outside of class and then returned at the next normally scheduled class meeting. The
instructor gave extra-credit points to students who returned instruments.
There were 100 students enrolled in Class B, of which 72 responded. Of the
respondents, 95.7% (n=66) were full-time students while 4.3% (n=3) were part-time
students. Three respondents did not complete the demographic questions. The majority of
the respondents in Class B were female (81.2%, n=56). Male students comprised 18.8%
of the respondents (n=13). Class B students were members of five different majors, of
which 97.1% (n=67) were within the animal science department.
In Class B, the mode age was 21 years old (37.7%, n=26). There were 14 (20.3%)
students that were 22 years of age and 9 (13.0%) students that were 20 years of age.
There were only 3 (4.3%) students who were 19 years old. The class was only composed
of juniors (50.7%, n=35) and seniors (49.3%, n=34). Again, three respondents did not
answer the demographic questions.
Students were asked how many courses were taken in the subject area similar to
Class B. Respondents reported 23.2% (n=16) had taken no courses, 37.7% (n=26) had
taken one to two courses, 13.0% (n=9) had taken three to four courses and 26.1% (n=18)
had taken more than four courses in the subject area. There were three students that did
not answer this specific question.
For problem sets assigned in class that had taken students longer than an hour to
complete in a typical week, 51.4% (n=36) claimed none, 44.3% (n=31) said one to two,
1.4% (n=l) said three to four and 2.9% (n=2) declared more than five problem sets. Two
students did not answer the question describing number of problem sets taking longer
than an hour.