eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Richard Jones

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EDEE464, Spring 2015
EDEE466, Spring 2015
GEOL122, Spring 2015
MET209, Spring 2015
EDEE464, Fall 2014
EDEE466, Fall 2014
GEOL122, Fall 2014
GEOL122, Fall 2014
EDEE434, Spring 2014
EDEE436, Spring 2014
GEOL122, Spring 2014
MET209, Spring 2014
EDEE434, Fall 2013
EDEE436, Fall 2013
GEOL122, Fall 2013
GEOL122, Fall 2013
EDEE434, Spring 2013
EDEE436, Spring 2013
GEOL122, Spring 2013
MET209, Spring 2013
EDEE434, Fall 2012
GEOL122, Fall 2012
EDEE434, Spring 2012
EDEE436, Spring 2012
MET207, Spring 2012
EDEE400D, Fall 2011
EDEE455, Fall 2011
GEOL122, Fall 2011
EDEE400C, Spring 2011
EDEE400D, Spring 2011
EDEE445, Spring 2011
EDEE455, Spring 2011
EDEE490, Spring 2011
EDEE400C, Fall 2010
EDEE400D, Fall 2010
EDEE445, Fall 2010
EDEE455, Fall 2010

Richard Jones: EDEE464, Spring 2015

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 464 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 69452 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Dr. Jones had us participate in the actual types of activities we could use in the classroom. We discussed it and this class really gave me understanding and enhanced my view of how to teach science, science integrated, and such within the classroom.
I learned A LOT during this course that will help me when I become a teacher!
This course was definitely one of my most favorite courses and methods. Growing up I always found Science to be a struggle and I can honestly say that I still am slightly afraid to teach the subject. However, with the amount of examples and support that Dr. Jones had/has to offer I know that I will take away more than one thing from this course. I am truly grateful for all that he had shared and taught us this semester.
This course has enhanced my personal/professional development greatly. It was an excellent class that provided for me wonderful support in teaching concepts of science and had lessons and activities that I could use in my own classroom.
Personally, I learned the moon phases in the first assignment of this course. I look forward to passing on this relevant, interesting, and useful knowledge to my future students. I can use the same handouts and worksheets that Dr. Jones used because they are appropriate for elementary students. I learned useful lab activities in every single class of this course. Dr. Jones taught us information we could use "the next day" if so desired. He provided worksheets and directions for each lab that can be used in an elementary classroom. The activities were hands-on, safe, and the materials needed are not expensive. I can confidently teach the activities and science concepts Dr. Jones taught us because he walked us through each lab every step of the way.
This course really helped me to get an idea of lessons and activities that can be done in the classroom to make sure that students get meaningful learning out of what is being taught in class. The activities that we did in class also helped to provide me with examples of how to utilize hands-on activities to improve understanding of concepts.
This course gave me a stronger foundation with science methods that I can apply in my future teaching career. Dr. Jones is a very organized professor who knows his stuff. He planned out everything with the right handouts and tangible lab tools. He gave me a better perspective on how science can be fun and interesting if you teach it in a way like he does.
3. 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 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Nothing! I really appreciate the lessons that you provide us to use for our students.
I do not think anything else could be added to this course to improve anything. I had so much fun in this class and I really learned.
All the activities and resources were perfect. All I can say is continue to bring those awesome, perfect, and fun activities that not only will inspire/teach youth but also teach many of us adults as well.
Hmm I cannot think of anything, Dr. Jones is awesome.
none
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
n/a
I can't seem to find a way to adjust or improve the course. I love Dr. Jones teaching style and methods. He is very innovative and knows a lot about the course. I think the best way to improve it would possibly be to cut down on certain videos like lab safety but I also think that it is a great way to certify teachers in lab safety. In the end, it has it's pros and cons but we continue to learn throughout the process.
Although I enjoy our little conversation tantrums, we get off topic a lot and maybe that could be worked on, but hey, it's the personality.
n/a
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
The best teacher I have had in the whole Ed program! We need more teachers like him! I hope to one day be of a great teacher as he is!
He is an awesome teacher! Out of the teaching methods that I am currently in, he is my favorite teacher. Dr. Jones is awesome!!
He is probably one of the best professors that UHWO has.... He has definitely been one of the best professors I ever had! He's down-to-earh, professional, and always willing to help! What I love about Dr. Jones is that you can tell that he LOVES his job. His passion for students and education is apparent in the way he helps! Each class was different and each class, I left with something - he gave us actual materials to take into our classrooms. How awesome is that? Finally, a METHODS course that actually taught me methods!
Dr. Jones also known as Dr. J is the man. If there was teachers/professors award he would be that guy. I love and commend him for teaching such wonderful lessons. He has a slight sense of humor and it is never a dull moment within his class room. I believe that each of my classmates could honestly say that they looked forward to taking the Monday course with him. There was never a day that I would not experience another "Ah-Ha" moment and I can say as a future teacher I aspire to teach just like him and better. "YOU ROCK DR. JONES!"
HE IS THE BEST PROFESSOR I'VE HAD THIS ENTIRE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE!! I love the way he teaches and how he always is there for his students. The support he gives you doesn't end when the class is over, but he will continue to give insight and help whenever you ask him. I wish more professors were like him.
Awesome instructor--hang on to him! He is worth his weight in gold.
I really enjoyed this class, and feel that I have learned so much. Dr. Jones made the content fun and easy to understand, and the content easy to grasp.
Dr. Jones is a wonderful teacher/ professor. I will truly miss being in his class and it is my hopes that he is my adviser when I attend student teaching! He is passionate about what he does, knows the content of science well, and always encourages me to keep positive and to never give up! I had never been interested in science growing up until I had my geology class with Dr. Jones. Now that I am in the science methods class, I love science even more. I want to teach science with the same amount of energy and enthusiasm like Dr. Jones!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was the most engaging and fun class I have had in a long time. This class was awesome!
It was awesome! Definitely glad Dr. Jone was the one to teach us! I'm gonna miss this class the most!
Great Instructor, great environment, great activities, great classmates, great memories. Overall just another Great, Great, Great course!
A+++, excellent! I loved all of the activities we did and how Dr. Jones would make copies of the lesson plan and standards that we could use in our own classroom. He is such a great help and really knows how to give the support that we all need in preparing us for when we get to teach on our own.
Favorite science class ever!
I feel that I learned the most from this class in regards to ways to get students engaged in the learning process. We were exposed to so many ways to make learning fun and make what we were learning meaningful.
Out of all my courses in the Education Program, the science methods class is the BEST by far!!! Time really flys by fast when you are having fun. I am sad that this semester is over but I am very grateful for everything I learned from Dr. Jones.
21. Other comments:
Thank you Dr. J!!! You're the best:)

Richard Jones: EDEE466, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 466 - Block 3 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 69453 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This helped me to really broaden my knowledge on the types of activities and such that I can do in the classroom.
The discussions that took place in the block 3 practicum were very eye opening. We talked about things that went on in the elementary school settings. We were able to reflect and voice opinions that were on our mind about teaching. Practicum observations were a big part of this class/ seminar. We spent a lot of hours in our elementary classrooms and wrote about our experiences.
I spent most of my time for this course in my field placement classroom. However, Dr. Jones was available for consultation, observation, help in lesson planning, etc. He kept us on track for this course and clearly stated the objectives at the beginning of the course.
3. 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 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.14 7 1.46 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 1 (14%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Dr. Jones' activities were fun and engaging. They taught me a lot and really broadened my knowledge on what I will be able to do in the classroom. It was fun.
none
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
n/a
n/a
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones is a very respectable teacher. He is serious in what he does and yet at the same time he makes it fun. He is also very easy to talk to and I am glad he is able to answer my weird questions.
Dr. Jones always lend out his helping hands. He gave us materials that were actually useful and we could apply them in the classroom. If I had trouble with coming up with a science idea or lesson, he would help and plan it out with me. When we needed to get "stuff" off our shoulders, he was there to listen and not judge. The advise given from Dr. Jones was very inspiring and uplifting.
Excellent.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
He is the man! Awesome professor with a lot of knowledge and good character! never a dull moment in his class.
Awesome, engaging, fun, and awesome.
This course was awesome. There was always something interesting going on. I love having to do practicum visitations because it gives me a taste of what I am about to do for my future career. Dr. Jones has taught for many of years and when we can all relate to somethings witnessed in the classroom, it makes the practicum experience more fun.
Excellent.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 69244 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
N/A
As a science major, this gave me a good foundation for physical science.
He gave good activities I could use when I become a teacher.
I learned so much and not only stuff the applies to school but also things I can use in every day life like weather.
Geology opened my third eye and allowed me to see the world in a different lighting.
This class was taken to fulfill my science credits
Yes this course was to fulfill course requirements for my general education.
3. 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  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.31 13 0.95 Freq(%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Less time on the atmosphere/weather because it took about two months. It would have been fun to learn more about things on land like rocks and minerals.
Nothing. Everything was great and interactive.
I felt there is nothing that needed to be added in this course.
NA
None
Maybe add more fun activities that relate to what is going on. Maybe have a little bit less worksheets.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 6 (46%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 7 (54%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 13 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 8 (62%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
- Make quizzes more flexible because you get a whole question wrong even if the other half is correct - More time on Earth - Less worksheets
Jones is one of the best professors I've had. He keeps us engaged by making our course work fun and interactive. Lectures are never boring.
I felt there was too much handouts to take care of, perhaps a little less of that and more on note taking while following a power point lecture.
NA
None.
Have more actives.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He's a great professor and of all the professors I've had he's the one that I feel the most comfortable with talking to and asking questions with. However, I know that I will not remember most of the things I learned after this class because all we did was worksheets and videos.
Awesome.
He is a good professor, passionate about what he does. It was an enjoyable class and I will miss it.
great professor... really liked his course because we did a lot of hands on learning, and I learn best that way.
He is awesome teacher.
Outstanding professor!
Great teacher that was eager to assist students with the material if needed.
My overall evaluation is that he is a great teacher and I would recommend him to other student that need to take another science class to fulfill the general education requirements. He is very easy to understand and talk to.
Maybe make the class a bit more interesting
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The professor is great but the class needs a lot of work.
Great.
It was good and enjoyable, not too stressful.
It's a fun hands-on class.
Outstanding!
Awesome course!! Professor Jones is so supportive and helpful!!
I enjoyed this course. I thought it was a fun class and the material taught beneficial.
My overall evaluation of this course would be that it was very good. I learned a lot of stuff that I never heard of or was taught before.
It was an okay class but not my favorite.
21. Other comments:
I wish other professors were as open as Professor Jones.
Thank you Professor Jones for an awesome semester!

Richard Jones: MET209, Spring 2015     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MET 209 - Intro to Climate Studies Crn (Section): 69245 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.93 14 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 7 (50%) 4 (29%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
The work gave me an overview of MET 209 and how the climate affects the world and how it affects us in our everyday lives
This course was taken to fulfill my pre-requirements.
It was nice of him to offer an optional in-person day even though this was an online class
This course was not taken to fulfill my major.
Yes the professor was really nice and very understanding. Everything was online.
I learned a lot.
This course helped me understand the different cycles that our world is going through. There are many bad effects that have been happening that we all don't know about. This course helped me to better understand the system of how earth is dealing with change in climate and some life changing events.
It helped with study skills and time management.
It made me realize that it is also important to learn our climate.
It taught me researching tools and information gathering during assignments and their crucial ability to influence effectiveness.
3. 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  
4.2 15 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.27 15 0.8 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%) 4 (27%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
He would meet with us every tuesday to ensure that we understand the course material online.
Additional assignment in syllabus was not given. The assignment was different from the ones regularly given.
The activities that could be added is structured group workshops. In other words, actually having the class come in and work together on certain assignments.
Nothing much. Everything was straight forward. Kinda wish there was more oppertunity to get points or redo bad chapters.
I think maybe you could add group work or a group project.
Honestly, I don't know what else could be added on as improvement. I believe the class was already okay. Although, we should have days we can go field trips on.
Nothing!
Investigations were fun and a great method of learning the subject and put it to the test.
I love the fact that all resources are online.
Quizzes would be cool, instead of just textbook work and the occasional exam.
I felt that there were some sections that were hard to understand and maybe having an actual textbook couldve helped! But the professor was awesome and very understanding!
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 15 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 8 (53%) 4 (27%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.06 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 9 (60%) 4 (27%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.8 15 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (27%) 3 (20%) 6 (40%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 15 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 15 1.13 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 5 (33%) 7 (47%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 15 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 5 (33%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
He couldve have some mandatory classes so that the whole class could get together and work for some days
No improvements.
:)
I would suggest to have mandatory sit downs to clarify each chapter.
More chances to improve grade
I think maybe there could be more activities than just from the textbook.
The course was wonderful. I very much liked how it was an, "at your own pace" course. this course helped me do things in my own time wen i wanted to. Therefore, the instructor and his instructing ways all were nothing but something to appreciate.
I do not have any suggestions.
Class is great.
I like everything about his teaching style and methods.
N/A
I think that he was great and should continue to use a certain time period for those who need extra help!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
An accomplished teacher that knows what he's teaching
Good instructor with manageable class work to complete.
:)
Professor Jones is a very reasonable person, the course was difficult but I feel he was able to reach the needs of each student.
Nice guy, super understanding, gets grade in pretty fast.
I really like professor Jones, he's really easy going and caring.
If I could rate him I would give him a five as a well teacher. He ask us to come in if we need help and he sure does help a lot.
He is a very helpful professor. He really cares about your learning and does his best to help his students succeed. I would take another class of his again.
Although I never really got the chance to interact with Dr. Jones on a face-to-face basis, he was really easy to communicate with. E-mail responses were always prompt & his announcements were always made in at timely manner. He made it very easy to make time for a hybrid class & I appreciate it that.
Very nice intelligent profession. He is friendly and very helpful with classwork and makes him self available to student that needs help.
Awesome Professor!
I've never met him personally, but I've heard that he's a good person.
He is great and is very reliable. There was a few times that I emailed him and he got back to me ASAP which was great!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 15 1.07 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 1.05 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
The online work helped me understand the climate and the in class opportunities were useful.
A/B
:)
This course was difficult, in other words, the wording of the context was very large. It is hard to understand material that you immediately jump into and expect to understand the context so quickly. That is why there needs to be clarification in mandatory class meetings.
Great course and learned a lot
I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot.
this was a very nice and informational course.
Great class! Material was easy to understand and follow. Professor was always there to help and the content was very interesting. Workload wasn't to the point where it was too overwhelming. I would recommend this class.
A rather manageable course that anyone needs to fulfill the DP general education requirement.
a fun class. Learned a lot about the subject. The activities and homework was fun to do and helped with learning it better and understanding.
I enjoyed being in this class and learned many things I have never knew before.
Great, I recommend it to anyone getting their Science credits out of the way.
I thought that this course was great!
21. Other comments:
N/A
:)
This course should be taught mandatory in class from at least 2 days or more. Not just tell the students to purchase a book that expires, read it, and answer questions.
I took this course online, but either way this course is interesting.

Richard Jones: EDEE464, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 464 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 66317 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Dr. Jones did a great job at providing ways for us to teach science to elementary students. With his bright knowledge of science, I will definitely keep his ideas in mind and take them with me into my future classroom!
This opened my eyes to the science world. I learned different ways to use science with other core subjects.
This class was very helpful. I enjoyed doing all the activities in the class. The activities has helped me with my lesson planning because I was able to incorporated some of those activities in my lesson. It also helped me refresh my knowledge about the science concepts which will be helpful in my student teaching.
This course helped me understand how I can teach science in the classroom. This was honestly the best class in the block series because I learned so much content in a hands on way. This will definitely help me in the future.
Very useful information to help me in the classroom. It prepared me mentally and also gave me ideas.
This class helped with science concepts for the praxis as well as activities that I could use in my future classroom
This course helped me to better understand science in the classroom as well as how this will look like in the classroom.
By helping me recall science content and areas of study which I havent reviewed in class for a while.
It made me more aware of the misconceptions of science and it made me relearn things I forgot from learning in high school. It made me become aware of how to teach science and creative ways to get the concept across without it being boring.
3. 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  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.45 11 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
All activities were great and I would love to have done even more hands on activities!
This class was awesome and lot of fun. I learned so much. Have more activities would make it even better.
online resources of the activities in class instead of just paper copies.
Every class we did an activity which was awesome. Even the first day of class I thought we would just go over the syllabus but we didn't, we jumped right into the concepts of science.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Please continue to use the NSTA Learning Center. This was an excellent resource and I am so glad that you decided that this would be our course text. The material on the NSTA Learning Center is relevant and simple to understand.
There isn't really anything to improve because every class was exciting and I learned something every time.
Nothing
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones was a great professor who made science so much fun! He brought his own teaching experiences into the classroom which was a great way to get us to be on the same page with our elementary practicum students. I definitely enjoyed having him for my science methods!
Hands-on=Great! He really makes you want to learn more.
I enjoyed that he made class a lot of fun and was able to teach materials that we would use in our classrooms in the future. I like that he shared his own experiences in the classroom.
Dr. Jones is a great professor, and I really appreciate all the activities that we done in class. I could see that he is very passionate about science, and this passion creates a fun and engaging environment. Thank you so much for the great semester!
Very effective. He explains well and also gives examples that apply to our chose profession. The real world examples used gave me a better understanding of how to perform different exercises. Very knowledgeable.
Very fun and educational class! I learned so much and performed great activities that i used through out all my lesson.
He is a very funny guy and very knowledgable in science. He gave a lot of tips as far as activities we could do, resources we could use, and made us feel really comfortable as future teachers. He supported us a lot, and felt I had someone to lean on for advice and as a resource.
Amazing teacher and best one we have had on our blocks based off of instructional methods, assessment types, rapport with us students, willingness to support us, and expertise in content knowledge.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Effective and great way to make science fun for students!
FUN
I enjoy this class a lot. I learned so much and I will be able to use what I learn when I have my own classroom. Science is not one of my best subjects and this class helped me gain more confidence and help me relearn many materials over again.
I enjoyed this course very much. I believe it prepares future teachers to teach science. All block courses should be like this (hands on, classroom related, and engaging).
This course is very useful in the field. The experiences provided allowed me to gain much needed information and experience. Again, it prepared me for my practicum class. Mahalo Dr. Jones
This was the best class out of all the blocks I've ever taken. I wish all blocks are like this as far as doing hands on activities.
Best experience in education program especially in his willingness to help and support us such as him allowing me borrow science kits to take into my classroom.
21. Other comments:
Thank you again for a great semester. Have a nice winter break. Happy Holidays!

Richard Jones: EDEE466, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 466 - Block 3 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 66318 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Dr. Jones was our practicum professor. Although we didn't spend a great amount of time discussing practicum, we spent enough time getting questions answered as well as had enough discussion time to make sure our concerns were cleared up.
This course enhanced my professional development because we got to discuss different situations and different solutions.
I saw many things that I could utilize when I become a teacher.
this course helped clear up likely misconceptions about science as well as introduce us to science resources that we can use the classroom.
This course helped me to fulfill my course requirements in the education major by applying what we learned in the class and having class discussion and discourse about our experiences in the classroom. It allowed to take the experiences that I have learned from peers and to apply those experience in my practicum classroom.
3. 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 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 2 (18%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Discussing practicum assignments during this time would have helped to keep us in the loop of what was due and what assignments needed to be done.
Some activities i would have liked to do more was to discuss what was happening in out practicum that related to science and math but also some aspects that we saw interesting or confusing. Having more discussions about the practicum setting would have been a great temperature check for those of us who had difficult mentors or to just see how everyone is doing on an emotional level.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
N/A
Having required lesson plan and lesson plan reflection due dates under laulima assignments tab.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones made learning a lot of fun! By hearing about his own personal experiences in the classroom, we were all able to relate to his stories which made class a lot more interesting. Dr. Jones always advised us in the best ways, always encouraged us, and kept a positive attitude about everything! Great professor!
AWESOME PROFESSOR! Very Hands On!! Need more of that
Effective
Professor Jones is a great teacher and really makes you think and look at your practicum setting in a "different angle".
Amazing teacher! Seriously favorite teacher in the block system and I loved all of my previous teachers.
Dr Jones is the best. I love how teaches with hands on manipulative and group and class discussions. He allows us to be ourselves and to function as "future teachers" in the classroom.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
With a great professor who is encouraging and positive, the course was a success!
Good
Great preview of what to expect when in the profession.
Very interesting and helpful course.
Extremely helpful and beneficial for any teacher candidate.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 66210 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 19 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%) 1 (5%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I needed it for my DP class.
Prior to taking this course, Geology was a subject I typically did not find interest in yet upon finishing this course, I now have a vast array of knowledge to utilize from astronomy, meteorology, and geology which in turn gives me more tools to use in my ability to teach.
I learned a lot about hurricanes and hoe clouds acutally form..interesting class
This course aided me in my progression to my bachelors for psychology and gives a greater understanding of geology.
It helped me better understand how the earth functions, how it was created, and how it currently continues to evolve over time.
It taught me a lot about the different types of rocks and the certain parts of the atmosphere.
This course fulfill the Physical Science requirement for my general education courses. This course enhance my personal development by learning a lot about earth science. I don't really need Geology for my chosen concentration/major but, I took that class to fulfill the general education requirements.
As a future elementary school teacher I have the necessary information to teach my future students.
As an Elementary Education is major, this course enhanced my development and understanding of how the Earth operates.
It just allowed me to study another science discipline that I hadn't had a chance to learn that much about
This course requirement was taken to fulfill UH West Oahu standard requirements and does not pertain to my concentration/major.
Learned more about my surroundings and everything that causes other things to happen. Helped me fulfill a requirement needed for my degree
My professor covered all the stuff that needed to be covered. Before he gives us the worksheet he makes sure to go over it first and explain what is in the worksheet.
3. 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  
4.68 19 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.11 19 0.88 Freq(%) 5 (26%) 8 (42%) 5 (26%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Nothing.
Honestly I felt like Dr. Jones delivered the material the a manner that was easy to understand and retain, much of which were interesting activities.
Possibly more activities. The activities in this course were enjoyable and more like it would make the course much more interesting.
All the activities supported what Dr. Jones tried to teach. I was very amused and always looked forward to coming to class.
Made learning the content more understable through hands through various worksheets and activities
More interactive worksheets relating to the textbooks so the laulima quizzes are easier to understand.
The activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve my learning is maybe to do more hands on experiments so that we can apply all the things we learned and view it in a visual perspective for better understanding.
The course had a good amount of resources and activities. I feel that there is no need for more activities.
Nothing, I liked the use of activities and materials used
-More hands on lab activities -More visual learning
Already a good amount of resources
I really like when we do hands on activities because we can actually get to experience it. I thought that it was really cool because then i learn more on hands on rather than just worksheets.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.53 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (47%) 10 (53%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (47%) 10 (53%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 9 (47%) 7 (37%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 19 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 9 (47%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 12 (63%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 19 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%) 12 (63%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (42%) 11 (58%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (42%) 10 (53%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No suggestions.
I have no criticisms when it comes to this class.
Dr. Jones have really good teaching techniques
Just to continue teaching the course as he always has.
There are no need for improvements. Maybe change the class time so people will be less tired.
No comments
More practice before you give rock practicals.
Suggestions for improving the course is to do more hands on experiments. Also, I suggest that he should send out emails regarding the laulima assignments because for some, he didn't send a reminder, so I didn't think I needed to do the assignment.
The only suggestion I would give is to make use of the power points. It would of been nice to have more of them during the class not just on the igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
This course is perfect. I really like all of the hands on activities that made understanding the material easier.
Maybe include harder worksheets and individual work throughout the semester
-More hands on activities -Less worksheets -More in-lab activities
I suggest that we should do more activities because it is really fun and cool.
More activities, not just worksheets.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor, really knows what he's talking about!
Excellent professor, made a subject that I somewhat dreaded taking into one of my favorite courses this semester. Much of the knowledge I gained was practical and the class overall was a joy to be part of. One of the best professors I've had so far in my college journey.
Very good teacher and always so positive.. Goes over his lessons so that we can all understand what's happening
Great. He is a great teacher that I wouldn't mind having again.
Excellent professor and teaching methods.
Dr. Jones was an excellent, fair, understanding, easy teacher to learn from. I have no negative comments for him other than it's going to be sad leaving this class.
He is a great teacher at explaining the content and breaking it down in detail through lectures and presentations
Funny, smart, easy to talk to, and generally just a really cool teacher. The way he teaches makes me interested in earth science and want to possibly take more classes with him.
A really fun good teacher, you don't give an overwhelming amount of work and your class overall was easy and fun.
Continue teaching the way he teaches. I like that he took all the information from the book and provided a powerpoint for us. I like doing all the worksheets. I think it's better than being assigned a chapter to read from a book.
Overall he is a great and funny teacher. He is great because he would help in anyway possible to try to connect with everyone in the class, if they make an effort to. He will connect with us personally by sharing his past experiences with the things we're learning in class.
Outstanding. He clearly explained instructions and was willing to help with any questions I had.
I liked the teaching methods
Richard Jones was a really great professor that knew exactly what he was teaching to the class.
Good, really explains things well so students can understand
His a very chill professor and have a sense of humor!!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (32%) 12 (63%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (42%) 11 (58%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
He taught a very fun class this semester. We learned a lot of things in regards to geology. Although there was a lot to cover, he made it easy to learn and engage students by having a lot of hands-on activities.
Great course, very informative and is a core subject with schools, valuable to any aspiring teacher.
Loved this class, I would highly recommend this class to my friends
Very interesting. There is a lot of work, but it is fun. There are things I learned in this course that I will remember for a long time, not just for the tests.
Excellent course if anyone needs a mandatory science credit or majoring in Geology.
This course was super fun and also a little easy and challenging at the same time. The thing that I loved was that we also did group work to help each other out which is what all scientists do.
I learned a enormous amount of new factual information that inspired me to appreciate earth alot more
Very fun.
This course teaches you a lot and i recommend it to everyone.
Good! I learned a lot about the earth and the environment. Examples: weather and climates, how disasters are formed like hurricanes, etc..
Overall this was a good course.
Great. This course is very important to all of those that will be teachers one day.
It was a good general learning course about geology and the earth, I learned a good amount of material concerning these subjects
Overall, this class course was fun and interesting to learn. Hopefully, in the future, I will apply everything I learned in this class for future references.
Great, learned a lot
21. Other comments:
Friendly environment and best class I could focus and learn more
Keep up with your funny jokes lol.
Great class!
Thank you for helping add to my knowledge and love for learning

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 66211 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I am studying busa but geology was cool-a
It made me want to have Jones as a teacher again, he really loves what he teaches and learned a lot.
This course enhanced my professional development in my major because the activities that we have done in class is interesting that i believe children would like. So I can use those in my lesson plans.
N/A
It taught me more about the earth and the universe, which helped me understand everything more.
It enhanced my personal development by obtaining more knowledge of science as well as having fun while learning.
Not apart of my major, but really loved the class, and got me interested in the subject
This class helped me learn a lot about the earth. Professor Jones provided us with some fun activities that I could use to create some lesson plans when I become an elementary teacher.
N/A
This course fulfilled my personal concentration by the amount of information put forth. As the semester went by, one may learn a lot that's expected to know in the concentrated area/major.
3. 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  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
1.8 15 0.77 Freq(%) 6 (40%) 6 (40%) 3 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
In class labs and worksheet assignments made learning new material easy to comprehend.
More Oreos.
Nothing. I think the chapter reviews on laulima was good and the in class work was good also.
N/A
The activities were very fun and very informative. The class was always active in their studies and always striving to understand more of the lesson itself. In the section we learned about weather, it would've been nice to see how his weather station at school worked or going outside to to learn about wind patterns or the clouds, not saying that we did in class wasn't fun or interesting, but it would've been a nice touch.
none.
N/A
Nothing needs to be added, it was well taught and organized.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 8 (50%) 7 (44%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
More food and rock relations so we can eat more in class. More budgeting for his class would be yum.
For the groups to spread out, because I was at a table where sometimes I was alone and sometimes I wouldn't want to go to another table and ask for help.
More interaction with the students and explain the concepts more.
More examples on High and Low systems, how to remember them, information on how they affect Hawai'i.
N/A
Professor Jones does not really need improvements. He is a funny teacher who has a great teaching style and methods.
Nothing needs to be improved, the course went really well.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very dedicated in the subject, wonderfully organized and made learning new material enjoyable.
He's as smooth as slate.
He is a really good teacher and very helpful if you ask for help.
good because he does a lot of activities, which makes it easier for others to understand the concepts.
good. He was a very good teacher and he should keep the same teaching methods as he is doing
He is a great teacher to have as a freshman. He reminds me a lot of my high school science teachers, so it wasn't a shocking transition for me.
Really great professor. Knows his stuff well, and can explain it to the class where we could all understand it.
that he is a great professor and that he has a strong passion for science, especially rocks !
A+ class comfortable environment and teacher was always around to help you with the in class assignments.
He is a very great professor who teaches very well. I can tell how much he loves teaching us about geology.
an excellent instructor to fallow along with in the course material.
Professor Jones made topics I once found irrelelvant to be interesting and fun to learn. He makes learning concepts easy with hands-on activities and wonderful examples.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (63%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Organized and easy to comprehend new material,
Rock solid.
Good. I loved this class.
good because I learned better through the activities and worksheets rather than just lecture slides.
good
Great first year course. Not too difficult or too easy.
Really good class, I liked a lot of the activities and labs we did.
that it is a fun class to take and that you learn a lot!
Exceptional
This course was very enjoyable and informing. I now know many things about minerals, weather, etc. I would love to have Professor Jones as my professor again anytime.
It was a great course and the activities were great to learn the different elements within the course.
GEOL 122 is a fun, informative course that i would reccomend to other students.
21. Other comments:
Yay!
N/A
N/A
Let Dr. Jones have his own lab time also so hid future students can have more hands on activities.

Richard Jones: EDEE434, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 434 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 69134 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course enhanced my personal and professional development by actually teaching me how science works and how I can teach children about science. We did so many science hands-on activities and experiments that I felt taught me the essential skills and strategies needed in order to teach my future students about science.
The course has strongly enhanced my professional development. I've learned and experienced many ways to teach science that unfortunately was never taught to me in my elementary years.
such great resources
3. 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%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Everything we did in class was very beneficial and helped me a lot to better understand science concepts and how to teach science concepts. This course was fun and educational and perfect just the way it is, the professor was very supportive and provided us with the materials we needed in order to do the activities with our practicum students.
None. Professor Jones has all the resources that was needed.
there were so many I do not feel there needs addition of anything
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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 makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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 presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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 amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I absolutely love Dr.Jones teaching style and methods the only way we can learn how to teach science is to do science, I believe that was his motto during the course. We did the exact activities we would like our students to do to learn about essential science concepts and ideas. I also loved our signature assignment it made me understand in depth what kids really know about science these days. Also if they're paying attention to what they are learning in there science classrooms.
None. Great Job!
none
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Overall Dr. Jones is an extraordinary teacher he is very passionate about his work. He is also very supportive and dedicated to his students. He will go the extra mile for us and is willing to do whatever it takes to meet our learning needs into becoming professional future teachers. He works so hard and shows so much determination in helping his students. He is one of my professors that truly inspires me and made me want to become a teacher.
Excellent! Dr. Jones is a great teacher.
EXCELLENT
great enthusiastic teacher
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I absolutely loved this course extremely fun and you gain a passion for teaching because teaching suppose to be fun. You want your students to gain a passion for learning and being a student in this course my outlook on science is so much different now. I actually love science and is so excited to try all the wonderful things I did in this course with my future students.
Excellent!
EXCELLENT
great
21. Other comments:
None
love dr. jones he provided us with so many learning opportunities and resources to use in and out of the classroom.

Richard Jones: EDEE436, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 436 - Block 2 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 69135 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Through discussions with Dr. Jones and my peers, I was able to learn about their practicum experiences and share my own. We learned from each other effective and non-effective strategies to use in our teaching. The course enhanced my personal development by providing me with practice interview questions.
3. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
None
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I don't have any suggestions for Dr. Jones, his teaching style and methods are EXCELLENT. I always looked forward to Science Mondays. There was always something new and exciting to learn. Although I don't have suggestions for Dr. Jones, I do have suggestions for the course. I think that the professor observing us teach in our practicum setting should be one that we know and see every week in order for us to benefit the most from this experience. Dr. Hayes who observed me provided great feedback on how to improve my lesson plan and teaching during our conference my observation, but he did not follow up on many emails as he said he would. For example, He instructed us to email him a copy of our LPs a week before teaching, so he could provide feedback before teaching. I never received feedback from him until I actually taught my lesson. I feel that if I received feedback sooner, before me teaching, my lesson could have improved greatly. Also during our conference after my observation, I was told I would receive a email with his notes from my observation, it has been three weeks and I haven't received anything yet and the semester is over now. I highly suggest that the professor who observes us teaching should be one that has the time to be involved in our learning on a weekly basis.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
EXCELLENT
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
GOOD
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 69244 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
N/A
I learned a great deal about the planets and the moons that surrounds the planet; meteorology and the types of earth rocks.
This course helped me to understand the environment and climate/weather in which I am a part of. This will help me in the future to help educate students about the place in which we live.
Ok
It will help to my future in education in ways of helping to relate subjects at hand
This course enhanced my personal development because it taught me how to read and understand weather situations, specially living in Hawaii with different types of weather every time. Also it taught me more about the solar system we are in and the different kinds of rocks and minerals that is useful in our lives.
It's not related to my major, but I did enjoy getting a review on things I learned before and also learned knew things that I never thought about before. Now I'll keep in mind and understand the world just a bit better.
Creative ways to teach science to elementary kids. For example, using oreo's to show moon phases. Using a soda bottle to create clouds, and using the balloon & stick for the moon activity as well.
He did many different activities to help us understand the concepts taught in class
3. 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  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%) 5 (33%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
nothing! I think this class was really fun!
All the activities in this class was fun and I was able to learn a lot from them.
I enjoyed the group activities in learning the imaginary distance of the planets and learning new things while on the field trip to the Bishop Museum.
Too much like highschool activity. Need to be more instructed next time
Helped me better understand how the earth works
Fun and interactive activities
The activities that we do in class are really fun, beneficial and informative. With these activities it made it much more clear to understand the concept that we were learning.
IT WAS FUN! We are college students ranging from ages 18 and so, but doing kiddy like activities was still immensely enjoyable! It really made me pay attention and it is an easy way to understand what he's teaching.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 3 (20%) 11 (73%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 15 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (20%) 12 (80%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
For me Dr. Jones teaching style is awesome so no changes are needed to be made
N/A
No suggestions
Nothing, the class was great
None.
More fun activities! Never change that. Other than that earthquake one. It was actually interesting, but it took long to load and it was had a few problems just to do.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He is such a great teacher. His always finds away toake things easier to understand and i love the activities in class
Richard Jones was a fun and effective Professor. He is well knowledge in his field.
I honestly love the way he teaches this course. Some assignments were hands-on, but most of the time it was through Laulima and through worksheets. There wasn't a lot of lectures, but I think that I learned a lot from him through the activities. I just wish that all of my professors teaches the same way he teaches.
A great and experience professor.
He's an awesome instructor with a vast amount of knowledge to pass on and is very flexible.
Best professor ever. well second place compared to Rachel Hoerman the anthropology teacher.
Really awesome Professor that cares about us learning the subject at hand and makes the class interesting
Makes learning fun and easy to follow.
That he is a really great professor. He understand the students and teaches the subject in a way that his students will comprehend it much more easier. When you need help or need to complete something he is always available to talk to. He care for his students and their learning.
He is a very interesting teacher. He is a teacher that knows his stuff. He's also not an embarrassing teacher. Even though he is quite aged and makes punny puns, he's not someone I would feel like, 'ugh, please stop trying to be hip.' Overall, I love what I learned in his class. It was easy to understand, even through the confusing parts of the course.
AWESOME, FUN, & COOL teacher! He really makes learning fun. Almost every activity we had was hands on.
He's a good professor overall. Very knowledgable about the subject and is more than willing to answer questions. Gives a welcoming presence in class and doesn't make his students feel inferior.
He is a cool teacher. He has a fun personality so it's easier to learn because he is approachable when n need to ask for a question.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was a good learning experience. I was fun but I also learned a lot, even though most of the material covered was review for me.
I really like this course a lot. He should teach more of it so that other students can have a chance to be in this course. Some seats were limited, so I feel that not everyone can take this course when they want to take it.
Very interesting...
The course is very relevant to every day life.
This was a fun and interesting class. I normally don't find studying the earth, rocks, weather fun but, he made enjoyable. I would recommended his class to anyone.
Great course
Great course. Dr. Jones made class and activities fun!
Awesome. Its a course in which you will be able to learn about your surroundings, in a fun way.
I took this class just to fulfill a requirement. I ended up also taking microbio which fulfills the same requirement, but I needed microbio for my major. I still took this class because in the first few days I was hooked on how interesting the teacher, the activities, and actual content was. So I stayed and I don't regret my decision. (:
Very fun class.... was not bored
21. Other comments:
N/A
No comment at this time.
Fun class.
Cool beans.

Richard Jones: MET209, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MET 209 - Intro to Climate Studies Crn (Section): 69245 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course was taken to fulfill my major requirement. Prior to taking the course, I really had a limited understanding of climate and the effects humans have on it, but now I have a greater understanding on what we can do to reduce further damage to our climate.
This course was met to fulfill my science requirement. This course has enhanced my personal development from an ecological stand point and has made me more aware of our sustainability towards our environment not only community wide but globally.
This course gave me a better insight on how weather can effect everything around us.
3. 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  
4.0 8 1.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.25 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Dr. Jones provides many resources (websites) to use, but I think it would be helpful to include more video or youtube links to assist with understanding of concepts.
I loved all the extra resource sites he added to the regular course work.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
3.5 8 1.2 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.36 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 8 1.04 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.41 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
There is a great deal of reading material for this course, but I'm not sure what really can be done. Powerpoints were used to compliment the readings, but maybe adding videos would also be good tools.
The textbook was quite expensive but I know that it can't be helped. It would be nice if there were more used books available for sale.
I felt there was too much work for a 200 course.
n/a
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Richard Jones is an exceptional teacher and takes time to help his students in anyway possible.
Professor Jones is an amazing professor,If you do the work you will do well in the course. Dr. Jones truly cares about each students success in his class open office hours and face to face time for any Q & A's you might have for any assignments. West Oahu has a gem.
he is a very good professor. He is always willing to help and makes things easier on the students.
n/a
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 8 1.53 Freq(%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 4 (50%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
My overall evaluation of this course is although its challenging, it is a good course.
I would take another class from Professor Jones. He was very available for questions and responded quickly to my emails and questions.
Great course! My understand and perspective towards the environment has changed greatly, the valuable concepts and understanding that I learned this semester can easily be utilized to making a difference now.
very fun course to take. Interesting and fun information that has allowed me to understand the weather and the world.
n/a
21. Other comments:
n/a

Richard Jones: EDEE434, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 434 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 68249 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has given me ideas to use in my science class as well as methods to apply to the standards. I also learned how to integrate other subject areas into science classes. This class as enhanced my professionalism and content knowledge in the area of science.
This course really helped me to see how science can be incorporated with other subjects. The activities done in class also gave me ideas of lessons I could teach in the future.
i got alot of hand on experiences with science lessons and concepts, many that i will be using in the future. i also learned many ways to integrate science into everyday studies.
3. 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 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.8 5 1.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
No survey responses were found.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
There were just certain assignments that the class was unaware of or confused about. Maybe a discussion of what the assignment entails would help.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones is an excellent teacher. He always was prepared for class, provided us with materials and thorough instructions. He was approachable, pleasant and helpful to us whenever we had a question or needed guidance. He is very knowledgeable in the area of science and I enjoyed his class throughout this semester.
He is passionate and dedicated to teaching science. He always made us laugh, while teaching us about science.
very professional and approachable. Always willing to help and support our learning. He is also protective (in a good way) and will help us solve our problems.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Informative, essential, helpful and valuable to us as future teachers
Enjoyed this class a lot! Many useful activities that we can take into our future classrooms.
I wouldn't change a thing. I thought everything he taught in this course was relevant and I will definitely use his activities in my future classroom!
great learning experience and meaningful.
21. Other comments:
Very enjoyable class and instructor!

Richard Jones: EDEE436, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 436 - Block 2 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 68251 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This class helped to discuss the issues we might encounter as teachers. Especially with the move to Common Core, I did not know much about it but learned more through our discussions.
3. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.67 3 2.08 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I liked the resources that were provided. There were some articles that could help me improve as a teacher. Another article also gave me insight into how students could learn better.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
No survey responses were found.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
No survey responses were found.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
No survey responses were found.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 68107 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.83 19 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 15 (79%) 1 (5%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Nothing.
As a further educator this course will help me explain to my students about earth science in a fun way.
It was taken to fulfill course requirements but I really enjoyed this class very much. I learned many new things that I didn't know before and enjoyed learning about it
This course helped me apply concepts I learned in hands-on activities.
I think that his class definitely made me think of the way to help teach children and make it interesting.
This course taught me to have fun with what I'm doing and that I don't have to take everything seriously. I was taught that I could still be a kid sometimes but there are times where I need to act like an adult. I was also taught to persevere and to have time management.
It was a very hands-on class. I really enjoyed all the activities that we did. I can actually take those ideas and use them in my future classroom.
Gives fun and understandable activities to teach to children in the future!
It made me realize how important the Earth is and how to read the weather map.
By helping me understand natural causes in the environment.
3. 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  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.79 19 1.32 Freq(%) 3 (16%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%) 5 (26%) 2 (11%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More hands-on activities, I found those to be a lot of fun.
none. the class was fine how it is.
I thought the course was perfect and fun.
None
FUN FUN FUN FUN
every activity was great. Thank you for all of the activities you have provided. It shows that he took time to create those activities.
None, all the activities done in this class were AWESOME.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (47%) 9 (47%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 19 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 17 (89%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 19 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (16%) 16 (84%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 19 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 16 (84%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 19 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 13 (68%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Sometimes Richard Jones goes off topic. Also Richard Jones uses a wide range of vocabulary that is hard to understand when he tries to explain a concept.
none.
I liked the way you taught the class. I love how you used easy analogies that people were able to grasp making it both fun and educational. It allowed for the concepts to be understood better. I wanted to spend more time on Astrology. I felt we spent too much time on Meteorology.
None
I think improving the course would be to lessen the amount of homework because sometimes it is so challenging and confusing. I know that we need to spend about 9 hours of studying with this course, but on the survey, students are likely not counting the hours they use during class time.
I really liked the idea of Dr. Jones maybe adding a lab for this class. There were some activities that he wanted to do that was unable to do because of time. A lab would allow for all the material to be covered in the way Dr. Jones would like it to be.
I have none. He should keep doing what he's doing because it's effective.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones is a great instructor, who is passionate about his work. He uses a lot of hands on examples, which make the subject easy to learn and understand. It could of easily been a boring class full of lectures, but he makes it fun and makes you want to come to class.
okay.
I believe he is very knowledgable, he thinks out of the box. He makes earth science fun and relates a lot of it to real life situations.
He is a great teacher that makes learning fun, understandable, and enjoyable.
Good! Richard Jones is a great professor and he is very comical.
He is an exceptional professor. He really cares about his students and helping them understand when they have questions.
A. He is an excellent teacher.
Richard Jones was a wonderful teacher. He engaged everyone in learning, and did various activities to enhance our learning on different subjects. It was amazing to see how oreos could relate to the moon, and how candy bars and relate to plate tectonics. His style of teaching is great!
A fun and knowledge instructor. I really enjoy the passion he has for the subject and how he briefly shares his experience. He's very easy to communicate with in person and also responds quickly via email.
He is such an energetic teacher who knows his lectures well.
Great! He is such an effective teacher. I did not miss nor wanted to miss any of his classes. Every class is so interesting. He provides explanations and activities that are both hands-on and minds-on! I will miss this class with Dr. Jones because he is a one of a kind and inspirational teacher.
An awesome instructor because he makes science fun to learn.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 19 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 14 (74%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 19 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (26%) 14 (74%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I chose this class just to fill a requirement. However, it was more interesting than I expected and has made me more aware of my environment and more interested in Geology.
okay.
This course is fun and really informative.
I really enjoyed this class very much. Everything I learned was new to me.
Great! This course is very interesting and I learned a great deal of information.
I enjoyed this course a lot and probably one of the most science classes I ever paid attention in. The hands on learning experience ie. labs helped me learn a lot because I am not so much of a book person.
A. I loved this class and I am so sad that it is ending.
Great. You do various activities to grasp a deeper understanding of all subjects.
Very great course to take.
The course was very informational. I feel like I learned so much, mostly because the way in which it was taught by Dr. Jones.
FUN yet still maintains the college level difficulty.
21. Other comments:
Great class. Great professor. Learned a lot.
I really enjoyed this class.
None
Honestly, my first impression of the teacher was strict and mean but I was wrong. He really is a great teacher and a fun one too. His teachings was so impressive, that I look forward coming to his class.

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 68108 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 15 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%) 1 (7%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I needed a physical science for my general education. At first I didn't want to take geology because I though it was going to by boring but I'm glad I took it. The class end up being lots of fun and learned a lot. It was one classes I looked a forward to and one teachers I will miss.
n/a
This course was taken to fulfill a general education requirement.
It covered material that I can eventually teach my own students.
Its shown me how to look at things in detail.
About the world around us.
This course was more enjoyable than anything else. This course was very interesting.
3. 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  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.27 15 1.33 Freq(%) 5 (33%) 5 (33%) 3 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I like lot of activities we did most of time it did not even feel like school, because it was enjoyable. I liked the hands on activities. Some of the online activities were hard to access and took me several tries.
There should be an opportunity to look at the actual stars in the sky, rather than learn about them at the Museum.
n/a
I think the exercises that were done to teach student's the concepts worked well enough that nothing needs to be added.
The activities in this course were so fun! I think they were spot on and don't need improvement.
It would be nice if science websites could be given so that we can learn more information about what we learn in class. Sites like geology.com to learn about the different igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. I think more video activities should be added because they we're interesting and very helpful.
More powerpoints and note taking.
This class is too relaxing.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 15 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 8 (53%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%) 6 (40%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (53%) 6 (40%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 15 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (47%) 6 (40%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 15 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (40%) 7 (47%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (53%) 7 (47%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (47%) 7 (47%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 15 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 5 (33%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (60%) 6 (40%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Some of the material was hard to understand and first it took awhile. Some of home work sheets really me understand the material. I wish for the rocks we did some take home work to review types of rocks and their names.
n/a
I have no suggestions for improvement.
Dr. Jones's teaching methods are awesome and full of fun. His hands on learning style really keeps you engaged and excited for more. He took a dull subject and turned it into an entertaining learning experience.
N/A
Out of all the assignments in this course I really disliked the virtual earthquake one. It gave me a very hard time, so I think it should be taken out and replaced with something else. However, I really enjoyed the learning objects assignments as well as the Video (VoD) assignments that we had to do, so I think more video assignments should be added.
More powerpoints and notes. It was hard to remember things in this class.
To nice.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Jones is an excellent teacher and really loves teaching. I felt like got lot out of his class, but think we cover large mount of material in the semester which made it bit hard. I like how Professor Jones used objects and activities to explain to hard concepts that broken it down in easy to understand ways like when he used the Milky Way bar to explain plate tectonics.
He was a good teacher and he was so easy to talk to.
My overall evaluation of Richard Jones is that he is an awesome teacher. He teaches you in the more simplest way. Even makes the learning material fun and exciting for class. As long as you do the work, there was no problem in the class
Dr. Jones made class very entertaining. The many activities that were done in class were lots of fun.
he was a great professor. He made concepts easy to understand with visuals and hands on activities. The class was enjoyable and fun, but still kept a learning environment in tact. The lectures were sometimes hard to listen to because other students would chat with one another during the lectures, which made it sometimes difficult to listen and understand. Overall i really liked the class and would recommend my friends to take Professor Jones' courses.
He is a great teacher and willing to help with all your questions
He's awesome! Easy to approach, fun to have as a teacher! Gets down to business but still manages to present the information in a timely and not so boring manner
He is one of my favorite professors because his teaching techniques are entertaining and simple. He does not kill you with long hard to learn terms, instead he turns it into a hands on learning experience so that you can fully grasp the concepts. He is funny and charming, and really turns the classroom into a fun place. His cheesy jokes are truly the best.
a good professor.
Professor Richard Jones is amazing! He is very easy to talk to and gives a lot of information. If you need to meet up with him he answers emails very quickly and meets up with you as soon as possible. A very understanding teacher. I would take the course again because it was very fun. We do activities all the time, so you're never bored. I will be looking for another class taught by Professor Jones to take in the future.
smart
Cool teacher, just class is hard to follow.
He is very knowledgeable in his field.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 6 (40%) 8 (53%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 15 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (40%) 9 (60%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was very interesting because we got to learn a lot of different things.
I really enjoyed this course. The Geology 100 was very fun and exciting for me. I was happy to learn basically the general field of Geology while having fun at the same time.
n/a
This course was really fun and it was made easy to understand. I really enjoyed classifying rocks and learning the basics of a variety of fields like astronomy and geology. I gained knowledge I never had and will come in handy if I ever have to discern a weather map.
Loved it!
This course was absolutely amazing. It is entertaining, fun to learn. Geology isn't just the study of rocks, and this course taught things from atmosphere to space. It was truly a fun course and I highly recommend it to others.
a great class and fun to come to.
We were always doing in class labs and assignments that had to deal with the material we were studying in the textbook. His class is great. You learn a lot of new things!
good
Fun and hands on but needs to discuss material better.
A
Great course. You really get a great understanding of the material. The hands on activities really helped in making the content stick. I have found a new love for geology. It was not the class I was expecting, in a good way. Definitely recommend taking this class with Dr. Jones.
21. Other comments:
n/a
I'd take more of his classes if I could but my major does not require so I need the time for other required classes :(

Richard Jones: EDEE434, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 434 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 66144 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I am majoring in elementary education and this course has definitely provided me with the knowledge and skills that are needed in this career. What I have noticed and experienced is that science is not too much of a focus in schools because of Hawaii State Assessments. This course has showed me the importance of teaching this subject to students. Science is needed for kids to explore their environment. Dr.Jones has taught a variety of lessons that I hope to bring into my own classroom in the future.
It taught me how important teaching science is for elementary students. Also it taught me a lot of hands on activities that I can use in the classroom.
Superior understanding of bureacratic and administrative responsibilities in future profession, wide variety of activities to engage student attention gained.
I feel this class taught me a lot about science and provided me with lots of great science activities and resources.
It gave me more science ideas for elementary students.
3. 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 7 1.0 Freq(%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
n/a
Phlebotinum.
There were lots of great activities and resources provided such as handouts and lessons.
Have all of the assignments up on Laulilma at the beginning of the semester and not add some here and there. It can get a little confusing sometimes when I cannot find an assignment link on Laulima.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 5 (71%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
n/a
none
There really is not anything I would change about the course.
Just having all of the Laulima assignments up way beforehand, not later on in the semester.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr.Jones is a great instructor! He is a fun professor that made class really fun and enjoyable. Dr.Jones always made himself available to his students when help was needed, clarifications needed to be made, and he also responded in a timely manner to his emails. The experiments he had us do in class were fun and enjoyable. I liked that he provided the standards used to teach the lessons too! So he taught me that it is possible to have students meet the science standards in a variety of lessons.
he is an excellent professor and I wish I could take more of his classes. He is the kind of teacher I will strive to be as I enter the teaching field. Also, he knows of a lot of free resources for teachers.
Excellent
he is always available to help and has lots of good ideas and resources.
Wonderful Professor with great knowledge!
He is a fun teacher and really knows his subject. You can tell he really cares about elementary students seeing science in the classroom.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I thought is was a fun and worthwhile course in this major.
Excellent
that I learned a lot and it was also a lot of fun.
I never loved science until taking this class. Thank you Professor Jones.
I had a lot of fun with all of the experiments and I kept everything, so that maybe I can do it in my own classroom someday.
21. Other comments:
n/a
none

Richard Jones: EDEE436, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 436 - Block 2 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 66146 (2)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
We had a lot of interesting and good discussions during practicum that has benefitted me. The blogs also helped me think about what we were going to be talking about and it also gave me the opportunity to read how others felt about the issues.
Superior understanding of the reflection process acquired.
3. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 3 1.73 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Not too many activities, but there was lots of good discussions and resources.
none
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I do not feel there was any improvements needed.
none
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
that he was very helpful.
Excellent
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
that I learned a lot through our discussions.
Excellent
21. Other comments:
This course was also taught by Dr. Myers. There was a strong sense of collaboration and give and take with regard to the focus of the class. Elements that one was responsible for were left to the management of that instructor which gave the students a better understanding of what was required. I still think the attendance policy is too harsh. Make it 2 absences. Particularly now that this is moving to block 3 students should have a much stronger working rapport with classmates and all presentation materials are disseminated via Web. A letter grade reduction for 1 day of missed class really hammers the students that face a crisis mid semester.

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 66158 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.36 11 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course has allowed me to learn different aspects of the earth from the atmosphere all the way to the ocean. This will allow me to think of different ways in order to preserve the Earth, which will help to build skills I need to business.
Class does not fulfill course requirement for my major.
This course has helped me to fulfill my major in education by understand Earth Science. This course has helped me to understand the topics of Earth Science and how I can incorporate the materials in my lesson planning. Personally, I learned a lot of things in Earth Science that I needed to review on.
aided me with getting used to online assignments and exams
This course was simply taken because it appeared interesting and also because it is a requirement for my foundation. This proved to be an excellent course with an excellent professor and I am fortunate to have been apart of the experience.
3. 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  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.1 11 0.99 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The activities and resources for this course were effective and fun. I do not think there could be any more activities to add without it being over the top.
textbooks in class
None, course was pretty good so far
Nothing! This course was great. This instructor did a fantastic job of promoting social interaction between peers as well as providing many in-class assignments for everyone. He is very knowledgeable and he makes it exciting to learn with his energetic teaching style.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 6 (55%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 9 (82%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 11 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 8 (73%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I do not have any suggestions because Professor Jones is already engaging, yet professional. He provides his students with the material for the class and goes over it with us so that we understand what we are doing.
Maybe not so many worksheets, it kinda made me feel like I was in middle school again, but maybe its just me.
N/A
None, methods were effective and fun!
There's is nothing that I can say to improve his teaching style because I appreciate his method of teaching and the methods that he provided me was straight easy to follow where I can do same thing also.
telling people to shut up more often when the class gets loud.
I have no suggestions for Richard Jones. He knows what he is doing because he has been doing it for most of his life. I love his attitude and the only thing that I would suggest is to carry on!
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Professor Jones was a very entertaining, layed back, professional all throughout the course. He made this course very interactive with the different activities he assigned throughout the course.
He is a wonderful professor that students should take. He is engaging and does a lot of activities relatable to the class.
Great guy, great professor. He made science not so scary.
a very good professor that makes learning fun.
Great teacher. His work is fairly easy. He makes learning geology interesting. His worksheets are on point. I learned a lot from them.
Professor Jones was an excellent teacher who made this course enjoyable. i felt like he made an complicated subject easy to understand. I loved his sense of humor which helped make a positive learning environment.
Dr. Jones is a very enthusiastic and also humorous teacher. Being in his course made me feel like I was in middle school again because of the activities, but the activities really helped my learning/understanding of the material.
He is an awesome professor hands down. I will not hesitate to tell other students to take his class becuase they will learn a lot in his class. He has a positive attitude towards the students and his teachings. He has lots of energy and enthusiasm. He is hilarious and knows how to get the class in the mood. The hands on activities were excellent and the materials that he gave us really painted the picture for me about Earth Science.
Great prof!
great teacher! i understood concepts well, very open to questions and understanding. presented material in an interesting way, and activities were fun yet educational.
He is a great professor with a great head on his shoulders. He knows how to get the point across to students and he makes the classroom an exciting place to learn. His class is one of my favorites this semester.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 11 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I anticipated this course to be hard to understand, being that I tend to loose it in science. But Professor Jones made this course very interactive for the students and made things very clear for those who were lost in a topic. The different activities and worksheets he assigned to us made it very helpful in ways, where it was like a testing tool to help see if we understood what had just been taught.
This is a course students should take. It's fun and you learn a lot about the Earth that could really impact our future and the way we live.
good course.
good. Fairly easy, but at times difficult. I enjoyed this class.
The material of Geology was sometimes had to understand but i was able to understand it better because of the activities we did in class. i would recommend this class to others. Overall a great class.
The course was awesome. The assignments were easy to the follow. The Mastering Geology was easy to follow. The hands on activities were fun and awesome. The quiz were straight forward easy to follow.
i would take this course again if there was a Lab added. its a really good course. i recommend
This was a great course and I am glad to have signed up for it!
21. Other comments:
Loved the class. Course was easy to understand, work wasn't piled onto us all at once which i liked.
none
I suggest that he use mastering geology more in the course becasue the book was expensive and we used the online material a couple of times mostly for tests and short chapter review. If he just incorporate more in each of the chapters he is teaching it would make the book and online material more useful and meaning.
Great, great course. Keep up the good work!

Richard Jones: MET209, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MET 209 - Intro to Climate Studies Crn (Section): 66159 (1)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I did not take this course for my major.
I was able to learn from the book or go in for help if I need it.
This course helped me to enhance myself in the personal discipline department. It held me accountable for planning things out, as most online classes you will not be reminded by someone when things are due. However, when I didn need help with anything Dr. Jones was always willing to do so. This course does not really relate to my major but it has helped me become a better student none the less.
3. 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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.5 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I can't really think of anything to add that would make the class better.
Nothing because it was an online class, but I liked it.
none.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 2 (22%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 5 (56%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I don't have a thing to say...now that I think about it this was a pretty great and well-structured course.
nothing I liked how it was structured to teach.
I would reccomend that some of the online material be explained a little more clearly. some things were worded a bit confusing in the curriculum.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
fantastic teacher
that he is very knowledgable about this subject, and tries hard to help his students by making himself available.
He was very friendly and easy to talk to. At the beginning of the semester, I was fully expecting another nightmare like my previous online class (ICS 101), and since I was having a lot of trouble getting up-and-running, Professor Jones met with me and laid it all out in a simple way that eliminated all of my confusion and made the whole structure much easier to understand. Throughout the semester, he responded to my emails promptly with everything I needed to know, and he was able to meet with me if I had questions. He holds optional attendance class sessions on Mondays at 11AM (these are in the same classroom as my Monday 930AM class, so I see him enter as I am leaving), and he is always there early to start setting up while talking to my Geology teacher. Although I never went to these Monday sessions, I can imagine how helpful they were for students who were having trouble because I would have been so happy to be able to meet with my other online class teacher last semester to discuss the many problems I had with the curriculum. This semester, every week when I would submit my assignments, I can't think of a time when they weren't graded the next day. I am also happy that he offered extra credit at the end of the semester, because that really offset my lower grades from January. Overall, he was an excellent teacher!
He's a nice teacher and I liked his teaching style as an online class.
good!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good
that it is a good physical science course to take. It helps with shaping responsibility of the students since it is part hybrid where we have to turn in our own work and choose to go in and see the teacher.
Now that I think about it, this was a really well-structured course. The textbooks really went hand-in-hand with the online websites. Although it was very confusing at first to wrap my head around all of the different websites we had to use, it was really straightforward once I got into the routine. The midterm and final exams were time-consuming but still generally easy to complete (except when the answers were hard to find). I think that this was a really great course, and I hope if I take any more online classes they take advice from Professor Jones haha
I liked it :)
good!
21. Other comments:
This was a really good class!
none

Richard Jones: EDEE434, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 434 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 65118 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
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%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
This course equipped me to plan science activities.
I learned a lot that about teaching science that I will be able to use when I get into the field.
This course taught me how to use science processes in the classroom and ways to implement them. It also taught me some very easy to do experiments.
The science activities in class will enhance my teaching.
This course helped me to see the many different activities that we could use in the classroom.
This course provided a lot of fun and educational hands-on activities that we could use in our future classrooms. This course helped me to explore science activities that could help me teach students complex science concepts.
I learned a lot from this course, both for my own knowledge, and also as a future teacher. There were also a large variety of useful material that I will use in my career.
This course helped me to enhance my professional develoment by offering a variety of ways to implement Science in my future practice. This course helped me to understand the significance of Science and why its so important for teachers to somehow integrate within their lessons.
3. 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%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
1.8 10 0.63 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
This course was appropriately resourced for each lesson plan.
None
None. Dr. Jones provided an abundance of resources for us to use during and after class.
I feel that all of the activities included in this course will benefit me in my science teachings in the future. I feel all of the required assignments made sense and proved to be valuable in the classroom.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
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%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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 amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I have no suggestions for Dr. Jones at this time.
None
Provide a breakdown of all assignments for the class that will be due in the semester with estimate due dates. Students will be able to see what due dates are coming up.
-include methods for teaching science
NA
I have no suggestions for improving this course. Dr. Jone's teaching style and methods is very effective and should be modeled by many of the other teachers I had in the past.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
He did a good job with teaching this course.
He's very knowledgeable about science. He's a great teacher.
Dr. Jones is very easy to talk to and makes the environment comfortable. He's also very understandable to students' personal life and very funny.
Excellent! I liked the hands on activities we did in class. Those activities will help me in my future classroom.
Dr. Jones is very knowledgeable and has many great ideas for teaching science.
Dr. Jones provided us with so many cool science activities that we could use in the future. He was very engaging and taught us through hands-on demonstrations. Dr. Jones was patient and always willing to answer any questions we had. He provided us with science materials and resources if we needed them. Dr. Jones also showed us how we could connect the activities to the state standards and also how to differentiate instruction.
Very helpful and flexible.
Dr. Jones is very approachable which provides a safe learning environment for everyone involved. He provides very positive feedback that focuses on your strong points in your work. He is very energetic which makes his class fun, exciting, and entertaining. He makes Science look very interesting and fun!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great job!
great!!
I really enjoyed this course because I've got a bunch of science experience information and learned a lot of science, in which I had some misconceptions of some science concepts.
I think that it may need to include more information on different techniques to teaching science (i.e. how to use the textbooks, creating your own labs, using science projects, etc.)
I really enjoyed this course because it was engaging. In every class, we had the opportunity to work together on science activities. These activities really opened my eyes to different science concepts and all the possible ways they could be explored in an elementary school classroom. I also thought the Flinn Scientific Safety Course was very informative and convenient. I learned the importance of safety in the classroom, and after completing the course, I felt a lot more prepared.
It was challenging, fun, and interesting. I learned a lot.
This course has provided significant ideas and practices that I will use in the future. I have learned how teachers can make science very fun and interesting.
21. Other comments:
I have no other comments at this time.
THANK YOU DR. JONES!
NA

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 65116 (0)     65377 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.55 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
N/A
This was a requirement for my major. I learned a good deal of information about earth studies, which was an area that I was not well educated prior to the course.
Learned awesome hands on activities to use in the classroom.
I enjoyed having this course taught with teachers in mind. I learned a lot of useful things that can be used later on if I choose to become a teacher.
This class was taken as a science class that I need to fulfill for my education major. This class has helped with my major because I learn about many activities and lessons that I can use in ky future classroom.
This course helped because he taught us some activities we could also do with our students (majoring in Elementary Education).
Yes, the hands on activities always helped to understand concepts in a better way. This helped tremendously when taking a science course.
This course taught me many things about geology that I did not know and expanded my knowledge base in the areas that I had some familiarity.
This course was not taken to fulfill any requirements for my concentration/major.
This course was very helpful because it made me aware of the future like the things that could possibly happen in this world and how to improve the things we do in Earth.
It was a very insightful course. I learned alot about geology.
This class helped me to realize theres more to the earth then what we see everyday.
3. 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  
4.93 15 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 14 (93%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.0 15 0.65 Freq(%) 3 (20%) 9 (60%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The activities done in class were very fun and effective. More activities would be nice.
I think the class is very informative and creative. We did a lot of hands-on learning, which I found to be very effective and interesting.
We did a few assignments on Mastering Geology, but more towards the end of the semester. I wish that we used it more often especially since we paid to have it.
The activities were all useful and more effective than any I could think up.
I enjoyed all the activities that was given to us. None of them need to be improved in my perspective.
None! His class is amazing!
There was an activity for every lecture which made this class fun to go to every week. The activities were effective in helping us learn.
There was a lot of in class activities and hands on assignments which really helped me understand the course material. Weekly reading assignments would also have been more beneficial. So I suggest reading assignments because it can really improve a student's learning.
I think they should have some fieldtrip.
Nothing.
nothing.
We do a lot of engaging activities that taught me many thing about everything around me. The activities helped me understand how everything functioned together. Also, the activities are more grouped based so it really helped me in socializing and communicating with other people.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 13 (87%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 8 (67%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 14 (93%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Keep it up Dr. J!!!
I actually liked the way the course is structured. We did a lot of activities that related the information in non-standard ways.
No real suggestions. I thought the course was fun and interesting.
I enjoyed the course/teacher and in my perspective nothing needs to be improved.
great hands on activities
None! He is an amazing and understanding teacher!
Nothing.
I thought it would be better if we got to cover most of the concepts that was mentioned in the beginning of the semester. For example, instead of spending a lot of time on the atmosphere, we could have only learned the major ideas of that section so we could move on to something different like oceanography.
Nothing needs to be changed.
He was a great professor.
Before taking this course students should be told that they can purchase the online version of the textbook instead of getting the printed version without the online access code.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Fantastic teacher. Always made class fun and made me look forward to class because he always had activities for each assignment making it easy to understand, comprehend, and remember.
Fantastic!!
Dr. Jones was a really fun professor. He is passionate about the material that he teaches and he makes it relate-able. There was a lot of encouragement to get outside and study the world around us. I think many other professors would not have the same approach.
he is a great professor that makes Geology interesting and easy for me to understand.
Dr. Jones is an awesome source of earthly information and a great professor!
He made learning about earth science a lot of fun. I usually have a hard time with science and I get bored but I really enjoy this class. I learned many things and I like that he used activities that I can use when I become a teacher. He was also very helpful.
He's such a great instructor. He's very interesting and makes class fun. I'm honestly not interested in science, but he made me like it a little. He also did a great job at making the work related to my major because he taught us some activities that we could do with our students also (majoring in Elementary Education).
Fun instructor, I really enjoyed his class.
great teacher. very smart. good sense of humor.
Dr. Jones helps you to understand concepts not only by lecture but by hands on methods which help you to gain a better understanding of the course. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help you out even if it means staying late. His efforts are always greatly appreciated!
great teacher who was always willing to help me.
Great teacher who teaches well.
A+
He was a great teacher. I really liked all of the in class activities and hands on assignments because it helps me focus and understand a concept better. There were a lot of homework assignments, but I thought it was a good way to boost my grade and it helped in the end because I remembered the same material for tests and finals.
Jones is a good teacher, he has a great understanding for what he does and is always willing to help.
I am happy how he taught the class.
Dr.Jones geology class was one of my favorite classes. Very easy going, helpful, and funny, he is a professor that anyone can approach. What I really liked is that he taught science in a very different way. Instead of giving us books and paperwork to struggle through and scratch our heads at, Dr. Jones gave us easy, almost child like experiments and examples that completely helped everyone understand earth science. I felt mind blown every time I realized how his simple methods of teaching enabled me to comprehend the complexity of chemical processes, meteorology,etc. If I could take his class again, I would. He is by far the best science teacher I've ever had.
He is a very nice teacher. He is very easy to talk to and is very friendly too! He maintains an engaging, fun filled classroom environment. he gives reasonable amount of work and he's teaching style is very good! He is a very organized teacher too!
He is a good teacher. He makes learning fun and does a lot of activities that helps me to understand more what we are talking about.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 13 (87%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good. The teacher made this subject interesting.
Fantastic!
I wouldn't have normally taken a class like this if it was not one of the requirements for my major. After the semester, I actually learned quite a bit about the earth and the atmosphere.
that it was engaging and I learned a lot.
Fun and educational for those not pursuing a career in the Earth Sciences.
I am not a science major but I throroughly enjoyed this course. Because of what I learned, I better understand the our earthly and atmospheric happenings.
Overall this class has been a lot of fun and useful. I learned many things and it was taught easily to understand.
I would recommend this course/teacher to anyone that ask me about it.
very interesting
It is a great course to take
Interesting course that i learned a lot in.
A+
It was a great course. It was really interesting. The learning environment was very positive, and I had a great time learning about Geology.
The course is fun and great because the Dr. Jones was a great teacher.
Great class, and very interesting.
I really enjoyed this course and I would recommend it to another student.
I enjoyed taking this course. I sure did learned a lot! I am going to miss the class and all the fun activities we did. I just hoped we got to work on telescopes and heavenly bodies and all of those cool stuff!
This course is a good course if you are interested or your major is in earth science.
21. Other comments:
Very fun class and interesting.
Great class!
I am disappointed that I will not be taking any more of Dr. Jones' classes.
really enjoyed class and activities
He is a great professor that is very helpful and always there for the student!

Richard Jones: EDEE434, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 434 - Science Methods Crn (Section): 66172 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
I really benefited from the mini activities that Dr. Jones had us do at the beginning of every class. He really motivated us to think outside the box and encouraged the use of resources in the community for us to use. He kept us budget conscious, while not sacrificing the activities in any way. He taught us tips and tricks on how to be a creative science instructor and gave us insights on the actual field politics. We now have an idea of how to play the game without sacrificing the students time.
This course thought me alot of projects that we could try doing with our class in the future.
This course provided excellent resources in teaching science through many fun and easy practical science experiments that were grade-level appropriate. I feel more confident as a teacher now in teaching this subject.
i learned how to teach elementary science concepts through the ice breaker activities
This class taught me that teaching science is not as difficult as I once thought, and with some creativity, it can be fun for students and instructors. Dr. Jones also taught me that science instruction can be very flexible and does not have to adhere to boring or rigid guidelines. Dr. Jones also taught me how to write the 5e lesson plan, which I really liked.
This class was awesome; I learned so many cool experiments that I can do with my students, and I like that it was hands-on and always based around the standards because that is what we will be doing as teachers. This class inspired me to get creative with my teaching to really get the students engaged.
This course is great. I learn a lot of science in this course, lessons that will help me in my career in the future.
3. 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  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
2.88 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 2 (25%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
More assignments like the Solar Car and the Challenge Center. I really had fun and learned a lot doing those assignments.
Can't think of anything.
Dr. Jones does not need to add anything to this course. It's good how it is.
There were a lot of hands on which I can use for the kids later in the future. He even required us to do a science safety certificate to get us ahead in the competition in our hunt for jobs.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 1.09 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I feel that Dr. Jones was a great instructor and should not change his teaching styles, the only thing I would like to say is that the off focus tangents that a certain student kept going off on were so off subject and irrelevant to the class that the other students (including myself) were so bored that we began talking about other things with our neighbors. So to avoid this in the future, I would suggest not indulging similar students in their off topic tangents. Other than that, Dr. Jones was a very professional and well informed instructor that I wish taught more classes, which I could take.
Leave as is, I thoroughly enjoyed this course!!
the course was a little unorganized, we didn't know when assignments were due. maybe for the future you could come up with a pre-determined list of assignments the students will be doing throughout the semester so that they know exactly what is expected of them and when things are due. i felt like assignments were assigned randomly and because of this, it would've helped to maybe have reminders, i know you did this more towards the end of the course which helped a lot.
Dr. Jones has a great teaching style. He does very well already. I enjoyed being in his class.
I thought Dr. Jones teaching style was really effective and had great methods to get us interested in what we were learning.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
A++++++++
Tells it like it is, realistic, no "office jargon." He tells what we WANT to know, no sugarcoating "procedures."
he is a good professor with a lot of personality. i enjoyed the activities he shared with us and i felt like he did teach us a variety of ways in tackling multiple elementary science standards. the only thing i didn't like was the randomness and organization of the course.
Dr. Jones is my favorite teacher at West Oahu up until this point in the program. He is pleasant to be around and always made time for me if I had something to ask him. He returns e-mails so fast, it's scary. He keeps the class engaged with relevant lessons and assignments, and he uses humor effectively in his class discussions. He also gives more than enough time to complete his assignments.
Super funny! Great teacher and always available to help
A really knowledgeable and experienced teacher that is always willing to help his students! I also really appreciated his quick responses to email!
He did a hell of a great job preparing the future teachers for the future.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
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%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A++++++++++
excellent
In my opinion, this class was great. I would not change a thing about my experience.
Awesome and fun! Learned so many useful things in this course and will actually remember science content because of it!
Informative
21. Other comments:
:)
Thanks for everything, Dr. Jones, and have a nice summer.

Richard Jones: EDEE436, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Elementary Education
Course: EDEE 436 - Block 2 Practicum with Seminar Crn (Section): 66173 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
Dr. Jones was very approachable whenever anyone had any questions concerning our practicum issues. He was very understanding and sympathetic towards any obstacles we came across and he helped come up with possible solutions.
Exercises were given on what is really math and what is really science as opposed to just reading a textbook.
This course taught me that I have to work on my math lesson planning skills. This class also taught me that teaching science is not as difficult as I once thought, and with some creativity, it can be fun for students and instructors. Dr. Jones also taught me that science instruction can be very flexible and does not have to adhere to boring or rigid guidelines. Dr. Jones also taught me how to write the 5e lesson plan, which I really liked.
Experience in the classroom
He always share real life experience which prepares me to think about how to handle similar situation that I may face in the future.
3. 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  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
3.22 9 1.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
n/a
In the future, when placing a student at a school, the person setting it up should make sure that the assigned mentor teaches BOTH math and science. If not, that student could run into problems with their observations.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
14. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
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%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Can't think of anything
remind students of due dates the class meeting prior to when something is due or tell them in the beginning of the semester that they are responsible for checking laulima everyday because not all changes will send out notifications.
In the future, when placing a student at a school, the person setting it up should make sure that the assigned mentor teaches BOTH math and science. If not, that student could run into problems with their observations. Dr. Jones has a great teaching style, so i have no suggestions for him personally.
Give more prompts for the blogs.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent
Dr. Jones is my favorite teacher at West Oahu up until this point in the program. He is pleasant to be around and always made time for me if I had something to ask him. He returns e-mails so fast, it's scary. He keeps the class engaged with relevant lessons and assignments, and he uses humor effectively in his class discussions. He also gives more than enough time to complete his assignments.
Great guy :)
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
19. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent
I learned a lot from this course. Thanks, Dr. Jones.
I've learned a lot from this course. The experience I gain from this course is immeasurable.
21. Other comments:
Thanks for being my coordinator, Dr. Jones, and have a nice summer.

Richard Jones: MET207, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: MET 207 - Intro to Atmospheric Studies Crn (Section): 66198 (0)    
1. The instructor taught me methods of analysis for this field of study.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%) 0 (0%)
2. If this course was taken to fulfill course requirements for your concentration/major, how did this course enhance your personal and/or professional development in your concentration/major?
fulfilled Gen Ed. requirements
Helped me to read a variety of diagrams and answer questions.
I was required to take a science, this was definitely a science class and it renewed my appreciation for the practice.
This course really helped me understand the dynamics of weather and climate. I was somewhat aware of earth science and of this subject matter in general, but Meteorology 207 defined weather for me and illuminated concepts that I didn't even realize how unclear my understandings were of them.
The details of this course were presented in a very informative manner. Professor made content easy to understand. Professor made my interest in meteorology more than it was before taking this course.
I learned a lot about what effects us as we live our daily lives.
3. 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  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
1.88 8 0.83 Freq(%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
A field exercise or something
Hands-on activities to understand the material better.
no comment
It could have been really interesting if we could have gone outside for some sort of weather activity. I think this course provides a great opportunity for hands-on activities and it could have just added to the course.
The activities and assignments required for the course are a very nice amount. There are several assignments, including daily participation and papers due in the course, however the requirements were not overwhelming for me as a full time student.
I feel that Dr. Jones utilizes all the tools at his disposal to teach the class in the best way possible. The capabilities afforded to him at the new campus will only further increase his arsenal of tools.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
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. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)