Single Course-Instructor Report
 

Student Survey Responses - Unofficial Report

Term: Fall 2005
Survey: 20
Subject: INTA 6302 S - Intl Political Economy
CRN: 81829
Class Size: 14
Instructor: Dion, Michelle Lynn

report run @03/21/2008 02:26 PM

Core Questions
 
Item
Strongly Agree
Agree
Partially Agree and Partially Disagree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
N/A
No.of Resp.
Interpolated Median
1. Course Seemed Well Planned And Organized
2
3
1
0
1
0
7
4.0
2. Good Job Covering Course Objectives/Content
1
2
1
0
3
0
7
3.0
3. Explained Complex Material Clearly
1
3
0
1
2
0
7
3.7
4. Was Approachable And Willing To Assist
2
2
1
1
1
0
7
3.8
5. Encouraged Students To Consult With Him/Her
2
1
2
2
0
0
7
3.3
6. Class Attendance Important In Promoting Learning Of Material
3
2
1
0
1
0
7
4.3
7. Number Of Course Assignments Was Appropriate.
2
2
2
0
1
0
7
3.8
8. Exams Covered Course Content/Objectives
3
2
1
0
1
0
7
4.3
9. Exams And Quizzes Were Of Appropriate Difficulty.
3
2
1
0
1
0
7
4.3
10. The Instructor Was An Effective Teacher
3
0
1
0
3
0
7
3.0

Student Comments about individual question

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Student Comments about the Class or Instructor

For ths Fall 2005 course, each student was required to submit only 4 response papers corresponding with 4 different weeks of reading. Although these papers required plenty of effort and understanding of the material, perhaps 4 was not enough (especially considering there were 15 weeks in the semester). No matter how many notes I took during my ''off'' weeks, I always understood the material much better the weeks I was required to write a response paper. Overall, Dr. Dion is a great teacher and I VERY much enjoyed this course and the readings she selected for us.

Professor Dion is a challenging and excellent instructor whose first concern is that student engage with the material and really try to understand it. This course was very demanding, but not in inappropriate ways (e.g. not too many assignments, not too much reading). The instructor challenged students to think through comments made in class, to go the next step in the process of analysis, to push us to stretch our minds and learn.

I think that INTA should advise graduate students to complete any other Economics courses they will take in the program prior to taking this course.

This course is an academically relevant, useful, and challenging course that demands students tie together many of the theories, ideas, etc. that are covered in other courses in the program.

Worst class I had in graduate school. Not a seminar class until the last 2 weeks! Professor seemed to be more worried about dissecting the reading, including the models, down to a microscopic scale than using the readings as a starting point to discuss issues. NEEDED more real world vice historical discussion of issues.

Prof seemed to not have requisite knowledge to teach class. Admitted that she had never read Friedman even though globalization was a major topic.

Too much FOCUS on models!!!! More real world case studies and discussions on how readings impact policy would have been more useful.

Towards the end after complaints, it seemed she was turning around and class did improve, but vast improvment is necessary.

After four lengthy papers and numerous quizzes, a final is unnecessary and impractical, especially because it s cumulative


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