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8 surveys for W. Seager

PHLA10H: Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 348
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 40.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 215203030105.11
Evaluations 035153133125.27
Organization 113133135135.39
Explanations 224133035135.31
Enthusiasm 236162432165.25
Teaching 203182039165.44
Workload 1175027954.48
Difficulty 02645281454.63
Value 135311915144.91
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students had mixed reactions to Professor Seagerís teaching style. Several found him to be interesting and enjoyable while others found him to be boring. Students have noted in general that the exams need to be more balanced in terms of content and that some guidance when it comes to the papers would be helpful.


PHLA10H: Introduction to Philosophy: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 401
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11421303575.15
Evaluations 013163236105.33
Organization 004112937175.55
Explanations 013142735185.51
Enthusiasm 046202330145.16
Teaching 01383340135.54
Workload 01350301334.61
Difficulty 01343291774.79
Value 13336211674.71
Retake Yes: 67.9%   No: 32.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course to be well-structured and they appreciated the interest Professor Seager showed in the material.


PHLA10H: Reason and Truth
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 384
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 36.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 12120382795.10
Evaluations 113213327145.21
Organization 114163231155.30
Explanations 111202236195.41
Enthusiasm 214172931165.24
Teaching 111183330155.32
Workload 10353261274.64
Difficulty 1144731984.63
Value 112382118195.09
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Seager was highly regarded by all and was credited as explaining difficult material quite well. Most students felt that the value of the tutorials was quite high.


PHLB86H: Foundations of Cognitive Science
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 40.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000134425135.40
Evaluations 000321332135.29
Organization 000251932135.36
Explanations 00002532386.13
Enthusiasm 00072525386.00
Teaching 00003232255.93
Workload 0776301304.07
Difficulty 000322513135.08
Value 000132532195.64
Retake Yes: 69.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Seager to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Many students noted that his humour and interesting real life examples make the class more enjoyable. However, several students noted that the course could have benefitted from having power-point slides, and that the professor should have given them a written syllabus and spent more time on the course requirements.


PHLB86H: Foundations of Cognitive Science
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 34.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00662250175.67
Evaluations 060171733285.56
Organization 006112239225.61
Explanations 000111733396.00
Enthusiasm 000113911395.78
Teaching 000111133446.11
Workload 0066722604.28
Difficulty 0064741604.47
Value 006353512124.88
Retake Yes: 77.8%   No: 22.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall students were pleased with Professor Seager. The only concern students had was that they found the subject material in this course to be intense.


PHLC86H: Issues in the Philosophy of Mind
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 20.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00017500345.50
Evaluations 00001767176.00
Organization 000173434175.50
Explanations 00001734506.33
Enthusiasm 00001767176.00
Teaching 00003450175.83
Workload 0017840003.83
Difficulty 00173450004.33
Value 00017176705.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall students thoroughly enjoyed the course. They felt Professor Seager was an excellent and knowledgeable instructor that could effectively incorporate the course text with real life examples. Some students felt the lectures could have more structure by following a lecture outline.


PHLC95H: Topics in the Philosophy of Mind
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 36.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000381325255.38
Evaluations 000252538135.38
Organization 0013251338135.13
Explanations 000131350255.88
Enthusiasm 0000063386.38
Teaching 000251325385.75
Workload 00135038004.25
Difficulty 0013382513134.75
Value 000251325135.33
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
A minority of students responded (a little more than a third of the class) that Prof. Seager was enthusiastic, eager to answer questions, and explained extensively with examples. A few students felt the pace of the course was moving slowly and reading was light.


PHLC95H: Topics in the Philosophy of Mind
Instructor: Seager, W. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002453246.00
Evaluations 0006653356.18
Organization 060121241295.71
Explanations 00061841356.06
Enthusiasm 00061235476.24
Teaching 00061235476.24
Workload 0065335604.41
Difficulty 006293518125.00
Value 060181224415.71
Retake Yes: 88.2%   No: 11.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Seager is credited with being an excellent Professor who is excellent at unravelling complicated subject matter and laying it out in an understandable way. Students appreciated his weekly short answer questions and found them extremely helpful as a study aid for exams. All appreciated his attentiveness to student questions and passion for class discussion. Overall the Professor provided a good learning experience.


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