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15 surveys for C. Shepherd

ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 168
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001152841145.53
Evaluations 014143928135.29
Organization 00493633185.52
Explanations 003103037205.60
Enthusiasm 00252341295.89
Teaching 001113233225.65
Workload 05125815904.11
Difficulty 20943221764.60
Value 033342920114.94
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed Professor Shepherd's lectures and consider him an entertaining and able instructor. Several students note there is a sizable mathematics component which they were not expecting and some found this challenging. Reactions to the tutorials were mixed, some feel they were valuable while others not at all (probably attributable to different TAs) but students seem to agree the message board was helpful.


ASTA01H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics I: The Sun and Planets
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 252
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 50.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001162834195.50
Evaluations 006123332155.40
Organization 002102037285.80
Explanations 003121737295.80
Enthusiasm 00081633396.00
Teaching 000112237285.80
Workload 02550231244.50
Difficulty 01439291684.80
Value 003282826135.20
Retake Yes: 78.0%   No: 21.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Shepherd's teaching style well suited to the challenging nature of the lecture materials. However, students felt that the assignments were not reflective of the material, being more formula-based than necessary. Although students felt the tutorials were not of high value, the frequently updated website was very useful.


ASTA02H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics II: Beyond the Sun and Planets
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 73
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000112646175.70
Evaluations 00045327165.53
Organization 00073930245.72
Explanations 00293824275.64
Enthusiasm 000112427385.91
Teaching 00073142205.76
Workload 0046722424.33
Difficulty 0025730924.52
Value 02733292094.84
Retake Yes: 82.2%   No: 17.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
As one student put it, "Mr. Shepherd is gold!" Although the course content is extensive, Professor Shepherd was an enthusiastic professor who explained the material in such a way that students comprehended very well. The overall learning experience was very good. The tutorials were also very helpful in clearing up concepts for the students.


ASTA02H: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics II: Beyond the Sun and Planets
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 108
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002102742205.68
Evaluations 005112341205.59
Organization 003111639305.80
Explanations 002111538345.92
Enthusiasm 00081631446.11
Teaching 00013752285.95
Workload 0096224504.26
Difficulty 00550331024.53
Value 02237282384.95
Retake Yes: 91.1%   No: 8.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students responded well to this course, and especially praised Professor Shepherd's availability and approachability for extra help and clarification.


ASTA03Y: Introduction to Astronomy
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 172
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000102343225.67
Evaluations 001152538195.49
Organization 00042346255.82
Explanations 00082243255.75
Enthusiasm 00162134375.95
Teaching 00082337305.79
Workload 03105319944.25
Difficulty 04742251374.49
Value 002253024175.19
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The students found that this was an excellent course and enjoyed the experience of taking it. They also found that the prof had excellent organizational skills and found that this professor was an effective educator.


ASTA03Y: Introduction to Astronomy
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 143
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 52.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 30392745135.40
Evaluations 13182939195.54
Organization 30351636375.87
Explanations 30182337285.71
Enthusiasm 30312340315.88
Teaching 13142048235.75
Workload 1375125774.48
Difficulty 01443321644.70
Value 23029342585.00
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students describe Shepherd as a very good instructor who is interesting and attends to students' questions.


ASTB21H: Solar System and Stellar Astrophysics
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 50192943054.24
Evaluations 0141424331054.24
Organization 551924291454.29
Explanations 1419519291053.76
Enthusiasm 505142438145.24
Teaching 001429292454.76
Workload 000102938245.76
Difficulty 00051414676.43
Value 0152035101554.05
Retake Yes: 28.6%   No: 71.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students feel this is a very challenging course and often felt they lacked direction on assignments. A few thought that tutorial sections might help.


ASTB21H: Solar Systems and Stellar Astrophysics
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 17
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 82.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000144228145.40
Evaluations 000212821285.60
Organization 007282128145.10
Explanations 001435212144.70
Enthusiasm 00001435505.40
Teaching 00072821426.00
Workload 00021742285.80
Difficulty 00072121506.10
Value 003521142174.40
Retake Yes: 63.0%   No: 36.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course emphasized the difficulty of the material and the need for a very solid basis in mathematics in order to be successful. Although at times feeling that the course was either too heavy or the expectations too stringent for a B-level course, students appreciated the instruction of Professor Shepherd and felt that he made the difficult course material more bearable.


ASTB21H: Solar System and Stellar Astrophysics
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000505005.50
Evaluations 000163350166.41
Organization 00016335005.29
Explanations 0005050004.50
Enthusiasm 00001650336.11
Teaching 0000336605.61
Workload 00066160164.56
Difficulty 00001650336.11
Value 00005033165.60
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 16.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ASTC22H: Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00175003304.50
Evaluations 00033501704.83
Organization 00033333305.00
Explanations 00173350004.33
Enthusiasm 00003333336.00
Teaching 000173333175.50
Workload 00033333305.00
Difficulty 00003333336.00
Value 00176701704.17
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
This course was commented on as being 'very hard'. Some students advised future students to review differential geometry as this course involves a whole section of it. Professor Shepherd was very helpful in explaining the concepts and clearing people's doubts. One student would have liked to see more lecture time allotted for this course.


ASTC22H: Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001471146.00
Evaluations 0000029716.71
Organization 00002943296.00
Explanations 00002943296.00
Enthusiasm 0000043576.57
Teaching 0000014866.86
Workload 0014291414295.14
Difficulty 00001443436.29
Value 001457014144.57
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ASTC22H: Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 1
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000010006.00
Evaluations 0000001007.00
Organization 0000100005.00
Explanations 0000100005.00
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000010006.00
Workload 0000010006.00
Difficulty 0000010006.00
Value 0000010006.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The instructor spent a good amount of time with answering questions, which was appreciated by most students in the course.


MATA27H: Introduction to Optimization
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 78
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00210454025.31
Evaluations 02212403595.30
Organization 027164123115.09
Explanations 0757403395.14
Enthusiasm 00273638175.60
Teaching 00072457125.74
Workload 00036273805.02
Difficulty 00047311394.84
Value 00749231474.65
Retake Yes: 52.3%   No: 47.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course felt well served by the instruction of Professor Shepherd and complimented his clarity and use of relevant examples in class. Students were critical of the tutorials for this course, and felt they were generally either not useful or poorly delivered.


MATA30H: Calculus I
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 115
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 35.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 20224462404.85
Evaluations 00535303004.85
Organization 352321262134.33
Explanations 20237322254.80
Enthusiasm 02215463225.10
Teaching 02020443225.10
Workload 003252330205.40
Difficulty 005173424205.37
Value 0018431810134.58
Retake Yes: 43.6%   No: 56.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Shepherd to be a good instructor and appreciated his willingness to assist students. They recommended, however, that he be more prepared and organized for his lectures. It would also help if he spent more time on difficult concepts.


PSCB57H: Introduction to Scientific Computing
Instructor: Shepherd, C. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 72.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 008202432165.28
Evaluations 0012122723275.42
Organization 0015312315154.85
Explanations 048242416245.12
Enthusiasm 00419823465.88
Teaching 044151931275.50
Workload 004402416165.00
Difficulty 044281624245.24
Value 94263917403.65
Retake Yes: 52.2%   No: 47.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Shepherd has a passion . very evident to students . for teaching this course. He is enthusiastic with his students and also very helpful in explaining the material during his office hours. Students should be prepared to read and do a lot of assignments, one student advised.


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