eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Adele Casaschi

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CHEM273, Spring 2010
CHEM273L, Spring 2010
CHEM152, Spring 2010

Adele Casaschi: CHEM273, Spring 2010

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CHEM 273 - Organic Chemistry II Crn (Section): 33290 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 20 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 6 (30%) 8 (40%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.9 20 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 7 (35%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 7 (35%) 10 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 19 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 8 (42%) 7 (37%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 14 (70%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 12 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She knows the subject matter well is very understanding of students. She helps us if we need help outside of class. She gives us examples and draws them on the board. She knows her material.
strong knowledge of subject matter
She knows the subject matter very well. She is always thinking a step ahead. She wants the students to understand the concepts and apply it to daily life.
Knowledge of material. Eargerness to help and teach students.
Knowledgeable
knowing her subject and trying to make it easier for the students to understand...
1)very proficient with her mastery of organic chemistry 2) really cares about the students ability to comprehend a difficult subject
always available to help explain things to her students inside/outside of class
She is nice and caring and is willing to change her methods if it will improve the effectiveness of the lesson.
Doing a lot of examples of the mechanisms is very very helpful!
She REALLY knows the material.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Speak slower and louder. Do no erase the material so quickly off the board.
none
From last term, she never really used the chalk/ dry erase board, so it was difficult to understand what she was teaching when she used her computer to draw on and project to a screen. She did away with that, so there really wasn't anything else that I could recommend that she change.
None
The only part that i would change is her strong accent...It was a little rough on trying to hear what she was talking about....I was able to only get it when she should us examples...
nothing
She should continue to write all mechanisms on the board as she has been in the last month.
Do more examples on the board.
Get the class more involved, Maybe it would be a good idea to do the clicker questions AFTER the class.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She made herself available online and helps with tutoring if we need it.
helped us in any way possible when we didn't understand the material
Whenever I went in to ask for help, she was always willing to help. Not only asking if Iunderstood the material that I had a question on, but on other material that would be on the test. She wrote out sample questions and asked me to do them, and made sure I did it correctly. Went above and beyond to explain the material.
Office hours. Encouraged students to answer questions via remote to gage class understanding
She did clicker questions which gave students the opportunity for extra credit....She didn't mark your whole answer wrong if you got half of the reaction right than you got half point...
She always answered questions exhaustively if a student failed to understand a topic, providing many examples and explanations.
always available to help explain things to students until they understand the material
She talks with them if they are not doing well. She goes back over material via clicker questions so that we understand.
She gave lots of opportunity for extra credit.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
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yes, she is a good teacher
Yes, she makes learning this material a little bit easier. She gives a lot of examples and tries to use a variety of methods to look at the same concept.
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Yes, I learned Organic Chemistry :)
Yes...I would recommend her to other students because she is nice, willing to help you understand the material...tries to make it easier to see who reactions work by giving examples on the board...
yes, I thought she was a great teacher that cared about the students and about chemistry
yes, she makes a very hard subject easier to learn
Yes.
Yes I learned a lot in class and the professor knows the subject very well.
Yes, She knows the material, and grades fair.
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17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
I wish she would dress a little more conservatively. Her attire can be distracting to my learning.
Great professor!!!
Nice teacher....
I really appreciated her teaching style of such a demanding and difficult subject. I did not feel overwhelmed or defeated throughout the semester like many organic chemistry students of other professors. I failed one exam and I knew I would be able to recover sufficiently.
overall good teacher
18. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 17 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 4 (24%) 12 (71%)
19. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 17 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 11 (65%) 5 (29%)
20. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Adele Casaschi: CHEM273L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: CHEM 273L - Organic Chemistry Lab II Crn (Section): 34126 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 14 (88%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
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%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 16 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (31%) 11 (69%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 16 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 15 (94%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 15 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 14 (93%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 11 (69%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
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%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
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%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 16 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 3 (19%) 12 (75%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 16 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 15 (94%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 16 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 12 (75%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledge of material. Always involved in the experiments and always helped the students if they needed anything.
She would test out the experiment before we did it in class to see if we had all the tools and if it would work or not. She clarified the steps of the experiment for that day.
subject knowledge loves her job
She is thorough in explaining material. She helps and is very patient. She lets us think for ourselves but helps when we ask her. She knows the material well.
She wants us to enjoy and master the material and is always available for questions.
She provides opportunities to learn.
always available for questions
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
No changes. The labs were much more realted to the sujects in lecture than last term, but it was because we were able to do more variety of labs with our greater knowledge base. Since we were learning basic principles last term, there was only so much that we could do. These labs were much more fun, especially the luminol labs.
Do a few examples of unknown before getting into it.
nothing
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Walked around class and made sure we were all doing the labs correctly, but at the same time, she always asked us what was going on in the reaction, and if we didn't know exactly, she would explain it.
She was willing to help and answer questions that students had.
She made herself available and was real easy to approach. She cared about the students and safety especially because it is lab.
by providing more examples for the students to learn.
very patient and good at explaining things
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, absolutely. Very knowledgeable, and I think she is very approachable for any questions or concerns that students may have. Her tests are very fair, questions are examples or slightly differnt examples of what she went over in class. So if you go to class and pay attention, you should do well.
Yes, she made lab fun.
yes, good teacher
Yes because she is patient and helps you understand the material.
yes she is a good teacher.
yes, good teacher and fun lab
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great professor!!!
overall good teacher
18. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 15 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 11 (73%)
19. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
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. Other comments:
luminol lab was the probably the most fun/enjoyable lab

Adele Casaschi: CHEM152, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Chemistry
Course: CHEM 152 - Survey Organic & Bioorg Chem Crn (Section): 3026 (331)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. 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%)
5. I participated actively in class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%)
6. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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%)
7. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything, it all pertained to our everyday lives.
Enzymes and all.
The aspects of the course that were most valuable is the content that we covered in class. Also there were good examples that related to our daily lives.
Review Sessions.
The most valuable aspects of the course was learning to name molecules and learning how certain reactions of different molecules occur.
The one on one help was very valuable because I was able to comprehend what I have not been able to do so on my own.
8. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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 is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
10. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
11. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%)
13. The instructor shows appreciation of my efforts to learn.
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%)
14. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
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%)
15. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
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. Other comments:
Good teacher and enjoyable class.
Thanks for making every lectures easily understandable. Great job.
It was difficult to understand her at first and I felt that it was because there was a communication barrier, but now I feel like I know the material well. Adele was very flexible in letting the student give her ideas on how to make it understandable. She does want her students to succeed. Good teacher overall.