirely sure where to lay the blame for that. Several students noted that the on-line resources, especially the discussion forum, were vital for their success especially considering other difficulties and they appreciated the frequently same-day replies there.


CSCA08H: Introduction to Computer Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 102
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04435202894.93
Evaluations 06617333544.98
Organization 741919371324.20
Explanations 061522331774.63
Enthusiasm 020132237265.70
Teaching 02622353065.02
Workload 022222030245.46
Difficulty 026232825175.19
Value 241147131584.42
Retake Yes: 59.2%   No: 40.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course appreciated the commitment and availability of Professor Szamosi and felt he was genuinely interested in their success. They also felt, however, that the content of his lectures and in class material wasn't sufficient to prepare for the assignments, which seemed more advanced than what was covered in class. Students also referenced a basic problem in the course that was a requirement for some students who did not necessarily have any programming experience whereas others came in with considerable background.


CSCA20H: Computer Science for the Sciences
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 103
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 020103833175.52
Evaluations 020123634165.48
Organization 002164819165.31
Explanations 022123333195.50
Enthusiasm 000141444295.88
Teaching 00283138215.69
Workload 002571714104.71
Difficulty 00844276164.76
Value 242331723104.84
Retake Yes: 54.9%   No: 45.1%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCA48H: Introduction to Computer Science
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 6
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00040204005.00
Evaluations 00020404005.20
Organization 00200602004.80
Explanations 00400020405.20
Enthusiasm 0004006005.20
Teaching 00040204005.00
Workload 00040204005.00
Difficulty 000202040205.60
Value 0006004004.80
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCA48H: Introduction to Computer Science
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0021212814144.80
Evaluations 001320204065.10
Organization 003313262064.50
Explanations 0613241320204.90
Enthusiasm 066202613265.10
Teaching 002121728215.10
Workload 0075721774.50
Difficulty 00035421474.90
Value 014050147144.40
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor did a good job explaining all the concepts to students. According to responses, more in-class examples and better lecture notes would have made lectures easier to absorb.


CSCB07H: Software Design
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001725349174.83
Evaluations 00025422595.17
Organization 002534179174.58
Explanations 009342517175.00
Enthusiasm 000173434175.50
Teaching 00042349175.00
Workload 0004250904.67
Difficulty 0006734004.33
Value 0094225094.50
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCB07H: Software Design
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 30
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 005112642165.53
Evaluations 005211632265.53
Organization 0011263716114.89
Explanations 0021111637165.16
Enthusiasm 000211132375.84
Teaching 000261642165.47
Workload 00050222804.78
Difficulty 001144281704.50
Value 51121261611114.11
Retake Yes: 89.5%   No: 10.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students saw Professor Szamosi as an enthusiastic instructor, whose passion for the course material was evident in his teaching. Several students commented that more examples are needed for a better understanding of the course material.


CSCB07H: Software Design
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 41
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000333715155.11
Evaluations 00411563005.11
Organization 0011263319114.93
Explanations 00031508125.00
Enthusiasm 00483527275.65
Teaching 000264815115.11
Workload 000193730155.41
Difficulty 00042421244.77
Value 47744191544.26
Retake Yes: 73.1%   No: 26.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students indicated that Professor Szamosi should show more enthusiasm in lecture, and expressed a need for marks to be returned in a shorter amount of time. Although the amount of assignments was large, students commented that the work itself was not very difficult.


CSCB07H: Software Design
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 22.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00206020004.00
Evaluations 02006020003.80
Organization 00252550004.25
Explanations 00200602004.80
Enthusiasm 00020404005.20
Teaching 00020404005.20
Workload 0002080004.80
Difficulty 0004060004.60
Value 002020402004.60
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course felt that attempts to harmonize the course with those occurring on other campuses worked to their disadvantage and bound them to rigid schedules. More flexibility was requested.


CSCB07H: Software Design
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00941262404.65
Evaluations 0012242924125.00
Organization 302132182434.44
Explanations 091239122434.39
Enthusiasm 366152629155.03
Teaching 031829123534.68
Workload 00338252864.97
Difficulty 06048242104.55
Value 710747131334.03
Retake Yes: 67.7%   No: 32.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt Professor Szamosi did not have an adequate handle on the content of this course and relied too heavily on external direction and prepared notes.


CSCB07H: Software Design
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 79
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 22825253124.70
Evaluations 20831371454.70
Organization 52817372804.60
Explanations 20516413304.90
Enthusiasm 20219333655.10
Teaching 50814452224.70
Workload 00062121516.20
Difficulty 036241833155.20
Value 3121215242764.50
Retake Yes: 67.0%   No: 32.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought the course was difficult, and that they were rushed on the assignments. They felt the course would be better if it was not taught in collaboration with the other two campuses. Better tutorials would also improve the learning experience.


CSCB09H: Software Tools and Systems Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025422595.17
Evaluations 55017422594.96
Organization 05521253895.13
Explanations 00913502195.08
Enthusiasm 00991346255.71
Teaching 00913383855.17
Workload 00921461394.91
Difficulty 005253817135.09
Value 055342517134.87
Retake Yes: 78.3%   No: 21.7%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCB09H: Software Tools and Systems Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 82.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 07014353575.14
Evaluations 07421422144.79
Organization 07428282844.79
Explanations 044142838115.29
Enthusiasm 07002832325.75
Teaching 04018422875.14
Workload 00428352845.00
Difficulty 04028422144.89
Value 00021321875.14
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Szamosi was able to explain concepts clearly in lectures. However some students found the course structure was somewhat unorganized. Many students said they would like the lecture notes to be posted ahead of time, and have their assignments back in a timely manner.


CSCB09H: Software Tools and Systems Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000193831135.38
Evaluations 000193125255.56
Organization 002519133864.81
Explanations 061919311964.56
Enthusiasm 000131350255.88
Teaching 0013133125195.25
Workload 00031253865.19
Difficulty 00650191964.69
Value 137733201374.07
Retake Yes: 78.6%   No: 21.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Szamosi to be very approachable. However, many students would have liked it if assignments were marked and returned in a reasonable time and if lecture notes should be posted before lecture.


CSCB09H: Software Tools and Systems Programming
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04435233504.81
Evaluations 00827313504.92
Organization 4121235231244.12
Explanations 44153535804.15
Enthusiasm 000233815235.38
Teaching 04827421904.65
Workload 004382323125.00
Difficulty 00435352344.88
Value 4403542884.62
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt Professor Szamosi's lectures lacked enthusiasm. Overall students noted Professor Szamosi to be extremely knowledgeable, students also addressed concerns with the assignments given throughout the course, primarily the timeline of these assignments. Overall students agree that with a strong organizational structure and clear-cut direction this course has the potential to be a favourite among students.


CSCB58H: Computer Organization
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 45
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 68.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 041313422374.87
Evaluations 40417463045.00
Organization 442033231374.32
Explanations 4413233020104.68
Enthusiasm 004203620235.39
Teaching 047173630105.09
Workload 104105217473.97
Difficulty 1300333610104.45
Value 471339107104.19
Retake Yes: 43.3%   No: 56.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed this course overall. Nonetheless, some students felt that lecture material needed to be more clear, and should be posted ahead of time so that students can review before lecture, and follow along during lecture.


CSCD08H: Software Engineering
Instructor: Szamosi, M. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 041133371504.48
Evaluations 001552151904.37
Organization 40741192644.63
Explanations 04422481944.85
Enthusiasm 004193333115.30
Teaching 04741262204.56
Workload 004112241225.67
Difficulty 004333022115.04
Value 51414575503.57
Retake Yes: 46.2%   No: 53.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Szamosi for his enthusiasm. However, many felt that it would have been helpful if he returned midterms/assignments in a more reasonable time and focused on more specific topics in tutorial. Students found the workload to be very high; nevertheless, the learning experience was valuable and applicable to real life.


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