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13 surveys for J. Hawkins

PHLA01Y: Fundamental Questions of Philosophy
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 94
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000103244125.48
Evaluations 01372738215.49
Organization 00062345255.84
Explanations 03142740235.61
Enthusiasm 10012041355.96
Teaching 01041852235.81
Workload 0367514003.94
Difficulty 0145530704.26
Value 02436342024.64
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt this professor made good use of multimedia aids. She was helpful and easy to get in touch with. Students felt that tutorials would have been useful.


PHLA11H: Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 424
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 69.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01418383185.21
Evaluations 013173236115.34
Organization 012193725145.31
Explanations 014163032185.45
Enthusiasm 226242726145.08
Teaching 004183530125.28
Workload 1266317734.27
Difficulty 1175427824.38
Value 02630251374.79
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
On the whole, students enjoyed having Professor Hawkins as an instructor and found her to be very informative. Her expectations for the course were made very clear and she explained her concepts well. Students found that the textbook was not very helpful and found it was difficult to follow at times. Students suggested that Professor Hawkins could enhance her lectures by making use of visual aids and PowerPoint slides, as opposed to Word documents.


PHLA11H: Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 391
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002133832135.38
Evaluations 013152736185.46
Organization 003112637235.65
Explanations 00382341245.73
Enthusiasm 013112836215.55
Teaching 012102741205.63
Workload 0286218824.28
Difficulty 0175624844.42
Value 126252922155.05
Retake Yes: 78.9%   No: 21.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many felt that the class was simply too large for a philosophy class, however, given the size students felt that Professor Hawkins did an excellent job of getting across ideas. Students also like her lecture slides although many felt it would have been helpful to have them posted earlier for review prior to the class.


PHLA11H: Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 398
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012233826105.14
Evaluations 012163832125.34
Organization 006153629135.26
Explanations 105153129195.35
Enthusiasm 327123222225.23
Teaching 115133630155.30
Workload 1175922724.30
Difficulty 1065525944.46
Value 22433252594.87
Retake Yes: 70.6%   No: 29.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally found Professor Hawkins to be an able lecturer and instructor but had various concerns with organization and content. A number of students requested that lecture notes be made available in advance of each lecture rather than afterwards, though also praised the detail of the notes available. Control in the classroom was cited as a minor problem with the suggestion that more could be done to quiet talking students. The frequent and repetitive use of examples was felt by some students to be disengaging while others appreciated it as thorough. Some observed that the course was not what they expected (very common, for first year philosophy) with a focus on theory rather than case studies or issues.


PHLA11H: Value and Society
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 347
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 31221372795.02
Evaluations 341222322254.64
Organization 127203524115.00
Explanations 114183524165.20
Enthusiasm 213143029205.37
Teaching 125243124125.00
Workload 0176617534.26
Difficulty 1286019924.29
Value 213362620124.93
Retake Yes: 78.3%   No: 21.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Student response to this class was very mixed, with the majority of students at least satisfied with the course but with a wide variety of concerns being raised and suggestions made for improvement. Quite a number of students questioned the worth of the tutorials and the value placed on mere attendance. Others noted problems associated with the timely return of student work and adequate opportunity to learn from mistakes made on earlier work. Quite a lot of dissatisfaction was expressed with the multiple-choice format of the mid-term, but students were divided as to whether it should be improved as a system or if multiple choice is simply inappropriate to philosophy in the first place.


PHLB01H: Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 38
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 86.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182142185.55
Evaluations 00392433305.73
Organization 00093339185.61
Explanations 00333336245.70
Enthusiasm 00032736335.94
Teaching 00331851245.85
Workload 0012759303.99
Difficulty 0396912334.08
Value 030372512214.98
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Stiudents found this class to be interesting and organized. Hawkins showed great interest in the material.


PHLB07H: Happiness and Freedom
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 161
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00033742165.71
Evaluations 000103340145.60
Organization 00071647285.99
Explanations 00031643356.14
Enthusiasm 00052428406.09
Teaching 00031651276.06
Workload 0036910934.34
Difficulty 0035827724.43
Value 003312022115.10
Retake Yes: 83.8%   No: 16.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Professor Hawkins to be energetic, approachable, and enthusiastic, and they felt that the course was fair and interesting. However, some students would have appreciated it had the lecture notes been posted earlier. Nonetheless, students highly commend Professor Hawkins' performance.


PHLB07H: Well-Being and Autonomy
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00023042255.90
Evaluations 22221750225.70
Organization 00052543255.90
Explanations 00051535456.20
Enthusiasm 0000740526.40
Teaching 00001742406.20
Workload 05260221004.30
Difficulty 02125623504.20
Value 00285219165.40
Retake Yes: 86.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that on the whole Professor Hawkins succeeded in making the material for this course accessible when it otherwise might not have been. Many students commented that class discussion played a significant role in the course, and most enjoyed this element, but some were concerned that specific individuals excessively dominated the discussion. Hawkins received very high marks for enthusiasm, while slightly lower marks for organization and methods of evaluation reflect a scattering of different concerns in those areas.


PHLB08H: Ethics and International Development
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 40.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00392442215.70
Evaluations 00093633215.67
Organization 00091553215.88
Explanations 00061848275.97
Enthusiasm 00333636215.70
Teaching 00091553215.88
Workload 0037115904.30
Difficulty 0065033604.41
Value 000332115125.07
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Hawkins to be very passionate and enthusiastic about the course material. They found the lectures to be very organized and useful; however, students noted that sometimes, the professor failed to justify the grades assigned to students. Students requested that she post lecture notes before the lecture.


PHLB08H: Ethics and International Affairs
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 72
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042747225.86
Evaluations 000121660125.72
Organization 00022640326.02
Explanations 00001640446.28
Enthusiasm 00002240386.16
Teaching 00001458286.14
Workload 0006724624.43
Difficulty 0086920204.16
Value 00035421944.92
Retake Yes: 93.6%   No: 6.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated Professor Hawkins' friendly and approachable manner in the classroom and felt it contributed to an open and participatory environment. Most students appreciated the tutorials and felt they were well led. A few students from outside of philosophy programs recommended caution associated with the difficulty of jumping into a new discipline with different expectations than what they are used to, but acknowledged the value of the material all the same and did not regret their participation in the course.


PHLB09H: Biomedical Ethics
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001112545185.69
Evaluations 00182846175.71
Organization 10383036235.63
Explanations 00142444275.93
Enthusiasm 00181747275.92
Teaching 00072145275.93
Workload 0036728204.29
Difficulty 0126821804.33
Value 015193327155.24
Retake Yes: 91.9%   No: 8.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
A large number of students seemed to enjoy this class, thanks to Professor Hawkins' knowledge and enthusiasm. The lectures were singled out as a high point of the class and many said that while they were not philosophy majors, they found it to be a valuable introduction to philosophy. The only concerns raised were that the reading could be a bit heavy at times and that it would have helped to provide notes before class.


PHLB81H: Theories of Mind
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00043244205.80
Evaluations 000162028365.84
Organization 004123624245.52
Explanations 00042052245.96
Enthusiasm 00041236486.28
Teaching 00042036406.12
Workload 00126841604.24
Difficulty 0006620844.40
Value 000263426135.21
Retake Yes: 95.0%   No: 4.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that this professor was sometimes repetitive, but was good at explaining the material in an organized manner. She provided good feedback for returned assignments.


PHLC06H: Topics in Ethical Theory
Instructor: Hawkins, J. Course Enrollment: 45
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00032047306.03
Evaluations 00303343205.77
Organization 000102323436.00
Explanations 00032730406.07
Enthusiasm 00032033436.17
Teaching 00001445416.28
Workload 00105928034.28
Difficulty 0076320734.37
Value 00330332775.03
Retake Yes: 86.7%   No: 13.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many comments surrounded Professor Hawkins' enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter. A lot of students also appreciated her feedback. While some mentioned she took too long marking papers (an equal number of students disagreed), most commented it was probably because of her attention to detail.


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