eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Jinan Banna

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FSHN185, Fall 2014
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Jinan Banna: FSHN185, Fall 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 185 - The Science of Human Nutrition Crn (Section): 75185 (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  
2.2 85 0.8 Freq(%) 15 (18%) 43 (51%) 22 (26%) 5 (6%) 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  
1.68 85 0.47 Freq(%) 27 (32%) 58 (68%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 89 0.67 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 3 (3%) 25 (28%) 60 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 88 0.9 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 0 (0%) 6 (7%) 22 (25%) 57 (65%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 89 0.97 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 3 (3%) 4 (4%) 28 (31%) 51 (57%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 89 0.96 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 2 (2%) 6 (7%) 27 (30%) 51 (57%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 88 0.81 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 1 (1%) 3 (3%) 36 (41%) 46 (52%)
8. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 89 0.92 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 13 (15%) 33 (37%) 39 (44%)
9. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 89 0.94 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 16 (18%) 31 (35%) 38 (43%)
10. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.01 87 1.04 Freq(%) 4 (5%) 3 (3%) 13 (15%) 35 (40%) 32 (37%)
11. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
The knowledge that I gained from learning about the importance of nutrition for pregnant women and the elderly benefited me personally because I can advise those who are pregnant or elderly in my family. Also, having learned about cancer-fighting foods benefited me as well because I can pass on this knowledge to people in my family who have/had cancer.
I gained ways on how to improve my diet & my overall health
How to eat and live more healthier and what are good and bad for you
How to take care of yourself
How to eat healthier and better.
I learned about the different nutrients in foods and what a healthy diet is which will benefit me in the future.
This course has taught me more about my body than I thought it would. It also was brought to my attention how different foods are and what is in everything.
I think the material about the RDA for nutrients and what food helps with what will be the most beneficial for me.
A wholesome understanding of nutrition applicable in every day life, 3 credits, and good exercise from having to walk to the Biomed building.
I have definitely learned a lot about eating a healthier diet. I've always known about eating healthy, but this course has definitely taught me about the smaller aspects that can make a huge difference.
How to balance my diet and the amount I receive from each food group..
Taking this class gave me a better understanding about food and nutrition in general. I learned more about what kinds of things are in different types of foods that can benefit me and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Personally, this course will help me benefit in my eating and excersising style. I learned a lot from this course like everything we do now, will affect us in the future. It was a wakeup call for me personally. This course was very interesting and I am sure it has impacted many as well, including me.
I learned that having a balanced diet can really benefit someone's health.
I understand the concept of this class I will use to for my personal life due to the course content. I will use nutrition education for my personal life situation cause everyone need to know what is good for you and what is not.
I know more about nutrition and what foods are most beneficial for my body.
I got to understand a lot about nutrients of the body and how the body functions. From this course, I know how to eat healthier and know what is best for my body and future.
This entire class will be helpful to me throughout my life in assisting with my health.
Various nutritional information that I can use daily to improve my quality of life.
We learned a lot about vitamins and minerals, which will help in the future. I have always been interested in fitness and nutrition so learning how to read nutrition labels and knowing the differences of vitamins and minerals will come in handy for the future.
I really liked that I could apply most of this to everyday life and help others to make smarter decisions. As a fitness professional, this class provided a wealth of useful information in a way that was understandable and not overly scientific.
In-depth information on nutrition and fitness. Knowledge and insight into a field of study I would like to pursue.
I received information in this class about health and nutrition that will change the choices that I make when it comes to eating or working out. A lot of the information that I have received in class is very easily applicable and helps improve your lifestyle.
It benefitted me in choosing the healthier diets.
I like how Professor Banna was able to incorporate things that we can use in real life unlike other courses.
I liked learning about the different nutrients and how to plan a diet because I learned things that I could apply to my everyday life. I liked assignment 2 because it related to my life and taught me how to evaluate my diet and determine if I was getting enough nutrients. This is something that I can use throughout my life after the class is done.
Information on how to have a nutritious life.
Healthier eating habits
I've learned ways to maintain a healthy diet and other tips to carry on a healthy lifestyle.
How to eat properly and incorporate different properties into my meals
most definitely in eating a healthier diet
how to change my diet of I'm lacking a certain vitamin/mineral, how I can lose/gain weight, how to eat well when I become pregnant, and what alternatives I can consume because I am lactose intolerant.
A balanced nutrition
How to choose a good diet and one that will help my body last as long as it can.
I think its crucial that everyone take a nutrition class to benefit themselves in the future through a healthy lifestyle and knowledge about the human diet.
How to manage my health and the importance of a healthy diet.
I learned the difference between micronutrients and macronutrients. I will use what I've learned in this class to live a healthier lifestyle and the importance of portion sizes. I was also surprised to learn about birth and breastfeeding and I was surprised to learn the difference between breast milk and the factory produced milk. I will also take into consideration on how to make sure my (future) child gets his/her vitamins and nutrients and I as a parent will set a good eating example.
I learned about maintaining my own nutrition and to help me maintain a healthy lifestyle. It taught me how to better my living style and made me more ware of the nutrients that are in my daily diet.
More information on healthy diet plans.
Eating right, and learning life long things that will help me.
It falsified the media's views on health and nutrition. It taught me how to properly calculate my macro's and track them.
I learned a lot more about health and nutrition. That second assignment about keeping track of what I eat in a day was really eye opening.
A finer understanding of nutrition
healthy dieting
assignment 2 taught me how to choose food to fit my nutrient needs
I got a lot of knowledge about vitamins and minerals that I never knew before. I also got a lot of knowledge about the food that I eat in general. Now I when I look at my plate, I have a really good idea of what kinds of nutrients are going to go into my body.
I have a better understanding of my energy input vs energy output. I have in fact made beneficial additions and changes to my diet.
reading and understanding food labels
Made it very clear with plenty of examples
N/A
The daily nutrition requirements everyone must take and what those nutrients are and what they do.
I'm trying to become a personal trainer at the UFC Gym and gaining a basic understanding of nutrition is essential for me when I teach my clients about how to maintain a healthy diet.
A better understanding of nutrition in general that will better my choices about my diet in the future.
Lots of the nutrition and diet planning concepts I can apply to my everyday life.
The way I view my diet. I learned that sometimes too much of a good thing is harmful as well.
better nutrition management by learning how to balance my diet and what to do order to prevent nutrition-based illnesses.
What I learned from this course is that I learned how to manage and choose what I eat.
dieting
Basic nutritional information to aid in my daily nutrition habits.
What nutrients are necessary to fuel the body
Reading the food labels Eating healthier, a good balanced diet Knowing which kinds of food to avoid eating too much
Healthy food tips
Eating different foods to meet ALL nutrient needs.
My diet style. I have been looking at every food label since I started taking this course.
How to make healthy choices.
I learned a lot about nutrition and a healthy diet. I learned about the benefits of eating right and to exercise while I am still young because it can greatly help me in my old age. I think there were many concepts in this course that I can apply to my daily life.
Life style diet and food choices
I learned more about what is in my food and how to apply it to my nutritional habits.
A better and more comprehensive understanding of the food we eat.
How to make good eating choices
Learned a lot of very useful information regarding nutrition. Nice to know for everyone I think. Personally enjoyed this class a lot.
how to have healthy diet
12. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 89 0.89 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 7 (8%) 31 (35%) 47 (53%)
13. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 89 0.93 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 6 (7%) 26 (29%) 53 (60%)
14. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 89 0.75 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 5 (6%) 23 (26%) 59 (66%)
15. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 89 0.9 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 4 (4%) 29 (33%) 52 (58%)
16. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 88 0.66 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 3 (3%) 19 (22%) 65 (74%)
17. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 87 0.93 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 5 (6%) 20 (23%) 58 (67%)
18. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 88 1.04 Freq(%) 4 (5%) 2 (2%) 9 (10%) 27 (31%) 46 (52%)
19. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 89 1.01 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 3 (3%) 16 (18%) 20 (22%) 48 (54%)
20. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 89 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 14 (16%) 28 (31%) 46 (52%)
21. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 88 1.07 Freq(%) 4 (5%) 3 (3%) 15 (17%) 30 (34%) 36 (41%)
22. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 88 1.02 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 19 (22%) 23 (26%) 42 (48%)
23. The instructor seems well prepared for each class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 88 0.69 Freq(%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 4 (5%) 23 (26%) 60 (68%)
24. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
She remains professional in her attitude and behavior throughout every class. I like it whenever she adds a personal touch to help with lessons whether it's a personal story or a funny joke.
She's very enthusiastic about teaching nutrition. She tells us personal stories about her family & friends to better understand the concepts. and she tries really hard to engage with us
Very good always helpful
Pretty funny sometimes
Energetic
Professor Banna was super friendly and was easy to ask questions to. Also, she always responded to emails right away.
One thing about Banna's professional behavior that really stood out to me is how well she dressed each day.
She's very professional and organized when she lectures.
Very appropriate but still welcoming teaching approach, always positive and enthusiastic about the material and students input.
The instructor definitely knows her criteria well. If anything, I would say doing more interactive things/ trying to make the class more excited about the material.
Positive all the time and just is enthusiastic about the topic she is teaching.
She is very enthusiastic about the subject and it is easy see that she loves what she does. She is professional and wants her students to learn more about the subject.
Free Spirited, Friendly, Open to any questions or concerns and always genuinely cares for her students.
She always seemed enthusiastic when in class, and I trusted that she knew what she was teaching.
Professor Banna is well prepaired with all her course content. Her attitude is very professional in every way.
sheʻs professional
A very professional teacher who is understanding and open to her students needs. She's very friendly and I think people seem shy to talk to her during lectures because it is a big lecture class. But overall she's a great teacher who is enthusiastic about her subject and really knows what she is talking about.
She is extremely well educated and I don't doubt any information she gives us. She is also very friendly and enthusiastic about the course.
Very good
Very enthusiastic.
Professor Banna always had a positive attitude toward the subject and students.
Really good! Very funny and really sweet.
Professor Banna was very professional and explained things in a way that was comprehensible to the average college student.
Welcoming, knowledgable and approachable.
Professor Banna is a very kind professor. She is always open to questions anytime during class. You can tell that she is very passionate in her field, and she knows her stuff.
I have tried to contact her once, but she never replied her email.
I like how Professor Banna was always happy and cheerful upon arriving to class.
She was professional and knowledgeable. I could tell she was passionate about the subject and knew what she was talking about.
Jinan was very knowledgable about nutrition. I enjoyed her class because she made learning the material fun and easy to understand. Jinan was friendly and showed that she cared about her students. Whenever we had questions she would gladly take them and try to answer them to the best of her ability.
She behaved respectufully with everyone in the classroom and had a good attitude even when people seemed to not pay attention.
She was very enthusiastic and informational.
She was very knowledgable and very enthusiastic about the topic.
She's upbeat
very professional and on task. never procrastinates and does her job with a positive attitude.
very professional, happy, always comes to class with a positive attitude
Good
Shes very professional about her work.
Always kind and punctual, she presents the material well
A very studious and open minded person. Always willing to answer questions and give personal background whenever possible.
She always has a positive attitude. I like that even if students answer a question wrong, she will find a way to reflect that answer in a lesson.
She is a very friendly and caring person, her attitude in class always put a smile on everyone's face. she was never once in a bad mood and is always enthusiastic in class and what she is teaching.
Super enthusiastic during every lecture!
Very engaging and always incorporating nutrition to life.
She always makes you smile, she is funny and genuine. She covers the material well, but she just posts the power points so there is no incentive to come to class.
You're awesome and enthusiastic!
very positive woman
She was very helpful and professional
I feel that she is very professional. I can tell that she really tries to make the class interesting. She adds a little bit of humor and it really helps with the learning. She's really passionate about the subject which is really cool and makes learning a lot better. I also like that when she asks questions in class and no one immediately answers she doesn't get discouraged. I like that she is very patient with the class, but is also assertive. When she tells us her personal stories, it makes the class that much better. For me, I am an aspiring registered dietitian and her examples are really insightful. Plus she has a lot of experience in this field, and you can tell.
Professor Banna's passion and personal relation with nutrition was always very present in her lectures.
Very Professional
Very enthusiastic about the material and tries to make class interesting.
sometimes cute and funny
very professional
She's always smiling and really enthusiastic, even when the class isn't really responsive or giving her much feedback. She's very excited about the course material and seems to always have a positive attitude, which I really like because it helps me learn better when my professor is happy.
She is very professional about her teaching but she is very friendly and joking as well which makes the course really fun!
Positive attitude, always professional, and friendly.
She is always very polite and patient when lecturing and also when answering students' questions. She is not boring but speaks in a way that won't put you to sleep.
She explains the materials well and goes over the points that we absolutely need to know.
Professor Banna never goes off topic and she seems to be enthusiastic about her field every single class lecture.
always in a good mood. very passionate about nutrition
Jinan was nice and enthusiastic.
Friendly and professional
Professor Banna is very friendly and enthusiastic about what she teaches in class. The powerpoint slides are helpful in understanding the material and she stresses key points that I need to know for the exams.
Great
Very knowledgeable
She is friendly and helpful, always smiling.
Very professional and friendly
She is very enthusiastic about teaching and nutrition
She seems a bit too enthusiastic but who can blame her. Her passion and giddy attitude towards the instruction makes for an interesting lecture every time.
I really enjoyed this class. Jinan was an amazing teacher. She has a great style a voice that makes you want to listen. She is super friendly and supportive. Good job!
Very good professor. Clear . Easy to understand. Makes it easy to do well.
she was happy
Very kind Knowledgeable and passionate about Nutrition
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
None
Nothing much I really liked her power points & her methods of teaching
None
Maybe not telling too many stories about her personal life
To improve the course, there could maybe be more assignments instead of only 3. That would help students review the material more and give them a better understanding of the material.
Be more clear on what lectures are most important.
Nothing
None
As listed above, maybe doing more interactive things with the class.
This class is quite challenging so maybe a curve for the course might be best suited. Nothing else to change to be honest.
I liked the mixture of lecture and short video clips to add diversity. She speaks well and displays power point well. I would have liked her to go more in depth on certain things because I felt I could have learned many of the things from her power point by just reading the textbook.
Some students arent the best test takers just like me. Maybe to help students who struggle with this problem is have more assignments so they will be able to raise up their grades.
The quizzes and tests and powerpoints have NO relation to what we were tested on. I would study the notes, practice tests, study guides and weekly quizzes and I would still be absolutely lost on the tests. I came to class, paid attention, and took good notes but still felt so unprepared for the tests even after days of studying. I wish the questions on the test would be more closely related to what we learned in class.
Professor Banna has to have herself available in the morning of her class and not only the TA. Sometimes the TA are not available in the morning and we have to set meeting time in the afternooons
She isnʻt the most captivating of instructors.
I think Banna could make the students feel less scared to ask questions and be more open in class. I like how she tried methods to involve her students interaction by doing group conversation, green and red paper, and asking questions. Although I noticed a lot of students were scared to participate so maybe she could do something to make her students less scared to participate by giving them participation points or something.
More online resources for studying.
have the extra credit quizzes at the end of the class
Overall I was able to learn and retain a lot of information due to professor Banna's teaching style. However, sometimes the lectures got monotonous. I would recommend incorporating more videos or another source of content to switch it up once in a while.
More hands on type of activities would be really nice. Another thing is to please let class out early on time.
I found the power points to be helpful in studying the material as they hone in on what to focus on for exams. Professor Banna's application of the material to real life experiences (Peru etc.) were really enjoyable.
More review of information in class such as Jepodary, true or false questions and etc.
I don't have many suggestions for the class. Overall, this class is one of my favorite classes.
Please read your emails.
I like how she teaches, however I think more interactive lectures would allow more students to be involved during class.
This course was difficult for me to swallow at times because I have different beliefs about food than mainstream doctors and the government. I was disappointed with a lot of the information because in my eyes, it was wrong. I had prior knowledge of nutrition coming in to this class and expected to keep consistent with that trajectory; however, the information was inconsistent with my background knowledge and I never felt comfortable enough to share my opinion.
The only suggestion that I would make is to not go so fast through the power points. Towards the end, it was harder to copy down the information on the power point because Jinan would go a through them quickly.
She lectured with the help of slides that help people who need verbal and visual teaching. More hands on activities in class.
None.
Try keep in contact with the student's progress
nothing much. She does her job just fine.
nothing, it was great
Don't read verbatim from the powerpoint
Maybe adding more extra credit and more practice exams as resources
I would recommend letting student correct exams for partial points back, its a good way for students to learn from their mistakes as well as giving a little extra help for those who need it. It gives the students the incentive to keep at the studies as well as ask questions with problems they encountered.
Some of the questions on quizzes and exams could be worded better. For example, I am not 100% sure that the best time to prepare for old age is from conception - I checked the textbook and internet sources and it says that adolescents is a good time to prepare and be healthy since it is when you have your growth spurt and need lots of nutrients for growth. There were a couple more that I can't think of at the moment, but I like that most of the questions are straightforward.
I think she did a great job informing students with her power point presentations and the videos she incorporated into the slides. the practice problems re very helpful as well.
none
Maybe could have better slides. Love how the course is engaging and full of different things in a lecture, but no one seems to want to talk in friendly discussions.
Maybe hold study classes before the exam.
If you could have a small review session the course day right before the test. I think that would benefit everyone, especially those who actually come to class everyday
n/a
more extra credit mini quizzes
I feel that her teaching style is really good. I really enjoyed her teaching style. I would say that she is probably one of the best professors I have had. She speaks loud and clear and annunciates, which is a really good thing. I feel that the only thing that could be improved would be that on Laulima, the power points could be placed on in black and white background. When its the other colors its harder to read when printed out, plus it wastes a lot more ink. I like that in the powerpoint its colorful though.
More extra credit
More hw assingment, less quizzes.
More extra credit opportunities? Possibly dropping the lowest quiz or exam grade because there are times when students have "off days" and don't do their best for one exam/quiz. I wouldn't want that one mishap to reflect in my overall performance.
Maybe we could have more of those activities that involve the students more by making them physically engage in different exercises or something to stimulate their brain a little more. Lectures are okay, but it's hard to process all of that information sometimes when I'm just sitting there.
I think she does a great job teaching the course.
I would like to see more homework assignments that work directly with the course material.
Maybe discuss a little bit more on nutrition for athletes and maybe bring in some professional athletes and let them lecture a couple times.
More assignments to help learn the material better. Mini quizzes aren't as effective at retaining the material. The slides alone aren't enough to keep the material.
She can probably have us do some more activities rather than than have us talk to people we're sitting next to during class.
more quizzes
Try not to wreck students with so much information at once. Try to cater a little more to those who aren't in love with the subject. Try being less dry and robotic; it's apparent that YOU are enjoying the course but others might not have the same passion so try to work towards making those students enjoy the course and material instead of throwing the info around and segregating those who love the subject and those taking it as a requirement.
Organized and very easy to follow
Keep the weekly online quizzes because it helps me to test myself on the material that was already taught.
None
None
I thought that the class participation exercises weren't that useful. We were a huge class and everybody just was not comfortable with talking to one another. I also found that the study guides did not really help me when actually studying for the exams. I did all of them, however I thought that the concepts discussed, did not really show itself on the test. I loved that we had extra credit I would have liked to maybe had more.
Move on when student participation is not happening
keep up the good work.
Don't go on conferences ..in spain. :)
Actually put stuff that you talked about in class on the test
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
She's extremely knowledgeable in her field and she knows exactly how to teach it that's easy for everyone to understand.
She's very straight foward & you could tell she loves this major
Very great teacher
good
Great. She taught the information well and she was very helpful when help was needed.
The course was very helpful in my knowledge on nutrition.
A
Great professor with good insight and anecdotes on nutrition and food.
She is a good instructor who knows what she is talking about.
Good instructor and nothing else really to say, presents her slides explains it, asks for questions, if not then assigns homework and make slides to prepare for exams.
Very engaging and passionate in what she teaches.
She was a good teacher, but the material didn't seem to match up
My overall review of Professor Banna she is a very sweet person but I feel that within her course students should have the option to do extra credit work. When I asked for extra credit she said she will find some but all the points should for a little more then what was given.
She seems nervous when teaching the class, and canʻt capture the attention of the class.
She's a very nice teacher who is really enthusiastic about her subject. She really understand what she is talking about and tries her best to help her students succeed in her class.
5/5
On a A-F scale... I give her a B
Was a good educator.
Professor Banna is an excellent professor!
Really good! Excellent teacher, very knowledgable in the field of nutrition, and she's very nice.
I was happy to have had this professor for this course. She is very friendly and knowledgeable on the subject.
Two thumbs up. Would take this class again or any class taught by Prof. Banna in a heart beat.
She is a very kind and professional professor and she does her job well!!! Thumbs up!
She is a great teacher but she needs to communicate more with her students
As a lecturer, she did say "so" a lot; however, for the most part, she was engaging, professional, and knowledgeable.
Jinan is a good teacher. She explains the material and makes it interesting, relatable, and easy to understand. She always accepts questions and answers them to the best of her ability. I enjoyed her class and would recommend it to other students.
She is a wonderful teacher is is talented and extremely intelligent about this subject.
She is a great teacher!
A very passionate professor.
She knows whats she's talking about but could help the students a little more
good professor. Knows her material very well and teaches just fine.
a great professor who is very dedicated to teaching students about her vast knowledge on nutrition.
Good, would take again
shes a good professor.
Overall Dr.Banna was very influential on how I handle my meals and has really showed effort to help students in this field as well as entertain those within her class. She is enthusiastic as well as informative on the subject matter.
She has a great personality and seems very enthusiastic about nutrition. She could go a bit more in depth while teaching rather than saying the same things on the Powerpoints.
that she is a great person and can teach the class very well, she informs the students of everything we need to know for the exam and prepares us for the exam for us to succeed.
She's awesome!
A great teacher who tries to mix things up in the course to engage the students learning.
I enjoyed her and would take another class from her.
I hope that I get you again sometime during my college career
A good lecturer. She manages to teach a lot of people in an understandable way.
very good teacher
she's great
She was a really good professor. I would say one of the best that I have had. She's professional, has a lot of knowledge on the subject, and isn't too intimidating to talk to. I really like her and hope to have her again for another higher level class.
Willing to work with you if you communicate with her. Always helpful.
Very good teacher that keeps students engaged
Clear voice and nice
excellent
She's great! I really like her and I'm glad I have her as my professor.
She makes the course very exciting because she is so into what she is teaching. And I believe that is a great quality to have as a professor.
She is enthusiastic about the material, but sometimes it is a little bit difficult to make all of that material interesting. I would recommend this professor.
She is a great professor. She seems very knowledgeable about what she is teaching.
Evaluates the material well and good at getting concepts across to students. needs more material to help retain material.
I think Professor Banna did an excellent job in teaching this course.
excellent
Good
Excellent professor overall. She gives out extra credit with the mini quizzes each week to help boost the student's grades. I really learned a lot about myself by doing Assignment #2 because it helped me to see if I was getting enough carbohydrates, proteins, and fat a day.
She is awesome
I like the class and the professor
Awesome!
She is a very good teacher and easy to talk to
She is a good teacher
Very friendly, maybe a little awkward at times but she makes for a very fun professor, a great class to start my day, and a provider of pertinent information.
Keep up the good work. You are doing great.
Good.
she really hard and does not put what are on the slides in the test
27. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 89 0.84 Freq(%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 33 (37%) 50 (56%)
28. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 89 1.04 Freq(%) 4 (4%) 2 (2%) 16 (18%) 31 (35%) 36 (40%)
29. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.31 89 0.94 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 8 (9%) 30 (34%) 47 (53%)
30. The exams concentrated on reasoning and applying concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 88 0.92 Freq(%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 9 (10%) 37 (42%) 38 (43%)
31. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Dr. Banna's teaching style
The videos in between powerpoints they were really entertaining to watch in addition informative.
On the food nutrition
Learning material that helps you personally.
Nutritional facts
I liked the green and pink papers we would bring to class to answer questions when they were asked. Those helped a lot.
I like how we get 3 tries to do the quiz, how the slides are available online
The macronutrients and micronutrients aspects.
I enjoyed the parts on macronutrients.
Generally just learning about nutrients.
I liked the content of the course.
not sure to be honest.. have to think about that one.
I enjoyed looking at the different video clips and cartoons to keep lecture interesting.
Learning about old age, children and mothers and babies. This could help benefit girls in the future!
What I learned about the diet
I liked more of the hands on kind of stuff. Like going outdoors to do so studing. Or going down to use the Athletes facilities like taking a walk for exercise.
the weekly quizzes
I really liked how the assignments and quiz really helps our grade. Its not one of those lecture classes that are only based on papers and exams. She helps her students understand the concept from assignments and quizzes, which are really helpful in the test.
I enjoyed the digestion topics the most.
The athletes nutrition
easy to understand and good study guides/practice exams.
The course material was really interesting and I liked the case studies presented in class.
I like that this course all has pertinent information that I can apply in my personal and professional life.
Learning about macro and micro nutrients.
The extra credit offered for showing up to class and taking the mini quiz helps to keep students coming to class, although the powerpoints are posted online. The structure of laulima is also very organized, keeping study guides, powerpoint lectures, assignments, etc nice and neat.
Applying the studies while we learn to through was the best aspect.
I was pleased that all the information needed for exams was presented in class and on the powerpoints, instead of having to dig through the book.
I enjoyed learning about different nutrients and planning a diet. These were topics that relate to my life and that I use everyday. I also enjoyed assignment 2 because it taught me how to evaluate my diet to determine whether I am getting the right amount of nutrients.
I really liked learning about BMI and appropriate ways to maintain a healthy weight while making it clear that super skinny isn't the best.
Learning about protein, kcal, lipids and alcohol
The extra credit!
The assignments
Probably the whole balancing on what to eat to have a healthy diet. Things that you should or shouldn't eat were interesting as well.
the mini quizzes that helped boost my grade, even if just a little
Homework
The assignments.
Every topic that was brought up was interesting within itself.
Learning about the food groups.
I liked learning about the pregnancy, children nutrition and which foods contain the best nutrients for you.
It was clear and concise
I liked the sharing of foods and seeing the nutrition content of it.
The second assignment. It was personable and hands on.
A well rounded focus on nutrition.
all
the power points were helpful
I liked all the knowledge that I was able to obtain. It was a really useful class and even if I weren't going into the dietetics major I would have loved to take the class because its so useful outside of the class.
I really enjoyed learning about the various needs of nutrition over a persons lifespan. Learning about the nutritional needs throughout the world was also very interesting.
Not alot of Homework
N/A
Extra credit opportunities, the quizzes could be easily done online.
I like when our professor showed us funny videos or just any video in general. They were entertaining (such as the surfing alpaca) and kept my attention.
I liked getting. Better understanding of nutrition in general. It was very interesting.
This is a very valuable course to everyday life and healthy lifestyles. Learning about sports nutrition was pretty cool, and a lot different from what I expected.
The mini quizzes and the online quizzes.
Learning about so many different areas of nutrition such as food management, deficiency diseases and exercise. l
I like the fact that she puts all of the slides on Laulima and that we take quizzes every week to check our understanding of the course material.
exams because it tested my knowledge
The videos. Any videos at all. Just the videos.
Learning how calories are pulled from different sources and in what proportions
I really liked the chapters on the Pregnancy/Breastfeeding, Energy Needs, Childhood Health, Adolescence Health, and Adulthood Health.
Powerpoints
Learning about different types of foods for nutrients
Knowledge
How we can apply the course to our daily life or to people that we know
I liked that we learned of concepts that directly affect us. I learned about so many things that I can utilize in my daily life.
All of it
I liked the fact that the tests were pretty straightforward
Learning about the components of a healthy diet. I think its easiest to "passively" manage my diet and just by getting a more comprehensive understanding has led me to be more conscientious about my food choice.
An overall great experience.
Broad information . Which I found applicable to my everyday life.
got on good diet
32. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
The amount of readings assigned
The fact that there's 3 exams & a final.
About the body
Learning about the stuff in food.
like everything
I did not like the tests. They were really tricky and I did not get the grades I wanted on them even when I studied super hard for them.
I didn't like discussing with your neighbors because sometimes there aren't people sitting next to me or those around me don't seem interested in discussing. So I'm just there waiting.
No aspects come to mind from this course that I did not like.
Vitamins and minerals because there was a lot to memorize
Learning about pregnancy and learning about the digestive tract. I have never really enjoyed discussion of the digestive tract or the word 'intestines'.
I guess the hardest thing was just trying to keep up with the quizzes.
the three exams that we had to do and that is not including the final exam which is cumulative.
The lectures that didn't seem relevant to the tests
I did not like the activities that was created for the class.
the power points and lectures
I didn't like how the study guide were sometimes giving too much information that wasn't relevant to the actual exam. I mean some of the information was needed for the exam, but there were other questions in the study guide that wasn't even related to questions in the exam.
Learning about eating disorders.
None
I didn't really like that class would go to the second and sometimes even after class was supposed to be finished. I have a class all the way across campus and running just a minute after automatically makes me late to my next class. She tries to squeeze in 3 more powerpoint slides in 1 minute and kind of useless.
This was one of my more enjoyable classes- no complaints.
The partner discussions
No aspects that I dont like.
The exams were pretty hard. :)
In my opinion, the incorrect information.
I didn't like when the TA's or guest lecturer taught. They went very fast through the material and I don'f feel that they covered all the important topics that I needed to know.
The part I liked the least is the assignments that are multiple choice.
The pregnancy section
None.
The study guides weren't very relatable to the tests
Nothing much. Maybe assignment 2 was my least favorite thing to do.
nothing
The Tests
The tests. And that there wasn't that much extra credit opportunities.
Enjoyed the course, very interesting material.
Too many questions on the Assignments; a few were good but then it got boring with repetition, like naming the food groups to 30 foods.
I didn't like learning the chemistry part of it just because chemistry isn't my favorite subject.
The weekly quizzes
I did not like the neighbor discussions.
I lost interest after the mid term.
memorization of specific, esoteric facts. This doesn't really happen that much, but I feel that sort of material should be left to upper level classes.
none
the fact that there was a limited amount of assignments to bring up your grades
I would say all the memorizing. But that is something that all the classes deal with.
Not enough extra credit
N/A
n/a
I didn't like if the students weren't engaged, either by not asking questions, or by just only having a lecture the entire class period.
I didn't like the little bit of math that is in the course not because it is hard just because it's math.
I wasn't very interested in learning about geriatric or pregnancy health. I actually didn't expect to learn about those things in taking this class.
Maybe could bring in some guest speakers
few assignments.
What I liked least about the course was that there weren't more activities that had us interact with other people other than having us just discuss with others about the class content.
none
Everything that wasn't a video.
Too slowly paced
Understanding the Digestive System processes. There was a lot to memorize!
Quizes
Community building - when we're told to talk to our neighbor to discuss
Assignments (other than the second one)
The chemistry of the macronutrients...
None
I did not like that the final is going to be cumulative
The direct dietition work. I felt like it was very major specific and, while I can't always get what I want, tedious with very little reward.
No complaints
the test
33. Other comments:
Really good class. Learned a lot
None
Will be recommending this course to others
I would not recommend this class to a friend
The TA's need to be more on top of things. I missed and exam and requested to make it up and I didn't hear back from them for two weeks and they never even got back to me about making it up.
overall I had a good time and acquired a lot of knowledge through professor Banna's class.
Thank you! Excellent job!
I really like the mini quizzes for extra credit! The bingo review game was also a fun tool to prepare for the 3rd exam.
A class all student should take because it is very important and basic knowledge that can complete reshape the outcome of people's health.
Overall I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it to other students.
Nothing
I think it would be beneficial to add a couple more questions to the exams. Maybe 43 because 40 seems too little and 4 wrong is already 90%. I also thought it was weird for a nutritionist to promote the weight loss pills that we watched a video on.
none
Great job!
I apologize for falling asleep in class multiple times. I realize that it is very disrespectful and rude. Being a student-athlete I have to wake up early everyday which definitely is not beneficial to my well being both physically and mentally, but the more important one is the latter.
At times during lecture, there was too much pacing back and forth which became rather distracting. Although I do appreciate the movement as it's more engaging.
N/A
I learned a lot this semester, so thank you Dr. Banna!
None.
The final exam is ridiculous. Consider being less like Adolph Hitler. Thanks.
Great class!
None

Jinan Banna: FSHN689, PH689, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 689 - Nutritional Epidemiology Crn (Section): 85424 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 689 - Nutritional Epidemiology Crn (Section): 85371 (001)    
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (25%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (25%)
13. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
14. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
15. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
17. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I learned a great deal from the guest lecturers about how epidemiology can be used to address contemporary health issues. These presentations provided insight on applications of epidemiology which can provide guidelines regarding which directions to go in research.
The first few classes explaining about different methods of epidemiological study was good and there should be more discussion on this. Homework was beneficial in learning how to evaluate/criticize articles but there should be more discussions about homework answers. Student presentations are good in that it was beneficial in further evaluating a study.
The research articles.
18. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The Willett textbook was pretty much useless. Each chapter discusses epidemiological methods and issues by simply providing a list of examples of how each method or issue was used in a study. There were way too many examples and not nearly enough critical discussion. This book had little educational value in terms of helping students learn how to apply these methods.
Having too many guest presenters because I would have rather learned about what an epidemiology study is about and how to conduct one as opposed to learning about individual studies. It's hard to learn about individual studies when we don't understand the methods or how the study was conducted.
The book and some of the speakers were not very engaging. It would be nice if the speakers while talking about their research emphasized more how this relates back to the topic we are focused on for the week.
19. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
20. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
21. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
22. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
23. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
24. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
25. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
26. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
27. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
28. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
29. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
30. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
31. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
32. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
33. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
34. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
35. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
36. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
As much as I enjoyed the guest speakers, I would have liked to have heard more from Dr. Banna. Most of her lectures were in the beginning of the course. I would have liked to have heard her interpretation of issues concerning nutrition and cancer, nutrition and aging, etc.
We should learn about technical topics of epidemiological studies, more like the types of studies, methods of nutrient measurements, chi-square, and 95% confidence intervals. I would rather have lectures on these, followed by a guest speaker who's involved in a study that incorporates these methods. Homework should also be discussed after completion and correction.
Better book to use to reference Epi Nutrition information. Taking more time to explain the different types of research and breaking the class up at least over 2 days.
37. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
The expectations for the homework assignments could have been made more clear.
38. Assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
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%)
39. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
40. Reading assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
41. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
42. The guest speakers contributed significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%)
43. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
44. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
45. Other comments:
Honestly, I would have preferred take-home exams over in-class exams. This would have allowed us more time to critically discuss the lessons from class and evaluate a research study.
The test was really long. I did not understand why a research article was added to the mid-term and final since we are already being evaluated on critically reviewing articles. It also made the test extremely long by which point I was tired and just trying to rush to finish.

Jinan Banna: FSHN185, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 185 - The Science of Human Nutrition Crn (Section): 76679 (004)    
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  
3.0 46 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 17 (37%) 14 (30%) 14 (30%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.64 46 0.48 Freq(%) 16 (35%) 29 (63%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 46 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 18 (39%) 23 (50%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 46 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 21 (46%) 24 (52%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 46 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 4 (9%) 22 (48%) 19 (41%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 46 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (15%) 23 (50%) 15 (33%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 46 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 22 (48%) 22 (48%)
8. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 46 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (11%) 17 (37%) 23 (50%)
9. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 46 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 9 (20%) 17 (37%) 19 (41%)
10. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 46 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (24%) 20 (43%) 14 (30%)
11. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
-Improvement on lifestyle
Practically everything that i learned from this course will benefit me. From learning about diets to our BMI's this course has given me a healthier view.
I learned a lot about the diet and how integral it is to make sure you are being healthy in the sense that you need all kinds of different nutrients. I loved taking this course and incorporating the things I learned into my own life and diet.
Understanding nutritional needs
I will be able to apply this to my diet and lifestyle positively.
I'm able to create a healthy lifestyle plan for myself which includes a well-balanced meal and staying active
I learned a lot about nutrition and I will use this knowledege to help better my own diet and lifestyle.
This shoved me how to be more productive with what I eat and drink in life. It will allow for me to take away what I will consume
The things we went over about our daily diet and health will benefit my personally and the decisions I make.
The knowledge of personal nutrition is extremely valuable to me. It will help me to live a healthy lifestyle in my future.
This course helped me to break down the direct relationship of science in nutrition and its impact throughout the different stages of life.
being able to monitor, improve, and better my food intake for a healthier lifestyle.
A lot of knowledge pertaining to food!
I learned a lot about different nutrients and minerals. I will also benefit from being able to keep the book. I really like how MyPlate was introduced early in the semester that will become a big help in the future if I ever have any questions.
I learned about better health choices that I can make throughout my day that are simple and easy to apply.
We learned a lot of things that will apply to us in our everyday lives.
learning what my diet consists of
Learning about our nutrition is super important and how to take care of our bodys and keep them running efficeintly.
Diet planning and food knowledge were covered well
Diet and nutrition
knowledge of food content.
Time management and being independent and responsible for your own work and learning. Finishing assignments on time and keeping up with the studies especially since it is all online.
It helped me apply what I learned from anatomy and some of my chemistry classes. It was interesting to connect everything together.
how to incorporate different foods into my diet
A diet plan coupled with exercise.
The nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are important for your body and health.
I gained more knowledge of the different types of foods that I need to eat as well as how much of those foods I need to eat. I will be able to use this knowledge when I compete in a bodybuilding competition since diet plays a huge role in being successful in that sport.
I got a general overview of nutritional topics as related to practical application
The class made me look differently at my personal nutrition, which helps promote a healthier lifestyle.
I learned a lot about how nutrition affect our every day lives, and how easily it is to be deficient of nutrients. This course will help me to make better food choices to meet my daily nutrition needs such as my vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and also my water needs.
The concept of balancing my daily meals. If I am going to have an unhealthy dinner, I want to make sure I eat a healthy breakfast with nutrients that I wouldn't find in say, pizza.
Acquiring a balanced diet and lifestyle.
healthy choices make a difference
I learned how to plan my daily meals according to my DRI and to choose wisely on foods that will help my nutrient intakes.
Better knowledge on how our body uses food.
I learned a lot more about appropriate vitamin/mineral intakes, how to lose weight effectively, and good eating habits for children.
The diet assessment
If anything, it made me more aware of my nutritional needs.
Nutrition facts & vitamin functions.
Nutritional values and weight management.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 46 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (22%) 16 (35%) 20 (43%)
13. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 46 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 23 (50%) 18 (39%)
14. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 46 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (22%) 17 (37%) 19 (41%)
15. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 46 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (11%) 19 (41%) 22 (48%)
16. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 46 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (15%) 19 (41%) 19 (41%)
17. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 46 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 24 (52%) 18 (39%)
18. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 46 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 25 (54%) 17 (37%)
19. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 46 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 18 (39%) 25 (54%)
20. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 46 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 20 (43%) 24 (52%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 46 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 21 (46%) 20 (43%)
22. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.61 46 1.08 Freq(%) 1 (2%) 7 (15%) 12 (26%) 15 (33%) 11 (24%)
23. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 46 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (26%) 17 (37%) 17 (37%)
24. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 46 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 5 (11%) 20 (43%) 19 (41%)
25. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Our professor's attitude was very relaxed and friendly.
Great teacher - I was highly impressed that I learned so much and was so involved in an online class. I was not expecting to be this involved when I signed up for an online class.
She was professional and very knowledgable.
Very friendly and welcoming, she was always very positive about the subject.
She is very nice and very understanding!
Jinan Banna was very informative and helpful throughout this course. Whenever I emailed her she always responded quickly. She was also considerate with technical difficulties since it is an online course.
Excellent.
She was very enthusiastic with each topic and had a high energy of encouragement and uplifting attitude towards students throughout the entire course.
Couldn't really tell.
Professor Banna was very professional when I met with her during office hours. She had a lot of great examples to help me with the final and quizzes.
Professor Banna was very professional and helped when I had personal situations going on to complete some assignments.
She was very helpful whenever I had questions.
was professional when asked questions through email
She was well organized with her material. And enthusiastic about nutrition.
Great teacher all helpful
Good
very nice and professional. very knowledgeable too.
well organized.
Although this class was an online course and I did not get to meet Professor Banna in person, she was always helpful when I had a question and responded quickly to my emails.
She was very professional during online meetings
Nothing was ever bad. I never had a bad encounter with her, was always professional with the class even if it was online.
She was very professional and helpful she was flexible as well.
She was very helpful when I had difficulty in completing an assignment due to financial issues.
Prof Banna was very professional, responsive and helpful. Her teaching assistants were not necessarily so helpful or professional on a consistent basis, but she was always available to assist when any issues arose.
Professor Banna is one of the nicest professors I have had. Even though this was an online course, I was able to meet with her in person whenever I had questions. She really did help me as much as she could, even with my list of questions she showed patience and a positive attitude.
The online class was run very straightforward. Her questions always related to whatever topic we were covering and never ventured too far off course.
Good.
very professional, friendly and approachable
She seems very knowledgeable about this subject. But it is an online class so I did not really physically get a chance to see Prof Banna in the classroom environment
Very professional
She was very nice, helpful, and seemed to know a lot about the material.
Good!
N/A
Very friendly.
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
-Updated gradebook
None.
No improvements necessary, except maybe a longer time limit on weekly tests.
updated grade book
Reminders would be beneficial since the weekly assignments and quizzes can be hard to keep track of in addition to the iProfile assignment as well. The Tuesday sessions are also easy to miss due to lack of any reminders or technical difficulties.
N/A
Maybe to communicate more with the student in letting them know when this's are do and suggestions for ways to improve their work.
I think the layout of the course is good since we have a week to complete assignments and do quizzes.
A more up to date status of our grade would be good.
The synchronous sessions were hard to learn from because there was a lot going on and it was easy to get lost or confused. I think they could however be a good tool to use if there was a little more coherency between the breakout and main room sessions.
n/a
The content needed to know for quizzes.
Nothing. This course was beyond helpful and I enjoyed it very much. Banna is a great teacher and very helpful when I needed help. The course was well organized and I gained life knowledge that I can apply everyday.
N/A
remind students on whats due and when because its difficult sometimes when having multiple online courses
more reminders about assignments and deadlines. Since this class is online there is no reminder the class before when something is due the following. I had trouble getting organized and figuring out all of the different assignments quizzes and posts we had every week. It was a lot to handle I felt for an online course. I feel like most people take online courses to accommodate another class in an already busy schedule, and having so many assignments and projects in a class that you dont actually have to attend and therefore cant be reminded constantly of is hard to keep up with.
All methods were effective and clear good job!
n/a
When the test and quizzes are times it puts pressure on the student. Also when the amount of time is so short it makes it even harder to stay calm and concentrate without stressing about time.
some of the questions on the quizzes and exams were sometimes confusing worded kind of tricky.
the sync sessions are a little difficult due to time schedules.
Have an oncampus review session before tests/exams
none so far, course was great
N/A. Good job!
I think synchronous sessions should be offered at other times instead of just one specific time frame.
-More prompt posting of grades -More flexibility on the time of the synch sessions. Perhaps you could take a student poll regarding a good time? I took this class because my schedule is extremely tight, and a required afternoon class session was extremely difficult. -Ensure accuracy and consistency of information
The only thing I had trouble with in this class were the quizzes. There were a lot of answers that were similar to each other, and unfortunately I would choose the wrong answer which is where I lost most of my points.
I really like the idea of being able to work at my own pace. Giving me a week to complete the assignments and more than enough time to complete the homework assignments. This was a very well produced class.
more preparation for students during sync sessions
I didn't like how little time we had on each quiz.
Less technical difficulties
Maybe have an announcement on Laulima about everything due, I often forgot about the discussion assignments since it wasn't in the syllabus.
No syncronist sessions
N/A
Some emailed reminders or updates on the facebook page about deadlines from assignments or projects would be helpful.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very Good.
Wonderful teacher who is passionate about teaching this subject.
good course
She's a very capable and kind professor, it might be a bit better if it were a class we could attend physically but the convenience of it being online is a breath of fresh air compared to other courses.
Excellent!
Very nice and very effective
Jinan Banna is a very kind teacher who keeps her students very informed about assignments and tests/quizzes.
In our little interaction in this online course, I felt she was satisfactory.
she is a wonderful professor who is clearly passionate about the topic at hand, which makes learning much more comfortable and interesting. She does an excellent job at engaging and always striving to connect and cater to the students needs.
awesome!
Very great online course highly recommended!
I think professor Banna has set up a really great online class.
Awesome professor! Extremely flexible and helpful when I had difficulties.
Great professor.
great course and professor
I think she is a knowledgeable source of Nutrition, however I was overwhelmed with too many little assignments.
Great!!
good!
she is a good teacher, she knows her content, answers questions, and it prompt in replying.
good teacher
I thought that she was friendly and very helpful when I encountered certain technological problems. It would have been nice to recieve more emails from her each week just to update the class on what is going on/due for the week.
very good professor that knows nutrition very well
Good.
She is a very well organized teacher. Great class.
She is an understanding person that helps students in a timely manner.
A very knowledgable, approachable and enthusiastic professor running a course with some logistical difficulties
She is very helpful and knows her the principles of this course very well. She's quick to get back to emails (except weekends, but she made that clear in the beginning of the semester to balance her personal life and work).
She was helpful and effective at her job and helping me to learn as much as I possibly could about nutrition for infants, all the way up to the elderly.
Seems like a nice professor.
very knowledgeable and comfortable with on-line teaching
Very knowledgeable in what she teaches.
Good Professor!
I liked her a lot, she was very professional and informative.
Good professor, would recommend to another student!!
9 out of 10
I like the structure of the class.
28. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.22 46 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (15%) 22 (48%) 17 (37%)
29. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.28 46 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (17%) 14 (30%) 23 (50%)
30. The exams concentrated on reasoning and applying concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.11 46 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 5 (11%) 26 (57%) 12 (26%)
31. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.76 46 0.43 Freq(%) 11 (24%) 34 (74%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
-no comment
Having the flexibility to do my quizzes and assignment. Also putting it on a weekly due schedule made it easier for me to organize my assignment and finish them before they were due.
I loved how involved and organized it was.
flexibility
The ease of accessing materials and goin at our own pace was really helpful and nice.
It was very interactive compared to other online courses.
The freedom of doing assignments when you can
I like that you don't have to sit in a classroom and that you can choose when you want to turn in and do your assignments.
The ability to work and study in my own time is very valuable because of my busy schedule.
This online course was not time demanding, which was perfect because it allowed students to handle his or her studies on their own time and pace while still maintaining a good balance of structure to push the students to learn outside of the comfort zone.
everything was easily understandable.
It was well organized.
I really enjoyed learning about how our bodies function when we eat different foods.
I enjoyed that I was in a comfortable environment.
I like how we always know exactly what is expected of us each week.
fits around my schedule
not having to go to a classroom.
She was well organized
It was SO organized
The discussion board and getting to express my actually opinion and not having to quote the book every time.
flexible for my schedule
very flexible.
The flexibility I had to complete and study for assignments.
flexibility to do assignments/quizzes
It was easy to be at home and in class.
convenient
I was able to take the quizzes and tests when it was the most convenient for me in the comfort of my own home
I always liked that fact that you can complete the work at your own pace.
The convenience of doing everything from home without having to drive all the way into town.
I liked that it was to my convenience.
sync sessions
It was flexible to my time.
Easy to fit into busy schedule
I like the synchronous sessions since it allowed the professor and student to interact as if it were a real course.
I can do it whenever I want
Flexibility
The option to have alternate assignments instead of sync. sessions.
33. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.16 46 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (9%) 5 (11%) 16 (35%) 20 (43%) 1 (2%)
34. What did you like least about your online course experience?
-no comment
I hated the fact that laulima was giving me problems. I was not able to see the module list and USDA nutrient database until the last month of the semester.
The time limits for tests were too short.
The lack of communication and reminders. Due dates are easy to overlook when just mentioned in the modules.
N/A
Not as much communication
I always do my assignments last minute and for some topics of the course, I think it would be more helpful to learn it in class with class discussions and powerpoints.
The assignments were sometimes hard to keep track of.
The synchronous sessions were difficult for me to learn by because the program seemed to always shut down on me.
n/a
Quizzes and online sessions being on tuesdays, days I worked.
My least favorite part of the course was the exams. I thought they were pretty tough.
Sometimes I missed being in a class environment.
I don't like how there's always so much reading.
hard to remember what was due somedays
too many things were due each week. it was a challenge to keep up with. most of the time an online course is taken because a person has an already busy schedule. and it was a lot to do on top of other classes and work.
The amount of work
nothing
The amount of work and the time that was given to do it.
synchronous sessions didn't always agree with my schedule
the synchronize sessions
What I liked least about my online course was the technical problems that I sometimes encountered.
none
No set due dates except for sundays, and the collaborative blackboard usage. It became an inconvenience to have to set time aside to attend those.
deadline for the weekly quizzes
I did not like the fact that the synchronous sessions were during one specific time frame
The quizzes were extremely specific and did not always seem to align with the material as presented
N/A
I felt like there was more work compared to if I had taken the class on campus, but that is to be expected.
Sometimes there were online live class discussions that I wasnt able to make because of conflicting class schedules, so I was unable to make those.
timed quizzes and food log analysis without help
Quizzes were timed.
Technical Difficulties
Sometimes I forgot about everything due, especially if it wasn't in the syllabus.
The required syncronist sessions
N/A
The sync sessions.
35. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.24 46 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (15%) 17 (37%) 20 (43%) 1 (2%)
36. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
-no comment
The flexiblity.
It was very organized and interactive.
What I have learned
able to do assignment on own time.
Learning about nutrition.
The ability work at my own pace
Everything is online.
The online synchronous sessions were helpful.
I appreciated most the wonderful-positive attitude of the professor and the clarity of the organization of this course.
being able to have alternate assignments if one cannot make the synced discussions
The fact that everything was divided in modules and discussions were required so we can voice our opinions every week about different topics.
I really liked the discussion boards. It as interesting to see how other people reacted to the questions.
The discussion board. I enjoyed reading everyone's responses.
fits around my schedule
the material. gaining knowledge about nutrition.
The diet planning project
it's online
Just the ability to post on the discussion board
flexible for my schedule
that it was online and i didn't need to attend an actual class... I could be at my desk in my office at work and work on this course when i have free time.
The flexibility and the way I could relate what I was learning in different classes to this one.
iProfile
All of it.
the synchronized sessions
I liked the exercise aspects of the course because nutrition as well as exercise are crucial to ones health. I also liked how the course relates to my major, kinesiology and that it helped me to prepare my meal plans for the upcoming bodybuilding competition that I'm going to compete in next year
I liked that even though this is an online class we still had to log in to sessions where we were able to verbally communicate with other students. I also liked that there were an appropriate amount of work per a week assigned.
I liked the weekly quizzes and discussion. I always knew what was expected of me.
It was online and on materials that you can apply everyday.
sync sessions
Discussion posts.
Flexible hours
I liked the life nutrition and stuff we could relate and use in our life.
The module quizzes
N/A
The online modules.
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
-no comment
Laulima.
Time limits for tests were too short.
communication was sometimes challenging.
Just no reminders.
I felt the site was overwhelming. Not able to join synchronous sessions
N/A
The projects wereʻnt communicated effectively .
No ability to meet face to face with professor
nothing.
Some material on exams and quizzes was not in the provided online lessons.
I liked least the inconsistency of the online program for the synchronous sessions.
n/a
Quizzes
The exams.
The synchronized sessions in black board.
n/a
too many things due each week.
The quizzes
n.a
The times part because it doesn't bring out the best in a student
how some exam questions were worded.
the synch sessions were a little difficult to attend
The technical problems
none
The sync sessions.
The weekly quizzes
Synch sessions
The only thing were the quizzes that gave me the most trouble.
I did not like the layout of the modules. It was kind of hard to understand. I didn't even realize there was a page two of the modules until more than halfway through the semester.
timed test, quiz
Typed answers for exams.
Technical difficulties
I didn't like the disjointedness of the project. It was kind of confusing going back and having to remember what it was about and what to do.
Some questions didn't match answers that were directly from the power points
N/A
The sync sessions.
38. Other comments:
-no comment
Great job professor!
:)
N/A
It was a satisfactory course.
keep up the good work!
n/a
Thanks again!!
Interesting course but I think I would take the classes at school instead of online.
none
n/a.
sync session is very valuable to online learning
Good class overall!!
N/A
I liked the structure of the class.

Jinan Banna: FSHN185, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 185 - The Science of Human Nutrition Crn (Section): 87507 (003)    
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  
3.27 23 0.88 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 10 (43%) 8 (35%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.36 23 0.49 Freq(%) 14 (61%) 8 (35%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (26%) 17 (74%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 1 (4%) 8 (35%) 12 (52%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (39%) 13 (57%)
7. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 8 (35%) 12 (52%)
8. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 9 (39%) 12 (52%)
9. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 9 (39%) 11 (48%)
10. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 11 (48%) 11 (48%)
11. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Lots of important information about food and health.
Information about what foods I should intake and what I shouldn't.
Topics can be directly applied to managing my own diet for better health and fitness.
Nutrition!
I'll remember the importance of micro nutrients and vitamins. I'll remember the importance of eating more non processed food and eat at least one type of food item shown on the "myplate" (protein, vegetables, dairy, wheat, carbs) I have a better understanding of fastfood nutrients and how much calories i need everyday.
I learned a lot about proper dieting and how to eat healthy. I will use this information for future references to change the way I choose to eat.
Making more nutritious choices in my lifestyle :)
I got a basic understanding of the components of nutrition. I could have looked up the information myself, but this course exposed me to other resources and key themes.
I learned about sports nutrition, which I will apply to my daily life because I'm an athlete.
Life applications of diet and nutrition
Everything. I pretty much self directed my own studies. I took this class for my own benefits to learn about the science of how the body works, what is good for you to eat such as vitamins/minerals etc.
-diet project
I learned some of the basics of nutrition
I am now taking proactive measure in my life to stay healthy
Time management and initial nutrition information about the body and life
I learned a lot about food composition which will help me in the future since this is my major.
12. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 7 (30%) 13 (57%)
13. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (9%) 8 (35%) 12 (52%)
14. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
15. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 7 (30%) 14 (61%)
16. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 4 (17%) 15 (65%)
17. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 6 (26%) 14 (61%)
18. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 23 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 2 (9%) 15 (65%)
19. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.48 23 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 4 (17%) 15 (65%)
20. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 23 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (13%) 19 (83%)
21. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 23 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 4 (17%) 17 (74%)
22. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.61 23 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 3 (13%) 17 (74%)
23. I was able to get individual help when I needed it.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 23 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 4 (17%) 14 (61%)
24. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 23 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 6 (26%) 15 (65%)
25. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Very responsive and proffesional
She was very helpful when I had trouble with working the online sessions, so I was very appreciative.
Great attitude
no problems or issues. I felt she was a good professor and well organized.
Professor Banna was open to new ways of improving the course and was willing to listen to our input. I think that more teacher's should be open to student's input as ways to improve courses.
Helpful :)
Dr. Banna is very flexible and understanding. These qualities make it easier for students like me, who work a full time job.
Great attitude. I havent met her in person but we virtually communicate as a class online once a month through our group sessions. She seems very nice and understanding.
She was nice but her emails were kind of confusing..very minor though, it didn't bother me. She sent out more reminders for the class, which I really appreciated, and really motivated me to make sure I didn't miss any deadlines.
Very positive attitude towards teaching the class.
She is very professional & is willing to work with her students which is really amazing.
Professional
She was very professional and was more than happy to answer any questions I had.
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
You can improve sessions because it feels that not that much people pay attention.
Do not ask for presentations on topics that have yet to be covered, or make it more clear that such presentations are due weeks before the topics will be covered.
Stop using Wiley
Possibility to add more video examples/demonstrations of subject material being covered each week.
I thought that after a few changes were made to the course it was taught well. It was easier to keep up with assignments and the material.
Maybe go over the homework assignments or projects before they're due? It would help to just briefly go over it so as to not miss out some things. There were some things on the assignments that I didn't catch was marked off. Even though I should be more careful, I feel that going over the assignments ahead of the due date would help out a lot- as with the weekly reminders for things that due.
The only suggestion I have is making the directions on the synchronous sessions more clear, so that it's easier for us students to complete the project the way you want it. Showing an example would help! :)
Have the possibility to be more flexible with synchronous sessions. Provide more study materials for quizzes and tests.
It's fine the way it is.
This class is a lot of work for 100 level.I hated the group projects! Most people in the class don't have time to meet, and that's why they take online classes! I felt like I spent more time babysitting some of my group members, and less time working on the project. I would have been satisfied just doing it alone. I have been at U.H for five years, I am graduating this semester, and the group project for this class has to be the worst in any that I have ever had. The project was NOT the problem... it was the people I had to work with that was a NIGHTMARE!!! -In future semester, let people do there presentation alone, it is less time consuming.
The synchronious sessions were a little buggy at times.
I think she does a very good job of teaching an online course
Midway through, she changed the weekly due dates which was good for all student, and opened a larger time frame for a handful of us - good move for listening to your students. Teaching style is good, but could work on keeping students updated on grades, keeping students motivated, and being more interactive with students. Bad-on synch sessions. On Tuesday/Thursday from 3pm - 8pm I had class so wasn't able to attend any. If you're gonna do a synch session, do it all week or don't make it a requirement because it takes much more time and effort to do alternate assignments and it isn't fair to those who can't attend because you'll only do it those days. Another online teacher of mine made it not required and also did it throughout the day so we could attend.
Send out more reminders about due dates
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
helpful and knowledgable.
She is very helpful when needed.
she is awesome!
highly positive and good professor who knows her material and wants people to realize the importance of daily nutrition.
I think that she did a good job teaching this online class. She was hands on in a sense and was looking for ways to improve the course and willing to try new things and she was organized.
Good teacher. Everything was very organized and straight-forward.
Overall, this course was very fun to take. I learned a lot of things about nutrition that I can apply to my daily life.
Great teacher. Very straight forward. Has everything online and updates us weekly on what is due.
I wouldn't recommend this class to anyone trying to find a 100 level elective online, IF that group project is still required.
Did a good job of moderating the online class.
she is a smart & caring teacher
Been in the system quite a while, I'd assume because she doesn't give much individual attention to students needs or take the time to recognize a student struggling. Overall, very professionable and knowledgable, and i learned so much from her course. (Even though I probably failed it)
She is a very knowledgeable good teacher who was more than willing to help and made this online class easier because of her teaching style and enthusiasm
28. 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 23 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (17%) 6 (26%) 11 (48%)
29. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 23 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (22%) 1 (4%) 14 (61%)
30. The exams concentrated on reasoning and applying concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 23 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (22%) 5 (22%) 11 (48%)
31. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.74 23 0.45 Freq(%) 5 (22%) 14 (61%) 0 (0%)
32. What did you like most about your online course experience?
convenience
Able to turn in things on the weekend.
Weekly modules were very well structured and presented.
the flexibility
no traffic, but most likeable thing about this class was learning how to improve my own health.
I liked the convenience of being able to do work for this class on my free time because I'm usually very busy, being the reason why I took an online course instead of in-class lecture.
I was able to complete tasks and assignments on my own time.
Jinan was understanding about assignments and receptive to suggestions. She was also good about communicating her expectations. This online class was just as if not more effective than a classroom version.
I liked the flexibility of it. I can work more, thus pay for school.
Everything. The fact that I got to pretty much teach myself my own material without having to go to class because everything was already laid out. Your part as a student was to do the assignments.
The diet project was interesting.
Not having a class period to attend.
How she would periodically remind us of assignments that were due.
Convenient
The flexablity and not having to attend lectures
33. The course site was organized well, and it was easy to understand what needed to be done each week.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.59 23 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (30%) 14 (61%) 0 (0%)
34. What did you like least about your online course experience?
sometimes it is difficult to remember due dates
Technical problems and lack of communications with instructors and classmates.
Group presentation was due weeks before topic was covered in class. In an introductory course, this is just plain silly. Communication of who's/which group topic was due in upcoming teleconference session was lacking.
the blackboard collaborate
Project
At times it can get difficult to keep up with due dates. It's a little harder to keep up with because everything is on your own and you have to be that much more responsible.
I didn't like how some instructions were unclear for the presentation.
Virtual sessions was a bit of commitment.
The group project.
synchronnous sesions
Doing all the assignments
No flexibility
The online quiz's
35. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 23 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 5 (22%) 14 (61%) 0 (0%)
36. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
That everything was due on Sundays.
I loved the "weekly module" which allowed us to see future powerpoint/pdf slides of upcoming subjects/material.
Can do things at my own pace. I like the visual elements. I am a visual learner so I learn better this way.
Jinan was an effective online instructor. It made me more of an independent learner which is ultimately a plus, but I felt I had access to her if necessary.
I like the flexibility.
Learning about the different vitamins/minerals and what types of fruits and veggies have them. Also the body systems and how each enzymes, etc are broken down.
diet project
Not having a class period to attend.
Reading the modules
Great course. i love this class and learned so much. I cannot thank Banna enough I am more than happy to have taken this class and learned so much. Great learning environment. Great Teacher. She is awesome. Perfect class. there is no reason not to take this class. Glad and grateful to have taken it online. Banna is great, listens well. She accommodates deadlines if you need them to be. I am a working student and she works great with students who have to work full time to support self. Very admirable quality. She is very understanding.
The materials
Flexibility
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
That we were not able to contact our fellow classmates that well.
Quizzes were overly difficult. Questions are mostly exam caliber in that they didn't simply test acquisition of new knowledge but the application of several different concepts in answering a single question. Several weekly quiz questions relied on information barely touched on in readings and presentation slides (textbook sidebar/auxiliary subsections).
The project was one least thing that caused me stress
There's not a chance to make up missed points =/
Nothing.
N/A
group project
synchronnous sesions
Sychronous sessions
The time structure
Quiz's
38. Other comments:
Seriously, group presentations due weeks before the topic is covered in an introductory course this is just plain silly.
Great class!
I had a hard time with some of the quiz/test questions. Some seemed 'tricky', or not super straight forward. I know quizes and tests are supposed to assess a students knowledge, but I felt that some of the questions could have been simplified while still serving their purpose.
Nothing needs to be changed. She accepted that we needed the time things to be due from Saturday to Sunday and that worked out better for everyone. This should stay the same. Sunday midnight due date for all things, not Saturday.
None
fun interesting course

Jinan Banna: FSHN682, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 682 - Topics in Nutritional Sciences Crn (Section): 89094 (001)    
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  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
8. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 2 (17%)
9. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%) 2 (17%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 7 (58%) 2 (17%)
11. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%) 0 (0%)
12. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 12 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%)
13. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Prodding students to prepare questions prior to each class really pushed me to not just read the article, but to reflect on it and formulate opinions about it.
The critique of publications and discussion.
First of all, the presentations since we had to critically analyzed the articles, and also sharing our personal thoughts about the articles because it was enriching.
Weekly questions and written critiques.
I enjoyed the new topics each week. I was able to learn more about child and adolescent nutrition and evaluate research in a critical manner.
Students' presentation and guest speakers in different academic areas
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
N/A
I think that instead of discussion questions the assigments could be a comment, a brief reflection or analysis as a way to identify the strenghts and limitations in a regular basis. This is my opinion about the discussion questions because most of the time the speaker has the same information than the audience as we all read the article, so the discussion questions sometimes needed more background about how the research was conducted. Many times the discussion questions could be answered just by making a little research by ourselves. However, the discussion questions are definetely great when the speaker is the author of the article since they can provide more information and clear any doubts.
I would have liked more direction or instruction concerning evaluating the literature. Certain things to look for or pointers because I think I could have a done a better job on the article critiques having known more. I would have also liked some more direction or a format to follow to do the article critiques.
16. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
17. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
18. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
19. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
20. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
21. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
22. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
23. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
24. The instructor was accessible to students outside of 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%)
25. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
26. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
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%)
27. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 1 (8%)
28. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Maybe before each week give a brief intro of the main topic itself.
Maybe it would be helpful to include an activity that requires students to participate more.
Combine readings of the unique needs of children/adolescence at the different developmental stages with the age group discussed/covered during lecture/presentations. In my opinion, this activity will help to identify steps or thoughts to consider when conducting research in children.
It is only a one credit class and the homework for the credit was eccessive. Having to do a presentation, 2 article critiques, and homework questions weekly was too much versus the amount of credits offered. The presentation and homework questions would be sufficient and the other points could offered by in-class participation, like asking questions after presentations. There was some students who never said anything all semester long.
I would have liked more direction or instruction concerning evaluating the literature. Certain things to look for or pointers because I think I could have a done a better job on the article critiques having known more. I would have also liked some more direction or a format to follow to do the article critiques.
Lead more on discussion. Make the syllabus more clear...
29. Assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%)
30. Reading assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 2 (17%)
31. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%)
32. Other comments:
Dr. Banna is really friendly, respectful and encouraging.
Enjoyed this topics course!