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28 surveys for I. Parker

ECMA02Y: Introduction to Economics: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 154
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 63.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 161723341154.27
Evaluations 11733312324.63
Organization 610272917623.58
Explanations 332526261324.10
Enthusiasm 117122340135.18
Teaching 1213303012104.56
Workload 0134339844.54
Difficulty 10326382374.91
Value 11943251524.31
Retake Yes: 55.0%   No: 44.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that Professor Parker was very intelligent and humorous however, it was somewhat difficult to follow the lectures. Students found that the material covered in lecture was quite extensive, but the tutorials and web notes were very helpful in completing the course work and studying for tests and exams.


ECMA02Y: Introduction to Economics: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 159
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 54.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 591330211764.30
Evaluations 831726211964.30
Organization 211527208553.17
Explanations 513233312873.89
Enthusiasm 515142421305.34
Teaching 582221191784.24
Workload 00137381584.87
Difficulty 00129362685.11
Value 391340121674.25
Retake Yes: 54.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMB01H: Price Theory
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 90
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 55.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 020122638185.58
Evaluations 042204216125.04
Organization 002153429185.48
Explanations 00463034225.67
Enthusiasm 00041634426.19
Teaching 00042434326.00
Workload 06236103284.88
Difficulty 002322226155.19
Value 20222262004.80
Retake Yes: 48.8%   No: 51.2%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMB01H: Price Theory
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 73
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 35515283384.97
Evaluations 0388403385.18
Organization 051318302584.82
Explanations 083202328155.11
Enthusiasm 08052830255.55
Teaching 050132830235.49
Workload 08848151334.27
Difficulty 035203323135.11
Value 058181815134.90
Retake Yes: 70.3%   No: 29.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Parker was a very effective instructor who demonstrated creativity, enthusiasm, and insight. Lectures were entertaining and the course midterm was fairly graded and returned promptly. Nonetheless, some students felt a tutorial would have been useful.


ECMB01H: Price Theory
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 104
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 13312353795.22
Evaluations 03714323675.13
Organization 331213253694.97
Explanations 133123533135.28
Enthusiasm 01131643356.03
Teaching 011101947215.73
Workload 01941231974.70
Difficulty 01135282875.00
Value 019431819104.75
Retake Yes: 69.4%   No: 30.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Parker was described as enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and entertaining by the majority of students. They enjoyed his analogies and found his humour to be a refreshing addition to the economics class. They were divided however regarding the length of the sessions. Many described the 3-hour classes as overwhelming and highly dense, while others found them to be beneficial. Students would like tutorials to be included as a component of this course and feel that this would greatly assist them with understanding the mathematical material in this class. They would also like the lectures to be presented in a more organized manner and would appreciate if more graphs were incorporated into classes.


ECMB01H: Price Theory
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 42429312364.75
Evaluations 02915452364.98
Organization 491734211324.06
Explanations 29933222074.48
Enthusiasm 020151747195.64
Teaching 069133032115.04
Workload 022343415134.96
Difficulty 020303413215.19
Value 22426431594.83
Retake Yes: 57.8%   No: 42.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students generally liked this professor, although some felt that the examples could be explained better. Most feel that the three hour lecture needs to be split up into two two-hour blocks. Some expressed the need for a tutorial. About half of those who took ECMB01 suggested getting rid of the Economic Naturalist project, while the other half suggested keeping it.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 59
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 113.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02815303295.16
Evaluations 02918243565.05
Organization 021521301864.72
Explanations 006153229125.27
Enthusiasm 00052029386.10
Teaching 002122629235.65
Workload 00332291894.98
Difficulty 00324322965.11
Value 02320201895.09
Retake Yes: 52.6%   No: 47.4%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L02 Percent Response: 54.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0312183220185.05
Evaluations 009321823185.09
Organization 6320182320124.54
Explanations 099152620184.97
Enthusiasm 03662032295.67
Teaching 060202323265.38
Workload 03338381264.71
Difficulty 000234918125.17
Value 01202926394.44
Retake Yes: 43.3%   No: 56.7%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 67
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 83.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006174324115.18
Evaluations 026173327155.24
Organization 4915132520134.61
Explanations 049222029155.07
Enthusiasm 00062543245.87
Teaching 00293138175.60
Workload 00647291164.63
Difficulty 00827401594.91
Value 00929201194.77
Retake Yes: 55.6%   No: 44.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Parker to be an excellent instructor who was able to explain the material in a clear manner and had a great style of teaching. Nonetheless, some students would have appreciated it had more past exams and sample questions had been made available to them.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 2 Percent Response: 58.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0013102042135.33
Evaluations 004172642105.40
Organization 442672026134.70
Explanations 044172333205.40
Enthusiasm 040131033395.90
Teaching 400172326305.57
Workload 40749201304.32
Difficulty 00433303044.97
Value 407301317134.84
Retake Yes: 67.9%   No: 32.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Parker to be an excellent instructor who showed great enthusiasm for the course material. Nonetheless, many would have preferred it had his lecture notes been typed rather than handwritten, and had materials been posted on the intranet.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 75
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 521214372734.71
Evaluations 021422292774.86
Organization 5151223251374.15
Explanations 0313153523104.92
Enthusiasm 003151730355.78
Teaching 327181740135.17
Workload 03342232534.73
Difficulty 005333218124.98
Value 75825272274.52
Retake Yes: 53.6%   No: 46.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed attending lectures due to the high degree of enthusiasm Professor Parker displayed in class. They enjoyed his sense of humour and the examples that he provided and credit him with their high level of amusement during lectures. Professor Parker was described as being very knowledgeable and always helpful but slow in answering emails. Students would also appreciate more organized lecture notes and felt that the class would be easier to follow if printouts were provided beforehand. Tutorials were determined to be an essential component of the course and students would like them to be incorporated as a permanent part of this class.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 54
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 2 Percent Response: 75.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20217512075.02
Evaluations 00229342955.05
Organization 2102017242254.37
Explanations 2015172727124.95
Enthusiasm 20222924395.85
Teaching 303132543155.45
Workload 03035431554.83
Difficulty 00323403335.10
Value 351143198114.38
Retake Yes: 56.4%   No: 43.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Parker's enthusiasm for the material to be contagious. Many benefited from the analogies he provided them to assist with the understanding of the concepts presented during lectures. Students however were unhappy with the textbook and found it to be dense and difficult to understand. They would like class notes to be provided as Powerpoint slides in order to increase the organization of lectures. They felt that the Intranet should be used more frequently to remind them of deadlines and as a means of communication. Harder examples were suggested to better prepare students for the second midterm which was determined to be significantly more difficult than the first.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 23
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 87.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 051121263704.79
Evaluations 05021532104.84
Organization 611282862203.83
Explanations 505323711114.68
Enthusiasm 06001739396.00
Teaching 06017334405.11
Workload 0054242554.63
Difficulty 00511631655.05
Value 051632261654.47
Retake Yes: 47.1%   No: 52.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students appreciated the extra hour (4 lecture hours per week as opposed to three) to allow the professor to go through more examples. They generally commend this professor on holding convenient and consistent office hours. While there is generally positive feedback about the Economic Naturalist Project, some feel that it is too time-consuming given the rest of the workload in the course.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 55
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 89.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 402353316104.82
Evaluations 42820372444.73
Organization 6162020201063.88
Explanations 42635271964.60
Enthusiasm 400122918375.63
Teaching 404193123195.17
Workload 00027472245.04
Difficulty 000272931135.29
Value 046252329135.04
Retake Yes: 55.8%   No: 44.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt that Professor Parker's lectures are highly disorganized and that the material goes too fast for them to grasp it. Vast majority appreciate the extra hour. There is a split between those that like the Economic Naturalist project, and those that don't think it should continue, however, the majority comment that the project is too demanding.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 9
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001301363135.63
Evaluations 00001363256.13
Organization 01300250635.88
Explanations 00013025636.38
Enthusiasm 00001338506.38
Teaching 00013038506.25
Workload 00135038004.25
Difficulty 01302563004.38
Value 001338381304.50
Retake Yes: 62.5%   No: 37.5%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 68
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 04416462704.76
Evaluations 22431312704.59
Organization 94183427603.78
Explanations 46413402904.54
Enthusiasm 000111144325.87
Teaching 06116343194.88
Workload 00225412094.94
Difficulty 00218323965.14
Value 021130331654.53
Retake Yes: 52.0%   No: 47.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Parker to be helpful and interesting. Some students had difficulty following the lecture notes. Tutorials were an asset to this course and many students felt it was beneficial having Professor Parker teach the tutorial sessions.


ECMB02H: Price Theory: A Mathematical Approach
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 79
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 45.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001122422234.80
Evaluations 63317392864.94
Organization 113223125363.92
Explanations 0614282517114.70
Enthusiasm 03317656175.68
Teaching 001119253685.06
Workload 00344252264.84
Difficulty 000363122115.08
Value 33353201334.29
Retake Yes: 56.0%   No: 44.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMC20H: Economics of the Media
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 47
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 51.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00593034255.67
Evaluations 00093042215.75
Organization 0013173025175.17
Explanations 000173021345.71
Enthusiasm 00001725596.42
Teaching 00091734426.08
Workload 00521343495.21
Difficulty 05174230504.13
Value 000171721255.68
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 18.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMC20H: Economics of the Media
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003928335.94
Evaluations 000111150285.94
Organization 000172833225.61
Explanations 00061728506.22
Enthusiasm 00001733506.33
Teaching 00011633506.22
Workload 00028501765.00
Difficulty 0066722604.28
Value 100107010003.70
Retake Yes: 88.2%   No: 11.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the topics covered in this course to be very interesting and relevant to their educational experience. They commended Professor Parker for his passion and enthusiasm. Some felt that there should be no final exam for the course and would like to see recommended readings. They would like to use more office hours and the use of Intranet.


ECMC20H: Economics of the Media
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 55.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004372226115.04
Evaluations 04019413345.11
Organization 001922302644.74
Explanations 000193337115.41
Enthusiasm 00042222526.22
Teaching 000153030265.67
Workload 007332222155.04
Difficulty 041144301104.33
Value 161126425003.11
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many Students noted Professor I. Parker to be extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to students with questions. Students also felt Professor I. Parker was very enthusiastic. Some felt more practice questions should have been used to better prepare for exams. Overall, most students enjoyed this course and instructor.


ECMC20H: Economics of the Media
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 59
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003124031125.27
Evaluations 00015314395.36
Organization 03023333635.00
Explanations 0036285395.54
Enthusiasm 00001016736.57
Teaching 00032556155.78
Workload 00037252895.04
Difficulty 3096515334.04
Value 000123729205.47
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 10.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students who are looking to explore graduate students in economics will find this course an asset. Professor Parker was found to be fun, interesting and knowledgeable.


ECMC20H: Economics of the Media
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 57
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 42.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0088383885.30
Evaluations 004173333135.34
Organization 00825421784.92
Explanations 040212538135.36
Enthusiasm 00001746386.27
Teaching 000221348175.60
Workload 00043309174.95
Difficulty 0047521004.17
Value 505321621215.01
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Parker was very helpful when it came to explaining concepts and answering questions. Students enjoyed the emphasis Parker put on class participation.


ECMC27H: Classics in the History of Economic Thought
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 57.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00004628285.82
Evaluations 00003728376.00
Organization 0100191928285.36
Explanations 000102828375.91
Enthusiasm 00001037556.45
Teaching 000102810556.09
Workload 000283728105.18
Difficulty 000461919195.09
Value 00001928105.83
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ECMC27H: Classics in the History of Economic Thought
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 31
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009592395.32
Evaluations 0055414195.45
Organization 001814412704.77
Explanations 055141445185.45
Enthusiasm 00051841366.09
Teaching 00092252175.78
Workload 000183236145.45
Difficulty 00026353545.17
Value 00093530265.74
Retake Yes: 52.4%   No: 47.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students enjoyed the online readings, while others preferred having a textbook. Many found the readings to be heavy and the assignments to be difficult. Otherwise, the class agreed that Professor Parker was a very passionate professor and communicated his knowledge with enthusiasm, thus making the course experience worthwhile. They appreciated him allowing students to choose research topics of their interest.


ECMC27H: Classics in the History of Economic Thought
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006222828175.28
Evaluations 000222833175.44
Organization 6617222211174.50
Explanations 00033396225.17
Enthusiasm 00061139446.22
Teaching 006113328225.50
Workload 000333917115.06
Difficulty 00017443365.28
Value 006223322175.22
Retake Yes: 52.9%   No: 47.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students noted Professor I. Parker to be extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to students with questions. Students also felt Professor I. Parker was very enthusiastic. Most students felt that tutorials were very useful and beneficial to the course. Overall, most students enjoyed this course and instructor.


ECMC27H: Classics in the History of Economic Thought
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002873514144.69
Evaluations 0703505075.03
Organization 140721351474.27
Explanations 14700422874.55
Enthusiasm 7700750285.52
Teaching 7077284274.97
Workload 00003514506.09
Difficulty 00073514425.81
Value 1200251225254.97
Retake Yes: 53.0%   No: 46.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found the tutorials for this course were a great aid in understanding the course material. Also, students found that there was a lot of reading required. Professor Parker was found to be a genuinely kind and sincere professor, however, lecture notes can sometimes be untidy and difficult to understand.


ECMC27H: Classics in the History of Economic Thought
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025502505.00
Evaluations 0088335005.21
Organization 00173342804.41
Explanations 00825254205.01
Enthusiasm 00092736275.76
Teaching 00017255085.49
Workload 0000643605.36
Difficulty 0009731805.09
Value 00027362795.13
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that getting information from a book would have been better than the online materials used this past year.


ECMC80H: Topics in North American Economic Development
Instructor: Parker, I. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001331311964.75
Evaluations 006135613135.13
Organization 6131925251303.88
Explanations 0625132519134.63
Enthusiasm 006132525315.63
Teaching 001319313165.00
Workload 000443113134.94
Difficulty 00056311304.56
Value 0110441111224.78
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were satisfied with this course and with Professor Parker and had a lot to say about the statistics assignment they undertook. Almost all found it valuable and interesting but they also noted the work load was heavy and Professor Parker's expectations were high. Several suggested it be revised somehow to be clearer and more straight-forward.


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