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9 surveys for J. Forder

BGYB10Y: Cell Biology and Molecular Aspects of Genetic Processes
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 62.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01091429476.13
Evaluations 02131826496.15
Organization 00491729405.94
Explanations 01361929415.98
Enthusiasm 0102620706.58
Teaching 01051627506.21
Workload 10339232864.90
Difficulty 10237292454.88
Value 003181918195.42
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forder was overwhelmingly described as enthusiastic and engaging, with many appreciating her use of interactive examples and games. Students felt she related the material back to their everyday lives effectively, and found her exams and quizzes to be fair as well. The volunteer team was also praised, though they had to leave halfway through the term. However, many students commented on the lack of time management in the course, with the Professor rushing through slides near the end of class. Some also felt the B11 portion of the course was too detailed. Overall, Professor Forder was described as an excellent professor who many would love to have again as an instructor.


BGYB10H: Cell Biology
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 462
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00031138456.30
Evaluations 00031134506.35
Organization 01031234496.33
Explanations 0014836496.35
Enthusiasm 0002624666.59
Teaching 0002830576.48
Workload 11150271454.66
Difficulty 11247281454.68
Value 000152527185.56
Retake Yes: 83.1%   No: 16.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most respondents felt that Professor Forder was one of the best instructors they had ever come across. She was noted as being very enthusiastic, engaging, approachable, and passionate. Nonetheless, while some enjoyed her interactive method of teaching, others would have preferred it had she simply lectured.


BGYB11H: Molecular Aspect of Cellular and Genetic Processes
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 84
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L30 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0002649406.32
Evaluations 0004942426.26
Organization 00041142386.21
Explanations 00041336436.25
Enthusiasm 0002627596.54
Teaching 0002831546.46
Workload 002383311114.90
Difficulty 002332917155.10
Value 002112433135.53
Retake Yes: 64.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students unanimously agreed that Professor Forder was an excellent professor who used relevant examples and humour to make her subject material exciting. Her enthusiasm was lauded as extraordinary, and most agreed that her interactive games helped them to understand the course better. Her teaching method was also praised as clear and motivational, with many expressing an interest to take further classes with this inspiring instructor.


BGYB30H: Mammalian Physiology I
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 206
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11291525455.99
Evaluations 11461427456.02
Organization 202101525445.95
Explanations 10271623486.11
Enthusiasm 1024816676.44
Teaching 10281619516.11
Workload 031411920144.95
Difficulty 016312423135.03
Value 112191817325.59
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forder?s enthusiasm and unique teaching style made her the best professor some students have ever had. Her use of interactive examples and tutorial games helped the class understand concepts more easily, and many appreciated the use of quizzes to help keep up with material. Her exams were also found to be fair and reflective of the course material. However, there was dismay over the late addition of testable material to one of the quizzes and comments on time management in class. Overall, students considered the professor an asset to the university and expressed an interest for further classes with this amazing instructor.


BGYB30H: Mammalian Physiology I
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 206
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 54.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11291525455.99
Evaluations 11461427456.02
Organization 202101525445.95
Explanations 10271623486.11
Enthusiasm 1024816676.44
Teaching 10281619516.11
Workload 031411920144.95
Difficulty 016312423135.03
Value 112191817325.59
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Forderís enthusiasm and unique teaching style made her the best professor some students have ever had. Her use of interactive examples and tutorial games helped the class understand concepts more easily, and many appreciated the use of quizzes to help keep up with material. Her exams were also found to be fair and reflective of the course material. However, there was dismay over the late addition of testable material to one of the quizzes and comments on time management in class. Overall, students considered the professor an asset to the university and expressed an interest for further classes with this amazing instructor.


BGYB32H: Animal Physiology Laboratory
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 228
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 60.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20371731385.94
Evaluations 00381830385.97
Organization 33262229355.79
Explanations 12381532385.92
Enthusiasm 00021024616.51
Teaching 02351730416.03
Workload 001262726195.36
Difficulty 00350281164.65
Value 122232224175.27
Retake Yes: 71.0%   No: 29.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students have found the course to be enjoyable. Professor Forder was described to be an excellent teacher who is enthusiastic. Her style of teaching has made the lectures entertaining and effective. Students have also found the course workload to be overwhelming. Many students felt that the lectures should be longer. They also felt that course's marking scheme requires some improvements.


BGYB32H: Animal Physiology Laboratory
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 43
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L60 Percent Response: 58.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 08401620405.77
Evaluations 00842024325.77
Organization 00481629295.81
Explanations 40441216485.95
Enthusiasm 000848686.55
Teaching 00002412526.32
Workload 000401220165.14
Difficulty 0046012844.41
Value 404201220245.29
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Forder to be an enthusiastic instructor. Her use of examples was proven to be very useful in enhancing student's understanding to the course material. Students found the work load and the content of the assignment made it difficult. They were also not satisfied with the marking scheme of the lab reports.


NROB60H: Neuroscience I: Cell Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000230686.66
Evaluations 0001228696.65
Organization 0002626666.56
Explanations 0001722706.61
Enthusiasm 0001317796.74
Teaching 0001024756.73
Workload 00040371574.89
Difficulty 00441341094.79
Value 100111126406.02
Retake Yes: 92.6%   No: 7.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students appreciated Professor Forder's enthusiasm and her ability to make a complex subject fun and engaging was highly praised. Moreover, students found that the class quizzes were extremely in that they helped prepare students for the midterm and final exams. Furthermore, many considered Professor Forder to be one of the best instructors they had ever had.


NROD67H: Psychobiology of Aging
Instructor: Forder, J. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 84.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051028606.41
Evaluations 000101019646.36
Organization 00551919556.14
Explanations 00501428556.27
Enthusiasm 00051010786.59
Teaching 00001428606.45
Workload 50550191954.50
Difficulty 55523412304.59
Value 000101914466.11
Retake Yes: 91.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Almost all students agreed that Prof. Forder was a passionate, unique, and inspirational professor who cared about the students. Most students found this course very enjoyable, made them feel like scientists, and gained valuable critical thinking, presentation, and writing skills. Some suggestions made by students are more restrict time frames for studentsí presentations, more responsive emails, and less arbitrary grading schemes.


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