eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Tambra Fry

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NURS258, Spring 2013
NURS251, Spring 2012
NURS258, Spring 2012
NURS254, Fall 2011
NURS255, Fall 2011
NURS251, Spring 2011
NURS251, Spring 2010

Tambra Fry: NURS258, Spring 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 258 - Issues & Trends II Crn (Section): 18630 (0)     18632 (0)     18633 (IN2)     18631 (INT)    
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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 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 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 1 (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  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 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 9 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (100%) 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%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Just the fact that this whole course was onine was a huge relief! Not to mention that modules were opened a week at a time. That was helpful as well.
I enjoyed the wide range of readings and other class imput. Work load was shared and readings were long but interesting.
I actually looked forward to reading the postings of my classmates and having the opportunity to respond. I also enjoyed reading my instructors response and feedback, I felt this brought more insight to the topics we were learning.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
-Possibly have everyone post about the same topic and not all different. -Have clearer instructions on what needs to be written in post -Making sure to post was time consuming. -Put this class in another semester...too many classes for one semester
This was only a one credit course and yes it does have a lot of important legal and ethical information regarding nursing, but it still was a one credit course, so maybe the amount of work required to be put into the weekly postings to get the grade could have been a little less. I found myself spending a significant amount of time on this course just to prepare for my weekly postings and it was a little frustrating at times because I am putting all this time and effort into a one credit course!
Some modules were to long. Too much work for a one credit course. Also unfair when certain modules had more questions for students to answer than others.
Very good class but loads of reading for 1 credit.
15. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%)
16. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%)
17. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%)
18. Regular attendance or participation was important to student success in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%)
19. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 3 (33%) 1 (100%)
20. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Tambra is very knowledgable and she is easily approachable. I haven't had any difficulties communincating with her and I appreciate her making herself available at any time to help me.
Direct phone number given and always got back to students promptly.
Tambra made herself available via email & phone. She pushed us to be critical thinkers and brought enthusiasm to the "class".
22. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
There was noting "least valuable" about Tambra. I have made a commitment to be a lifelong learner in the field of nursing and Tambra is osmeone who I can learn form so whatever contribution she can make towards enhancing my learning and knowledge, is valuable to me.
N/A
23. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.88 9 0.35 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
24. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.89 9 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
25. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.67 9 1.5 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
26. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
27. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
28. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) facilitated by the instructor contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
29. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) with my classmates contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.67 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
30. Upon entering the online course I felt welcomed, and knew where to go and what to do to get started.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%) 0 (0%)
31. What did you like most about your online course experience?
The convenience of being able to complete it on my own time within the time frame set by the instructor. This is a huge benefit for me.
Wide varity of opinions learning styles and experiences to learn from.
We learned applicable topics that's critical knowledge as an RN.
32. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
33. What did you like least about your online course experience?
Sometimes Laulima was weird and didnt let me post correctly.
Liek I said before, the amount of work that I needed to put in for a one credit course.
Sometime everyone experiences glitches with the computer, thats the only downfall. some time laulima is not working.
Reading other people's posts and the instructors comments
34. The instructor provided timely feedback to my course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
35. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.22 9 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
36. The interaction among students and with the instructor contributed significantly to my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
37. Other comments:
Great course.

Tambra Fry: NURS251, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 251 - Mental Hlth & Psych Nursing Crn (Section): 16584 (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  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 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  
3.56 9 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 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  
3.89 9 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.89 9 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 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  
3.89 9 1.45 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 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  
4.0 9 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%) 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  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 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  
4.0 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 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  
4.22 9 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.11 9 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 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 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
The readings and clinical experience was great. Kept me on my toes in staying up to date with the latest mental health disorders and it was interesting to actually talk n care for patients with mental illnesses.
I like Tambra Fry as an instructor. Unfortunately she doesn't teach the class. This class is online and I find it a very ineffective method for such important detail.
Feedback and workload
Clinicals, lectures and readings complimented eachother well to facilitate student learning.
I enjoyed the Salvation Army and Psyche clinical rotation. I liked how we would go over things together as a group with Tambra after clinical. It helped to have the face to face time to discuss and go over Psyche concepts and meds, and "de-brief" about our day and our patients.
i liked all the activities and different types of activities to make the learning fun and full of variety.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
This should never be an online course. Kathleen has created a course that I find less than effective in "teaching" vital information.
Have more tests or regular assignments during the semester because it is not effective to have only midterm and finals as majority of grade. An open book online test would be a helpful teaching tool to keep students working on subject but with low stress as it is open book and maybe make it open for like a week.
Make it a classroom lecture, not online.
This course should be in class NOT ONLINE class.
It needs to be in person and not online.
Specify more in rubrics on what should be included in assignments.
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
By actually teaching the entire course. Kathleen is not an effective instructor and it is all her material with much of it being incorrect.
Tambra for the most part was great.
I believe teaching this course was done very efficiently.
16. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Tambra is down to earth and explains thing in a manner that I can understand. I wish all of my instructors could follow her lead. She is amazing.
Current experience and up todate knowledge of nursing
Tambra went above and beyond to help us learn material especially because we did not have a face-to-face lecture. I appreciate the extra effort she put into making sure we understood the material and would clarify any misunderstandings.
She offers instruction and seems very committed to her role as teacher. She is very accessible, approachable, and offers encouragement- which is hugely important and lacking in the nursing program. I've learned alot from her.
Very helpful and allow me to think critically for myself at the same time.
17. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Nothing.
Sometimes it seems that she focuses on the smaller less important tasks when a bigger problem is at hand, maybe try to choose battles more selectively
Being late 10-15 minutes in the morning for clinicals.
No specific complaints.
I found everything valuable and helpful.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
There needs to be a classroom setting for the course.
Course needs better quality and more current lectures and papers (ie drug list), an impersonal class lectures would be helpful or even video ie YouTube. I think Tambra's charisma would make her a good lecturer
Make it a classroom lecture course.
Course should be in person. Tambra's style and methods are good.
I have no suggestions other than to specify a bit more on what to be included in some assignments. Other then that assignment I found everything a positive learning and valuable experience to my futurte career.
19. Assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.56 9 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 2 (22%)
20. Assignments make students think.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 9 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
21. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.78 9 1.72 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%) 0 (0%)
22. What did you like most about your online course experience?
I liked that i could read the lectures n listen to them on my own time instaed of attending class.
Nothing.
I did not like the online course.
Did not like that it was online. The lectures Kathleen have recorded need to be done over again because the volume is WAY TOO LOW!!!! Her lectures are decent, but it was soooo difficult to have to strain so hard to hear hear- it was a bummer.
Variety of teaching that was effective and time efficient.
23. What did you like least about your online course experience?
It needs to be conducted in-person
Lectures hard to listen to due to poor sound quality and pauses and drawn out speech
Lecture powerpoints were hard to hear, understand and conflicted with information in the book readings.
It is ridiculous to do Psyche online. It definitely should be a face to face class in person with group interactions, etc... Absolutely! If anything should be online, it should be 260.
I liked everything.
24. Other comments:
I think Tambra should take over the course and do HITS. It would be much more effective. The stuff Kathleen posted you cant hear it, it's too soft and sometimes you cant even get it to open.
Tambra is awesome!! Thank you :)
Hate the On-line lecture... Kathy's voice makes me sleepy.
Thank you, Tambra. So happy to have had you for an instructorl Best of luck to you in your new career in education. You are a great teacher.

Tambra Fry: NURS258, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 258 - Issues & Trends II Crn (Section): 16586 (0)     16588 (0)     16589 (IN2)     16587 (INT)    
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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 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 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 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  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I like that it's online and I like when different questions are assigned to different groups of people so we all learn the material but the workload is appropriate for a one credit course.
Discussions were interacting and fun.
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The subjects/modules were sectioned well. All the information was overwhelming. So, having the information given in sections was an effective way to learn.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
none, I think it's perfect
None
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
none
None. She is an excellent instructor that is approachable, kind and highly intelligent. She is a perfect example of what an instructor should be like. She gives guidance, good constructive criticism that helps build growth and development each day with her.
None
16. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Tambra is very professional, a great instructor and has a positive attitude.
Very professional and caring. Fair, and doesn't put you down. Instead she provides guidance and allows her students to problem solve and think critically!!
positive and motivational
From Tambra's good example of nursing professionalism, evident in her instruction; I have learned positive aspects of the nursing profession, as well as the legal & ethical principles nurses must adhere to.
17. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
Tambra is awesome because she genuinely cares about our learning and was very willing to help me with any questions I've had.
She is concerned that we are able to provide safe and effective care and be aware of all legal issues, scope of practice and standars of care, etc
very concerned and wanting students to learn
Thank you for reminding us on how to do the APA citations
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Prompt feedback on assignments, with very useful and insightful comments that facilitate learning.
very helpful and motivational
Tambra provided constructive useful feedback that enhanced my learning from this course.
19. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
none
20. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none
21. The online course format allowed me to contribute to the discussion more readily than in a face-to-face format.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 2 2.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
22. Online communication with class members and the instructor helped me to learn course materials in an effective manner.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.5 2 2.12 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
23. I had the necessary equipment and technological skills required for the online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
24. I believe I would have gained more knowledge and a better understanding of the course materials had the online course been conducted in-person.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
25. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) facilitated by the instructor contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
26. Participation in online conversations (e.g., chats/bulletin boards/discussions boards) with my classmates contributed to my understanding of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 3 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (50%) 1 (33%)
27. What did you like most about your online course experience?
interaction with others
It is nice to communicate a full thought and read other students thoughts in a class's like this
flexability with the time
28. What did you like least about your online course experience?
none
A lot to write about for a one credit class sometimes
ATI citation requirement. I feel like it impeded people from sharing their thoughts and feelings more openly, because then they would have to cite their rationale, etc.. i.e. it would cause more work. So I think it kept things more superficial than they would have been if people could speak their mind more freely, without having to then quote some other work to support their point of view. What happen if it's actually a new idea or new concept?
Some people made wrote comments inappropriate reponses. I disliked how people used happy faces or emoticons. Inappropriate comments not related to course material, and emoticons reduced the learning value of the course.
29. Other comments:
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Tambra Fry: NURS254, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 254 - Family Hlth Nsg Care I Crn (Section): 15492 (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  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%) 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  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%) 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  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 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  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 4 (36%) 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  
4.09 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 3 (27%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%) 3 (27%) 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  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%) 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  
4.36 11 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 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  
4.09 11 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 5 (45%) 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  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 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  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
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%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked that Tambra made the nursery portion of our rotation very informative and a great learning experience. I also appreciated the orientation to the unit on the first day.
I enjoyed the class activity that included being in a group with children and recognizing the stage of development the child is in. Identifying the child's action also correlated to the stage the child is in.
In the nursery was where the most learning took place.
I enjoyed being in the nursery and being able to witness many healthy babies as well as a few that had complications.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
More orientation to the nursery environment before we are expected to carry out intake and assessments of newborns would be helpful, including the EMR and paperwork procedures.
Longer rotation and interaction with doctors more.
I have no suggestions in improving this course.
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I think going over the nursery flowsheet and what is expected to be done in the nursery would help other students a lot more.
The paperwork should be worth points
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15. Other comments:
Tambra is a good teacher and I learned a lot from her!
I like that Tambra takes the time to talk or review about something that I may have a question on.
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Thank you!
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Tambra Fry: NURS255, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 255 - Family Hlth Nsg Care II Crn (Section): 15494 (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  
4.25 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%) 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 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%) 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  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%) 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  
4.0 12 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%) 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 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%) 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  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%) 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  
4.0 12 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 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  
4.55 11 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%) 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  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.58 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed this course with Tambra because she was very enthusiastic about whatever she taught. She enabled me to think critically but also help guide me in to the right direction with clear and understandable instructions. She was a pleasure to work with at clinicals and in class. To bad she doesn't lecture for class. I feel like she would do a great job in lecturing because she's very informative and it was easy to talk to her. She also is a great advocate and I like that she takes the time to sit down and talk to us about what she see us lacking and allows us to think about what we can do to better ourselves so we can deliver safe and effective care to our patients and family.
Tambra was great!
I enjoyed doing simulations and debriefing after the simulation to evaluate the care that was just provided.
Seminars and during SIMS~
I enjoyed being in the nursery.
Sims were good learning tools
I liked my nursery rotation with Tambra. I was terrified of this rotation but Tambra made it a great learning experience by showing me how to correctly and carefully care for newborns and let me perform care on my own under her supervision. Our paperwork for nursery was set up very well for our learning and EMR recording and I appreciated that a lot.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
The clinical competency exam should be in the beginning of the semester rather the end because it is sad to see someone work super hard and fail the course d/t a a math test. Its such a heart breaker when that happens.
No suggestions to improving the course.
Review with the students what is expected of them when they are at the nursery. Explain the nursery flowsheet and what is a routine assessment.
Teach the students that is your job not expect them to know everything. They will make mistakes that is apart of learning
the paper work should be worth points
I feel the clinical competency exam should be at the beginning of the semester, especially because it is a pass or fail out of the program exam. I felt some sim days were not organized and a waste of time. The other sim days that were organized were a great learning experience.
15. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 3 (25%)
16. 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  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
17. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
18. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
19. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.33 12 0.89 Freq(%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%)
20. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 3 (25%)
21. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
22. I participated actively in the small group sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
23. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
24. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
25. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
26. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.11 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
27. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
28. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
29. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
30. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Clinical experience at HMC was the most valuable because I was able to apply the knowledge I learned in school to reality situations.
Communicating among fellow classmates as well as the health care team.
Teaching me during clinicals.
The clinical aspects were most valuable because of the hands on experience
Being able to make mistakes and learn from them. Mistakes are like puzzles something to be solved not crimes to be punished
Clinical rotations
31. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I didn't feel like the SIM seminars were that organized. I sometimes felt like they just threw us in there without getting a clear explanation on what they actually expected from us. The staff as a whole need to come together and communicate first before making the assignments. Communication is key!
Explaining of some assignments such as the nursing portfolio.
Subjective findings of teachers
32. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
33. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
34. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
35. Other comments:
Tambra's positive and enthusiastic attitude helped me to look forward in seeing her and being around her. She communicated on what she expected us to do in the beginning and then allowed us to tell her what our plan was for patient care, which is awesome. She allowed me to think critically but also she was willing to help if needed. I never felt like she would turn her back on me when I had a question to ask. I really feel that the teachers make a big difference in how each student grow and thrive in the HCC ADN program. She is awesome and a valuable asset to the program.
I enjoyed my nursery rotation with you! Thank you for being patient and understanding with us students as we try to keep up with the pace of learning various subjects in such a short time. I truly appreciate it!
Thanks for all your help Tambra. I appreciate your encouragement and feedback. A "tap on my shoulder" or acknowledgement that I did good really helps or boost my self-esteem. Mahalo for a great semester.
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I appreciate Tambra as an instructor because I feel she tries to push me to learn and takes the time to answer questions. If she doesn't know the answer, she finds the answer and explains it. She is very approachable and tells me when I do something good, or what I need to improve on.
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Tambra Fry: NURS251, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 251 - Mental Hlth & Psych Nursing Crn (Section): 18454 (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  
4.85 15 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 11 (73%) 2 (13%)
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 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 10 (67%) 2 (13%)
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 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%) 1 (7%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 10 (67%) 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  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 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  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 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 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%) 1 (7%)
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  
4.73 15 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (87%) 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  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 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  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed the hands-on approach of leading community meetings, volunteering at community support centers, and leading activities on the mental health unit.
The main thing I enjoyed about this course was learning from Ms. Fry! She is an amazing instructor, always prepared and eager to help her students.
Going to the psych rotations was very valuable as I learned a lot about what I was reading in the assigned chapters for the course.
The activities, projects, and assignments for this course were appropriate, and if done correctly, very helpful in mastering the content. Since the theory portion of this class was online, it really required a lot of self- motivation. Therefore, in a class such as this, it is very important that the assigned readings be relevant and informative; and they were.
The reading materials were very helpful for this course. The media analysis paper was very interesting to do and allowed me to put to use of what I have learned.
Tambra was very helpful in our clinical experience. She motiaved us to learn and pass the course. She was very thorough with our paperwork and documentation.
This course was well prepared and had straight forward answers to what instruction were to each project, care plan, etc.
The clinical experience was amazing, as well as the activities that were conducted with the various patients.
I liked the prep work for medications, side effects, and psych disorders that we did at the end of clinicals each day.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
a live lecture would be SO much nicer! It is not motivating to log onto laulima every week to listen to a psych lecture. I learn much better in a classroom setting.
I really feel this class should be an on-site class taught by Ms. Fry. She has such a wealth of information, it's a shame HCC doesn't take advantage of her talents & knowledge. I found the on-line lectures not helpful when studying for the exam. In fact, it was mainly from being on the clinical floor with Ms. Fry and her worksheets which helped me pass the test.
Incorporate more medication administration into the clinical setting. Have a live lecture.
I did not care for the online lectures. I would rather have a face to face interaction, especially for a course like this.
Maybe there is a friendlier way to correct students of their mistakes.
Try to incorporate an activity into the schedule on wednesdays that the students perform with the patients of the units.
I enjoyed the course very much. What you are doing is working well to help students to understand material and become prepared for communicating with all types of patients in a variety of clinical settings.
15. Other comments:
Tambra Fry was an exceptional instructor. She displayed compassion, and concern for us students as well as our patients. She went out of her way to explain subject matter that we had difficulty understanding. I felt that she truly wanted us to be excellent nurses, and did her best to assist us in working toward this goal.
A big mahalo to Professor Fry. You were such an inspiration to me this semester. I wished you taught on the medical floor also (I know, that's too much to ask!). I can only imagine how much I could have learned from you. Not only do you deliver nursing care with the upmost professionalism, you do with compassion and empathy. And you did the same when teaching us students. Much gratitude!
tambra is great, she should be running the entire nursing program. She is a GOOD teacher, genuine, and actually talked to you like e human being.
Tambra is a great instructor. She motivates her students and she is very positive and encouraging!
Tambra is an excellent instructor!!!!!! She is helpful and offers constructive criticism. She is always there to listen. Tambra is a great educator!!
Mrs. Fry is an invaluable clinical instructor who is sensitive to the students learning needs. She is committed to the learning process and assists the students in finding what works best for them. Her confidence in her students in the clinical setting does not prevent her for intervening when necessary. She is always prepared to answer questions, and provides guidance when needed. She also prepared worksheets for us to use in post-conference that were very helpful to us. She also understood that because this was an online course we would probably have questions from our readings and our lectures so she was always willing to help us resolve our misunderstandings. Very positive reviews. Great contributor to our learning experience.
Tambra is a very positive, supportive instructor. I really enjoyed having her as my instructor. She was always prepared and knew about the topic that we discussed. She provided additional learning materials that helped me a lot.
Thank you for all the handouts and mini-assignments during conference time.
I learned a lot in the psych rotation. I really appreciated the worksheets that were given to help us with our studies.

Tambra Fry: NURS251, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 251 - Mental Hlth & Psych Nursing Crn (Section): 16634 (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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
2. Course objectives were met.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The text(s) and class materials were helpful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. Assignments were clear and helpful in mastering course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
6. Assignment and exams were fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
7. The total course workload was fair and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor was always prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor presented difficult concepts clearly and understandably.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor knew the subject matter well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
14. The instructor clearly motivated the students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. The instructor encouraged critical thinking.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
19. If you were teaching this course: a. What would you do to improve it? b. What would you change?
I would have the clinical instructors collaborate to prepare exams so the same content can be implemented during clinical days.
Have more helpful information on the lectures online than just reading off of what is printed on the outlines for each chapter. Letting us know what to study on the clinical comp exam/outlined study guide.
20. What do you think of the teacher and his/her teaching methods?
Tambra is great at teaching us about the concepts we needed to know and helped us by giving us handouts and small little practice worksheets to work on our therapeutic communication, and gave us important feedback on our paperwork. she is very detailed oriented and a great teacher. I wish she taught us the lecture portion too instead of just the clinical portion.
I think that Tambra did well in her new role as a clinical instructor. She was very apporachable and always encouraged students to apply themselves to their work. She took the time to look over paperwork and provided pertinent constructive criticism.
21. Has he/she contributed to your general knowledge or to learning job skills?
yes she has and helped us improve on whatever we needed to fix and clearly explained to us important information.
Yes
22. Other comments:
She is a great teacher and has empathy towards us being a nursing student because she was once where we are now. she gives great insight to the subject matter and wants you to be a critical thinker.
Tambra did an excellent job as our clinical instructor. She provided a positive learning enviornment and took the time to listen to all of her students concrens or questions.