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12 surveys for A. Bretscher

CSCA20H: Computer Science for the Sciences
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00062457165.82
Evaluations 00081654245.92
Organization 00062657135.77
Explanations 00011245985.64
Enthusiasm 00362439295.87
Teaching 00031652296.08
Workload 3011311821134.84
Difficulty 361331218164.54
Value 00631242434.85
Retake Yes: 62.0%   No: 38.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Although many students found the course content to be difficult, they agreed that Professor Bretscher?s enthusiasm, clear explanations and the use of good teaching tools made the course much more enjoyable. Some students also noted that they would welcome more time in the lab to do hands-on exercises.


CSCA20H: Computer Science for the Sciences
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 60
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00062457165.82
Evaluations 00081654245.92
Organization 00062657135.77
Explanations 00011245985.64
Enthusiasm 00362439295.87
Teaching 00031652296.08
Workload 3011311821134.84
Difficulty 361331218164.54
Value 00631242434.85
Retake Yes: 62.0%   No: 38.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Although many students found the course content to be difficult, they agreed that Professor Bretscherís enthusiasm, clear explanations and the use of good teaching tools made the course much more enjoyable. Some students also noted that they would welcome more time in the lab to do hands-on exercises.


CSCA65H: Mathematical Expression and Reasoning for Computer Science
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000182436215.61
Evaluations 03615333935.09
Organization 00091848245.88
Explanations 006123039125.39
Enthusiasm 00094236125.52
Teaching 00092742215.76
Workload 03125518664.30
Difficulty 003183927125.27
Value 092139151234.09
Retake Yes: 59.4%   No: 40.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Professor A. Bretscher's lectures were full of enthusiasm, and that the professor was very organized and more than willing to address students concerns and questions. Students did express concerns with the difficulty of the course material, however they felt the professor was able to offset the difficulty of the course with clear examples. Overall students enjoyed this class, and most would recommend it.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 92.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000133825215.57
Evaluations 055173025175.22
Organization 50004230215.57
Explanations 05004230175.55
Enthusiasm 05052534305.78
Teaching 00552142215.77
Workload 00093042175.70
Difficulty 00092530385.96
Value 002125219174.73
Retake Yes: 27.3%   No: 72.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
While students really enjoyed the course, many felt that there were too many assignments, and they were too hard. They also felt that they could have benefited more from the course, if more examples were given.


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 77.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00663636185.53
Evaluations 066124818125.00
Organization 006123024305.59
Explanations 001818184265.00
Enthusiasm 00061853245.94
Teaching 00004824305.82
Workload 00024363665.24
Difficulty 00002448306.06
Value 000243024125.27
Retake Yes: 41.2%   No: 58.8%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00714206005.33
Evaluations 0014202720205.13
Organization 00772034345.80
Explanations 00147205475.33
Enthusiasm 00074034205.67
Teaching 007142034275.60
Workload 00740272704.73
Difficulty 00014275475.53
Value 00040272074.93
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCB36H: Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00094034175.60
Evaluations 00334037175.63
Organization 00081742336.00
Explanations 03362346205.66
Enthusiasm 00034023345.89
Teaching 00032054235.97
Workload 00032471294.97
Difficulty 00021363395.30
Value 30339272434.73
Retake Yes: 59.4%   No: 40.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Bretscher was cited as being an engaging lecturer that makes time for her students. Some students felt that the examples provided could have been more complex. Overall the class was enjoyed by almost everyone.


CSCB63H: Design and Analysis of Data Structures
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 27
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 92.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0004864166.00
Evaluations 00082040245.87
Organization 0004832486.35
Explanations 00041244326.13
Enthusiasm 00041636366.13
Teaching 0004844366.22
Workload 000162029295.74
Difficulty 000162420325.74
Value 000161616205.59
Retake Yes: 48.0%   No: 52.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bretscher to be very patient with students and she takes the time to ensure students understand the topics discussed. A few students noted that more examples should be used to demonstrate concepts.


CSCB63H: Design and Analysis of Data Structures
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000131338386.00
Evaluations 001302550135.50
Organization 00002525506.25
Explanations 00003825386.00
Enthusiasm 00001350386.25
Teaching 00001338386.29
Workload 000131338255.86
Difficulty 00001313636.57
Value 00013382505.17
Retake Yes: 28.6%   No: 71.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Generally, students praised Professor Bretscher's performance. They noted that her method of teaching and well-organized lecture slides made the course material easy to grasp. However, some students thought that the instructor could have provided more examples and that the midterms were not fairly graded.


CSCB63H: Design and Analysis of Data Structures
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 28
Session: Summer 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 92.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042746235.88
Evaluations 00443546125.58
Organization 00003527386.04
Explanations 000121542315.92
Enthusiasm 00042735356.00
Teaching 00002844286.00
Workload 00882044205.60
Difficulty 00081531466.15
Value 881231191584.23
Retake Yes: 28.0%   No: 72.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Everyone who commented was very appreciative of Professor Bretscher's enthusiasm for teaching. She was noted as being readily available outside of class hours through office hours and e-mail. The difficulty of assignments was above average but this was mitigated in part by the level of accessibility to the professor.


CSCC63H: Computability and Computational Complexity
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Summer 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00004234255.83
Evaluations 00003450175.83
Organization 00003450175.83
Explanations 00004242175.75
Enthusiasm 00004242175.75
Teaching 00002550256.00
Workload 000252534175.42
Difficulty 00017042426.08
Value 00025252595.20
Retake Yes: 25.0%   No: 75.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


CSCC73H: Algorithm Design and Analysis
Instructor: Bretscher, A. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00203250165.78
Evaluations 00243046185.74
Organization 00063038265.84
Explanations 002103036225.66
Enthusiasm 00002240386.16
Teaching 00002646286.02
Workload 00237371684.92
Difficulty 002163127245.55
Value 0013382213134.76
Retake Yes: 47.9%   No: 52.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students commented that Professor Bretscher was friendly and attentive to student needs, although many found the lectures to be too quick to catch all important material. Many students noted the need for more examples but appreciated the overall value of the learning experience. Some students noted that the workload in this course was higher than in similar courses.


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