History Department Response to Student Feedback
HSTY2044 - Childhood and Youth in Modern America (2002)
Unit Coordinator: Dr Stephen Robertson
Students reported the same high overall satisfaction as they did in 2001. (In fact, the mean for that question, Q.12, was the same - 4.38 on a scale of 1 to 5 - in both years). The evaluations indicated that the changes that I made to the course in response to student feedback in 2001 worked well. No students reported that they felt the revised readings were too long, and the redesign of the exam to include a section related to material covered in lectures and tutorials drew a positive response. A small group of students reported feeling uncertain about what was expected of them in the tutorial paper. One suggested putting the more detailed instructions for this assignment that I discussed in tutorials into the course outline, which I will do the next time the course is taught.
By the numbers
- The teaching in this unit of study helped me to learn effectively: 85% Agree or Strongly Agree
- Overall I was satisfied with the quality of this unit of study: 96% Agree or Strongly Agree
- "Of all the courses I took this semester, this was my favorite. I was very interesting and easy to get into. Lectures held my attention and I feel I learned a lot."
- "Lectures were excellent. It is great to do courses with someone that obviously enjoys the topic and work."
- "I'm glad I took this class while abroad. We don't have the opportunity in the states for a class like this."