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8 surveys for A. Butscher

MATA30H: Calculus I
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 136
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 3 Percent Response: 69.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 412104126155.22
Evaluations 448173020164.89
Organization 517172235135.05
Explanations 524143026175.10
Enthusiasm 22271721485.91
Teaching 510132534225.39
Workload 304172133215.37
Difficulty 316101824385.62
Value 206312025165.04
Retake Yes: 56.5%   No: 43.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students described Professor Butscher as a very energetic instructor who displayed much enthusiasm for the course material. Many students found the length and content of the term terms to be unreasonable, and expressed a need for more examples and extra help. Overall, Professor Butscher was commented on effectively covering a large amount of course material, but still needs to pay attention to speed and detail in his lectures.


MATA30H: Calculus I
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 159
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 3 Percent Response: 49.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03419363355.09
Evaluations 14327312864.92
Organization 0103252824104.84
Explanations 116143035115.23
Enthusiasm 03351630435.99
Teaching 034132837155.40
Workload 000181830335.78
Difficulty 001162331295.70
Value 037342024124.93
Retake Yes: 52.9%   No: 47.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
All the students loved Professor Butscher's energy and excellent enthusiasm shown in teaching Calculus. This made the lectures interesting. Professor Butscher was of a great help during his office hours. They felt, however, that it would be beneficial if he gave more detailed examples and avoided skipping steps when explaining them. His lectures could be more organized and it would be appreciated if he slowed down his pace of teaching. Many students were not satisfied with the textbook used in this course, as it was not detailed enough and did not give sufficient examples.


MATA35H: Calculus II for Biological Sciences
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 752128251134.07
Evaluations 107182728373.93
Organization 138836161173.95
Explanations 13101532121083.82
Enthusiasm 832182520255.05
Teaching 107823282054.31
Workload 000152529315.75
Difficulty 000102727365.88
Value 704261635124.98
Retake Yes: 20.8%   No: 79.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course felt that a lack of preparation and organization contributed to various problems and difficulties, including lectures that were difficult to follow, notes that were not posted in a reasonable timeframe, and material covered in a way that did not mirror the other unit of this course, instructed by Professor Hill. While students appreciated Professor Butscher's enthusiasm and intelligence, several commented that they ended up relying on the textbook alone.


MATA37H: Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 50583025275.40
Evaluations 538122820235.08
Organization 32883323225.23
Explanations 527152823205.10
Enthusiasm 32252223435.83
Teaching 50372932245.46
Workload 32073227305.62
Difficulty 32051722526.02
Value 235232023235.20
Retake Yes: 47.5%   No: 52.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course to be fairly difficult but many enjoyed it nonetheless due to the instructor. Professor Butscher was cited as an energetic and helpful teacher whose enthusiasm made the class bearable. Students would like more examples to be provided during lecture to assist in their understanding of the material.


MATA37H: Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 58
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 030151536305.73
Evaluations 33062730305.64
Organization 36392133245.36
Explanations 06393318305.45
Enthusiasm 03331821526.06
Teaching 000151530395.94
Workload 000123024335.79
Difficulty 00061830456.15
Value 003303021155.15
Retake Yes: 57.6%   No: 42.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Several comments (and the numerical responses) indicate a general feeling that this was a very difficult course but Professor Butscher was cited as an enthusiastic instructor whose enthusiasm was contagious. A few students noted that the smaller class size contributed to a more collegial atmosphere with a greater sense of cooperative learning. Some requested more complete explanations of the various steps to each problem or most complete and detailed answers posted and made available, as they felt they lacked guidance on easier material they were assumed to know but might not.


MATA37H: Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 76
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 26.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 05015503005.00
Evaluations 05035352504.75
Organization 1101126371154.32
Explanations 502116322154.53
Enthusiasm 00553520355.75
Teaching 50010503505.05
Workload 00051530506.25
Difficulty 0005035606.50
Value 005153030205.45
Retake Yes: 40.0%   No: 60.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


MATB41H: Techniques of the Calculus of Several Variables I
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 74
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 202272729135.16
Evaluations 427113620205.15
Organization 046223026135.07
Explanations 409271831114.93
Enthusiasm 20221335466.15
Teaching 042152439175.43
Workload 002193328195.43
Difficulty 00093533225.69
Value 24637152894.80
Retake Yes: 56.9%   No: 43.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students commented on Professor Butscher's enthusiastic teaching style, but noted that this same energy often caused material to be rushed through during class. The material itself appeared to get more difficult near the end of the course, which made Professor Butscher's teaching style more detrimental to the learning experience. Overall, students found Professor Butscher to be engaging and approachable, but would have benefited from a better tutorial experience where concepts were discussed and explained.


MATC37H: Introduction to Real Analysis
Instructor: Butscher, A. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001313038385.75
Evaluations 002525025255.00
Organization 013001338385.75
Explanations 0130133813255.13
Enthusiasm 000131313636.25
Teaching 001302538255.63
Workload 00001338506.38
Difficulty 0000013886.88
Value 0130131325385.50
Retake Yes: 71.4%   No: 28.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
To judge by the few comments received, 'extremely tough but worthwhile' would seem to be the consensus, on this course.


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