eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Catherine Davenport

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BIOL105, Spring 2015
BIOL105, Spring 2014
BIOL105, Fall 2013
BIOL105, Spring 2013
BIOL105, Fall 2012
BIOL105, Spring 2012

Catherine Davenport: BIOL105, Spring 2015

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 - Hawn Field Biology Crn (Section): 48046 (0)    
1. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I really enjoyed the teacher. She is very passionate about her subject which made the lectures easy to listen to because she enjoyed them so much herself.
The field trips were incredible and I think the most crucial learning activities were the Powerpoints
The variety of invasive species here on Maui, specifically, the fire ant. I had an educational opportunity to visit various sites around the island that I wasn't aware of growing up here and the instructor was educational to the locations, and provided knowledgable speakers at some of these locations. Awesome class!!
Hawaiian Field Biology was an interactive and a class with many information of the Hawaiian Islands. Learning about the land and the unique species expanded my mind to see things differently. I couldnt assist to field trips but it is something that I really like on these classes, to learn on the field which is better than learn in a room ..
Learning about the different thing about the hawaiian environment.
The field trips.
2. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
5. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She is an understanding teacher, was very understanding when I got the flu and allowed me to do what I could to make up work. She also is very passionate about Hawaiian Biology and the environment here. She definitely taught me a lot of things I didn't know before.
She is probably one of the sweetest and most passionate teachers I've even had. Cathy Davenport lives what she loves and her overall outlook on the world spills into her classroom to energize her students about her area of expertise.
Very knowledgable in her degree of instruction. Patient and humble in her presentations regarding plants, insects, sites, etc. Lucky to have her class.
She is a passionate teacher that loves what she teach and impress when new things come up. I like the class, system of exams and homework with her.. The field trip on her class I believe are exceptional because the places where are located are amazing and somethings is difficult or you wont be allow to get into this places. mahalo to the teacher!
She is a great instructor. I really enjoyed her class.
She is a nice teacher and soft spoken. Sometimes to most time it's difficult to hear her in class but she is good professor who is passionate about her job!
6. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
7. 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 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
8. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (17%) 3 (50%)
9. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Unfortunately some of the field trips were canceled due to weather and also other factors such as a place being closed during the season without us knowing it and not enough staff to take us. It'd be better to have more preparation for field trips. Maybe some of that can't be helped though because it's on other people and not the teacher.
I think having more exciting videos would be nice.
Can't think of any.
. More days and hours available for this class, Mondays are a hard day Recent books The class is already very good, I do not know what else could be improved.
The course is good already. I don't have anything to improve for this class.
By maybe doing some hands on activities rather than just watching long draining videos and presentations and only get to go on field trips on a couple Saturdays. I don't mind the field trips I enjoy them but in class it gets boring and dull. Just make things fun! Because we are in there from 6 - 8:30pm and we're all tired.
10. Other comments:
MAHALO!
N/A

Catherine Davenport: BIOL105, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 - Hawn Field Biology Crn (Section): 47107 (0)    
1. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
The hands on work during field trips.
THe lectures
The field trips were the most valuable learning tool for this class. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed going on these field trips and am very grateful for the amount of information I learned from our instructor, Catherine Davenport, while on these field trips. I know that I tend to be a "hands-on"-type learner which explains why the field trips were so beneficial to what I absorbed in this class.
Having the students give presentations about what they learned.
I think the Powerpoints before every field trip were good because we got to prepare for what we were gonna see on those trips.
2. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of 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%)
3. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
4. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
6. 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  
4.67 7 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
7. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
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%)
8. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
I don't think this cource needs to improve
N/A
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no improvement...perfect
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9. Other comments:
none
Catherine Davenport was an excellent teacher. I have enjoyed her expertise and knowledge in the field of Biology and especially appreciate how she ties-in the Hawaiian language and culture into this class as well. I have surprised myself with how much I have sincerely enjoyed this class given the fact that I have always struggled in science classes. I am recommending this class to everyone I know.
N/A

Catherine Davenport: BIOL105, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 - Hawn Field Biology Crn (Section): 45663 (0)    
1. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Opening my eyes to native plants & animals. Learning how precious our ecosystem in Hawaii is. She doesn't just teach but shares her true feelings & emotions about the most simple plant ex:limu. Extremely valuable.
i really liked the field trips
field trips around this island. i learned about place names and culture at most places. also learned new plants and animals that are hard to hind or even extinct.
I think the field trips were very valuable. Being able to see certain native plants and birds in person and being able to touch the plant was educating.
2. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of 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%)
3. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
4. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
6. 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  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
8. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
NA
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if the teacher spoke louder and the class was split into two days
Because we only had one class a week it would help to have snacks in the class because the class was 3 hours long to keep us awake and ready.
I think Ms. Davenport did an excellent job in teaching this course. I don't have any suggestions for improvement, except that due to weather a major field trip was cancelled, but for safety reasons and I respect that.
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9. Other comments:
cherry Ms.Davenport good teacher to learn Native plants and animals from.

Catherine Davenport: BIOL105, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 - Hawn Field Biology Crn (Section): 47775 (0)    
1. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
the lab and on-site educational tours
WEEK END LABS
The Saturday field trips were the most educational as well as valuable. Each field trip was well organized and narrated by highly qualified individuals. I have learned many important issues on Hawaii biology in this one semester, than I have in many years of living here.
I really enjoyed the field trips to all of the different sites. The meeting of so many of Maui's wonderful and unique individuals that are passionate about the land, plants, animals and resources was a bonus. Cathy has a gentle and caring attitude about this subject and it is contagious. Thank you Cathy :)
I believe when we had to do our presentations, it was very useful. It wasn't like other classes were you had to just sit and listen to the teacher, we were actually involved teaching a part of the agenda which was something great to do.
The hands on field work and trips to various locations on the island!!
2. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
3. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
4. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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%)
5. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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 exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. My grades accurately represent my performance in 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%)
8. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
i think catherine is doing a great job and knows her subject well. maybe after the science classes move to the new building the classroom will feel cleaner and more comfortable.
The classroom was depressing...no windows. I had other courses in this building ( history, science) and felt the same. I felt like I was suffocating. I hope in the future all science classes will be taught in the new building . I hope there are large windows !
Ms. Davenport's class doesn't need any improvement.
It w=is fine the way it is! Excellent instructor, excellent course.
9. Other comments:
na
Excellent teacher. Excellent class. I look at Maui island through new eyes.
Thank you for a great learning experience.
OVERALL IT WAS A GREAT CLASS!!! LEARNED A LOT

Catherine Davenport: BIOL105, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 - Hawn Field Biology Crn (Section): 46330 (0)    
1. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I enjoyed learning about limu and fresh water shrimp.
all
The aspects of the course that I found valuable was everything. From the lectures, to the videos, the field trips and powerpoints, everything was helpful.
The field trips was the focal points in the course. It was refreshing to be out of class learning then being drowned by vids and powerpoint material.
Based on different ecosystems, the field activities that were involved with the course were really helpful in making my understanding of the material more realistic. Catherine Davenport demonstrated her excellence in knowledge of this course and made it enjoyable. The field activities got the students to open up...feel more comfortable, and communicate effectively amongst each other.
Attending the weekly field trips were most valuable to me because listening to the lectures on mondays prepared us for what we would be seeing on our field trips. It was good knowing ahead of time what we would be seeing. It gave us a better understanding of the importance of the field trips.
2. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
3. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. 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 6 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
7. My grades accurately represent my performance in the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
It was a good beginner course.
nothing its good the way it is
So far the only improvement I have would be to have more classes during the week with her. The class is 3 hours long, but there's so much information that I wouldn't mind and would great enjoy being able to have her for one more day to learn with her.
no improvement at all.
No improvements necessary. This course is perfect just as it is =)
9. Other comments:
good teacher
I love this class. It's interesting and makes me want to learn more. Ms. Davenport is knowledgable, patient, makes you feel comfortable in her class and makes you want to learn. The field trips were awesome and the guest speakers she brought in was amazing. Being in her class has sparked my interest in Botany and I'd like to pursue a career towards it or something in conservation thanks to her teachings. :)
Its been a pleasure having this class. The teacher does an EXCELLENT job teaching it!! Thank you =)

Catherine Davenport: BIOL105, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Biology
Course: BIOL 105 - Hawn Field Biology Crn (Section): 49060 (0)    
1. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I really enjoy how students gave weekly presentations incorporated with the field trips at various locations.
Catherine was an excellent teacher and showed us many things about native Hawaiian plants, animals, and ecosystems. Everything that I was taught I will surely take with me forever
I very much enjoyed the field trips because it gave me such a great perspective of what we learned in class.
Learning about invasive species and the affects they have on the balance that the endemics and indigenous species of the Hawaiian Islands have.
Every part of the course was valuable, but especially the labs.
2. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
3. The instructor makes me feel free to ask questions.
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%)
4. The instructor was available for consultation with students.
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. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
6. 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  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
7. My grades accurately represent my performance in 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%)
8. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Awesome
amazing! her teaching methods are great and I learned so much!
great
Awesome course! Loved our lab field trips and learned a lot of valuable information!
Catherine Davenport was very knowledgeable of the subject matter. She gave the students a chance to learn for themselves and teach each other on the different topics provided for them. It was a very unique way of learning as well as educating others.
9. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Only that it could be available on different nights as well
The exams could be a bit more challenging.
10. Other comments:
This class was very beneficial for those who want to learn more about the Hawaii, culturally and naturally. I never would've gone on any of the hikes we went on if it hadn't been for this class. Each field trip was very rewarding and gave more information than any hour sitting in a classroom could.