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14 surveys for M. Lambek

ANTA01Y: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004123438105.28
Evaluations 00721372764.94
Organization 00220402695.05
Explanations 003143531145.24
Enthusiasm 013132443135.32
Teaching 002112437235.53
Workload 0056222724.29
Difficulty 0186916404.06
Value 00040361494.87
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The tutorials and teaching assistants were extremely helpful. Many students felt that the professor spoke too quickly during the lectures. It is suggested that he use overheads or PowerPoint slides to outline his lectures rather than chalkboard writing. Some felt that summaries of the course material would be helpful in this course. Also, that the professor should definitely have his lecture notes online. Some felt that he explained the course material very well with good use of examples and that the choices of reading material were also very good. Others felt that they could not approach the professor and that there were many technical problems with the audio-visual components in the classroom. Overall, a good professor and good course.


ANTA01Y: Introduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 160
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 2 Percent Response: 69.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 003143338105.28
Evaluations 00117432695.05
Organization 005193625114.98
Explanations 001152635195.36
Enthusiasm 000172534215.44
Teaching 000113136195.48
Workload 0006820904.26
Difficulty 0007619204.11
Value 00033253285.05
Retake Yes: 85.0%   No: 15.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many found the teaching assistants extremely helpful but the tutorials unnecessary. Students felt that the professor spoke too quickly during the lectures. It is suggested that he use overheads, PowerPoint slides, and summaries to outline his lectures. Also, that the professor should definitely have his lecture notes and course outline online. Some felt he provided great examples and good videos. Some felt that there was too much reading in the course and that the course expectations should be a little clearer because they feel that there is too much material to cover within such a short period of time. It is recommended that more methods of evaluation are used like quizzes and tests rather than in-class essays to allow more room for improvement. Also, some prefer cultural anthropology more than the other material taught in the course. In general, this was a good professor and interesting course.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture, and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 234
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00122373285.23
Evaluations 00717502054.99
Organization 10427322795.05
Explanations 012143336145.43
Enthusiasm 017153328165.30
Teaching 014104033135.37
Workload 00156271244.60
Difficulty 02066211024.42
Value 115253123135.07
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class consider the material quite interesting and covered from an engaging perspective. Most consider Professor Lambek to be an effective instructor and particularly good at explaining concepts clearly, though some felt his pacing was too fast and he did not convey as much enthusiasm as he might. A number of TAs were employed in this course but many students took a moment to praise whichever one they had, suggesting the overall quality was quite good.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture, and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 213
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 2 Percent Response: 62.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11715383265.09
Evaluations 12418423135.03
Organization 115253326115.08
Explanations 204152835175.39
Enthusiasm 125113328205.37
Teaching 132143333155.32
Workload 20157281034.52
Difficulty 1055826744.45
Value 224333018114.82
Retake Yes: 63.1%   No: 36.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Similar to the other section of this class, students suggest Professor Lambek might slow down somewhat, praise the TAs, and consider the material valuable and interesting. A few additional comments observe that the books were quite expensive and the volume of reading high, though a few students additionally report their appreciation of the Achebe novel, which they found interesting and valuable.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 218
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02332372154.87
Evaluations 01727401774.87
Organization 017213723105.02
Explanations 025202732145.27
Enthusiasm 025173626135.19
Teaching 025143729145.28
Workload 1147116454.29
Difficulty 0157415324.22
Value 225442512104.67
Retake Yes: 78.7%   No: 21.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students overwhelmingly agree that Professor Lambek is an excellent instructor and that this course provided a high quality learning experience. He is clear and concise which has resulted in a number of very happy students who believe lectures are enjoyable. Many commented that visual aids are very helpful and that the lectures are quick paced. Providing supplementary lecture notes would aid students in digesting all the material presented in class. Students also noted their appreciation for their TAs who proved to be invaluable.


ANTA02H: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 2 Percent Response: 73.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00018413475.31
Evaluations 10728411864.84
Organization 014233524125.15
Explanations 00173344155.64
Enthusiasm 001113336195.61
Teaching 00083241195.70
Workload 11352281334.56
Difficulty 1076814834.28
Value 025352815154.96
Retake Yes: 83.6%   No: 16.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
(Please see the other section of the same course, noted above).


ANTC25H: Anthropology and Psychology
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00832292944.88
Evaluations 00424363245.08
Organization 402012401684.63
Explanations 084163229125.04
Enthusiasm 000292924165.29
Teaching 008242429165.20
Workload 004403212124.88
Difficulty 00040401284.88
Value 04016242945.11
Retake Yes: 62.5%   No: 37.5%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ANTC25H: Anthropology and Psychology
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 38
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 76.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0036414165.26
Evaluations 000133144105.41
Organization 007144225105.07
Explanations 000143532175.42
Enthusiasm 30033535215.47
Teaching 00072553145.69
Workload 00068171034.38
Difficulty 00055172434.70
Value 0045429484.53
Retake Yes: 68.0%   No: 31.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Lambert is an exceptional professor who is well-prepared, helpful, and knowledgeable. He acknowledges questions and answers them effectively and enthusiastically. Good use of discussion in class to debate issues; more discussion would make the course more interesting. It was suggested more structure is needed for the course, such as having mid-term evaluations; students would know their progress in the course and would observe the instructor's evaluation style. The material presented was interesting but some felt it needed more depth and analysis. The lectures were very informative but they were a bit fast-paced at times causing some students to become confused. The teaching and reading load was quite heavy for a half course. It was suggested that this course be changed from a half course to a full-year course (two half courses, part one and part two) Overall, a very enjoyable and educational course.


ANTC61H: Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 115
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 73.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 01521403114.99
Evaluations 10727333114.88
Organization 11627372264.87
Explanations 01563337185.54
Enthusiasm 22182939185.48
Teaching 104183235115.26
Workload 0015331964.66
Difficulty 00356241614.58
Value 138322812164.83
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students liked Professor Lambek's lectures, saying he was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and informative. However, others felt that he seemed unwilling to answer students' questions, and found his responses somewhat unprofessional or rude. Many commented that he spoke too fast and hence spent more time trying to write rather than trying to understand the lecture. As well, many would have appreciated outlines or notes being posted on the Intranet, especially since the lectures were fast-paced. The topics were interesting but the material seemed outdated and did not give a good understanding of key concepts and ideas. Some students commented that marking on the assignments seemed unfair and subjective with insufficient feedback, and it would have been helpful to know more of their marks before going into the exam.


ANTC61H: Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 62
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0228464025.25
Evaluations 00013483545.31
Organization 208134423105.06
Explanations 00461945265.81
Enthusiasm 00023340255.88
Teaching 0024296045.60
Workload 00061201724.61
Difficulty 00068191124.47
Value 00038362074.96
Retake Yes: 90.9%   No: 9.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, no comments were available for this course.


ANTC61H: Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20017412985.20
Evaluations 00225452055.00
Organization 802223420114.80
Explanations 000142837205.60
Enthusiasm 02023448115.60
Teaching 002112344175.60
Workload 00554142504.60
Difficulty 00860201104.30
Value 03030399185.10
Retake Yes: 82.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course felt that Professor Lambek was interesting and effective at presenting the course material, but often rushed through lectures too fast to keep track of his points and topics. Various suggestions to address this concern include the use of powerpoint or overhead projections, and notes posted on the internet after class for reference by students who were unable to get everything they wanted during the lecture.


ANTC61H: Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 80
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0038553015.03
Evaluations 10110503034.95
Organization 1107464115.14
Explanations 00094038115.41
Enthusiasm 001143627205.41
Teaching 000103043145.46
Workload 00157251134.43
Difficulty 0017516504.13
Value 00234391854.80
Retake Yes: 84.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Some students felt that there was too much reading for this course and that there needed to be more variety in the course material. Also, some mentioned that there was a lot of note-taking, which did not allow for discussion and some mentioned that the professor needed to speak louder, perhaps by using a microphone. A concern was that the lectures were sometimes hard to follow. It was suggested that having overheads in lecture, online-accessible lecture notes, and other types of visual aids outlining each lecture would perhaps decrease the number of students who lose their way in lectures.


ANTC61H: Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 79.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000105128105.30
Evaluations 000233331135.34
Organization 000132645165.64
Explanations 00033341235.84
Enthusiasm 000112145245.87
Teaching 00033149185.87
Workload 30051271634.59
Difficulty 0005935334.50
Value 000273624125.16
Retake Yes: 97.0%   No: 3.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Very knowledgeable professor.


ANTD15H: Frontiers of Anthropology
Instructor: Lambek, M. Course Enrollment: 4
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00025255005.25
Evaluations 00002525506.25
Organization 0000673305.33
Explanations 00005025255.75
Enthusiasm 00002550256.00
Teaching 0000075256.25
Workload 00025500255.25
Difficulty 00025500255.25
Value 002525252504.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


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