Uncle Walter's Guide to Aero/Astro Fall 1997 Index Introduction Credits Statistics Comments Course Ratings Instructor Ratings Exams & Problem Sets
Uncle Walter's Guide to Aeronautics & Astronautics

16.72 Air Traffic Control

Lecturer: Prof. Odoni
Pre/ co requisites: Permission of instructor Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-6
Response Rate: 16/17 (94.1%) Actual Hours: 2.8-0.0-5.2

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 4.2 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 6.5 / 7.0
Prof. Odoni (L) 6.6 / 7.0

All of the students were left with a good impression of 16.72 and Prof. Odoni. There were no complaints about his style of teaching. Most of them enjoyed the guest lectures, but a few felt that some lectures were repetitious and should be scheduled for other topics.

Almost all of the students felt that the pace of the class was good, although one was not certain because of the wide variety of topics covered in the class. Most felt the content covered was what they expected, and several said that an interest in air traffic control is most useful for good performance in the class. A lot of students commented that the field trips helped them learn the most.

16.72 does not have required problem sets or homework. All students must complete a term paper. Almost all of the students felt that the term paper was enough, but one said that a few homework assignments may have reinforced the material. Many students felt the term paper gave them an opportunity to explore their own topic of interest. A few would have liked progress checks and feedback on the paper before it was due. One student recommended more smaller papers. Most students felt the class was graded fairly and organized well, although one student disagreed.

An excellent overview of ATC. Very appropriate for those who need an intro or a diving-off point for further study.

Excellent. I would recommend it strongly to others.

Course ratings

was graded fairly: 6.2 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 5.7 / 7.0
was well-administered: 6.2 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Odoni
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 6.6 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 6.7 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 6.1 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 6.3 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 6.6 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 6.5 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 6.8 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 6.6 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects

Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exam reviews N/A N/A N/A N/A
Problem sets N/A N/A N/A N/A
Papers / Projects 6.6 / 7.0 4.3 / 7.0 3.8 / 7.0 3.7 / 7.0

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy 6.8 / 7.0
Length 5.0 / 7.0
Interesting? 5.4 / 7.0
Difficulty N/A

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