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2 surveys for D. Laverty

PHLB80H: Philosophy of Language
Instructor: Laverty, D. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 90.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 1161137221604.00
Evaluations 661143161664.26
Organization 6111127222264.32
Explanations 11161611321603.84
Enthusiasm 661111323264.74
Teaching 622611223704.32
Workload 00165827004.11
Difficulty 00032432265.00
Value 110163722664.00
Retake Yes: 37.0%   No: 63.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The general consensus was that professor Laverty had poor communication skills. The difficulty of the course material made it such that, while the professor knew his material, students were assumed to have a background in the history and context of the course material, which made it difficult to learn properly, since many of the students didnít have a history in the course. Students did commend him for always attending to studentsí questions, and his willingness to help them learn.


PHLC60H: Topics in Metaphysics
Instructor: Laverty, D. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 76.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 881631162404.08
Evaluations 801639816164.46
Organization 248311616083.23
Explanations 248242416803.23
Enthusiasm 160824311684.30
Teaching 1601639161603.85
Workload 0816628084.00
Difficulty 000243916245.38
Value 160831161603.91
Retake Yes: 38.5%   No: 61.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt that Professor Laverty was a good instructor and appreciated his availability during office hours. Several students found this course hard and uninteresting, and felt that the professor was ineffective at teaching new concepts. Some students felt they benefited from the seminar format of this course, but others felt they did did not have the advanced background information required to participate.


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