Anti-Calendar



21 surveys for S. Rockel

AFSA01H: Africa in the World: An Introduction
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 63
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 61.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006183116185.26
Evaluations 001113362185.03
Organization 003163421165.35
Explanations 006133116245.44
Enthusiasm 00082629245.79
Teaching 00082626315.89
Workload 00368034.71
Difficulty 00068304.83
Value 00033635.60
Retake Yes: 75.0%   No: 25.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Unfortunately, sufficient comments were not available for this course.


HISA01H: The Twentieth Century World I
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 292
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 61.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 012103240155.53
Evaluations 01418333595.23
Organization 011112143245.78
Explanations 00272834295.81
Enthusiasm 01282333335.87
Teaching 00071838376.04
Workload 0127117824.36
Difficulty 1126822324.29
Value 12542271944.65
Retake Yes: 82.1%   No: 17.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students enjoyed the class and thought that Professor Rockel was an effective lecturer and that the use of videos and guest speakers were really useful in helping them learn the material. However, many students also noted the poor performances of the Teaching Assistants in the tutorial, stating that they felt it was a repeat of the lectures as opposed to the more discussion-oriented environment that tutorials usually have.


HISA01H: The Twentieth Century World I
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 291
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 56.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11516413255.12
Evaluations 12218373285.14
Organization 128223222135.00
Explanations 114203527125.16
Enthusiasm 248222722154.93
Teaching 131152734185.42
Workload 1546020904.20
Difficulty 1465921714.22
Value 131135252054.62
Retake Yes: 73.5%   No: 26.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that Professor Rockel presented the lecture material effectively and in a well-organized fashion. They were appreciative of the in-class films and guest lectures, as well as the interesting readings. However, there was an overwhelming concern for the tutorials as being ineffective.


HISA02H: The Twentieth Century World II
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 170
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 53.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 057133624155.14
Evaluations 023144028155.36
Organization 265173125165.09
Explanations 026192831155.27
Enthusiasm 245182526215.27
Teaching 053133029195.38
Workload 20360221044.47
Difficulty 2046420654.38
Value 042331810144.88
Retake Yes: 77.5%   No: 22.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Almost all of the students agreed that Professor Rockel is an approachable and excellent professor. Students found his lectures very interesting and appreciated his multiple uses of examples through videos, guest speakers and other aids. However, some students found his lectures a bit repetitive yet very intriguing. Students commented that in the future, guidelines for the exam, and class outlines would help students produce a better grade.


HISA03Y: The Twentieth Century World
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 229
Session: Summer 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 49.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 015204223105.11
Evaluations 004232341115.32
Organization 017153620215.30
Explanations 006143329185.39
Enthusiasm 1112192626155.08
Teaching 101202835165.42
Workload 0256321824.35
Difficulty 1237810524.15
Value 24837321444.51
Retake Yes: 71.2%   No: 28.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Comments for this course were unfortunately not available.


HISA03Y: The Twentieth Century World
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 231
Session: Summer 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11416482344.85
Evaluations 00420402865.02
Organization 008232927115.00
Explanations 00416363475.09
Enthusiasm 02518313194.95
Teaching 021173530135.21
Workload 0186615604.01
Difficulty 0466815414.04
Value 30436222664.67
Retake Yes: 76.0%   No: 23.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Rockel to be very knowledgeable, but found that too many topics were discussed and they were not studied in-depth enough. Students also felt that a mid-term would have been helpful and that having the class in a two hour session would have allowed Rockel to cover more material. The guest speakers were highly enjoyed.


HISA03Y: The Twentieth Century World
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 220
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011163535125.40
Evaluations 100213332145.40
Organization 103103330245.63
Explanations 003123033225.59
Enthusiasm 314143626195.42
Teaching 10183133265.71
Workload 1347314514.18
Difficulty 126769614.15
Value 001362228135.16
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 13.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Rockel gave excellent lectures although he occasionally rushed through the remaining material at the end of class. Guest speakers were a great asset to the class. Some students found the final exam overwhelming.


HISB18H: History on Film
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 39
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 044152738125.27
Evaluations 000193733115.37
Organization 008123535125.31
Explanations 004112252115.56
Enthusiasm 00071559195.89
Teaching 00072644225.81
Workload 00156719004.04
Difficulty 00127712004.00
Value 4085827404.15
Retake Yes: 84.6%   No: 15.4%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students who responded said they enjoyed the class and that Professor Rockel did an excellent job overall in his first time teaching the course. However, several commented that his expectations for assignments were broad at times, and should have been better explained. A few also suggested broadening the course to cover topics beyond colonialism and expressed a desire for more discussion following the viewing of films.


HISB50H: Africa in the Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 84
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00215403385.30
Evaluations 004153135135.40
Organization 028223524105.00
Explanations 002173531155.41
Enthusiasm 004131139315.83
Teaching 000103039225.74
Workload 02262201124.43
Difficulty 00059261144.59
Value 0023531884.80
Retake Yes: 82.4%   No: 17.6%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students found the course content to be interesting and informative, and felt that Professor Rockel was most enthusiastic about the topic. They also appreciated the professor's use of films and visual aids that related to the topic at hand. However, many students found the readings to be difficult to comprehend and thought the essay marking scheme was vague. In addition, some students felt that the professor should have devoted more attention to certain topics.


HISB51H: Twentieth Century Africa
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 90.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00005040105.60
Evaluations 000103040205.70
Organization 001005020205.40
Explanations 000102040305.90
Enthusiasm 000102020506.10
Teaching 00010070206.00
Workload 0008020004.20
Difficulty 0008020004.20
Value 00002020105.80
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


HISC50H: Africa in the Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 56
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 71.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00028333385.20
Evaluations 003232835135.33
Organization 0310282318205.03
Explanations 003183525205.42
Enthusiasm 030152335255.63
Teaching 000202838155.47
Workload 00065231034.50
Difficulty 0035333854.60
Value 3055325884.50
Retake Yes: 79.5%   No: 20.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
There were mixed reviews concerning Professor Rockel's approach to lecturing. A number of students also expressed their disdain for Professor Rockel's tendency to mark assignments slowly.


HISC51H: Twentieth Century Africa
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00010335075.53
Evaluations 000163239135.48
Organization 003103935135.45
Explanations 000163232195.55
Enthusiasm 00331929456.10
Teaching 00062348235.87
Workload 00058231634.65
Difficulty 00658231304.42
Value 00352211774.72
Retake Yes: 85.7%   No: 14.3%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Professor Rockel brought dedication to the course and appreciated his use of mixed media. Complaints were few and minor, with a couple students noting considerable improvement and adaptation from the previous term. They also felt the material was of particular value and relevance.


HISC51H: Twentieth Century Africa
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 25
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 001004030205.50
Evaluations 000154530105.35
Organization 005153035155.40
Explanations 005102530305.70
Enthusiasm 00052040356.05
Teaching 005104030155.40
Workload 0006326554.53
Difficulty 00075101504.40
Value 001030455104.75
Retake Yes: 61.1%   No: 38.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course appreciated the experience and attentiveness of Professor Rockel and noted that he has an extremely good understanding of African history and effectively assumes an unbiased view of it. Students indicated that the breadth of the material could easily fill another hour or more every week.


HISC55H: War and Society in Modern Africa
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 69
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 73.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002123838105.42
Evaluations 204163622165.23
Organization 022143436125.36
Explanations 02283236185.55
Enthusiasm 00062432325.96
Teaching 02083024325.77
Workload 00055181864.73
Difficulty 00028502004.92
Value 020282212104.97
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 27.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found that Professor Stephen Rockel’ s teaching style was exciting due to the multimedia he used to further elaborate on the lecture material. Most comments showed the fascination students felt while learning this new material taught for the first time, and according to almost 75% of the comments made, the prerequisites are unimportant for this course. However, students were mostly concerned with the heavy load in this course due to having three different reading sources to cover. Some had issues with the unorganized way and slow pace Professor Rockel taught in since it led to confusion to some students. There were also a lot of concerns with the TAs and a lot of aversion was shown towards their marking scheme. Some hoped for better tutorials that could’ve helped them out even more. Help could’ve been sought by students facing problems with their TAs from the Professor himself since he was also unanimously commended as helpful, knowledgeable and very understanding.


HISC90H: Africa since 1800
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Summer 2002 Lecture: 30 Percent Response: 66.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0044344785.36
Evaluations 000121654165.64
Organization 004162029295.53
Explanations 00042541295.90
Enthusiasm 000161254165.60
Teaching 00081654205.76
Workload 0006229444.45
Difficulty 00054294124.69
Value 000272233165.28
Retake Yes: 73.0%   No: 26.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found this class to have a lot of reading. They did find the visual aids used to be excellent, and the class was a good learning experience. Students suggest a little more organization would make the class even better.


HISD50H: Southern Africa, 1652-1910
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 15
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 80.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 8000256705.33
Evaluations 80017255005.00
Organization 80025253384.92
Explanations 80017842255.42
Enthusiasm 8000842425.92
Teaching 80002550175.50
Workload 00025254285.33
Difficulty 00033421785.00
Value 000201050205.70
Retake Yes: 81.8%   No: 18.2%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt Professor's Rockel performed well as a lecturer and that he showed them many different aspects of African History. A few noted the heavy amount of reading in the class. Nevertheless, the material and class discussion proved interesting enough for the class to be enjoyable.


HISD51H: Southern Africa: Colonial Rule, Apartheid and Liberation
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001767176.00
Evaluations 00001767176.00
Organization 00082550175.75
Explanations 0000867256.17
Enthusiasm 0000825676.58
Teaching 0000058426.42
Workload 00050331704.67
Difficulty 0085825804.33
Value 00083342175.67
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Rockel and the material he taught were both praised highly by students. Professor Rockel's knowledge and enthusiasm were often remarked upon.


HISD52H: East African Societies in Transition
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 9
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 55.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002040406.20
Evaluations 00002040406.20
Organization 000202020405.80
Explanations 0000060406.40
Enthusiasm 0000020806.80
Teaching 0000040606.60
Workload 00020404005.20
Difficulty 00020600205.20
Value 0000020206.50
Retake Yes: 60.0%   No: 40.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
All students agreed that Professor Rockel is an excellent university professor, who communicates with enthusiasm, and is eager for students' participation. Students appreciated the continuous examples he provided for better understanding. However, some students felt that the excessive amounts of reading was a bit difficult to keep up with, still very intriguing.


HISD52H: East African Societies in Transition
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 7
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00004329295.86
Evaluations 000142943145.57
Organization 00014711405.00
Explanations 00002957145.86
Enthusiasm 0000043576.57
Teaching 00001457296.14
Workload 000142943145.57
Difficulty 00014295705.43
Value 000142929295.71
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
The reading for this course was considerable but students found it valuable, and enjoyed the seminar class. They felt Professor Rockel was effective at guiding discussion and keeping things on track. A few comments indicate that two hours per week might have been insufficient to cover the material in the depth it invites.


HISD91Y: Southern Africa from Earliest Times to the Present
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 8
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00005017335.80
Evaluations 00003350175.84
Organization 00003317506.17
Explanations 00003333335.94
Enthusiasm 00001717676.56
Teaching 00001750336.16
Workload 00050330174.84
Difficulty 00033333304.95
Value 000331717335.50
Retake Yes: 83.0%   No: 17.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Rockel has developed an interesting course on African history. Although he did not touch upon modern African history, the course material was interesting and enjoyable. Perhaps a reading list would have made the course more structured.


HISD92H: East African Societies in Transition
Instructor: Rockel, S. Course Enrollment: 5
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 100.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000802005.20
Evaluations 00020602005.00
Organization 00050252504.75
Explanations 0000406005.60
Enthusiasm 00020200606.00
Teaching 0000505005.50
Workload 00040402004.80
Difficulty 0008020004.20
Value 0003366004.62
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students really enjoyed the subjects discussed in this class and found that they did learn a lot. They would have liked even more information about many of the countries discussed in this course.


What do the numbers mean?