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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 is fine as it is.
I don't know. He's funny and he knows his stuff, I guess nothing!
Explain some things better.
N/A, I thoroughly enjoyed this course.
I do not have any suggestions. I enjoyed the instructor and thought he taught the course very effectively
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.
He's teaching is absolutely fine. I learned a lot in this class.
Nope, it's perfect the way it is.
teach smaller class sizes
Maybe use powerpoint slides. :P
Nothing, the instructor was awesome.
overheads were difficult to read/take notes and study from
Not possible, perfect course, best lecturer to date.
Make sure that all the text in the notes can be seen on the overhead but other than that, this course is great!
nothing. he is doing an excellent job in teaching.
It would be easier to read typed out lecture notes instead of handwritten ones.
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. 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.
use relevant examples to help students' understanding
N/A
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.
I LOVE THIS PROFESSOR!
Im not sure, is it possible for you to be anymore awesome?
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.
He was funny as hell. He was able to make something potentially difficult into something more easily understandable. Class was very interesting
maybe just by going a little bit slower
It is great the way it is.
He doesn't need to.
Maybe sing to us!
Become more familiar with technology.
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.
N/A. I love this professor. He is one of the best professors I have ever had.
the instructir spoke like many of he people in the class alreay had some background in the subject matter.
He can handle out study guides for the tests that would be helpful.
Keep doing what you do. (:
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.
to write more clearly letter in handout.
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?
The lectures aren't boring and make you fall asleep. The professor makes it entertaining while we learn.
His humor and his knowledge of things in general!
Funny teacher and relates his life to the material.
I enjoyed how the stories were enjoyable and relevant to the material that was being covered
The professor made the class entertaining so learning the material was not such a bore. :)
Lectures were made interesting by the professor.
The instructor's ability to address all questions asked.
The teacher.
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.
The fact that lectures weren't boring like most huge lectures are.
Instructor was funny and insightful. He knew the material very well and taught it well.
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.
How chris makes zoology relevant to us. It's interesting and I haven't learned this much about a subject in a long time.
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.
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.
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 was really funny and put that into his lectures so it was more interesting to pay attention. He mde the class fun.
The grading curve was awesome. I thought that the lectures were great and interesting too. Made me want to actually go to the class.
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.
no textbook was needed
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.
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).
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.
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.
Everything, I learned a lot.
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.
Detailed notes which were all available online.
LOVE PROF CHRIS!! I learned so much!!!
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.
I really enjoyed how he related everything to us so we could understand it, and didn't just drone on.
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 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
The lectures.
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 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 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.
this class was very fun and interesting to attend
I like the lectures in general he was really funny and entertaining.
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.
Going to class and listening to the lectures!
He often makes us laugh and keep us concentrate on the recture.
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  
2.67 6 1.21 Freq(%) 1 (17%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 2 (33%) 2 (40%)
3. 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%) 1 (14%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (14%)
6. The instructor makes good use of examples and illustrations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (14%)
7. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (40%) 1 (14%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
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 (100%) 1 (50%)
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5 (71%) 2 (50%)
10. The instructor broadened my understanding and grasp of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 7 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (50%)
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  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (20%)
12. The instructor was effective in meeting the objectives of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (25%) 2 (40%)
13. The instructor spoke clearly and audibly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (25%) 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 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (29%)
15. The instructor was consistently well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (60%) 1 (14%)
16. The amount of material covered in the course is reasonable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
17. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
The instructor taught the class well.
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 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.
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.
Some of the labs were kind of hard to relate to what was going on in the lecture
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.
Get a little more excited about what we're doing in lab.
By not being a ridiculously-harsh grader/
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  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
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 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 1 (50%)
20. Examinations cover the important aspects of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (43%) 2 (40%)
21. The instructor was fair in grading and criteria of grades.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.86 7 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%)
22. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
Being able to dissect two different animals and the trips to the aquarium and the zoo.
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 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.
Many of the labs were hands on rather than just looking at computers like i have done in other labs.
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 liked almost all of our labs, except the pig dissection and the respiration lab.
I don't know.
23. Global appraisal: Considering everything how would you rate this COURSE?
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Very Poor   Poor   Average   Good   Excellent  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)