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4 surveys for R. Manzer

POLA51H: Critical Issues of Canadian Democracy
Instructor: Manzer, R. Course Enrollment: 158
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000163237135.37
Evaluations 001133337135.33
Organization 005172732165.22
Explanations 002113040145.38
Enthusiasm 001101935305.58
Teaching 00242544225.65
Workload 0047213514.02
Difficulty 0056421614.19
Value 02235272564.77
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 21.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Manzer is very knowledgeable. Students found that the use of overheads in the lectures was excessive, that they took away from the interest of the lectures, and made it difficult to concentrate. It is suggested that different methods be used for presentations such as Powerpoint without a great deal of charts and tables. It is strongly suggested that the professor posts his lecture notes and outlines online. At times, students felt that the lectures were too fast and at times the professor needed to be more assertive in controlling the class. The course text was good but at times concepts were confusing. Also, more definitions and more thorough review of those definitions would be helpful when studying for the exam.


POLC66H: Public Policy Making
Instructor: Manzer, R. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00312383595.20
Evaluations 00694028155.27
Organization 036121941165.25
Explanations 00692248125.36
Enthusiasm 30362538225.43
Teaching 00662248165.52
Workload 0366918304.08
Difficulty 0066027334.32
Value 00733331874.75
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Manzer is a patient and fun professor who illustrates a passion for his course. His method of teaching is very clear and effective. Students appreciated that he attended to questions and concerns and explained material with good use of examples. It would be more helpful if the professor communicated the expectations of assignments more clearly. Since there were only two evaluations worth 30% each, there was no variety in the assignments to allow room for the improvement of marks. It is suggested that quality of the overheads be improved and to possibly distribute the pertinent information to the class. It was difficult to read all of the required readings since many of them were only available in the library and were on reserve. Given the volume of students in the class, a prepared reading package would have been helpful instead. An excellent course.


POLC67H: Public Policy in Canada
Instructor: Manzer, R. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00013225585.48
Evaluations 000161941225.59
Organization 005112536225.54
Explanations 000161147255.76
Enthusiasm 000131630385.78
Teaching 000111333415.94
Workload 0006627504.29
Difficulty 0005833804.45
Value 00329223775.06
Retake Yes: 81.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Manzer to be enthusiastic and this course to be a good one.


POLD51H: Topics in Canadian and Comparative Politics
Instructor: Manzer, R. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00072338305.81
Evaluations 00072338305.81
Organization 00014057285.94
Explanations 00014057285.94
Enthusiasm 0070721646.30
Teaching 0007014786.58
Workload 07057147144.52
Difficulty 07057147144.52
Value 00033442204.84
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 14.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


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