eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

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Instructor: Jinan Banna

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FSHN689, PH689, Spring 2014
FSHN185, Fall 2013
FSHN185, Spring 2013
FSHN682, Spring 2013

Jinan Banna: FSHN689, PH689, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 689 - Nutritional Epidemiology Crn (Section): 85424 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Public Health Sci/Epidemiology
Course: PH 689 - Nutritional Epidemiology Crn (Section): 85371 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
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%) 1 (100%) 1 (25%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals 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%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (25%)
6. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (100%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
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%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 2 (50%) 1 (100%)
15. My opinions about some topics changed because of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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 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.
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.
18. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
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.
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.
19. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 1 (100%)
24. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
27. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
28. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 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%) 3 (75%)
30. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
31. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
32. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 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 4 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%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
36. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
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.
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.
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%) 0 (0%) 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%)
43. The guest lecturers addressed issues relevant to the 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%) 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?
knowledge of food content.
Time management and being independent and responsible for your own work and learning. Finishing assignments on time and keeping up with the studies especially since it is all online.
Nutritional values and weight management.
A lot of knowledge pertaining to food!
Learning about our nutrition is super important and how to take care of our bodys and keep them running efficeintly.
I got a general overview of nutritional topics as related to practical application
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.
how to incorporate different foods into my diet
We learned a lot of things that will apply to us in our everyday lives.
I will be able to apply this to my diet and lifestyle positively.
The diet assessment
The things we went over about our daily diet and health will benefit my personally and the decisions I make.
If anything, it made me more aware of my nutritional needs.
I'm able to create a healthy lifestyle plan for myself which includes a well-balanced meal and staying active
The class made me look differently at my personal nutrition, which helps promote a healthier lifestyle.
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.
Diet and nutrition
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.
Acquiring a balanced diet and lifestyle.
The knowledge of personal nutrition is extremely valuable to me. It will help me to live a healthy lifestyle in my future.
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.
Diet planning and food knowledge were covered well
healthy choices make a difference
I gained more knowledge of the different types of foods that I need to eat as well as how much of those foods I need to eat. I will be able to use this knowledge when I compete in a bodybuilding competition since diet plays a huge role in being successful in that sport.
I learned about better health choices that I can make throughout my day that are simple and easy to apply.
Understanding nutritional needs
A diet plan coupled with exercise.
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.
I learned a lot about nutrition and I will use this knowledege to help better my own diet and lifestyle.
I learned a lot more about appropriate vitamin/mineral intakes, how to lose weight effectively, and good eating habits for children.
Better knowledge on how our body uses food.
It helped me apply what I learned from anatomy and some of my chemistry classes. It was interesting to connect everything together.
This course helped me to break down the direct relationship of science in nutrition and its impact throughout the different stages of life.
learning what my diet consists of
This shoved me how to be more productive with what I eat and drink in life. It will allow for me to take away what I will consume
The 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.
-Improvement on lifestyle
being able to monitor, improve, and better my food intake for a healthier lifestyle.
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.
very nice and professional. very knowledgeable too.
well organized.
Couldn't really tell.
She was well organized with her material. And enthusiastic about nutrition.
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.
Great teacher - I was highly impressed that I learned so much and was so involved in an online class. I was not expecting to be this involved when I signed up for an online class.
She was very professional during online meetings
She was very helpful whenever I had questions.
She was professional and very knowledgable.
Good!
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.
N/A
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.
Good
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
Good.
Excellent.
Our professor's attitude was very relaxed and friendly.
Great teacher all helpful
very professional, friendly and approachable
She was very helpful when I had difficulty in completing an assignment due to financial issues.
Professor Banna was very professional and helped when I had personal situations going on to complete some assignments.
Nothing was ever bad. I never had a bad encounter with her, was always professional with the class even if it was online.
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.
Very friendly and welcoming, she was always very positive about the subject.
She was very nice, helpful, and seemed to know a lot about the material.
Very professional
Although this class was an online course and I did not get to meet Professor Banna in person, she was always helpful when I had a question and responded quickly to my emails.
She was very enthusiastic with each topic and had a high energy of encouragement and uplifting attitude towards students throughout the entire course.
was professional when asked questions through email
She is very nice and very understanding!
The online class was run very straightforward. Her questions always related to whatever topic we were covering and never ventured too far off course.
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
some of the questions on the quizzes and exams were sometimes confusing worded kind of tricky.
the sync sessions are a little difficult due to time schedules.
The content needed to know for quizzes.
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.
-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
No improvements necessary, except maybe a longer time limit on weekly tests.
none so far, course was great
N/A
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.
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.
No syncronist sessions
I think the layout of the course is good since we have a week to complete assignments and do quizzes.
N/A
Some emailed reminders or updates on the facebook page about deadlines from assignments or projects would be helpful.
n/a
I didn't like how little time we had on each quiz.
A more up to date status of our grade would be good.
None.
All methods were effective and clear good job!
more preparation for students during sync sessions
I think synchronous sessions should be offered at other times instead of just one specific time frame.
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 grade book
N/A. Good job!
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
Maybe have an announcement on Laulima about everything due, I often forgot about the discussion assignments since it wasn't in the syllabus.
Less technical difficulties
Have an oncampus review session before tests/exams
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.
remind students on whats due and when because its difficult sometimes when having multiple online courses
Maybe to communicate more with the student in letting them know when this's are do and suggestions for ways to improve their work.
I 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.
-Updated gradebook
n/a
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
she is a good teacher, she knows her content, answers questions, and it prompt in replying.
good teacher
Very great online course highly recommended!
I think she is a knowledgeable source of Nutrition, however I was overwhelmed with too many little assignments.
A very knowledgable, approachable and enthusiastic professor running a course with some logistical difficulties
Wonderful teacher who is passionate about teaching this subject.
very good professor that knows nutrition very well
Great professor.
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.
Good professor, would recommend to another student!!
Jinan Banna is a very kind teacher who keeps her students very informed about assignments and tests/quizzes.
9 out of 10
I like the structure of the class.
I think professor Banna has set up a really great online class.
good!
She is a very well organized teacher. Great class.
Very knowledgeable in what she teaches.
Seems like a nice professor.
In our little interaction in this online course, I felt she was satisfactory.
Very Good.
Great!!
very knowledgeable and comfortable with on-line teaching
She is an understanding person that helps students in a timely manner.
Awesome professor! Extremely flexible and helpful when I had difficulties.
good course
Good.
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).
Excellent!
I liked her a lot, she was very professional and informative.
Good Professor!
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.
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.
great course and professor
Very nice and very effective
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.
awesome!
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?
flexible for my schedule
very flexible.
It was well organized.
not having to go to a classroom.
I loved how involved and organized it was.
flexibility to do assignments/quizzes
I like how we always know exactly what is expected of us each week.
The ease of accessing materials and goin at our own pace was really helpful and nice.
The discussion board and getting to express my actually opinion and not having to quote the book every time.
I can do it whenever I want
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.
Flexibility
The option to have alternate assignments instead of sync. sessions.
I really enjoyed learning about how our bodies function when we eat different foods.
It was SO organized
convenient
It was flexible to my time.
I liked that it was to my convenience.
The ability to work and study in my own time is very valuable because of my busy schedule.
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.
She was well organized
sync sessions
I was able to take the quizzes and tests when it was the most convenient for me in the comfort of my own home
I enjoyed that I was in a comfortable environment.
flexibility
It was easy to be at home and in class.
I always liked that fact that you can complete the work at your own pace.
It was very interactive compared to other online courses.
I like the synchronous sessions since it allowed the professor and student to interact as if it were a real course.
Easy to fit into busy schedule
The flexibility I had to complete and study for assignments.
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.
fits around my schedule
The freedom of doing assignments when you can
The convenience of doing everything from home without having to drive all the way into town.
-no comment
everything was easily understandable.
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?
synchronous sessions didn't always agree with my schedule
the synchronize sessions
Quizzes and online sessions being on tuesdays, days I worked.
too many things were due each week. it was a challenge to keep up with. most of the time an online course is taken because a person has an already busy schedule. and it was a lot to do on top of other classes and work.
The quizzes were extremely specific and did not always seem to align with the material as presented
The time limits for tests were too short.
none
I don't like how there's always so much reading.
The lack of communication and reminders. Due dates are easy to overlook when just mentioned in the modules.
The amount of work and the time that was given to do it.
The required syncronist sessions
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.
N/A
The sync sessions.
My least favorite part of the course was the exams. I thought they were pretty tough.
nothing
deadline for the weekly quizzes
Quizzes were timed.
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.
The assignments were sometimes hard to keep track of.
I hated the fact that laulima was giving me problems. I was not able to see the module list and USDA nutrient database until the last month of the semester.
The amount of work
timed quizzes and food log analysis without help
I did not like the fact that the synchronous sessions were during one specific time frame
Sometimes I missed being in a class environment.
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.
N/A
N/A
Sometimes I forgot about everything due, especially if it wasn't in the syllabus.
Technical Difficulties
What I liked least about my online course was the technical problems that I sometimes encountered.
The synchronous sessions were difficult for me to learn by because the program seemed to always shut down on me.
hard to remember what was due somedays
Not as much communication
I felt like there was more work compared to if I had taken the class on campus, but that is to be expected.
-no comment
n/a
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?
flexible for my schedule
that it was online and i didn't need to attend an actual class... I could be at my desk in my office at work and work on this course when i have free time.
The fact that everything was divided in modules and discussions were required so we can voice our opinions every week about different topics.
the material. gaining knowledge about nutrition.
It was very organized and interactive.
iProfile
What I have learned
Just the ability to post on the discussion board
The module quizzes
Everything is online.
N/A
able to do assignment on own time.
The online modules.
I really liked the discussion boards. It as interesting to see how other people reacted to the questions.
it's online
the synchronized sessions
Discussion posts.
It was online and on materials that you can apply everyday.
The online synchronous sessions were helpful.
The flexiblity.
The diet planning project
sync sessions
I liked the exercise aspects of the course because nutrition as well as exercise are crucial to ones health. I also liked how the course relates to my major, kinesiology and that it helped me to prepare my meal plans for the upcoming bodybuilding competition that I'm going to compete in next year
The discussion board. I enjoyed reading everyone's responses.
All of it.
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.
Learning about nutrition.
I liked the life nutrition and stuff we could relate and use in our life.
Flexible hours
The flexibility and the way I could relate what I was learning in different classes to this one.
I appreciated most the wonderful-positive attitude of the professor and the clarity of the organization of this course.
fits around my schedule
The ability work at my own pace
I liked the weekly quizzes and discussion. I always knew what was expected of me.
-no comment
being able to have alternate assignments if one cannot make the synced discussions
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
how some exam questions were worded.
the synch sessions were a little difficult to attend
Quizzes
too many things due each week.
Synch sessions
Time limits for tests were too short.
none
Just no reminders.
The times part because it doesn't bring out the best in a student
Some questions didn't match answers that were directly from the power points
nothing.
N/A
The projects wereʻnt communicated effectively .
I felt the site was overwhelming. Not able to join synchronous sessions
The sync sessions.
The exams.
n.a
The weekly quizzes
Typed answers for exams.
Some material on exams and quizzes was not in the provided online lessons.
Laulima.
The quizzes
timed test, quiz
The synchronized sessions in black board.
communication was sometimes challenging.
The sync sessions.
The only thing were the quizzes that gave me the most trouble.
N/A
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.
Technical difficulties
The technical problems
I liked least the inconsistency of the online program for the synchronous sessions.
n/a
No ability to meet face to face with professor
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.
-no comment
n/a
38. Other comments:
:)
none
Good class overall!!
N/A
I liked the structure of the class.
It was a satisfactory course.
Great job professor!
Thanks again!!
sync session is very valuable to online learning
n/a.
N/A
Interesting course but I think I would take the classes at school instead of online.
n/a
-no comment
keep up the good work!

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?
I got a basic understanding of the components of nutrition. I could have looked up the information myself, but this course exposed me to other resources and key themes.
I learned about sports nutrition, which I will apply to my daily life because I'm an athlete.
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.
Making more nutritious choices in my lifestyle :)
Information about what foods I should intake and what I shouldn't.
I learned some of the basics of nutrition
Topics can be directly applied to managing my own diet for better health and fitness.
-diet project
I'll remember the importance of micro nutrients and vitamins. I'll remember the importance of eating more non processed food and eat at least one type of food item shown on the "myplate" (protein, vegetables, dairy, wheat, carbs) I have a better understanding of fastfood nutrients and how much calories i need everyday.
I am now taking proactive measure in my life to stay healthy
I learned a lot about food composition which will help me in the future since this is my major.
Time management and initial nutrition information about the body and life
Life applications of diet and nutrition
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.
Lots of important information about food and health.
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.
Dr. Banna is very flexible and understanding. These qualities make it easier for students like me, who work a full time job.
Great attitude. I havent met her in person but we virtually communicate as a class online once a month through our group sessions. She seems very nice and understanding.
Helpful :)
She was very helpful when I had trouble with working the online sessions, so I was very appreciative.
Very positive attitude towards teaching the class.
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.
no problems or issues. I felt she was a good professor and well organized.
She is very professional & is willing to work with her students which is really amazing.
She was very professional and was more than happy to answer any questions I had.
Professional
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.
Very responsive and proffesional
26. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
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! :)
It's fine the way it is.
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.
You can improve sessions because it feels that not that much people pay attention.
The synchronious sessions were a little buggy at times.
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.
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.
Possibility to add more video examples/demonstrations of subject material being covered each week.
I think she does a very good job of teaching an online course
Send out more reminders about due dates
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.
Have the possibility to be more flexible with synchronous sessions. Provide more study materials for quizzes and tests.
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.
27. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Overall, this course was very fun to take. I learned a lot of things about nutrition that I can apply to my daily life.
Great teacher. Very straight forward. Has everything online and updates us weekly on what is due.
Good teacher. Everything was very organized and straight-forward.
She is very helpful when needed.
Did a good job of moderating the online class.
I wouldn't recommend this class to anyone trying to find a 100 level elective online, IF that group project is still required.
highly positive and good professor who knows her material and wants people to realize the importance of daily nutrition.
she is a smart & caring teacher
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
Been in the system quite a while, I'd assume because she doesn't give much individual attention to students needs or take the time to recognize a student struggling. Overall, very professionable and knowledgable, and i learned so much from her course. (Even though I probably failed it)
she is 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.
helpful and knowledgable.
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?
Jinan was understanding about assignments and receptive to suggestions. She was also good about communicating her expectations. This online class was just as if not more effective than a classroom version.
I liked the flexibility of it. I can work more, thus pay for school.
Everything. The fact that I got to pretty much teach myself my own material without having to go to class because everything was already laid out. Your part as a student was to do the assignments.
I was able to complete tasks and assignments on my own time.
Able to turn in things on the weekend.
Not having a class period to attend.
Weekly modules were very well structured and presented.
The diet project was interesting.
no traffic, but most likeable thing about this class was learning how to improve my own health.
How she would periodically remind us of assignments that were due.
The flexablity and not having to attend lectures
Convenient
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.
convenience
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?
I didn't like how some instructions were unclear for the presentation.
Virtual sessions was a bit of commitment.
Technical problems and lack of communications with instructors and classmates.
synchronnous sesions
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 group project.
Project
Doing all the assignments
The online quiz's
No flexibility
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.
sometimes it is difficult to remember due dates
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?
Jinan was an effective online instructor. It made me more of an independent learner which is ultimately a plus, but I felt I had access to her if necessary.
I like the flexibility.
Learning about the different vitamins/minerals and what types of fruits and veggies have them. Also the body systems and how each enzymes, etc are broken down.
Can do things at my own pace. I like the visual elements. I am a visual learner so I learn better this way.
That everything was due on Sundays.
Not having a class period to attend.
diet project
I loved the "weekly module" which allowed us to see future powerpoint/pdf slides of upcoming subjects/material.
Reading the modules
Flexibility
The materials
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.
37. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing.
N/A
There's not a chance to make up missed points =/
That we were not able to contact our fellow classmates that well.
synchronnous sesions
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).
group project
The project was one least thing that caused me stress
Sychronous sessions
Quiz's
The time structure
38. Other comments:
Great class!
I had a hard time with some of the quiz/test questions. Some seemed 'tricky', or not super straight forward. I know quizes and tests are supposed to assess a students knowledge, but I felt that some of the questions could have been simplified while still serving their purpose.
Seriously, group presentations due weeks before the topic is covered in an introductory course this is just plain silly.
fun interesting course
None
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.

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?
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.
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.
The critique of publications and discussion.
Weekly questions and written critiques.
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.
Students' presentation and guest speakers in different academic areas
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I think that instead of discussion questions the assigments could be a comment, a brief reflection or analysis as a way to identify the strenghts and limitations in a regular basis. This is my opinion about the discussion questions because most of the time the speaker has the same information than the audience as we all read the article, so the discussion questions sometimes needed more background about how the research was conducted. Many times the discussion questions could be answered just by making a little research by ourselves. However, the discussion questions are definetely great when the speaker is the author of the article since they can provide more information and clear any doubts.
I would have liked more direction or instruction concerning evaluating the literature. Certain things to look for or pointers because I think I could have a done a better job on the article critiques having known more. I would have also liked some more direction or a format to follow to do the article critiques.
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16. The instructor is enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
17. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
18. The instructor is friendly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
19. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
20. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
21. The instructor was professional.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
22. Students frequently volunteer their own opinions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
23. Students in this course are free to disagree and ask questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 12 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 9 (75%)
24. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
25. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (67%) 4 (33%)
26. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 1.14 Freq(%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
27. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 10 (83%) 1 (8%)
28. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Maybe it would be helpful to include an activity that requires students to participate more.
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.
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.
Lead more on discussion. Make the syllabus more clear...
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.
29. Assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 7 (58%) 3 (25%)
30. Reading assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 9 (75%) 2 (17%)
31. The guest lecturers were interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 12 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 3 (25%)
32. Other comments:
Dr. Banna is really friendly, respectful and encouraging.
Enjoyed this topics course!