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27 surveys for M. Eksteins

HISB09Y: Modern Europe
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 40
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00042933335.90
Evaluations 006121841245.70
Organization 000132529335.82
Explanations 00042538336.00
Enthusiasm 000408886.80
Teaching 00001721636.52
Workload 0006333404.41
Difficulty 00465171304.35
Value 000143319335.66
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ekstein should be commended for his ability to present. Students' found his lectures were extremely exciting and helpful.


HISB90H: Modern Europe I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 72
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 58.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 30351041416.02
Evaluations 30052039365.95
Organization 0505534536.19
Explanations 0505531556.21
Enthusiasm 0303322726.55
Teaching 0033531606.43
Workload 00853171784.64
Difficulty 00553201784.69
Value 00352922365.90
Retake Yes: 89.0%   No: 11.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that the professor was very enthusiastic and passionate about the material. They found that the lectures were provocative and insightful, and also found the course in general to be very interesting. However, students would have liked for it to be broader in the area of coverage.


HISB90H: Modern Europe I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 115
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051647356.11
Evaluations 002112436295.79
Organization 00031040486.33
Explanations 00231031576.37
Enthusiasm 0000022776.78
Teaching 0002739546.44
Workload 2227211764.33
Difficulty 2026618764.43
Value 202201829215.48
Retake Yes: 94.2%   No: 5.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Many students enjoyed Professor Eksteins' lectures; they found him to be very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and appreciated that he used a variety of examples and definitions to help students better understand the course material.


HISB90H: Modern Europe I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 97
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 63.9%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00281540356.00
Evaluations 227152330235.36
Organization 005101132425.97
Explanations 002131131446.02
Enthusiasm 0202518746.60
Teaching 00061526536.26
Workload 0036421834.44
Difficulty 0236222834.42
Value 022421527135.03
Retake Yes: 87.9%   No: 12.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously agreed that Professor Eksteins was one of the most outstanding professors they have come across at UTSC. They also agreed he was highly organized, passionate, and a pleasure to have as a teacher. One suggestion students have for Professor Eksteins is to reconsider the marking scheme (50% of the final being an essay).


HISB90H: Modern Europe I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 121
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 46.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 02241838386.00
Evaluations 001371841215.52
Organization 02452027435.95
Explanations 0054735496.18
Enthusiasm 0002218786.73
Teaching 0025432576.38
Workload 0007516454.39
Difficulty 0007516454.39
Value 025511811134.69
Retake Yes: 88.9%   No: 11.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Eksteins was thought by all to be an enjoyable and well organized lecturer. Many students noted that they did not like the fact that the essay was worth 50% while the mid-term was worth only 10%. Overall a good learning experience was has by all who commented.


HISB90H: Modern Europe I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 81
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 002161846185.60
Evaluations 0010202830125.10
Organization 02823028305.60
Explanations 004101240325.90
Enthusiasm 0006816706.50
Teaching 00241246366.10
Workload 2246416844.30
Difficulty 0225726844.50
Value 042253514185.10
Retake Yes: 87.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students appreciated the animation and enthusiasm of Professor Eksteins and were generally quite pleased with the value of the course. Some concerns were expressed about the grading scheme of the course, in which the midterm was worth only 10% and the final essay was worth 50% of the total grade.


HISB91H: Modern Europe II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 80
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 48.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00001642446.28
Evaluations 00303134345.95
Organization 00001631546.38
Explanations 0003829626.49
Enthusiasm 0000813806.72
Teaching 00001324626.50
Workload 00049293214.95
Difficulty 000472113215.08
Value 000111816496.11
Retake Yes: 92.1%   No: 7.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students almost unanimously agreed that Professor Eksteins was one of the most outstanding professors they have come across at UTSC. They felt that his enthusiastic and truly inspiring attitude gave a whole new dimension to history.


HISB91H: Modern Europe II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 132
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 59.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00331430516.24
Evaluations 00382132375.94
Organization 00231328556.33
Explanations 00221126606.44
Enthusiasm 0002611826.75
Teaching 0003823666.54
Workload 2046026374.42
Difficulty 2036128434.37
Value 002111826315.87
Retake Yes: 96.0%   No: 4.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Eksteins has demonstrated his passion and enthusiasm for the course. Students would look forward attending his lectures and sense it has been an enjoyable experience for them. Some students felt that the assignments and exams should be weighted more fairly but nonetheless, it was a positive experience for the students.


HISB91H: Modern Europe II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 60.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00021641416.22
Evaluations 202161237315.73
Organization 00201635476.25
Explanations 00021227596.43
Enthusiasm 0020420756.65
Teaching 00201031576.41
Workload 0026724804.37
Difficulty 0046524624.37
Value 002363018145.06
Retake Yes: 88.0%   No: 12.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Eksteins' communication style and approach to the historical material is 'one of a kind,' noted students. Professor Erksteins was regarded by most students as one of the best professors of their undergraduate career. Many, however, were discouraged by the weighting of the essay (50%).


HISB91H: Modern Europe II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 125
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 49.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00021340456.29
Evaluations 002103426295.71
Organization 0002632606.50
Explanations 0002624686.58
Enthusiasm 0002510846.76
Teaching 0002527666.58
Workload 00260241134.55
Difficulty 0026526534.44
Value 020451518215.10
Retake Yes: 93.5%   No: 6.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Ecksteins is regarded by most students as one of the best Professors they've had. His enthusiasm for the course material is clear and his ability to paint a picture with words is appreciated by students. Many students however were turned off by the weighting of the essay (50%).


HISB91H: Modern Europe II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 127
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041343406.20
Evaluations 01072438305.87
Organization 00151820566.25
Explanations 00041226596.39
Enthusiasm 0001410866.80
Teaching 0001525696.62
Workload 0057415424.25
Difficulty 1127023204.19
Value 010323222125.11
Retake Yes: 93.9%   No: 6.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very enthusiastic about this class and about Professor Eksteins, who excelled at holding their attention and generating interest in the material. Students praise his engaging style, which one student called the "Grand Performance of History." The only repeated criticism of this course was an excessive emphasis on one paper, worth 50%, which some felt was rather daunting.


HISB91H: Modern Europe II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041550316.08
Evaluations 202153035175.43
Organization 00021941396.17
Explanations 0002739526.41
Enthusiasm 000249856.77
Teaching 0002735566.44
Workload 0227071364.44
Difficulty 2026026644.42
Value 004352917155.06
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this class responded well to Professor Eksteins as a 'story teller' who engages history more as narrative than mere descriptive fact. The few complaints with this course relate to general dissatisfaction with the grading scheme and too great an emphasis placed on the one paper worth 50%. Some students requested tutorials for the course as a way of additionally engaging with the material.


HISC90H: Modern Germany I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 47.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0006035596.47
Evaluations 0060029656.47
Organization 0006024716.59
Explanations 0006024716.59
Enthusiasm 0000012886.88
Teaching 000066886.82
Workload 0067612604.18
Difficulty 0067118604.24
Value 000472412185.00
Retake Yes: 88.2%   No: 11.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students had nothing short of overwhelming praise for Professor Eksteins as a lecturer. They were inspired by his knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for the course. Overall, the course was very enjoyable.


HISC90H: Modern Germany I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Fall 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 67.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00041644366.12
Evaluations 00002444326.08
Organization 00001636486.32
Explanations 0000444526.48
Enthusiasm 0000013886.88
Teaching 0004048486.40
Workload 00056242004.64
Difficulty 0006420884.60
Value 00440242844.88
Retake Yes: 87.5%   No: 12.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
The Professor and the class were both thought to be excellent. Some students commented that the weight of the essay was too high (50%).


HISC90H: Modern Germany I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Fall 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00045230135.52
Evaluations 00444330175.52
Organization 00004532235.77
Explanations 00002243356.13
Enthusiasm 0000426706.65
Teaching 0004948396.22
Workload 4406522404.09
Difficulty 0443552404.48
Value 40135213994.30
Retake Yes: 91.3%   No: 8.7%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were very happy with this course and with Professor Eksteins. A few scattered suggestions about the course suggest structural adjustments but no one has any complaints about the instruction.


HISC90H: Modern Germany I: The Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0044077135.90
Evaluations 00401368135.90
Organization 00442227406.00
Explanations 00441840315.90
Enthusiasm 0000413816.80
Teaching 0004050456.40
Workload 00450311304.50
Difficulty 0005927944.60
Value 00936271894.80
Retake Yes: 90.0%   No: 9.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students were quite pleased with this class, noting in particular Professor Eksteins' great enthusiasm for the subject matter.


HISC91H: Modern Germany II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 46
Session: Fall 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 63.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000035666.66
Evaluations 00001132596.48
Organization 0000021806.79
Explanations 0000418806.76
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000014836.86
Workload 0075925704.32
Difficulty 00452251804.57
Value 0004732386.30
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Eksteins is described as a professor who is very enthusiastic and interesting. Students felt that he was very knowledgeable, and a general sentiment shared across the board was that “he could make watching paint dry interesting.”


HISC91H: Modern Germany II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 37
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 78.4%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000728666.59
Evaluations 00001132596.48
Organization 0000414836.79
Explanations 0000414836.79
Enthusiasm 000047906.86
Teaching 000047876.86
Workload 00066251104.45
Difficulty 00445322104.69
Value 0004421636.58
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students deemed Professor Eksteins to be a phenomenal instructor; not only were his lectures found to be interesting, but students also appreciated his use of examples. Moreover, many students felt that his lessons were designed in such a way that he was able to foster an appreciation of history, art, and music.


HISC91H: Modern Germany II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 34
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 5000932556.23
Evaluations 00502718506.09
Organization 0000523736.68
Explanations 0000527686.64
Enthusiasm 000099826.73
Teaching 0005523686.55
Workload 0556823004.09
Difficulty 0506427504.27
Value 00545231894.82
Retake Yes: 95.2%   No: 4.8%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Eksteins is regarded by those who took the course as one of the best Professors at UTSC. His enthusiasm about the material carries is easily seen through his lectures. It's a good overall learning experience.


HISC91H: Modern Germany II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 36
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 58.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00051038486.29
Evaluations 00051943336.05
Organization 00001924576.38
Explanations 00001014766.67
Enthusiasm 0000010906.90
Teaching 0000524716.67
Workload 0007030004.30
Difficulty 0005545004.45
Value 50540351504.45
Retake Yes: 95.0%   No: 5.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students are characteristically positive about Professor Eksteins and a few report that he even received a standing ovation from the class at the end of term, which is hardly a typical conclusion to a course.


HISC91H: Modern Germany II: The Twentieth Century
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 35
Session: Winter 2004 Section: 1 Percent Response: 66.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0009443436.22
Evaluations 0009052396.22
Organization 00042630396.04
Explanations 00001735486.30
Enthusiasm 0000417786.74
Teaching 0000922706.61
Workload 0007026404.35
Difficulty 000879404.17
Value 00955141494.59
Retake Yes: 95.5%   No: 4.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students in this course were very enthusiastic about Professor Eksteins' ability as a lecturer and particularly felt that his knowledge of the German language contributed to the value of the course. A few concerns were expressed concerning the emphasis placed on presentations in the tutorial sections.


HISD19H: Weimar Culture
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Fall 2001 Section: 1 Percent Response: 54.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000033676.70
Evaluations 00017017676.39
Organization 0000033676.67
Explanations 0000001007.00
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000001007.00
Workload 0008301704.34
Difficulty 00033501704.84
Value 0000001007.00
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable No Comments


HISD90H: Weimar Culture
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Summer 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 64.3%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00002312676.44
Evaluations 000121212676.33
Organization 00001223566.50
Explanations 0000034676.67
Enthusiasm 0000023786.78
Teaching 00001223676.56
Workload 00078012124.55
Difficulty 00045340235.00
Value 00012230676.22
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Eksteins to be one of the best professors they have come across at UTSC. His enthusiasm and love for the subject made the students learning experience worthwhile.


HISD90H: Weimar Culture
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 14
Session: Winter 2008 Section: L01 Percent Response: 85.7%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 000099846.75
Evaluations 000099846.75
Organization 0000025756.75
Explanations 0000017846.83
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000017846.83
Workload 0006792504.58
Difficulty 00059172504.67
Value 0000934596.50
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Professor Eksteins has demonstrated a great knowledge and passion for this course. Students have positive feedback for this professor and appreciates his teachings for this course. In general, Professor Eksteins was a very good professor and would love to re-take the course again.


HISD90H: Weimar Culture
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 11
Session: Winter 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 81.8%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 11000022676.11
Evaluations 011110011675.89
Organization 11000011786.22
Explanations 1100000896.33
Enthusiasm 0001100896.67
Teaching 00110022676.33
Workload 001156220114.44
Difficulty 001133440114.67
Value 1111056111103.78
Retake Yes: 88.9%   No: 11.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students found Professor Eksteins to be an excellent instructor, who kept class participation levels high by generating good discussions. A few felt that there should be list of readings provided rather that 'recommended' readings and a more detailed course syllabus would help.


HISD90H: Weimar Culture
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 13
Session: Winter 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.2%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00003322446.11
Evaluations 00001144446.33
Organization 00001122676.56
Explanations 00001338506.38
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000022786.78
Workload 0022780003.78
Difficulty 00117801104.11
Value 000443311114.89
Retake Yes: 88.9%   No: 11.1%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students greatly enjoyed Professor Eksteins lectures and commented highly on the class in general.


HISD90H: Welmar Culture
Instructor: Eksteins, M. Course Enrollment: 16
Session: Winter 2005 Section: 1 Percent Response: 62.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0000010906.90
Evaluations 00001020706.60
Organization 00001010806.70
Explanations 0000020806.80
Enthusiasm 0000001007.00
Teaching 0000010906.90
Workload 001050300104.50
Difficulty 000502020104.90
Value 0010202020305.40
Retake Yes: 100.0%   No: 0.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
As always, students seem to love Professor Eksteins. To quote one student: "He could teach a course on how grass grows and still make it interesting." (Editor's note: students in botany and environmental science, who may indeed study how grass grows, may be assumed to have interest in this subject naturally. From a history student it should be considered high praise.)


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