eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Spencer Malecha

Available Survey Results

ANSC465L, Spring 2014
ANSC499, Spring 2014
ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2012
ANSC465L, Spring 2012
ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2011
ANSC465L, Spring 2011
ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2010
ANSC460, Spring 2010
ANSC465L, Spring 2010
ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2009

Spencer Malecha: ANSC465L, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 465L - Aqua Prod Lab Crn (Section): 88336 (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  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 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  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
6. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. Global appraisal: Overall how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Very Good  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
8. I learned a lot in this course.
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. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
10. I increased my awareness of my own interests and talents.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
11. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
12. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
13. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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%)
14. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
15. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Learned a lot about how the aquaculture business works, the challenges, the procedures.
Dr. Malecha's instruction and guidance.
Having access to the equipment and animals
16. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
It was all good to learn. It was not helping when labcare was being done during the class session.
Even the mistakes were valuable.
COMA
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
If there is a way to spread out when we get which organisms it wouldn't feel as overwhelming. There was a point in the semester when we were doing 2 a days and lab care took about 4 hours. Have everything clearly explained and ready before anything done with larvae.
If he had more of a budget for equipment and supplies to update the lab.
Thin out on-going experiments before starting new ones. Lab care becomes overwhelming for upper-graduate level schedules
18. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Doc is professional but personable. Sometimes leaves lab quickly, but is a busy man.
Excellent.
19. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
He knows a lot about the field, has his own experience. Very enthusiastic and inspirational.
His knowledge and experience, and most importantly working side by side with us during instruction.
He wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty and work with our small class. He allowed us to make mistakes
20. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Some of the methods/procedures could be updated to what is used today. Sometimes hard to meet up with, but always comes to class sessions on time.
His inability to facilitate the collection of seawater because of the lack of a proper vehicle
21. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Hard working, innovative, enthusiastic.
Hard-working, Committed, Supportive
understanding, experienced, unorthodox
22. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Very rewarding professor, glad to get to know him on a close basis. Has students and animals best interest in mind.
Really enjoy working with Dr. Malecha. He is a professional and treats you like wise.
Cruiser
23. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked that the class was small. I can't imagine a large class for the lab. Maybe 6 maximum, so everyone has 1 lab care day.
Being introduced to the species and techniques required to culture them.
Asian Catfish spawn
24. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Having to manage so many organisms at one time. I know it depends when they are ready, but it would be nice if it were separated a little, especially with the shrimp PLs. If they are done Jan/Feb they can be out of the way and lab care would be easier.
Not enough time to do everything.
Shrimp trials
25. How can the laboratory be improved?
It is organized once you get to know where everything is. The beginning of the semester it was very messy, but we cleaned it up. maybe the first day of class we could go around the whole lab and Doc show where everything is.
Give Dr. Malecha a new lab.
It can be cleaned out. There are lots of things that need to be thrown away. Better funding to supply a solid water quality device (will cut down lab duties immensely).
26. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
A lot of lights were out. The floor gets very messy and does not get swept often. There are roaches which make it seem unsanitary, but they get in through the St. Johns door. We cleaned up a lot of salt residue around the lab. The conditions depend on who the labcare workers are and their cleanliness.
Lab is small. Would benefit from an upgraded facility.
Big roaches and mosquitoes constantly disturb the classroom.
27. Other comments:
Great, informative class. Very overwhelming at times. Good relationship with others and Professor. Was a great way to experience aquaculture and what it entails.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC499, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 499 - Directed Study or Research Crn (Section): 87660 (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  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 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 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
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%) 0 (0%)
6. I developed creative ability 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%)
7. 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%)
8. 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%)
9. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
experience
11. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No survey responses were found.
12. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
free to experiment
13. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
No survey responses were found.
14. How can the laboratory be improved?
difficult to get into lab somedays because other researchers were scared to open door
15. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 74996 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 75142 (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  
3.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 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  
1.18 11 0.4 Freq(%) 9 (82%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 3 (75%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (50%)
8. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (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  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
11. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (100%)
12. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 7 (64%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
14. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
15. The instructor has an interesting style of presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
16. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 4 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 9 (82%)
17. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 6 (55%)
18. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (18%) 2 (50%)
20. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Tests with actual correct and incorrect answers
I think more field trips to different aquaculture facilities would be beneficial to really get to know aquaculture in a more hands on experience rather than just number crunching and theoretically applied techniques.
More organized on exams
The class all around was good, I really enjoyed it. However, I struggled following the lectures sometimes because the material was not presented in a clearly outlined manner: subjects were talked about, and things written on the board we're not in sequence. I think the course could be improved, and the material could be taught more effectively, if the material was taught in a more organized way..having topics (especially the most important concepts) outlined so the lecture is easier to follow.
Exam questions should be worded more clearly
Have exams up earlier
Learn how to use technology!!!
I really enjoyed his personality in teaching and I found the content very interesting as well, its something I am interested in the future in doing. So for me it was perfect.
more breaks!
21. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
he made this a fun class.
Excellent. Classes are well organized.
He is a very humorous teacher and keeps the subject up beat and easy to understand. His wit is well appreciated and his methods of stimulating class discussions are interesting, to say the least.
Great!
Very good, enthusiastic professor. Obviously very knowledgeable about aquaculture but could improve in organization of teaching material.
I like how he took us to lab and showed us what he was talking about. He also brought 'critters' to class to show us more about them. I just wish his lab was offered this semester!
Very interesting class presentations and most topics were explained with great detail. Very positive evaluation
Awesome
fantastic, very interesting, great attitude, on time, easy to talk to, friendly, best teacher i have ever had!!!
Great professor, the long classes makes it hard to pay attention, but he provided some strong information for our studies.
Really nice and helpful. Favorite professor Ive had at UH
good teacher! very smart! the class sessions are just a little long . . .
very knowledgeable about the subject
22. A textbook would be a useful addition to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
23. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
24. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
25. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 1.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (73%)
26. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
27. The instructor gave fair and consistent grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
28. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (36%) 2 (50%)
29. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
30. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Learning about all the different aquaculture types like lobsters and pearl oyster culture.
An ample amount of time to take exams.
I liked hearing about all the strange and bizarre adventures of an aquaculturist from a first hand experience. It was almost like I was in south america, except I was very aware of the fact that I was sitting in a freezing room looking at a power point and not interacting with Ecuadorians.
everything was electronic, and the professor was great
I've been interested in aquaculture since high school but never really looked into it. I like how this course gave me a run down of not only how it works as a business, but the inside workings on how the animals are kept.
The hands on aspects (going to the lab, having live animals to observe)
Once a week class
OVERALL THIS CLASS WAS AMAZING
The lectures involving specific species.
I enjoyed the organisms alot and how to write a buisness plan lecture was very interesting to me.
i liked learning about the different species of cultured animals
once a week
31. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Long classes
Sometimes I lay awake in bed at night thinking about how aquaculture will help feed the world but there are many things working against aquaculture becoming a major industry at this time. I did not like that I lost sleep because this class made me so aware of the problems aquaculture faces.
I didn't like the length of the class. I found towards the end my note taking wasn't as diligent as it should have been because I couldn't pay attention that long, especially when we started the double lectures (which I voted for).
Deciphering exam question wording
Long lectures
NONE LOVED IT ALL
Lectures involving math and writing on the bored could become confusing extremely quickly if the equations are not written on the board.
There were a couple times things got a little slow and boring but nothing I can think of off hand.
the classes get loooong
it was 3 hours long
32. What changes would you make in the lectures?
None
Maybe more detailed.
I would have these lectures be in a better lit area because some of my sleep deprived classmates have a tendency to snore as they fall asleep which makes it harder to hear Spencer talk about his prawns.
N/A
MORE FOOD :)
Help out a little more when the math stuff comes around.
None.
none
33. What changes would you make in the readings?
None
Review supplemental reading material in class.
The readings were fishtastic and I would not make changes to them. I feel they really captured the main points and reinforced what was learned in lecture.
N/A
NOTHING INTERESTING READINGS
None
I enjoyed all the readings and they were super helpful on exams.
none
34. What changes would you make in the examinations?
They were good.
None.
The exams were tolerable. If I had to make a change I wouldn't have a test of what I have learned through exam because I don't think it is beneficial, and won't reinforce my learning for the long run. Projects is where my learning is at, but I realize exams are the best mechanism for teachers and fastest for students. So I would change nothing about the exams, after all the kinks are worked out on viewing pictures for the exam anyway.
more organized, but I like the "post mortem" discussions
Just worded better, and to have definitive answers. "Select the best answer" when all 4 multiple choice answers were "correct" was frustrating because a lot of the time the answer was arguable.
NOTHING
Just email the exhibits from now on. Laulima sucks.
Nothing since we get to argue points later on.
shorter
35. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%)
36. Other comments:
Thanks for a good semester :D
As much as I thought I would not enjoy spending 2-3 hours sitting in a cold room during dinner time, this course was very entertaining and filled with a good amount of knowledge. I really enjoyed the course and the professor. Also the snacks. Spencer was very generous for bringing snacks; he may be my new hero.
I want to learn more and get involved in the aquaculture business now.
THE BEST CLASS EVER
Yay aquaculture.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC465L, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 465L - Aqua Prod Lab Crn (Section): 85883 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
6. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
8. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
9. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
11. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
12. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
13. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
15. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
16. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
17. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
18. The instructor makes the course difficult enough to be stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
19. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Its great
20. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
Professional, fair, and easy to get a long with.
21. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Very knowledgeable and agreeable.
22. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
Nothing.
23. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Enthusiastic, Informative
24. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
25. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
26. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
27. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
28. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
29. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
30. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
31. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
32. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
33. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
34. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
35. The facilities were adequate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
36. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Learning hands on with teams the techniques and responsibility associated with aquaculture.
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
None
39. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
A great hands on environment.
40. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
Freq(%)
41. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Great, hands on and informative
42. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Its great. Maybe an advanced class for people that would like to learn more specific and technical skills.
43. Other comments:
Offer a future advanced class for people that would like to learn more specific and technical skills.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 75492 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 75667 (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  
3.64 11 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (30%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%) 1 (10%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.13 8 0.35 Freq(%) 7 (88%) 9 (82%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%) 11 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
7. I learned to recognize quality work in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (45%)
8. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (20%) 6 (55%)
9. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.97 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (36%) 7 (64%)
10. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
11. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 11 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (45%) 4 (36%)
12. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 4 (36%)
13. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 5 (45%) 5 (50%)
14. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) 6 (60%) 3 (30%)
15. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
the way i think about aquaculture and what i learned about the different species being aquacultured
The presentations and materials that he had in class.
the fact that the exams were online rather than in class and were open notes.
The enthusiastic nature of the professor and the interesting information and pictures presented.
Making it my job!
Dr. Malecha's stories and examples. He had a very good way of making you remember things.
how much I learned about aquaculture. And if I start a farm I would know what to do.
aquaculture is a growing industry and a lot of future especially in many developing countries.
Professor Malecha... he had an excellent ability to connect with students and make learning fun and easy.
Dr. Malecha's enthusiasm for aquaculture, and seeing the lab/visual aids during class. It was very helpful in putting topics from lecture into context.
how knowledgeable the professor was over the history and future of aquaculture. Also, I'll remember this course for the rescheduling of classes that benefited not only the professor but the students as well.
all the old boxes of eaten shrimp and random junk that was passed around the class as "visual aids."
The variety of aquacultured animals and the level of detail needed to rear them. Also, the need to do lots of research for which animal you want to raise to economically, and feasibly do it.
How much I am getting ripped off by the restaurant when I order seafood.
the capabilities to change impacts on wild stocks thru aquaculture of primary consumers
visiting lab, it was very interesting and just the course as a whole was very interesting, a lot of cool info.
16. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 4 (40%) 6 (55%)
17. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 10 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 6 (60%)
18. The instructor puts material across in an interesting way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 6 (55%) 5 (45%)
19. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 8 (73%)
20. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 11 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (55%) 8 (80%)
21. The instructor is permissive and flexible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 11 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 9 (90%)
22. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 11 0.4 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (18%) 9 (82%)
23. The instructor has everything going according to schedule.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (20%) 7 (64%)
24. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 3 (30%) 8 (73%)
25. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
that he has personal experience working in his field and could be considered an expert
He's a great professor to have, and also he's teaching skills are really helpful to me in my future.
He was very reasonable and tried to help you if you didn't understand something on the exams.
He showed us visuals of actual marine life to help us better understand concepts and gain physical experience with some of the topics discussed.
Prof. Malecha was helpful if you needed help or clarification with any of the lecture materials or exams.
His pictures and lectures and stories of experience.
Willing to answer any questions asked.
Very casual atmosphere - ok to ask questions.
He was always willing to help the students and understood everybody's needs. I feel like you could always talk to him about a problem and he would find a solution for you.
His flexibility and willingness to put himself in the students' shoes. He was understanding and showed a general interest in the students' success.
He is a type of professor that welcomes student inputs into his lecture and scheduling of events. He was a nice man, easy to get along with.
Malecha is very communicative - easy to address in person and via email. He's never condescending, and he puts real effort into addressing questions. He also is animated and has a good sense of humor, which keeps the class pretty interesting.
Broad range of aquacultured animals. He shows a lot of personal experience in each and gives both positive and negative sides of aquaculture and the business.
Extremely easy to ask questions.
willingness to be flexible and meet needs of students
He thoroughly explained information if the class was confused and also let students challenge information that he provided, very open to everyones opinion.
26. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
i'm not sure there was anything least valuable
Sometimes the exam questions I didn't understand at all. They were very confusing so maybe it would have been more helpful to my learning experience if they weren't so difficult to understand.
Sometimes too much information was presented and he didn't really clarify what was important to know and what wasn't.
None
Nothing.
So many power point slides sometimes
Since the amount of material covered was a bit much at times, certain little things got left out or were just skimmed over during lectures. Most of the time these things showed up on exams.
Dr. Malecha treats students with respect and always challenged us with in depth independent research over subject matter that he could've elaborated more in class. He is most helpful with everything else.
NA
more discussion of multi culture in water column
Nothing, great professor.
27. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable and flexible
funny, helpful, and great
Knowledgeable, passionate, cool.
Excellent and helpful Professor.
Funny, intelligent, friendly
awesome, funny, knowledgeable.
helpful, smart and confident
Knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging.
Personable Understanding Passionate
An Aquaculture Professor
cooky, friendly, helpful
Energetic, knowledgable
Intelligent, enthusiastic
Dedicated, helpful, educated
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
29. Reading assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.91 11 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%) 4 (40%)
30. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 2 (18%) 1 (9%) 2 (20%)
31. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1 (9%) 5 (50%) 5 (45%)
32. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (40%) 8 (80%)
33. Exams are creative and require original thought.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 10 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (60%) 7 (64%)
34. Exams are reasonable in length and difficulty.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 10 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 1 (10%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%)
35. The exams reflected the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 11 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 3 (27%) 7 (64%)
36. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 4 (36%) 7 (70%)
37. Requests for re-grading or review were handled fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 11 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 9 (90%)
38. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 11 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 6 (60%)
39. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the fact that we could take the exam online, that we were done early and that he allowed us to talk about the exam after and have our grade higher
I like the way he demonstrated graphs and systems in aquaculture.
The topic of aquaculture and how the exams were open notes online.
I liked the hands on nature of actually going to the lab to look at marine life and the examples that were brought into class for us to examine. I also liked the information that was presented and the way that it was presented with illustrations. I also liked the small size of the class and the fact that the exams were online exams.
The powerpoints were helpful for the course.
His stories and examples
Learned about different aquaculture.
Prof. Malecha has a lot of knowledge on the subject.
The class felt tightly knit and nobody seemed to get left behind.
I liked all of the visual aids that were brought in, and the visit to the lab. These brought things covered in lecture into context and helped me visual the things that were being talked about.
I enjoyed the lectures so much that I almost had a perfect attendance.
I like Malecha's personality, and I liked that the evening/once per week format of the course.
Interaction and ability for outside learning
Great depth and breadth.
ease of online access and ability to handle most work online
The interactions between students during lecture. It made the once a week long lecture bearable. Lectures were not monotone and were not boring.
40. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
the long amount of time we spend in the class, but then again it was only once a week
The exams, which had questions that didn't make sense or wasn't really talked about in lecture, and the length of them.
I liked everything about the class.
The book was useless.
None
What time it started and ended.
some students were sleeping in the class
Long nighttime lectures
I did not like the amount of material covered in some lectures and the length was a bit inconvenient towards the end of the class. I also did not like the fact that I had no use for the textbook during the course since I purchased it.
Long lectures
I think the structure of this course was generally ineffective. We focus a lot on Malecha's personal experiences with shrimp and prawns, and much of the material just seems like silly filler. I was excited about this course coming into it, but I didn't learn much at all. It was mostly a waste of time.
NA
Some lectures were long because it was a once a week class, sometimes hard to sit through the whole thing.
41. What changes would you make in the lectures?
comfier seats and not as cold
none
no changes.
I would change the way some of the formulas and graphs were explained in lecture. Some of the graphs and formulas were confusing and was not clarified enough during lecture.
None
Shorter.
Maybe shorter length
More concise and on point lectures; some lectures were vague and had way too much useless info. Aim the lectures more towards exam material. Maybe follow the book or at least make it useful somehow since 90% of the students purchase it and never even open it.
None, keep it the way it is.
This course should be more hands on and should give better perspective on the aquaculture industry as it is developing today (where the opportunities are, for example). I know there is a lab offered for this course, but really the lab should be integrated into the lecture course. Sitting in a classroom and talking about how aquaculture is different than agriculture because the fish are in water for an entire semester doesn't contribute to my practical skill or understanding of this discipline.
NA
N/A
42. What changes would you make in the examinations?
nothing
none
Make it less confusing and ask questions only about what was said in lecture (I listened to my friend's recordings and some of the questions weren't discussed in class).
No changes.
No changes should be done for the examinations.
None
No mistakes.
maybe an essay question
I liked the overall convenience and freedom of online exams, but I felt like I didn't actually have to study/know the material well becuase everything was open book and notes.
None.
The exams should be more carefully constructed. There were a lot of errors and ambiguity in the questions.
Many questions were redundant and not clear
NA
Maybe have the modules used for the exam on the exam and not on a seperate page.
43. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.56 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (25%) 6 (67%)
44. My overall evaluation of this course is...
it was a really great lecture that taught me a lot about a subject i don't like but could appreciate
This course is a good course to take, and if you're really interesting in aquaculture.
it was interesting but exams were a lot harder than I hoped/figured they would be, given the content of the lectures.
that it was very interesting. It's pretty long but it goes by quite fast because of the amount of information presented. The professor is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what is being taught and the small class size makes it easier to concentrate and ask questions.
The course was good. I have a very different perspective of aquaculture after taking ANSC 450.
Awsome
awesome.
The course was very fun and I learned a lot. Dr. Malecha is very enthusiastic and friendly and easy to talk to.
I'm glad a took this course cause I learned a lot of valuable information about aquaculture and aquaculture species.
Good. There is always room for improvement. I enjoyed Dr. Malecha's teaching style and overall interest/knowledge of the topic. Visual aids were useful, and the paperless nature of the class made it easy to keep track of. I also enjoyed the convenience of the online exams and multiple submissions to correct mistakes. If the use of the book was incorporated somehow the course would be more well rounded. Overall, no hefty complaints.
It's a very interesting course. I think marine biology students who are interested pursuing the business aspects that are associated with marine organisms should consider taking the course with this particular professor.
one and a half thumbs down.
Great class, but needs to be done with the lab for better experience
Great class, learned a lot.
Great course. learned a lot.
45. Other comments:
This course and professor is strongly recommened :)
Honestly, due to financial constraints, I never bought the textbook and it didn't negatively impact my understanding of the material at all - maybe consider making the text optional or, if you would like it to be required, incorporate it more directly into the coursework - students hate it when they buy overpriced textbooks that they could have done without.
I enjoyed the course.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC465L, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 465L - Aqua Prod Lab Crn (Section): 86497 (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  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.6 5 1.14 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%)
5. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
7. I gained a better understanding of myself through this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
8. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
9. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
10. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Direct application
hands on learning and having to care for the lab animals develops good skills.
The sheer number of animals species that we were exposed to was one of the high points of the course.
The importance of being reliable and having a good work ethic.
The hands-on aspect of this course was the most valuable - the skills I gained weren't all things I could have learned in theory in a lecture.
11. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
The disorganized way the class was handled. For example, we had the final report (group report) organized since before Spring Break so we all had time to work on our sections. It wasn't until the week before the end of the semester that he sprung two more sections on us completely out of the blue. One of the final report sections was to be a report on a demonstration of a principle that we won't be getting to until after the last class! How are we supposed to do the demonstration and write a report in the time allotted?
Marine shrimp maturation.
12. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
13. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
14. The design of this course lets me learn at my own pace.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)
16. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.4 5 1.82 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (40%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Need to organize course before semester starts. It was hectic for a long time
This course needs to be completely reorganized. A better outline of what the course entails, how to go about performing procedures, and evaluating what should be done for the next class. Allowing students to initially decide what species to raise throughout the semester would improve this course. Creating an outline of goals and expectations before jumping straight into the husbandry is advised.
Maybe something to motivate students to read relevant articles/procedure descriptions during the course of class (maybe being in charge of giving a briefing to your peers on the process of a project).
18. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
While the sheer number of species we got to work with was the most important part of my experience here, it was also a bit ambitious. So drop the attitude when one of the species doesn't work out.
Easy to talk to and very informative on aquatic life. However, easy to disappoint...and sometimes let his mood get the best of him.
Overall very encouraging - values work ethic and communicates in-person and in email, generally cheerful - sometimes gets grumpy :/
19. The TA is effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%)
20. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. The laboratory instructor was concerned with safety.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
22. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 1.34 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
23. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
24. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
25. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
26. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
The animals
hands on learning and praticing usefull aquaculture procedures and methods
Working hands-on with the animals and how the course was scheduled around my own time.
I liked the variety of animals we worked with and the management procedures we put into practice.
27. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Unorganized
Marine shrimp maturation. A field trip to the shrimp farm was enough. I didn't like the lack of organization.
28. How can the laboratory be improved?
Needs to be organized, cleaned. Needs better equipment,
It needs to be more organized. The lab room itself and the course. Hypothesis--Purpose--Procedure--Results---Conclusion This is how all science labs should be performed.
Maybe more organization of the physical space - it gets hard with people rotating through but maybe setting aside 10 minutes each lab for everyone to clean surfaces, put things in their proper places, etc.
29. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
30. Global appraisal: considering everything how would you rate the overall effectiveness of this Teaching Assistant?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
31. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would recommend this to students interested in aqua culture.
A good hands-on lab with real world skills learned. This course is designed for people interested in aquaculture.
The course was a lot of fun and was a great learning experience.
32. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
Organize, get funding from UH and the tuition students pay
Again, organize the course. Allow students to choose which species they want to raise. Begin with Purpose and Procedure. Record results. Then Conclude.
Maybe trying multiple approaches to the same endpoint, i.e. maybe trying multiple environments/diets to see if one seems to yield better results.
33. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 75974 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 76173 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 7 (78%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) 6 (67%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 7 (78%)
4. I learned to identify main points and central issues in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 1.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 2 (33%) 7 (78%)
6. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 6 (67%)
7. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (22%) 5 (56%)
8. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
I liked how he always brought into account an aquaculturist's persective economically. I think it is more realistic to think in those terms rather than only looking at issues from a scientific point of view.
The overall general knowledge of the systems and species
The depth and breadth of the materials covered.
I think the way that he let us argue about the test improved our thinking and creativity
Instructors experience and knowledge of aquaculture systems
Dr. Malecha is an inspiring individual with lots of history in aquaculture. His off-beat sense of humor kept the students awake in the late evening hours during lecture. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.
the amazing access to course material online and variety of medians used to educate the class on aquaculture
Learning about salmon.
Discovering the ecological and commercial aspects of aquaculture, along with understanding different groups of aquacultured animals and their background.
The trip to the lab
lecture
9. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
I believe that the journals were not as valuable to learning
some graphs and papers seemed overly technical for undergraduate survey type class
I felt the emphasis on prawns and shrimp at the expense of in-depth discussions of raising fish and molluscs to be in error. There is an awful lot more to aquaculture and I wanted to learn more than just crustaceans.
every part of course was critical and expanded on the class discussion and lessons
The tests. Seriously. They make no sense.
the ever expanding glossary of terms making it nearly impossible to come up with original vocabulary words
power point presentations
10. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
My knowledge of aquatic species and culture.
Post-mortem exam reviews.
The way he explains things by demonstrating in class
This class made me change my opinion of what I want to do as a career and made me want to learn more about aquaculture
Hopefully I'll be working in the field of aquaculture, so I'll remember this course every day by working directly with the course material.
the material provided and amazing learning experience
How he passed around a delicious-looking dead salmon one time. That was good.
The professors outlandish teaching style to involve his students. Along with the funny props that he brought into the class.
how terribly the exam questions were worded
the fish and oysters we got to check out
11. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 5 (56%)
12. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 6 (67%)
13. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%) 5 (63%)
14. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
15. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (33%) 2 (40%)
16. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (25%) 2 (33%)
17. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
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%) 3 (50%)
18. The instructor treated students fairly.
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 (33%) 4 (67%)
19. The instructor was willing to help.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (78%)
20. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 6 1.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (17%) 6 (67%)
21. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 2 (33%) 5 (56%)
22. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
His willingness to accept other opinions
His wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm.
He is very approachable to talk to
He not only talks the talk but has actually walked the walk
I think I covered this in previous questions
Spencer was always available to help students. He provided so much course material on Laulima website. He went above and beyond most teachers efforts to share knowledge and resources so that we could fully understand what aquaculture is and the future of it.
He would let us fight for our test scores after we'd taken the test.
His willingness to help every student with questions, and how he brings people into the lecture.
he was very fair in understanding emergency situations
23. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
n/a
Some lectures felt rushed because there was such a large amount to cover in such a short amount of time, perhaps the course could be broken down into 2 courses
again, noted previously
nothing
The lectures were extremely long, and when he started talking about economics all hope was lost for me.
He could learn more about computers.
24. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Honest, Fair and Upbeat
Energetic, Intelligent, Approachable, Easy-going
enthusiastic, knowledgeable
enthusiastic about the subject
Real world experience
energetic, knowledgeable, funny
enthusiastic, educated, knowledgeable
Confused Funny Corny
Funny, Caring, Smart
fair, likes a good joke, enjoys his subject
25. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 1 (11%) 2 (40%)
26. The writing assignments helped me understand the course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 3 (50%) 3 (33%)
27. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 4 (44%)
28. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 6 (67%)
29. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 6 0.98 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%)
30. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (11%) 3 (50%)
31. The facilities were adequate.
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%) 3 (50%)
32. The assigned projects were appropriate to the level of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 2 (40%)
33. The instructor's examples and demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%)
34. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (11%) 1 (17%) 2 (22%)
35. The test items are adequately explained after a test is given.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 6 (67%)
36. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 6 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 2 (33%) 5 (56%)
37. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Slide Presentations
Interactive discussions
learning aquaculture practices from past experirnce of dr. melecha
Explanations of different fish culture production systems and how they compare to each other
every part of class was interesting and he wasn't just teaching us but having us interpret the information provided and expanding on it. His method of teaching is one of the best because we had a chance to really explain our side of the exam and why we answered the way we did so that it was a group learning experience to take the exam and not just memorization.
Learning about the animals themselves instead of the economics behind sales.
It was once a week, as well as not to much work, and it was easy to follow the lectures and understand the material.
class participation
38. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
If the students are expected to download and print out notes to bring to class, these notes should be posted well in advance (~ 1 week) rather than 24 hours prior to class. Sometimes student schedules are busy, making it difficult to download and print the notes with such short notice.
The journals
The glossary portion of the journals seemed unhelpful and tedious
none
The economics of aquaculture. It's important, sure. But we spent a great deal of time on it and yet and I never felt like I grasped it fully.
None
some test questions i found were crazy strange but others seemed fair
39. What changes would you make in the examinations?
Better written questions.
Give examinations on proposed days in the syllabus, rather than changing or shifting.
Cover more of the topics, instead of many questions focusing on one topic
Clearer wording, I did not like the way the tests were online on laulima and set to a 24 hr period on a tuesday (since I have class all day tuesday) It led me to rush at times and the laulima interface isnt always cooperative.
nothing, exams were great and truly helped us to learn even more from taking the exam.
Make sure the questions make sense.
None
few questions seemed unreasonable
40. What changes would you make in the writing assignments?
Wording perhaps
get rid of the glossary revisions
none
Don't force us to find 5 new glossary terms. Considering how freaking huge the glossary is, that's a little over the top.
They were fair and I wouldn't change them
none they were good
41. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (29%) 2 (50%)
42. Other comments:
Great class, Great teacher, It is rare to get a teacher who has actually worked in there field instead of just sitting in a library reading about there field
good job sir

Spencer Malecha: ANSC460, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 460 - Biol & Cult of Freshwtr Prawn Crn (Section): 85624 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%)
4. I learned to identify main points and central issues 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%)
5. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
6. I enjoyed 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%)
7. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
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%)
8. The instructor inspired me to be critical of ideas and materials.
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. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
most valuable aspects was the hands on learning and doing things on a small scale commercial level.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
11. 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%)
12. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
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%)
13. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of 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%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
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%)
15. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
16. The instructor treated students fairly.
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. The instructor tailors this course to help many kinds of students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
18. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
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%)
19. 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%)
20. The instructor was willing to help.
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. In general, the course was well organized.
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%)
22. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
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. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No survey responses were found.
24. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
No survey responses were found.
25. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
26. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
27. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
No survey responses were found.
28. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
29. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
30. Class projects are related to course goals and objectives.
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 group work contributes significantly to 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%)
32. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning 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%)
33. The laboratory was a valuable part 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%)
34. Laboratory assignments make students think.
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%)
35. The lab equipment was, on most occasions, effectively set up.
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%)
36. The lab sections were a valuable part 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%)
37. A textbook would be a useful addition to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
38. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
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%)
39. I feel that this course challenged me intellectually.
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%)
40. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
41. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
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%)
42. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
No survey responses were found.
43. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
No survey responses were found.
44. What changes would you make in the lectures?
No survey responses were found.
45. How can the laboratory be improved?
No survey responses were found.
46. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)
47. My overall evaluation of this course is...
No survey responses were found.
48. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
No survey responses were found.
49. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC465L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 465L - Aqua Prod Lab Crn (Section): 87438 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
5. I developed creative ability in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
6. 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 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
8. I developed leadership skills in this class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. I enjoyed this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
10. I developed a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
11. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
12. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
13. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
14. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
hands on responsibilities and class discussions
15. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
No survey responses were found.
16. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
applied husbandry performed
17. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
learned knowledge
18. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
19. The instructor seems to enjoy teaching.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
20. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
21. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
22. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
23. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
24. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
25. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
26. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
27. The amount of work required is appropriate for the credit received.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
1.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
28. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
29. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
No survey responses were found.
30. Comment on the instructor's professional attitude and behavior.
approachable pleasant attitude/personality
31. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
No survey responses were found.
32. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the instructor?
very knowledgeable and willing to share
33. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the instructor?
No survey responses were found.
34. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
class should be 4 credits
35. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
knowledgeable, approachable
36. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
37. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
No survey responses were found.
38. The group work contributes significantly to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
39. Laboratory assignments are interesting and stimulating.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
40. Lab assignments require a reasonable amount of time and effort.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
41. The use of laboratory equipment was adequately explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
42. Assistance was available throughout laboratory sessions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
43. The course was well-organized in terms of continuity and presentation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
44. The course has significantly increased my knowledge and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
45. The course is highly recommended if it were taught by this instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
46. The facilities were adequate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
2.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
47. The assigned projects were appropriate to the level of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
48. The instructor required a reasonable amount of work to be done in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
49. The instructor's examples and demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
50. The instructor explained the underlying rationale for techniques or styles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
51. The grading system was clearly explained.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
52. The instructor has a realistic definition of good performance.
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%)
53. The instructor was objective in evaluating student's work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
54. The classroom environment was free of distractions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
55. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
hands on learning
56. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
laboratory facilities are very poor - the University should be ashamed to provide such a poor lab environment and equipment especially based on the tuition and lab fee cost and amounts
57. What changes would you make in the clinical experiences?
No survey responses were found.
58. How can the laboratory be improved?
upgrade on lab conditions and equipment
59. Comment on the physical environment of the classroom (space, noise, lighting, seating, etc.)
lack of appropriate space to conduct experiments
60. What changes would you make in the writing assignments?
No survey responses were found.
61. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
62. My overall evaluation of this course is...
No survey responses were found.
63. State in two or three sentences how this course could be improved.
upgrade or better and improved classroom/lab and equipment
64. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Spencer Malecha: ANSC450, OCN450, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Human Nutritn,Food & Animal Sc
Course: ANSC 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 76523 (001)    
Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Oceanography
Course: OCN 450 - Aquaculture Production Crn (Section): 76811 (001)    
1. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
3. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
4. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (100%)
5. 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 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I deepened my interest in the subject matter of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (67%)
7. I learned a lot in this course.
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. I enjoyed this course.
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. I generally understood the material presented in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (100%) 4 (50%)
11. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
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%) 6 (75%)
12. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I think the most valuable and helpful asset of the course was Dr. Malecha. He really made the class interesting and fun. All the live creatures and demos he brought to class were very helpful, and the online tests were very convinient. Lecture notes were always posted before class, so we had a chance to review them and print them out.
I think the reading material and the literature searching we had to do for the journals was of most value to me. I helped me keep up to date with what is going on in aquaculture and also helped me find sources i didnt know of. The presentations were always available for us before class and they were organized very well.
Literally everything. Very informational class taught by a very knowledgefull professor.
I thought that the parts of the course when the instructor wrote on the board to describe concepts rather than use powerpoints were the most valuable parts of the course because they were more of an explanation than a description
Hands on!!! Live examples
The material given touched upon many aspects and provided in-depth information--crucial to understanding the field. To be able to access the materials on-line was very important. The material became portable and could be stored in other formats for future use. The ability to take exams on-line for extended time periods provided the benefit of not only being able to carefully peruse and determine possible correct answers, but the additional time allocation served to reinforce materials, leading to greater retention of information and concepts. The lessening of pressure to finish an exam in a short period of time lead to greater enjoyment of materials presented for the knowledge gained, rather than simply to pass a test.
I enjoyed the level of detail and depiction the instructor gave for the class.
13. What did you find least valuable and helpful about the course?
Nothing.
The format of the exams was a little difficult and time consuming since we had to go back and forth and save our answers once a while but at the end it was helpful because we were able to discuss with Dr. Malecha in class on a big screen.
Nothing.
I didn't really think that tasting water samples with different salinities was very helpful for my understanding of the material.
Hands on!!! Spencer made class interesting
the exams were frustrating i would rather them be clear then argue over them.
The power points were not helpful if he went too fast.
14. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
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%)
15. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
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%)
16. The instructor's voice was clear and understandable.
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%)
17. The instructor acknowledges all questions insofar as possible.
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%)
18. The instructor is willing to meet and help students outside 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%)
19. The instructor seems well prepared for each 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%)
20. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized 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%)
21. Please list your suggestions for improving the course and/or the instructor's teaching style and methods.
Nothing. Dr. Malecha did a great job.
A field trip! :)
N/A good as is.
I don't think he needs to improve on anything in either the course or the teaching style, except that it was difficult to stay focused on the material for the full 3 hours of the course.
Make the test in class and not online.
22. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Flexible, Helpful, Funny
Engaging, Passionate
Prepared, Attentive and awesome at replying emails.
Knowledgefull, realistic,
funny, helpful, dedicated
Fun, captivating
Powerful, impressive speaker.
Smart and quirky
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this INSTRUCTOR?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
24. My overall evaluation of this instructor is....
Excellent. Its rare that you come across a professor that really cares about their student's performance, and is cool at the same time. He was very accomodating and explained concepts in a manner that made them easy to understand.
Dr. Malecha is a great aquaculture teacher. He was always prepared and his presentations were very very helpful. He always took time to answer my questions outside of class via email and was always available to talk and discuss during our class breaks
Excellent, top three favorite teachers in this school in regards to his contributions to the scientific community as his grasp of the concepts. I would strongly recommend him.
excellent. He really knows the subject matter, and is always interested when someone asks a question about a topic he isn't that familiar with. Plus he's willing to listen to the logic behind your choices on the exam, which makes it easier to not get a bad grade because of overthinking a question.
excellent instructor
This instructor makes a significant contribution to the field with in-depth experience which he readily shares. He knows his material thoroughly and shares the information. He encourages class participation and makes the class interesting.
Decent.
25. The TA appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
0.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
26. The TA is friendly and accessible.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
0.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
27. Assignments are relevant to what is presented in 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%)
28. Assignments are graded 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%)
29. Class assignments provided an effective aid for learning the subject matter.
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%)
30. Reading assignments are relevant to what is presented in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
31. The assigned readings significantly contribute to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
32. The assigned readings were instrumental in the development of my knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
33. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
34. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
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%)
35. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
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%)
36. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 8 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 3 (100%)
37. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
38. The examinations are graded very carefully and fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
39. The exams were a fair test of your knowledge of the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
40. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
41. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked the lectures on repro and the environment. I also liked that Dr. Malecha, as brilliant as he is, was very humble and spoke to us on an even level. I learned a lot in this class.
I liked the live bait (bait to bring us to class). I also liked that the lectures generally focused on only one topic (shrimp one class, or reproduction another) so that things didn't get too jumbled up in my head.
The material and lectures were very informative and broad reaching. The instructor is a good lecturer, is clearly audible, and maintains the interest of the audience. It was a very good exercise to review articles--hands-on application of information gleaned in the course was reflected in the workings of the world.
When the instructor brought in live animals.
42. Which aspects of the course did you like least?
Nothing.
The statistics portions.
Just the length, but the material was very interesting.
The scheduling! I understand that it may be best for the instructor, but it's hard to stay awake learning one subject for 3 hours straight, especially with the lights down low because of the projector.
I do not generally like examinations although I understand the necessity for administering such measurements.
The tests.
43. My overall evaluation of this course is...
Its a great way to get a taste of what aquaculture production is about. I'm so glad that I took this course. Dr. Malecha really made the course what it was though. If anyone else taught it, I doubt it would have been as great.
Two thumbs up. Very interesting course. The concepts to which I remember from this class as very relevant to real-world applications.
very good. I really enjoyed this course, and I have fond memories of fish flipping out of tanks onto the floor in the middle of class. I didn't really know that much about aquaculture, and, though I wasn't really interested in it from the business aspect, I now appreciate how important the business side of things is.
This was an excellent course and I have learned an incredible amount in a short period of time.
Decent.