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9 surveys for S. Ratnam

MGTB05H: Financial Accounting I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L31 Percent Response: 64.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0121728230124.19
Evaluations 00123434664.56
Organization 60122339664.44
Explanations 06628346124.69
Enthusiasm 66123423664.13
Teaching 0121234176124.31
Workload 000341234125.25
Difficulty 006121239235.69
Value 666122823124.81
Retake Yes: 44.0%   No: 56.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students thought that Professor Ratnam was a good instructor. They appreciated his use of various examples for students to comprehend the key concepts better. However, some students thought that he needed bring the difficulty of his lecture notes up to par with the midterm and final via assigning harder problems to solve during lectures. One suggestion students had for Professor Ratnam was to use classroom time more efficiently.


MGTB05H: Financial Accounting I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 72.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1371023261774.16
Evaluations 137720302074.29
Organization 10710203017104.39
Explanations 1701323232074.19
Enthusiasm 1707233610104.29
Teaching 17010202320104.33
Workload 400332317235.17
Difficulty 704103020305.37
Value 1077133013104.41
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Though students found this course to be informative, many felt that Professor Ratnam's lectures were difficult to follow because she only provided brief descriptions on her PowerPoint slides. Some also complained that the class consistently ended earlier than it should have.


MGTC16H: Canadian Income Taxation I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L31 Percent Response: 56.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00027313545.16
Evaluations 40024244345.12
Organization 00420274345.24
Explanations 00824203585.13
Enthusiasm 00016393585.36
Teaching 00027313185.20
Workload 000202024355.76
Difficulty 00082035356.00
Value 00016314705.33
Retake Yes: 36.0%   No: 64.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students agreed that Professor Ratnam was a good instructor who explained concepts very clearly. They found that he was helpful and attentive to students’ questions during and after class. However some students thought that the amount of readings was overwhelming, and thought that the textbook was inadequate due to its poor wording. One suggestion students had for Professor Ratnam was to use more visual aids to organize concepts and examples so students could understand the more complex concepts.


MGTC16H: Canadian Income Taxation I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 57.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00013423495.39
Evaluations 500173430135.22
Organization 009132525255.48
Explanations 055133425175.26
Enthusiasm 000172525255.64
Teaching 000173030215.57
Workload 00002538346.09
Difficulty 00051738386.13
Value 009212117175.15
Retake Yes: 54.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ratman was praised for his dedication to ensuring students understood material. Though the textbook was tough, students appreciated his teaching style and approachability. Assignments such as “class preparedness” were cited as enhancing the overall experience of the course.


MGTC16H: Canadian Income Taxation I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 51.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000133830175.52
Evaluations 00953425255.57
Organization 00917309345.43
Explanations 0013131730255.43
Enthusiasm 00592138255.74
Teaching 05552138255.65
Workload 50091334345.82
Difficulty 50051734345.86
Value 055131721255.45
Retake Yes: 33.2%   No: 66.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
The students thought that the tax preparation was a good idea. They also found the professor to be excellent, leaving many with a great learning experience. However, students think that the professor should encourage them to review other material by providing more examples.


MGTC16H: Canadian Income Taxation I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 57.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 407244010174.93
Evaluations 047342417174.93
Organization 404203430105.09
Explanations 4010242720174.97
Enthusiasm 407173027145.09
Teaching 40724377245.03
Workload 00071034506.27
Difficulty 00010724606.33
Value 044341720144.96
Retake Yes: 46.7%   No: 53.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Ratnam did not teach the course material properly. Many students thought the workload for the course was too high. The addition of tutorials and a better teaching style were a couple of suggestions proposed in order to better the course.


MGTC16H: Canadian Income Taxation I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 42
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L31 Percent Response: 59.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 400203232125.20
Evaluations 008292424165.12
Organization 040164420165.24
Explanations 004292924165.20
Enthusiasm 000163632165.48
Teaching 00424322985.13
Workload 00029298365.52
Difficulty 000121240366.00
Value 0412202012124.75
Retake Yes: 45.5%   No: 54.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought this course was very difficult. The level and value of reading was far too high. More examples provided in class rather than solely being provided by the textbook would have improved the course.


MGTC16H: Canadian Income Taxation I
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04027244345.12
Evaluations 80016313985.08
Organization 40816393144.92
Explanations 404272431125.04
Enthusiasm 040122435275.65
Teaching 400163139125.31
Workload 00020827476.00
Difficulty 00016427546.19
Value 0016202712205.00
Retake Yes: 40.0%   No: 60.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Ratnam made a great effort to ensure that students understood course concepts by providing many examples. He encouraged students to ask questions and was very approachable outside of class. He also incorporated student feedback into the lessons. Nonetheless, some students conveyed that they would have appreciated a different method of evaluation, such as having the course assignments included as part of their final grade.


MGTC17H: Canadian Income Taxation II
Instructor: Ratnam, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2007 Lecture: 31 Percent Response: 92.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00093035265.78
Evaluations 00092648175.74
Organization 0000948436.35
Explanations 0000955366.27
Enthusiasm 00092243265.87
Teaching 00041752266.00
Workload 000221326395.83
Difficulty 000171722435.91
Value 000132235305.83
Retake Yes: 56.5%   No: 43.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students thought highly of Professor Ratnam and felt his notes were organized.


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