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4 surveys for R. Edwards

IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 81
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 69.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 011522332604.56
Evaluations 151124351554.40
Organization 051818252734.44
Explanations 031125272474.67
Enthusiasm 531131143304.36
Teaching 01917322894.88
Workload 000312921175.14
Difficulty 00032362464.94
Value 25531262354.54
Retake Yes: 42.0%   No: 57.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students felt that there was too much reading and too many long essays for this course. The weekly quizzes were not discussed which made it difficult to fully grasp the material for the final exam. Many felt that the professor was not enthusiastic during the lectures and that better time management and structure is needed so that the content of each individual lecture is completed yet not rushed. The teaching assistant was very helpful. It was suggested that the lectures and tutorials be more interactive with discussion about the readings, development policies, quizzes, articles, and controversial issues. Students felt that lecture notes, information, and other related material were posted on the web too late. It is recommended that short answers be incorporated into the evaluations instead of essays or solely multiple choice. Some felt that this course should have a pre-requisite so that students will have more knowledge of international development policy and other related information before taking the course.


IDSB04H: International Health Policy Analysis
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 64
Session: Winter 2002 Section: 1 Percent Response: 53.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 006213229125.20
Evaluations 003243921125.10
Organization 001227144265.08
Explanations 0013192329165.16
Enthusiasm 333242426285.86
Teaching 003183624185.31
Workload 00019561695.15
Difficulty 00044342204.78
Value 051445141854.45
Retake Yes: 46.0%   No: 54.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
An interesting course with a lot of reading.


POLC55H: The Politics of Canadian Health Policy
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 49
Session: Fall 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 65.0%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00925372164.90
Evaluations 301231251894.70
Organization 39328934124.80
Explanations 3612181234124.80
Enthusiasm 0018182118215.10
Teaching 031521183194.90
Workload 000154031125.40
Difficulty 00046252804.80
Value 003172031275.60
Retake Yes: 48.0%   No: 51.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Most students in this course found the material quite interesting, but emphasized that background knowledge in the area is very important to success.


POLC55H: The Politics of Canadian Health Policy
Instructor: Edwards, R. Course Enrollment: 53
Session: Winter 2003 Section: 1 Percent Response: 75.5%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00520293855.03
Evaluations 028162730134.98
Organization 001422282584.76
Explanations 00330362194.98
Enthusiasm 022163524185.19
Teaching 008162527225.29
Workload 005333613114.82
Difficulty 00057221724.54
Value 003222933115.17
Retake Yes: 65.0%   No: 34.0%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students enjoyed having guest speakers in this course. There were mixed feelings about the discussions and quizzes in this course. While some felt that the discussions were good, others felt that there needs to be more structure to them so that the notes, articles, and reading questions are more efficiently discussed. Some were content with having weekly quizzes since they helped clarify the material from the readings while others felt that they were not effective methods of evaluation. Some concerns were that there was a lot of reading, group projects might not effectively reflect a student's understanding of the course material, reading questions and lecture notes were not posted online within a reasonable amount of time. Also, not having background information prior to taking this course made it a bit more challenging to fully grasp the course material. Overall, this was an interesting course and a knowledgeable professor.


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