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'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.
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.
Prompt response with emails and very helpful
n/a

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?
Knowledgeable
Knew the subject area well and gave real life situations to solve the problem
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Have the class more consistent and have her as a permanent teacher
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Accessible outside of school hours
Whenever we needed help, she was always there. Always available during her office hours so we could discuss anything if we needed help.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. She knows her stuff
yes, because she knew the subject area very well
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Great teacher. Knowledgeable and good interaction with students
Thank you for everything!!

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?
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.
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.
The freedom that we have in conducting our experiments.
-experimenting with food in lab -working so closely in groups -class discussions (we had a great class)
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.
Dr. Tamamoto is a great teacher. The experiments are interesting.
Cooking freedom in lab
8. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Limit the number of assignments at the beginning of the course. It was overwhelming at the beginning.
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.
No more practice research homework assignment.
I thought she did a fantastic job!
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.
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.
Lecture material before exams
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.
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.
Dr. T talks fast, moves fast, and puts everything into high-speed. There's a learning curve. Just have to get used to it.
A little less workload per week.
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
Most pertinent information already given to the professor.
Lecture style teachings along with self centered learning. I find it easier to learn when I'm taught instead of researching
12. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
fun insightful approachable
1) Fun 2) Caring
Caring Energetic
Fun,Fair, and approachable
-fun -kind/thoughtful -knowledgeable
Involved. Compassionate. Knowledgeable.
Fun, Outgoing, Peppy
Fierce. Balanced. Competent.
Friendly Cooperative
13. Other comments:
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.
Congratulations to you and your family. & we can be friends now.
Thank you for your willingness to go beyond what is required to help your students.
She is one of the few teachers at the University who are truly approachable and fun to socialize with.
N/A
I enjoyed this course.

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?
No suggestions
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.
More teaching of basic concepts of food science would have been helpful.
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.
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.
improve lecture topics
clearer due dates/expectations outlined on syllabus. match lecture material with lab work and cover said material before the tests.
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Intelligent, Kind, Invested
Enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming.
Bubbly Easy to talk to Enthusiastic
Friendly, smart, knowldegable
friendly, knowledgable, positive
very nice instuctor
smart driven young
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?
Learning food science from people who do food science for a living! Teachers very personable and welcoming.
The labs were the most interesting: testing different cooking techniques and seeing how food reacts during cooking.
I enjoyed the entire lab aspect. Experimenting with ingredients and finding out how the affected the end product.
The lab - application of learning material
Taste testing products
Work in the lab and explore the experiment, it is very fun. I enjoy this part.
eating food in lab
learning how and why food is the way it is, and developing products of our own
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
All the writing.
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.
There was a lot of writing... but then again it is a writing intensive and it helped me to improve my writing.
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.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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
Very good, very fun class, but be prepared to do a ton of work!
I enjoyed this course. It was one of my better classes this semester.
Time consuming, but also time worthy. Good course. Will learn a lot.
Just neutral.
B
this class definitely got me more interested in food science. i really enjoyed it
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?
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.
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.
16. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Approachable, understanding
Creative, relatable, encouraging
Energetic and intelligent
Very Enthusiastic
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?
the lab was the best part
The connection between food and science.
The experimental aspect of the class. It was interesting.
I loved the lab portion where we kind of develop our food product. It was very interesting.
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.
I really enjoyed the lab and the being able to experiment!
19. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
take home tests was the aspect I liked the least.
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.
Journals. Didn't feel like they were relevant to the course.
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.
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.
20. My overall evaluation of this course is...
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.
Excellent teacher who made the course very enjoyable.
It was a nice class.
Love this class! Love Dr. Tamamoto! A lot of work but most of the time it's worth it.
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.
It was a great course and I did enjoy it!
21. Other comments:
extra credit opportunities were worth it!