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16 surveys for K. Zakzanis

PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 540
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 47.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 10081938335.94
Evaluations 122112734235.61
Organization 11162033386.03
Explanations 11151331496.23
Enthusiasm 1103930556.38
Teaching 10231434466.21
Workload 11244271884.82
Difficulty 10448271364.67
Value 101122025315.80
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 298
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 36.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00162840255.83
Evaluations 101142332295.70
Organization 00052535345.99
Explanations 00151832456.15
Enthusiasm 00041533486.26
Teaching 00051836406.13
Workload 21047261584.72
Difficulty 31147321064.57
Value 012172523225.47
Retake Yes: 92.0%   No: 8.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
On a whole, students found Professor Konstantine Zakzanis to be an outstanding instructor who displayed much enthusiasm. Students enjoyed his teaching style, examples, case studies, video clips, and guest speakers. Students enjoyed the course material and found it very interesting.


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 534
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 42.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20482242235.67
Evaluations 137132631205.35
Organization 11251838355.97
Explanations 11241431486.17
Enthusiasm 11131429526.27
Teaching 11161538396.07
Workload 11241301984.87
Difficulty 10244301844.76
Value 102141729245.65
Retake Yes: 84.8%   No: 15.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, student found the professor to be an engaging one but disliked the way evaluation of the course was done. The exam content did not accurately reflect material presented in class with far too much emphasis on details in the textbook. They loved the use of guest speakers and found Professor Zakzanis an inspiration.


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 264
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 31.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 225132936135.31
Evaluations 2410163321114.91
Organization 203112929255.59
Explanations 20372630305.77
Enthusiasm 20271924466.05
Teaching 203132527275.62
Workload 23235292274.84
Difficulty 203313515104.93
Value 204202522115.15
Retake Yes: 75.3%   No: 24.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students agreed that this course was very interesting, and felt Professor Zakzanis did an exceptional job teaching. However, many students found the tests to be difficult due to the specificity of the questions. Students also enjoyed having guest speakers, as it further enhanced their overall learning experience.


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 526
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 51.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031244406.24
Evaluations 00161739376.07
Organization 00131533476.26
Explanations 0113932546.39
Enthusiasm 0003428646.56
Teaching 0003834536.42
Workload 00251261554.70
Difficulty 10258251034.51
Value 010102127325.90
Retake Yes: 97.7%   No: 2.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found Professor Zakzanis to be both approachable and knowledgeable and they enjoyed both the guest speakers and the videos he brought to class. Nonetheless, some felt that they were assigned an excessive amount of reading.


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 476
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 62.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00172043295.92
Evaluations 105142533235.51
Organization 00141838376.05
Explanations 00051136486.26
Enthusiasm 00021032566.40
Teaching 00121442416.19
Workload 001412819104.93
Difficulty 00250291454.68
Value 001152424365.79
Retake Yes: 90.1%   No: 9.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
All of the students agreed on the fact that Professor Zakzanis was an outstanding professor. They thought of him as an asset to UTSC and should teach more courses. Students enjoyed all the lectures because the professor brought excitement, energy and enthusiasm into the class which made the three hours fly by. The professor was described as very knowledgeable, approachable, committed and responsible. Students appreciated his examples and guest speakers which brought the course material to life. However, some students felt that the amount of information was overwhelming and book was dense and suggested for the midterm not to be too detailed. Overall, many students would recommend this course to any student in UTSC.


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 364
Session: Fall 2005 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 58.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00092243275.88
Evaluations 023133236135.38
Organization 00052340315.96
Explanations 00061635426.13
Enthusiasm 00021133536.36
Teaching 00041244406.19
Workload 01136282584.97
Difficulty 00349271554.67
Value 011152431305.72
Retake Yes: 93.0%   No: 7.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students appreciated Professor Zakzanis' breadth of knowledge and use of relevant examples in lecture, although many also found the guest speakers to be less useful in their understanding of course material. The majority of students enjoyed coming to lecture and appreciated Professor Zakzanis' passion and enthusiasm for the material. Students commented that the second midterm was too specific in scope and many noted that they would have preferred a non-cumulative exam.


PSYB32H: Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 327
Session: Fall 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 67.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052249245.93
Evaluations 003102540235.70
Organization 00172038335.96
Explanations 00071136456.18
Enthusiasm 00031231546.35
Teaching 00041434476.23
Workload 00346311464.72
Difficulty 0065728724.41
Value 000132528345.82
Retake Yes: 95.8%   No: 4.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course agree consistently that the grading format, with four separate exams, was helpful and appreciated. Most report that Professor Zakzanis was engaging, enthusiastic, and clearly committed to his field. Some felt that tested material tended to focus more on trivia than central concepts which detracts from their sense of focus and ability to stay motivated.


PSYC31H: Clinical Neuropsychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 81
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 48.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 300182918295.49
Evaluations 301618831215.14
Organization 30332624395.86
Explanations 03061826446.05
Enthusiasm 00032131426.16
Teaching 03082426365.86
Workload 00382124425.97
Difficulty 003182626245.51
Value 00081829265.90
Retake Yes: 64.9%   No: 35.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Zakzanis to be an excellent professor. His use of demonstrations made lectures interesting, and enhanced the students' overall learning experience.


PSYC31H: Clinical Neuropsychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 88
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 63.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 044151738225.50
Evaluations 4611222217184.78
Organization 20020836335.76
Explanations 20011940365.96
Enthusiasm 2006836476.20
Teaching 040151142275.72
Workload 00061833406.11
Difficulty 00062434335.98
Value 206151824225.40
Retake Yes: 61.0%   No: 39.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Majority of students found Prof. Zakzanis to be an outstanding lecturer, and especially enjoy the concrete and helpful demonstrations. The biggest complaint by far was the chosen textbook is too long, dense, and difficult to read. A few students mentioned the exams were ambiguous, tricky, and not reflective of the effort put in.


PSYC31H: Clinical Neuropsychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0005424755.53
Evaluations 0511262126114.84
Organization 00011216355.63
Explanations 00551137426.05
Enthusiasm 0005542476.32
Teaching 005112137265.68
Workload 00032372655.05
Difficulty 000373221115.05
Value 600222211395.44
Retake Yes: 68.4%   No: 31.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoy Professor Zakzanis, as always, and only express regret that he wasn't lecturing for several classes that were handled by graduate students instead. Many students disliked either the course text or the way readings were assigned from it, feeling that course work was badly distributed over the term. Although most students do not regret taking the course some, who are used to Professor Zakzanis from previous classes, feel as though he did not live up to his usual high standard.


PSYC32H: Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001201234456.00
Evaluations 0012123412345.44
Organization 000121212676.33
Explanations 00002312676.44
Enthusiasm 0000340676.33
Teaching 000121234456.11
Workload 000121245346.00
Difficulty 000123445125.56
Value 00120340455.75
Retake Yes: 77.8%   No: 22.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very pleased with Professor Zakzanis. The students commented that they gained a great deal of practical knowledge from his lectures, and greatly appreciated Professor Zakzanis' ability to apply the course material to actual situations, in the professional realm of things.


PSYC32H: Clinical Neuro-Psychology Laboratory
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001133223304.78
Evaluations 0221122222204.11
Organization 001111225605.22
Explanations 001111067115.56
Enthusiasm 00220116705.22
Teaching 00110672205.00
Workload 000442222115.00
Difficulty 000224422115.22
Value 0011332222114.89
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course echo the same concerns expressed in C31 (see above) regarding classes led by grad students, bad distribution of work, and they add that exams seemed poorly considered. Although most students express personal regard for Professor Zakzanis some felt as though this course was not a high priority for him this term.


PSYD33H: Current Topics in Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 65.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0007034606.47
Evaluations 0770027606.13
Organization 0070740476.20
Explanations 0007034606.47
Enthusiasm 0007020746.60
Teaching 0007027676.53
Workload 000142727345.80
Difficulty 000204027145.33
Value 000141420476.07
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Prof. Zakzanisís enthusiasm, guidance, and speedy email response were highly noted. There was no final exam in the course, but a demanding analysis paper provided a valuable and unique learning experience for students. All in all, students found the course enjoyable, and highly recommend it.


PSYD33H: Current Topics in Abnormal Psychology
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 06002839285.78
Evaluations 06002839285.78
Organization 06062850115.50
Explanations 00061750286.00
Enthusiasm 00061139446.22
Teaching 0600056396.17
Workload 60628282864.78
Difficulty 60033332264.78
Value 66056111764.33
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this course to be 'dynamic' in one student's words. The overall learning experience was truly valuable. They complimented Professor Zakzanis. enthusiasm shown for the course. Students appreciated the fact that this course gave them an excellent opportunity to research and they could use the skills obtained in other future projects.


PSYD95H: Psychology and Its Applications: Advanced Seminar
Instructor: Zakzanis, K. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001750346.17
Evaluations 0000067346.33
Organization 00001750346.17
Explanations 0000067346.33
Enthusiasm 0000067346.33
Teaching 0000067346.33
Workload 1700840003.50
Difficulty 00176717004.00
Value 00003450175.83
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the graduate school tutorial especially helpful and appreciated the advices. One student mentioned the ease of interaction between the professor and fellow classmates.


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