eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Michelle Smith

Available Survey Results

OCN201L, Spring 2015
OCN201L, Fall 2014
BIOL100, Fall 2014
BIOL100, Fall 2014
ZOOL141L, Fall 2014
ZOOL141L, Fall 2014
ZOOL142, Summer II 2014
ZOOL142L, Summer II 2014
BIOL124, Summer I 2014
BIOL124L, Summer I 2014
OCN201L, Spring 2014
PHYL141, ZOOL141, Spring 2014
PHYL141L, ZOOL141L, Spring 2014
PHYL142, ZOOL142, Spring 2014
PHYL142L, ZOOL142L, Spring 2014
BIOL172L, Spring 2014
BIOL172, Spring 2011
ZOOL142, Fall 2009
OCN201, Fall 2008

Michelle Smith: OCN201L, Spring 2015

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 201L - Science of the Sea Lab Crn (Section): 24393 (0)    
1. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
3. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
4. I developed the ability to communicate clearly about this subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
5. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
6. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
field trips... the best
Learning how to use the HOT-DOG website for information gathering, and how to plot a buoy. And there are many more interesting and valuable lessons I've learn though out the course.
Very interactive with the students for help.
What I found most valuable about this class is that I am very aware of the ocean around me I am no longer oblivious to what harm or how helpful I can be to the ocean.
The field trips are the most valuable aspect of this course.
Everything about the ocean is important because our world consist most of it. Things that we eat that comes from the ocean helps us get the protein we need from fish. The ocean is a source that people take advantage of not evening knowing it.
7. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
nothing
none.
Nothing.
I loved this course I found everything valuable!
Everything not pertaining to a field trip. The terrible state of the "lab" made it difficult to perform any real lab experiments or tests.
None
8. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
9. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%)
10. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
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%)
11. The field trips were useful learning experiences.
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%)
12. The field trips were conducted with a high level of expertise.
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%)
13. My overall evaluation of this course is...
everything is okay
Super!
Awesome sauce out of notice me senpai.
I loved this course it was great!
It is a good class, however, I believe that the facilities, and at sometimes the instructor, was not fit for this class. HCC has very poor laboratory conditions that should not even be used. Building 5, room 105, I believe, is the room that we used, and to say the least it needs to be renovated. Mummified cats and lab equipment dispersed all over the tables as well as clogged sinks and non functioning equipment are the basics of this "lab". The instructor, however, seemed like she just through the class together. Her power points were good but she was a little too disorganized for my taste. The field trips were what made this class, although I was unable to attend them all due to work and my financial situation, but that is a different story for a different time. All in all, the class is okay, but mostly due to the facilities at the instructors disposal. I believe she is from WCC, so I don't blame her for the room's condition, but I would like to see more organization in science labs like this.
Gave me a better idea to be careful with the things that eat that comes from the ocean.
14. Other comments:
thanks for everything! keep it up miss :} u are a great person and the nicest of all thanks :)
no comments.
Glad we went on field trips to get a better understanding on where our facet water comes from, the fish we eat, auctions, aquarium, etc.

Michelle Smith: OCN201L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 201L - Science of the Sea Lab Crn (Section): 20380 (0)    
1. Other comments:
There was miscommunication between this instructor and the students, regarding what to on the assignments and when they were due. Also, talking to students about late homework should be done privately, not in front of others. Finally, it was appreciated to be able to turn in things late and still receive credit.
I love love love oceanography and Dr. Smith definitely made me like it more. She planned awesome field trips at NO cost. She made the class easy to pass as long as you were engaged. The class was always interesting and she did a great job teaching!! Thank you!
Sometimes the directions for the labs were unclear. A small demonstration would be a large help.
I learned a lot in OCN lab, I enjoyed all the excursions we went on, it was very educational. She should be more organized especially when it came to lab work that needed the student's to do write things out for her, she was always scrambling around. She is a very knowledgeable instructor, I really enjoyed her class.

Michelle Smith: BIOL100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 100 - Human Biology Crn (Section): 62117 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 16 1.26 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 6 (38%) 2 (13%) 5 (31%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable excited
Prepared, Smart
nice, confusing, i can't think of another
funny, knowledgeable. Possibly a bit unrealistic.
VERY INTELLIGENT TEACHER.
Nice. Smart. Happy
Boring
do it yourself
Confusing and stressful
Passionate, Relatable, Understanding
intelligent and advanced
She's very good!
Humorous Nice Ok
She was boring
Passionate and knowledgable
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 17 1.36 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 1 (6%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 6 (35%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.65 17 1.5 Freq(%) 5 (29%) 4 (24%) 3 (18%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.47 17 1.18 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 4 (24%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 17 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 6 (35%) 6 (35%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 17 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 5 (29%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.53 17 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (24%) 3 (18%) 7 (41%) 3 (18%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.88 17 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 5 (29%) 6 (35%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.41 17 1.42 Freq(%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 5 (29%)
11. Other comments:
I understand that this is a big subject to cover in a semester, but we would seriously go over power points with over 100 slides in them, and it was just like constant boring lecturing that honestly didn't help me at all for the test. On top of that the study guide for the test was not help, because it might as well of said "know everything in the book." She was a very nice teacher and understudying, but seriously needs to find a new way to make the subject more interesting
I enjoyed Michelle's and her lectures but I would have to say that I did not enjoy the class as a whole. Biology is a difficult subject for many people and I think Michelle is very knowledgeable about her subject but I do feel that she may have gone too deep on some topics, expecting us to know more information than we did or should have for this course as an introductory human Bio class. I would have liked to have followed along in the book more because I found her power points more confusing and harder to refer back to. Her exam(s) were very difficult because it was hard to know what she wanted us to know for her test. I have done very well on everything in the class except for the exam, which is frustrating because it wasn't because of a lack of effort, and I believe many other students felt this way. I think her course needs to be re-evaluated with a possible added exam and condensing of information to what is most relative. Which in a class where all is important is understandably hard to do, but I think it is possible. Also, I felt like the PSA project was busy work. Luckily I didn't mind my groups topic, but it would have been great to have the flexibility of opting out of the final project and instead having the option of doing a final paper of some sort.
Happy TO HAVE HER.
I feel that the course was too much for an intro-level biology course. The course is taught more like a pre-medical course instead of an introduction level. Professor goes through Powerpoints extremely fast with no time to digest the information. The quizzes are unfair as some of the information is not taught to us until the next class period. The midterm average was 55% and was blamed on us not doing well. The study guide was no help at all. THIS IS A INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY COURSE! Next semester tips: Cut out some chapters as not all of the chapters are necessary and Review your own quizzes and test to check the validity of the quizzes and test you administer.
Memorizing isn't the same as learning, but I had no interest in learning Biology because I found it so confusing.
Could be just my experience, but even when i thought i was the most prepared i could possibly be for an exam (in class) or quiz(masteringbiology website), questions for certain subject matter were not prompted in the comprehensive study guide, or were sometimes phrased in a way made to mislead you even if you knew the material. Needless to say aside from the examinations, i had plenty of fun.
she teaches in a very advanced way, her curiculum is hard to undertsand and lectures as if we already know what she is talking about when we actually dont. If i knew that she was going to be the teacher i would not have taken the class. Overall she is very intelligent and a nice lady, her class just feels too advaced.
She's very good, however, she could make her lectures much more fun because it can get boring. Maybe students could gather in groups and inquiries could be done and answered from said groups, prior to each lecture. Tests should not be that hard... We're not going to be nurses nor doctors, we're just trying to pass the class! Hopefully for the next group of students, she'll be more fun.
The book and the mastering quiz did not match with anything the lectures were so boring to the point it made me not want to come to class the test we took and the answers to the questions did not match anything on the study guide that was given. I would not recommend taking her class.

Michelle Smith: BIOL100, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 100 - Human Biology Crn (Section): 62227 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
bubbly, knowledgable, passionate
Intelligent. Organized.
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 1.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
11. Other comments:
Going to class was mandatory, even though the quizzes were entirely from the book. Only the mid-term and final were from the class work, which was all slideshows she kept online. Class was a waste of my time.
Course content is way too fast and too complex. Also, the lectures did not prepare us for the exams (neither did the study guide). Each class period was rushed and felt like we weren't able to ask questions about the topics we didn't know. Michelle has a full plate of other class lectures/school (which we all understand); but maybe with fewer obligations we would be able to connect with her on a better level and are able to ask questions instead of speeding through every lecture.

Michelle Smith: ZOOL141L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: ZOOL 141L - Human Anatomy & Phys Lab I Crn (Section): 62036 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 3 (50%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Smart and helpful
Smart and prepared
Fun, Smart, and Organized
helpful encouraging
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
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%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.57 Freq(%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the 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%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
A lab class was a first for me this semester. It was very practical and allowed sufficient class time for practice. I don't understand why lab classes are only one credit. It should be more. Michelle continues to be a pleasant and effective Professor on this subject matter in a lab platform. I recommend it with Michelle.
It would help to have a little insight as to what is going to be on the practicum.
Great professor, I recommend her to anyone I know that needs a science credit.

Michelle Smith: ZOOL141L, Fall 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: ZOOL 141L - Human Anatomy & Phys Lab I Crn (Section): 62056 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.83 6 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Unorganized and discouraging
NIce, understanding
Fun and helpful!
not prepared boring
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.67 6 1.63 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.83 6 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.83 6 1.72 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.17 6 1.72 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 6 1.51 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 1 (17%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.47 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (33%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.17 6 1.47 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%)
11. Other comments:
I do not think Michelle should be teaching as a zoology professor or should be teaching at all. Her class felt like a online class. Students are teaching themselves. Please investigate her teaching skills and replace her with a professor that will take the time to teach their students valuable things. She is extremely Unorganized and does not know her material. She has been tested multiple by students and seen to get a lot of medical information wrong. She does not inform her students on exactly what needs to be studied for upcoming test. I do not recommend students that can not teach themselves to take her class. This was a wasted course, time, and money. She discourages her students from passing her class. She stated, that students can't get a C to get into medical school. Honestly, I don't know how she got her degree when she's teaching at an F level. Then she wonders why most of her students can't pass her class. She needs to evaluate her teaching and wonder why so many students fail,her course..
Good class

Michelle Smith: ZOOL142, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: ZOOL 142 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II Crn (Section): 61052 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable, passionate, strong
Friendly, Understandable
enthusiastic lenient fair
organized, intelligent, helpful
Energetic, determined
game plan
energetic and informational
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
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%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
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%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
Is excited about the subject she teaches.
One of the most enjoyable class. Learned much.
She is a great teacher and I will recommend her to others! :)
Live jeopardy, class is very hard but she is there to help in anyway she can. If you email her she will contact you ASAP
Michelle Smith had us work hard for the semester and write two essays as well to apply what we learned and look at our everyday life with human anatomy in mind.

Michelle Smith: ZOOL142L, Summer II 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: ZOOL 142L - Human Anatomy & Physio Lab II Crn (Section): 61053 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
nice, friendly, helpful
Involved, Informative, Friendly
Intelligent, passionate
Very knowledgeable.
knowledgeable, fun, interactive
experienced and encouraging
Helpful understanding efficent
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
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 clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
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%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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%)
11. Other comments:
She is an awessome teacher! I had her for Zoology 141 & 142. I will recommend her to others! :)
Really helped the class understand and remember the material.
Fun lab, if you ask her to explain things she will and goes into detail to help you learn more
I would recommend Mrs. Smith to other students. She has a great personality, which makes learning fun. Thank you for the challenging course. See you after the break :)
Enjoyed the lab. Very good use of the time allotted.

Michelle Smith: BIOL124, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 124 - Environment & Ecology Crn (Section): 26045 (0)    
1. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 5 (56%)
5. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
6. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
7. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
10. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
11. The instructor treats all students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
12. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
She knows her subject matter very well
this class was fast and to the point subject makes you think more about the pros and cons of everyday choices
I liked how she was well prepared and ask students if they have any questions before the exam.
One thing I liked about the way Michelle Smith taught in this course is that, she gave us the whole schedule of what we will be covering each day.I liked how she provided us the powerpoints before hand so that we can look it over before she teaches. Also, I liked how she provided us extra practices like completing an online quiz for each chapter. Finally, I liked how she is willing to answer any questions after and before class. One thing i disliked about her teaching was that she went too fast on certain chapters just to be finish. I wish, she could've taken her time to teach.
The way I like how Michelle Smith taught this course is how she is able to explain the topic thoroughly.
I liked how she provide powerpoints before class so I can have a feel what we are learning the next day. I liked the articles she provide in her websites because they are informative and interesting.
Very open and willing to answer questions on topic of discussion. Correlates the issues of today and the lesson being taught.
It was really easy to follow, and I learned a lot even if the course was short. She was also very easy to talk too, so it made asking questions easy.
13. The instructor's demonstrations make it easier to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
15. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
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. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
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%)
17. Examinations cover the important aspects of the 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%)
18. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 9 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
19. Other comments:
grading straight forward
I was very pleased to have Michelle Smith as my first college teacher.
Love the class!!!
Great professor to have. Very understanding and explains the material in an easy to understand manner. Always willing to help when asked and very welcoming. Recommend to other students.

Michelle Smith: BIOL124L, Summer I 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 124L - Environment & Ecology Lab Crn (Section): 26046 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%)
2. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The most valuable of this course is when we got to go to field trips like the botanical garden and the waikiki aquarium. In botanical garden, we got to bird watch and on the waikiki aquarium, we got to learn more about the ocean marine ecosystem.
The hands-on type of labs so it was easy to show what she was trying to explain.
The trips to sites made the experience real and enjoyable. Hands on experiments were very insightful and coordinated well with the lesson plan in mind.
How it was tied in with our current environment
seeing the relation between choices and consequences make informed decisions
The aspects of the course that was most valuable is learning about marine debris and how we should pick up trash more often at beaches because if trashes are left there, marine creatures have a risk of getting hurt.
The most valuable aspect of the course was able to protect the natural ecosystem here in Hawaii and the Earth itself. In one of the out campus session, we visited Foster Botanical Garden and me appriciate nature and the organism that lived in that area. At first I wasn't aware of the ocean acidification until it was introduce to me. In class, I think the prelab quizzes helped understand before had what we are doing in lab.
I feel that I learned the most from the field trips since we were able to experience and be hands on with the material we were learning.
The field trips was the most valuable aspects in this course because it gave me a vivd picture of how we impact the environment. Also, knowing the types of birds was most valuable. Another aspect that was most valuable was knowing about the ocean acidification.
3. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The field trips we took
None. The duration of the class was well spent and no time was wasted.
None
The aspects of the course that were least valuable was learning about the different types of birds.
None. I found this class very informative and interesting.
The least valuable things were the lectures that only included videos or powerpoints. Although they were educational I feel that it could have been more beneficial with added interactive material.
I think everything covered in this class is most valuable in our lives. Therefore, there wasn't least valuable aspect in this course.
4. The instructor is friendly.
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%)
5. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%)
6. The instructor was professional.
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%)
7. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Michelle Smith can improve on this course by telling students what they are missing, so they know what they are missing.
more science experiments
Michelle Smith can improve the teaching of this course by explaining the assignments we have to do.
More labs
Maybe some improvements could be to have the class be more interactive when going through lectures or powerpoints.
She can improve her teaching by teaching us more than to give us lots of worksheets.
8. Assignments (papers, problem sets) seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
9. Directions for assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 4 (40%)
10. Assignments are returned promptly.
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. Other comments:
Excellent professor to have. Made the trips enjoyable and was very knowledgable of her field. Provoked students to think of the issues that directly affect them and how they can proactively engage in these issues.
I didn't expect that this lab, we had to go to various places for some assignments like Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, fish auction at Pier 38, and foster botanical garden.
Liked the out campus lab session especially the fish auction.
I enjoyed this lab class.

Michelle Smith: OCN201L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 201L - Science of the Sea Lab Crn (Section): 24393 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate RESEARCH METHODS & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 1 (13%)
2. The amount of effort I put into this course was
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Low   Low   Medium   High   Very High  
3.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 1 (13%)
3. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.88 8 1.13 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 8 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%)
5. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%)
6. I developed a set of overall values in this field.
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%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
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%)
8. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
She did well at teaching us during labs and field trips.
She needs to be more prepared, more cleaqr with assigment or class assignment
She could start off by presenting the assignments a little bit better instead of just telling us to go right into it.
She did a great job making this subject interesting. I enjoyed this class 1,000 times more than I liked the actual OCN 201 course. Great Job!
N/A
9. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
She was brave and very caring about our assignments. If we needed help, she was always available to answer any questions.
She was very positive,helpful and a great lab teacher
very good
Great attitude and behavior. The best professor out of the five classes I took this semester.
Very kind and indeed understandable. She works with student individual and as a whole for certain activity. Willing to answer any question and continuing to encourage students to improve.
Very professional!
10. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
She is amazing because she cares enough to tell us to make sure that we are on track.
n/a
Always concerned about our safety and our interest in the subject.
She won't move on until the whole class participate and understand each unit.
Could give a chance.
11. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
12. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%)
13. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 8 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 4 (50%) 3 (38%)
14. Other comments:
I loved the field trip , it made it more fun to learn about the class .
Great job Mrs. Smith. You did an amazing job and made me enjoy OCN 201! Keep it up.
N/A

Michelle Smith: PHYL141, ZOOL141, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Physiology
Course: PHYL 141 - Anatomy & Physiology I Crn (Section): 24269 (0)    
Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 141 - Human Anatomy & Phys I Crn (Section): 23485 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. The grade I expect in this class is
Mean N-Size Std Dev   F   D   C   B   A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
3. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (33%)
6. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (33%)
7. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (50%)
8. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (50%)
9. The instructor answers questions clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 2 (50%)
10. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (50%)
11. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (50%) 2 (33%)
13. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
15. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (33%) 2 (50%)
16. The instructor motivates students to do their best.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (50%)
17. 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 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 2 (33%)
18. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%) 2 (50%)
19. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Michelle could improve teaching this course by talking more in her voice as opposed to just the writing off the slide. She talks in her own voice but sometimes it comes straight from the powerpoint
I hope she cut back number chapter on the exam. Thanks.
Making lecture more clear, instead of only using power points. Lab she could work more with the class, instead of having us do it on our own.
I think her class is perfect the way it is. She is very knowledgeable, nice & gives examples related to real life situations.
Maybe utilizing Mastering A&P more in class.
20. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She helps with remembering idea's using little phrases to help stick in your mind for tests. She also lets you use a notecard which is very helpful sometimes on the exams
Help of powerpoints
She is really well known her subject...
If you need answers she will answers them. She wants students to learn but will not baby you which is what college students need.
She tells us how to succeed in her class: read, attend lecture, do all assignments & papers, draw pictures, and participate in class
Availability to her slides. Jeopardy!!!
Professor Smith was always friendly and fun in class, making it a pleasure to be there. She showed her enthusiasm for teaching the subject which made it fun to learn. She always answered questions in a helpful way or gave suggestions to find more answers. I enjoyed this course thoroughly.
21. Other comments:
Pretty good course.
I would recommend her to anyone that wants to learn and remember the material.

Michelle Smith: PHYL141L, ZOOL141L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Physiology
Course: PHYL 141L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab Crn (Section): 24270 (0)    
Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 141L - Human Anatomy & Phys Lab I Crn (Section): 23486 (0)    
1. THIS CLASS contributed to IMPROVING these general education skills; Demonstrate an Understanding of the life processes of the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, of the planet and universe (Natural Science).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
6. The instructor asks questions to see if students understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
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%)
8. The instructor suggests specific ways to improve.
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%)
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)
10. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
11. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 3 (50%)
12. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (33%) 3 (50%)
13. The instructor was willing to help.
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%) 4 (67%)
14. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Be prepared. Be organized. Explain the assignments thoroughly.
I don't think this class needs any improvement. She is very clear with directions & tells us how to succeed. She has realistic expectations.
15. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
She's always there when you need help.
Her teaching skills with the help of powerpoints.
She created a comfortable atmosphere for students to learn.
She is really well known about the course.
She has realistic expectations, uses laboratory time well, she let us observe muscle models, skeletons, and others so that we would be familiar with them for the lab exams.
16. Other comments:
This class would have been MUCH better if the school provided a better laboratory classroom equipped with more functional tools for learning anatomy.
I think her lessons are very informative & really interesting. She's very nice & encourages us to do well.

Michelle Smith: PHYL142, ZOOL142, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: PHYL 142 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II Crn (Section): 24271 (0)    
Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 142 - Human Anatomy & Phys II Crn (Section): 23518 (0)    
1. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor treats students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.4 5 1.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor gave useful writing assignments.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor's voice was clear and understandable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%)
11. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Have a study guide, better use of review days. Use time better.
I don't think the course needs much improvements, maybe some minor tweaking on the jeopardy questions. It is the best zoology course I've taken so far. The lectures, grading system, and assignments are all very good.
She should give us study guide so that we know what to study for the exam.
EXPLAIN MATERIAL MORE THOROUGHLY
I often found that more complicated topics were given the same amount of time/slides as simple topics. More time should be spent on the complicated topics especially if those topics will be covered in detail on the exams. Also, sometimes when I asked a question if Michelle didn't think it was pertinent she would say "that's not important", but when I ask a question I do so because it will help me understand, which is very pertinent.
Writing her own exams. A writing topic and paper more intriguing for the class. more group work.
12. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Nothing.
Michelle is very knowledgeable about the subject and able to answer any questions promptly. It is very easy to get help from her before/after class and through email. The lecture notes are very easy to understand and follow. It helps me retain information better and study for exams. The jeopardy games to review for the exams are also very helpful in telling me what chapters I should study more in depth. I also really appreciate the opportunities given to add more percentage points to the exam.
none
SHES A LOT MORE FUN THE OTHER PROFESSORS AND IS ALWAYS WILLING TO EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES
Michelle is always willing to help. She doesn't mind going over something if you ask. The exam reviews were helpful to prepare for the exam and gauge what areas I needed to study more, but the jeopardy format is terrible. The points should be given based on participation and not which team wins.
Her ability to reach out to her students, meet them half way. She understood that students have lives too.
13. Other comments:
Nothing.
Michelle is a very caring instructor and she tries her best to provide students with what they need to succeed, thank you for that.
none
GOOD CLASS TO TAKE
I felt that a big obstacle to learning in the this class were the students themselves. They were often incredibly disruptive and often rude to Michelle. While I understand it's hard for teachers to "stick up for themselves" it often seemed like the class wasn't under the teacher's control.

Michelle Smith: PHYL142L, ZOOL142L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: PHYL 142L - Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab Crn (Section): 24272 (0)    
Campus: Honolulu Community College Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 142L - Human Anatomy & Phys Lab II Crn (Section): 23519 (0)    
1. The instructor is friendly.
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%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor treated students fairly.
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%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor treated students with respect.
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 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%) 3 (60%)
5. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.52 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
6. Laboratory assignments seem carefully chosen.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.2 5 1.3 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
7. Directions for laboratory assignments are clear and specific.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
8. Lab assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%)
9. How can the laboratory be improved?
LESS ONLINE WORK AND MORE HANDS ON
Given the limited laboratory equipment available at Honolulu Community College, I know Michelle tried her best to give us interesting experiments to do that related to the subject matter. I think labs went pretty decent and I understood the objectives from the lab.
Better equiptment
I think something that would strongly improve this lab. Is have a worksheet or hand out or some type of lab info for the day on a sheet of paper that was either directions or if we weren't to be doing anything maybe a diagram and the days details. Try and ALWAYS have some type of fun group activity..... doesn't have to be fun but any activity. Something that walks through and follows a long side the course.
This is in no way a reflection of Michelle, but this was the worst lab I have ever taken. We never had the proper supplies or models to do most of the labs. The labs which we could do were on the computer (which can be done at home) so the students got resentful. Michelle didn't have a lab manager so she was always scrambling to get the lab set-up in time (there is only a 15 minute break between the lecture and lab which is an unreasonably short amount of time to set- up). The lab needs to be COMPLETELY inventoried and any missing/old/insufficient equipment needs to be obtained before another section is held. More models need to be ordered and hire a lab assistant! It's not fair to the students who pay for these credits to have such a ill-equipped lab. I wish I would have taken the lab with Michelle at Windward where she would have had the supplies she needs AND I would have had access to a study lab.
10. Other comments:
Michelle Smith is a great teacher who is always willing to help student when asked. I enjoyed taking her for both Zool 141 & 142 Lab!
HCC NEEDS MORE EQUIPMENT!!!
Michelle is a really dedicated professor. I know of professors who stand back and watch the students do the lab without attempting it themselves. Michelle assisted us with the labs and also participated in them herself. This shows her sincerity to helping the students learn.
Nothing.
Michelles easy and understanding nature makes her a great teacher to have a convo with. Talk through something on the book, ask for help.... The exam structure in this course was great tho! the LAb really hit the spot. with picture and structural models etc.
see above.

Michelle Smith: BIOL172L, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: BIOL 172L - General Biology Lab II Crn (Section): 60120 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
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%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Michelle is knowledgeable and fair, with high expectations.
Intelligent and Engaging
Knowledgable; Caring and helpful
Interactive, knowledgeable, efficient
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of 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%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
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%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
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%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
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%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
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%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
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. Other comments:
Michelle Smith is passionate about biology and is a great lab instructor.
Michelle Smith is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable in what she does. I enjoyed having her as my teacher this semester, especially in this subject :) Great Job Michelle!

Michelle Smith: BIOL172, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 172 - Introduction to Biology II Crn (Section): 87875 (002)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.45 11 1.13 Freq(%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.91 11 0.3 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 10 (91%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%) 2 (17%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 1.16 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.34 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 2 (17%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 12 1.03 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 8 (67%) 2 (17%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 12 1.37 Freq(%) 2 (17%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 5 (42%) 2 (17%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think that Michelle Smith should offer more office hours because that would really help aid my studies.
Add assignments aside from just reading and 4 exams. She did not give specific direction as to the key concepts to study. The exams felt like random aspects of each chapter and I never knew exactly what to focus on in my studies. I understand needing to "know it all" but that's impossible when you are studying for 5-7 chapters of term heavy examination. The classes seemed to go ahead of the labs, or perhaps the labs were too behind. I'm not sure. I love her as a teacher, but the structure of the tests and objectifying a per exam focus need to be adhered for this class.
It would be nice to know what we need to be studying for the tests rather than a "study everything" approach. The note cards are helpful occasionally but I would have rather had a curve on tests than a note card. When students asked if something would be on the test, we were never given a straight answer, only a "it might be" for any and everything we asked about. We're covering a lot of material in the class. A study guide would have helped.
Emphasizing the key points. I ended up studying irrelevant parts of the text book because I thought a more detailed understanding was needed for the exams. Possibly posting past exams for studying puposes. Or a review worksheet.
Work on defining "General info" if you're going to test on it. I got a little better at reading your mind this last exam, but I shouldn't have to nor should anyone else. It's not fair to be graded on a vast body of knowledge when you make no indication of what's important and often times skim over or even skip over the material that will be on the exam
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 12 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 4 (33%) 2 (17%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 12 1.15 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 4 (33%) 3 (25%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked how clear and concise Michelle was at explaining the topics covered in class. I also liked how easily approachable she was and how easy to talk to she was.
Michelle is highly knowledgeable in every aspect of biology and she has the experience and current professional interaction needed by any professor actively teaching sciences. Her ability to relate the topics to our lives is key.
The material was interesting and the chance to do extra credit was greatly appreciated.
Learning about the random facts about flowers and animals.
The notecard was slightly helfpul dealing with the overwhelming exams
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.75 12 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 2 (17%) 8 (67%) 1 (8%)
24. Other comments:
Really just don't like the structure of her exams. Only complaint really.
I felt that the tests were harder than they should have been. The questions on the test were not what we studied. After the exam I even went to find out the answer and could not find any easy way to get it except by going to Wikipedia. It wasn't in our notes. I studied a lot for this class and feel that the grades I was getting on the tests did not reflect the amount of work I put in.

Michelle Smith: ZOOL142, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Math & Science
Course: ZOOL 142 - Human Anatomy/Physiology II Crn (Section): 31768 (0)    
1. The instructor did not speak clearly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 9 1.0 Freq(%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor explained course procedure. (attendance, assignments, grading policy, exams, etc.)
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%)
3. The instructor was available during office hours and/or via email.
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%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
5. The instructor explained the course goals and objectives.
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%)
6. The instructor was prepared for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 9 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
7. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
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%)
8. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 9 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
9. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.89 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 3 (33%)
10. The instructor's way of teaching assisted my learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.78 9 1.48 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 4 (44%)
11. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 9 1.05 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
12. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%)
13. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
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%)
14. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%)
15. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She was able to present the material very well and was always possitve.
Michelle encourage a lot of discussion in the class on various topics but this was often because the students felt they knew more than she did. Her breadth of knowledge about A&P did not seem very broad so the students felt it necessary to share their experiences and knowledge about A&P. I found this undermining to the instructor because the students either had contradictory information to hers or brought up information about which she had no knowledge whatsoever. This also wasted time in class listening to stories that may or may not be founded in fact.
she knew the subject well
Michelle's knowledge and passion for teaching make her a great instructor. She is prepared with lecture notes and slides, videos, and even Jeopardy review games. She takes the time to explain everything and breaks the information down in a way that helps you to grasp to concepts of such a vast array of information. She is personable and very easy going.
She knows how to effectively connect with the students and explain the content to a degree where we can understand it.
16. The instructor spoke clearly.
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%)
17. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
I would not change a thing.
Area of studies are too broad. Instructor is going to fast, hard to understand. Did not have a specific area of focus on each chapter which makes many students in the class got poor grade on their test.
The instructor would be a better lecturer if she came to class prepared. She was often at a loss for words. Meaning she could not think of important terms we needed to know or did not know what abbreviations in her notes stood for. However, that information was actually in her notes so if she had read her notes before coming to class she would have known this information. The jeopardy reviews at first seemed helpful, however, I realized the questions in the review were not very to the actual exam. Also there were multiple reviews where we had to identify different organs, however identification was not on the exam. This is a waste of time. If jeopardy reviews more closely matched the types of questions on the exam students would do better on the exams.
more specific on what is covered on the test. there is a lot of information to cover.
If anything, I would have preferred to write our topic papers concurrently with the chapters being studies.
I wouldn't suggest this instructor any changes.
18. The instructor was not available during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.78 9 0.97 Freq(%) 4 (44%) 4 (44%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%)
19. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would work with the student until the student got the concepts.
Michelle was also willing to answer questions or take comments in class. She asked about personal experiences which makes class more interesting when you can relate what you are learning to your own life. Michelle was also very willing to review questions on the exams and give students the benefit of the doubt.
The instructor showed concern for me, personally, when I had a family crisis and was unable to attend classes. She followed-up on emails, let me know what was covered in the classes I missed, and did not dock my attendance grade. I am very appreciative of Michelle - I was able to still do well, even when going through an extremely trying time at home.
She was willing to give students a prolonged deadline for assignments if something came up. She also explained things until the class understood it.
20. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, she is a really good teacher and she cares about the students progress.
No, because teaching style is not good. Only lecture but did not show concrete examples for students to truly understand the subject. Need to specify what to study and aim for in each chapter instead of letting the student do the guessing of what needs to be learn.
No, because I do not feel the lecture was very helpful. Michelle read directly from her PowerPoint presentation and did not expand on the information. I did well in the class but this was because I studied hard on my own and added to her notes. I do not see the point of going to a lecture if the lecturer does not provide additional information. Also the notes did not follow the order of the book which made it harder to study from the notes. Instead of studying from page 1 to page 2, I had to study from page 2 to page 5 to page 3. The order of the notes made no sense. During class, Michelle went too quickly over important information. It would have been helpful if she repeated hormonal pathways (for example) more than once to help the class learn. Also there was very little emphasis on the specific parts of the notes we needed to know for the exam. Not every piece of info in the notes is important enough to memorize. Many instructors make that clear. Michelle did not do this often enough. Not everything in the notes can be equally important.
yes, she made the subject easy to understand but went very fast sometimes
Absolutely. Michelle is not only a fun and caring person, but she is an excellent teacher. She knows what she is talking about and is great at sharing her knowledge in ways that you can comprehend, and even look forward to learning.
I would recommend this instructor to other students because I gained a lot of knowledge and it was in a effective way.
21. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is really friendly and funny.
A very good and caring person, but not an effective teacher due to reasons listed above. Could use some improvement on teaching style such as being more specific on the subjects being study.
The PowerPoints should be bound and sold at the bookstore. It is an inconvenience to print PowerPoints every day before class. It also wastes me toner and my money. There are too many diagrams and pictures in the notes and there is no explanation of these diagrams in the notes. Diagrams without further explanation do not teach me anything. It's just a waste to print these slides out.
slow down lectures and cover more areas that are on the exams
This instructor was one of the best instructors that I had for zoology. it was very easy for me to understand the material.
22. The instructor actively listened to students.
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%)

Michelle Smith: OCN201, Fall 2008     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Natural Sciences
Course: OCN 201 - Science of the Sea Crn (Section): 64290 (0)    
1. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 8 (57%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%)
2. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
unorganized scattered nice
passionate, fair, open
I need this to be taken seriously, I think that her teaching skills are very poor. She knows what she is talking about but all the students can not get the info across. She does not grade on a curve and she gives the worst test that anyone could take. The average grade is a failing score and she still don't grade on a curve or think that a lot of the questions were faulty. She needs more skill to teach at a Community College.
unprepared freindly educated
well organized
knowledgeable Unexciting Not lenient
knowledgeable, understandable, not clear on instruction. new wardrobe
hard, unprepared,
nice, confusing
confusing, unorganised
Knowledgeable Funny
3. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.57 14 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%) 2 (14%)
4. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.21 14 1.12 Freq(%) 4 (29%) 6 (43%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 14 1.45 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%)
6. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 14 1.41 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%) 3 (21%)
7. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.14 14 1.17 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%) 2 (14%)
8. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 14 1.4 Freq(%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 3 (21%) 4 (29%)
9. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.93 14 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 5 (36%) 5 (36%)
10. The instructor stimulates student's thinking about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.36 14 1.22 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 5 (36%) 3 (21%) 3 (21%)