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Instructor: Christopher Womersley

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ZOOL101, Fall 2009
ZOOL101L, Fall 2009

Christopher Womersley: ZOOL101, Fall 2009

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 101 - Principles of Zoology Crn (Section): 74213 (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  
2.54 61 1.03 Freq(%) 5 (8%) 33 (54%) 11 (18%) 10 (16%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.43 60 0.5 Freq(%) 34 (57%) 26 (43%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.94 62 0.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (6%) 58 (94%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 62 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 15 (24%) 46 (74%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 62 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 8 (13%) 52 (84%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 62 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 6 (10%) 55 (89%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 61 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 8 (13%) 52 (85%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 61 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 11 (18%) 47 (77%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 59 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 1 (2%) 17 (29%) 39 (66%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 62 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (6%) 17 (27%) 41 (66%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 62 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 18 (29%) 42 (68%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 62 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (6%) 19 (31%) 39 (63%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 62 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 11 (18%) 50 (81%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 62 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (11%) 15 (24%) 40 (65%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 61 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 9 (15%) 50 (82%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 60 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (3%) 2 (3%) 14 (23%) 42 (70%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The course was enjoyable yet still very informative. Sometimes taking notes on some of the more complex and uncommon terms was a bit challenging and hard to see from far away, but this did not prove to be a great issue as one could look over the online notes at a later time in order to get the proper spelling.
nothing. he is doing an excellent job in teaching.
He's teaching is absolutely fine. I learned a lot in this class.
use relevant examples to help students' understanding
I don't know. He's funny and he knows his stuff, I guess nothing!
overheads were difficult to read/take notes and study from
Become more familiar with technology.
N/A, I thoroughly enjoyed this course.
A study guide for this class might help in the long run, considering I personally was struggling to memorize everything despite the couple of tidbits that he said was gonna be on the exam.
He was funny as hell. He was able to make something potentially difficult into something more easily understandable. Class was very interesting
the instructir spoke like many of he people in the class alreay had some background in the subject matter.
N/A
Im not sure, is it possible for you to be anymore awesome?
Maybe use powerpoint slides. :P
I LOVE THIS PROFESSOR!
It would be easier to read typed out lecture notes instead of handwritten ones.
to write more clearly letter in handout.
I do not have any suggestions. I enjoyed the instructor and thought he taught the course very effectively
The course is fine as it is.
He doesn't need to.
It is great the way it is.
I think Chris is one of the best lecturing professors I've had. He adds spice to his lectures and uses humor to keep our attention.
N/A. I love this professor. He is one of the best professors I have ever had.
maybe just by going a little bit slower
Have a TA or someone put the information in a powerpoint or some kind of electronic format instead of having to scan hand-written overhead sheets.
Make sure that all the text in the notes can be seen on the overhead but other than that, this course is great!
Nothing, the instructor was awesome.
Keep doing what you do. (:
teach smaller class sizes
Explain some things better.
He can handle out study guides for the tests that would be helpful.
Nope, it's perfect the way it is.
Maybe sing to us!
Nothing. The class seemed to run really great. I loved it. Kind of hard to understand the scientific terms though and that made it difficult to follow.
Be more specific on what we actaully need to know for exams. I feel like half of what was presented in lectures was not necessary knowledge and a waste of my time.
I dont think the instuctor needs to improve the way he teaches. I really enjoy the way he teaches and I learned alot in this class.
Not possible, perfect course, best lecturer to date.
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.51 61 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 7 (11%) 13 (21%) 40 (66%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 61 0.8 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 9 (15%) 18 (30%) 33 (54%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 62 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 19 (31%) 40 (65%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 60 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (12%) 53 (88%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I thought the course was fascinating, and while it covered a great deal of material the instructor was sure to clearly define between the important points and the interesting, more obscure information.
he ability to engage with the students and being able to capture the attention of us. He also informs us about current events that even pertain to the lecture.
The instructor's ability to address all questions asked.
no textbook was needed
His humor and his knowledge of things in general!
Professor Womersley integrated real life applications to the lessons, explaining things like malaria and introducing fun tidbits like lugworms. The class was interesting and almost impossible to fall asleep in.
The lecture was interesting (kept me awake!) and he related the material to our lives to make it easier to remember. I also feel like I'll be able to use what I've learned in this class in the future.
The professor was BRILLIANT! LOVED HIM! Made me want to come to lecture to learn!
His "tangents" were the ones I've seen to remember the most, because they were so interesting!
I really enjoyed how he related everything to us so we could understand it, and didn't just drone on.
this class was very fun and interesting to attend
I most appreciated the prof's extremely entertaining sense of humor, which encouraged me not to miss lectures. Beyond that, his other great asset is his forthrightness in addressing important issues (regarding environment, health, society, etc.), because he does so with more sincerity than most other profs I've encountered. And finally, he always kept the material manageable for non-majors, a consideration I felt most other 100-level science classes seriously lacked.
Everything, I learned a lot.
The fact that lectures weren't boring like most huge lectures are.
He makes the lectures very exciting. I enjoy watching him teach and he makes me comfortable enough to speak when he asks a question. His tests are very fair. I wish more professors were like him.
The instructor is amazing. He made class lectures enjoyable and he's very likable. The only reason I went to class is because the instructor is so cool. I wish more instructors could have his enthusiasm, knowledge, and sense of humor. This instructor made class fun.
LOVE PROF CHRIS!! I learned so much!!!
I really enjoyed taking this class. The instructor was very friendly and very open to helping students. It was really convenient that all the lecture notes were posted online once the semester started.
He often makes us laugh and keep us concentrate on the recture.
I enjoyed how the stories were enjoyable and relevant to the material that was being covered
The lectures aren't boring and make you fall asleep. The professor makes it entertaining while we learn.
The lectures.
The professor was the best one that i had so far. His teaching methods are very robust and he has a great sense of humor. It is a recommended class for any student to take
Going to class and listening to the lectures!
I enjoyed his teaching method. I learned a lot from the lectures. I learned the important points from the exams. I learned the general concepts, enough for a business major, I think.
that the notes were online, you cloud print them out and go to class, since the professor had a lot of pictures and diagrams.
The professor made the class entertaining so learning the material was not such a bore. :)
The online lecture notes and outlines were extremely important in studying for the class.
Best science teacher I've ever had in my education life.
How chris makes zoology relevant to us. It's interesting and I haven't learned this much about a subject in a long time.
Instructor was funny and insightful. He knew the material very well and taught it well.
His connections with his real life experiences and the material we were learning. He always had such fun stories and made the class laugh. I enjoyed going to his class everyday.
He was really funny and put that into his lectures so it was more interesting to pay attention. He mde the class fun.
i was suprisingly interested in the material, the professor presented it in a way that demonstrated why it was actually relevant to the avrage person and he was very intertaining and made the whole class all semester. It was a very enjoyable class.
Lectures were made interesting by the professor.
Funny teacher and relates his life to the material.
I like the lectures in general he was really funny and entertaining.
The teacher.
Going to lecture and sitting in the front row! Professor was fun, funny, and so informative... loved his class and his lessons! I definitely enjoyed sky as well!
The grading curve was awesome. I thought that the lectures were great and interesting too. Made me want to actually go to the class.
Detailed notes which were all available online.
I really like how the professor makes the information relatable to the students. I think that the way he engages us in converstation really helps alot of students get an understanding of the material. He provides all the information in the lectures online and points out important information for the exams. I liked that he doesn't make us take unnessaccary notes, he is very respectful to the students, and he teaches us things that are interesting and gets us to think (his lectures are never boring).
The teacher, superb and energetic, knowledgable and considerate. Very engaging and funny too =D I had pretty poor attendance, but it was the most enjoyable class to show up to regardless of my participation level.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.77 61 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (5%) 8 (13%) 50 (82%)

Christopher Womersley: ZOOL101L, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Zoology
Course: ZOOL 101L - Principles of Zoology Lab Crn (Section): 78066 (001)     78067 (002)     78068 (003)     78069 (004)     76264 (005)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (67%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (100%) 1 (50%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (43%) 2 (50%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 5 (71%) 2 (50%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (50%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (29%) 1 (25%) 1 (20%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 2 (29%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor clearly stated at the beginning of the semester the objectives of the course and requirements.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 3 (60%) 2 (29%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (40%) 1 (14%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
14. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 3 (75%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%) 2 (50%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Some of the labs were kind of hard to relate to what was going on in the lecture
Be a little more organized and explain what the next lab is going to be about the week before so that the students can prepare and know what they need to for the next lab, then do a review right before the lab or a quick quiz to make sure the students know what they have to do.
The instructor taught the class well.
If a certain student has a need, the TA should be paying attention to the problem of the student, not getting distracted by something else not related to the student's problem.
The class was real laid back and I guess she could be more thorough on what she's teaching us but the fact that the atmosphere was so relaxed was the beauty of the class.
by being a little more approachable, also when students would have a yes or no question a full explanation would be given. also there were times i felt like she would talk down to myself or other stduents in the class. she had her favorites.
N/A
Maybe not grading so hard! taking away .25 points from 1 point is a bit ridiculous!
Nothing, this class was really good.
By not being a ridiculously-harsh grader/
Get a little more excited about what we're doing in lab.
18. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 2 (40%)
19. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were adequate and used appropriately.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects 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%) 2 (29%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 0 (0%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Many of the labs were hands on rather than just looking at computers like i have done in other labs.
the field trips to the stream, aquarium, and zoo although it felt very rushed and students were not able to take in all the available information.
Being able to dissect two different animals and the trips to the aquarium and the zoo.
Being able to really interact with animals and the dissections. It was a great course and it really brought out the little kid in me whenever I got to play with animals.
In general the lab was very interesting and covered a wide variety of material. I enjoyed the different dissections and field trips the most.
that it was only once a week
The field trips! :] The labs that we do are really neat too!
I really enjoyed the dissecting of the shark and the pig! I loved the field trips as well!
Teacher was easy to relate to
I don't know.
I liked almost all of our labs, except the pig dissection and the respiration lab.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%)