eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Sandra Knighton

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NURS220, Spring 2012
NURS210, Fall 2011

Sandra Knighton: NURS220, Spring 2012

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 220 - Health and Illness I Crn (Section): 44200 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 9 (45%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 8 (40%) 8 (40%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Seminars and labs
Study guides!
All of the skills and lectures were very valuable and helpful.
NCLEX style exam questions.
good lectures
The material was taught very throughly.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 11 (55%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
8. 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  
4.55 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 11 (55%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 12 (60%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%) 10 (50%) 7 (35%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 8 (40%) 9 (45%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 7 (35%) 12 (60%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Sandra makes you feel comfortable to approach and ask questions. She tries to give specific examples to help visualize the material/skill.
Sandra is always open to answering questions and explaining what I do not understand. I feel like she treats all students equally and cares about us succeeding.
A wonderful instructor! She explains so well and her the way she explains makes me feel at ease. She is very thorough in teaching in lecture and lab. She is a wonderful person and very appproachable!
She always has a very clear message. Communicates well with students.
Sandra is a very thorough lecturer, she is very descriptive when lecturing, and it is easy to understand what she is talking about. She is kind and has a very bubbly personality. Sandra makes me feel comfortable when she is lecturing.
Her explanation of procedures and lectures.
thorough material
She is very through and encourages questions. She always comes to class prepared.
knowledgeable about topics
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
After hearing from other students, it seems our clinical group is the only one where all students could not pass medications on both clinical days each week. I am not sure why we could not when all the others could.
Sandra is great, the only improvement would be to stay on point while lecturing. Sometimes she goes off subject while lecturing and I lose focus.
When Sandra lectures, she likes to describe everything in fine detail, sometimes she doesn't have enough time to complete her entire powerpoint. My suggestion is that Sandra should speed up the process and summarize what she is saying so that she and we all could finish on time.
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every student deserves to be treated with the same amount of respect
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.65 20 1.18 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 7 (35%) 5 (25%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 20 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 11 (55%) 7 (35%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 12 (60%) 7 (35%)
22. 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 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 9 (45%) 10 (50%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
24. Other comments:
I do have a problem concerning the way we are taught lab skills (this is for all the instructors). I do not understand why we are taught 2-3 sometimes 4 different ways of performing one skill. I am a first year nursing student, some of these skills are completely foreign to me and I find it confusing to try and remember the different ways of performing. Instead of expecting us to learn one skill and pull it off 3 different ways why can't a group of seasoned nurses have a meeting before demonstrating a skill and decide on one particular way to teach how it's performed? After we have the foundation of how the skill is performed then point out an alternative way of performing the skill. This would help when check offs are due. ;)
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Sandra Knighton: NURS210, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kauai Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 210 - Health Promo Across Lifespan Crn (Section): 43195 (0)    
1. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 12 (60%) 6 (30%)
2. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 9 (45%)
3. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 11 (55%) 8 (40%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Te information was pertinent to clinical
SIM Lab, role-playing, clinical, and activities during lectures
development of critical thinking process and NCLEX style questions
clinicals
Everything.
5. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
6. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (40%) 12 (60%)
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 10 (50%)
8. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (50%) 10 (50%)
9. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 9 (45%)
11. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 0.95 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%) 8 (40%)
12. The instructor was able to stimulate and lead group discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 19 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (42%) 11 (58%)
13. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 20 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
14. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 10 (50%)
15. The instructor was available and willing to help with individual problems outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 20 1.01 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 8 (40%) 9 (45%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 13 (65%)
17. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Her style of teaching was interesting. Real life stories help to put all the information into perspective
She really has a interesting style during lectures, she brings in small toys animals to go with her presentation. Example she gave all the student a small Koala and her presentation was on Koala-ty care. Some lectures she stops and makes sure the student have a better understanding in the concept through mini activities.
If you one of her favorite students or in her clinical group then you will get the support for the class!
openess
Extremely helpful. Always offering her help. Makes us feel comfortable. Doesn't mind being asked questions. Lectures are very detailed and informative.
Sandy has a lot of knowledge about nursing.
Sandy is a wonderful instructor. She is always prepared and communicates effectively. She offers constructive criticism that motivates me to improve myself, and to go the extra mile. She makes the learning environment fun and comfortable. She has always has a positive attitude, great humor, and is very supportive. She does a wonderful job of teaching us the course material and preparing us for assessments/quizzes/tests. I enjoyed her lectures and appreciate her "sweet" spirit.
18. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Course: Towards the ending of the semester test/quizzes was the same week as N212. I really like how there are different techniques we can learn from among the different teachers.
In the beginning of the semester I was very excited to have Sandy as my instructor.She seemed very intelligent, interesting and caring instructor. However, within the first few weeks it proofed to be the opposite. I felt very uncomfortable asking her questions during her lecture, made me feel even stupid. During the test, after asking her to clarify the questions, her reaction made me feel like I was asking a stupid question! and in the future, I chose to not ask a question, even when I didn't understand something!
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Keep doing what you're doing!
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Sandy is great.
19. Assignments are returned promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.45 20 1.15 Freq(%) 2 (10%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%) 8 (40%) 3 (15%)
20. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
21. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 20 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 7 (35%) 11 (55%)
22. 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  
4.25 20 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 6 (30%) 10 (50%)
23. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 20 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 9 (45%) 9 (45%)
24. Other comments:
Great instructor! She seems to TRULY care =)
Sandy is an awesome teacher! I've learned a lot from Sandy.
We were required to have our draft paper in by a certain date, we were told we would have our drafts back from Sandy by a specific date, but only some students received their papers, while others had to wait over two weeks to get the draft back and then have seven less days to complete the final by the due date. As for the final, some people got their papers back quickly, and some students had to wait five weeks for their final graded paper. All of the papers should be held until they are all graded and then released at one time. It's not fair some students get theirs back while others have to wait over a month. Other instructors only took 2 weeks to grade all papers and released them all at the same time to students.