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?
I have a better understanding of my energy input vs energy output. I have in fact made beneficial additions and changes to my diet.
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.
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.
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.
The daily nutrition requirements everyone must take and what those nutrients are and what they do.
More information on healthy diet plans.
Lots of the nutrition and diet planning concepts I can apply to my everyday life.
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.
Eating different foods to meet ALL nutrient needs.
N/A
Healthier eating habits
I learned more about what is in my food and how to apply it to my nutritional habits.
better nutrition management by learning how to balance my diet and what to do order to prevent nutrition-based illnesses.
Life style diet and food choices
What nutrients are necessary to fuel the body
A better and more comprehensive understanding of the food we eat.
Healthy food tips
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.
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.
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.
This entire class will be helpful to me throughout my life in assisting with my health.
How to balance my diet and the amount I receive from each food group..
most definitely in eating a healthier diet
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 know more about nutrition and what foods are most beneficial for my body.
Various nutritional information that I can use daily to improve my quality of life.
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.
How to manage my health and the importance of a healthy diet.
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.
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.
Made it very clear with plenty of examples
Basic nutritional information to aid in my daily nutrition habits.
How to choose a good diet and one that will help my body last as long as it can.
I think the material about the RDA for nutrients and what food helps with what will be the most beneficial for me.
Eating right, and learning life long things that will help me.
A better understanding of nutrition in general that will better my choices about my diet in the future.
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.
how to have healthy diet
It benefitted me in choosing the healthier diets.
dieting
I learned about the different nutrients in foods and what a healthy diet is which will benefit me in the future.
What I learned from this course is that I learned how to manage and choose what I eat.
I gained ways on how to improve my diet & my overall health
Information on how to have a nutritious life.
How to make healthy choices.
I like how Professor Banna was able to incorporate things that we can use in real life unlike other courses.
My diet style. I have been looking at every food label since I started taking this course.
How to eat healthier and better.
I learned that having a balanced diet can really benefit someone's health.
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.
Learned a lot of very useful information regarding nutrition. Nice to know for everyone I think. Personally enjoyed this class a lot.
A wholesome understanding of nutrition applicable in every day life, 3 credits, and good exercise from having to walk to the Biomed building.
How to make good eating choices
It falsified the media's views on health and nutrition. It taught me how to properly calculate my macro's and track them.
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.
The way I view my diet. I learned that sometimes too much of a good thing is harmful as well.
How to eat properly and incorporate different properties into my meals
How to take care of yourself
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.
Reading the food labels Eating healthier, a good balanced diet Knowing which kinds of food to avoid eating too much
A finer understanding of nutrition
assignment 2 taught me how to choose food to fit my nutrient needs
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.
reading and understanding food labels
I've learned ways to maintain a healthy diet and other tips to carry on a healthy lifestyle.
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.
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.
How to eat and live more healthier and what are good and bad for you
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.
healthy dieting
A balanced nutrition
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.
Professor Banna's passion and personal relation with nutrition was always very present in her lectures.
Always kind and punctual, she presents the material well
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.
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.
very professional
Super enthusiastic during every lecture!
Positive attitude, always professional, and friendly.
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.
Very knowledgeable
sometimes cute and funny
She was very enthusiastic and informational.
She is very enthusiastic about teaching and nutrition
She explains the materials well and goes over the points that we absolutely need to know.
Very professional and friendly
Friendly and professional
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.
Great
Professor Banna was very professional and explained things in a way that was comprehensible to the average college student.
Very kind Knowledgeable and passionate about Nutrition
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 is extremely well educated and I don't doubt any information she gives us. She is also very friendly and enthusiastic about the course.
Positive all the time and just is enthusiastic about the topic she is teaching.
very professional and on task. never procrastinates and does her job with a positive attitude.
Free Spirited, Friendly, Open to any questions or concerns and always genuinely cares for her students.
sheʻs professional
Very good
Professor Banna always had a positive attitude toward the subject and students.
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.
A very studious and open minded person. Always willing to answer questions and give personal background whenever possible.
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.
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.
Very Professional
Jinan was nice and enthusiastic.
Shes very professional about her work.
She's very professional and organized when she lectures.
Very engaging and always incorporating nutrition to life.
She is very professional about her teaching but she is very friendly and joking as well which makes the course really fun!
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 was happy
I have tried to contact her once, but she never replied her email.
always in a good mood. very passionate about nutrition
Professor Banna was super friendly and was easy to ask questions to. Also, she always responded to emails right away.
Professor Banna never goes off topic and she seems to be enthusiastic about her field every single class lecture.
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
She behaved respectufully with everyone in the classroom and had a good attitude even when people seemed to not pay attention.
I like how Professor Banna was always happy and cheerful upon arriving to class.
She is friendly and helpful, always smiling.
Energetic
She always seemed enthusiastic when in class, and I trusted that she knew what she was teaching.
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.
Very good professor. Clear . Easy to understand. Makes it easy to do well.
Very appropriate but still welcoming teaching approach, always positive and enthusiastic about the material and students input.
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!
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.
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.
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's upbeat
Pretty funny sometimes
Very enthusiastic about the material and tries to make class interesting.
Professor Banna is well prepaired with all her course content. Her attitude is very professional in every way.
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.
Very enthusiastic.
She was very helpful and professional
Really good! Very funny and really sweet.
She was very knowledgable and very enthusiastic about the topic.
You're awesome and enthusiastic!
very professional, happy, always comes to class with a positive attitude
Very good always helpful
One thing about Banna's professional behavior that really stood out to me is how well she dressed each day.
very positive woman
Good
25. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
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.
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.
none
I would like to see more homework assignments that work directly with the course material.
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.
None
More hw assingment, less quizzes.
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.
Move on when student participation is not happening
Organized and very easy to follow
keep up the good work.
None
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.
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.
None
More online resources for studying.
This class is quite challenging so maybe a curve for the course might be best suited. Nothing else to change to be honest.
nothing much. She does her job just fine.
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.
She isnʻt the most captivating of instructors.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Maybe adding more extra credit and more practice exams as resources
Nothing
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.
I think she does a great job teaching the course.
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.
Actually put stuff that you talked about in class on the test
Please read your emails.
more quizzes
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.
She can probably have us do some more activities rather than than have us talk to people we're sitting next to during class.
Nothing much I really liked her power points & her methods of teaching
She lectured with the help of slides that help people who need verbal and visual teaching. More hands on activities in class.
I like how she teaches, however I think more interactive lectures would allow more students to be involved during class.
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.
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.
Don't go on conferences ..in spain. :)
None
Maybe hold study classes before the exam.
As listed above, maybe doing more interactive things with the class.
Maybe discuss a little bit more on nutrition for athletes and maybe bring in some professional athletes and let them lecture a couple times.
Try keep in contact with the student's progress
Maybe not telling too many stories about her personal life
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
Keep the weekly online quizzes because it helps me to test myself on the material that was already taught.
more extra credit mini quizzes
More hands on type of activities would be really nice. Another thing is to please let class out early on time.
None.
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
nothing, it was great
None
Be more clear on what lectures are most important.
n/a
Don't read verbatim from the powerpoint
26. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Willing to work with you if you communicate with her. Always helpful.
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.
excellent
She's awesome!
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'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.
I like the class and the professor
Clear voice and nice
She is a great teacher!
She is a good teacher
Evaluates the material well and good at getting concepts across to students. needs more material to help retain material.
She is a very good teacher and easy to talk to
Good
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.
She is awesome
I was happy to have had this professor for this course. She is very friendly and knowledgeable on the subject.
She's extremely knowledgeable in her field and she knows exactly how to teach it that's easy for everyone to understand.
5/5
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.
good professor. Knows her material very well and teaches just fine.
Very engaging and passionate in what she teaches.
She seems nervous when teaching the class, and canʻt capture the attention of the class.
On a A-F scale... I give her a B
Professor Banna is an excellent professor!
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!
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.
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 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.
Very good teacher that keeps students engaged
shes a good professor.
A
A great teacher who tries to mix things up in the course to engage the students learning.
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's great! I really like her and I'm glad I have her as my professor.
she really hard and does not put what are on the slides in the test
She is a great teacher but she needs to communicate more with her students
excellent
Great. She taught the information well and she was very helpful when help was needed.
I think Professor Banna did an excellent job in teaching this course.
She's very straight foward & you could tell she loves this major
She is a wonderful teacher is is talented and extremely intelligent about this subject.
Awesome!
She was a good teacher, but the material didn't seem to match up
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.
Good.
Great professor with good insight and anecdotes on nutrition and food.
Keep up the good work. You are doing great.
I enjoyed her and would take another class from her.
She is a good instructor who knows what she is talking about.
She is a great professor. She seems very knowledgeable about what she is teaching.
She knows whats she's talking about but could help the students a little more
good
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.
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.
A good lecturer. She manages to teach a lot of people in an understandable way.
Was a good educator.
she's great
Really good! Excellent teacher, very knowledgable in the field of nutrition, and she's very nice.
A very passionate professor.
I hope that I get you again sometime during my college career
a great professor who is very dedicated to teaching students about her vast knowledge on nutrition.
Very great teacher
The course was very helpful in my knowledge on nutrition.
very good teacher
Good, would take again
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?
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.
I liked learning about the pregnancy, children nutrition and which foods contain the best nutrients for you.
I enjoyed looking at the different video clips and cartoons to keep lecture interesting.
Extra credit opportunities, the quizzes could be easily done online.
It was clear and concise
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.
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.
Learning about different types of foods for nutrients
N/A
Learning about protein, kcal, lipids and alcohol
I liked the fact that the tests were pretty straightforward
Learning about so many different areas of nutrition such as food management, deficiency diseases and exercise. l
All of it
Learning how calories are pulled from different sources and in what proportions
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.
Powerpoints
I like that this course all has pertinent information that I can apply in my personal and professional life.
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.
Dr. Banna's teaching style
I enjoyed the digestion topics the most.
not sure to be honest.. have to think about that one.
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.
Learning about old age, children and mothers and babies. This could help benefit girls in the future!
the weekly quizzes
The athletes nutrition
easy to understand and good study guides/practice exams.
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.
Every topic that was brought up was interesting within itself.
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 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.
Not alot of Homework
The videos. Any videos at all. Just the videos.
The assignments.
I enjoyed the parts on macronutrients.
I liked the sharing of foods and seeing the nutrition content of it.
I liked getting. Better understanding of nutrition in general. It was very interesting.
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.
got on good diet
Applying the studies while we learn to through was the best aspect.
exams because it tested my knowledge
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 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.
The videos in between powerpoints they were really entertaining to watch in addition informative.
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.
I like how we get 3 tries to do the quiz, how the slides are available online
Knowledge
Nutritional facts
What I learned about the diet
Learning about the food groups.
Broad information . Which I found applicable to my everyday life.
Generally just learning about nutrients.
An overall great experience.
The second assignment. It was personable and hands on.
I liked the content of the course.
The mini quizzes and the online quizzes.
The assignments
Learning material that helps you personally.
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.
I really liked the chapters on the Pregnancy/Breastfeeding, Energy Needs, Childhood Health, Adolescence Health, and Adulthood Health.
A well rounded focus on nutrition.
How we can apply the course to our daily life or to people that we know
the power points were helpful
The course material was really interesting and I liked the case studies presented in class.
The extra credit!
the mini quizzes that helped boost my grade, even if just a little
On the food nutrition
The macronutrients and micronutrients aspects.
all
Homework
32. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I didn't like learning the chemistry part of it just because chemistry isn't my favorite subject.
n/a
The weekly quizzes
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.
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.
Community building - when we're told to talk to our neighbor to discuss
N/A
The pregnancy section
I did not like that the final is going to be cumulative
few assignments.
None
Too slowly paced
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.
Quizes
This was one of my more enjoyable classes- no complaints.
The amount of readings assigned
Learning about eating disorders.
the three exams that we had to do and that is not including the final exam which is cumulative.
Nothing much. Maybe assignment 2 was my least favorite thing to do.
the power points and lectures
None
The partner discussions
No aspects that I dont like.
Enjoyed the course, very interesting material.
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.
I would say all the memorizing. But that is something that all the classes deal with.
Not enough extra credit
Everything that wasn't a video.
The tests. And that there wasn't that much extra credit opportunities.
Vitamins and minerals because there was a lot to memorize
I did not like the neighbor discussions.
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 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.
the test
The exams were pretty hard. :)
none
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.
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.
The fact that there's 3 exams & a final.
The part I liked the least is the assignments that are multiple choice.
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.
Assignments (other than the second one)
like everything
The lectures that didn't seem relevant to the tests
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.
No complaints
Learning about pregnancy and learning about the digestive tract. I have never really enjoyed discussion of the digestive tract or the word 'intestines'.
I lost interest after the mid term.
I guess the hardest thing was just trying to keep up with the quizzes.
Maybe could bring in some guest speakers
The study guides weren't very relatable to the tests
Learning about the stuff in food.
I did not like the activities that was created for the class.
Understanding the Digestive System processes. There was a lot to memorize!
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.
The chemistry of the macronutrients...
the fact that there was a limited amount of assignments to bring up your grades
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.
None.
nothing
About the body
No aspects come to mind from this course that I did not like.
none
The Tests
33. Other comments:
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.
none
N/A
None
I really like the mini quizzes for extra credit! The bingo review game was also a fun tool to prepare for the 3rd exam.
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.
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.
The final exam is ridiculous. Consider being less like Adolph Hitler. Thanks.
None
Great job!
None.
I learned a lot this semester, so thank you Dr. Banna!
Really good class. Learned a lot
Great class!
I would not recommend this class to a friend
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.
Will be recommending this course to others
Thank you! Excellent 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.
Nothing

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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (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%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
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%) 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  
5.0 1 0.0 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%) 1 (25%) 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  
3.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
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 (25%)
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%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
17. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
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.
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.
18. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
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.
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.
19. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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%) 4 (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%) 0 (0%) 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  
3.0 1 0.0 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%) 1 (25%) 1 (100%)
27. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 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  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 2 (50%) 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%) 1 (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  
5.0 1 0.0 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%) 2 (50%) 1 (100%)
36. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
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.
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.
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%) 2 (50%)
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 (100%)
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%) 1 (25%) 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:
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.
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.

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?
I'm able to create a healthy lifestyle plan for myself which includes a well-balanced meal and staying active
It helped me apply what I learned from anatomy and some of my chemistry classes. It was interesting to connect everything together.
healthy choices make a difference
Nutrition facts & vitamin functions.
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.
The knowledge of personal nutrition is extremely valuable to me. It will help me to live a healthy lifestyle in my future.
Diet and nutrition
The class made me look differently at my personal nutrition, which helps promote a healthier lifestyle.
Acquiring a balanced diet and lifestyle.
Nutritional values and weight management.
I learned a lot about nutrition and I will use this knowledege to help better my own diet and 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 about better health choices that I can make throughout my day that are simple and easy to apply.
-Improvement on lifestyle
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.
being able to monitor, improve, and better my food intake for a healthier lifestyle.
Understanding nutritional needs
This course helped me to break down the direct relationship of science in nutrition and its impact throughout the different stages of life.
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.
Better knowledge on how our body uses food.
Learning about our nutrition is super important and how to take care of our bodys and keep them running efficeintly.
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
Diet planning and food knowledge were covered well
learning what my diet consists of
how to incorporate different foods into my diet
A lot of knowledge pertaining to food!
A diet plan coupled with exercise.
knowledge of food content.
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.
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.
I got a general overview of nutritional topics as related to practical application
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.
If anything, it made me more aware of my nutritional needs.
The diet assessment
I will be able to apply this to my diet and lifestyle positively.
We learned a lot of things that will apply to us in our everyday lives.
I learned a lot more about appropriate vitamin/mineral intakes, how to lose weight effectively, and good eating habits for children.
The nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are important for your body and health.
I learned how to plan my daily meals according to my DRI and to choose wisely on foods that will help my nutrient intakes.
The things we went over about our daily diet and health will benefit my personally and the decisions I make.
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.
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.
very professional, friendly and approachable
Very friendly.
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.
Excellent.
Good
Good.
Very friendly and welcoming, she was always very positive about the subject.
Our professor's attitude was very relaxed and friendly.
Professor Banna was very professional and helped when I had personal situations going on to complete some assignments.
well organized.
She was very enthusiastic with each topic and had a high energy of encouragement and uplifting attitude towards students throughout the entire course.
She was very helpful when I had difficulty in completing an assignment due to financial issues.
Very professional
She was well organized with her material. And enthusiastic about nutrition.
She is very nice and very understanding!
Great teacher all helpful
was professional when asked questions through email
She was very professional during online meetings
Couldn't really tell.
Nothing was ever bad. I never had a bad encounter with her, was always professional with the class even if it was online.
very nice and professional. very knowledgeable too.
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.
The online class was run very straightforward. Her questions always related to whatever topic we were covering and never ventured too far off course.
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.
N/A
Good!
She was professional and very knowledgable.
She was very helpful whenever I had questions.
She was very nice, helpful, and seemed to know a lot about the material.
She was very professional and helpful she was flexible as well.
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
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.
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
Have an oncampus review session before tests/exams
more preparation for students during sync sessions
Some emailed reminders or updates on the facebook page about deadlines from assignments or projects would be helpful.
A more up to date status of our grade would be good.
n/a
N/A
None.
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.
-Updated gradebook
the sync sessions are a little difficult due to time schedules.
n/a
updated grade book
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.
I think synchronous sessions should be offered at other times instead of just one specific time frame.
Less technical difficulties
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.
Maybe to communicate more with the student in letting them know when this's are do and suggestions for ways to improve their work.
All methods were effective and clear good job!
remind students on whats due and when because its difficult sometimes when having multiple online courses
none so far, course was great
The content needed to know for quizzes.
N/A. Good job!
some of the questions on the quizzes and exams were sometimes confusing worded kind of tricky.
No improvements necessary, except maybe a longer time limit on weekly tests.
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 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.
N/A
No syncronist sessions
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 have an announcement on Laulima about everything due, I often forgot about the discussion assignments since it wasn't in the syllabus.
I didn't like how little time we had on each quiz.
I think the layout of the course is good since we have a week to complete assignments and do quizzes.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
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 knowledgeable and comfortable with on-line teaching
I like the structure of the class.
I think professor Banna has set up a really great online class.
In our little interaction in this online course, I felt she was satisfactory.
good!
Seems like a nice professor.
Excellent!
Very Good.
Awesome professor! Extremely flexible and helpful when I had difficulties.
good teacher
awesome!
good course
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.
She is an understanding person that helps students in a timely manner.
Good Professor!
I think she is a knowledgeable source of Nutrition, however I was overwhelmed with too many little assignments.
Very nice and very effective
Great!!
great course and professor
very good professor that knows nutrition very well
Very great online course highly recommended!
Good.
she is a good teacher, she knows her content, answers questions, and it prompt in replying.
Wonderful teacher who is passionate about teaching this subject.
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.
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).
9 out of 10
Good professor, would recommend to another student!!
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.
Great professor.
I liked her a lot, she was very professional and informative.
She is a very well organized teacher. Great class.
Very knowledgeable in what she teaches.
Jinan Banna is a very kind teacher who keeps her students very informed about assignments and tests/quizzes.
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?
The discussion board and getting to express my actually opinion and not having to quote the book every time.
The flexibility I had to complete and study for assignments.
sync sessions
The option to have alternate assignments instead of sync. sessions.
I really enjoyed learning about how our bodies function when we eat different foods.
The ability to work and study in my own time is very valuable because of my busy schedule.
It was SO organized
I liked that it was to my convenience.
It was very interactive compared to other online courses.
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 enjoyed that I was in a comfortable environment.
-no comment
very flexible.
everything was easily understandable.
flexibility
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.
I was able to take the quizzes and tests when it was the most convenient for me in the comfort of my own home
Easy to fit into busy schedule
not having to go to a classroom.
The freedom of doing assignments when you can
She was well organized
fits around my schedule
flexibility to do assignments/quizzes
It was well organized.
It was easy to be at home and in class.
flexible for my schedule
I loved how involved and organized it was.
The convenience of doing everything from home without having to drive all the way into town.
I always liked that fact that you can complete the work at your own pace.
Flexibility
I can do it whenever I want
The ease of accessing materials and goin at our own pace was really helpful and nice.
I like how we always know exactly what is expected of us each week.
I like the synchronous sessions since it allowed the professor and student to interact as if it were a real course.
convenient
It was flexible to my time.
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.
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?
The amount of work and the time that was given to do it.
What I liked least about my online course was the technical problems that I sometimes encountered.
timed quizzes and food log analysis without help
The sync sessions.
My least favorite part of the course was the exams. I thought they were pretty tough.
The assignments were sometimes hard to keep track of.
nothing
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.
N/A
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.
Sometimes I missed being in a class environment.
-no comment
the synchronize sessions
n/a
The synchronous sessions were difficult for me to learn by because the program seemed to always shut down on me.
I did not like the fact that the synchronous sessions were during one specific time frame
Technical Difficulties
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.
Not as much communication
The amount of work
hard to remember what was due somedays
none
Quizzes and online sessions being on tuesdays, days I worked.
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.
synchronous sessions didn't always agree with my schedule
The time limits for tests were too short.
I felt like there was more work compared to if I had taken the class on campus, but that is to be expected.
The quizzes were extremely specific and did not always seem to align with the material as presented
N/A
N/A
The required syncronist sessions
The lack of communication and reminders. Due dates are easy to overlook when just mentioned in the modules.
I don't like how there's always so much reading.
Sometimes I forgot about everything due, especially if it wasn't in the syllabus.
deadline for the weekly quizzes
Quizzes were timed.
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.
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?
able to do assignment on own time.
Just the ability to post on the discussion board
The flexibility and the way I could relate what I was learning in different classes to this one.
sync sessions
The online modules.
I really liked the discussion boards. It as interesting to see how other people reacted to the questions.
The online synchronous sessions were helpful.
it's online
It was online and on materials that you can apply everyday.
Learning about nutrition.
The flexiblity.
The discussion board. I enjoyed reading everyone's responses.
-no comment
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.
being able to have alternate assignments if one cannot make the synced discussions
I appreciated most the wonderful-positive attitude of the professor and the clarity of the organization of this course.
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
Flexible hours
the material. gaining knowledge about nutrition.
The ability work at my own pace
The diet planning project
fits around my schedule
iProfile
The fact that everything was divided in modules and discussions were required so we can voice our opinions every week about different topics.
All of it.
flexible for my schedule
It was very organized and interactive.
I liked the weekly quizzes and discussion. I always knew what was expected of me.
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.
N/A
The module quizzes
What I have learned
I liked the life nutrition and stuff we could relate and use in our life.
the synchronized sessions
Discussion posts.
Everything is online.
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I felt the site was overwhelming. Not able to join synchronous sessions
The times part because it doesn't bring out the best in a student
The technical problems
timed test, quiz
The sync sessions.
The exams.
Some material on exams and quizzes was not in the provided online lessons.
n.a
N/A
Laulima.
The synchronized sessions in black board.
-no comment
the synch sessions were a little difficult to attend
n/a
communication was sometimes challenging.
I liked least the inconsistency of the online program for the synchronous sessions.
Technical difficulties
too many things due each week.
No ability to meet face to face with professor
The quizzes
n/a
none
Quizzes
The sync sessions.
how some exam questions were worded.
Time limits for tests were too short.
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.
Synch sessions
The only thing were the quizzes that gave me the most trouble.
N/A
Some questions didn't match answers that were directly from the power points
Just no reminders.
The projects wereʻnt communicated effectively .
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.
The weekly quizzes
Typed answers for exams.
nothing.
38. Other comments:
Interesting course but I think I would take the classes at school instead of online.
sync session is very valuable to online learning
I liked the structure of the class.
It was a satisfactory course.
N/A
Great job professor!
-no comment
keep up the good work!
Thanks again!!
n/a
none
n/a.
:)
N/A
Good class overall!!

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?
Making more nutritious choices in my lifestyle :)
Life applications of diet and nutrition
Topics can be directly applied to managing my own diet for better health and fitness.
I learned a lot about food composition which will help me in the future since this is my major.
I learned some of the basics of 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.
Lots of important information about food and health.
-diet project
I learned about sports nutrition, which I will apply to my daily life because I'm an athlete.
Nutrition!
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.
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.
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.
I am now taking proactive measure in my life to stay healthy
Information about what foods I should intake and what I shouldn't.
Time management and initial nutrition information about the body and life
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.
Helpful :)
She was very professional and was more than happy to answer any questions I had.
Very positive attitude towards teaching the class.
no problems or issues. I felt she was a good professor and well organized.
Very responsive and proffesional
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.
Dr. Banna is very flexible and understanding. These qualities make it easier for students like me, who work a full time job.
Great attitude
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.
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 is very professional & is willing to work with her students which is really amazing.
She was very helpful when I had trouble with working the online sessions, so I was very appreciative.
Professional
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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.
Have the possibility to be more flexible with synchronous sessions. Provide more study materials for quizzes and tests.
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.
Send out more reminders about due dates
The synchronious sessions were a little buggy at times.
Possibility to add more video examples/demonstrations of subject material being covered each week.
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 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! :)
Stop using Wiley
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.
It's fine the way it is.
I think she does a very good job of teaching an online course
You can improve sessions because it feels that not that much people pay attention.
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.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Good teacher. Everything was very organized and straight-forward.
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
Did a good job of moderating the online class.
highly positive and good professor who knows her material and wants people to realize the importance of daily nutrition.
helpful and knowledgable.
I wouldn't recommend this class to anyone trying to find a 100 level elective online, IF that group project is still required.
Overall, this course was very fun to take. I learned a lot of things about nutrition that I can apply to my daily life.
she is awesome!
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.
Great teacher. Very straight forward. Has everything online and updates us weekly on what is due.
she is a smart & caring teacher
She is very helpful when needed.
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)
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?
I was able to complete tasks and assignments on my own time.
Weekly modules were very well structured and presented.
The flexablity and not having to attend lectures
Not having a class period to attend.
no traffic, but most likeable thing about this class was learning how to improve my own health.
convenience
The diet project was interesting.
I liked the flexibility of it. I can work more, thus pay for school.
the flexibility
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.
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.
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.
How she would periodically remind us of assignments that were due.
Able to turn in things on the weekend.
Convenient
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?
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 online quiz's
synchronnous sesions
Project
sometimes it is difficult to remember due dates
The group project.
I didn't like how some instructions were unclear for the presentation.
the blackboard collaborate
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.
Virtual sessions was a bit of commitment.
Doing all the assignments
Technical problems and lack of communications with instructors and classmates.
No flexibility
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?
Can do things at my own pace. I like the visual elements. I am a visual learner so I learn better this way.
Flexibility
Not having a class period to attend.
I loved the "weekly module" which allowed us to see future powerpoint/pdf slides of upcoming subjects/material.
diet project
I like the flexibility.
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.
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.
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.
Reading the modules
That everything was due on Sundays.
The materials
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
There's not a chance to make up missed points =/
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).
Quiz's
synchronnous sesions
The project was one least thing that caused me stress
group project
Nothing.
N/A
Sychronous sessions
That we were not able to contact our fellow classmates that well.
The time structure
38. Other comments:
Seriously, group presentations due weeks before the topic is covered in an introductory course this is just plain silly.
fun interesting course
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.
Great class!
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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?
Students' presentation and guest speakers in different academic areas
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.
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.
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.
Weekly questions and written critiques.
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
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.
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.
N/A
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?
Lead more on discussion. Make the syllabus more clear...
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.
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.
Maybe it would be helpful to include an activity that requires students to participate more.
Maybe before each week give a brief intro of the main topic itself.
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.
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:
Enjoyed this topics course!
Dr. Banna is really friendly, respectful and encouraging.