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9 surveys for M. Gipp

EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 211
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 124193129155.24
Evaluations 126192931135.19
Organization 112113726225.48
Explanations 102123028275.63
Enthusiasm 212123126265.50
Teaching 113183230155.30
Workload 11263151174.52
Difficulty 10355217124.67
Value 215382615134.84
Retake Yes: 68.6%   No: 31.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the course to be very enjoyable. Professor Gipp's online lecture notes were very helpful. Many felt that they would have preferred the course to be offered at an earlier time slot (currently 7 - 10 pm). Some students also found it hard to contact the professor via email. The course's assignment helped lighten the pressure from the midterm and final.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 403
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 32719332894.96
Evaluations 338183024124.94
Organization 223133331165.33
Explanations 114133428195.36
Enthusiasm 254152629195.22
Teaching 235133331145.21
Workload 2366018744.25
Difficulty 2294923864.39
Value 226432414104.67
Retake Yes: 63.5%   No: 36.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commended Professor Gipp as a good lecturer, humorous, and enthusiastic about the topics. He was also knowledgeable about the subject; even though students complained that he did not really reply to their emails, he was generally nice to students and was patient in answering their questions. The length of the class was, again, a source of major dissatisfaction. Students felt it was hard to concentrate for three hours, especially at the 7-10 timeslot, and that the professor could have condensed the material into a two-hour class. Despite the professor's efforts, many thought the lectures to be slow. Some also felt the professor spoke too fast. Others, however, were able to find the lectures interesting and thought the professor's lecture style organized, clear, and easy to follow. Many complaints were made towards the midterm(s). Students found them unexpectedly difficult, some questions being too specific, and in general not an accurate reflection of course material. Nevertheless, most students enjoyed the course and found the material interesting.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 51
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 56.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000242434175.45
Evaluations 000242428245.52
Organization 000141041345.97
Explanations 000172828285.66
Enthusiasm 033241028315.48
Teaching 000143138175.59
Workload 00114632474.50
Difficulty 0047111774.43
Value 000461227155.12
Retake Yes: 61.5%   No: 38.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally liked the Professor and found him friendly and enthusiastic. They commended him on being approachable and willing to help students. Some students found the readings and materials a bit of a burden. Lectures were informative and notes were useful, however some students found them boring and fast-paced. The use of "clickers" was not popular among the class since some students were having trouble with them. Regarding midterms, some students felt it shouldn't have been composed entirely of multiple-choice questions; some also mentioned that it tested them on materials that were neither in the textbook nor in the lectures; some thought it was too detailed. Students generally enjoyed assignments and seemed to like the in-class short essays. Even though some found the course difficult, most students agreed that it was a good course.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Summer 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00318472575.15
Evaluations 013232634135.28
Organization 000142740195.64
Explanations 001104330165.50
Enthusiasm 218172926175.16
Teaching 002183633115.33
Workload 1496320214.07
Difficulty 0476217824.24
Value 01637242294.89
Retake Yes: 81.4%   No: 18.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
The greatest complaint for this class was the length of the lecture: a total of three hours. Students expressed that even though the professor was enthusiastic and humorous, and gave great examples that relates to the topic, many couldn't help finding it a bit slow. Other than that, most students liked the in-class assignments and the organized lecture notes. The course material itself was interesting, though a few thought it too broad and too advanced for an A level course. The midterm seemed to be difficult for some students but some also thought it was fair. Assignments were seen as interesting and relatively easy. In general, students enjoyed the learning experience and found the course interesting.


EESA05H: Environmental Hazards
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 455
Session: Winter 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 53.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 127213226125.07
Evaluations 219253123104.91
Organization 013162828235.49
Explanations 015163125215.34
Enthusiasm 2411172521205.04
Teaching 017173226175.25
Workload 145511712104.54
Difficulty 10450241474.65
Value 112253218225.24
Retake Yes: 70.1%   No: 29.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students comment that the three-hour length of this course and the 7-10pm timeslot made it difficult for them to concentrate. Students also did not like the 35% and 65% weighting of the midterm and final, suggesting it created excessive pressure, and report they were not always clear what to expect on tests. Still, students credit Professor Gipp with making the most of difficult material and they appreciated him as an instructor.


EESA10H: Human Health and the Environment
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 305
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 62.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10193336205.60
Evaluations 11152539295.85
Organization 11151943315.94
Explanations 10252338315.90
Enthusiasm 213122337235.56
Teaching 11162541255.77
Workload 2415619713.95
Difficulty 18116014513.96
Value 3101344141054.09
Retake Yes: 91.6%   No: 8.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Gipp's lectures and found him a very able and engaging instructor. Several students noted that they appreciated the grading breakdown of the course and the opportunity to do small in-class assignments on a regular basis. A few noted that e-mail is not a reliable way to contact Professor Gipp and combined with the size of the class this was unfortunate but it was a minor concern amid considerable praise.


EESA10H: Human Health and the Environment
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 173
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 59.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012103734175.50
Evaluations 001162535245.64
Organization 00261940335.96
Explanations 00172041305.93
Enthusiasm 002181936255.64
Teaching 00191745285.89
Workload 12117111314.02
Difficulty 13156612303.94
Value 2175819944.34
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Professor Gipp's lectures were well-planned and executed and find him approachable and willing to help. Many students expressed concern about the design of the assignment in this course, finding it not relevant to other material and of questionable value. Several students were also dissatisfied with the TA and suggest a new one be found.


EESB15H: Earth History
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 93635212164.41
Evaluations 3181226211564.12
Organization 361215381894.68
Explanations 069183521124.91
Enthusiasm 360183024185.12
Teaching 39327212794.73
Workload 00326389245.24
Difficulty 006322621155.06
Value 130647191334.09
Retake Yes: 28.1%   No: 71.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found the course to have a high workload because of the many methods of evaluations, including assignments, fieldtrips, field reports, biweekly quizzes and midterm. The 4-hour time slot (lecture + 3 hour lab) with no break was too long.


EESC15H: Research Seminar in Environmental Science
Instructor: Gipp, M. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0010302030105.00
Evaluations 000203030205.50
Organization 00030502004.90
Explanations 000204030105.30
Enthusiasm 000103050105.60
Teaching 000204010305.50
Workload 00060103004.70
Difficulty 00070201004.40
Value 00078011114.56
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this small class experience valuable in terms of developing their research and presentation abilities. The few comments received praise Professor Gipp as an instructor and only note that expectations might have been more clearly established.


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