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6 surveys for D. Ivison

POLB70H: Classic Texts in Political Theory I
Instructor: Ivison, D. Course Enrollment: 176
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003133240125.46
Evaluations 003162940125.41
Organization 012102639235.69
Explanations 004132338225.61
Enthusiasm 01331440406.08
Teaching 01082140305.89
Workload 003284215135.07
Difficulty 001283921115.13
Value 100132923355.76
Retake Yes: 58.3%   No: 41.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students overwhelmingly agree that Professor Ivison does a great job teaching Political Theory and making the lectures enjoyable. A significant number of students also commented that their T.A. needs to work on her communication skills.


POLB71H: Classic Texts in Political Theory II
Instructor: Ivison, D. Course Enrollment: 159
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00063045195.76
Evaluations 00063643155.66
Organization 00062344285.92
Explanations 00062644245.85
Enthusiasm 00031138496.33
Teaching 00031551326.11
Workload 00152321054.66
Difficulty 00138381664.89
Value 001163421295.60
Retake Yes: 72.2%   No: 27.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that Professor Ivison was very effective at making the material in this course engaging and comprehensible even though many feared at the beginning it would be dry and boring. An effective instructor in all ways.


POLB71H: Classic Texts in Political Theory II
Instructor: Ivison, D. Course Enrollment: 123
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00422491885.04
Evaluations 02624382464.94
Organization 44218442264.84
Explanations 004203331125.27
Enthusiasm 024122737195.50
Teaching 002123338155.54
Workload 02066221004.38
Difficulty 00040441244.80
Value 000293512245.33
Retake Yes: 54.3%   No: 45.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Lecture material was well discussed in this course which made it a great learning experience. Enough time was given to complete assignments and tutorials were a great help. The TA was amazing (Nader Hashemi) and made the material easier to digest. The professor was enthusiastic and encouraged participation in all lectures. Examples and explanations were very clear.


POLC73H: Modern Political Theory I
Instructor: Ivison, D. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00311423965.33
Evaluations 00317403735.20
Organization 303175314115.03
Explanations 033312819175.08
Enthusiasm 00091838356.00
Teaching 00392946145.60
Workload 0065329934.50
Difficulty 00018453065.24
Value 000172737205.60
Retake Yes: 85.3%   No: 14.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students overwhelmingly agree that Professor Ivison is approachable. The PowerPoint and internet resources were excellent course aids. A lot of material was covered in very little time, leaving many students feeling like the concepts from readings were difficult to understand and apply to the lecture material. Thus, students commented that they would have benefited from a clearer explanation of the concepts presented in the readings.


POLC74H: Modern Political Theory II
Instructor: Ivison, D. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00084036165.60
Evaluations 00083644125.60
Organization 000202828245.56
Explanations 00044036205.72
Enthusiasm 00002824486.20
Teaching 00001656286.12
Workload 0006428804.44
Difficulty 00040441244.80
Value 004292921175.17
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Ivison's instruction and note that he made a complex and challenging course manageable and even pleasant. A few suggested they preferred the grading scheme of the first half of this course better, with writing assignments instead of quizzes. Students consider this course valuable and important and felt Professor Ivison helped contribute to that value.


POLC74H: Modern Political Theory II
Instructor: Ivison, D. Course Enrollment: 20
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001325382504.75
Evaluations 06035292904.76
Organization 601241291204.24
Explanations 001241291804.53
Enthusiasm 00018473505.18
Teaching 06029244104.94
Workload 00047291864.82
Difficulty 00018354165.35
Value 000182441185.59
Retake Yes: 35.3%   No: 64.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students agree that lecture notes could be more clearly explained. Many pointed out that the professor did bring helpful insights to the readings and presented background material well. But many found that there was too much material and not enough time.


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