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5 surveys for D. Clipperton

WSTA01H: Introduction to Women's Studies
Instructor: Clipperton, D. Course Enrollment: 244
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 48729371314.32
Evaluations 62922282764.71
Organization 941829241244.09
Explanations 749242719104.60
Enthusiasm 303132234245.52
Teaching 72827242564.57
Workload 01147301384.76
Difficulty 1176317734.25
Value 224343119104.87
Retake Yes: 70.2%   No: 29.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students comment that they find the material in this course very interesting and approached the course with enthusiasm. They also found the readings and materials fairly engaging. Opinions about Professor Clipperton are very divided. Some consider her to be an inspiring and enthusiastic instructor while others comment on a variety of problems, among them a lack of organization, static and disengaging lectures, and a recurring thread of bias and unsupported statements in her lectures. A number of students took a moment to single out their TAs, Simone and Resh, for particular praise.


WSTA01H: Introduction to Women's Studies
Instructor: Clipperton, D. Course Enrollment: 257
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 111134331514.50
Evaluations 03737272034.70
Organization 291630251134.20
Explanations 211528261874.60
Enthusiasm 012132332255.50
Teaching 511221331774.60
Workload 01251281124.50
Difficulty 0166218734.40
Value 02444191994.80
Retake Yes: 58.0%   No: 41.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Quite a few students appreciated the instructor as an individual and felt that having her in the classroom contributed to their understanding of Women's Issues. Various concerns were expressed relating to the course structure, however, including the relevance and degree of use from the text and the timely return of course work. Many students felt that the lectures proceeded too quickly and jumped from topic to topic, and that the material was presented from an excessively personal perspective.


WSTA01Y: Introduction to Women's Studies
Instructor: Clipperton, D. Course Enrollment: 184
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 69.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 03432292464.77
Evaluations 01525342574.86
Organization 331428221984.43
Explanations 33928192694.62
Enthusiasm 012111626405.68
Teaching 018222626144.98
Workload 00151261264.51
Difficulty 00144291764.68
Value 024372517124.75
Retake Yes: 63.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that more visual aids were needed. Although the workload was heavy, the professor's high expectations motivated students to work hard. Students suggest that the professor talk a little slower in class.


WSTA02H: Women: Initiatives for Change
Instructor: Clipperton, D. Course Enrollment: 223
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 48.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 111426321794.75
Evaluations 2111182827125.01
Organization 361819301884.53
Explanations 136303216134.89
Enthusiasm 10293726265.62
Teaching 226223126115.00
Workload 0055728644.47
Difficulty 0146423714.36
Value 30243212374.80
Retake Yes: 68.9%   No: 31.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students appreciated Professor Clipperton's personal style and attitude towards instruction. Students also stressed the importance and value of the material in this course. Various concerns were expressed, however, and among them a lack of organization, frequent technical problems, and a lack of control in the classroom were often repeated. There was a variety of TAs for this course but students seemed to appreciate them all and stressed that the tutorial content was important.


WSTA02H: Women: Initiatives for Change
Instructor: Clipperton, D. Course Enrollment: 177
Session: Winter 2004 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 34625342534.72
Evaluations 23529382044.73
Organization 23823382074.77
Explanations 214263226105.01
Enthusiasm 201101834355.84
Teaching 21523333075.00
Workload 1246923104.14
Difficulty 11157014003.94
Value 12544291364.61
Retake Yes: 80.6%   No: 19.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Responses to the instructor's lecture style in this course ranged from excellent down to 'adequate.' Issues most frequently mentioned were a lack of organization and generally erratic lectures and a tendency to involve too many personal details with the classroom subject matters. Many students were enthusiastic about Clipperton, however, and appreciated her somewhat original style.


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