eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Nicole Ferguson

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BIOL123, Summer I 2015
ZOOL101, Fall 2014
BIOL123, Spring 2014
BIOL123L, Spring 2014

Nicole Ferguson: BIOL123, Summer I 2015

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 123 - Hawaiian Environment Science Crn (Section): 26055 (0)    
1. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
2. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.92 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 17 (85%)
3. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.91 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 18 (90%)
4. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
I enjoyed coming to class everyday. Ms. Ferguson is nice and knowledgable. She engages with the students. She makes class fun.
The course was very enjoyable. I thought that I was going to struggle especially being that my focus was not in science. She made things easy to follow as was able to answer all of our question easily and clearly. I would definitely recommend her for another course.
mrs. ferguson is knowledgable in mostly environmental biology and is a professional at teaching to us students. we learn by watching videos, bookwork, and group activties. i think she is great at teaching because she she can answer course related question and questions beyond her knowledge level like some chemistry and physics.
Very satisfied with how this course was taught, the material content that was taught. The way she had ran this course positively inclined my interest and concern on the environment, and am sure it has on the rest of the class. She is very enthusiastic about this course.
Good teacher. Knows her material and makes it understanding.
SHE IS THE BEST SCIENCE TEACHER I EVER HAD! OH MY GOD SHE IS THE BESTEST AND NICEST AND HOTTEST AND MOST ENTHUSIASTIC OF ALL! HER RATE FOR ME IS 1 MILLION OUT OF 1 MILLION!!!! IN SHORT, PERFECT!
Great teacher, set ground rules which helps students stay on track.
Great instructor!
She's an awesome teacher, I've learned a lot from her about the world; the environment, the animals and insects in Hawaii, plants, and many more. She plays a lot world videos, which are very interesting, and I've learned many things, and it changed my perspective about the world.
Awesome teacher. Really knows her stuff and very passionate about teaching students to the best of her knowledge. Biology was one of my least favorite subjects in high school, but Professor Ferguson changed my mind about it.
The Instructor seems to know what she is teaching and well organized through out the course.
Professor Ferguson is a great instructor. She involves the class and answers all the questions asked. She is just awesome.
She is an intelligent person who seems to be very environmentally conscious and enthusiastic about the fields she instructs. She keeps the material interesting and the students involved, making learning easier and fun.
She adds positivity and an immense amount of knowledge to the classroom. Throughout the entirety of this class, I was learning so much more about the world around me; it was an immensely enlightening experience. Not only is she an effective educator in the sense that she knows her subject very well, but she is also able to mediate class discussion (engaging students who may not generally be the most participative) when the same few people were starting to steer the class, participation-wise. I would recommend anyone take a class with Ms. Ferguson because she makes class time feel like a very valuable experience.
very smart because she experience a lot thing when she went to another places that she learned.
Great teacher, and tries hard to keeps students interested
Nicole is a really sweet and enthusiastic person who is very passionate about her field of study. I learn and memorize things better when a teacher knows what he or she is talking about and truly loves what he or she is teaching. This was the funnest class I ever took in college and I am really blessed to have been her student. I hope to register for more of her classes in the fall or spring semester.
She's an amazing teacher who is passionate about her subject.
5. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the grading of the course. 20% for attendance is a big incentive to come to class everyday.
I believe the most enjoyable aspect of the course is powerpoints. Ms. Ferguson encourages asking questions on the powerpoints, and I believe that helps me to not only retain the information but to also look at the information in multiple perspectives. The topic are often engaging and shows that there is no one simple solution to the problem.
i liked learning about the importance of sustainable development and what people can do on the planet to preserve and protect it by conservation acts and other things related to sustainable development. i like learning how normal citizens like us can help change the climate change problem on earth.
The aspects of the course I liked the best was that the tests were spread out, so we did not have to stress over studying for a "final exam." I also liked how this lecture based class included a lot of videos that were very relevant and impactful.
N/A
SHE IS ALWAYS SMILING! SHE KNOWS EVERYTHING! SHE IS A GOD! SHE EXPLAINS THE LESSONS CLEARLY AND IN THE MOST SIMPLEST WAY!
The lessons on global warming and agriculture.
She reviewed (re-capped) the week with a test with assured our understanding of what we've learned.
She does a lot of group discussions, I may not like doing group discussions, because I don't work well with many people, but she does asks me if I'm okay and if i need help, and none of my past teachers has ever done that before. She is the best teacher I've had so far in College.
She kept the course spread out. We not only covered biodiversity of life on Hawaii, she also kept it to agriculture, energy, and the weather that the whole planet is affected by.
all of them.
I learned a lot about the environment not just hawaii, but it f the whole world
She taught a good amount of lectures while staying balanced using different forms of media.
It was great to learn about all the things going on here in the islands, especially the focus on ecological cycles that are occurring at all times that we may not be able to see. The aspect of the course that I like the best is that it is one of the few courses I have enrolled in that has affected the way I view the world around me, the ways in which I consume resources, and the way I evaluate myself as a citizen and human being.
group work and talk with another classmate.
Learning more about Hawaii's environment
I loved the videos and discussions. Everything was short and to the point, although I do have a bit of social anxiety, she didn't make the discussions seem to harsh.
The class participation.
6. Other comments:
i liked the class even though it was nesscary for my degree but it was useful to me because it brought to my attention how important our planet is to supporting humanity and life.
I would love to take another class with her if I am able to!
N/A
ALOHA MISS! HOPE YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE BEST TEACHER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD! I WISH YOU ARE THE TEACHER IN ALL MATH SUBJECTS, ALSO ALL CLASSES! I WILL DEFINITELY TAKE ALL THE CLASSES YOU TEACH NEXT TIME! DONT FORGET, YOU ARE THE FUCKIN BEST! KUDOS MISS! YOU ARE ALSO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, COOLEST, HOTTEST, ENTHUSIASTIC TEACHER IN HCC! YOU ARE MY CRUSH !!!!
Very great class, not too easy and not too hard.
Great teacher!
Keep up the great work Professor!
I will recommend this instructor to my friends.
If I had to take another class in the scientific field, I would look forward to the course if she was teaching it.
I would take another one of her classes any day!
I would highly recommend this course.

Nicole Ferguson: ZOOL101, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 101 - Principles of Zoology Crn (Section): 21688 (0)    
1. I would rate the overall effectiveness of the instructor: A=Superior; B=Good; C=Average; D=Poor; F=Inferior.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   A   B   C   D   F  
4.57 7 0.79 Freq(%) 5 (71%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
3. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Seeing Insects.
Doing fun lab experiments
How passionate Ms. Ferguson instructed the class, the field trip we went on and all the cool labs that we've done.
the pretty cool labs and amount of animals and insects we learned about. Also the hike was fun and Ms. Ferguson of course.
the lab activities involving dissecting fish and looking closely at things I'd normally won't touch, like termites.
All the interesting facts that I learned.
How many different living organisms exist and how many more have yet to be discovered.
4. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
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%)
5. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
6. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent!
She is one of the best teachers I had here. She makes learning fun and interesting.
that she's a great teacher. Very knowledgeable in the subject.
She's a very enthusiastic teacher who really knows her stuff. You can tell she loves her subject and loves teaching.
Passionate and teaches with excitement. You can tell that she loves what she teaches about. She made it comfortable to speak and ask questions.
she is a great teacher who genuinely enjoys her job, during the lectures she would add in little interesting side facts and draw pictures on the white board which made it easier to remember certain specific things.
7. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
8. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
During lab, when we get to dissect things, and when we went on the hike.
Doing lab experiments and doing hands on the different creatures.
It would have to be the labs with the hands on activities.
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All of her lectures were interesting to learn from, but the side notes and extra "fun facts" that she threw in were my favorites.
I liked that the powerpoint presentations shown in class were immediately posted on laulima when the class was over. That made it easier to review and go over certain slides as much as we needed or wanted to. It also helped on the days that I missed school because i was still able to take notes on the lecture that the class had went over for that day.
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9. Other comments:
Professor Ferguson is an Awesome teacher. I learned a lot in her class.
Thanks for a great semester.
Her collection of insects and bugs and her stories about going to places to study zoology shows her love for this subject, which is a great aspect of a teacher!
I would love to take more courses from her.
This class was very useful and I learned a lot. The instructor used lectures that were easy to follow and understand and she explained topics well. There is a 3 hour lab with this course and although it was long the time was used wisely and was in correspondence to the lectures.

Nicole Ferguson: BIOL123, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: BIOL 123 - Hawaiian Environmental Biology Crn (Section): 69231 (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  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%) 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 fulfilled my credit and also took care of my lab class which is why I first took a look at it. While deciding, this class's description was eye catching and something I knew would benefit not only the knowledge I could gain from the specific course title, but also help me to become aware of the environmental issues going on in everyday life and the possible solutions we can contribute to our world.
This class brought in real world problems into the classroom. We were able to broaden our horizon with many different topics.
I got more information on environmental biology which i can use in the future when teaching
It helped me with knowing more about the environment.
It enhanced my insight, because I learned more about the environment
I needed to take this biology class for my lab credit
In terms of my future biology major, it thankfully developed my sense of ecology and how to preserve Hawaii's 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  
4.5 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 7 (54%)
4. How much time did you spend during a typical week working on assignments, readings, chats, emails, etc. for this course?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   0 to 2.9 hours   3 to 6.9 hours   7 to 10.9 hours   11 to 14.9 hours   15+ hours  
1.92 13 1.16 Freq(%) 5 (38%) 5 (38%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Sufficient amount of activities already covered.
none, the field trips that she scheduled outside of class helped to enhanced what we learned in class.
I like how we got a different variety of teaching presented
More information should be given about exams
I thought it was perfect:)
Study guides
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.0 13 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 13 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 3 (23%) 7 (54%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 13 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 13 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%)
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
The hand on work we got to contribute in on lab days and field trips. Also the wonderful people that filled this class with excitement and humor when completing in class assignments and projects! This course has changed my outlook on life overall and how I can make a difference in sustaining and renewing the environment small scale and large scale impacts.
The activities that we did as a class and the bonding that we did while trying to solve environmental problems.
The important topics presented in class
our lab days and field trips. Those were really fun (:
The fun learning I had in this class.
visiting the ocean or hiking and knowing what ecosystem I am in ,
all the fun activities we got to participate in.
The environment . I enjoyed learning most about the ocean. I will remember most about the ocean and how we can improve it
How she made ecological issues relevant to Hawaii.
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 13 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 2 (15%) 8 (62%)
13. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 13 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 2 (15%) 7 (54%)
14. 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  
4.33 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (46%) 5 (38%)
15. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 13 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
16. 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 13 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
17. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 13 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (31%) 3 (23%) 5 (38%)
18. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 13 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (38%) 6 (46%)
19. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None, this class was great.
Nicole Ferguson should give more assignments so that we main retain more information. Too many lectures isnʻt fun
Nothing
Going more slowly on things, quality not quantity
Maybe a bit slower when going over power points. But it was also very helpful that al the lectures were made available to us online so we could always go back and have it for ourselves.
Just more group activities and more outdoor activities too. I enjoy doing handy work while learning about the topic we are covering
Study guides, post slides before class/lecture, remind us of our future due assignments
20. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Great professor especially for her first year! She definitely motivated me to become a more helpful individual to the environment and to pass on the knowledge shared with me to others so we can create a better world for all! She is so passionate on what she teaches which is why I feel this way!
she has a fun way of conducting class. She has a good balance of lecture time and field trip. Class time is always spent well. Would definitely take a class from her again.
She was a very teacher who seemed very passionate about the environment. i feel like that played a big role how she taught the class. she was also very knowledgeable
Great Professor!
Nicole is great, just some adjustments can be made to the course
She is a very passionate teacher. She is very smart and explains it in a way we can all understand it.
great teacher
SHE IS REALLY AWESOME
It really does make a huge difference in learning from someone who is enthusiastic and very interested in what she's teaching. It allows the students an opportunity to also to be engaged in what is being taught. She's fun and always carrying great class discussions.
I enjoyed her class. She loves hawaii and loves the history and the land. Her love for hawaii makes it better to understand certain topics because she knew a lot
She is very interested in her field, so she likes to involve her students in hands-on activities which helps engage us in our learning.
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 13 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 4 (31%) 5 (38%)
22. 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  
4.25 13 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 3 (23%) 6 (46%)
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Field trips with all of the fun people
The aspect of connecting the lecture materials to the field trips.
The out of class activities
I loved all the experiments and group projects
I liked the outside learning that we did.
I liked the way we learned about a wide variety of topics. And then being able to sort of create the course we do.
Outdoor activities and labs
Labs and class activities
24. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Really informative and effective
This course was very interesting. I'm glad i took this class instead of the regular biology class
Great course should be a Hawaiian class
Great class
EXCELLENT
that is it was fun and very informative.
I enjoyed it. There are certain topics I don't understand but if people love learning about the land of our state and want to be with someone who love it as much as them, I suggest ferguson.
Fun, especially if you care about the environment.
25. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Nicole Ferguson: BIOL123L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii West Oahu Department: General Education
Course: BIOL 123L - Hawaiian Enviromental Biol Lab Crn (Section): 69232 (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  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%) 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?
Provided me with a close-up/hands-on experience on how to care for the environment.
Reminds you to follow the rules and that this is more than just a class. You have to think out of the box and be flexible in different situations.
It enhanced it but doing the physical to what we learned in class
I needed a lab credit
I learned so many new things
Fulfilled my lab credit effectively!
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  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
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  
1.92 13 0.76 Freq(%) 4 (31%) 6 (46%) 3 (23%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. Please comment on the activities or resources that could be added to this course to improve your learning.
Study guides More hands-on activities rather than simple lectures Outdoor activities
Earlier in the day
Outdoor activities and more labs
None, activities were great!
6. I expect my grade for the course to be a/an:
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.38 13 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (62%) 5 (38%)
7. I learned a good deal of factual material in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
9. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
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  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
12. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 13 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (15%) 10 (77%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
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  
4.62 13 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (23%) 9 (69%)
15. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
16. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
If labs/service learnings are cancelled, let us know ahead of time. Study guides. Group activities.
I like the different teaching methods!
No need
Plan field trips accordingly so that students are able to make time for them. I know that most students wanted to participate in field trips this semester but werenʻt able to because of the late notice of field trips.
None, it was great!
Maybe having a bit more time in doing labs.
17. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very fun teacher, open to adventure kind of person. Shows strong interest towards the environment and how to care for it. She would rather demonstrate than teach us lessons.
She was a very effective teacher.
Good teacher
Very interactive. Passionate about the topics that she taught.
Great Professor!
EXCELLENT professor she is very knowledgeable
She made the labs great. The composting and hike was great. There are some labs that I thought were kind of off but the labs were great overall.
She is a very enthusiastic teacher who truly shows her passion through her teaching. Very funny and will gladly help you if you ask.
Great teacher and very enthusiastic.
Kumu Ferguson is a very nice helpful Teacher she is indeed my favorite so far. she is awesome!!!!
18. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
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  
4.54 13 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (31%) 8 (62%)
20. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Labs and service learnings
The outdoor activities. and the HIKE
Doing the labs and also the outside learning at some other places.
The blending of lectures and and field trips
I enjoyed going on field trips! Especially hiking.
Experiments
Doing outdoors and being involved with the land
I loved the trips to work outside of class
The activities we had to complete within lab days
Field Trips!
21. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Fun, especially if you care about the environment.
It was very fun and i gained a lot of information about our environment
Good course to take
fun and exciting. always learning something new.
Great and fun class!
EXCELLENT
I enjoyed the class. It was fun learning different ways to help our land
Very interesting course with a lot of cool facts
AWESOME!
I advise others to join because is not just a class but you get to go out in nature and stuff.
22. Other comments:
It was very fun.
Great teacher! I would definitely take her again if given the opportunity