eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Richard Jones

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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: EDEE434, Fall 2013

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
He is passionate and dedicated to teaching science. He always made us laugh, while teaching us about science.
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...
Enjoyed this class a lot! Many useful activities that we can take into our future classrooms.
Informative, essential, helpful and valuable to us as future teachers
great learning experience and meaningful.
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!
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?
As a further educator this course will help me explain to my students about earth science in a fun way.
Nothing.
Gives fun and understandable activities to teach to children in the future!
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 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
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.
This course helped me apply concepts I learned in hands-on activities.
It made me realize how important the Earth is and how to read the weather map.
I think that his class definitely made me think of the way to help teach children and make it interesting.
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.
FUN FUN FUN FUN
I thought the course was perfect and fun.
None
More hands-on activities, I found those to be a lot of 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. the class was fine how it is.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
none.
I have none. He should keep doing what he's doing because it's effective.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
okay.
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.
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.
A. He is an excellent teacher.
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.
He is a great teacher that makes learning fun, understandable, and enjoyable.
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!
Good! Richard Jones is a great professor and he is very comical.
He is such an energetic teacher who knows his lectures well.
He is an exceptional professor. He really cares about his students and helping them understand when they have questions.
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...
This course is fun and really informative.
okay.
The course was very informational. I feel like I learned so much, mostly because the way in which it was taught by Dr. Jones.
A. I loved this class and I am so sad that it is ending.
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.
I really enjoyed this class very much. Everything I learned was new to me.
Great. You do various activities to grasp a deeper understanding of all subjects.
Great! This course is very interesting and I learned a great deal of information.
Very great course to take.
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.
FUN yet still maintains the college level difficulty.
21. Other comments:
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.
Great class. Great professor. Learned a lot.

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?
n/a
This course was taken to fulfill a general education requirement.
This course was more enjoyable than anything else. This course was very interesting.
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.
Its shown me how to look at things in detail.
It covered material that I can eventually teach my own students.
About the world 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  
4.67 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.
n/a
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.
I think the exercises that were done to teach student's the concepts worked well enough that nothing needs to be added.
There should be an opportunity to look at the actual stars in the sky, rather than learn about them at the Museum.
This class is too relaxing.
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.
The activities in this course were so fun! I think they were spot on and don't need improvement.
More powerpoints and note taking.
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.
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.
I have no suggestions for improvement.
To nice.
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
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.
More powerpoints and notes. It was hard to remember things in this class.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones made class very entertaining. The many activities that were done in class were lots of fun.
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
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.
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 was a good teacher and he was so easy to talk to.
He is very knowledgeable in his field.
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
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.
a good professor.
smart
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.
Cool teacher, just class is hard to follow.
He is a great teacher and willing to help with all your questions
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...
n/a
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.
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!
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.
This course was very interesting because we got to learn a lot of different things.
A
Loved it!
a great class and fun to come to.
good
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.
Fun and hands on but needs to discuss material better.
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?
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
Excellent
Wonderful Professor with great knowledge!
he is always available to help and has lots of good ideas and resources.
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
I never loved science until taking this class. Thank you Professor Jones.
that I learned a lot and it was also a lot of fun.
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?
Superior understanding of the reflection process acquired.
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.
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.
none
Not too many activities, but there was lots of good discussions and resources.
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.
none
I do not feel there was any improvements needed.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent
that he was very helpful.
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...
Excellent
that I learned a lot through our discussions.
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.
aided me with getting used to online assignments and exams
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.
Class does not fulfill course requirement for my major.
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.
None, course was pretty good so far
textbooks in class
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.
Maybe not so many worksheets, it kinda made me feel like I was in middle school again, but maybe its just me.
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.
telling people to shut up more often when the class gets loud.
N/A
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.
None, methods were effective and fun!
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....
Great guy, great professor. He made science not so scary.
He is a wonderful professor that students should take. He is engaging and does a lot of activities relatable to the class.
a very good professor that makes learning fun.
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.
great teacher! i understood concepts well, very open to questions and understanding. presented material in an interesting way, and activities were fun yet educational.
Great teacher. His work is fairly easy. He makes learning geology interesting. His worksheets are on point. I learned a lot from them.
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.
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.
Great prof!
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...
good course.
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.
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.
i would take this course again if there was a Lab added. its a really good course. i recommend
good. Fairly easy, but at times difficult. I enjoyed this 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.
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.
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.
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.
none
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....
that he is very knowledgable about this subject, and tries hard to help his students by making himself available.
fantastic teacher
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...
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.
good
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 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.
I learned a lot that about teaching science that I will be able to use when I get into the field.
This course equipped me to plan science activities.
The science activities in class will enhance my teaching.
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.
This course helped me to see the many different activities that we could use in the classroom.
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.
None
This course was appropriately resourced for each lesson plan.
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.
None
I have no suggestions for Dr. Jones at this time.
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.
NA
-include methods for teaching science
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....
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.
He's very knowledgeable about science. He's a great teacher.
He did a good job with teaching this course.
Excellent! I liked the hands on activities we did in class. Those activities will help me in my future classroom.
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.
Dr. Jones is very knowledgeable and has many great ideas for teaching science.
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...
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.
great!!
Great job!
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.
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.)
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:
THANK YOU DR. JONES!
I have no other comments at this time.
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  
4.93 15 0.26 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?
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.
N/A
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.
Learned awesome hands on activities to use in the classroom.
This course helped because he taught us some activities we could also do with our students (majoring in Elementary Education).
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 helped me to realize theres more to the earth then what we see everyday.
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 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.
This course was not taken to fulfill any requirements for my concentration/major.
It was a very insightful course. I learned alot about geology.
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  
1.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 4 (33%) 9 (60%) 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.
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.
The activities done in class were very fun and effective. More activities would be nice.
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.
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.
None! His class is amazing!
Nothing.
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.
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.
I think they should have some fieldtrip.
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.
nothing.
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  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 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  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 13 (87%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
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%) 15 (100%)
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%) 9 (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  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 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  
4.93 15 0.26 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.
I actually liked the way the course is structured. We did a lot of activities that related the information in non-standard ways.
Keep it up Dr. J!!!
great hands on activities
I enjoyed the course/teacher and in my perspective nothing needs to be improved.
No real suggestions. I thought the course was fun and interesting.
None! He is an amazing and understanding teacher!
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.
Nothing needs to be changed.
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.
He was a great professor.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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.
Fantastic!!
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.
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.
great teacher. very smart. good sense of humor.
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).
Dr. Jones is an awesome source of earthly information and a great professor!
Fun instructor, I really enjoyed his class.
he is a great professor that makes Geology interesting and easy for me to understand.
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!
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.
great teacher who was always willing to help me.
Jones is a good teacher, he has a great understanding for what he does and is always willing to help.
Great teacher who teaches well.
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!
A+
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 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.
I am happy how he taught the class.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 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  
5.0 15 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 15 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
Fantastic!
Overall this class has been a lot of fun and useful. I learned many things and it was taught easily to understand.
good. The teacher made this subject interesting.
very interesting
Fun and educational for those not pursuing a career in the Earth Sciences.
I would recommend this course/teacher to anyone that ask me about it.
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.
that it was engaging and I learned a lot.
It is a great course to take
This course is a good course if you are interested or your major is in earth science.
Great class, and very interesting.
Interesting course that i learned a lot in.
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!
A+
The course is fun and great because the Dr. Jones was a great teacher.
It was a great course. It was really interesting. The learning environment was very positive, and I had a great time learning about Geology.
I really enjoyed this course and I would recommend it to another student.
21. Other comments:
Very fun class and interesting.
really enjoyed class and activities
I am disappointed that I will not be taking any more of Dr. Jones' classes.
Great class!
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?
This course thought me alot of projects that we could try doing with our class in the future.
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 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 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 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 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.
I thought Dr. Jones teaching style was really effective and had great methods to get us interested in what we were learning.
Dr. Jones has a great teaching style. He does very well already. I enjoyed being in his class.
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.
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!
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.
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
Awesome and fun! Learned so many useful things in this course and will actually remember science content because of it!
In my opinion, this class was great. I would not change a thing about my experience.
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.
Experience in the classroom
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.
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
Great guy :)
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.
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?
I was required to take a science, this was definitely a science class and it renewed my appreciation for the practice.
Helped me to read a variety of diagrams and answer questions.
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.
fulfilled Gen Ed. requirements
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.
no comment
Hands-on activities to understand the material better.
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.
A field exercise or something
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%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%)
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  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
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  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
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  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
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 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no comments. What he does worked for me as a student.
More hands-on activities/games.
I might encourage students to read the chapters sooner by having the chapter progress questions due before starting the investigations and current weather studies. Might make the sections easier to talk about in class.
More projects and outdoor activities. We live in a beautiful place and we are learning about weather in a book when its right outside.
None
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent.
Good! He explains the material very well and he has a good sense of humor.
He is an effective instructor who is knowledgable, amiable, and always ready to help. A+
A good teacher, very easy to talk to, good grading scale and acceptance of late work.
This professor is very easy to approach with questions or concerns in the class. He provided a welcoming environment.
A wonderful teacher who genuinely cares if his students learn. He is attentive to student questions and willing to take time to help make sure that students have adequately mastered the material. His use of hands on projects and internet resources only enhances the students' comprehension of subject matter.
Good teacher, makes the material 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  
4.38 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 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  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 5 (63%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Excellent.
Good! It's a very interesting course. It can be applied to real life, which is good.
I really enjoyed it. It was especially helpful with how flexible it was. So long as I got the work done on time and kept up with the current weather I felt I was doing well and the class was smooth.
A fun basic course on introduction to meteorology.
The information covered in this course was very interesting to me. The professor provided examples that were related to our daily lives, which made it easy to understand.
A great class that taught me a lot about meteorology and how weather and climate works.
21. Other comments:
none.
Excellent job presenting information to class in a way that was easy to understand.

Richard Jones: EDEE400D, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 400D - Block D Practicum Crn (Section): 65243 (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  
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?
I took this course as part of my elementary education major requirements. I definitely feel that I've gained a better understanding of science and how to teach it in my future elementary classroom. Dr. Jones was always willing to talk about our experiences and my practicum mentor teacher was great! I love how she always taught science and I definitely strive to be like her in the future!
This practicum is 35 hours in a classroom observing and teaching a lesson. It is like on the job training which is really good to have.
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  
2.0 5 1.41 Freq(%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I feel that nothing could be added to make this course better. The main assignment was to visit our practicum settings and blog about it. We also had to respond to our peers. I definitely feel that the assignment amount was just perfect.
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 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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (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  
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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (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 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  
5.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (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 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.
Like I said earlier, I don't think that anything could be done to make this course better. Dr. Jones and the whole course 400D is wonderful the way it is!
none
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones is always willing to help his students. When I needed any type of material, Dr. Jones was more than happy to lend me his materials! I definitely appreciate professors like Dr. Jones and we are very lucky to have him teaching our program!
Very good..superior!
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...
Overall, this course was wonderful! I really enjoy working in the practicum setting and blogging about my experiences. I also like to read what my other classmates experience because it gives me a better overall view. Overall, it's a great class that gives you lots of experience in the actual classroom setting!
Very good
21. Other comments:
This practicum, along with all my other practicum courses, is wonderful! I definitely hope that UHWO keeps the high hour practicum requirements in place. Actual experience in the real world classroom helps a lot because it shows you what you are getting into!

Richard Jones: EDEE455, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 455 - Science Methods II Crn (Section): 65106 (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  
4.92 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?
This class helps show how science can be taught in a classroom.
In my personal development I have learned from this course what I need to do to become better organized and how developing my personal interests positively impact my professional development. I have also learned that when wanting to learn and being open to opportunity, becoming the effective teacher I want to become will only come with hard work and experience.
Dr. J, was a refreshing in his approach to science and in giving us examples - the beginning of each class on how we can easily bring science into the classroom. And honestly - it was not boring. It is something that i look forward to every Tuesday - because it is fun and i find that i learn a lot when things are fun. the activities are very engaging and totally AWESOME.
This coarse was awesome. Dr. Jones did a great job conducting this class and made us prepared and ready for our own classrooms. This course offered many activities and approaches that can definitely be used in my future teachings.
I took this course as part of my requirements for my elementary education major. I feel that I learned a whole lot about teaching science in the short time that I had this course. I actually got to experience various science activities from the perspective of a student. That helped me realize that I always need to try out my lessons before I teach them! After all, I never want to make a frustrating lesson for my future students! Overall, I definitely learned a lot and will apply what I learned to my future 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  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
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  
1.67 12 0.78 Freq(%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
I was content with the amount of resources and activities provided to me in this course.
Nothing. Dr. Jones always surprised me with how many of his own personal resources he was willing to let us use. IF anything, he should be granted more funding since most activities we did required him to use his own personal money. He did that just so we were able to have the best possible education he could administer.
I don't think anything could be added to this course to help it improve. It's just great the way it is!
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.83 12 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 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  
4.67 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 9 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 12 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.5 12 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
no suggestions
The only change I would make is to have the electric car challenge due at an earlier time in the semester. It was very hard to concentrate on the final signature assignment and the electric car challenge at the end of the semester together because they were both due on the same day.
Dr. Jones' teaching methods are awesome. He's fun, lively, and always in a great mood...which makes a welcoming and fun class environment. The only thing I would change is the fact that the list of assignments should be posted ahead of time. Also, sometimes he would give assignments we were unaware of because he would assign them out of class. It seemed as if we were playing hide and seek online just to make sure there wasn't any assignments that we missed and sometimes we did. There should be a consistent system to where all assignments and requirements are posted instead of having to search.
The only suggestion that I have is Dr. Jones should announce when we have discussions to complete and send out an e-mail notification. There were a few times this semester where I had no idea that a discussion was due because I don't constantly check the forums. However, I constantly check my e-mail so some kind of notification would definitely help improve this course.
Grading criteria would help me know what areas i need to improve in.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
One of my favorite professors by far. He presents the class to be a very "easy" class and his everyday class is all fun because of the various science activities that are presented every class. However I find this class very meaningful and the resources that are being provided are priceless. I recommend this professor to any student any day. The effort he makes to keep the importance of science intact in the curriculum is genuine and I enjoy all the resources he gives us (future teachers) and I don't think I've ever met another professor that was helpful as much as he.
very good
Dr. Jones is an awesome instructor. I always learn from him and his courses. I think he is an amazing asset to UHWO and wish I could take more courses with him!
Dr. Jones is an awesome teacher! His love of science truly shows in how he teaches his classes. I have enjoyed learning how to teach science to children from him!
Dr. J, is very easy to talk to and always takes the time to talk with his students.
He is one of the best professors west oahu has.
Overall, Dr. Jones is very knowledgeable about science! He definitely has a lot of experiences and knowledge that he shares with us. I find that kind of information very valuable because you don't get that kind of information from most textbooks. I'd much rather learn about the real life classroom and activities that I can use than read a boring theoretical textbook! Dr. Jones teaches science in a fun, hands-on way. He has inspired me to teach science in the same way in my future 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  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
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  
4.75 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Not too much homework so it's good for those who don't like homework but each class is full of activities and can get very busy. The amount of information that is dished out can be overwhelming but all of the material that is given out in class is for the students and they can read them later at their leisure. A few big assignments but more than enough time is given to complete them and the teacher is always readily available if help is needed
very good
Dr. J thanks for a wonderful semester. I had a fun time and you most definitely made science fun and interesting for me. Thank you for a great semester, i had lots of fun - fae
It was reasonable, fun, and, insightful.
Overall, this course is just wonderful! I gained a lot of resources from my peers and Dr. Jones himself. He truly has taught me that science can be fun and also taught in the classroom. Even if my future school does not stress science, I will do my best to teach it anyway! There are many different ways to teach science and if I have to, I'll integrate it with math and language arts! Dr. Jones taught me that it's okay to do that and I definitely am inspired to teach science, no matter what, in my future classroom.
21. Other comments:
*Clearly shows favoritism.
Sometimes Dr. Jones does not exclusively tell us how his methods are a model for effective teaching. While this is fine, I do not think that all students see this. I know it has taken me some deep reflection and the end of the semester to recognize some of them myself. However, when I did catch on it impacted me that much more.
Overall, Dr. Jones is an amazing professor and his courses are always a lot of fun! UHWO is very lucky to have an awesome professor like him!

Richard Jones: GEOL122, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: GEOL 122 - Intro to Earth Science Crn (Section): 65244 (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  
4.36 14 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 8 (57%) 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'm an English major so this course isn't a requirement for me, I took if because I'm just interested in Earth science.
It helped me learn about the environment and the nature wonders that are always around me.
I thought this course fulfilled my requirements for my Elementary Education field. With the knowledge I learned about Geology and the all topics we covered I'm able to teach my future students about the Earth that surrounds us and how it functions and it's purpose.
I am majoring in elementary education. Dr Jones taught me how to make subject matters interesting and how to make students retain the information learnt.
I was required to take this course as part of my general education requirements, specifically physical science. Before taking this course, I only had a very basic understanding of earth science and did not have in-depth knowledge of the different earth science areas. But now that the course is over, I feel that I've gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for earth science. I have gained insight into astronomy, meteorology, geology, and oceanography. This new knowledge will definitely help me when I become an elementary teacher!
This class has taught and enhance my awareness of the earth and how it affects our human lives and environment in the world we live in!
This course enhanced my personal and professional development in my major because when I will decide to use the materials I have learned in class towards the students I will be teaching.
n/a
This course was very interesting for me. Mr. Jones taught Geology very open and explained it well. He was very helpful and I appreciated it very much. I have a hard time understanding situations like rocks, oceans, waves etc... he was patient in explaining the problem.
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  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
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 14 1.11 Freq(%) 5 (36%) 6 (43%) 2 (14%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
This course is very hands-on and activity-based, with very little lecturing. Because of this I find it very easy to learn.
We had a lot of videos and hands on activites but we did not have lectures.
I think Professor Jones did an amazing job with his teaching method and style to teach this course. His activities for hands on learning and cognitive thinking and not teaching straight directly from the text book made me better understand and able to learn the material that was being covered in the course much easier and simpler to comprehend.
None
There should be a greater emphasis placed on power points and lectures of the information we are studying. This would help to make group activities more comprehendable.
I don't think that anything about this course could be improved. Everything we did had a purpose and I gained a lot of new knowledge. Perhaps the only thing I might comment on is that it seemed like oceanography was skipped over. Luckily, I took a whole course on oceanography before so it was no big deal to miss a lot of that section for me. However, I definitely feel that others might have missed out and we should have spent a little more time on oceanography.
New lab materials!
Access to Learner org would've been great.
I loved every activity we did this semester. But some were very challenging.
Class schedule. Creating a class schedule would have been a great tool for preparing for next class meetings.
Nothing Mr. Jones I feel covered about everything I can think of....
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (57%) 6 (43%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (36%) 9 (64%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 14 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 7 (50%)
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  
4.36 14 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
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  
4.36 14 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
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 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Great work! I have no suggestions.
We had a lot of videos and hands on activites but we did not have lectures.
This course needs no improvment it's perfect just the way it's set up.
None
Many times I felt like Professor Jones was teaching to the four students in his class which he felt understood the information he was conveying. Otherwise, the rest of us were constantly reminded as a class that we were ignorant and that 3rd & 4th graders could do group activities faster than we can. While I enjoyed the group activities, I always felt that we were rushed in class to do them. Some students need more time to comprehend what they are learning than others. I did not appreciate the comments he would make about how some students could do activites in 10 mins. and others would take longer. Good teachers, teach to the many and not just the few. My suggetion would be to encourage those who need extra help, and understand that just because students learn at different rates does not mean they are ignorant. Be-littling the class because they are not proficent in math or comprehending the assignment does not help students strive to do better.
In the beginning of some assignments I was unclear what was expected and what we were learning. It did come all together at the end of the assignment.
Like I said earlier, I feel the overall pacing of the course was a bit off. We spent a lot of time on astronomy, meteorology, and geology. However, oceanography seemed to have been skipped over and just thrown in for a few classes at the end. I feel that we should have covered all the different areas equally.
I enjoyed the environment created by Dr. Jones througout the course. He is approachable and gives individual help for students when need. Overall he is helpful during class activities and even outside of class.
I really enjoyed his non-traditional method of teaching. He didn't just lecture out of the book, which was great for me. I believe he gave us a "real life" understanding of how things affect our everyday lives; which in turn made it much more interesting to learn. He got us involved and I believe that was the key! Great job!
I do not think you any improvments should be made. I liked Professor Jones teaching style and methods.
Can't really think of any
n/a
Nothing..... Mr. Jones is a respectable and knowledgeable teacher.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
very enthusiastic about teaching! Keeps things fun and interesting, unlike many professors.
that he is a good teacher who knows what he is doing and talking about.
I absolutely loved this class because of Professor Jones's fun and enthusiastic personality and his fun activities. I don't think without his daily activities with every assignment I would've been able to grasp the material fully that was being covered it's like you didn't even need the text book and when you referred back to the text book you already knew exactly what they were talking about and how each topic we covered functioned and what it was. Great Professor and awesome class especially the yummy snacks we could eat with each activity we did.
Great teacher who makes learning fun and accessible
He has well thought out lesson plans and group activites that encourage collective thinking and learning.
Before I took Dr Jones class I had no interest in Geology. After taking his class I have a better appreciation for the planets, stars, weather, and how rocks affect everything we do. I hope to pass on this excitement about Geology to my future students. Geology is not a boring subject!
Dr. Jones is a really fantastic professor! He doesn't expect his students to memorize boring information like many professors. Instead, he gives practical labs that make a lot of sense and help us gain a deeper understanding of the science concepts. I know that I'm definitely walking out with a deeper understanding and appreciation of earth science! I feel that I remember more about what I learned in this class than any other general education science I've taken so far.
Dr. Jones is very personable, helpful and overall excellent in both his methods of teaching and individual attention to students.
Very animated individual who was able to interest us in the most uninteresting things (well, we may have thought they were uninteresting until he taught it). He's great, especially because he also discusses his personal experience with teaching science at different levels as well as learning from all different cultural backgrounds.
Richard Jones is a good teacher. I liked how he taught the class and the activites he gave.
Good teacher. I would go so far as to call him a great teacher
n/a
I would take several classes of his and recommend him to future classmates. He is why I enjoy college. Teachers like him.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 7 (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  
4.57 14 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (43%) 8 (57%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Good! I would reccomend it to others! As long as you're willing to do the work it is an understandable course with a reasonable workload.
It was a good course and I learned a lot.
I'm a visual learner so this class was able to help me learn and comprehend better. I also love nice professors who are willing to go out of their way to make their students understand and become interested in the topic they are trying to teach.
Great class for the introduction to geology
I would strongly recommend this class to prospective teachers. If we can all teach the way Dr Jones does, we can pass on the importance of the environment around us. I enjoyed the class assignments. They were hands on, which helped me to remember the concepts that were taught.
Overall, this is a fantastic course! I don't recommend it to people who want a super deep understanding of one science area because we cover many different science areas in "earth science". However, if you want to get an idea of what each science is like, this is a truly fantastic course! I feel like I'm walking away with a wealth of knowledge and I am now prepared to teach these concepts to my future students!
I would recommend it to other student...it's very informative and helpful to learn about the earth above, aroud and below us!! Great Class!
Excellent course that gives one a good understanding for the things that surround us as well as make us.
My overall evaluation of this course is that it was a good and fun course to take. I enjoyed every activity given and I learned a handful of material.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course
n/a
GREAT!!!!!
21. Other comments:
This is a great course that I would recommend all my friends to take. Dr. Jones is truly wonderful and I hope that he gets to teach more science courses in the future!
I enjoyed my insturctor and especially the class environment among the students. I will miss it! help keeps me on my toes, so to speak1
n/a
I really enjoy coming to West Oahu Community College. My experience here have been outstanding with the teachers. Mr. Jones has been very helpful, respectful and willing to support you at anytime. He made the class environment very entertaining and interesting. I really enjoyed his class:)

Richard Jones: EDEE400C, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 400C - Block C Practicum Crn (Section): 68119 (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  
4.89 10 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%) 1 (10%)
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?
Helped me to do research on math and science curriculum that is available and how I would apply it when I become a teacher. It required us to investigate, research, and apply.
This was the field experience component of block C. Students were placed into a K-3 classroom with a mentor teacher. The time spent in the classroom and the time spent interacting with peers and professors discussing what we experience in the classroom was very helpful for my professional development as an elementary ed. major.
The practicum let me see how math and science is being taught in a real classroom.
I enjoyed the time I spent in Uka Elementary school with the kindergarten class
Practicum is an amazing learning experience. Being in the field and actually around the students and mentor teachers helps me tremendously. I also learned much from the reflections of my experiences in the course work.
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 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (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 10 0.82 Freq(%) 3 (30%) 4 (40%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Students should be expected to keep a journal of what they do in the classroom each day. This was a suggestion from my mentor teacher. She said that it would validate that we are observing and learning. It would also help the student when it comes time to write papers. There has to ba a balance there though because you don't want the student writing in their journals more than they are observing.
I would recommend to the students who take this course to keep a journal with them in practicum, this always helped me remember what happened. This was especially true during a hectic day. Not to mention that I could easily write down my fleeting thoughts and use them for reflection later.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
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%)
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 1.01 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 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  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I wish one of the professors would've reminded us about the due dates for assignments. One of the students sent emails about the last two assignments and it was very helpful. It was hard to remember the assignments because they were never mentioned.
I would have liked more discussion of our experiences in practicum.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Dr. Jones is an excellent teacher that is interested in the well being of students. He is fair and has a lot of knowledge to share.
I thought Dr. Myers controlled everything in this course.
Outstanding
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
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  
4.4 10 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This course was interesting because I got to know a lot more about what to expect in my future classroom. I was able to work with students in an actual elementary classroom environment and I appreciate that experience.
The assignments were BORING!!!!!!!!!!!! The four assignments were focused only on one topic and many of it was repeating information.
Outstanding
21. Other comments:
I know this course is supposed to be about math and science but I would rather have a course on things like classroom management.
Some students had conflicts with their mentor teacher. It is good that the mentor teacher does not determine wheather the student passes this class or not.

Richard Jones: EDEE400D, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 400D - Block D Practicum Crn (Section): 68217 (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  
4.33 4 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
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?
in the school experience.
I liked that we were able to keep blogs about our experiences on the field, and at the same time read about how our other classmates are doing. This reminds us that we are not alone when we feel we are feeling lost. And it also helps to keep in touch with one another.
I've gained great resources and insights of looking at things in different perspectives in order to teach students from grades 4-6.
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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
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  
2.8 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
none
I like the blogs
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (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 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
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 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
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 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (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  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 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  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
none
excellent teaching style and methods
Please have one instructor having access to this course because I would have like to have seen the rest of my other classmates' blogs that are also in Block D instead of only 7 students. There is a lot of information lost and not shared with each other because of this class separation of blogs and course numbers. I really would have liked to hear what is happening in some of my classmates' practicum setting and how I would have dealt with it. I would also like to have a resource center where we could all upload our lesson plans to one another and collect resources that we could use in our future classrooms.
Have guiding questions or format for lesson reflection to help students complete it. Provide a copy or e-mail of comments and suggestions (feedback) from lessons which were observed.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
hes great
excellent teaching style and methods
He's so full of knowledge that he is a walking resource.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
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  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
fun experiencce
Excellent
21. Other comments:
none
Maybe better communication between the professors, so that there is no mix up or uncertainty when it comes to signature assignments

Richard Jones: EDEE445, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 445 - Science Methods I Crn (Section): 68112 (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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 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 learned a lot about teaching science to elementary school students.
Dr. Jones gave us a lot of useful resources and advice that we could use as a teacher. I really liked the list of web resources for experiments and the science objects resource.
Covered a wide range of science topics and learned countless engagement activities that we can take into the classroom.
I enjoyed the hands on experiments that Dr Jones had us do...esxpecially the ones we could eat!
This course helped me prepared myself to understand how to engage my students as a future educator in the field of science. Lessons were very helpful and engaging for the whole class.
This course helped me understand how the curriculum is not meant to be only focused on reading, writing, and math. That the subjects like Science are meant to, support, encourage, and foster academic achievement in all areas.
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  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
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  
1.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Having a timeline of the major assignments would be a great help especially because I like to adjust my schedule according to my homework.
I was more than content with the resources and activities in this course.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
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 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (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  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
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 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
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 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 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 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
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 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Dr. Jones seems organized in his own way because he's always prepared, but from a student's perspective it seems unorganized. Having a schedule would be helpful so I know what to expect. And sometimes I had points marked off my assignment for criteria that were not listed. I would like criteria to be clearly stated so I know exactly how to do it.
Dr. Jones' class is never boring. He always made class fun and engaging.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I enjoyed Dr. Jones' teaching methods, he makes class fun and enjoyable to attend while also teaching valuable lessons for the students to carry on into their own teaching.
Dr. Jones is funny and intelligent. Most of our assignments are enjoyable especially because I can have my family involved in it. I don't like how the weekly summary and weekly documents are in two separate folders. Can you combine them into one folder (ex: week 1, week 2,...) and have summary and documents in the corresponding folder?
Dr. Jones is an excellent teacher. He keeps his classroom entertained and he has a lot of knowledge to share.
very good professor, very fair, and easy to talk to. responds very quickly and gets back to you really quick even with e-mails. I like this professor a lot.
Really good professor who absolutely knows his stuff. He made class fun to attend.
Outstanding
Dr. Jones is a great teacher. He knows how to get students to become engaged. I enjoyed the labs that we did in class. They were very helpful and fun at the same time.
Wonderful, I only have good things to say. He understand that at the heart of teaching we do not only want our students to meet standards and pass tests, but that we want them to become life- long learners. That we want them to fuel their own fire to learn and grow as people, not just as students.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
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 10 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I enjoyed taking this course.
Fun & informational
The course was great because I learned a lot of interesting facts. There was a lot of hands on activities that kept students engaged in learning about Science. I have grown to love science!
very fun class, reminded me of how fun science was again. there isn't enough of this stuff in classrooms nowadays and i really miss fun and creative classes like these.
Outstanding. I would recommend it to another student that had to take this class. I like the opening engaging activities that really WOW'd us.
I think this is a great course for the future educator. I learned a lot.
Fantastic, and I would highly recommend this course.
21. Other comments:
I like that there is no text and the handouts are relative to the topic being discussed that day.

Richard Jones: EDEE455, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 455 - Science Methods II Crn (Section): 68114 (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  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (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 course provided me with not only practical lesson ideas, but more importantly with content knowledge that will make me a more competent teacher of science concepts.
This course really helped me to become comfortable with teaching science. I learned innovative and easy ways to teach science. I also grasped a better understanding of science content.
Every class, we opened with an ice breaker and went on with a science experiment. It reminded me that science does not need to be all boring textbook. With the right resources and connections, science can be enjoyable for everyone in the classroom!
All of the assignments and activities (science car challenge,challenge centers, science objects, children's lit, misconceptions, etc) were relevant to helping us learn how to teach Science concepts to 3-6 grade students. I've learned many approaches to teaching science concepts while integrating other subject areas.
The material that i learned in this course will greatly help me in my future career as a teacher because i learned many "cool" experiments/activities to do with kids that will teach them about various concepts in science.
the activities helped me build a better understanding of science.
From this course, I have learned about great activities that are appropriate for fourth, fifth and sixth graders.
Dr. Jones made this course educational yet fun. He had many hands-on activities which made it easier for me to learn the concepts taught.This course has enhanced my professional development in this content.
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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 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (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  
2.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%) 6 (43%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Dr. Jones' class would benefit from a better setting for science learning. I hope that the science classrooms at the future campus will be fully supportive of laboratory and science instruction.
Maybe cover more of the 5 E's and how to use it in lessons
None.
none.
The activities were fun since there was a lot of group work and we learned from one another. We got so many resources in this class.
None
Very different and diverse activities. Pretty cool
books that teachers use in the classroom with science activities for specific concepts and grade levels
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
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 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (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 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (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  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
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  
4.57 14 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 9 (64%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 8 (62%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None. I thought it was great.
None
None to note.
none
The style was hands-on and student-centered. There wasn't much lecture, but there were discussions.
None
He gets a little off subject, but is very informative, knowledgable and fun.
Offer to take the science safety course from the beginning of the semester and allow students more time to complete the safety course as 40 videos is a handful to take within 2 weeks.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
An excellent teacher with amazing content knowledge.
He's a wonderful professor and so helpful!
Great Science methods professor! You could tell he is very knowledgeable and expereinced in this area.
I am glad and thankful to have had him as my Science Methods professor twice.
hes a great teacher...very knowledgeable
Dr. Jones is a great educator since he taught students that science doesn't have to follow the book. He engages students to think creatively and critically when talking about science concepts.
Dr. Jones is a very experienced and knowledgeable instructor. He taught me many valuable science methods and activities for working with students.
He's great. Good addition and much better than the previous science methods professors
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A great course.
Great course and I'm so glad to have had the experience.
Class was enjoyable and informative.
Excellent!
fun! loved it!
The course was fun and formative.
This course was very enlightening. I learned a variety of activities that will be valuable for me in the future. I would recommend this course to others because it was fun and exciting on top of being educational. The hands-on activities and experiments really helped me to understand key concepts.
Fun!
21. Other comments:
Thank you for all that you've taught me and done for me. You have really helped me to grow as a future teacher!
None
none
Thanks for providing us with the materials and supplies for our lessons.

Richard Jones: EDEE490, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 490 - Student Teaching Crn (Section): 68115 (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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (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?
I was able to practice being a teacher addressing common activities and concerns within the classroom. I was able to see what it was really like to be a teacher in an elementary school class and perform the everyday duties that go along with being a teacher.
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  
3.0 3 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
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 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  
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  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (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 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....
Dr. Jones is a fun guy. He is a good understanding professor. I have fun talking with Dr. Jones and I feel very comfortable with him. Dr. Jones is very helpful with his knowledge and passion for science. I have learned so much about this subject because of him. I really enjoyed having Dr. Jones as a mentor this past semester.
Dr Jones is a wonderful teacher that approaches teaching in his own unique way. He always praises the positives and can discuss improvements without making the student feel bad. He has had experience with many levels of education and that helps him to advise any student teacher on ways to address difficulties 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  
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...
Course was very helpful. It is very important to the completion of course work for the Teachers Education Program.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Jones: EDEE400C, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 400C - Block C Practicum Crn (Section): 67189 (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  
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?
allowed me to teach science better for the younger grades
I like the course in order to prepare me to teach math and science.
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  
1.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Laulima assignments posted to submit
I really enjoyed the hook activities because they were simple to use and every child would be able to complete the activities.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (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  
4.75 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
10. The instructor 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
13. The instructor was 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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (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 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
I would like to see videos on some science materials and more resources to utilize in the future classrooms.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Awesome
Dr. Jones was fun because he showed hooks to engage the students. I liked how he gave opportunities to the students to show what they learned.
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
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  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Had fun
I liked how the assignments were clear and easy to complete.
21. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Richard Jones: EDEE400D, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 400D - Block D Practicum Crn (Section): 67190 (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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%) 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 way better than last semesters instructor. He is a smart man and has many tools up his sleeves about science. It was very impressive and informative.
I LEARNED SCIENCE! SOMETHING I HAVNT LEARNED IN A VERY LONG TIME. WE DID GREAT ACTIVITIES TO USE IN OUR FUTURE CLASSROOM AND IT WAS ACTUALLY FUN.
I gained a lot of classroom experience which would help me become a better teacher.
required me to spend hours in a real classroom setting to gain experience, and I was able to write reflections and analyze my experiences.
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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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  
2.83 6 1.47 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
-sample science LPs -rubrics -videos on science -good science websites
Nothing
NOTHING. THOUGHT HE WAS FANTASTIC
n/a
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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
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  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (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  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (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  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I think Dr. Jones has a good way of teaching already. It's just adjusting to West Oahu's curriculum. Overall though he did a good job.
Nothing to improve, and style of teaching is fine.
I LIKE HIS STYLE. I WISH WE HAD MORE TEACHERS LIKE HIM. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE RELATE TO US AND ACTUALLY WORK WITH US TO IMPROVE UPON OUR TEACHING AS WELL AS INTRODUCE US TO THE TOPICS AND IDEAS WE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED IN PREVIOUS SEMESTERS.
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17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great teacher. Made science fun!
I really liked that he commented on our blogs and let us know what he thought of our situations or what was going in the classroom. It really showed me that he cares and that he actually read our blogs. I know he wasn't required to read them, but it just nice to know that he faced similar situations that we were in.
GREAT PROFESSOR. KEEP HIM.
awesome
I really enjoyed Dr. Jones class. He had really great activites for us and we learned alot more than we did last semester. he taught us great experiments we could actually use in class. compared to my other classes, I have learned the most in this class.
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 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
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 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
good!
AWESOME. ONE OF MY FAVORITES
very awesome.
21. Other comments:
nothing to add
n/a

Richard Jones: EDEE445, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 445 - Science Methods I Crn (Section): 67163 (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  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 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 learned about a variety of science activities that could be used for elementary students. I also learned about concepts, why and how things work, and how to use books to relate them to science.
Dr. Jones taught me how to make science fun and interesting to my students. I also learned how to appreciate the science found in everyday objects.
This course has given me many innovative ideas that I can use to teach students. His experiments were educational and also fun. I look forward to teaching students many of the concepts I have learned from this course.
Prof. Jones really taught us fun ways to bring science alive in the classroom. He also gave us many lessons and activity ideas through his weekly class updates on Laulima.
understood science concepts better
I learned many engaging science hooks to motivate students to get excited about science.
there were a lot of science activities we did that gave me a better understanding of what or how to teach science.
Dr. Jones presented lessons that are interesting, engaging, and meaningful to the classroom. He also provided resources that we are able to use int he field.
This course showed me great science lessons that I can use in my future classroom. I learned a lot about how to make science fun and interesting for kids!
I took this course as part of the requirements for the Elementary Education program. Science Methods truly enhanced my understanding of teaching science to children and made me realize that science is perhaps the most fun subject I will ever teach in my classroom. I will take what I learned here and apply it in my future elementary teaching career. Before, I thought that science wasn't very important and was quite boring actually. But Dr. Jones made me realize that science is fun and I truly enjoyed myself in class. He inspired me to teach science as much as possible in my future classroom.
That science is fun and there are different ways to engage the 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  
4.81 16 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 13 (81%)
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  
1.81 16 0.54 Freq(%) 4 (25%) 11 (69%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
The hands-on activities are fun and educational. Great ideas for the classroom.
Because Dr. Jones was a new instructor this semester, he was not able to pick out his own text book. A different text next semester would be nice, however, the resources that we used during the course was very engaging.
None
I liked Prof. Jones class the way it is, but he said he is going to create his own book for class. To have a book that your professor makes, that to me is great and I am waiting for Block D to see what he has in store for us.
laulima assignments to submit
It would have been nice to cover more areas of science instead of focusing on rocks for three-four weeks. Working on a particular subject for a long time may get boring and lose interest quickly.
Great activities! I learned a lot from watching Dr. Jones do an ice breaker science activity each class. He also provided us with handouts on each of the activities that we can use in the future.
I thought that everything about the course was great. However, I believe that perhaps actually getting a different book would be highly beneficial. After all, we rarely used the book that was forced upon us because Dr. Jones did not find it helpful at all.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
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%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 12 (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  
4.53 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (47%) 8 (53%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 16 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
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  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 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  
4.63 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (38%) 10 (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  
4.56 16 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (44%) 9 (56%)
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  
4.31 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%)
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 15 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (33%) 10 (67%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
I enjoyed his inquiry based instruction and I hope to use that in my future lessons. I hope he is able to utilize Laulima more in the upcoming semesters.
None
none
have a hard copy of the course syllabus given to each of us at the beginning of the semester. Also, actual due dates for each graded assignment given.
Please be clearer in assignments as there are many questions that needs to be clarified. Should have used the textbook more as we were required to purchase the textbook and have not used it at all. Please specify if Laulima will be in usage as there was an assignment where many of us did not get the message that there was an assignment due. Please have assignments stated and ready to go at the beginning of the semester so the students are aware of what is asked of them, especially when they are taking more than one class so they may plan their study time efficiently.
NONE!! Great class that offers a lot of information that is really useful to me!
I think the only suggestion I have to make is that I wish Dr. Jones was a bit more organized. Sometimes, his thoughts were all over the place and I didn't know what was due during the next class period. For example, we had an online discussion and honestly, I had no idea that we even had one. Perhaps Dr. Jones could have emphasized it and made it clearer because quite a few of the students in our class missed it and/or did it late. Overall, my major suggestion is just more clarity. I would like perhaps a more specific schedule that tells us exactly when things are due so I do not miss an assignment in the future again.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor. He has so many ideas and activities that cover a variety of concepts. I like his teaching style and how he has us do activities, so that we can discover and explore.
Dr. Jones made science interesting and "approachable" for me. I learned to see science in everyday things that I could relate to.
Dr. Jones is a very knowledgeable instructor. I believe his experience has given him a wealth of information to share. Not only is he intelligent, he is also a caring individual. When students showed difficulty in understanding a concept, Dr. Jones was patient and did not mind going over the concept. He has also shown flexibility when someone is sick or if there is a family emergency. Whereas some instructors are rigid, Dr. Jones has shown sensitivity and truly cares about the students. I look forward to my next class with Dr. Jones.
Great.. I learned a lot and received a lot of good lessons that I can use in the future.
awesome
He was a funny and enthusiastic Science professor. Science really came alive for me with him because typically I am bored with upper level science, but since we are doing fun science activities it is a blast. He presented everything in a captivating manner. So thankful we have him at UHWO!
He's a great teacher, he is very knowledgeable.
Very knowledgable of his practice, concerned for his students, and confusing in directions and expectations.
Dr. Jones loves what he does and it shows through his passion of teaching science. He also is very knowledgeable about teaching science and is more then willing to share all his knowledge with his students. I greatly appreciate this!
Overall, Dr. Jones is a very awesome professor. He tries his best to answer all questions and if he doesn't know the answer, he will do his best to find out for us. He also does a lot of hands-on activities and I truly enjoy myself during them. He is one of the few EDEE professors who teaches in this manner and I really like the change. After all, if you are going to tell me that teaching in a hands-on manner is good, then I would respect you more if you actually practiced what you preached. Dr. Jones does just that and I highly respect him for it. :) Overall, he's a great professor for his first semester and I believe once he gets things set up like a schedule and gets to choose his own books/assignments, he will be a very effective professor.
Excellent. very engaging and he let the students do a lot of hands-on activities.
He is a very fun and interactive 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  
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  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great, fun class. We learn a lot about science and how to apply it in the classroom.
I liked this course. It was very informative and engaged my in learning science concepts.
This course has taught me many new concepts and procedures that I will use in my teaching. The experiments were exciting and Dr. Jones always explained the concepts related to these experiments. This was a great course because of Dr. Jones' knowledge and experience.
Great.. I learned a lot and received a lot of good lessons that I can use in the future.
awesome
I really enjoyed all the demonstrations to engage students and get them excited about Science. I am thankful for all the resources he offered us after we did the experiments, lesson, and activities. My favorite project was the science challenge center. It was a real treat to see everyone's creativity flow and in turn get some ideas for our own classroom. I felt at ease with this course because in Science there aren't many mistakes one can make.
I really enjoyed this course. It was alot of fun. I especially loved the hands-on activities.
interesting and resourceful, yet unorganized
Very informative and helpful.
Overall, I learned so much from this course about science and I definitely would love to teach it in my future classroom now. Dr. Jones made everything so exciting and I truly enjoyed just about everything from his class. Thanks to this course, I now view science as one of the most intriguing subjects to teach and will do my best to integrate it into my math/language arts curriculum as much as possible!
Excellent
21. Other comments:
Great class! The science icebreakers are awesome! It has really got me fired up about teaching science.
Great first semester Dr. Jones!
I didn't care for the text so I didn't purchase it. I didn't feel it would help me to teach Science to children. Our professor didn't seem to think so either so I'm glad for that! Perhaps a more engaging text next semester?
Overall, Dr. Jones was a great professor for his first semester. With a bit of polish and freedom to do what he wants, I believe he will become a GREAT asset to the EDEE program at UHWO. :)

Richard Jones: EDEE455, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: Education
Course: EDEE 455 - Science Methods II Crn (Section): 67164 (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  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 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 helped me to learn how to teach science in grades 4-6. Before taking this course I had no idea how to teach Science and what it required. I learned how to apply various strategies and concepts when teaching science in the elementary schools.
This course helped me in developing the some effective skills in teaching science through a lot of activities and hands-on experience of what student are able to do in the classroom.
Professor Jones has taught us the skills to teach effective science in the classroom setting.
all the experiemnts and activities really helped me see how I could use it in my own classroom.
This class was very fun time to time, and I learned a lot from doing all the different science projects.
Taught me a lot of ice breakers and how to get students to love science.
good ice breakers
WE ACTUALLY LEARNED SCIENCE.
How to teach science and ways to make it fun for students
This course helped me to understand the teaching of science better. It gave me the opportunity to actually do the experiment so it will make it easier for me to teach.
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  
4.73 15 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (27%) 11 (73%)
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 16 0.86 Freq(%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Nothing...there were great activities every week and I learned a lot.
The activities we've done were very appropriate and engaging. The worksheets we do after each activity helped think of which grade is appropriate for the activity and what standards it can cover.
n/a
none.
The activities were fun and entertaining, but often times it got kind of boring
the activities in class were always really fun and interactive. he always had great science knowledge to share and gave us information on how to incorporate what we were doing in the class into our future classrooms.
methods for teaching science
NONE HE WAS GREAT. WE ALWAYS DID AN ACTIVITY IN CLASS AND HE BROUGHT TONS OF RESOURCES FOR US.
There is nothing I would improve.
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
5.0 16 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (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  
4.56 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 5 (31%) 10 (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  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
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  
4.56 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
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 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 10 (63%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 10 (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 16 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (25%) 11 (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  
4.38 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 8 (50%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 15 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 5 (33%) 9 (60%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing the labs and materials covered in class every week were relevant to what we were learning about. It gave me ideas of how to teach Science in grades 4-6.
I really like his teaching style. He knows as a student that we know what to consider that is important in our learning and he lets us reflect upon things we want to reflect upon. He doesn't ask for much from which which puts less stress on us yet he gives the opportunity to exceed in our work. He needs to organize our completed work better so that we are able to see what grade we are getting and if we had completed our work.
n/a
none.
His teaching methods are eccentric and weird, but it made the class fun and unexpected. He kept me thinking and he kept me wanting to learn more.
I think sometimes he needs to have more instructions for the students to go off of when doing certain assignments. Other than that he is a great teacher!
One suggestion I would make would be to go over how to teach science to older students. Like some of my classmates, science is not my strongest subject, so any tips would be helpful.
-think it's the most appropriate for college. he allowed us to choose which way we wanted to present information/tasks we had to research and this is something i know we all enjoyed. he also was really approachable and always assured us he was available for advice, help and guidance.
more teaching of science methods rather than science experiments.
I LIKE THE COURSE AND HIM. I KNOW HE HAS THINGS HE WANTS TO CHANGE LIKE LESSON PLAN FORMATS AND I AGREE WITH HIM.
He has a good teaching style and gives students the expectations they are required to do right away.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
An excellent teacher that knows his content area very well. He has a lot to offer and knows how to relate it to elementary school students. He was a great addition to the Elementary Education faculty at school!!
He is a very good professor. Easy to talk to and he understands his students. He is very humorous in class and gives us a lot of freedom to learn. He provides us a lot of handouts and tools that we can take to our student teaching.
professor Jones is a VERY good instructor. i feel that he is very professional and that he is very flexible with any issues we have.
good teacher. You can tell he has a love for and really knows science.
Richard Jones is a fun and energetic teacher that loves what he knows. His vast knowledge is known whenever you ask him a question and his style of teaching is unique. Great change from Dr. Rampal, although his grading is weird and needs to be MORE consistent.
Richard was probably one of the best teachers I have ever had. He was engaging and I could tell he loves science. I thought his class was always up beat and educational. He teaches in a way that makes science fun not only for his students but for himself. I learned a lot from him and I hope one day I can give back to students like he has.
Overall this class was very good, he always opened up class with an experiment or science related activity. It was good because it gave us ideas to do in our own class. He was very easy to talk to or ask any questions about lessons. Responded very quickly to emails.
a teacher filled with a lot of science knowledge.
BEST PROFESSOR I HAVE HAD IN A LONG LONG TIME.
great teacher. relates well with students
He knows his content really well and I feel he still has a connection to the elementary classroom so he understands what we are actually doing 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  
4.5 16 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 4 (25%) 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  
4.5 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 6 (38%) 9 (56%)
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
A necessary course to learn how to teach Science in grades 4-6.
This course was very enjoyable with all the activities we had done. The work was not a lot yet a little challenging.