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15 surveys for C. Pennington

HISB40H: Canadian History to 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 77
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 63.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00351354296.02
Evaluations 000111952215.82
Organization 00051337456.25
Explanations 0005937526.35
Enthusiasm 0005717746.59
Teaching 0007737526.33
Workload 0308217004.12
Difficulty 0378013004.02
Value 00025213575.26
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Pennington was described as expressing his thoughts clearly and very enthusiastic and interesting. However, many students felt that he spoke too quickly and that the weight of the tutorial was unfair. One student pointed out that his use of certain terms could be chosen better.


HISB40H: Canadian History to 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00021846346.12
Evaluations 00022646265.96
Organization 00021046426.28
Explanations 00021038506.36
Enthusiasm 0002620716.62
Teaching 00021036506.37
Workload 006818404.09
Difficulty 0067714004.08
Value 000202818145.33
Retake Yes: 93.6%   No: 6.4%
calendar, timetable No Comments


HISB40H: Canadian History to 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 94
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 70.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001746376.20
Evaluations 00242335356.02
Organization 00021331546.39
Explanations 0005740496.34
Enthusiasm 0002219786.74
Teaching 00001043466.38
Workload 0077219024.17
Difficulty 0027916204.17
Value 000113123235.67
Retake Yes: 95.3%   No: 4.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
The word "amazing" was most frequently used to describe Professor Pennington. Students found that his enthusiastic style of teaching made the lecture material "anything but boring." Further, Professor Pennington's lectures were deemed to be valuable and well-organized. However, some respondents would have appreciated it had he lectured at a slower pace.


HISB40H: Canadian History to 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 104
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041745346.09
Evaluations 00052542295.94
Organization 00032129486.22
Explanations 00031633496.28
Enthusiasm 0000816766.68
Teaching 00111729526.29
Workload 0018213404.20
Difficulty 0038013314.20
Value 13558191044.36
Retake Yes: 89.7%   No: 10.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


HISB41H: Canadian History since 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0003753376.27
Evaluations 00332037356.05
Organization 0003524686.60
Explanations 0003531576.51
Enthusiasm 000309856.84
Teaching 0003535576.49
Workload 0007020734.40
Difficulty 0055927734.42
Value 000141827165.61
Retake Yes: 97.6%   No: 2.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Christopher Pennington to be a very enthusiastic professor who kept the class interested in the course material. A lot of students found that they particularly liked the course because of the exceptional learning experience that he provided. He was also available for help by appointment.


HISB41H: Canadian History since 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 98
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 67.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00021647376.18
Evaluations 00002949225.92
Organization 00001135556.44
Explanations 00001044476.38
Enthusiasm 0000416816.78
Teaching 00021035556.42
Workload 0057513724.25
Difficulty 0027619424.27
Value 000232919135.24
Retake Yes: 94.0%   No: 6.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Pennington to be an excellent instructor who is passionate about Canadian history. They appreciated his humour which made lectures more enjoyable. They also appreciated his organization skills which made the lectures more informative, some students even going as far as saying that he made history “come alive”. One suggestion students have for Professor Pennington is to speak more slowly during lecture so students could absorb the material better.


HISB41H: Canadian History Since 1885
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 106
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00061346346.09
Evaluations 003182440165.49
Organization 0003741496.35
Explanations 0000946466.37
Enthusiasm 0000313846.81
Teaching 0000737566.49
Workload 0118212114.15
Difficulty 016817404.07
Value 44135213674.12
Retake Yes: 93.8%   No: 6.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Pennington was an able and engaging instructor in the opinion of the class, though a few suggested his lectures move a little fast and his tendency to deviate from a tight structure left them confused. Several students expressed concerns regarding their TAs and grading, and felt the lecture sections were of greater value than the tutorials. The material and course content was considered relevant and important, aided by a balanced approach.


HISC46H: Introduction to Canadian International Relations
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 69
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031048406.25
Evaluations 00052335386.05
Organization 0000830636.55
Explanations 0003838506.38
Enthusiasm 0000018836.83
Teaching 0000350486.45
Workload 00048351034.66
Difficulty 00056251834.68
Value 000253318155.25
Retake Yes: 83.8%   No: 16.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously agreed that Professor Pennington was one of the most outstanding professors they have come across at UTSC. His enthusiastic and humorous attitude, combined with the use of practical examples kept the class interested in the subject matter. One suggestion students have for Professor Pennington is to slow down the pace of his lectures so that students can better understand the material.


HISC46H: Introduction to Canadian International Relations
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 69.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0006652366.19
Evaluations 00333046145.69
Organization 0006941446.25
Explanations 0006346416.29
Enthusiasm 0003630576.49
Teaching 00331138416.17
Workload 00360141734.54
Difficulty 00360191134.49
Value 000222217175.36
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students found Professor Pennington’s instruction to be excellent and enthusiastic. They appreciated his organized lectures, which made the experience of learning Canadian history more enjoyable and fun. One suggestion students have for Professor Pennington is to provide more comments when returning assignments in order to justify the grade given.


HISC47H: Canadian Labour History
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 52
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 80.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0003848366.26
Evaluations 00081536346.05
Organization 0003815656.59
Explanations 00031220586.45
Enthusiasm 0003017726.74
Teaching 0003336506.47
Workload 00058271004.49
Difficulty 0006720504.32
Value 003152917125.29
Retake Yes: 94.3%   No: 5.7%
calendar, timetable No Comments


HISC47H: Canadian Labour History
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Fall 2007 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 70.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001143406.31
Evaluations 00002250185.96
Organization 0004836506.37
Explanations 00041540406.19
Enthusiasm 0000818656.64
Teaching 00001533506.37
Workload 004728804.20
Difficulty 0006518404.29
Value 00422180114.87
Retake Yes: 86.4%   No: 13.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
All of the students who responded enjoyed Professor Pennington's style of teaching and felt that classes went by relatively quickly (despite occasionally dull material). The course was well-organized and Professor Pennington's PowerPoint presentations were deemed to be very helpful. Nonetheless, students would have appreciated it had the professor posted his lecture slides online.


HISD40H: Canadian Political Leadership, 1608 to Present
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 78.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000028556.67
Evaluations 0000037466.56
Organization 0000028646.70
Explanations 0000028646.70
Enthusiasm 0000010826.90
Teaching 0000019646.78
Workload 000462819104.91
Difficulty 00073101004.30
Value 000102819285.78
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the professor to be very passionate. They thought that the seminars were insightful and the material was interesting.


HISD40H: Canadian Political Leadership, 1608 to Present
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 91.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000101937376.00
Evaluations 00003737285.91
Organization 00002837376.09
Explanations 00001937466.27
Enthusiasm 00001028646.55
Teaching 00001919646.45
Workload 00037460104.80
Difficulty 010055190104.30
Value 000191010375.88
Retake Yes: 90.9%   No: 9.1%
calendar, timetable No Comments


HISD42H: Selected Topics in Canadian Diplomatic and Military History
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 91.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000037646.64
Evaluations 00001046466.36
Organization 0000028736.73
Explanations 00001019736.64
Enthusiasm 0000019826.82
Teaching 0000028736.73
Workload 00037551004.73
Difficulty 000552810104.73
Value 000193710285.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Pennington to be an excellent and enthusiastic instructor. His passion for the subject and innovative teaching style kept the class interested.


HISD47H: Cold War Canada in Comparative Contexts
Instructor: Pennington, C. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 84.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0007057386.25
Evaluations 0007763256.06
Organization 0007050446.31
Explanations 00071332506.25
Enthusiasm 0007019756.63
Teaching 0007050446.31
Workload 00057251374.69
Difficulty 0008213704.25
Value 000133219195.54
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students gave only positive feedback about Professor Christopher Pennington. His enthusiasm and good sense of humor was unanimously mentioned by students, which have made his lectures so enjoyable. Not only were Professor Pennington’s lectures enjoyable, but also very interesting and very well organized, filled with information. His dedication to his work shows in how well prepared his lectures were and the time he put in helping his students with assignments and questions.


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