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17 surveys for D. Bennett

ENGB01Y: Critical Thinking and Writing
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 22
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 3 Percent Response: 68.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003353135.70
Evaluations 00074040135.59
Organization 000134033135.41
Explanations 000132053135.61
Enthusiasm 00071333476.20
Teaching 00002047336.13
Workload 00760132004.46
Difficulty 0706772004.37
Value 08038232384.77
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed the relaxed classroom environment, but felt at times there needed to be more structure. Many students believed this course really prepared them for higher level English courses.


ENGB04H: Critical Thinking About Poetry
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 26
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00516442754.96
Evaluations 0055384455.24
Organization 001622441154.57
Explanations 00522442254.90
Enthusiasm 00502244275.78
Teaching 000161644225.62
Workload 0057222004.13
Difficulty 50050331104.36
Value 1105351711174.36
Retake Yes: 66.0%   No: 33.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students thought that the course needed more organization and focus. It was a nice relaxed environment to learn in and Bennett was very informative and helpful.


ENGC02H: Major Canadian Authors
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0014224211114.83
Evaluations 00614472585.17
Organization 631731221764.33
Explanations 061719311984.67
Enthusiasm 033282819195.17
Teaching 06331252884.92
Workload 0087219004.11
Difficulty 0066722604.28
Value 0311362811114.67
Retake Yes: 50.0%   No: 50.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Although students were positive about Professor Bennett personally they felt the class suffered from a lack of organization and focus. They suggested more structure and a tighter adherence to the planned readings. A number of students expressed either surprise or unhappiness regarding the degree of focus on poetry in the class, and felt that 'authors' implied novelists, which proved not to be the case.


ENGC55H: Literature in Media: The Spoken Word and the Visual Page
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 45
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 441325421304.33
Evaluations 0888462904.79
Organization 413038212144.38
Explanations 081725212544.50
Enthusiasm 04417382985.08
Teaching 044214217135.00
Workload 0485821804.21
Difficulty 00858211304.38
Value 41394322443.96
Retake Yes: 58.3%   No: 41.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
There were mixed reviews of this course taught by Professor Donna Bennett. Some students were pleased with her style of teaching and others felt her lectures were disorganized. Students noted that she is very knowledgeable of the course material, yet others felt the goals of the course were unclear.


ENGC55Y: Literature and Media
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 33
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 501515303504.70
Evaluations 50030402054.80
Organization 55536311504.19
Explanations 505302525104.85
Enthusiasm 00515255055.35
Teaching 050202535155.30
Workload 00566511114.47
Difficulty 0556622003.99
Value 6026261313134.22
Retake Yes: 52.0%   No: 47.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that the pace of this class was quite fast and it was hard to keep up at times. Many did not find the lab aspect of this course extremely useful while others who had little experience using computers did find that they learned a lot in the labs.


ENGC60H: Mythic Backgrounds to Literature: The Hero
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 004153535125.35
Evaluations 0004276285.73
Organization 00431352385.00
Explanations 004123538125.42
Enthusiasm 00042735356.00
Teaching 00083150125.65
Workload 00065191244.54
Difficulty 0008515004.15
Value 00444281684.80
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 24.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Few comments were received for this course, with several very positive about Professor Bennett generally, and one expressing dissatisfaction over the requirements of the essay assigned.


ENGC60H: Mythic Backgrounds to Literature: The Hero
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 83
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 222333231704.25
Evaluations 221233272324.58
Organization 242225221884.45
Explanations 201527272184.71
Enthusiasm 044142727245.41
Teaching 0210223516165.00
Workload 0045830624.43
Difficulty 0026434004.32
Value 00241371284.82
Retake Yes: 71.2%   No: 28.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bennett to be very pleasant and approachable, personally, but had concerns relating to her degree of organization in the class. Students reported that she was either quite accessible or much less so, probably depending on the ways they were trying to interact with her. Most report her use of the internet as a means of communication was pretty good. Quite a few suggested this class was too large to be a C-level English class and some suggested the content was too broad for a half-credit. A surprising number of students commented that the concept of the 'hero' didn't come clear for them until quite a while into the course, which is probably a problem as it's so central to the material.


ENGC61H: Mythic Backgrounds to Literature: The Gods and Humanity
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 45
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 57.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0012312315195.00
Evaluations 008193131125.19
Organization 01288313844.88
Explanations 00419423145.12
Enthusiasm 00443519385.85
Teaching 084231919275.19
Workload 000858804.23
Difficulty 0006923804.38
Value 040421523155.00
Retake Yes: 65.4%   No: 34.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students thought that Professor Bennett was an approachable and effective instructor, whose lecture style enhanced the material. Some felt that the professor could have organized the lectures better, in a manner that made the material engaging and interesting. Some students would have appreciated more guidance regarding the research paper.


ENGC61H: Mythic Backgrounds to Literature: The Gods and Humanity
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 44
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 68.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001020333075.03
Evaluations 00327273775.17
Organization 007203330105.17
Explanations 0017103323175.13
Enthusiasm 007103033205.50
Teaching 003133730175.43
Workload 0038071004.23
Difficulty 00106323304.20
Value 00331382174.97
Retake Yes: 66.7%   No: 33.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Generally students gave a mixed review on Professor Donna Bennett's performance in this course. Some students found this course quite enjoyable as Professor Bennett was said to be very enthusiastic and explained concepts clearly. Others felt the lectures were not helpful and the course material was very difficult.


ENGC61H: Mythic Backgrounds to Literature: The Gods and Humanity
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 87.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00539262904.79
Evaluations 05824342454.79
Organization 001635271934.57
Explanations 00832352234.78
Enthusiasm 033222435145.27
Teaching 00325333365.14
Workload 0067219304.19
Difficulty 0007120904.37
Value 006393012124.85
Retake Yes: 81.8%   No: 18.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bennett helpful and encouraging and generally enjoyed the subject matter and the course as a whole. Several students expressed dissatisfaction regarding an unusually scheduled final which occurred before the usual study break.


ENGC61H: Mythic Backgrounds to Literature
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 32
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 88.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00714502175.10
Evaluations 003103239145.50
Organization 001025283234.90
Explanations 0010143917175.20
Enthusiasm 070142535175.40
Teaching 007142532215.50
Workload 00048401104.60
Difficulty 00051252204.70
Value 000222233225.60
Retake Yes: 77.0%   No: 22.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were generally pleased with the lecture material and the substance of the course but felt at times they were off the main track without adequate connection to the main concepts of the course. Although some students sensed Professor Bennett's natural enthusiasm for the material, some felt that this was not adequately expressed in her voice and lecture style, and others noted that she might speak louder.


ENGC62H: Myth and Canadian Fiction
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00721293675.14
Evaluations 000143636145.50
Organization 00147433605.00
Explanations 00714364305.14
Enthusiasm 0008236285.69
Teaching 000142150145.64
Workload 00057211474.71
Difficulty 0007172104.50
Value 00036431474.93
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ENGC62Y: Myth and History in Canadian Fiction
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 29
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00503540205.70
Evaluations 000151550205.75
Organization 00054530205.65
Explanations 00502555155.75
Enthusiasm 00051045406.20
Teaching 00051540406.15
Workload 00045253004.85
Difficulty 00065102504.60
Value 000391728175.28
Retake Yes: 80.0%   No: 20.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Perhaps this course should be split into two half-year courses. The texts worked well with one another, although the material of the 1st and 2nd terms were significantly different.


ENGD51H: Alice Munro
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 19
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 26.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00020020606.20
Evaluations 00020020606.20
Organization 000202020405.80
Explanations 000202020405.80
Enthusiasm 00002525506.25
Teaching 0000250756.50
Workload 0008002004.40
Difficulty 0008002004.40
Value 00005025255.75
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students clearly enjoyed this seminar-style course with Professor Bennett and found it to be a very valuable experience.


ENGD51H: Alice Munro
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 21
Session: Fall 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 90.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0050557315.99
Evaluations 0000538556.38
Organization 0005057366.14
Explanations 0000536576.40
Enthusiasm 0000015846.78
Teaching 0005010846.68
Workload 00055222204.62
Difficulty 00066221104.40
Value 00001627556.27
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Bennett to be a great teacher and really enjoyed their time together. She showed that she really cared about the students and tried to help them as best she could. Students really appreciated the verbal feedback they received on their progress.


ENGD88H: Michael Ondaatje
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 18
Session: Fall 2006 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 11.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000010006.00
Evaluations 0000010006.00
Organization 0000010006.00
Explanations 0000010006.00
Enthusiasm 0000010006.00
Teaching 0000010006.00
Workload 0001000004.00
Difficulty 0000100005.00
Value 0000100005.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


ENGD88H: Michael Ondaatje
Instructor: Bennett, D. Course Enrollment: 12
Session: Fall 2003 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 92.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000954366.30
Evaluations 0000063366.40
Organization 00002736366.10
Explanations 0000945456.40
Enthusiasm 0000918726.60
Teaching 0000045546.50
Workload 00060300104.60
Difficulty 00044441104.70
Value 00040300305.20
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course focused on the value of the seminar format and the ability to explore in depth the work of a single author. Many of the students had previously taken a course with Professor Bennett and praised her classroom ability. More than one student commented specifically they wished the course could continue into next session.


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