eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Lauren Tamamoto

Available Survey Results

FSHN185, Summer I 2014
CULN380, Non Traditional Spring 2014
FSHN381, Spring 2014
FSHN381, Fall 2013
FSHN381, Fall 2013

Lauren Tamamoto: FSHN185, Summer I 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 185 - The Science of Human Nutrition Crn (Section): 96634 (602)    
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  
2.13 9 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 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  
1.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 7 (78%)
6. This was my first online course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   True   False   N/A  
1.22 9 0.44 Freq(%) 7 (78%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor provided timely feedback to all correspondence (questions, messages).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%) 0 (0%)
8. Other comments:
I tend to avoid online courses because I am a visual learner but this online course was all right. The professor seemed nice and was really good at responding to emails and sending out reminders for deadlines.
I really enjoyed this class. I learned a lot of new and interesting facts that will definitely help me later in life.
I've never taken an online course before but I'm taking two this summer. Professor Tamamoto was always quick to provide feedback, made due dates very clear, and she made her presence as our professor known which made her far more approachable than my other online professor who did none of these things. I thought she was great and would definitely recommend her.
Overall great class, challenging but manageable.
n/a
Prompt response with emails and very helpful

Lauren Tamamoto: CULN380, Non Traditional Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Culinary Arts
Course: CULN 380 - Nutritional Cuisines Crn (Section): 35131 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knew the subject area well and gave real life situations to solve the problem
Knowledgeable
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
none
Have the class more consistent and have her as a permanent teacher
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Whenever we needed help, she was always there. Always available during her office hours so we could discuss anything if we needed help.
Accessible outside of school hours
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes, because she knew the subject area very well
Yes. She knows her stuff
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Thank you for everything!!
Great teacher. Knowledgeable and good interaction with students

Lauren Tamamoto: FSHN381, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 381 - Experimental Foods Crn (Section): 88480 (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  
3.44 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 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  
2.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
6. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
7. What did you like best about the course?
The freedom that we have in conducting our experiments.
Dr. Tamamoto is a great teacher. The experiments are interesting.
I really enjoyed the juice study for meadow gold
I enjoyed being creative and coming up with food product alternatives that had to meet specific criteria.
-experimenting with food in lab -working so closely in groups -class discussions (we had a great class)
Cooking freedom in lab
Dr. T & Tim got to know us personally. I actually learned useful information/methods on how to gather research that I can use in my field.
I enjoyed the enthusiasm of Dr. Tamamoto and her effort to get the entire class involved in activities and conversations.
The overall course was fun and Dr. Tomamotto was excellent at making course work enjoyable. Loved doing experiments.
8. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No more practice research homework assignment.
Let students propose a goal for their experiment - or at least 1 of the three experiments. Each group gets to pick one. e.g. I want to make a vegan fried egg with fewer than 10 calories per 200g serving or something similar. Fewer assignments. Make better use of lecture time. Dr. T knows a lot and could teach us more. It seemed like we didn't get much done in lecture and I only came out of respect for the professor and my group mates. Use a textbook. A lot of the time spent researching on the exams seemed excessive to me.
Limit the number of assignments at the beginning of the course. It was overwhelming at the beginning.
I thought she did a fantastic job!
Lecture material before exams
Class sessions in the beginning of the semester were kinda all over the place... At one point we were moving onto another topic when we hadn't finished a full discussion on a previous... Or maybe I just wasn't prepared for yet another semester of school.
Overall a very proactive teaching style that was well-rounded.
Take home exams need better directions. Very broad statements about what is expected then points are taken away if you do not do what she expects.
9. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
10. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
11. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
A little less workload per week.
Most pertinent information already given to the professor.
Maybe spreading out the hw assignments of possible? That way they aren't all at the beginning of the course since it can be overwhelming.
Lecture style teachings along with self centered learning. I find it easier to learn when I'm taught instead of researching
Dr. T talks fast, moves fast, and puts everything into high-speed. There's a learning curve. Just have to get used to it.
I would have preferred more lectures with content relating to the exams. Although the exams were take-home exams and required students to use reputable sources, some background knowledge I feel would have been beneficial.
N/A
12. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Fun,Fair, and approachable
Fierce. Balanced. Competent.
fun insightful approachable
1) Fun 2) Caring
-fun -kind/thoughtful -knowledgeable
Friendly Cooperative
Caring Energetic
Involved. Compassionate. Knowledgeable.
Fun, Outgoing, Peppy
13. Other comments:
I enjoyed this course.
Really enjoyed the class!
Dr. Tamamoto is an awesome instructor! She made learning super enjoyable. She provided an atmosphere for students to have fun and succeed at the same time. I would always look forward to attending her class. She makes time to help students who have questions regarding course material. She truly cares about students' learning and getting the most out of the class. Excellent Excellent Professor! : ) Wish she taught other classes.
Thank you for your willingness to go beyond what is required to help your students.
Congratulations to you and your family. & we can be friends now.
She is one of the few teachers at the University who are truly approachable and fun to socialize with.
N/A

Lauren Tamamoto: FSHN381, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 381 - Experimental Foods Crn (Section): 74712 (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  
3.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%) 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  
1.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 7 (70%)
6. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
8. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.3 10 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 3 (30%) 5 (50%)
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.6 10 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
10. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 10 1.06 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 2 (20%) 6 (60%)
11. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 8 (80%)
12. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 10 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
14. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 8 (80%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I hope, she can change the teaching method. I feel, I learn more with a traditional teaching instructor than with learner-centered teaching instructor. When a traditional instructor deliver the new knowledge in class, it really bring out the students interest, eager to learn more, and understand the material better. I feel, I am so lost at the beginning of the course. I don't know what the instructor expects us to know and how deep down of the material we have to answer the take home exam. I hope, she can still continue the traditional teaching method and adopt some learner-centered teaching such as group work.
Syllabus was a little overwhelming. When it came time to assignments she was good at communicating due dates and requirements. Maybe shorten the syllabus and leave the details for when the assignments actually come around? Lecture more about topics related to the take-home exams. I felt like the take-home exam questions weren't really related to our labs and we didn't talk about it in lecture, so the questions on there were kind of out-of-the- blue.
improve lecture topics
More teaching of basic concepts of food science would have been helpful.
clearer due dates/expectations outlined on syllabus. match lecture material with lab work and cover said material before the tests.
I think that she should teach students about the subjects she includes in her take home examinations. At least provide students with some sort of back ground information first and THEN ask students to elaborate and explain in further detail.
No suggestions
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
very nice instuctor
Enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming.
smart driven young
Friendly, smart, knowldegable
Bubbly Easy to talk to Enthusiastic
friendly, knowledgable, positive
Intelligent, Kind, Invested
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
18. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Work in the lab and explore the experiment, it is very fun. I enjoy this part.
The labs were the most interesting: testing different cooking techniques and seeing how food reacts during cooking.
eating food in lab
The lab - application of learning material
I enjoyed the entire lab aspect. Experimenting with ingredients and finding out how the affected the end product.
learning how and why food is the way it is, and developing products of our own
Taste testing products
Learning food science from people who do food science for a living! Teachers very personable and welcoming.
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I understand it's a WI course but there's so much work! This was my most enjoyable class, but I think it took up more than 50% of my study time between all classes. Some of the questions are repetitive (on the exam/homeworks). Exams are a lot of work when you factor in spending time for research.
48+ hour take home exams
the tests were very comprehensive and little information was previously talked about in class. the work load was overbearing at times.
There was a lot of writing... but then again it is a writing intensive and it helped me to improve my writing.
All the writing.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Just neutral.
Very good, very fun class, but be prepared to do a ton of work!
B
I enjoyed this course. It was one of my better classes this semester.
this class definitely got me more interested in food science. i really enjoyed it
Time consuming, but also time worthy. Good course. Will learn a lot.
Great. Most I've ever put into a class. Really enjoyed learning and exploring my academic side (extensive writing, analyzing, etc) Love Dr. Tamamoto & Tim, feel like they really care. <3
21. Other comments:
Merry Christmas!
thank you!

Lauren Tamamoto: FSHN381, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: FSHN 381 - Experimental Foods Crn (Section): 74713 (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  
3.71 7 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
6. The instructor presented concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 2 (29%)
7. The instructor was accessible to students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
8. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.43 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (43%)
9. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
10. I developed the ability to solve real problems in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%)
11. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
12. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
13. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
14. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 7 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 4 (57%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
By using the lecture time to go over topics that we may be seeing on the exams to give better direction when researching answers to exam questions.
Have more lectures relative to the exams.
Sometimes it can get confusing in class with the instructions or the comments made between Dr. Tamamoto and the TA on lab reports. Made it hard to edit because sometimes they were drastic differences.
There could be more lectures to learn about material that could be on the tests rather than receiving a test with many concepts we barely know about.
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Creative, relatable, encouraging
Energetic and intelligent
Very Enthusiastic
Approachable, understanding
17. Assignments are graded fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 7 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
18. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the labs when we were cooking because it allowed us to physically see the outcomes of adding and taking away certain ingredients. Though some of the food products didn't come out the way we wanted, the process is what really helped us to learn. I also enjoyed learning some background knowledge of conducting sensory evaluations.
The connection between food and science.
The experimental aspect of the class. It was interesting.
I really enjoyed the lab and the being able to experiment!
I loved the lab portion where we kind of develop our food product. It was very interesting.
the lab was the best part
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
I didn't really like the fact that we had to present so much times. It would be nice just to present three times throughout the semester; at the end of each experiment. I didn't like the fact that we had to write two journals each week at the beginning of the semester. It was very tiring and it would've been way too repetitive, considering the topics chosen were all somewhat related. But it was nice to not have to write in such a formal matter.
The writing intensive portion. Journals could have been more useful if they related to the course subject. It became more important to finish the journal than to write a quality journal.
The amount of work given at once.
I felt that the lectures and journals could relate more to the course to allow us students to not only learn more about ourselves, but also be able to develop the skills when experimenting with food.
Journals. Didn't feel like they were relevant to the course.
take home tests was the aspect I liked the least.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I thought that Dr. Tamamoto was a very enthusiastic and sweet teacher. The class was definitely hard at times but it seemed like she wanted us all to do well. I appreciated the opportunities for extra credit because that really helped boost everyone's grade. I felt like once I had the lab report out of the way, the class seemed to get a little easier. Writing the lab report was the most stressful aspect since it was a lot of points and my group was depending on me to do well.
Excellent teacher who made the course very enjoyable.
It was a nice class.
It was a great course and I did enjoy it!
Love this class! Love Dr. Tamamoto! A lot of work but most of the time it's worth it.
I enjoyed this class a lot. It was a lot of hard work but it was very fun. I learned a lot in this course and met many people that made this class great.
21. Other comments:
extra credit opportunities were worth it!