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4 surveys for J. Biggs

EESB04H: Principles of Hydrology
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00272241275.86
Evaluations 22452050175.61
Organization 00241740376.08
Explanations 00092237325.93
Enthusiasm 00241525536.27
Teaching 00241045386.17
Workload 000204023105.25
Difficulty 002283719125.10
Value 0021793275.38
Retake Yes: 75.5%   No: 24.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students appreciated Professor Biggs' enthusiasm. Despite this course's heavy workload, and the difficult nature of the material, students felt that the professor conveyed concepts in a comprehensive manner. Moreover, Professor Biggs was also found to be very helpful during his office hours. Furthermore, many students recommended this course to others.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 181
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 42.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00433238195.68
Evaluations 32323342474.94
Organization 00032542245.93
Explanations 02223034285.85
Enthusiasm 20232530345.93
Teaching 22042542215.75
Workload 02028322475.06
Difficulty 00230371934.90
Value 000173413105.20
Retake Yes: 70.0%   No: 30.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Prof. Biggs received highly positive feedback from his students; he was noted as being enthusiastic and interesting, and gave engaging examples. Students also found the lecture slides to be organized and informative, although dense at times. While some students liked the essays, others felt that there were too many essays, which were too strictly marked by the TAs; they felt that the TAs were too hard on them over style and not on their content. Students also suggested that the essays be discussed in clarity before the deadline and not afterwards.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 118
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02282249185.67
Evaluations 020103835155.50
Organization 00402750195.81
Explanations 00261257245.94
Enthusiasm 00461237416.04
Teaching 00241253296.04
Workload 00452291244.60
Difficulty 0026824604.34
Value 05943231654.50
Retake Yes: 78.3%   No: 21.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Biggs to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable and that he truly enjoyed what he was teaching. The Professor made the concepts easy to understand. Some students mentioned that the workload (mainly writing multiple essays) was quite high. As well, students recommended that lecture notes should be provided before class. Despite the workload, students overall really enjoyed this course and found it to be a great learning experience.


IDSB02H: International Development Studies: Development and Environment
Instructor: Biggs, J. Course Enrollment: 129
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 38.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000171542275.79
Evaluations 000172835205.57
Organization 000131338386.00
Explanations 00082138335.96
Enthusiasm 00013940386.04
Teaching 000171536325.83
Workload 000343615155.11
Difficulty 20255211194.60
Value 0212431914104.60
Retake Yes: 74.4%   No: 25.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


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