eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Christopher Jacobsen

Available Survey Results

AG33, Fall 2013
AG40, Fall 2013
AG54A, Fall 2013
AG141, Spring 2013
AG157, Spring 2013
AG250, Spring 2013
AG250L, Spring 2013
AG31, Spring 2012
AG46, Spring 2012
AG54B, Spring 2012
AG33, Fall 2011
AG40, Fall 2011
AG54A, Fall 2011
AG141, Spring 2011
AG157, Spring 2011
AG250, Spring 2011
AG250L, Spring 2011
AG260, Spring 2011
AG122, Fall 2010
AG200, Fall 2010
AG230, Fall 2010
AG31, Spring 2010
AG46, Spring 2010
AG54B, Spring 2010

Christopher Jacobsen: AG33, Fall 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 33 - Greenhouse Construction Crn (Section): 15485 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 20 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 16 (80%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%) 1 (5%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 20 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Working together out side making food for people to eat.
What I enjoyed about the greenhouse class is we got to build a greenhouse and do things that were hands on. Also it was a good experience because maybe one day if I plan on building one of my own then I can use my knowledge that I learned in this class.
I like how hands on the course was and how we learned how to use specialty tools to accomplish certain tasks.
I liked working along side the other students while constructing something together. I liked the whole program it was like a recap on my past construction experience and I was able to help others to understand some things that may have been confusing to students without a construction background.
I learned a lot about farming
Its a new experience for me on building a greenhouse. I will definitively apply what I've leaned into my future greenhouse project.
overall this set of classes with chris was the begining of a great experience that will continue to inspire me and give me extra drive. he is an excelent teacher and i would recomend any student interested in agriculture to take his course. thank you and i look forward to learning all you have to teach.
I like being able to go through the entire construction of a greenhouse to completion. Learning different squaring and leveling tools and techniques will be very helpful in the future.
I realy enjoyed the hands-on experience.
I personally had a hard time this semester for personal reasons but definitely not because of the class or the way it was structured. The class, as all of Chris Jacobson's classes were awesome for what I was able to get out of the scattered attendance I was able to make. He is a great teacher ans the HCC AG course comes highly recommended.
Liked how the construction of the greenhouse required us (the students) to utilize transits and properly use tools to bend and set-up pipes for our greenhouse structure.
hands-on challenging mentally and physically. there's been some very hot long days makes it challenging at times to make productivity faster but it was fun got construction done learned measurements through the transit. very educational.
The hands on experience and working in different groups to fulfill each task.
The hands on activities help to understand projects before there were started . I like having the handouts for this class rather then buying a text book for the class. Enjoyed working in groups on various tasks.
Liked how the activities such as using the transit and doing work with reading blueprints and scales was helpful. I also liked that we were able to understand the whole process thoroughly.
I like the hands on activities we do in class. I enjoyed volunteering at community service events and giving a presentation on what we did to help the community.
growing food in the farm was very good for my soul
Projects and assignments were all relevant to what my horticultural goals. Chris Jacobsen provides information accessible to us after classes on laulima which we can review for each subject.
Our class was able to successfully build a greenhouse how awesome is that. instead of reading about how to build one we got to engage in hands on activity to construct one. We could have started a little earlier in the semester but it was an amazing experience.
Great teacher.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No great class
Work more and less talking.
I would recommend getting more tools and equipment that are necessary for the job description like tape measures, levels, hammers, drill bits, saws etc.
na
More tools available. More batteries or more power drills etc.
More power tools
Yea for myself to make it every day.
NONE
group decision would be more effective. discuss the plan with the class in order to make sure students understand the what should be done and how to do it. do a short and sweet training to students on how to handle their tools, extend the life of the tool last longer. even if we are farmers it doesn't mean we need to treat everything around us so roughly take care of our belongings and tools.
Use of bigger or more power tools rather than hand tools.
More farming and carpentry tools.
Somehow managing the students that participate in the course would be helpful. Some people talk way too much and some people just don't know how unbelievably irritable they are being to others. Maybe a good pep talk every once in a while would be great. Sad though, everyone should be mature enough that a pep talk to keep the students focused would be unnecessary.
None.
to be determined
No
15. Other comments:
Had fun and learned lot. can not wait for next semester.
Overrall it was a great class!!
Chris is an awesome teacher with a real passion for doing things the right way and ensuring quality of work.
we definitely need to get our selves an igloo water container so we don't have to walk so far to get a drink.
na
Students just have to work more efficient.
I was pleased with the course overall. Things went as well as could be expected given the abilities and the focus of this particular class.
Chris is doing a fabulous job with the resorces that are given
Thanks Chris.
NONE
very good class educational
Overall I enjoyed this course very much
Loved the class. I learned lots!
chris jacobson is a good teacher
Informative class that has bettered my agronomical understanding and horticultural practices.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG40, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 40 - Plant Identification Crn (Section): 15484 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 19 0.23 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (95%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.68 19 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I personally had a hard time this semester for personal reasons but definitely not because of the class or the way it was structured. The class, as all of Chris Jacobson's classes were awesome for what I was able to get out of the scattered attendance I was able to make. He is a great teacher ans the HCC AG course comes highly recommended.
I learned about many new plants that I never heard about and there scientific name and even family names. Another thing I learned was some of the uses of the plants.
I liked how the assignments allowed us to research plants that we normally wouldn't pay any kinds of attention to.
Getting to learn about new plants from my own research and learning the names and binomial names of familiar plants I have seen when outdoors.
I enjoyed making powerpoint slides on various plants. They helped me to understand diffrent plant families and plants that grow here in hawaii. Presentations help to understand the slides.
Plant I.D. helped familiarize me with plant families, genus, and species. The anatomical terms for plants and also how to identify fluorescence in plant growth.
It was very difficult to learn 30+ plants every week but it does stick in your brain weather you think so or not. Driving by plants we are able to at the least recognize the common name.
I liked the fact that we were constantly learning about different plants that grasped other students interest. I also found it interesting learning that a lot of different plants where related.
This class is the most exciting and challenging for me. I love learning about plants, thier structure, families etc.
Learning the names and families of plants
I like when we touched on the botany of plants and the videos were informative and enjoyable. The overall education of plants and family names in general will be very helpful.
Loved the scavenger hunt halfway through the course. I didn't know a lot of the plants around me and now when I drive home, I'm naming the plants in my head. I love it! My friends think I'm a plant nerd now, and I'm totally okay with that!
I liked the scavenger hunt to find plants that were assigned to us, and plants that we could identify. I also enojoyed the field trip to the Botanical Gardens in Onomea, I got to learn about a lot native and canoe plants that live in Hawaii.
enjoyed the pressure to remember lots of plant ids. fun, educational, a bit challenging but it was what we needed to know our plants.
Field Trips
Great teacher.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
For Myself to make it every day.
NONE
This course is well just the way it is.
None
Possible assigned readings in between tests and main projects to help marinate information learned in the week.
Definitely assign less plants :)
no I thought the course was great as is I learned a lot from this course and will definitely use this knowledge through out my life's journey.
none
Maybe less slides or tests to memorize and more emphasis on the quality of the slides and characteristics of plant families. Pictures were often too vague for us to identify if we saw it in real life. Maybe a test just on families and characteristics.
I liked the field trips and excursions to go see different gardens and what not, but I think that sometimes the trips were taken advantage of by some people. In other words, I think sometimes the focus for the trip wasn't for the purpose of education, rather for fun. Recognizing that there's a time and place for fun and work is something this group of students really has a hard time with. Glad that the teacher is great with the students and getting them focused, but still yet, it's sad that the maturity level of the students is just misaligned with the level expected of them.
very good educational class. none to think of to change this class.
Have a back to basic refresh course for the new students. A pronounciation course would have been helpful.
No
15. Other comments:
Thanks Chris!
NONE
This class made scientific classification and identification much more easier than it seems.
none.
what is a cibodium glaucum? cibodium glaucum is Hapu'u pulu from the dickinsonaceae family... how you like dem apples nah jus jkn. lol
Totally will take it again.
none
Memorizing all the slides weekly was tough but I was glad we had to do it. If I remember only half its still a lot that I have retained from this class.
Great class. I am glad I was able to participate in the course and I thought that the plant ID tests were great. I'm not one to squeal, but I just have to let the instructor know that there were people cheating on the tests. I know, it sucks when people do that. But it is what it is. You only cheat yourself when you don't study and do honest work. I guess it'd just be nice to see a little more law enforcement you know? Sure is a little upsetting when you work hard to get good grades and others are getting "good grades" despite the lack of effort.
challenging but fun and educational.
this class was hard but i learned alot of plants

Christopher Jacobsen: AG54A, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 54A - Tropical Ag Production I Crn (Section): 15483 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 20 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 20 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 20 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked how we were able to grow a wide variety of crops, gaining a wide variety of knowledge about these crops and as a result of our successful and bountiful harvests we were able to donate large amounts of fresh locally grown food to our local food basket.
I liked planting and harvesting weekly as a group. I also liked learning about different crop planning and planting methods. Most of all I liked the fact that we got to eat the fruit of our labor. we also donated to the food basket. I also gave a lot of vegetables to my friends and family and they were very thankful to see what we have been doing in school.
planting and harvesting
This course provided in-depth crop planning and scheduling on specific crops such as corn, lettuce, mixed green varieties, soybeans, and a wide array of viable cultivars. All that was planted was also harvested throughout the semester which allowed us to be exposed to some marketing as well.
I liked the hands on aspect of this course. Best to learn production to jump in there and experience the trials and tribulations that came by doing it.
Being able to learn different techniques of growing. Working with other students in group activities.
I personally had a hard time this semester for personal reasons but definitely not because of the class or the way it was structured. The class, as all of Chris Jacobson's classes were awesome for what I was able to get out of the scattered attendance I was able to make. He is a great teacher ans the HCC AG course comes highly recommended.
I liked how the course allowed us to learn how to grow plants and to manage our harvesting in a day-to-day basis. It also interesting to know what the modern farmers of today face.
We did alot of things that were hands on and thats the best way I learn. Also we grew many different types of vegtables which we sold, donated to the food bank and we could take home some for our family.
Planting the crops and using different methods to rear and cultivate plants was interesting, but weekly harvests were always something to look forward to.
I loved the aspect of getting our hands dirty and up close and personal with a variety of plants. We're talking zuchinni, cucumber, carrots, lettuce, corn, araimo, taro, radishes, soybeans, mizuna, arugula, eggplant, etc etc etc. There was so much content in the class that I was so stoked about gettign to learn about certain intricacies of the plants. It was great. The projects were perfect for the class and the assignments were just as good. It really helped me to focus on what crops or plants I really want to focus on when I'm starting my own farm later down the road.
I liked the hands on activities we did at the University of Hawaii Farm. I enjoyed the Waipio Valley field trip to learn about the production of wet land Taro, and also the process of making Poi.
enjoyed hands-on activities out-doors getting involved with learning how to farm and harvest with soil or hydroponics.
Very fun to interact with your plants and have them clean after harvest and able to take some home. I love all the methods of growing crops. I gave a reason to stay away on what I do now.
Loved learning about good agricultural practices and hands on crop production methods.
Great teacher.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
we could use better field prep strategies to lesson weeding and fertilizing and we could also come up with better planting and harvesting times and methods however I feel as if we did great.
none
More assignments or mini readings assigned about crop scheduling for particular plants we are growing followed by more discussions could help motivate and or benefit our plantings in class versus relying on the individuals' intent to want to read more on the side.
none
A farm calender to track planting and harvest dates.
For me to make it every day!
NONE
Plan better on the crop we choose and how to get rid of them.
None, this course is doing very well.
I don't really know how to improve the course but rather to maybe put a little more time into teaching us how to plan better. I suppose that is a personal thing though, and not the teachers fault. I guess, it would just make me feel more comfortable planning on my own if I was able to see a clearly organized plan in my face, taught to me in a methodical manner.
none to think of.
more practice on planning and crop rotations
No
15. Other comments:
thank for the knowledge
Chris is a very generous and selfless man and I think that his classes and students reflect that. Overall, great class and lots of useful skills gained.
life is awesome especially when you have a great relationship with the land planting, harvesting and feeding the land what it wants and needs... Ask not what the land can do for you but what you can do for the land. John.V. Cardoza IV
none
we were productive
none.
none
Thank Chris!
NONE
In this course, there were an array of stations to choose from such as hydroponic systems, use of greenhouses and irrigation systems, companion plants and pest control, and direct field seeding and care.
Great class again. I loved working in the field and seeing plants grow and battling the pests and what not that challenged us as student farmers. I'm looking forward to the second section of this class.
very good educating class

Christopher Jacobsen: AG141, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 141 - Integrated Pest Management Crn (Section): 18250 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 6 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 6 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 6 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 1 (17%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Learning about the different types of insects and diseases involved with plants is quite interesting.
Professor Jacobsen is very knowledgeable in this subject
Learning about the concepts in Integrated pest management was fun as we collected insects and pests to identify. Learning about pest management was very useful at home. learning about the history of pests and practical examples was informable as well
Mr. Jacobsen is one of the finess agricultor instructor I seen in a long time.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
NONE
IPM Field Research Studies e.g. collard greens and mustard cabbage; biological controls packets (Hydro-Gardens)
none
Discuss more so on more controversial topics that are useful for class discussions.
15. Other comments:
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG157, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 157 - Marketing of Ag Products Crn (Section): 18249 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
We talked about local markets and businesses which i liked because it seems more relateable. The market planning guide told us how to create a plan to successfully market our business, product, or service. Material that we will certainly use in the present and future.
I liked how we studied current markets relevant to Hawaii and all of the local businesses that we discussed, relating their marketing strategies to the information in the book. This is a much more realistic approach to mastering the basics of agricultural marketing in our lives.
Learning about the different types of methods involved with marketing even when trying to market a single product
i feel we learned even more than the original curriculum was intended to teach
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More information on local markets and pricing objectives. Different material then whats in the book.
I suggest that you take the class to examples of local businesses more. You told us about the Sugar Cane Cafe, you took us to John's farm, you took us to the farm quite a lot, too. However, you should take the class to more local farms and added-value agricultural businesses in the future of the course. In this way, the students will be more motivated to learn about the subject, and you could help them understand how the products are handled from first-hand observation.
NONE
none
15. Other comments:
It was an interesting class, and I learned a lot.
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG250, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 250 - Sustainable Crop Production Crn (Section): 18247 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 5 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the in-class discussions.
This course has taught me a lot of new information of which i did not know before. The sustainable book that we had to read was covered the production, distribution, management and research of agriculture and being sustainable. This course is like a never ending waterfall that examines the basic production of your food, as well as any concerns about the quality and safety of it.
Working in a class group is very interesting. More informative to work with others than to work alone.
Hands on work and learning
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
A little more exciting and different material instead of whats exactly in the book.
NONE
more farming time
15. Other comments:
To make the best out of this class, be active during the in-class discussions.
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG250L, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 250L - Sustainable Crop Productn Lab Crn (Section): 18248 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved that this course was hands on working instead of in the classroom all day. Cause if you don't know; now you know fast when you are using what you learned and actually applying them in the field.
farming
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Maybe implement more of the sustainable practices that we read and talk about in class.
NONE
none
15. Other comments:
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG31, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 31 - Farm Equip, Mach, Power Crn (Section): 16449 (0)     16820 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.9 10 1.37 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.2 10 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.3 10 1.25 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 1.39 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
very good
What i liked about this course was that we got to drive the Tractor, use the saw table, make tables, learn about the tractor and it was really fun!
Awesome class
Everything
Hands on work.
i liked the fact that we learned all about the tractor and got to operate it
We did alot of hands on work and activities
I liked how we learned how to drive a tractor.
Learned to drive a John Deere Tractor (basics only) Made a table for myself for a class project
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
very good
Better presentations in class.
no
NONE
15. Other comments:
very good
Fun class.
no
Chris is an awsome teacher, very helpfull and under standing.
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG46, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 46 - Landscape Maintenance Crn (Section): 16451 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Awesome class
Everything.
What i liked about this class was we got to go to the model home and look around and see what we could do for the Landscaping. And we got to do hands on activities.
activities
everything
iI learned new things that I thought I would never learn
I liked the way we got first hand experience doing most of the projects.
Liked how we had a participation in the design of a model home (for exterior look)
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
more hands on
no
Id say more planning before execution.
NONE
15. Other comments:
field trips were awsome
no
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG54B, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 54B - Tropical Ag Production II Crn (Section): 16450 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.23 13 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 1.19 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.54 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.46 13 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 12 1.23 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This course thaught me how to grow whatever you want. excellant course
everything!!!!
I liked the hands on work.
Hands on work.
i liked everything about the course espically the hands on part of the course
I learned alot of new things and i will probably be planting vegtiables up at my pasture
verey good
what I liked about this course was that we did a lot of hands on activities, we got to go on field trip and learn new thing! It was really fun!
The hands on class work
the best ever
practical activities
Learned how to grow plants of different agriculutural types (broccoli, lettuce, cucumber,etc.) Interested to know how many kinds of fertilizers there were for plants and how they were administered.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Be more prepared on presenting to students
no
very good
ahhh nope!
more group hands on
NONE
15. Other comments:
overal good course!
fun class
no
very good
His One Awesome teacher!!!!
best teacher ever
so far so good
NONE

Christopher Jacobsen: AG33, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 33 - Greenhouse Construction Crn (Section): 15325 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
This course is very good.
alot of hands on activities good group working
your awsome very exciting thanks for the snaks they taste chery
field trip
the hands on experence we had with the teacher
What i liked about this class was well its hands on things its really fun climbing really high and using tools. It's fun just learning about this, never really thought i would get the chance to build a Green house. But overall it a nice experience!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I wourld not chang any thing.
could be more enthusiastic about teaching to keep attention in class most of us wanted to go sleep other that that seek god with all your heart put him #1 in your life
more practical stuff
15. Other comments:
chris is doing a very gread job.
all solid

Christopher Jacobsen: AG40, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 40 - Plant Identification Crn (Section): 15324 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked the way we did alot of activitie in the feild. This helped me learn the material alot better.
Well i liked that i got to learn about new plants and scientific name. What the plants are used for like tools and medicine. Now i can drive or walk around and name some of the plants that we learned.
practical
Everything. Great field trips.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Doing a great job!
more outside activities
15. Other comments:
Chris is an awsome teacher and really trys to answer all the students questions to the the best of his abilities and resorces.
i'm lovin it. i learned a lot as well.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG54A, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 54A - Tropical Ag Production I Crn (Section): 15323 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
everything about the class
always the practical stuff because i learn more than outside than in the classroom.
This course have inprove my skills,stengthing my golds taward agreculture
yes i enjoyed the activities a lot it was all hands on things, its way better then sitting in class. What i liked is we got to help plant all sorts of things and learn the names of veggs and plants i never new.... it was fun!
Everything.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none
more activities
this course were perfect for me.
nope its good!
15. Other comments:
all good. i like the teacher. he's cool
this program should have more money alocated.To inprove its materials hands-on.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG141, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 141 - Integrated Pest Management Crn (Section): 18530 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
We studied a lot of bugs under the microscope and had to identify them. We also studied weeds and made a collection to study and present to the class. We studied a variety of pest control methods for plants, weeds, and animals. Old techniques, new techniques, organic pesticides, traditional pesticides and how to properly use these methods. We were able to pick a pest, study it, write a report on it and present it to the class. We learned a lot from everyones individual reports.
This class was very interesting and fun. I liked learning about different pest management, controls of plant diseases, fungi, nematodes and weeds. I also loved the videos we watched about the underworld. It was fun learning about different insects, their lifecycle and how they either benefit or damage the plants. We looked at different insect under a microscope and had to identify which family group the insect belonged to, that was awesome.
I liked some of our assignments, and our presentations.
antomology
i liked the fact that there are benificial pests i never knew that before and how to identifi them
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
None.
No, the class was awesome!
less lectures.
15. Other comments:
Enjoyed all of Mr. Jacobsen's classes. We did a lot of work in all of his classes but it was worth it because the work was interesting and fun. I think it is because Mr. Jacobsen has great passion for what he does and enjoys every moment of it. He gives us confidence because he believes in us.
Thanks for this class.
Mr. Jacobson is a great teacher; I notice how hard he works and how much he is willing to help us. Mr. Jacobson is easy to get along with and talk to. He is always there when I have a question and with all the hard work he does, I never heard him complain.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG157, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 157 - Marketing of Ag Products Crn (Section): 18529 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked learning about different marketing channels, how different businesses and stores do the handling, preparing and shipping their agricultural products.
In this class class i learn a lot of difference method and technique in marketing i love this class because of presentations that we are doing and learning about a good way of marketing that will help us in the future.
I liked learning about marketing, and presenting or projects and listening to our classmates presentation.
The best part was the videos that showed great examples of the course objective.
kealoha
I like the fact that Mr. Jacobsen introduced us to Quickbooks. Owning your own busines, especially an agricultural business is not that easy and can be very risky. Mr.Jacobsen made us feel more confidant and he believes that we are able to be successful if it's what we really want to do. We looked at a variety of different marketing strategies and also studied the SBDC website. We were able to research an agricultural product of our choice and write a report on it and share it with the class. We studied agricultural marketing here in Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland, Holland and a few other places.
I liked that we got to learn about marketing and other things relating to marketing.
always the practical
Chris is very understanding, you just have to be willing to keep that open communication. He is also very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his classes. He has visions that are going to improve the agriculture program at HawCC.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I think lectures were too long and not so enjoyable.
we should do more presentation because its exciting and we learn a lot of things from the other students and u mr chris
Less long lectures. I think the teacher should realize when the students are learning or having a hard time staying awake. Otherwise, everything is great!
Maybe a field trip to a nursery and or farmers market to learn further about management.
None. Wonderful class. We all learned a lot and I think we have more confidence in ourselves and are more positive toward the agricultural industry and gained more respect for it.
This course was great. There is nothing to improve.
none
more role play e.g. products from farm to market via post harvest
I bet every semester, Chris's classes are going to only get better and better
15. Other comments:
Teacher did say "you know", or "something like that" a lot.
Mr. Jacobsen is a great teacher. Congratulations for hiring well. Thank you!
no other comments
interesting class
HawCC is very fortunate to have such an awesome, passionate, exciting, knowledgeable person such as Chris. He wants his students to succeed and he will do and expose them to things that will only help them succeed.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG250, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 250 - Sustainable Crop Production Crn (Section): 18527 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
all people involved in class were cool instructor was always professional
I enjoyed the discussions in class that related to the subject matter. Watching videos and interviews was helpful to see the application of the learning material.
I liked being on the farm and work with vegetables, learning how to take care of them. I liked how we had the freedom to do experiments on our plots. I also loved the students report project that we had to do on sustainable practices in other parts of the world. I learned a lot about the place i chose for my project and it was very interesting.
what i like about this class is that we learn how to grow crops using natural and organic material and i also like that we learn how to work as a team.. mr chris is a good teacher he's always ready to teach us student he never gets lazy. Overall mr chris is a really good teacher=]]
i liked everything about the class i have learned many new thing in this class
The hands on work to learn other techniques to improve was most useful.
I liked having in class discussions. I also enjoyed doing hands on projects!
practical in the field
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
insrtucte has class incontrol
Instead of reading from the book in class, I would have been more interested in an actual presentation/ lecture/ discussion. The book itself was complicated, repetitive and dry. The subject matter was interesting, but it was hard for me to understand when presented in the manner this book was written.
May be go on field trips where people do somekind of sustainable projects or practices.
we should do fieldtrip and work at the farm more
None.
I will say less lectures. Maybe, more hands on learning or ask questions to class to provide more intrest on th topic.
more hands on practices
15. Other comments:
cool enviroment to be in
Mr. Jacobsen was very friendly and engaging. He was open to input from the class, which helped us to learn more and do projects that interested us.
I enjoyed this class.
None.
Good teacher, and great person!
i love this class

Christopher Jacobsen: AG250L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 250L - Sustainable Crop Productn Lab Crn (Section): 18528 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
mushrooms
In the lab, I really enjoyed having my own garden plot on the farm. It was exciting to see how different every student's plot was and be able to learn from each other. We also learned useful and applicable information hand-on such as making IMO's, composting, and growing mushrooms. The hands-on aspect of this class was informative and enjoyable.
We did labs on growing oyster mushrooms, which is the coolest thing ever. It was awesome to see mushrooms grow almost right before your eyes. I learned how to prepare the mix for mushroom procedure. They taste awesome too.
hands-on experience help put the course work lessons into play
what i like about this class is that were learning a lot of informations about sustainability that will help us make a differences in AG invironment.
everything
The hands on work in the lab was best.
I like the hands on activities; such as going into the labratory and growing mushrooms.
the practical work
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
more mushrooms
I would have chosen a different course book that was easier to follow and understand. It had good information, but was difficult to read. The lab assignments were interesting and educational.
No
improve group activities at the farm with a more holistic approach; enhancing our ability to learn together as a group; to render lessons with a better understanding of applications and techniques; with thoughts to pass on the knowledge of lessons learned well
None.
I would suggest easing off of the long lectutres (sometimes its hard for some people to stay awake).
more hands on practices
15. Other comments:
mushroom love
Thanks for this class.
None.
overall he was effective

Christopher Jacobsen: AG260, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 260 - Trop Landscape Horticulture Crn (Section): 18531 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
this class is fun we had to work outside a lot and we work as a team that makes this class a fun class. we made a lot of differences by helping cleaning our invironment to make it more beautiful=]
I enjoyed working with a team of students to create beautiful landscape projects.
I learned that I could actually draw decent and draw to scale a landscape design plan. The model home that our class landscaped in Panaewa turned out beautiful and I'm sure the tenants will be very happy. They are also very fortunate to have a wide variety of plants in their landscape. The plants include; Cordyline terminalis, Cordyline terminalis(miss andrea/variegated), Phymatosorus scolopendria, Nephrolepis cordifolia, Catharanthus roseus, Breynia disticha, Metrosideros polymorpha, Aechmea blanchetiana, Colocasia esculenta and a few more. We also built a keyhole garden at Kamoleao. Our landscape project at Hawaiʻi Community College was exciting. We finally got the opportunity to display the fountain that we made from semesters age (Jacobsen's first semester) This class was fun and exciting and a lot of hard work which felt good.
I liked our projects we did. We got to landscape a house and make a key garden at a community project landscape. This class was hard work, and fun!
This atmosphere was always possitive. I also liked working outside.
This class was awesome. I love landscaping and this class really satisfied my heart. We had a home to model, we build a key garden at the Kamoleao and we build a little flower garden with a fountain right on our campus. It was very fun and beneficial for me.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
fieldtrip and outside work
None. Jacobsen is a wonderful teacher.
course content timeline with hands on activities e.g. water irrigation system designs to building it with materials and tools in hand in hand
no.
no
Just continue doing different projects at different places.
15. Other comments:
I just want to say, what a wonderful job Hawaiʻi Community College did in hiring Mr. Jacobsen. It really makes a difference in the quality of your education when you have a great teacher. I don't like to call him an instructor. He teaches and you learn from him. Mahalo.
Good teacher!
Thank you for this class.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG122, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 122 - Soil Technology Crn (Section): 17579 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
lots of field work. the class felt more like a lab.
jacobson made fun to learn about soil
I really liked doing the experiment exercise. It was very fun doing it and learning. Overall i liked this class because i learned a lot about different types of soils and how they work. This was a very fun class to have.
It was all new to me, and I liked that. I love having a garden. It's the biggest joy of the class.
all where good
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
more field trips
No there is no suggestions from me to improve this course. Mr. Jacobsen did a great job at teching this course.
Maybe be a little stricter, Mr Jacobsen. I know that's sacrilege for a student to say, but... I know one of the reasons I came to school was because I was having trouble self-motivating. I would like to see more daily exercises or worksheets or something to sort of keep me engaged on a daily basis so that I don't have the chance to start pushing things off and slipping. Being rigid with a note taking regime and really instilling that notion is something I would like in myself when it comes to record keeping.
15. Other comments:
I think Mr. Jacobsen does a hard job well. I appreciated him looking things up when I had questions he couldn't answer on the spot. It showed he cared about my education and interests.
good teach willing to work with you.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG200, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 200 - Principles of Horticulture Crn (Section): 17871 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Garden plots were a fun way to create something all by yourself without the help of the instructor.
GOING TO THE FARM
The field trips were an inspired idea.
I liked all of the activities we did on our farm. I liked working on my plot and taking care of it. We did a few fiel trips and that was fun. We did airlayering, cuttings and graphtings. I learned a lot in this class about plants and genesis types and propagations.
Hands-on garden work/learning
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More time at the farm to learn better.
LESS LECTUREING
I would like to see more hawaii oriented stuff. It's hard to relate to corn and soybean forecasts out here. I would also like to see more class discussion time. The long bullet point presentations can become monotonous.
No. Mr Jacobsen has a very good way of instructing and teaching this class. He treaches it in such a way that is easy to understand and follow through.
15. Other comments:
Enjoyed the class. It was really fun to experience growing your own plants without any outside help.
OVERALL GOOD CLASS
I enjoyed the garden plots and think that is one of the best parts of the course is having the hands- on opportunity to apply the skills being taught. I hope they always have the gardens..

Christopher Jacobsen: AG230, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 230 - Agriculture Business Mgmt Crn (Section): 17580 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
We had to do a business plan exercise and that was a really good thing to learn. We had to set up our own business plan as we would do in a real world. To me,l it was a learning experience and i enjoyed doing it, even through there was a lot of work needed to be done and a lot of committment.
practical exercizes feild trips
Loved the garden.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
I would recommend buying the book..
No.
I would really like a more philosophical approach to this subject. I think ethics and more alternative modes of commerce should be discussed. I think it is important to suss out the moral complications endemic to the world of business early on before bad habits can be formed. I really would like to see fewer, or at least shorter, power point lectures
more labs, hands on activity, less lectures
15. Other comments:
I really saw a lot of growth in Mr. Jacobsen from last year. I saw someone try and succeed to fill a role as professor with not much prep time. There was a sharp learning curve and his interest in student life did not go unnoticed. The wonderful idea of the G.R.O.W. club and other such actions prove to me that Mr. Jacobsen is endeavoring to apply himself 100% to his position as educator. It's refreshing to see someone care about their job.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG31, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 31 - Farm Equip, Mach, Power Crn (Section): 16267 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
class time should be shorter
I would try to integrate more of the school colleges into one project and have everyone learn a little of everything. I would also have plots allotted to a student on entering the program. This would encourage a sense of ownership and foster some things along those lines, but mostly, it's because to learn most of the concepts and see things done in the real-world with the hands on approach some plants simply need more time to show their full life cycles. Not to mention all the other things going on with the soil. I think that assigning plots for the whole 2 years the program takes is the only way to go. I would also make the schedule more malleable. Persons have lives people!
nothing, class was appropriate
I would have done more on the learning of the tracter.
more group work.
better lecturing
Improvement is not needed. Mr. Jacobsen has given us equal amounts of time for learning in the classroom as well as hands on assignments.
I wouldn't change a thing. Mr. Jacobsen did an excellent job on his first semester of teaching our class.
I would learn more agriculture and natural farming techniques. I would ask students if they want a conference to see how they can improve their grade. Overall, I see Mr. Jacobson is trying and is doing well; especially considering this is his first semester teaching.
I wouldn't change anything. There is no need for improvement.Mr. Jacobsen did a wonderfull job in his first semester. I hope he continues to teach at the HCC.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
He did a great job. we learned alot of new things this semester.
I honestly think Mr. Jacobsen is a really good guy that can teach people a lot from his stores of knowledge. I have a personal beleif that a teacher should be given all freedoms to hone their method and the student has the determining power of giving it credit by accepting that person as their teacher. What I think of the teacher is I would accept Mr. Jacobsen as my teacher again.
well exacuted
I thought Jacobson was a very helpful teacher.
everything he does fits all the in class work.
good over all. i enjoy the hands on class work and teaching, but he needs to improve lecture skill.
He teaches very well, stepping back and taking the time notice each students weeknesses and helping them to improve.
Mr. Jacobsen seems to be a reasonable person, fair and knowledgeable. If there is someting that he does not know very well he studies the subject matter and then he is prepared to teach it to us in class. Mr. Jacobsen has that extra charisma and motivation to work with his students to learn a wide range of skills.
Teaching methods are okay.
Mr. Jacobsen is a smartand knowledgeable person. He use great methods to help us,the students, understand and learn the subject. He uses great examples and fun projects. He is very organized and always explaines things well. If needed, he wouldn't mind going beyond just to make sure we understood the course and how and what we need to do.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
Yes, some what
Yes
he sure has
yes
yes.
yes
This class has taught me more than i already knew, and will most likely help me in future opputunities.
Yes! Just a few skills we actually learned hands on: -chain saw, we cut down several trees, pruners -drove tractors, lawnmowers, tillers -cut metal, did some welding(made a fishing pole stand)made stakes for farm -used drills, changed implements on tractors. -ETC...
Yes, but I wanted to learn more about planting.
Yes, Mr. Jacobsen has contributed to my general knowledge and learning job skills.Even though it was his first semester, he made it fun to be in his class. For example: when we have math problems, I really don't like math, he would teach it in a way that really helps me to understand it well. He would make sure everyone understands how to do it.
22. Other comments:
He's a good teacher,definately the best I've had so far.
I think this school did a disservice to the teacher and to the students by leaving the position vacant until a week or so before the semester began. I would hope a university could at least appear to have it more together than that. It's not as though the retirement of Mr. Ikeda after 39 yrs. of teaching just came out of the blue, now is it?
mr.jocobsen was very understandablea and teaches well
overall i like the way we do practical. it was very helpful when we actually put hands on. i like it and was good
this teachers background knowage in agg has been valuble.
This class was a very fun and interesting. Mr Jacobsen creates a great learning environment with his up beat attitude and willingness to work with whomever, one on one.
He is an excellent teacher, why not keep him. We need good teachers. they make all the difference.
Mr.Jacobsen was very patient with us when we practiced driving tractors. He is a fun and very reasonable teacher.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG46, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 46 - Landscape Maintenance Crn (Section): 16269 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
better lectures
Hostile take over of upper campus resources.
Shorten the class time.
Not a thing. Our class did an excellent job landscaping the model home in Keaukaha. Other students who did this landscaping class in the past said that our class did the best job and had the nicest landscape design.
I'm not quite sure, however I enjoy more hands on learning rather than lectures.
I would not do any improvemet. Mr. Jacobsen knows so much and he was great in this course.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
lecture skill need improving
Friendly, well liked. Expresses ideas in a graspable manner.
He's great!
Wonderful teacher. Keep him. Very knowledgeable and what he does not know well he studies the subject matter and we all learn together in class.
Everything is good, except I would include students in lectures more if it needs to be done. (Take turns reading maybe).
Mr. Jacobsen is good with the students. He always spends a lot of time teachind us great things.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes
Yes, i have gained hands on experience. I have also learned the theories of landscaping, and how they do not always apply in the real world. So you have to meet the challenge.
Yes. Our landscaping project came out beautiful. We all had our opinions on how things should be done and it all worked out well. We grew a lot of plants and rejuvenated a lot on the farm that were just dying. Cleaned the greenhouses on the farm. We built a fountain from scratch. We mixed and poured cement to make the fountain and decorated it. You have to see it. It is beautiful.
I've learn various things, but a lot of the handouts are long and hard to remember with everything else.
I always wanted to know how to prune plants and Mr. Jacobsen has taught me well.
22. Other comments:
Good teacher!
Mr. Jacobsen is an excellent teacher. He would be an asset to this college. We all need a good teacher to keep us motivated.
Mr. Jacobson is a good teacher, and he is trying to meet our standards.
I love landscape class and i like rthe way Mt. Jacobsen teaches it.

Christopher Jacobsen: AG54B, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Agriculture
Course: AG 54B - Tropical Ag Production II Crn (Section): 16268 (0)    
1. Course objectives and procedures (for example, attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
4. Class activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were helpful and well suited to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
12. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
13. The instructor was willing to help students during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
17. The instructor made helpful comments on assignments and exams in a timely manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
18. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: F=Inferior; D=Poor; C=Average; B=Good; A=Superior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
nothing
niothing
shorten the class time.
I would improve this class by making the days shorter.
Not a thing. I grew Mei Quing Choi cabbage and Joi Choi cabbage. I had three harvest of each cabbage. Learned a lot from Mr. Jacobsen about insects that were eating my cabbage. I did all natural farming and Mr. Jacobsen was very knowledgeable on what products I could use for my natural farm and to take care of the pests.
This is the class I would like to learn more about natural farming! I would teach natural farming to make a big difference. Local products, no chemicals, healthy food and a healthy environment. I'd say this is the best way to go with a Tropical Agriculture class.
I am not quite sure if i would change anything in this course. So far i think Mr. Jacobsen is doing a good job.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
very hands on... good, needs more lecture skill
excellent
I learned alot of new thins this semester.
I like how these classes are really hands on. It allows you to learn about something, while constructing it.
fair, yet challenges us to do more. Energetic and encouraging.
Mr. Jacobson is a good teacher, and is trying hard to help us learn.
Mr. Jacobsen always likes to look at our plots where we grow our vegetables. If needed, he always gives us ideas on how to improve our crop. He knows a lot about pests and he tells us which method works for different pest menagements.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes lots of info on pests and insects
extremlly
Yes, this semester I learned alot about mushrooms or fungi. Not only what they are, but how to cultivate them.
Yes. Learned a variety of skills as I said on my ohter surveys.
In agriculture we learn things that will help us save money. Such as, growing food, fixing things such as irrigation, welding, chain sawing etc. I think saving money by having the knowledge of all these things is like a job or maybe better.
He thought me about pests, soils and plants. How to work with them, what they need, and how to take care of them .
22. Other comments:
very good teacher
Great Teacher!
Mr. Jacobsen is a great teacher. He did and excellent job on his first semester. I learned more than I did in the past. Just not stop moving from one project to another. It was great and the right timing, not overwhelming.
Mr. Jacobson is willing to be a good teacher. I hope everything works out for the best.
Mr. Jacobsen has contributed a lot of his skills, knowledge, and time to us and he surelly did a good job.