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12 surveys for S. Duraiyappah

HUMB04H: Religious Traditions of the East
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Summer 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 51.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004173024275.53
Evaluations 044241437175.31
Organization 007202420305.47
Explanations 040142730275.60
Enthusiasm 000101037446.13
Teaching 000202434245.60
Workload 00037273075.07
Difficulty 000244024145.27
Value 0010342017144.89
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Duraiyappah to be an extremely engaging and approachable instructor. Nonetheless, some students felt the course was rather difficult and many would have appreciated it had lecture slides been posted prior to class.


HUMB04H: Religious Traditions of the East
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 327
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 747222424114.68
Evaluations 1371522261153.95
Organization 927202821134.72
Explanations 743202628134.87
Enthusiasm 820122324315.37
Teaching 766183318114.65
Workload 101302919215.26
Difficulty 100262123295.54
Value 101202016425.73
Retake Yes: 52.4%   No: 47.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Duraiyappah to be a good professor. Students found him helpful and available for consultation during his office hours. Students also suggested that he reconsider the evaluation for the class, as the course material and mid-term in particular were found to be difficult.


HUMB04H: Religious Traditions of the East
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 391
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00272036345.91
Evaluations 103102531295.68
Organization 012102031355.84
Explanations 00171629476.15
Enthusiasm 00021228586.42
Teaching 00181632436.09
Workload 121462712104.73
Difficulty 2364328994.56
Value 123262423215.26
Retake Yes: 87.3%   No: 12.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
The Professor was noted as being engaging and well equipped at getting information across to the students. His integration of humour into the course was appreciated by many. Some students mentioned that they would have benefited from the Professor having more office hours. Overall the class was well liked by almost all.


HUMC16H: Hindu Epic
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0040452426.29
Evaluations 00001746396.23
Organization 0044746426.19
Explanations 0000736556.50
Enthusiasm 0000430686.65
Teaching 0007442496.32
Workload 000422326105.03
Difficulty 00455201774.68
Value 000101736265.89
Retake Yes: 93.5%   No: 6.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Duraiyappah to be a very enthusiastic and approachable; not only was he very passionate about the course material, but he was also willing to provide further assistance to students who were struggling with the course material.


HUMC16H: Hindu Epic
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052328446.11
Evaluations 00052536346.00
Organization 0010132124325.56
Explanations 00271826486.11
Enthusiasm 0002825666.54
Teaching 00051528526.28
Workload 00237252885.05
Difficulty 00254321204.54
Value 000112121466.04
Retake Yes: 93.1%   No: 6.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students were impressed with Professor Duraiyappah's performance as he showed charisma, enthusiasm, and was communicative of the course needs. Many commented on the difficulty in the readings, especially for those without prior knowledge of Hinduism. The course follows many epic texts but despite the heavy workload, students felt the material was interesting enough to study (though a few said it would have been easier to manage if the course addressed a specific text). A few students noted that the professor would get sidetracked in discussions sometimes or would not follow the texts completely but his availability in office hours helped diminish problems regarding the understanding of texts. Almost all students praised the course for being useful on a personal level and that more Religion courses should be offered at UTSC.


RLGA01H: World Religions I
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 50
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 52.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 088201627165.00
Evaluations 4016123120124.83
Organization 404243120124.96
Explanations 040123124205.43
Enthusiasm 040122024355.75
Teaching 404162727165.21
Workload 00043272444.88
Difficulty 00431243545.04
Value 040312020125.00
Retake Yes: 70.8%   No: 29.2%
calendar, timetable No Comments


RLGC04H: Hindu Epic
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0019191032235.23
Evaluations 055231428235.29
Organization 0510231032235.23
Explanations 055102332285.55
Enthusiasm 05552314505.86
Teaching 0510141432285.41
Workload 050372819144.95
Difficulty 050412314144.86
Value 0100102819235.32
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the professor to be very interesting and understanding. He encourages students to participate in the class. However, most students complained about being unable to reach him v ia email and in person.


RLGC04H: Hindu Epic
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 38
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 65.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04081236405.96
Evaluations 00401644366.08
Organization 04082424405.84
Explanations 04002020576.20
Enthusiasm 0400829606.36
Teaching 00401629526.24
Workload 00044292904.84
Difficulty 00852291204.44
Value 000161616405.91
Retake Yes: 95.8%   No: 4.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Duraiyappah was said to be enthusiastic about the course material and assigned relevant and informative readings. He also included all students in class discussions, and stressed the importance of great writing skills. Some students expressed difficulty getting in touch with the professor via email.


VPHC53H: The Silk Routes
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 60.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052045306.00
Evaluations 000102040305.90
Organization 00053535255.80
Explanations 00052040356.05
Enthusiasm 00001540456.30
Teaching 00052530406.05
Workload 00035352555.00
Difficulty 05040405104.70
Value 000203025255.55
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Duraiyappah to be an excellent lecturer, bringing enthusiasm to the classroom and keeping the material interesting. They also found the trips to the ROM were beneficial in generating curiosity and allowed for a practical application of the material. One suggestion students have is to focus on key individual pieces while making the syllabus more structured.


VPHC53H: The Silk Routes
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000465306.26
Evaluations 0000959326.23
Organization 0000059416.41
Explanations 0000452436.39
Enthusiasm 000009916.91
Teaching 0004439526.39
Workload 004834444.22
Difficulty 0013709444.17
Value 005482910104.71
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


VPHC55H: Religion in the Arts: Hinduism and Jainism
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 72.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000171717506.00
Evaluations 000122828345.83
Organization 00061256286.06
Explanations 00061734456.17
Enthusiasm 00012628566.28
Teaching 000121750235.83
Workload 00639391704.67
Difficulty 60050281204.34
Value 000172317285.67
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the professor to be passionate about the material covered in class. They also found that the class had great discussions. Students recommended that Professor Sudharshan respond more frequently to emails.


VPHC55H: Religion in the Arts: Hinduism and Buddhism
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0007736506.29
Evaluations 00701429506.14
Organization 00071436436.14
Explanations 00001414716.57
Enthusiasm 0000029716.71
Teaching 0007714716.50
Workload 00069151504.46
Difficulty 00058172504.67
Value 00055181894.82
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students liked this course and felt that they learned a lot. Professor Duraiyappah was found to be helpful and enthusiastic.


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