2008actuarialstatistics - 2 ACTUARIAL SCIENCE & STATISTICS...

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2 Introduction ASSU would like to thank the Staff and Faculty of the Department of Actuarial Science and Statistics for their assistance in providing the following evaluations. Editor ACT 230H1F Mathematics of Finance for Non-Actuaries Instructor(s): K. Sharp Enr: 93 Resp: 49 Retake: 73% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean Presents 0 0 6 22 35 25 10 5.1 Explains 0 0 6 14 33 33 12 5.3 Communicates 0 0 0 18 29 29 22 5.6 Teaching 0 0 2 18 29 37 12 5.4 Workload 0 2 10 57 23 4 2 4.2 Difficulty 0 2 6 47 25 12 6 4.6 Learn Exp 0 2 5 45 35 8 2 4.5 Students found Sharp to be a caring, nice and an enthusiastic instruc- tor. He was good at explaining course material, however, some students complained that term test 2 covered too much material, and that they were not given enough time to write the test itself. The use of lasers to improve student participation in class was said to be very helpful, but a significant number of students also noted it was a distraction. ACT 240H1F Instructor(s): S. Broverman Enr: 141 Resp: 53 Retake: 59% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean Presents 1 0 5 17 17 30 26 5.5 Explains 0 0 7 17 13 30 30 5.6 Communicates 3 1 5 17 23 34 13 5.1 Teaching 0 1 3 15 17 31 29 5.6 Workload 3 3 1 49 23 11 5 4.4 Difficulty 3 1 3 43 21 21 3 4.6 Learn Exp 0 2 8 35 14 26 11 4.9 ACT 245H1S Financial Principles for Actuarial Science I Instructor(s): K. Sharp Enr: 106 Resp: 63 Retake: 74% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean Presents 0 5 8 18 41 13 13 4.9 Explains 0 1 1 20 33 25 16 5.3 Communicates 0 0 0 5 20 53 21 5.9 Teaching 0 1 0 8 27 41 20 5.7 Workload 0 0 5 66 20 5 3 4.4 Difficulty 0 0 3 61 20 11 3 4.5 Learn Exp 0 0 7 33 28 20 10 4.9 Some students thought Sharp was enthusiastic and appreciated the use of lasers in the classroom. A few felt that his lectures were some- times a bit unorganized. Also, students found his writing hard to read and wished he could have written bigger and clearer. ACT 247H1S Introductory Life Contingencies Instructor(s): A. Badescu Enr: 102 Resp: 45 Retake: 67% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean Presents 0 0 0 2 29 36 31 6.0 Explains 0 0 2 4 29 31 31 5.9 Communicates 0 0 2 13 40 27 15 5.4 Teaching 0 0 0 4 29 29 36 6.0 Workload 0 0 4 54 30 4 4 4.5 Difficulty 0 0 2 35 40 14 7 4.9 Learn Exp 0 3 0 27 27 27 15 5.2 Badescu was a very good instructor who presented the material clearly. ACT 348H1F Advanced Life Contingencies Instructor(s): A. Badescu Enr: 76 Resp: 52 Retake: 72% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean Presents 0 0 0 6 17 46 29 6.0 Explains 0 0 0 6 23 41 28 5.9 Communicates 0 0 4 13 23 39 19 5.6 Teaching 0 0 0 8 21 56 13 5.7 Workload 2 0 4 59 22 11 0 4.3 Difficulty 2 0 2 53 26 15 0 4.5 Learn Exp 0 0 4 44 36 12 4 4.7 Most students felt that Badescu was an engaging instructor who did a good job of explaining the course concepts. Students raised concerns that the course could have done more to address the SOA exam syllabus. ACT 349H1F
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course STATISTICS STA taught by Professor Statistics during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto.

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