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26 surveys for N. Dolan

ENGA10H: Introduction to Literary Study: 1890 to World War II
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 241
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 217282028135.04
Evaluations 209252229135.08
Organization 6214192027124.73
Explanations 1513162025215.07
Enthusiasm 123131430375.77
Teaching 034241733205.31
Workload 02448271374.66
Difficulty 0235030874.61
Value 024252018315.40
Retake Yes: 61.4%   No: 38.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, Professor Dolan was seen as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable professor, who was passionate about teaching the material of his course. Some suggestions by the students were that he should not be repetitive during lecture. Additionally, many students recommended that Professor Dolan start class on time in future. Finally, students would have benefited if the complexity of the language use were simplified more so that students can understand better.


ENGA11H: Introduction to Literary Study: 1945 to Today
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 260
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 103153135165.44
Evaluations 013153434135.37
Organization 116152936125.26
Explanations 012142338225.62
Enthusiasm 002111638335.89
Teaching 00252343265.86
Workload 02654231224.43
Difficulty 0196519504.18
Value 011172924275.53
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor Dolan to be a wonderful and enthusiastic teacher. There were many concerns over the 3-hour lecture length being too long: there were suggestions to split it into two sections. Some students also said that the goals of the course and the lectures could benefit from more organization and clarity. Overall, students enjoyed the selected readings and found Professor Dolan to be a fair marker.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 51
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 80.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00318473055.17
Evaluations 00513255435.38
Organization 001022253735.00
Explanations 003104727135.38
Enthusiasm 03052742225.75
Teaching 000152049135.62
Workload 00049271854.78
Difficulty 00340421504.70
Value 03340131854.69
Retake Yes: 49.0%   No: 51.0%
calendar, timetable Comments


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 149
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 49.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003103336105.44
Evaluations 02073337115.54
Organization 006203222135.18
Explanations 000133327185.55
Enthusiasm 02273125245.66
Teaching 002102729245.71
Workload 0296213304.08
Difficulty 0056418304.22
Value 006251611104.92
Retake Yes: 70.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 168
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 51.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002112942145.59
Evaluations 002144032115.37
Organization 002133628195.52
Explanations 004142630235.58
Enthusiasm 00252827365.95
Teaching 00051945286.00
Workload 0367212334.13
Difficulty 02106419334.19
Value 22026221794.98
Retake Yes: 81.1%   No: 18.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor Dolan to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate. However, some felt that his lectures were very repetitive and, at times, uninteresting. Further, most students disliked his quizzes which required the recall of many poems.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 87
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 9.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000252538135.38
Evaluations 000251350135.50
Organization 000145714145.29
Explanations 001402929295.57
Enthusiasm 00002929436.14
Teaching 000132538255.75
Workload 0013880003.88
Difficulty 0006338004.38
Value 002538251304.25
Retake Yes: 28.6%   No: 71.4%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Winter 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 66.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00063045195.77
Evaluations 00022343326.04
Organization 00293240175.62
Explanations 0006660286.09
Enthusiasm 00001730526.35
Teaching 00041145406.21
Workload 424834203.87
Difficulty 224834403.98
Value 021036331454.62
Retake Yes: 93.3%   No: 6.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
The timing of this class was a problem for many students ' running one evening per week from 7-10pm ' and several suggest they might have fared better during the day or if the class were split into two lectures per week. Students found Professor Dolan to be knowledgeable and engaging, though a bit disorganized at times. Several mentioned with appreciation his willingness to engage with alternative views from the class. A few students expressed a desire to see a greater range of poetry included in the future, and felt the selection was limited.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 49.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02222372975.10
Evaluations 0010242924125.05
Organization 00840331554.70
Explanations 002242932125.27
Enthusiasm 020101741295.83
Teaching 002173227225.49
Workload 0278010003.98
Difficulty 0077815004.07
Value 001036331834.67
Retake Yes: 65.9%   No: 34.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt the instructor possessed vast knowledge and enthusiasm for the material he presented. Although he explained how to deconstruct and analyze poems, some felt more explanation of concepts and a greater variety of course assignments would be helpful in future years. Also, students explained that the lectures lacked organization which made them difficult to follow. Overall, the course was an enjoyable learning experience.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking about Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 66
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 69.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002183120295.56
Evaluations 022202027275.50
Organization 002222424275.51
Explanations 00492918405.80
Enthusiasm 00241820566.22
Teaching 002162013495.91
Workload 0076818524.27
Difficulty 0026429404.36
Value 022383112144.90
Retake Yes: 73.2%   No: 26.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commented that the lecturer was passionate and helpful in class. He communicated well and taught students the techniques to analyze poetry. Some commented there was a lack variety within the required readings however, the lecturer was available to help students understand the concepts. Overall, a good learning experience.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking About Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 2 Percent Response: 61.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051052315.99
Evaluations 00051031526.20
Organization 0005557316.04
Explanations 0000047526.46
Enthusiasm 0000526686.57
Teaching 0000531636.52
Workload 005845054.11
Difficulty 0057851004.12
Value 000121243315.83
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Dolan made the class very enjoyable and showed people why poetry is great. He explained the concepts well and was very attentive to his students.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking About Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 27
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 74.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000101055255.95
Evaluations 00051560205.95
Organization 000104535105.45
Explanations 000101550255.90
Enthusiasm 00001055356.25
Teaching 00002045356.15
Workload 000905504.15
Difficulty 0008015504.25
Value 000112347175.60
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Upon completion of this course, students found a greater appreaciation for the course material . They enjoyed the way Dolan taught and found him to be very encouraging and easy to speak with.


ENGB08H: Collisions of Culture and the Emergence of a Liberal Nation
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02022050265.94
Evaluations 00022044326.08
Organization 00042838285.92
Explanations 00041836426.16
Enthusiasm 0004632576.44
Teaching 0002438556.48
Workload 00248222444.80
Difficulty 0006128804.45
Value 002241214265.49
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ENGB08H: Collisions of Culture and the Emergence of a Liberal Nation
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00413443365.23
Evaluations 00210433965.37
Organization 022224124105.12
Explanations 00410314785.45
Enthusiasm 00201845356.12
Teaching 00242550195.81
Workload 02036441084.84
Difficulty 00059291024.55
Value 0010382715104.77
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students responded well to Professor Dolan's knowledge in this subject area and obvious enthusiasm. Several students felt lacking in adequate background to approach this material, such as basic knowledge regarding American history, religious movements, etc. Most considered the material valuable but requested less of a focus on Puritanism.


ENGB08Y: American Literature: An Introduction
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00044116375.76
Evaluations 00002029506.24
Organization 000212613395.65
Explanations 00002512626.31
Enthusiasm 0000826656.51
Teaching 00002113656.38
Workload 00030839215.41
Difficulty 0006225844.49
Value 000103030305.80
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students really enjoyed the course but thought that it could be improved with a little more organization and a little less of a workload. Students were really impressed with Dolan.


ENGB09H: American Literature from the Civil War to the Present
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 71
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 62.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 30051646235.85
Evaluations 000101441305.98
Organization 307141428255.46
Explanations 03331437325.97
Enthusiasm 3003332506.36
Teaching 0305730466.23
Workload 00039357104.84
Difficulty 0006671404.38
Value 003211019255.58
Retake Yes: 86.1%   No: 13.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously agreed that Professor Dolan is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable professor who effectively presented material. Professor Dolan was said to be a very helpful and engaging professor. However, students would have appreciated it if the reading material was minimized, in order to allow for more in-depth understanding of the novels. Overall, his enthusiasm encourages students to stay focused.


ENGB09H: American Literature from the Civil War to the Present
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 84
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00315452885.23
Evaluations 002153934105.36
Organization 001419323424.92
Explanations 002103432225.63
Enthusiasm 00051437446.20
Teaching 00553535205.60
Workload 00248251784.82
Difficulty 0207122324.31
Value 046391720154.89
Retake Yes: 82.1%   No: 17.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought Professor Dolan did a good job in teaching the course. They appreciated his insights into the texts, but felt that he could have been better organized in terms of lectures and essays.


ENGC12H: Individualism and Community in Classic American Literature
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003103235195.58
Evaluations 003101348265.84
Organization 003232629195.39
Explanations 000102335325.90
Enthusiasm 00031019686.52
Teaching 00062329426.06
Workload 00055231664.74
Difficulty 0006526364.52
Value 000252532185.43
Retake Yes: 86.7%   No: 13.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were enamoured by the selection of readings for the duration of the course. Although, given the quantity of the readings, they felt it was a little difficult to keep up at times. In terms of the lectures, students felt that Professor Neal's enthusiastic teaching style was very interactive and full of quality discussion.


ENGC12H: Individualism and Community in Classic American Literature
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 41
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00081638366.00
Evaluations 00002533416.20
Organization 00283038195.60
Explanations 00221930446.10
Enthusiasm 0000527666.60
Teaching 00021333506.30
Workload 0226322804.30
Difficulty 02072111304.30
Value 000292225225.40
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class were slightly concerned about the level of the required reading, but could not find enough good things to say about Professor Dolan and his instruction. Comments regarding his style were varied, but unfailingly positive.


ENGC13H: Ethnic Traditions in American Literature
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 50
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 66.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 40441337405.97
Evaluations 40402234375.91
Organization 700102831255.47
Explanations 40441037436.03
Enthusiasm 4000719676.48
Teaching 4400737496.16
Workload 00070191004.38
Difficulty 0047910704.19
Value 400102228195.54
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments


ENGC50H: Studies in Contemporary American Fiction
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 51.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003045265.96
Evaluations 00044130265.78
Organization 000152341195.65
Explanations 00042626416.08
Enthusiasm 0000830636.56
Teaching 00001941386.19
Workload 000153015345.72
Difficulty 00052262304.70
Value 00443430235.68
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously agreed that Professor Dolan is an enthusiastic and encouraging professor. In addition, students would have appreciated it if the reading load was reduced. Overall though, students found Professor Dolan to have a great teaching style in order to ensure students understood the material thoroughly.


ENGD59H: Emerson and the Emersonian Tradition in American Poetry
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 78.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061234506.28
Evaluations 00061234506.28
Organization 00061239456.22
Explanations 0006623676.50
Enthusiasm 000066896.83
Teaching 0006623676.50
Workload 0007801704.35
Difficulty 0007312664.41
Value 00017612396.00
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 6.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Dolan to be very enthusiastic and interesting. They felt that the assignments were helpful and kept the students caught up with the readings, which students also described as interesting.


ENGD60H: The Problem of a Liberal Culture: Emerson and Nineteenth-Century Cultural Prophets
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 24
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 54.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000854386.31
Evaluations 00001523626.46
Organization 00003123466.15
Explanations 0000831626.54
Enthusiasm 0000023776.77
Teaching 0000031696.69
Workload 000461523155.08
Difficulty 00046823235.23
Value 00023238465.77
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students appreciated Professor Dolan for his enthusiasm and knowledge of the course material. The considered him to be excellent at engaging students through class discussions and presentations. A few found the readings to be heavy, but the course experience was worthwhile.


ENGD60H: The Problem of a Liberal Culture: Emerson and Nineteenth-Century Cultural Prophets
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 27
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061841356.06
Evaluations 00012641416.12
Organization 0006246565.71
Explanations 00001241476.35
Enthusiasm 0000018826.82
Teaching 00001229596.47
Workload 00629471264.82
Difficulty 00029412905.00
Value 06603524295.53
Retake Yes: 94.1%   No: 5.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were pleased with Professor Dolan's instruction and a number made comments reflecting a desire to get even more out of a considerable body of course material, including more hours a week or even a full-year course on the same subject. Some students were very concerned about having the vast majority of the course mark rest on a single long paper (there was no final exam) while most seemed to find the method of evaluation motivating and suited to a D-level course.


ENGD61H: James Baldwin, the African-American Experience, and the Liberal Imagination
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 90.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001637476.32
Evaluations 00002132476.26
Organization 00052616536.16
Explanations 00051621586.32
Enthusiasm 0000526686.63
Teaching 00001121686.58
Workload 00117411504.11
Difficulty 0056826004.21
Value 060282817225.17
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were unstinting in their praise of Professor Dolan who clearly shines in a smaller classroom setting. They felt he was both a very capable lecturer and also set the tone for a successful and relaxing seminar-style course. Complaints about this course were almost non-existent, though one student mentioned the 60% paper was a bit intimidating.


ENGD61H: James Baldwin, the African-American Experience, and the Liberal Imagination
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00091827456.10
Evaluations 009181818365.50
Organization 000182718365.70
Explanations 00001827546.40
Enthusiasm 0000918726.60
Teaching 0000279636.40
Workload 000819094.40
Difficulty 0006336004.40
Value 00054189184.90
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Dolan received praise from his students citing his approachability, his breath of knowledge, and his willingness to go that extra mile to help students who have questions. His classroom style, encouraging open participation, was also appreciated by many. Some students were not comfortable with a marking scheme in which one paper was worth 75% of the final, while others considered this reasonable in context of a D-level course.


ENGD85H: The Image of the Home in North American Fiction
Instructor: Dolan, N. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 63.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002943296.00
Evaluations 00882915435.79
Organization 00004322295.85
Explanations 00002915586.29
Enthusiasm 0000022796.79
Teaching 00001536506.36
Workload 00050298154.86
Difficulty 00058222204.64
Value 0008222985.56
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Dolan was deemed engaging and interesting. Also, many students felt that he easily encouraged discussions and deeper understanding of the books. However, some students found that the work load was fairly heavy.


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